Film Screening and Discussion “The Inmates are Running the Asylum: Stories from the Mental Patients Association”

“The Inmates are Running the Asylum: Stories from the Mental Patients Association” Screening and Discussion.

Filmmaker Dr Megan Davies joins academics and activists from Edinburgh, Stirling and Queen Margaret Universities, CAPS Advocacy and NHS Lothian Mental Health and Wellbeing Team, discussing film/the arts, mental health, and the emerging field of “Mad People’s History”.

Wednesday 15 October 2014, 7-9pm in Seminar Rooms 1-2, University of Edinburgh, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square

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Please email Tessa Parkes t.s.parkes or call Kirsten on 01312735116 to book a place.

Pre-Viva PhD Seminar – “The use and impact of patient feedback in General Practice – A realistic evaluation”

Deborah Baldie, Division of Population Health Sciences and SDHI/SNM will be presenting her pre-viva seminar entitled “The use and impact of patient feedback in General Practice – A realistic evaluation” on Friday 25th July at 10am in Morlich/Nevis, The Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee

Further information is available on the flyer

New Publication: How does domestic abuse impact disabled women’s access and utilisation of maternity care?

SDHI researchers Jenna Breckenridge and Thilo Kroll, in collaboration with researchers from the Universities of Manchester, Edinburgh and Queen’s University Belfast, have recently published a review of the literature relating to disability, domestic abuse and access to maternity careAlthough disabled women are significantly more likely to experience domestic abuse during pregnancy than non-disabled women, very little is known about how maternity care access and utilisation is affected by the co-existence of disability and domestic abuse. This new publication brings together international literature to explore the factors that facilitate or compromise access to care, the consequences of inadequate care, and the effectiveness of existing strategies for improvement. Read the full article here

Collaborative Project on Improving the Response to Energy Disruption for Vulnerable People in Extreme Weather Events

A collaborative project between SDHI researchers, Dr Ed Hall and Professor Thilo Kroll at the University of Dundee and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) in Perth has just launched. The project is funded as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership. Dr Irina Connon, as a KTP Associate will work as a researcher employed by the University of Dundee but based in the company offices of SSE in Perth to improve the response to energy disruption for vulnerable communities and people in Scotland and England. We will bring you regular updates about the project in the future.

Video of SDHI Seminar by Dr Andrea Rodriguez now available


In her presentation on the 19th June 2014, Dr Andrea Rodriguez explored the life experiences of young gang members in Rio de Janeiro who had been involved in drug trafficking. She highlighted the challenges they were facing when attempting to make the transition into a life without crime. Moreover, she laid out some strategies to facilitate the transition. The seminar was introduced by Dr Fernando Fernandes, SDHI.

SDHI Postgraduate Retreat – 29th-30th September 2014

We are delighted to once again be hosting a 2-day retreat for postgraduate students and early career researchers engaged in applied health research from Monday 29th to Tuesday 30th September 2014. The retreat will be held at Kindrogan Field Centre near Pitlochry and is open to all (health-related) researchers in the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, with a preference for those who self-define as ‘early career’. Accommodation and meals are included in the retreat fee. To register your interest in attending the retreat please contact Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell

Further information can be found on the flyer