SDHI meets the public

SDHI is pleased to announce funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for our second annual public engagement event in Dundee Central Library. The event will take place on 3rd November 2012 and will be part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science and Dundee Science Festival. Researchers involved in multidisciplinary work in Dundee and St Andrews, and some affiliated research groups, will be on hand to showcase their work and to discuss how their research connects with peoples lives. More information soon…..

New Collaboration with Writer, Filmmaker and Actress

SDHI is delighted about the collaboration with Lisa Nicoll, who has written many acclaimed scripts, books, plays and short films. We will be showing some of her work in the autumn and invite the public to these key events. In June we reported about her most recent film ‘Wasteland’, which we will also show in a few months time. In addition, to these events, we look forward to working with Lisa on a number of upcoming projects on social dimensions topics. Please stay tuned for dates, venue and general updates about these events.

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Video of SDHI seminar presentation ‘Cancer rehabilitation and family-focused preventive interventions’ now available

Research Professor Catherine Marshall, Northern Arizona University presented on the topic ‘Cancer rehabilitation and family-focused preventive interventions’ on July 10th.

Gozde Ozakinci wrote a personal report about the event on her blog. Check it out HERE

The video stream of the presentation is now available for viewing.

New Associate Director

We are delighted to announce that Dr Gozde Ozakinci has joined the SDHI management team as an Associate Director.

Gozde is also a lecturer in health psychology in the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews.  She gained her BA in Psychology in Istanbul, Turkey (1995, Bogazici University). Like pretty much all psychology students Gozde thought she wanted to be a clinical psychologist. Luckily, she had the opportunity to be a community service volunteer in a psychiatric hospital in Cardiff for a year which gave her some taste of an environment she might work in. Gozde decided against studying clinical psychology but instead went into health psychology which fed her research ambition more. She did her MSc in Health Psychology at the University College London. Following a two-year stint as a teaching assistant at the Istanbul Bilgi University, Gozde moved to USA to do her PhD at the Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey in social/health psychology. Then she had the opportunity to come to the University of St Andrews as a postdoc (2004) and has been a lecturer in health psychology since 2006. Gozde is also an honorary member of staff at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre working with cancer patients.

Gozde is broadly interested in health-related cognitions, affect, and behaviours. She mostly works with cancer patients (although not exclusively) around issues following cancer diagnosis and treatment that include fears of cancer recurrence and behaviour change. But Gozde can’t really sum up all the areas she is working in so please check her website:

Forthcoming Seminar – Cancer rehabilitation and family-focused preventive intervention

SDHI are delighted to announce our forthcoming seminar ‘Cancer rehabilitation and family-focused preventive intervention’ which will be led by Catherine Marshall, Research Professor, Educational Psychology, Northern Arizona University.  This seminar will be held in Baxter 1.36, 1st Floor, Tower Building, University of Dundee, at 4pm.  For further information please see flyer Catherine Marshall seminar 10 July 2012