Past events

SDHI Webinar – Violently acquired spinal cord injury in Haiti

On Tuesday 11th March 2014, Fiona Stephenson, Clinical Nurse Specialist and founding member of the Haiti Spinal Cord Injury Working Group and Co-ordinator of the Haiti Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Database presented an inspiring and insightful webinar on the context of violence as the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in Haiti. Fiona, who is also a Co-Founder of the International Network of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses and the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS), discussed in her webinar the challenges to providing basic life sustaining care and rehabilitation for gunshot injury survivors in a resource poor environment. Mortality and medical complications are extremely high, skill and extensive despite the great skill, creative mindsets and phenomenal willpower of the health care teams on the ground. The earthquake that shattered Haiti in 2010 has taken a further toll on a very rudimentary health care infrastructure. Gun violence is not abating. Despite much innovation and legislative changes, people who live with the disabling consequences of violence still find it difficult to find support, accessible environments and opportunities for full societal participation and inclusion. Many promising facilities are threatened by closure due to a lack of funding. But despite all adversity, there were many stories of hope, human spirit and resilience, of people pulling together and becoming advocates for their own life, against gun violence and for better support services and health care.

Fiona’s webinar presentation can be viewed here.  We will add an audiopodcast shortly.

Dr Damien Williams, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews gave a very nuanced and greatly reflective response to Fiona Stephenson’s presentation.

If you would like to learn more about gun violence in Haiti and its disabling consequences, we recommend to purchase the book ‘Gun Violence, Disability and Recovery’, edited by Cate Buchanan, Director of the Surviving Gun Violence Project. The book is available as an ebook or paperback on the organisation’s website.

Gun violence, disability and recovery

Cate Buchanan, Director of the Surviving Gun Violence Project based in Sydney, presented a Webinar on her forthcoming book that has been developed over the past 3 years with contributors from around the globe. It brings together survivors of gun violence and their experiences and very personal stories with those of advocates and activists, academic researchers and professionals from many disciplines. Unlike most studies of gun violence it does not focus on prevention or mortality but on the disabling consequences of gun violence in various contexts. Examples from Haiti, Burundi, the United States and many other countries are included in the book. Gun violence, Disability and Recovery is positioned at the intersection of health, human rights and disability and grounded in a social justice, public health and environmentally focused understanding. The book is seen as a starting point of further research, advocacy and knowledge mobilisation activities of this emerging network.
A recording of the webinar and the new book Gun Violence,Disability and Recovery is now available to view here and Cate’s PowerPoint presentation is available here

SDHI Seminar presentation on transportation and community

On Tuesday 17th December Lia Poeder, visiting Occupational Therapy researcher from the United States presented findings from an exploratory study on community access, public transport and participation as part of an SDHI seminar. The recording (apologies for some sound problems which resulted from construction activity in adjacent rooms) and the slide presentation are now available. The study embraces a socio-relational understanding of disabled access. Built-environment accessibility is crucial. However, making sure that buildings and transportation options are physically accessible is not enough. The ‘human factor’ is of equal if not greater importance to ensure that people with disabilities can actually use public transportation in a purposeful and safe way. You can watch the video recording of the seminar here.


SDHI Webinar – Spatial dimensions of repeat prescribing safety in UK general practice

On Thursday the 28th of November, Dr Suzanne Grant, Social Anthropologist and Lecturer in Population Health Science at the University of Dundee presented her Webinar ‘Spatial Dimensions of Repeat Prescribing Safety in UK General Practice: An Ethnographic Study’. To view the recording of Suzanne’s Webinar click here. 

For further information please contact Suzanne at s.m.grant @dundee.ac.uk

Public Engagement Day

SDHI had a successful day in the Overgate shopping center in Dundee on November 2nd  We set up stall for 9.00 am and entertained the public with puzzles about multidisciplinary working and some of our research projects through until 6.00pm. We were joined GoSHARE who were recruiting people for their database. We estimate that around 200 people visited the stalls throughout the day.  SDHI was supported by Lia Poeder  and Bradley Grier from North Carolina and Peter Rome from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Dundee. We were funded by the Economic and social Research Council as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science and the event was also part of Dundee Science Festival.
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SDHI Postgraduate Retreat

After a hiatus of two years SDHI held its annual retreat for postgraduate students and early career researchers in Kindrogan on October 30-31 again. A diverse group of students and staff from many disciplines from St Andrews and Dundee discussed – in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere – what it means to undertake a PhD, how to address challenging methodological questions, career pathways, how to write for publication and how to maximise impact of research. Students and researchers presented their work and stimulated debate and constructive feedback. We feel encouraged by the positive feedback to continue with these workshops in the following years. For a personal reflection on the retreat, please visit this blog entry.

