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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.

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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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The psychology of dance: Problem solving and mood – seminar


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Submitted by Dr Helen Clegg

The next psychology seminar will be on Wednesday 25th February at 3.30pm in F43 with refreshments from 3:15pm.  The speaker will be Dr Peter Lovatt from the University of Hertfordshire. Below is his title, abstract and a brief biography.

Title: The Psychology of Dance: Studies in problem-solving and Mood.
Abstract: In this talk I will introduce several areas of Dance Psychology and describe the work of the Dance Psychology Lab. I will describe our work on the relationship between dance and problem solving and on dance and changes in mood/health. In both of these areas we have carried out lab-based research and extended/applied our work to people with Parkinson’s disease. I will also discuss some of the challenges people experience when they are asked to dance. Not everyone, it seems, feels like they are born to dance. Read the rest of this entry

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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Research seminar: Wind-blown sand in complex terrain

Professor Ian Livingstone is presenting a research seminar on some of his recent work in the Mojave Desert today (Wednesday 4th February) in the Newton building at Avenue Campus.

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Research Seminar: Wind-blown sand in complex terrain

Mojave_desert_map (1)Professor Ian Livingstone, from the School of Science and Technology, will be presenting some of his recent research in the Mojave Desert at a seminar on Wednesday 4th February at 1pm. The seminar will be held in Newton NW205 on Avenue Campus and all are welcome. Read the rest of this entry

Centre for Family Life March seminar: I predict a riot!

Submitted by Ruth Hughes-Rowlands.

A new seminar announcement from The Institute of Health and Wellbeing:

I Predict A Riot! The public health economics of improving parenting
Dr. Joanna Charles, Bangor University
Tuesday 31 March, 10-11:30am
Sulgrave room S014, Park Campus

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Lunchtime seminar: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Quality of Life

Submitted by Ruth Hughes-Rowlands.

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing’s next lunchtime seminar takes place on Wednesday 11 February and is led by Sophie Williams (University of Derby). Read on for full details – please note that the location for this seminar is Cottesbrooke room C326 at Park Campus.

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Lunchtime seminar: Communities for Ageing Populations in Canada and Brazil

Submitted by Ruth Hughes-Rowlands.

The Institute for Heath and Wellbeing are holding a lunchtime seminar on Wednesday 14 January at Sunley Conference Centre. Professor Judith Sixsmith and Maria Mascolli, a visting PhD student from Brazil, are presenting on two community-based research studies on communities for ageing populations in Canada and Brazil.

A sandwich lunch will be provided. Please see the seminar flyer or Eventbrite page for further details and to book a place.

Institute of Health and Wellbeing seminar on physical activity and sedentary time in children

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing presents:

Moderate/Vigorous Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Children using Accelerometery Data

Wednesday 10th December 2014, 1-2pm, Sunley Conference Centre.

In this seminar, Dr. Sally Fenton will present a series of studies conducted as part of the European-wide Promoting Adolescent Physical Activity (PAPA) project. These studies have employed objective assessments of physical activity to examine a) levels of physical activity engagement among children active in the context of organised sport and b) psychosocial factors influencing levels of physical activity engagement and sedentary time in this cohort.

Please visit the Eventbrite page for further information and to book a place.