Category Archives: School of Health

Visual Innovation: A Methods Workshop #Visual16

Posted on behalf of Prof. Helen Lomax

Visual Innovation: A Methods Workshop #Visual16 – Tuesday 22 November 2016

BSA Postgraduate Forum & Visual Methods Study Group

Being innovative and original is a fundamental part of what we strive for and do as postgraduate students.  We all seek to create new knowledge- be that through method or design.   This event is for us to share, try out and discuss imaginative ideas and practices with each other in a productive, interactive workshop. This event is co-hosted by the BSA Postgraduate Forum and the BSA Visual Methods Study group and offers a practical and exciting opportunity to see the generation, communication and dissemination of participatory and visual methods. Read the rest of this entry

Human Endeavour in Antarctica and Space: Inspiring stories from the end of the Earth and beyond.

Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ATV_(14237602675).jpg and NASA On the 10th June 2016, the University of Northampton will host the conference ‘Human Endeavour in Antarctica and Space‘. Using Antarctica and Space as the context, the accomplished conference speakers will discuss a variety of topics connected to science, exploration and endeavour, photography and entrepreneurship.

Antarctica has often been used as a context to study humans in isolation and served as an analogue environment for human spaceflight. Bringing speakers together who have been involved in both Antarctic and Space related endeavours offers a unique experience and one which we hope will go some way to inspire others in their own work and life. Read the rest of this entry

Summer School on ‘Doing and Communicating Qualitative Research’; Kingston University London; 4-8 July 2016

This event may be of interest to qualitative researchers:

Keynote by Les Back and workshops by our very own Jane Murray and Helen Lomax:

  • Keynote Address: Professor Les Back, Goldsmiths University of London ‘A qualitative research renaissance: New directions and opportunities’
  • ‘Researching with Children’ Facilitators: Dr Jess Prior, Kingston University, and Dr Jane Murray, University of Northampton
  • ‘Analysing, Generating & Disseminating Visual Data’ Facilitators: Professor Helen Lomax, University of Northampton, and Professor Janet Fink, University of Huddersfield.

Further and the Programme can be downloaded.

May Lunchtime Seminar: Disclosing, withholding and managing emotions in research encounters with ‘hard to reach’ couples

11 May 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Holdenby H39, Park Campus, The University of Northampton

Professor Janet Fink, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield

This presentation explores experiences of researching the relationships of ‘hard to reach’ couples; research originating in the ESRC-funded study, Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st Century and involving 50 couples between the ages of 18 and 65. Read the rest of this entry

Lunchtime seminar: Mental Health Training for Primary Health Practitioners

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing are holing a lunchtime seminar on Wednesday 10 February in Cottesbrooke room C328. The seminar is presented by Dr. Sheila Hardy and titled Mental Health Training for Primary Health Practitioners. Read on for full details.

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January IoHW lunchtime seminar

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing‘s January lunchtime seminar is titled What the psychology of extreme environments can tell us about the psychology of everyday life and is presented by Dr Emma Barrett. Read on for full details.

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Discipline-related research skills from the School of Health: open to all

research croppedThe School of Health have recently launched their discipline-related development programme, which includes a range of workshops and seminars on a variety of themes, open to all PGRs at the University of Northampton. This development programme has been designed to support researchers – and those supporting research – in subjects which relate, broadly, to Health and Social Care. The sessions detailed are available to research students (PhD and Professional Doctorate) within the School of Health and from across the University. Staff from the School and further afield are also welcome. Workshops coming up include public involvement, academic writing and research impact. Read the rest of this entry

December IoHW lunchtime seminar

Submitted by Ruth Hughes-Rowlands.

Two examples of involving people with experience of mental illness in research is the December lunchtime seminar from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing – read on for details.

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Next Grounded Theory Forum – 11th November 2015

Submitted by Sarah Neill

The Grounded Theory Forum will meet next Wednesday in  the 11th November from 1-3pm, in Y105, Park Campus. Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson has kindly offered to lead a discussion on Teaching Grounded Theory.

For more information and to register please email Sarah Neill.

Workshop on public involvement in health and social care

Submitted by Dr Michelle Pyer

A workshop on effective public involvement, organised by the School of Health, is to be opened out to all research students and early career researchers.  The session is running on Wednesday December 2nd from 2-4 in PY101 and aims to provide an introduction to the principles, concepts and methods for effective public involvement (PI), participation and engagement. The workshop is to be facilitated by Paula Wray, Public Involvement Programme Lead for the National Institute of Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands (NIHR CLAHRC EM).  Read the rest of this entry