Isaac Weldon, BA, MSc, PhD(c)
Isaac Weldon is a PhD candidate in political science at York University. Before coming to York, Isaac completed a master of science in international health policy (with distinction) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds a bachelor of arts in history, political studies, and economics from the University of Manitoba. In his spare time, Isaac enjoys travelling, spending time in the Canadian wilderness, and playing his guitar.
Isaac’s research focuses on using political and social science methods to reveal strategies for improving how the world responds to global health challenges. His doctoral research investigates how a planetary approach can unlock new ideas and practices for the global response to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). As a research fellow with the Global Strategy Lab and the Dahdaleh Institute, Isaac applies interdisciplinary (e.g., international relations, political economy, economics, history, law, and global governance) approaches to improve AMR governance, especially through comparative research on other complex global challenges. He also regularly contributes to projects in the Global Legal Epidemiology stream (on the effects of border closures and the FCTC in Europe) and the Healthy Institutions stream (investigating public health policy paradigms and the politics of evidence use) at the Global Strategy Lab.
Isaac also enjoys researching the politics of evidence use in Canadian nutrition policy-making, where his research (in press with Nutrition Reviews) focuses on striking an appropriate balance between technical concerns for good evidence use (using evidence appropriately to achieve desired outcomes) and political concerns for good governance (ensuring that those desired outcomes are determined and operate fairly).
|Global Health & Humanitarianism, Global Health Foresighting|
|Critical Problem-Solving, Governance|
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