Body, Corporeality and Identity (Programme Announced and Registrations Now Open,Durham, May 2012)

Body, Corporeality and Identity A One-day Postgraduate, Multidisciplinary Workshop With Keynote Speaker PROF. CHRIS SHILLING (Kent University) Durham University Saturday 19th May 2012, 9.30 – 4.00pm At Durham University, workshops have explored human sensory experience and engagement with the material world, audiences and corporeal displays and what it is to Read more…

Measures of Subjective Well-being for Public Policy (Conference, Leeds, 13-15 July 2012)

“Measures of Subjective Well-being for Public Policy” is an interdisciplinary international conference taking place at the University of Leeds, 13-15 July, 2012.  Keynote speakers for the conference include Richard Layard, Peter Railton, Valerie Tiberius and Dan Haybron. The conference aims to bring together philosophers and non-philosophers – from psychologists and Read more…

Body, Corporeality and Identity: A One-day Postgraduate, Multidisciplinary Workshop (CFP, Durham University, 19 May 2012)

CALL FOR PAPERS : ‘Body, Corporeality and Identity’ A One-day Postgraduate, Multidisciplinary Workshop With Keynote Speaker PROF. CHRIS SHILLING (Kent University) Durham University, Saturday 19th May 2012, 9.30 – 4.00pm At Durham University, workshops have explored human sensory experience and engagement with the material world, audiences and corporeal displays and Read more…

North East Medical Sociology Group Inaugural Event (Durham University, 8 March 2012)

North East Medical Sociology Group Inaugural Event Thursday 8th March, 2012 (12:30pm‐ 5:00pm) Trevelyan College, University of Durham What does research tell us about the way middle‐aged drinkers differ from their binge drinking younger counterparts? Why do government agencies compartmentalise ‘health behaviours’ in ways that emphasise individual agency and rationality Read more…

Reconstructing power dynamics in health research: It’s research Jim, but not as we know it – Prof Alan Roulstone (QHR Seminar, 25 Jan 2012, Durham University)

Durham University’s Qualitative Health Research Group presents: Reconstructing power dynamics in health research: It’s research Jim, but not as we know it. Professor Alan Roulstone Wednesday 25th January, 12-2, Trevelyan College, Durham Health and disability research is increasingly questioning the positivist and objective claims of some large-scale and ‘authorised’ medical Read more…

How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in relation to symptoms?” Report on a Symposium

CMH Affiliate and coordinator of the Durham Qualitative Health Research Group Sally Brown writes: On Thursday afternoon, the first half-day workshop organised by the Qualitative Health Research Group and the Evaluation, Research and Development Unit took place, on the topic  “How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in Read more…

New Patient-Centric Perspectives in Medical Research – Conference in Rome October 2011

New Patient-Centric Perspectives in Medical Research: Ethical and Governance Challenges International Conference in Rome 28-29 October 2011 Over the past few years, there has been considerable debate over the regulations and guidelines required for the governance of genomic projects and biobanks. Consent from research participants is mandatory and it is Read more…