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Smart Materials – Medilink East Midlands 12 March 2019

The event will showcase the expertise of academics working in the area of Smart Materials focusing on the development of novel solutions to challenges faced by SMEs working in the field of Smart Materials. The workshop will begin with a series of presentations from experienced academics followed by an opportunity to network and discuss how industry can work with the Open University to address the challenges faced in the development, application and commercialisation of Smart Materials.

Topics that will be presented on:
– 5 Novel nanoparticle radiosensitisers for cancer
therapy

– Electrospun nanomaterials for drug, nutrient and
packaging applications

– TBC

This free to attend event is being held as part of the ACTIS programme – a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, click here to be re-directed to further information about the project.

The programme for the day can be found here.

NIHR Research Design Service  workshop

In collaboration with Research, Enterprise and Scholarship and the Health and Wellbeing PRA the Research Design Service are hosting an event to meet with researchers interested in social care to provide advice and support for developing research bids.

The RDS can offer a range of free services to help you develop your grant applications to both NIHR and Non-NIHR sources, including;

  • Design
  • Methods
  • Horizon Scanning
  • PPI
  • Identifying collaborators
  • Identifying and refining the research Question
  • Medical statistics
  • Health economics
  • Advice on common pitfalls
  • Interpreting funder feedback

The Event will be held on 28 March 2019, from 10am-1pm in Library Seminar Room 2.

For further information or to register you interest in attending please email healthwellbeing@open.ac.uk

Diagnostics- Medilink East Midlands 9 May 2019

The event will showcase the expertise of academics working in the area of Diagnostics focusing on the development of novel solutions to challenges faced by SMEs working in the field of Diagnostics. The workshop will begin with a series of presentations from experienced academics followed by an opportunity to network and discuss how industry can work with the Open University to address the challenges faced in the development, application and commercialisation of Diagnostics.

If you are interested in speaking at this event please contact healthwellbeing@open.ac.uk

This free to attend event is being held as part of the ACTIS programme – a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, click here to be re-directed to further information about the project.

Health & Wellbeing PRA Seminar Series 2018/2019

Please contact healthwellbeing@open.ac.uk 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).

Professor Claire de Than, Director of Studies & Prof, City of London University (open to all) 20th March 2019 at 12.30. Location TBC

Professor de Than is the Chair of The Outsiders Trust and the Sexual Health and Disability Alliance (charity) (SHADA)
Presentation title “Rights, Life, Death and Fun”
To register please click here for Eventbrite.

Martin Hodges, Care & Repair England(open to all) 15th May 2019 at 12.30. Location TBC

Presentation title “Modifications to the homes of older people living in mainstream housing: Outcomes for the Individual, Health and Care Sectors – The Evidence Dilemma.”

Nationally older people report high levels of satisfaction with home modifications provided through the grant funded route. However, demonstrating in a robust way, the full value to the individual receiving the intervention in respect of their personal health and wellbeing and the associated benefits to the health and care sectors remains a challenge for service providers.
The presentation will provide an overview of the routes by which older people receive assistance in modifying their homes in each housing tenure but with a particular focus on the owner occupied sector. There will also be mention of the Catch 22 project within Care & Repair England which attempts to facilitate working partnerships between service providers and academics to address the evidence gap in respect of quantifying the efficacy of home modifications and its contribution to the Ageing Well in Place agenda.

To register please click here for Eventbrite.

Save the Date – Health & Wellbeing PRA – AWAY DAY 2 July 2019

Are you a researcher interested in Health & Wellbeing? Date: 2 July, 2019 Time: TBC Location: Chicheley Hall The Health and Wellbeing PRA Team will be hosting our third annual Away Day event on 2nd July 2019 at Chicheley Hall. The aim of the day is to get health and wellbeing researchers together to develop and reflect on all aspects of health and wellbeing research. There will be talks...

Opportunities for Retreats, Writing Days, Sandpits and Meetings

We are delighted to announce that the PRA has several opportunities throughout the coming year for events to be held off campus.  We have availability in October 2018 and February, March, May and July 2019 for meetings to be held at Horwood Estate. These meetings would include a working lunch and refreshments for up to 10 people.  These could be used for grant writing days, scoping...

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