Seminars and Lectures

Obesity and the Rejection of Body Normativity – Seminar at King’s College London Wednesday 18 May

Obesity and the Rejection of Body Normativity Wednesday 18 May 2011 CMCI Work Room (formerly the Art Exhibition Room, on the ground floor of the South East Block), King’s College London, Strand Campus 17:30-19:00 followed by a wine reception Following our successful launch in 2010, GenderMatters@King’s, a research network of Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

“How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in relation to symptoms?” – Qualitative Health Research Workshop June 23

How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in relation to symptoms? Thursday 23rd June, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen’s Campus, Stockton The Durham Qualitative Health Research Group and ERDU present a half day workshop, comprising keynote speakers, break-out discussion sessions, and a plenary session focusing on ways forward and Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

On the 50th anniversary of Erving Goffman’s Asylums: “What would Goffman have made of today’s PFI asylums?” Seminar 27 April

On the 50th anniversary of Erving Goffman’s Asylums:  “What would Goffman have made of today’s PFI asylums?” A Durham Qualitative Health Research Group Seminar by Dr Ian Spencer Wednesday 27th April, 12—2pm The Pennington Room, Grey College, Durham. A light buffet lunch will be provided at 12pm: please reply to Read more…

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Arts in Health

Arts in Health – A New Prognosis

Mike White writes: In recent years the arts in health field has acquired the expertise to address a wide spectrum of medical, health and social care issues.  It has the resilience and resourcefulness to weather the impending health service reforms in an era of austerity. But it will need to Read more…

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Think Piece

A Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar: Part Three

Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, continues his earlier posts: For me, this idea of a space between ‘anxiety and boredom’ is deeply interesting and to round off my seminar, I wanted to take this a step further and propose, that instead of striving for Read more…

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Think Piece

A Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar: Part One

The first of a series of three posts by Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, based on his February 16 Seminar. Presenting my ideas to colleagues at Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities was always going to be a little daunting, because the work they’re undertaking Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

Rose Barbour Seminar Thursday 24 February

The Durham Qualitative Health Research Group presents: Rose Barbour, Professor in Public Health and Primary Care, University of Dundee “Using focus groups in health research” Thursday 24th February, 12 noon – 2pm, Room F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen’s Campus, Stockton. A light buffet lunch will be provided, so please reply Read more…

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Think Piece

Privatising Values

Stephen Pattison, Professor of Religion, Ethics and Practice at the University of Birmingham, and former Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Medical Humanities, offers the following observations on the current proposed NHS reforms: I’ve just returned from a well known, privately-owned franchised coffee bar that my institution has decided is Read more…

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Centre for Medical Humanities