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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Previous Events

List of months

Thursday 15 December 2011

Neuroscience North East 2011

9:00am to 8:00pm, School of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

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Friday 9 December 2011

Exhibition: The Foetus Goes Public - Images of the Unborn from the Middle Ages to the Twenty-First Century

Holliday Building (Upper Rotunda), Queen's Campus, Durham University

An exhibition of the history of the public images of embryos and foetuses.

'The Foetus Goes Public' looks at how images of embryos and foetuses shape our understanding of life and reproduction.

The official opening of the exhibition will take place at 1.30 pm on Friday 7th October 2011. The exhibition will run until 9th December 2011.

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of public lectures, as follows:

Professor John McLachlan, 'Imaging the Embryo', (Friday 21st October 2011, 12:45 pm, Holliday Building, room A11).

Dr Nadja Reissland, 'Fetal Crying: Is the Fetal Cry Face Gestalt Associated with Prenatal Depression and Attachment?', (Friday 11th November 2011, 10.00 am, Wolfson Research Institute, room F009).

Dr Sebastian Pranghofer, 'Personhood Before Birth? Early Modern Images of the Unborn', (Friday 25th November 2011, 10.45 am, Holliday Building, room A12 ).

Entry to the exhibition and lectures is free.


Monday 5 December 2011

Wolfson Research Institute - Coffee Morning

10:30am to 11:00am, Wolfson Research Institute

Wolfson Research Institute Monthly Coffee Morning will be held on Monday 5 December 2011 at 10:30am in the Wolfson Street.

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Friday 2 December 2011

Wolfson Guest Lecture: 'Effects of NHS reform on socio-economic equity in health' by Dr Richard Cookson

1:00pm to 2:30pm, Room F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen's Campus, Durham University, Stockton on Tees

The Wolfson Research Institute is delighted to welcome Dr Richard Cookson, Director, Health Strategy Forum, Centre for Health Economics, University of York to deliver a guest lecture entitled 'Effects of NHS reform on socio-economic equity in health'.

On line registration is now open and your place can be directly booked by following this link or alternatively register with Linda Crowe on 0191 334 0013.

In his lecture, Dr Cookson will summarise and discuss the findings of three empirical studies investigating the effects on socio-economic equity in health care of the pro-competition "Blair/Brown" reforms on the English NHS in the 2000s.  The studies are all part of a recently completed research project funded by the NIHR SDO Programme under the auspices of the DH Health Reform Evaluation Programme.  He will also briefly discuss how the time series cross section methods used in the project might be further developed and refined to monitor change in NHS equity performance at both national and local levels, and to identify the equity effects of future NHS reforms.  A brief online summary of this research can be found on the Guardian Healthcare Network and full details can be downloaded as research papers from the University of York Centre for Health Economics.

Richard Cookson is a Reader at the University of York Centre for Health Economics.  Richard has research interests in equity in health and health care, the measurement of health and wellbeing, public health, competition, and pay for performance.  He is currently serving as a member of the economics sub-group for the WHO European Region's review of the social determinants of health led by Sir Michael Marmot, went on secondment to the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit in the Treasury in early 2010, and has served on NICE Technology Appraisal Committee (2002 -7) and the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee (2007-9). He helped set up the UK Health Equity Network in 1999, and in 2010 organised a Health Strategy Forum to help senior health executives improve quality and productivity by making better use of management data and research evidence.

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