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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Previous Events

List of months

Thursday 27 February 2014

WASP 3: Generalised Linear Models (GLM) 4 day course

10:00am to 4:30pm, D026, Ebsworth Building, Queen's Campus Stockton

Friday 21 February 2014

Wolfson Applied Short Programmes (WASP) - Basic Stats with SPSS

9:30am to 4:00pm, Catering - The Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building, Workshop - D026 PC Suite, Ebsworth Building, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees

***Please note This two-day programme is now full***

This two-day workshop will be run by Dr Adetayo Kasim, Statistician and Dr Alison Copeland, Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Quantitative Social Science).

This is the first module of the Wolfson Applied Short Programmes (WASP) for PGRs. This module will introduce the statistical software SPSS from a data analysis angle. As a first step, the concept of hypothesis testing will be explained and guidance will be provided on how to avoid the fallacy of false discovery and significant results. We will introduce the concept of regression models focusing on the interpretation of linear relations between two variables. The commonality between simple linear regression and correlation will be explained. We will also cover mean comparison between groups using t-tests and one-way analysis of variance. The final part of the module will focus on the comparison of means between group using parametric and non-parametric tests.

Guidance will be provided on when it is advantageous to use non-parametric tests instead of parametric tests.

This module is ideal for PGRs with no previous experience of quantitative methods or statistics. It is participant oriented with lots of practical opportunity to try out data analysis as individual and as part of a group under the supervision of the course leaders.

Timings and Agenda

Timings Thursday 20 February 2014 Friday 21 February 2014
09:30 - 10:00 Registration/coffee (The Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building) Registration/coffee (The Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building)
10:00 - 12:00 Hypothesis testing (Room D026, Ebsworth Building) Comparison of means (D026, Ebsworth Building)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (The Wolfson Street) Lunch (The Wolfson Street)
13:00 - 15:00 Linear relationships (D026) Non-parametric tests (D026)
15:00 - 16:00 Group Work (D026) Group Work (D026)


***Places are now full for this course. If you wish to be held on a waiting list please email Jennifer Cook and if any spaces become available, they will be allocated in date order of emails received.

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Wednesday 19 February 2014

Joint Stephenson College and Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing First PG Seminar - Miss Dori Beeler

5:00pm to 8:00pm, Stephenson Central Meeting Room, Miss Dori Beeler, Anthropology PhD Student

Stephenson College and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing are pleased to host a first Postgraduate Seminar. 

Miss Dori Beeler - PhD Student based in Anthropology will be discussing her research area of 'Reiki: Embodied Wellbeing'.

Refreshments will be available from 5.00pm in the Stephenson Central Meeting Room.

The talk will be followed by a Scholar's Supper in the Waterside Restaurant at 6.30pm.

If you wish to attend the talk and/or dinner, with or without a guest, the cost of the dinner is £10.00 per person, however, attendance to the talk is free.

Please RSVP to Kate Thompson by Friday 14th February 2014, 12noon for catering purposes.

We do hope you will join us.

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Tuesday 11 February 2014

Wolfson Fellows & Postgraduate Associates Networking Lunch and Horizon 2020 presentation (Health Aspects Only)

11:30am to 1:30pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College, Durham

The Fellows and Postgraduate Associates (PGAs) Networking lunch will be the second of the 2013/2014 academic year, offering our Fellows and PGAs to meet our three co-Directors as well as welcome new Fellows and PGAs and discuss current research projects and programmes. we are also delighted to invite Becky Maarschalk to this event to provide some information on the health aspects of Horizon 2020. This will be followed by the usual fellows lunch.

11.30 - 12.00 Presentation and Information on the Health Aspects of Horizon 2020 by Becky Maarschalk, Research Office.

12.00 Fellows and PG Associate Networking Lunch

It is essential to book your place for catering purposes. Please click here to take you to the online booking form.

Please note there is car parking available at St Aidan's College.

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Wednesday 5 February 2014

Wolfson Coffee Morning

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

Please note from February 2014 - July 2014 the Wolfson Coffee mornings will be held on the first Wednesday of every month and starting at a slightly later time of 11am.

Wolfson coffee morning will be held on Wednesday 5th February 2014 from 11.00am - 11.30am in the Wolfson Street. Professor Jan Illing, Co-Director, Optimising Population Health will be available to discuss her role and support to the WRI under the OPH theme.

Please do come along and network over a coffee and a cake.

Everyone is welcome.

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Sunday 2 February 2014

Wolfson Workshop - Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta Analysis

9:30am to 4:30pm, Dowrick Room, Trevelyan College, Durham

Due to unforseen circumstances, this workshop has been cancelled


This one day workshop will be run by Professor Clare Bambra, Executive Director, Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing and Professor in the Department of Geography and Professor Steve Higgins, School of Education.

The aim of the workshop is to provide an introduction to Systematic Review methods and Meta Data Analysis.

This workshop is particularly appropriate for Postgraduate Students, Post-Doctoral Researchers, Wolfson Fellows and Wolfson Postgraduate Associates.


09:30 Registration (Tea/Coffee)
10:00 - 11:30 Introduction to Systematic Reviews - Workshop Part 1 (Professor Clare Bambra)
11:30 - 12:00 Break (Tea/Coffee)
12:00 - 13:15 Systematic Reviews - Workshop Part 2 (Professor Clare Bambra)
13:15 - 14:00 Buffet Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Introduction to Meta Analysis (Professor Steve Higgins)
16:00 - 16:30 Close/comments

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