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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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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.


Masters in Clinical Research poster conference

Submitted by Sarah Neill, School of Health

On Friday 16th January 2015 from 10am-2pm, in the Dialogue Cafe, Rockingham Library, Park Campus, the first cohort of students undertaking the Masters in Clinical Research will be presenting the results of their clinical audits in poster form.  So if you are interested in clinical audit and/or the Masters in Clinical Research it’s an event not to missed! Do come along to support our students.

Next Grounded Theory Forum – 10th December 2014

Submitted by Sarah Neill

The Grounded Theory Forum will meet next Wednesday, the 10th December from 1-3pm, in SE204, Senate Building, Park Campus. The planned topic is coding in constructivist grounded theory.

For more information and to register please email Sarah Neill.

Call for Research Participants – Six-Week Seated Exercise Programme

Flower only_RGBCall for Research Participants – Six-Week Seated Exercise Programme

Dr Tony Kay,  Associate Professor in Biomechanics, is looking for volunteers over the age of 55, relatively inactive but still healthy, for a study that will examine the effects of a six-week seated exercise programme which aims to reverse the functional decline associated with aging (e.g. lower limb strength, flexibility, stiffness).
The first test will take about 20 mins (the tests are all seated so no running around needed) and will be conducted in the lab in the sports hall complex at Park Campus.  You would then return twice a week for 6 weeks to perform a some seated exercises (each session only takes 10 mins), before being retested at the end.

If you would like further information on the specifics of the study and are willing to take part then please contact Tony Kay directly.

Next Grounded Theory Forum – 8th October 2014

Winter_im_OberdorfSubmitted by Sarah Neill

The next Grounded Theory Forum will be held on Wednesday 8th October from 1-3pm, in C226 Cottesbrooke, Park Campus.

Two interesting articles that have used Grounded Theory in advertising research will be discussed. One is looking at offensive advertising and the other is advertising to children.

For more information and to register please email Sarah Neill.

Child Language Brokering in School Project and its Implications for Healthcare Settings

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing present:

Child Language Brokering in School Project and its Implications for Healthcare Settings

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

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School of Health Research Seminar: Salmonella and salmonellosis

All are welcome to this seminar on 12th May. See the flyer at: Health – Research Seminar

Postgraduate Conference on ‘The Sociology of Technologically Mediated Reproduction’

Postgraduate students from the Reproduction Research Group at De Montfort University are hosting a Postgraduate Conference on ‘The Sociology of Technologically Mediated Reproduction’ at De Montfort University on Thursday 29th May. Please note the closing date for the call for abstracts is Friday 21st March. Read the rest of this entry

Congratulations, Dr Neil Hand

Neil Hand will receive his PhD degree certificate at the Winter Award Ceremonies in the Royal and Derngate theatre this weekend. Neil’s PhD by means of published works thesis brought together a body of papers that Neil had worked on over a number of years in the field of histopathology. This month Neil retired from Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and his contribution to the trust and the field of histopathology is celebrated in the Nottingham Post. Read the article at

congratulations, Neil!