If you have followed us over the last few years you will have noticed that we continue to add new ways of sharing information. A few things, we have given up over the years (such as the compilation of social dimension news items), others have been of secondary importance (e.g. the use of our Facebook page). Now we are adding podcasts to our spectrum of media tools. We are making a start with an audio podcast version of Emma Burnett’s webinar presentation [Foto by Stuart Miles] but we are expecting to use podcasting in other ways in the future as well (e.g. SDHI seminars and events, interviews). At the moment we are using audio podcasting only. Hope you will be enjoying this service.
Emma Burnett, Lecturer in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at the University of Dundee presented a very informative Webinar on how to use social media in research. Emma is currently a PhD student and has made use of the numerous opportunities that Twitter for example present for PhD students to network, provide social support and share information and resources. Emma also spoke about how social media can be used to disseminate research findings to broad and targeted audiences for impact. Social media are here to stay and it is useful to reflect about how to engage with these technologies in a meaningful and safe way. If you have missed Emma’s talk, you can listen to it here on our website. You have the choice between an audio podcast
and the webinar that includes the full slide presentation (available shortly). We are working towards improving the audio quality. So apologies if it is not perfect. [Foto by MR Lightman]
This seminar which the Space & Society Research Group, School of the Environment are hosting, will be held on Wednesday 5th March from 1pm-4pm in 3G05 Lecture Theatre 2, the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee.
Presentations will include:
Participatory GIS (P-GIS) in environmental decision-making: moving between decision-making scales, Steve Cinderby, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York
Mapping stories: communities and qualitative GIS, Dr Phil Jones, School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
Making sense of citizen mapping: opportunities and challenges, Dr Wen Lin, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University
If you would like to attend please contact Alistair Geddes (a.y.geddes @dundee.ac.uk)
We are pleased to announce that Dr Jacqui Morris, Senior Research Fellow in SDHI, University of Dundee and Research Lead for Allied Health Professions in NHS Tayside received the University of Dundee College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing (CMDN) prestigious early career award. Jacqui has quickly become an inspiring research leader in the area of stroke rehabilitation and we are proud that Jacqui is one of our own in SDHI. Well done!
The SDHI strategy for the years 2014-2018, we have entitled ‘Connecting to Transform Lives’. It builds on the 10 years of successful, interdisciplinary, collaborative and innovative SDHI work and is a continuation of ‘Building Bridges’. ‘Connecting to Transform Lives’ emphasises the focus on social and health-related impact, and it stresses that this is best achieved through partnership working.
We aim to connect the best expertise, locally, nationally and internationally across academia, practice, public and non-statutory partners and communities to engage in research, knowledge mobilisation and capacity and capability building to improve health, wellbeing and social participation of people over the life course.
SDHI is collaborating with researchers from the University of Manchester, University of Edinburgh, Queen’s University Belfast and NHS Fife to explore the relationship between disability, domestic abuse and access to maternity care. Funded by Wellbeing of Women, the research will identify the barriers faced by disabled women who experience domestic abuse and develop strategies for improving their access to needed maternity services. This is a multi-phase study involving individual interviews with women and focus group interviews with maternity care practitioners. More information can be found at http://www.dundee.ac.uk/pressreleases/2013/november13/maternitystudy.htm
We are currently in the process of recruiting women who have a health condition or impairment, have experienced domestic abuse and have used maternity services recently. It is really important to learn from women’s experiences and listen to their suggestions for improvement. Please help us publicise our study and assist us with the identification of women who may wish to take part in this important study. You can help us in sharing and liking our facebook page www.facebook.com/maternitystudy The page also contains a short video with further information.
This event is part of the Space & Society Research Group seminar series turning the spotlights to developments in ‘non-quantitative GIS’ – an umbrella term for recent developments including participatory mapping, public participation GIS, and qualitative/mixed-methods GIS. This seminar will be held on Wednesday 5th March from 1pm-4pm in the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee. Three external speakers who will be contributing are detailed below.