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Dr Carlos Moreno-Leguizamon

Dr Carlos Moreno-Leguizamon BA Hons, PGCEHE, MA, PhD

Dr Carlos Moreno-Leguizamon

Dr Carlos Moreno-Leguizamon
BA Hons, PGCEHE, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Health Development

Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling

Faculty of Education & Health

Dr Carlos Moreno-Leguizamon is a Senior Lecturer for Health Development in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich.

Carlos joined the university of Greenwich Natural Resources Institute in 2003, following two separate secondments to Colombia and India as an Evaluation Consultant and Advisor for the United Nations Development Programme.

In 2007, he moved into the Faculty of Health & Education gaining broad experience as senior lecturer on undergraduate to doctoral level programmes, and is currently course coordinator for Cultural Competency in Health & Social Care on the undergraduate programme.

Posts held previously:

  • 2003-07, Senior Research Fellow (with the NRI Research Impact programme), University of Greenwich, Natural Resources Institute
  • 2000-02, Evaluation Advisor, United Nations Development programme, India
  • Senior Lecturer, Health Development, Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
  • Lecturer on the BSc Hons Health & Wellbeing; and BSc Hons Public Health programmes
  • Course coordinator for Cultural Competency in Health & Social Care

His research interest is on health inequalities and services for Black Minority and Ethnic Communities (BME) in the South East of England. His accomplishments include securing three research grants, the consolidation of the Learning Alliance Approach to Health Services, and research on various health matters such as postnatal depression, chronic pain, end of life, palliative care and inter-partner violence.

He also has extensive experience in developing, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, as well as documenting the impact of research projects through the Learning Alliance methodology.

Funded research projects

  • ESRC/FAPESP Cross-cultural Learning Alliance: to reduce the perpetration of intimate partner violence by substance abusers within Brazil (University of Sao Paulo ) and UK (King's College, the Open University and the University of Greenwich), 2014
  • Health Education Sussex Surrey Kent: end of life practices in black minority and ethnic groups in the UK, 2014
  • RAE Competitive Investment Round Research and Enterprise Investment Programme 2013/14: cross-cultural pain narrative in black minority and ethnic groups with a particular focus on interdisciplinary approaches by health professionals, 2012
  • Higher Education Funding Council for England: created a Special Interest Group (SIG) using a Learning Alliance approach to focus on issues of health inequalities among BME Communities, a supported action research project with Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, local authorities and voluntary organisations in Kent within the South East Coastal Communities Project. This project was designed and implemented jointly with the Universities of Greenwich, Kent and Canterbury Christ Church, 2010
  • Research impact assessment of the European Consortium for Agriculture Research in the Tropics (ECART) to the Forum for Environmental and Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) for the Integrated Agricultural Research for Development / Sub-Saharan Challenge Programme in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Nigeria, Niger, Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. 2005-07
  • Department For International Development: documentation of the implementation of a research monitoring and evaluation framework for an interdisciplinary scientific project programme on environmental and technologies on crop protection strategies in Kenya and Tanzania, 2005-06

Moreno-Leguizamon, C., Patterson, J. and Gómez Rivadeneira, A. (2015). Incorporation of social sciences and humanities in the training of health professionals and practitioners in other ways of knowing. Research and Humanities in Medical Education (RHiME).

Moreno-Leguizamon, C., Tovar-Restrepo, M., Irazábal, C. and Locke, C. (2015). Learning alliance methodology: Contributions and challenges for multicultural planning in health service provision: A case study in Kent, UK. Planning Theory & Practice, 16(1).

Moreno-Leguizamon, C. (2014). Wellbeing in Economics, Psychology and Health Sciences: A Contested Category. In: A. Knight, V. LaPlaca, and A. McNaught, eds., Wellbeing Policy and Practice. Lantern Publishing Limited.

Batatunde, T. and Moreno-Leguizamon, C. (2012). Daily and Cultural Issues of Postnatal Depression in African Women Immigrants in South East London: Tips for Health Professionals. Journal of Nursing Research and Practice, Vol. 2012.

Kaye, H., Moreno-Leguizamon, C., (2010). Nutrition Counselling and Education as Strategic Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes in Adult Out-patients Living with HIV: A Literature Review. African Journal of Aids Research 2010, 9(3), pp. 271-283.

Moreno-Leguizamon, C. J. (2012). Ayurveda, Biomedicine, and Indigenous Medicine: Three Medical Discourses, One Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. 

Moreno-Leguizamon, C. and Spigner, C. (2011). Monitoring and Evaluation of Wellbeing Projects. In: A. Knight, and A. McNaught, eds., Understanding Wellbeing: An Introduction for Students and Practitioners of Health and Social Care. Lantern Publishing Limited.

Spigner, C. and Moreno-Leguizamon, C. (2011). Public Health, Wellbeing and Culture: A Critical Perspective. In: A. Knight, and A. McNaught, eds., Understanding Wellbeing: An Introduction for Students and Practitioners of Health and SocialCare. Lantern Publishing Limited.

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Moreno-Leguizamon, C. (2015). Imagination, context and politics in the use of social theories in health research and education at times of a-theoretical risky assumptions.In: Dangerous Currents: Risk and regulation at the interface of medicine and the arts, Medical Humanities Association, Dartington.

Moreno-leguizamon, C. and Spigner, C. (2015). Seguimiento y Evaluacion de Proyectos de Salud y Bien-estar. Monitor Estrategico, Revista, Numero 8, Julio–Diciembre. Colombia: Revista de la Superintendencia Nacional de Salud., pp. 72-80.

Moreno-Leguizamon, C. (2014). Can Medical Systems Understand as Social Institutions contribute to Offer More Compassionate Care. In: The Art of Compassion, Medical Humanities Association, The University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine.

Moreno-Leguizamon, C. (2013). The Program in Narrative Medicine, Columbia University, NY, Launch of the International Network for Narrative Medicine, 19-21 June, Centre for the Humanities and Health, King's College, London.

Moreno-Leguizamon, C. (2013). Narrative Medicine Workshop. Columbia University, Medical Center.

Moreno-Leguizamon, C. (2013). Sustainable Medicine: the Rebirth of Wisdom and Compassion in Healthcare. The Scientific and Medical Network, November.

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