Friday 23 September 2011
Wolfson Guest Lecture: ‘The baby and the bathwater – maintaining progress on regional health and wellbeing in the face of public health reorganisation’ by Professor Eugene Milne, Deputy Regional Director of Public Health (North East)
The Wolfson Research Institute is delighted to welcome Professor Eugene Milne, Deputy Regional Director of Public Health (North East England) and Honorary Professor, School of Medicine and Health, Durham University
to deliver a lecture entitled ‘The baby and the bathwater - maintaining progress on regional health and wellbeing in the face of public health reorganisation' .
Since 2008, a regional strategy for health and wellbeing, "Better Health, Fairer Health", has operated in the North East of England. This was developed after extensive consultation and was built around 10 themes that aimed to embody a broader definition of health and to operate across sectors. Thus it contained classic lifestyle issues such as smoking, alcohol and obesity, promotion of mental health and prevention of disease, but also addressed the life course and our ability to support a ‘good death', alongside action on the economy, culture and environment.
Since the 2010 general election, the current Government has dismantled regional structures including the former Government Office for the North East and One North East, the former regional develop agency. As part of its controversial NHS reforms, Strategic Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts will be abolished. This antipathy to regional tier administration within England throws into question the future of actions for regional health and wellbeing.
In this seminar, Professor Milne will review the development and implementation of Better Health Fairer Health, its impacts over the past four years, the changes that will take place in local structures for improvement of health and wellbeing, and their implications for collective action in the North East. The seminar will look at opportunities arising from the changes and consider threats to progress in the transition and future configuration of public health structures.
Eugene Milne is a Deputy Regional Director of Public Health for North East England, Honorary Professor in the Durham University School of Medicine and Health, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Institute of Ageing and Health at Newcastle University. He is a board member of the Faculty of Public Health, trustee board member of the charity National Energy Action, and a member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Effectiveness Technical Appraisal Committee.
Prior to working in public health, he trained in paediatrics. In recent years he has worked on the reduction of adult cardiovascular disease and tobacco control, and has been heavily involved in the development of the North East Regional Health and Wellbeing Strategy, 'Better Health, Fairer Health'.
He has research interests in ageing, its associated diseases and in biodemography.
12:30 - Tea/Coffee Refreshments available (Ebsworth Reception)
13:00 - Welcome
13:05 - Lecture commences
14:00 - Questions and answers
14:30 - Close
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Thursday 22 September 2011
You are invited to attend a half-day workshop in the Department of Philosophy, on Thursday 22nd September, as part of a three year research project 'Emotional Experience in Depression: A Philosophical Study', funded by the AHRC and DFG.
The workshop will take place in room 005 at the Department of Philosophy, Durham University, 48 Old Elvet, Durham, UK.
- 13:30-13:55 - Tea and coffee
- 13:55-14:00 - Welcome
- 14:00-15:30 - Dr Matthew Broome (University of Warwick) 'Affective instability: developmental stage or marker of psychopathology?'
- 15:30-16:00 - Tea and coffee
- 16:00-17:30 - Dr Havi Carel (University of the West of England) 'Illness as a phenomenological reduction'
- 17:30 - Informal discussion
There is no charge for attendance, but please register beforehand by sending an email to Benedict Smith.
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Wednesday 21 September 2011
SIG is located in the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University and is led by Professor Jane Macnaughton (School of Medicine and Health) and Dr Andrew Russell (Anthropology Department).
The event is designed to establish a dialogue with practitioners and policy-makers in the field of smoking cessation and to explore possible future collaborations.
With researchers working in similar areas. SIG members will present brief papers which will then be addressed by external discussants. There will also be ample time for informal conversations during lunch and breaks.
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This event is supported by the Wolfson Research Institute and Wellcome Trust.
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Wednesday 14 September 2011
Join us on Wednesday 14th September at 12.30-14.00 in D317 for a Research Conversation between the Business School To register for this event please follow this linkand Wolfson Fellows to discuss potential research synergies, find out more about the Centre for Communication Science and the new experimental research lab. Colleagues in the Marketing team will present current projects and will call for an inter-disciplinary approach to communication to address issues of risk intervention and well-being. The session will include a light buffet lunch.
Please confirm your attendance, if you wish to engage in a formal presentation during the session (maximum 5 minutes) and any dietary requirements to Linda Crowe (registration details below).
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Thursday 8 September 2011
SPIRE seminar - '“Using evaluation to uncover ways to compose, substantiate, and make real; knowledge about people with dementia'
We take pleasure in inviting you to join us for the SPIRE (Support and Partnership for Ideas, Research and Empowerment) seminar.
Title: 'Using evaluation to uncover ways to compose, substantiate, and make real; knowledge about people with dementia'
Speaker: Ethna Parker - (Short biography attached)
Date: 8 September 2011 from 12 noon till 2.00 pm (lunch provided)
Venue: Room D110, Ebsworth Building, Queens Campus, Durham University, Stockton on Tees
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Research & Development Office
Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
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Fax: 01642 243734
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Monday 5 September 2011
Wolfson Research Institute Monthly Coffee Morning will be held on Monday 5 September 2011 at 10:30am in the Wolfson Street.
Join us Monday 5 September at 10:30am in the 'Street' for the opportunity to network and catch up with colleagues and Fellows over coffee.
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