Dr. Robert Huish Print E-mail


dr robert huishRobert Huish is Assistant Professor of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Huish completed his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University and arrived at Dalhousie in 2010 after completing a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow at l'Université de Montréal. Dr. Huish's work focuses on global health inequities and the role of comprehensive development strategies for vulnerable communities. Dr. Huish has published widely on the ways in which health, sport, and activism contribute to broader comprehensive development goals. Dr. Huish is currently the Primary Investigator on a SSHRC Standard Research Grant that chronicles the role of Sport in Cuba's international outreach programs (co-investigators, Simon Darnell and David Black). His recent work has appeared in Third World Quarterly, Social Science & Medicine, Canadian Foreign Policy and Latin American Perspectives. Dr. Huish is also the author of Where No Doctor Has Gone Before: Cuba's place in the global health landscape (Wilfred Laurier University Press). While Dr. Huish has long focused his research in Cuba, more recent projects have involved work in Southern Africa, South East Asia and India with village health workers. Dr. Huish currently teaches on global health, activism, poverty and human rights, and globalization.

Recent selected publication

  • Huish, Robert (2012). "The Ethical Challenges of Medical Students on International Health Electives." Journal of Global Citizenship & Equity Education. 2(1). 1-19.
  • Huish, Robert (2009). How Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine challenges the Ethics of Physician Migration. Social Science & Medicine. 69(3) 301 – 304.


  • International Development Studies - Dalhousie University


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