On Wednesday 21st March the School of Medicine and Health held its annual Postgraduate Research Conference. As well as being a celebration of the achievements of postgraduate students, the event was also a strong reminder of the heterogeneity of topics studied and of methods used by research teams within the School. It was fabulous to see three postgrads from the Centre for Medical Humanities make a dynamic and very valued contribution to the research day – Jan Pedersen, who gave the first formal presentation of his philosophical study of wonder and human flourishing; Frances Thirlway, who reported on her anthropological fieldwork; and Anni Raw, who presented on the final stages of PhD study of community arts in health. Congratulations to all of you!

Jan Pedersen with his poster “A Philosophical Inquiry Into the Role of Wonder in Human Flourishing”

Jan Pedersen discusses wonder with Greg Rubin, Professor of General Practice and Primary Care, and Professor Pali Hungin, Dean of Medicine and Head of School of Medicine and Health

Frances Thirlway discusses “The Presence of Absence in a Former Mining Village in the North East of England”

Anni Raw presents “Agents of Change: Characterising and Theorising Community Arts & Health Practice”

Anni Raw explains an arts and health trajectory: from Teesside via Yorkshire to Mexico City


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Annual Association for Medical Humanities Conference, University of Aberdeen 8th – 10th July 2013 – Review | Centre for Medical Humanities Blog · July 17, 2013 at 4:22 pm

[…] resonates with some of my work and I have been meeting with two of the panelists, Martyn Evans and Jan Pedersen, in recent months to discuss the topic. They were joined by Catherine Racine. All three accepted […]

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