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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Wednesday 27 November 2013

Wolfson Annual Lecture - 'Pharmacy and public health we are good but could we be better?'

12:30pm to 2:30pm, Room D004, Ebsworth Building, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees, Professor Claire Anderson

We are pleased to announce the Wolfson Annual lecture will be presented by Professor Claire Anderson, University of Nottingham. This lecture will look at the evidence for pharmacy's in public health and some of the barriers and facilitators to that role.


There is strong evidence and examples of successful service delivery for pharmacy public health roles in areas such as smoking cessation, sexual health, cardiovascular health, flu immunisation and diabetes screening and management. Other areas such as mental health promotion, weight management and osteoporosis screening are weaker. There is also some evidence for the success of Healthy Living Pharmacy and schemes that preceded it like the Barnet High Street Health scheme. As well as presenting a brief history of pharmacy’s public health role the lecture will examine the evidence highlight areas for further research and examine the barriers and facilitators for pharmacy’s roles in improving the health of the public.


Claire Anderson is a Professor of Social Pharmacy and Head of the Division of Social Research in Medicines and Health at the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham. Her research interests include the role of community pharmacists in improving the health of the public, people’s experiences of using medicines and pharmacy education. She has published over 125 refereed papers, one book, eight book chapters and numerous conference abstracts. She is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board and National Assembly. She is a past president of the Academic Section of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). She is a lead on pharmacy education for FIP working on academic and institutional capacity. She is an International Associate Editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

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12:30  Tea/coffee available (D004, Ebsworth Building)
13:00 Welcome and Introduction by Professor Chris Higgins, VC of Durham University
13:05 Annual Lecture by Professor Claire Anderson
14:00 Questions and Answers


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Tuesday 19 November 2013

Public Engagement in Health Research Workshop

9:00am to 1:30pm, F009, Wolfson Seminar Room, Wolfson Research Institute

This workshop is now full

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is becoming central to health research, particularly as a result of the emphasis funding bodies now place on PPI in grant applications. The aim of this workshop is to provide with an introduction to PPI in health research. Participants will be encouraged to explore some of the benefits and potential obstacles to embedding PPI into their research.

Dr. Felicity Callard (Geography), Dr. Duika Burgess-Watson (School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health) and Dr. Sue Lewis (School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health) will talk about how they have integrated PPI into their research and its effect.

Andrew Robinson (Public and Patient Engagement Officer) will discuss practical strategies to begin using PPI and Margaret Johnson (lay representative) will talk about her experiences of being involved in a number of cancer focused studies.


9am—9:30am—Registration, ‘The Street’, Wolfson Research Institute

9:30am—12:30pm—Workshop, F009, Wolfson Research Institute

12:30pm—1:30pm—Buffet Lunch, ‘The Street’, Wolfson Research Institute


Places are now full.

If you have any queries, please contact Christina Dobson at or telephone: 0191 33 40806

This workshop is supported by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health PhD Student Projects and Initiatives Scheme 2013.






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Monday 18 November 2013

7th North East Conference on Sexual Violence

9:00am to 5:00pm, Queen's Campus Stockton

This annual event is held in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. 

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Tomorrow's Healthy Adults Networking event (with lunch)

12:30pm to 1:30pm, F009, Wolfson Seminar Room, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees

Dr Amanda Ellison, co-Director Tomorrow's Healthy Adults (THA) will be hosting a facilitated networking event (with lunch) to discuss research with Wolfson Fellows who fall under the theme of Tomorrow's Health Adults.

The aim of this theme is to not only ask questions about development of children into adulthood but also to determine ways in which our research can potentiate the recovery of adults from illness or injury. Given our individual expertise, together, we can answer questions more holistically leading to a greater impact than we can alone. The meeting will allow us to identify sub-themes that our collective capabilities allow us to tackle.

It is essential to register for this lunch event for catering purposes. Please click here which will take you to the online booking form.

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Thursday 7 November 2013

Belief, Understanding and Wellbeing networking event (with lunch)

12:30pm to 2:00pm, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College, Durham


As the newly appointed Co-Director leading on the theme Belief, Understanding and Wellbeing (BUW), Professor Sarah Atkinson would like to invite BUW Wolfson Fellows to a facilitated networking event to discuss your ideas about the future direction of the theme Belief, Understanding and Wellbeing. The ‘BUW’ theme is very much a humanities and social science facing theme and, as such, will have its activities predominantly taking place in Durham. 

The plan will be to seek your ideas for the aims of the strand, activities to support research and impact, support for early career researchers, guest speakers and generally to meet your colleagues with the potential to identify future areas of work together. We are keen to expand the community of scholars associated with the theme; do circulate to colleagues and post-graduates who may not yet be fellows of the Wolfson – all are welcome.

It is essential to register your place for catering purposes. Please click here to take you to an online registration form by no later than Tuesday 29th October 2013.

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Monday 4 November 2013

Wolfson Coffee Morning

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

A Wolfson coffee morning will be held on Monday 4th November 2013 in the Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building from 10.30am - 11.00am.

Dr Adetayo Kasim will be available during the coffee morning to discuss statistical support. Please do come along and network with colleagues over a cake and a coffee. Everyone is welcome!