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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Previous Events

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Tuesday 22 March 2016

Global Health Symposium - “Emerging threats and challenges in global health”

10:00am to 5:00pm, PCL054, Palatine Centre, Durham University

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Tuesday 15 March 2016

Emotion, Affect and the Body - Durham Centre for Medical Humanities/Wolfson Post-Graduate and Early Career Research Network

4:00pm to 6:00pm, The Williams' Library, St. Chad's College, North Bailey, Durham

The next meeting of the CMH Postgraduate / Early Career Researcher Medical Humanities Network will take place on Tuesday 15th March, 4-6pm. This meeting of the postgraduate / ECR medical humanities discussion group will examine some of the various dimensions of emotion and affect within the medical humanities and related disciplines.

The session will begin with a number of short presentations from current researchers, before leading into an informal discussion. If you would like to deliver a presentation (anything between 5-15mins) please get in touch by 29th February. We are keen to encourage researchers to share their work-in-progress.

The CMH is able to provide a number of travel bursaries for postgraduates / ECRs attending from outside of Durham. Please let us know if you would like to benefit from this support when you register.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • The place of optimism and pessimism in health
  • Affective labour in the clinical encounter
  • Shame, embarrassment, guilt and other negative emotions
  • Compassion, sympathy and empathy
  • The "happiness" agenda
  • The arts, emotion and well-being
  • The "affective turn" in cultural studies

If you are interested in attending, please email to register.

New members are always very welcome!

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Wednesday 2 March 2016

The Future of Primary Care - Professor Martin Roland, University of Cambridge - 2nd March 2016

5:30pm to 8:00pm, The Tees Suite, Wolfson Building, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton, TS17 6BH, Professor Martin Roland, RAND Professor of Health Services Research, University of Cambridge

The Rodger Thornham Memorial Lecture 2016

The Future of Primary Care

Where are we headed?

What can be done?

Professor Martin Roland directs the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR) (, a joint research centre between the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe. He was Professor of General Practice in the University of Manchester for 18 years and was a practising GP for 35 years. In 2009, he moved to the Chair of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge.

In 2015 Professor Roland chaired a Commission on the Future Primary Care Workforce which was established by the Secretary of State for England. The Commission’s report, published in 2015 includes recommendations for an expanded multi-disciplinary primary care workforce, expansion of GP federations and networks to enable general practice to operate at larger scale, closer relationships with specialists, and expanded IT links between primary care, community care and specialists.

The lecture is free, please reserve your place here


5.30pm Light Buffet available

Chair Professor Greg Rubin

  • Memorial address
  • Lecture, Professor Martin Roland
  • Questions and Answers
8.00pm Close

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