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Interview with Dr Josie Gill on the Interdisciplinary Decolonial Approaches to Challenging the Scientific Canon

Here Dr Josie Gill outlines how interdisciplinary approaches can be used to challenge the scientific canon.

Decolonisation in Higher Education involves thinking about what we are learning and why we are learning it. Decolonising the curriculum requires looking at the structure of curricula and disciplines and how they were formed throughout history. These historical processes shape the structure of the disciplines we have come to know and work in today.

Decolonising curricula in different disciplines presents different challenges. In science and medicine decolonisation work can be seen to be located outside of scientists’ focus. Decolonial issues, then, need to be brought from the periphery to the fore of the research processes in science.

Reflecting on her work with Black Health in the Humanities, Dr Josie Gill focuses on how the project is helping to uncover Black individuals’ experiences of health and wellbeing through the use of a range of sources.

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