The Centre for Medical Humanities Postgraduate and Early Career Network exists for sharing ideas and promoting interdisciplinary connections between postgraduate researchers affiliated with the Durham Centre for Medical Humanities and the Wolfson Research Institute’s Belief, Understanding and Wellbeing strand. Research being undertaken by members of the group seeks to analyse our expectations of medicine, and the relationship between medicine and our broader ideas of health, well-being and flourishing. The Network offers an opportunity for postgraduates and early career researchers to meet each other in a supportive environment, to share expertise and develop skills in interdisciplinary research, and to discuss their work with affiliated academics at Durham University. Regular workshops and reading groups are held throughout the academic year. Previous themes include
- Understanding Human Flourishing
- Multiple Methods and Unusual Experiences
- Happily Ever After? Medical Humanities and the Happiness Agenda
- Spirituality, Religion and the Medical Humanities
- Prosthetics and the Prosthetic Metaphor
Our meetings are open to all postgraduate students and early career researchers.
If you are interested in joining the CMH Postgraduate and Early Career Network, or for more information, please email convenor Fraser Riddell.
For upcoming events, please visit this page for new posts.
- To link together early career researchers through social events, networking opportunities and workshops
- To provide podcasts and newsletters to help early career researchers learn more about the field
- To run training events to enable early career researchers to lead their own research projects
If you are a graduate student, early career researcher (within 8 years of receiving your PhD) or a professional working in research or evaluation, you can join for free by providing your details here. For further information, and for the contact details of regional representatives, please see our website.