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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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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

Using TUNDRA2 for research data: a researcher’s perspective

The University’s research data policy and guidelines place responsibility for good research data management on both the Principal Investigator and the University.

The University is obliged to “provide means and services enabling registration, deposit, storage, retention of and access to digital research data” and to “hold data securely with appropriate access controls”.  Its solution for both of these requirements is TUNDRA2.

The UNARS project team have been using TUNDRA2 for their research data and I asked Research Assistant Jo Alexander about the team’s experiences:

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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

Lunchtime seminar: A Review of the Effectiveness of Balance and Instability Resistance Training

Submitted by Ruth Hughes-Rowlands.

Lunchtime seminar news from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing:

A Review of the Effectiveness of Balance and Instability Resistance Training

Wednesday 1st July 2015, 1-2pm
Cottesbrooke room C119
Park Campus
http://lsjul15.eventbrite.co.uk

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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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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.

Register at http://transferseminardst.eventbrite.co.uk  

 

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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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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