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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).

Carmen Miranda Duro, Visiting Researcher (open to all) 19th September 2018 at 12.30 in CMR 15

Carmen will be undertaking a 3-month visit with the Health and Wellbeing PRA starting from the 31st August and concluding at the end of November. Our first seminar of the 2018-19 academic year will kick off with a presentation by Carmen Miranda Duro, focusing on “Accessibility, ICT, Functional Diversity and Active Ageing”. Carmen is currently undertaking a PhD at RNASA-IMEDIR Research Group, University of A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.

Theodora Bowering, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge (open to all)21st November 2018 at 12.30 in Library Seminar Rooms 1 & 2 

Theordora is currently undertaking a PhD in Centre for Urban Conflict Research (UCR) at the Department of Architecture, at University of Cambridge. Her presentation will focus on: ageing and the city: older people’s everyday mobility and place attachment in East London.

Dr Christian L. Beech, Senior Lecturer, College of Human & Health Sciences, Swansea University (open to all) 23rd January 2019 at 12.30 in Library Seminar Rooms 1 & 2 

Dr Beech is a senior lecturer and programme director of the BSc Social Work programme. Christian has recently completed his PhD in Social Work, which he undertook part-time and which focused on inter professional working with risk and older people in multidisciplinary teams. Christian also undertook his social work training at Swansea qualifying with a Diploma in Social Work and a MSc in Applied Social Studies. Following a career that spanned practitioner and management roles across children and adult services in a range of acute and community mental health services, Christian joined the university in 2007 after winning a secondment to lead a research project aimed at developing an evidence base for social work with older people. Since this time he has been involved in a range of research projects linked to older people and social work and now intends to focus his post-doctoral research on inter professional working between health and social care professionals.

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

Professor du Than is the Chair of The Outsiders Trust and the Sexual Health and Disability Alliance (charity) (SHADA)
Presentation title to follow.

Martin Hodges, Care & Repair England(open to all) 15th May 2019 at Time & 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.”.

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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