Category Archives: School of Health

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

Catching the Living Naming the Dead: DNA in Forensic Science – Thursday 26th November 2015

Mark JoblingYou are invited to a guest lecture delivered by Professor Mark Jobling on Thursday 26 November at 5.15pm in Sunley Conference Centre. Professor Mark Jobling, Professor of Genetics in the University of Leicester’s Department of Genetics is passionate about communicating science to the public and has recently spoken out against the business of genetic ancestry. Mark has spent his career working in the area of human evolutionary biology where he focuses on the genetics of the sex chromosomes. This has led him to explore diverse topics such as the genetic legacy of Genghis Khan, whether we can confidently predict surnames from Y-DNA forensic profiles (focusing on Viking migrations), the impact of Diasporas on the making of Britain and the possible role of Y chromosome gene variants that increase risk for coronary artery disease. Read the rest of this entry

Conference call for papers: The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces

Institute of Health and Wellbeing logoThe University of Northampton’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing are holding a conference The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces, on 9th-10th September 2015 at Sunley Conference Centre.

The conference marks 15 years since the publication of Matthews et al.’s (2000) ‘Growing up in the countryside: children and the rural idyll’. This anniversary represents a timely moment for reflection on the state of research into children, young people and families in, and in relation to, ‘rural’ and ‘natural’ spaces.

Papers are invited, which focus on children, young people and families, in relation to the following topics.  Read the rest of this entry

Santander Staff Research Award

SantanderSantander funding is available for staff that require support for a research project. The project should be aligned to the University or School’s objectives, and have an international theme or connection with one or more of the countries below. The project should also be in collaboration with a current or potential Partner University.

Santander network countries currently include Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, USA, UAE and Uruguay.

There are 5 awards of £1,000 available.

Applications using this form should be submitted by 30 June 2015 to corinna.coleman@northampton.ac.uk

Further information can be obtained from
Corinna Coleman
Scholarships Administrator
Direct Line: 01604 893009
Email: corinna.coleman@northampton.ac.uk

New trial: SAGE Video

SAGE_videoSAGE Video comprises video collections in the social sciences and covers the subject areas of education; media, communication and cultural studies; and counseling and psychotherapy.  Content includes tutorials, interviews and practical advice.

The website is currently in test mode and the full site will be launching soon. Approximately 50% of the videos are currently live on the site, and SAGE aim to have all the content in the collections by July 2015. In the meantime, you can view a complete list of titles here.  There is also a ‘Help Page’ for guidance on using the SAGE Video platform features.

The trial to SAGE video is available on campus only.

Hannah Rose, Academic Librarian for Education, has arranged this trial and would appreciate your thoughts and feedback.

‘Opps for Apps’ Symposium (17 June 2015) will welcome mobile technology innovators Touchpress

Dr Sonya Andermahr and Dr David Simmons will be hosting the ‘Opps for Apps’ symposium on Wednesday 17 June 2015.  Sponsored by the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, this event will be a great opportunity to discuss the use of digital technologies such as apps in educational environments.  We are also very lucky to have two representatives of app design company Touchpress, Selam Zuru and Louise Rice addressing the symposium.

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