Understanding the relationships between Alcohol, other drugs and Sight Loss (Durham University, 11th March 2015)

Dr Hannah Morgan is Lecturer in Disability Studies in the Department of Sociology and a member of the Centre for Disability Research (CeDR) at Lancaster University. This seminar will explore some of the preliminary findings of a project which is investigating the relationship between substance abuse and sight loss. Hannah’s research interests are the impact Read the full article…

Durham Anthropology of Health Research Group Seminars (Ephiphany 2015)

DURHAM ANTHROPOLOGY OF HEALTH RESEARCH GROUP: EPIPHANY 2015   Jan 21 (3pm): Miran Epstein (Queen Mary University of London), ‘Toward a historical-materialist theory of ideology: the case of our medical ethics’ (Departmental seminar)   Jan 28 (2pm): David Weinkove (Durham) ‘Host:microbe interactions that influence ageing and obesity’ Feb 4 (12 noon): Hannah Brown (Durham), ‘Report Read the full article…

Three Qualitative Research Posts (Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford)

The Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is advertising three posts for qualitative researchers at the University of Oxford. Qualitative Researcher in Ethnography The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences is seeking a qualitative researcher (ethnography) with a PhD in social science and experience of ethnographic research. This is Read the full article…

Men, masculinity and infertility – Alan Dolan (Seminar, Durham Queen’s Campus, 10 Dec 2014)

Men, masculinity and infertility: towards a theoretical understanding of men’s experiences of infertility and its treatment Dr Alan Dolan (University of Warwick) Qualitative Health Research Group Seminar Wednesday 10th December, 12-2 Ebsworth Building, D013, Queen’s Campus, Durham University Please reply to Jackie Pankhurst to confirm your attendance. In In the UK, it is estimated that Read the full article…

Review of Visualising Illness at Birkbeck, November 14th -15th 2014, by Jac Saorsa

What is distinctive about the visual image as a means of communicating the experience of illness? As an artist working within the field of Medical Humanities this is a question that is very close to my creative heart so naturally I was very pleased to be invited to present at the Visualising Illness event, which Read the full article…

Qualitative Research Methods courses at University of Oxford 2014/15

The Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford is offering the following programme of qualitative research methods courses 2014/15. Courses are very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment. For further details about each course or to make a booking, please visit our web site. INTRODUCTION TO Read the full article…

Funded Opportunity for ECRs to Attend Qualitative Health Research Workshop at the University of São Paulo (Feb 2014

British Council/FAPESP Researcher Links Workshop 9-13 February 2015, University of São Paulo, Brazil This is a unique, funded opportunity for health care researchers from the UK and Brazil to meet and work together. Over four days at the School of Nursing, University of São Paulo, Brazil, a selected group of early career researchers will learn Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (final post 2014): Dr Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

So, in a few days I will be taking my leave of Galveston once again. Of course I am sad to leave the island although I am looking forward to going home and excited about everything I have achieved during my ‘oh too short’ time here. I gave a colloquium and a drawing workshop and, Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (weeks 3-4): Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Just one more week to go here in Galveston. I have been dividing my time between drawing the anatomy lab and studying in the Library here at the University of Texas Medical Branch. In the latter, while reading up on the historical context of everything that the Drawing Women’s Cancer project is, I came across Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (week 2) : Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

SEAWEED! The news here calls it a “relentless three-day onslaught of seaweed that piled up on beaches at a rate not seen in years, leaving mounds of Sargassum several feet high in places”. The Galveston Park Board executive director said  “This is probably the worst case of seaweed we’ve seen in at least the last Read the full article…