PhD Studentships

PhD Studentship – Community health and wellbeing in contemporary British fiction and culture – University of Leeds

A fully funded PhD studentship, to start in February, as part of an AHRC-ESRC funded project under the Connected Communities research programme has just been announced. Full details are available here. The student will work on a topic entitled ‘Community health and wellbeing in contemporary British fiction and culture’, and Read more…

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Arts in Health

Beyond evidence: theorising arts and health (ESRC Seminar, Glasgow University, 24 April 2014)

Beyond evidence:  theorising arts and health ESRC Seminar 24 April 2014 Glasgow University In a deliberately provocative intervention to the emerging health-and-arts field, this day seminar engages social theoretical resources in order to help elaborate how researchers and practitioners might experiment epistemologically in ways that encourage a movement ‘beyond scientism’ Read more…

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Call for Papers

Collect, Exchange, Display: Artistic Practice and the Medical Museum (CFP, Conference, London, 6 June 2014)

CFP: Collect, Exchange, Display: Artistic Practice and the Medical Museum (London, 6 June 2014) For hundreds of years, medical collections have been sites of medical and artistic exchange. Not only were many of their contents created by artists and physicians, but the collections were also often compiled by doctors, who Read more…

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Think Piece

Whistle While You Work (For Nothing): Positive Affect as Coercive Strategy – The Case of Workfare

In this post, Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn look at the role of  psychological coercion, notably through the imposition of positive affect,  in UK Government workfare programmes. There has been little or no debate about the recruitment of psychology/psychologists into monitoring,  modifying and/or punishing  people who claim social security benefits. This Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

Ted Schrecker ‘A tale of two controversies: Standards of proof in health policy’ (Seminar, Durham University, 29 Jan 2014)

A tale of two controversies: Standards of proof in health policy Professor Ted Schrecker 29th January 2014, 4-5pm Pennington Room, Grey College This Durham CELLS seminar will be given by Ted Schrecker who is Professor of Global Health Policy, Durham University. Professor Schrecker is also an adjunct professor of Epidemiology and Read more…

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Centre for Medical Humanities