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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Wednesday 24 April 2013

Sarah Nettleton Seminar - 24th April 2013

12:00pm to 2:00pm, Wolfson F009, Professor Sarah Nettleton

Sarah Nettleton Seminar 24th April 2013

Qualitative Health Research group

'How to get your paper published'

Professor Sarah Nettleton, University of York

Wednesday 24th April 2013, 12.00 - 14.00

Wolfson Research Institute, Room F009

Why publish? Where to publish? What to publish? How to get pub-lished? These are the questions that this seminar aims to explore. Sarah will give a short presentation on publishing, focussing mainly on writing papers for peer review journals. She will however also talk briefly about writing book proposals and writing for other out-puts and audiences. Plenty of time will be given to questions - so please come along with all your queries and Sarah will do her best to respond to them.

Sarah Nettleton is Professor in Sociology at The University of York. She was Senior Editor for Medical Sociology,

Social Science and Medicine, for several years and is now an Editorial Advisor. She has also been a member of the edi-torial boards of Sociology of Health and Illness, and Critical Public Health. She has undertaken research into topics such as: health promotion; medically un-explained symptoms; lay people's use of e-health resources; food allergies; the working lives of medical doctors; running; and recovering heroin users. Her particular interests are in the sociology of the body and developing an em-bodied sociology.

As usual we will begin at 12 noon 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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Pain Question Time

7:00pm to 9:00pm, Calman Main Lecture Theatre, Durham University, City Campus, DH1 3LE

Now it's your turn to set the agenda and ask the questions you want to. You might want to demand better pain management services, or ask, why in the 21st century are there so many people living with pain? Should we do more for people in Africa who don't have good pain relief?

Wednesday 24th April 2013 - 7pm

No booking necessary


This is our fourth Public Engagement Lecture entitled 'It's a Pain', which is a result of a collaboration between the Pain Management Team (Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust) with Dr Paul Chazot (Durham University). Please view poster located here.

Our previous lectures cover a range of pain related areas and can be viewed on YouTube (see end of page for more details).

Who will answer the questions?

We have a panel of people who will be able to answer your questions. These questions will be directed to the appropriate person by our chair Baroness Hilary Armstrong. Our panel includes:

Baroness Hilary Armstrong (chair of debate)

Non-Executive Director of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust who was a MP for West Durham and Chief Whip of Labour Party

Dr Kate Bidwell

GP and Chair of North Durham Commissioning Group

Dr Robert Song

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University

Ian Semmons

Chairman of Action on Pain, which campaigns for better pain management services across the UK

Dr Jo Dunn

Consultant Palliative Care Physician who has recently returned from Kampala in Uganda

Who is it for?

The ‘Pain Question Time’ is for everyone. We are inviting: members of the public, current and past pain management patients, health care professionals, GPs, Consultants, Durham University students/ staff, faith communities, voluntary and charity organisations and trainees in health related professions.

What question can I ask?

You can ask any question which is related to pain or pain management. You may be interested in pain management services in the North East, or perhaps across the UK or in places such as Africa. This question may be related to provision, research, allocation or success of pain services. Or perhaps you are more interested in the moral and ethical questions posed by a world with so many people living in pain with little or no pain relief.

How do I ask a question?

If you would like to ask a question please submit this to Joanna Quinlan, Pain Management Unit, University Hospital of North Durham, North Road, DH1 5TW,, (0191) 333 2604 by the 17th April.

We would love for you to come along and either ask your question or listen to others.

Joanna Quinlan

Dr David Laird

Nicola Massingham

Generic Pain Management Worker

Consultant in Pain Management

Medical Secretary in Pain Management

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(0191) 333 2604

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(0191) 333 2604

Previous lectures:






18th October 2012

How your brain is wired for pain

Dr Michael Lee

University of Oxford

Calman Main Lecture Theatre

6th December 2012

‘Every move you make’- the normal psychology of chronic pain

Professor Stephen Morley University of Leeds

Stockton Arts Centre

28th March 2013

Could medicinal plants manage pain?

Ross Menzies

Calman Main Lecture Theatre

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Thursday 18 April 2013

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing Research Colloquium April 17th - April 18th 2013

12:00pm to 1:00pm, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees

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Wednesday 10 April 2013

Professor Andreas Demetriou - 'Explicating Developmental Reconceptualization' seminar - WRI, 10th April 2013, 13.00 - 14.00

1:00pm to 2:30pm, Wolfson Reseach Institute, Professor Andreas Demetriou


Andreas Demetriou is Professor of Psychology and President of the University of Nicosia Research Foundation. He is also President of the National Research Council of Cyprus.

He is or served as editor or board member of many journals, including the Advances in Learning and Instruction, Learning and Instruction: The Journal of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Developmental Science, Cognitive Development, the British Journal of Educational Psychology, Educational Research Review, and the Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology . He was the founding editor of Psychology: The Journal of the Hellenic Psychological Society.

He has published more than 170 books and articles in technical journals presenting his work on cognitive development. This work, which was funded by many national and international foundations, including the Jacobs Foundation, advances a new comprehensive theory of cognitive development.


The presentation will outline a model of changes in the basic processes of the developing mind. The model specifies a central core of inferential processes involving abstraction, representational alignment, and cognizance (AACog). AACog is autocatalytic in that cognizance metarepresents abstractions and alignments generating new representations. This process develops in four cycles (prerepresentations, representations, concepts, and principles) involving two phases in each (production of new conceptual blocks and block alignment). This sequence is related with changes in processing speed and working memory in overlapping cycles such that relations with speed are high at production phases and relations with WM are high at alignment phases. Cognitive processes are organized in two major layers (i.e., processing efficiency and representational) which are gradually differentiated with age. Processes within layers are structurally entangled, allowing differential predictions; across layers they are functionally entangled, allowing developmental predictions. AACog coexists with specialized thought domains. Loops of individual differentiation may start in any layer and spread in the others. Relations with other theories and current brain research are discussed.


Booking is essential as places are limited. Please click here which will take you to the online booking form.


12:30 - 13:00 - Tea/coffee available in the Wolfson Street

13:00 - 14:00 - Presentation by Professor Andreas Demetriou

14:00 - 14:30 - Questions and Answers/close

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Monday 8 April 2013

Wolfson Coffee Morning

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

The next Wolfson coffee morning will be held on Monday 8th April (due to the Easter Monday bank holiday).

Please do come along and join other colleagues over a coffee and a cake in the Wolfson Street from 10.30am - 11.00am.

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