“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…

ESRC seminar series: Fat Studies and HAES: Bigness Beyond Obesity Seminar 4: Researching Fat Studies and HAES: working with/as fat bodies

ESRC seminar series: Fat Studies and HAES: Bigness Beyond Obesity Seminar 4: Researching Fat Studies and HAES: working with/as fat bodies 5th-6th May 2011, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (Elwin Room) To register to attend the seminar please follow this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KKWV6R3 This seminar will address the ethical and Read more…

Between Sedgwick and Szasz: Schizophrenia as ‘Illness’ and ‘Myth’ – Seminar Monday 18 April 7pm

Mark Creswell, School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University Between Sedgwick and Szasz: Schizophrenia as ‘Illness’ and ‘Myth’ Seminar 3 in the Newcastle Philosophical Society’s series “Schizophrenia –100 Years On” Monday 18th April 2011, 7pm, The Cedar Room (Upstairs at the Dog and Parrot, 52 Clayton Street West, Newcastle, NE1 Read more…

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…