Category Archives: School of Health

Transfer Seminar invitation: 3rd June

RedCrossNurseJacquie Ridge, PhD student in the School of Health, is presenting her Transfer Seminar on Wednesday, 3rd June at 9:30am – 11:30am. The seminar is entitled “Saving lives and saving money: investigating the professional identity of adult nursing” and will be held in Room 202, Kelmarsh, Park Campus. All welcome.

Seminar overview: Professional identity in adult nursing is a complex concept lacking clear definition. A struggle for recognition is occurring concurrently with dramatic changes within healthcare, its education, workforce and provision. By investigating construction and sustainability of professional identity in adult nursing with those currently undertaking their nurse education, this study offers an opportunity to discover an authentic way of knowing this evolving profession to inform its future development. Read the rest of this entry

Research Internship – Sharing Stories Programme Evaluation

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing is pleased to offer an internship for a suitably skilled student or recent graduate.

Sharing Stories Programme Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Alison Ward

The Sharing Stories Programme is delivered by storyteller Miranda Quinney at Peace Hospice Care in Watford. Through a series of workshops, Miranda works with people in palliative care to tell their life stories, which are then recorded as a legacy to leave their families. During her work Miranda has noticed significant benefit to the participants of the workshops and their families. This evaluation will begin the process of evidencing the impact on participants, which will be used to inform the roll out of storytelling across other Hospices. Read the rest of this entry

Lunchtime seminar: The Importance of Creating Prosocial Places

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing have announced their lunchtime seminar for May:

The Importance of Creating Prosocial Places

Professor Rhiannon Corcoran and Graham Marshall

Wednesday 13 May, 1-2:30pm, Sulgrave S014

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University of Northampton PhD student oversees Moulton project on carnivorous plants

To find out what Julia Lock has been doing, follow this link!



Transfer seminar – An insight into the Lifeworlds of people with early-stage dementia

You are invited to Diana Schack Thoft’s seminar on Friday 24th April 2015 at 10-11am in Kelmarsh, Room 202, Park Campus. View this poster for more details TransferViva_DianaSchack Toft.

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Institute of Health and Wellbeing April research seminar

Submitted by Ruth Hughes-Rowlands

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing’s April research seminar is University College of Northern Jutlands’ Department of Nursing Research Strategy and Initiatives, presented by Jonna Froelich (University College of Northern Denmark).

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Masters in Clinical Research

Submitted by Sarah Neill

The School of  Health are now recruiting to the next intake of their Masters in Clinical Research programme. This course is an exciting opportunity for nurses and allied health care professionals in clinical practice to develop their career as a clinical academic. It forms the masters step on the clinical academic pathway and as its focus is on clinically based research it is applicable to a wide range of clinical specialisms.

The next intake for this part time programme is in October 2015. Closing date for applications is Friday 29th May 2015 and interviews will be held on 16th, 17th and 18th June 2015. If you would like to explore this opportunity further please contact the course leader Associate Professor Sarah Neill by email on or on 01604 892871.

Violence: Children, family and society conference 2015

Submitted by Associate Professor Jane Callaghan

First call for papers (first call closes 31st March)

Domestic violence conference wordleWe invite submissions for a 3 day conference exploring violence, to be held at the University of Northampton, 24-26 June 2015.

Violence is part of the daily lived experience of many people round the world. As a tool of domination and control, it impacts negatively on people’s health, mental health, interpersonal relationships, harms communities and produces a range of sociopolitical effects. This three day conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary and multi-professional context to consider the experience and impact of violence on children, families, individuals and society. We will also consider interventions and responses to violence at individual, interpersonal, community, political and social levels.

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Grounded Theory Forum meetings coming up!

Grounded theory forumSubmitted by Dr Sarah Neill, School of Health

The University of Northampton’s Grounded Theory Forum has set some dates for forthcoming meetings. Please put these dates in your diary and contact Sarah Neill if you would like to attend. They are:

Tuesday 17th March 2015 from 1-3pm in Cottesbrooke room C212, Park campus.
Fiona Barchard leads a discussion on ‘Constructivist and constructionist approaches to grounded theory’. Fiona is a Prof Doc student using GT in her thesis module.

Thursday 18th June 2015 from 1-3pm in Cottesbrooke room C212.
Topic and speaker to be agreed

The University wide Grounded Theory Forum was started by Sarah with colleagues from Education and Social Sciences. The forum discusses GT approaches, challenges and developments and would interest those teaching grounded theory, researchers using grounded theory, including post docs and doctoral students.


Lunchtime seminar: Achilles tendinopathy

Submitted by Ruth Hughes-Rowland.

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing‘s lunchtime seminar for March is Achilles tendinopathy – A Biomechanical Approach to Management, presented by Seth O’Neill (University of Leicester).

Please note that this seminar will take place in Sulgrave S138.

Read on for more information, or visit the Eventbrite page.

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