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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Wednesday 29 June 2016

"Clinical Reasoning: from the classroom to the bedside!!"

1:00pm to 2:30pm, F009, Wolfson Building, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees, Dr Simon Gay

The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing Clinical Reasoning Special Interest Group are pleased to host their first seminar by Dr Simon Gay, School of Medicine, Keele University


This seminar will be a mixture of theory, simple examples and practical suggestions at the one-to-one, small group, and curriculum design levels.

The seminar will also offer some thoughts and challenges on helping learners and educators to strengthen the development of clinical reasoning, as undergraduate medical students move from first year freshers to foundation year hopefuls.


It is essential to register your place as places are limited and for catering purposes. Please click here to take you to the online registration form. A buffet lunch will be provided in the Wolfson Street.


13:00 Buffet Lunch, The Street, Wolfson Building
13:30 Seminar by Dr Simon Gay
14:30 Close

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Tuesday 28 June 2016

North East England Health Summit: Inequalities-Related Stress Event

9:15am to 3:00pm, CG83, Chemistry Department Durham City. Catering is provided in the Scarborough Cafe

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Ask the panel how they manage life with pain?

6:00pm to 9:00pm, Ken Wade (CLC203), Calman Centre, Lower Mountjoy, Durham University, Durham City, DH1 3LE
‘It’s a Pain’ - Public Engagement Lecture Series

Dr Frances Cole: will introduce concept of pain self-management past, present and future. She is a retired GP and author of the ‘Overcoming Chronic Pain’ book.

Baroness Hilary Armstrong: will chair this event. She is a former Labour MP for North West Durham, Chief Whip, and non-executive director of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

Persistent Pain Facts:

  • 11 million estimated people with persistent pain in England
  • 25% lost their jobs
  • 16% changes jobs or working hours
  • 25% diagnosed with depression

The panel all manage persistent pain:

  • Ask them how they cope?
  • What helps and does not help?
  • Best frame of mind?
  • Benefits of support groups and use of modern media and technology i.e. internet, apps etc.?

Panel Members include:

Ian Semmons: Chair of Action on Pain which is an independent, non-political organisation that lobbies for efficient pain management services and provides pain education.

Angela Walker: Founder of ‘MyPainFibro’ a local support group for people with fibromyalgia

Christine Stebbing: Patient Consultant for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Pain Management Team

Antony Chuter: Trustee of Pain UK, Chair of the BPS Patient Liaison Committee.


This event is free entry.

Tea and coffee will be available from 6pm in the Calman cafe. The event will start at 7pm.


Please note this event will be video recorded.

Contact Details

For more details contact: Joanna Quinlan, Pain Management Worker, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Pain Team, Chester-Le-Street Community Hospital, Front Street, DH3 3AT,, 0191 387 6430 or,

Dr Paul Chazot, Associate Director, Wolfson Research Institute for Health & Wellbeing, Senior Lecturer in Neuropharmacology, Department of BioSciences, Durham University,, 0191 334 1305.

Tuesday 21 June 2016

New Research in the History of Medicine - Workshop

11:30am to 3:30pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University, Durham

The event is organised by the Centre for the History of Medicine & Disease (CHMD) and the Department of Philosophy, and sponsored by a grant of the Wolfson Research Institute.

For catering purposes (free buffet lunch), please confirm your attendance to Amber Lee (

Tuesday, 21 JUNE 2016, 11.30 am - 3.30 pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham.

Programme and Timings

11:30 Get together and Buffet Lunch
12:05 Welcome (Holger Maehle)

Session 1

Chair Matthew Eddy
12:10 Cathy McClive: Epistolary Midwifery: Mme Baudoin's letter on the art of child birth to Dr Noel Vallant, 1671
12:55 Lutz Sauerteig: Sex Education in Germany, 1900 - 1980
13:40 - 14:00 Break
Session 2
Chair David Knight
14:00 Cheryl Lancaster: Are Stem cells entities? A view from history
14:45 Holger Maehle: A Dangerous Method? The German Discourse on Hypnotic Suggestion Therapy around 1900
15:00 End

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Thursday 16 June 2016

Seminar: Shock, value and exchange: research in film as communicative activity - Organising Care Special Interest Group

1:00pm to 4:00pm, Room MHL/418/452, Durham University Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Professor Martin Wood

You are cordially invited to an afternoon of discussion on the use of Film in Research.

Hosted by the Organising Care Special Interest Group (OCSig) the afternoon affords a chance to see the latest short film produced by Professor Martin Wood (RMIT, Aus). Professor Wood will then lead a discussion on the possibilities of and barriers to Film as Research (see summary below) followed by by a workshop on the practicalities of film making.

Details are as follows:

Shock, value and exchange: research in film as communicative activity


13.00 Light refreshments (MHL 418)

14.00 Seminar & Film Presentation (MHL 452)

15.00 Workshop – practicalities and film making (MHL 418)

All staff and students are welcome. We would ask that you indicate your intention to attend so that we can plan in terms of catering.

Summary - Professor Martin Wood

In this talk I thought I would talk about the concept of film as research; that a film can stand up by itself (after Deleuze and Guattari) as a research activity in the same way as literature does. One way to think about the research film is its ability to express thought in blocks of sensation (see also Bergson’s idea about “thinking within experience"), a quality, grounded in an aesthetic sensibility, challenging the very notion of representational text and textual economy.

However, while there is growing interest in film and the moving image as a a highly personal and often engaged mode of expression, I suspect that university indicators of quality may not fully reflect the nature and range of benefits and impacts of films, videos and other types of media presentation on audiences and users of research. This problem has become increasingly present in policy debates in the UK and overseas regarding the (case study or quantitative) measurement and assessment of engagement and impact.

Dr Robert McMurray

Executive MBA Programme Director

Co-Director Organising Care Special Interest Group (OCSig)

Senior Lecturer in Management Durham University Business School University of Durham Mill Hill Lane Durham

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Wednesday 8 June 2016

WRIHW Early Stage Research Conference 2016

9:00am to 5:00pm, D004, Ebsworth Building, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees

Registration is now closed

The WRIHW is going to hold an Early Stage Researcher Research Conference on the 8th June 2016 in the Wolfson Building, where ESRs will Chair and present their current research in dedicated Poster, Workshop and Oral sessions. This is a free event sponsored by the WRIHW and will have lunch and refreshments provided for the attendees.

This is an exciting opportunity for our ESRs to gain experience in preparing for, marketing and running a “real” research conference. All published proceedings will be prepared containing the abstracts for the presentations and this conference will be open to all to attend (external and internal academics and health care practitioners, partners etc).

If you are an ESR and would like to present your research at this event please submit a standard MS Word format Abstract (max 500 words) and preference for Poster or Oral (10 min + 5 for Questions) presentations to Abstract submission deadline is 23rd May 2016.

We would like representation from all the WRIHW Special Interest Groups but we welcome abstracts from all Wolfson ESRs.

Registration is now closed.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

Frances Hillier-Brown (SMPH), Stephen Dunne (Psychology) and Mildred Ajebon (Geography)

ESR Organising Committee

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