‘Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences’ reviewed by Dr Svetlana Sholokhova

Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences by Felicity Callard & Des Fitzgerald (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) Where to begin when you decide to pursue an interdisciplinary research project? How do you put together an interdisciplinary working group? What kinds of difficulties should you expect to encounter? Where does the desire to engage in interdisciplinary work come Read the full article…

MQ: Transforming Mental Health Fellows Award (CfA, 5th May 2016)

MQ: Transforming Mental Health have recently launched a funding call providing a total of over £1 million to researchers exploring new and better ways to understand, treat and prevent mental illness. The MQ: Transforming Mental Health Fellows Award is looking for the best and brightest early-career scientists and clinicians from all corners of the globe and across all scientific disciplines Read the full article…

1 x VITAL postdoctoral research fellow in social studies of medicine (CfA, University of Copenhagen, 4 April 2016)

“Associating dementia” This is an exciting opportunity to join a new research team that will carry out collaborative ethnographic research on the making of quality of life; based in one of Europe’s most vibrant Anthropology departments at the University of Copenhagen and living in one of the world’s best cities. The research project “The Vitality Read the full article…

Research Fellow: care pathways for children with neurodisability and feeding difficulties (CfA, City University London, 21 September 2015)

Evidence reviews have recommended structured support in care pathways for children with neurodisability and feeding difficulties (where a gastrostomy feeding tube is indicated) and their families. This two-year post offers an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on an NIHR HS&DR funded project identifying best practice models of psychosocial support  through a Read the full article…

Durham CMH New Generations in Medical humanities member announced as BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker 2015.

After two months of strictly embargoed silence, I am delighted to able to say that I have been announced as a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker for 2015. This means that over the next year and beyond, I, and nine other scholars from universities and institutions around the UK, will have chance to make programmes for Read the full article…

‘The Life of Breath’ and what it means to breath

The recently published ‘2014 Annual Review of the Wellcome Trust’ highlights the ‘The Life of Breath’, a recent Medical Humanities Joint Investigator Award. Joint Investigators Professor Jane McNaughton at Durham University and Professor Havi Carel at the University of Bristol were awarded funds made available by the Wellcome’s expanded remit within the health-related humanities and social science. As outlined on page Read the full article…

“Towards Neuro-Social Science: The Politics and Pragmatics of Collaboration” (Symposium, 11 December 2014, London)

“Towards Neuro-Social Science: The Politics and Pragmatics of Collaboration”: Neuroscience & Society Network Symposium When: Thursday December 11th, 9 1m-5 pm Where: Room 1.71, Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus, King’s College London The more we experiment on and with the human brain and nervous system, the more we realize that our neurobiological inheritances are bound up with cultural, Read the full article…

The Challenges of Mental Health for Social Science and Policy (Workshop, King’s College London, 19th June 2014)

The Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College London in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry and the Social Care Research Workforce Unit invite you to a workshop on The Challenges of Mental Health for Social Science and Policy Date: 19th June 2014  |  Time: 9:00 – 18:00  |  Location: King’s College London, Waterloo Campus, Franklin-Wilkins Building, First Floor, Room Read the full article…

Critical Medical Humanities Symposium – Review by Avishek Parui

The first international Critical Medical Humanities Symposium was held on November 4 and 5 at Durham University. In the second of two reviews, Avishek Parui, recent PhD graduate in English Studies, writes: The Critical Medical Humanities Symposium at Durham University on 4-5 November 2013 brought together a wide range of researchers and research interests. Opening Read the full article…

Critical Medical Humanities Symposium – Review by Abi Mcniven

The first international Critical Medical Humanities Symposium was held on November 4 and 5 at Durham University. In the first of two reviews, Abigail Mcniven, PhD candidate in Geography, writes: Introducing the ‘Critical Medical Humanities Symposium’, Angela Woods presented attendees with a provocation: to think beyond the primal diagnosis scene underpinning the ‘re-humanising medicine’ mantra Read the full article…