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SDHI Seminar (in partnership with the School of Management, University of St Andrews)

Karen Harlos, Associate Professor, Department of Business and Administration, University of Winnipeg presented her seminar Mining the management literature to improve healthcare on Tuesday 8th October at the University of St Andrews.  Karen’s presentation is available to view here

The challenges involved in achieving practice change

Dr Roger Dunston, Associate Professor, Centre for Research in Learning and Change, University of Technology, Sydney presented an SDHI seminar on 19th September 2013 on the question ‘Why is significant practice change is so difficult to achieve?’ He drew on a range of social science theories and ethnographic examples to stimulate discussion of the audience, which included students and academics from various disciplines at the universities of Dundee and St Andrews as well as health and social care professionals. The issue of scale was a key focus: How can systemic and organisational change filter down to behavioural change and how can individual role modelling contribute to organisational change? Does ‘best practice’ exist and if so, is it transferable? How can organisational change be achieved at the intersection of multiple professions with different ‘cultures’ and foci? What are the lessons for interprofessional learning and teaching? Watch the video and the discussion

http://vimeo.com/75082905

Bringing rehabilitation outcome measurement in line with what matters to people after stroke: Watch our Webinar

On Wednesday 17th July, Dr Helen Moore, SDHI presented a webinar with study findings that highlight what matters to people after stroke. Current outcome measures in rehabilitation practice are not well matched to what matters to patients as they participate in community rehabilitation. Their lack of accessibility precludes in many cases assessments from the patient perspective. If you missed the Webinar, here is a chance to listen to the Webinar again and to look at the slides. The research team would be very interested in hearing your views, experiences, thoughts etc. Please contact the PI for the study, Dr Thilo Kroll at t.kroll @ dundee.ac.uk


Care Space 1: Future Designs for Wellbeing Symposium and Workshop

On Thursday 27th June, an interdisciplinary group of academics and practitioners came together on invitation of SDHI and the Geddes Institute of Urban Research at the University of Dundee to discuss the future of care space design in urban environments. The group consisted of architects, town planners, geographers, psychologist, artists, occupational therapists, computing specialists and nurses. As demographics are changing towards an increasingly aging population who predominantly live in single households there has also been a reduction in care home places and a move towards providing personal and health care in people’s home environments. At the symposium implications of these developments on the design of homes, services and age-friendly cities was examined. The role of urban green spaces and technology was highlighted as much as the need to engage communities in planning efforts. Communication is essential and planers need to be cognisant of people traditionally left out of planning efforts (e.g. People with communication disabilities or learning disabilities). Also it is important to consider how different individuals and population groups experience and perceive their environment. The importance of links between home, hospital and community environments was highlighted and the need to assist ‘vulnerable’ citizens with the navigation of complex communities and services. We will provide further summaries and updates of this event soon

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Mobilising Knowledge to Improve Health Care – Workshop

This workshop, part of an NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme-funded research project on approaches to knowledge mobilisation (KM) in health care, was held in London on Tuesday 25th June 2013.  The project seeks to promote cross-sector and cross-country learning.  To do this it is mapping the KM strategies currently used by prominent research funders, research producers and research intermediaries in health care, social care and education.  It is teasing out the models and theories that underpin these strategies.  It is also exploring what is known about their success or otherwise. More information about the project can be found here.

The aim of the workshop was to share emerging findings with key stakeholders in NHS research. Participants considered the best ways to ensure that the study findings can be used to improve KM strategies and ultimately health services through presentations, discussion and debate.

SDHI Webinar

‘Ageing and compound caregivers of people with learning disabilities’ 
Professor Liz Perkins
, Associate Director, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, presented her Webinar on Thursday 18th April.  The Webinar recording can be found here


SDHI Seminar

20130325-183700.jpgDisability Surveillance using National Household Surveys in the United States: Where have we been and where are we going?’, Eric Lauer, Research Specialist, Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire, United States presented the above seminar on Monday 25th March.  A recording of this seminar will be available shortly.


