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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Previous Events

List of months

Monday 25 March 2013

QHR Presentation - How can Integrated services help people remain in employment? Findings from an evaluation of an in-work support service project in Tees Valley

12:30pm to 2:30pm, F009, Wolfson Seminar Room, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees, Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite and Dr Jon Warren, Department of Geography

Durham University were commissioned to undertake a mixed methods evaluation of an In Work Support service which was a joint venture between Tees Valley Unlimited and the local Primary Care Trust. This presentation will draw on the qualitative interviews which were undertaken with service users and the practitioners who worked for the service, and asks whether the expansion of such services might allow individuals to be better supported and remain in work for longer.

Kayleigh is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Geography, Durham University. She is currently working on various projects related to health inequalities, health and wellbeing and worklessness for County Durham and Darlington Primary Care Trust.

Jon is a sociologist who is currently Senior Research Associate in Public Health Policy, based at the Wolfson Research Institute, Department of Geography, Durham University. His research interests are centred on work, employment, the work life interface and the industrial history of the North East of England. Jon is involved with methodologically innovative research and is currently involved with projects using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Visual methods.

We will begin at 12.30pm with sandwiches and coffee; please reply to Jude Walsh to confirm your attendance.

The Qualitative Health Research Group is supported by the Wolfson Research Institute

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Wednesday 13 March 2013

Fellows Networking Lunch - 13th March 2013

12:15pm to 1:45pm, Wolfson Street, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees

The next Fellows networking lunch will take place on 13th March 2013 in the Wolfson Street area from 12.15pm - 1.45pm.  There will be colleagues from Pharmacy attending.  This will be a good opportunity for Fellows to network with Pharmacy.

Please click here to register your attendance for catering purposes.

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Friday 8 March 2013

Tackling Health Inequalities in the North

9:00am to 5:00pm, Radisson Hotel, Durham

A one-day conference for Local Authorities, public health practitioners and academics, NHS commissioners and providers, supported by Public Health England and Fuse: the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, to consider:

  1. Progress on health improvement and reduction in inequalities across the North of England in recent years.
  2. Effective interventions for inequalities reduction in the short, medium and long term.
  3. Obstacles to progress, including financial stringencies.
  4. Potential for a “consensus strategy” for health inequalities reduction in the North

Please note expressions of interest for this event has now closed and places have been allocated.

The event will comprise plenary addresses, ”big ideas” sessions, and participatory workshops.

Outputs from the event will be distributed subsequently to attendees and more broadly across the North of England.

This is both an exciting and threatening time for action on health inequalities in the North, and we hope you will join us in this crucial and continuing discussion.

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Monday 4 March 2013

Wolfson Coffee morning and talk on Citation Metrics

10:30am to 11:00am

Join us on Monday 4th March 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.