Skip to content

Toggle service links

Upcoming Events

Health & Wellbeing PRA Seminar Series 2017/2018

Please contact if you would like to reserve a place at any of the forthcoming seminars. Please note that seminars are held at The Open University, Walton Hall Campus in Milton Keynes (MK7 6AA).

17th January 2017 at 12.30 in CMR 15
Andrew Smith, Senior Lecturer in Networking the STEM School of Computing & Communication presents: ‘Pedagogical Social Media – how the experiences of network engineering could be translated into health and social care’ (open to all)

The Cisco networking team within the STEM faculty have been using social media as part of the teaching experience since 2013. Engaging students and other communities of practice via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. This seminar explores what has been accomplished – where Twitter/Facebook and Facebook Live have been adopted and changed the way we interact with our students and wider community of practice.

14th March 2018 at 12.30 in Library Presentation Room
Dr Jerome Devaux, Lecturership in French from Faculty of WELS presents: Interpreting in the Healthcare Context: The interpreter as the third participant (open to all)

This presentation will first cover the history of interpreting in the health sector. Based on the main research paradigms in Interpreting Studies and the most recent findings, the second part will examine the reasons why interpreters should no longer be considered as ideological invisible language conduits but as fully-fledged participants. The third part will focus on how technologies, such as videoconferencing systems, have impacted on the role and the work of the interpreter. This presentation will conclude by presenting some potential research avenues.

16 May 2018 at 12.30 in CMR15
Dr Sarah Russell, Head of Research and Clinical Innovation from Hospice UK, details TBC (open to all)

Fast Track Impact Workshop, 7th December 2017

We invite health and wellbeing researchers to this impact workshop run by Professor Mark Reed from Fast Track Impact. Fast Track Impact are an international training company working in the Higher Education and research and innovation sectors. They provide up to date training based on the latest research that can be tailored to specific needs of attendees. Please get in touch if you have specific issues around impact that you would like addressing.

Participants will also receive a copy of the acclaimed Research Impact Handbook and will receive ongoing support from Prof. Reed during a five week follow up programme. Spaces to this workshop are limited so please email to reserve your place.

2nd Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference, 1st – 3rd May 2018

This years theme is “Fusion – All things Digital Health & Wellbeing”.. After a successful symposium held in March 2017, we have decided to extend and expand. The 2nd Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference is a 4-day conference held at The Open University campus, Milton Keynes. Due to the nature of the conference, we aim to challenge research and practitioners to explore, uncover and inspire the ethos of Digital Health & Wellbeing & how this can be deployed across varying environments, research & practice, innovation, health, community and non-profit organisations.

Call for Papers: We are seeking papers, symposium, doctoral work and workshop papers to be presented during the 3-day conference. The deadline for all submissions is 30th November 2017.

Registration is now open! For More details visit the conference website . If you have any queries contact the conference organisers via

Death & Dying Seminar Series

• Tuesday 21st November 1.30pm Room CMR 11
A Debate on Assisted Suicide with Lesley Close, Dignity in Dying and Dr Kevin Yuill, University of Sunderland

Details and recordings of past Death & Dying seminars can be found here.

Health Discourse Seminar Series

Wednesday 15th November 2017, 2-3.30pm, Charles Pinfold Meeting Room, Level 4
Shut Up and Write Workshop

Wednesday 6th December 2017, 2-3.30pm, Stuart Hall, Level 2, Room 3
Data blitz: a series of bite-sized talks on current research projects

Tuesday 30th January 2018, 2-3.30pm, Stuart Hall, Ground Floor Conference Room
Research ethics workshop: snapshots of ethics conundrums in research

Tuesday 27th February 2018, 2-3.30pm, Stuart Hall, Ground Floor Conference Room
Guest talk by Olivia Knapton (King’s College London)
“Constructing space in narratives of anxiety”

Tuesday 13th March 2018, 2-3.30pm, Stuart Hall, Ground Floor Conference Room
Guest talk by Marco Pino (Loughborough University) & Ruth Parry (Nottingham University) “Discussions Between Patients and Professionals on End of Life Issues

Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 2-3.30pm, Stuart Hall, Ground Floor Conference Room
Guest talk by Zsofia Demjen (UCL) “Power, Control and the Language of Voice-hearing”

For more info, visit our group blog

PRA Seminar Centre for Urban Conflict Research

21 November 2018 Ms Theodora Bowering Centre for Urban Conflict Research (UCR) Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge If you are interested in attending this event, please...

PRA Seminar RNASA-IMEDIR Research Group

19 September 2018 Dr Carmen Miranda Duro RNASA-IMEDIR Research Group University of A Coruña, Galicia, Spain If you are interested in attending this event, please...

Developed by

KMi Logo