SDHI Webinar

‘Secondary datasets in disability and health: tools for researchers using United States datasets’  Arun Karpur and William Erickson, Cornell University, New York presented the above SDHI Webinar on Thursday 6th December.  A recording of this webinar is now available on line or to download.

SDHI’s 2nd Day of Public Engagement

As part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science and Dundee Science Festival, SDHI once again hosted a day of public engagement ‘Taking control of wellbeing and social participation’ on Saturday the 3rd of November from 10am to 3pm in Dundee Central Library, Wellgate Shopping Centre.

 

Health and Wellbeing through Literature, Film & Theatre by Lisa Nicoll

SDHI hosted a series of events presented by Lisa

Saturday 3rd November at 1pm - Short Play (written and performed by Lisa)

Acceptance is Lisa’s first one woman play.  Based on true stories, follows the story of Scarlet, 30, who since the age of 15 has spent her life trying to fit in and be liked and loved by others – friends, family and men.  Pressured by her need to be popular and fit into her surroundings she finds the easiest way to make herself feel confident, strong, chatty and liked is to go out and have a drink.

     

Thursday 18th October at 5pm - Film presentation and discussion

Caked follows the story of teenager Jess who struggles to keep her family together after her father is sent to prison. Jess becomes a carer for her mum who has not left her bed for weeks and for her younger sister who has become quiet and withdrawn. Jess works in a shop, studies at school and cooks and cleans.  She shuts everyone else out in a bid to protect her family and in doing so takes a path she would not have chosen…………

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Thursday 4th October at 5pm - Film presentation and discussion

Wasteland is a short film written & directed by Lisa Nicoll. It is based on research carried out with teenagers in the Coatbridge Locality. Over a series of 7 weeks Lisa gained stories about what it is like to live in the area as a teenager, she then brought all the stories together and wrote the short drama script Wasteland.

For further information about Lisa visit www.lisanicoll.co.uk

SDHI Webinar

‘Health professionals’ beliefs about domestic abuse and the issue of Disclosure’  Dr Caroline Bradbury-Jones, School of Nursing & Midwifery and Professor Julie Taylor, School of Nursing & Midwifery and Head of Strategy and Development (Physical Abuse in High Risk Families) NSPCC presented the above SDHI Webinar on Monday 15th October. This webinar can now be viewed here Please note, in order to view it you would need a Java enabled web browser. Some mobile devices are not enabled at this time. Please continue the discussion by emailing us at SDHI @dundee.ac.uk.

SDHI Seminar

“Employer practices in retention, advancement, and inclusion of people with disabilities” Susanne Bruyère, Professor of Disability Studies, Director of Employment & Disability Institute, ILR School, Cornell University on Monday 17th September 2012
For further information please see Susanne Bruyere seminar 17 September 2012 flyer

Susanne’s presentation is available to view here

Pre-Viva PhD Seminar

“A realistic evaluation approach to understanding the uptake of cardiovascular health checks”, Ruth Dryden

Tuesday 18th September 2012 at 11.30am
Esk/Bruar, The Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee
For further information please see Ruth Dryden viva seminar flyer

SDHI Seminar

‘Cancer rehabilitation and family-focused preventive intervention’, Catherine Marshall, Research Professor, Educational Psychology, Northern Arizona University

Tuesday 10th July, 2012 at 4.00pm

Baxter 1.36, 1st Floor, Tower Building, University of Dundee
for further details please click Catherine Marshall seminar 10 July 2012

The video stream of the presentation is now available for viewing.
http://vimeo.com/45580561

SDHI Webinar

‘Public Health and Disability: Unlikely but emerging partners’, Don Lollar, Director of Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Professor, Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University in Portland

Thursday 21st June, at 5.00pm (UK time)
You can view a recording of the webinar here

SDHI Seminar

Rethinking the ‘war on obesity’: an ethical argument, Dr Stacy Carter, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney

Friday 18th May 2012, 2.00pm-4.00pm

Room 2F13, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
Dr Carter’s presentation will be available shortly

Centre for Medical Education Seminar (Co-hosted with SDHI)

‘Communication matters: doctors must learn with, from and about colleagues and patients’, Professor Alan Bleakley, University of Plymouth

Tuesday 15th May 2012, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Room 2S13, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
Professor Bleakley’s presentation can be viewed here

SDHI Webinar

‘Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS): Challenges for people with low literacy and learning disabilities’, Karen Ritchie, Head of Knowledge Management and Deepa Jahagirdar, Research Associate, Health Improvement Scotland

Wednesday 9th May 2012

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The full webinar can be viewed here

SDHI participation in Meet the Scientist

SDHI was present at the recent “Meet the Scientist” event in the Dundee Science Center. The event allowed school children and the public to meet and discuss some of the scientific work taking place in The Universities of Dundee, St Andrews and Abertay.

