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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Thursday 9 February 2012

Wolfson Workshop - Clustered Randomised Controlled Trials: Design and Interpretation

9:00am to 1:00pm, F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton

This workshop will be run by:

  • Professor Peter Tymms, Head of School, School of Education and Director at the CEM Centre.
  • Professor James Mason, Director of Research and Co-Director, Research Design Service, School of Medicine and Health.
  • Dr Christine Merrell, Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Director of Research and Development at the CEM Centre.

The workshop will provide an overview of clustered randomised controlled trials.  Professor Tymms and Dr Merrell will draw on their experience from educational interventions and Professor Mason will lead discussions from the health research perspective.  The workshop will introduce all of the stages of a clustered randomised controlled trial using real life examples of the methodology in action in both health and education trials.

The workshop is aimed at new and experienced researchers who are interested in trial methodology.



Arrival, (tea/coffee refreshments) (Wolfson Street)

9.15am - 10.00am

Part 1: Clustered RCTs:  why do they matter?

10.00am - 10.15am

Break (Wolfson Street)

10.15am - 11.00am

Part 2:  Design steps

11.00am - 11.15am

Break (Wolfson Street)

11.15am - 12.00pm

Part 3:  Analysis and Interpretation

12.00pm - 12.30pm

Discussion and conclusions


Lunch and close


To book your place please click here.  Booking is essential and places will be allocated in order of receipt.  There is no charge for this workshop.

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Tuesday 7 February 2012

Wolfson Research Institute Public Health and Primary Care Event - London

12:30pm to 2:00pm, Dining Room B, House of Commons, Westminster, Roberta Blackman-Woods MP and Professor Clare Bambra

Monday 6 February 2012

Wolfson Research Institute - Coffee Morning

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

Join us Monday 6th February 2012 at 10:30am in the 'Street' for the opportunity to network and catch up with colleagues and Fellows over coffee.

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Saturday 4 February 2012

Wolfson Research Institute - Coffee Morning and short talk on Citation Metrics

10:30am to 11:00am, Wolfson Street, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus

Join us on Monday 4 February 2013 at 10.30am in the 'Street' for the Wolfson coffee morning with a slight difference for this month!

Ever wondered what is meant by the 'h-index?' Mark Booth will give a short guide to the use of article citation metrics such as those used in the Researcher ID or Google Scholar Schemes. Everyone is welcome to attend the coffee morning as usual.

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Friday 3 February 2012

Wolfson & Centre for the History of Medicine & Disease Guest Lecutre: 'Screening Science: Narration in US-American Sex Education Movies of the 1950s' by Professor Ramon Reichert, Vienna University

1:00pm to 2:30pm, F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6BH

The Wolfson Research Institute and Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease are delighted to welcome Professor Ramon Reichert, from the Institute of Theatre, Film and Media Studies from Vienna University.  Professor Reichert's lecture is entitled ‘Screening Science: Narration in US-American Sex Education Movies of the 1950s'. 

To register your attendance please follow this link.

In the 1950s, the United States witnessed radical changes in its social, political and technical environment. With the homecoming of World War II veterans, the rise of the Cold War and the economic upswing, a process of social changes was initiated that embraced the relation between sex and gender and replaced old gender hierarchies and traditional gender roles.

Against this background, a special genre of educational films, new "sex education films", experienced an unprecedented boom. In just a few years an industry for educational films evolved that disseminated sexual-pedagogical "social guidance movies". Tens of thousands of copies of these movies circulated throughout the entire United States. Nationwide sex education was aimed at the norm-setting of gender identity. This was not only based on the distinction between women and men, but also on the desire of keeping heterosexual identification as the norm.

In this sense, sex education films also served as an audio-visual formation of power to produce heterosexual affiliation and gender-based techniques for identification and incorporation. As the target audience for these pedagogical films consisted mainly of pubescent teenagers, they propagated the two factors that are linked to social role modelling: the climate of economic modernization and public health. The focus of these films was to educate the first post-war generation of adolescents who were born in wartime and reached sexual maturity in the beginning of the 1950s. The films sought to teach girls how to discipline their bodies, while the physically and mentally developing boys should suppress deviant behaviour such as homosexuality and masturbation.

Ramón Reichert is Professor at the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. His research interests include the historiography of media and technology, the impact of new media and communication technologies such as the Internet, social media, visual culture and identity politics. He is author of Im Kino der Humanwissenschaften: Studien zur Medialisierung wissenschaftlichen Wissens (2007), Amateure im Netz: Selbstmanagement und Wissenstechniken im Web 2.0 (2008), Das Wissen der Börse: Medien und Praktiken des Finanzmarktes (2009) and co-editor of Reader Neue Medien (2006) and Theorien des Comics (2011).

Additional details will be released shortly, however if you would like to register your interest please contact Linda Crowe on 0191 334 0013.

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