SDHI asked people to prioritise what they value about health care apart from their health.

SDHI Webinar

‘Surviving Gun Violence Project’, Cate Buchanan, Director of the Surviving Gun Violence Project

Thursday 15th March 2012, 10.00am (UK time)
You can view the slides from the presentation here
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For the full presentation and discussion click here SDHI Webinar ‘Surviving Gun Violence’

SDHI Workshop

Social Network Analysis workshop led by Professor Robert Raeside, Professor of Applied Statistics, Edinburgh Napier University

Tuesday 6th March 2012, 1.00pm-4.30pm

Room 2F15, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
Social Network Analysis Workshop

Seminar (Co-hosted with the Centre for Medical Education)

‘Professional norms: combining sociological and philosophical perspectives on professionalism in healthcare’, Professor Alan Cribb, King’s College London

Monday 13th February 2012, 3.00pm-5.00pm

Room 2F13, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
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Geography SDHI Seminar

‘Using links as basic data in social science research’, Dr Kaberi Gayen, Associate Professor, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Monday 28th November 2011, 2-4pm, Room 2G14 Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Pre-Viva PhD Seminar

“Exploring the pathways to poor health in the ‘hidden population’ with low literacy”, Phyllis Easton

Thursday 24th November 2011, 11.00am

Meeting Room 1, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Airlie Place, Dundee

Geography Seminar

‘Critical Geographies of Well-Being’, Dr Tim Schwanen, University of Oxford; Dr Sarah Atkinson, Durham University, Dr Thilo Kroll, University of Dundee, Dr Ed Hall, University of Dundee

Wednesday, 16 November 2011, Dalhousie 3G02, 1-4pm (tea/coffee at 2.30), University of Dundee

Seminar

‘Thinking about a good life for people with learning/intellectual disabilities’, Prof Jan Walmsley

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 3.00pm-5.00pm

Room 2S17, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Public Engagement

‘Communities, wellbeing and science’: SDHI Day of Public Engagement
29 October 2011, 10.00am-4.00pm
Dundee Central Library, Wellgate Shopping Centre

Knowledge exchange event

‘Increasing the Resilience of Vulnerable Adults to Natural Hazards and Disasters’
28 September 2011, Dundee

Past Conferences

Exploiting Existing Data for Health Research
9th-11th September 2011, St Andrews

‘Making Health Care Safer’ Learning from Social and Organisational Research
27-28 June 2011, St Andrews

International Conference on Rehabilitation and Participation: ‘Building Bridges between Researchers, Practitioners and Service Users
4-5 May 2011, Dundee

Exploiting Existing Data for Health Research
17-19 September 2009, St Andrews

Enhancing Self Care – Helping People to Help Themselves
15-17 September 2008, St Andrews

Exploiting Existing Data for Health Research
18-20 September 2007, St Andrews

Support for Self Care: An Update
30 April 2007, Dundee

Enhancing Self Care – The Evidence Base
3-5 May 2006, West Park Conference Centre, Dundee

What have we learned since the Black report?
30 September – 1 October 2004, St Andrews

Past Events

What should we do about transplant organs? An interdisciplinary workshop on the ethics and economics of a medical crisis
30 June 2010, Parliament Hall, St Andrews

Implementing a Knowledge Exchange/Knowledge Mobilisation Practice
10 June 2010, St Andrews

SHIP Training Course – Modern demographic methods in epidemiology
1-3 June 2010, St Andrews

SHIP Advanced Training Workshop
6-10 April 2010, St Andrews

Safer together? Exploring collective learning for safer patient care
25 February 2010, University of Glasgow

Share your experiences of researching health care organisations! HORnet
24 November 2009, St Andrews

ESRC Research Seminar Series – “Making sense of Knowledge Production”
6 November 2009, St Andrews

A National Workshop to Share and Discuss Research Findings into Clinical Networks
4 February 2009, Manchester

SDHI Launch Event
3 December 2003, St Andrews

Past SDHI Seminars

SDHI Workshop

The Impact of Art Therapy on Health