SDHI Webinar ‘Health professionals’ beliefs about domestic abuse and the issue of disclosure’ now ready for viewing

Today, Dr Caroline Bradbury-Jones and Professor Julie Taylor presented the above SDHI Webinar, which can now be viewed at  in case you have missed it or wish to catch up on a few points. 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

One woman play ‘Acceptance’ (written and performed by Lisa Nicoll) – 3rd November

As part of the SDHI Day of Public Engagement (Public Engagement 031112), Lisa will perform her one woman play ‘Acceptance’ in the Steps Theatre, Central Library, Wellgate Shopping Centre at 1pm on Saturday 3rd November.  Based on true stories, ‘Acceptance’ 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.  Comments and discussion will follow.

For further information please contact Fred Comerford (fac1 or Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell

For further information about Lisa visit

Clinical Career Researcher Fellowships

A new round of NRS fellowships was announced by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) on 1 October. The scheme will allow the successful applicants protected time up to March 2016 to engage in the following activities:

  • Clinical research planning and protocol development

  • Grant writing

  • Carrying out clinical research

  • Leading or hosting multi-centre trials as Chief Investigator or local Principal

  • Investigator participation in commercial research

  • Dissemination of research findings, such as writing papers and presentations at major national and international scientific meetings

NHS Research Scotland (NRS) is inviting applications from clinical NHS staff for funding for a minimum of 0.2 and maximum of 0.4 whole time equivalent (WTE) that may replace or add to existing clinical commitments within the individual’s work plan. Exceptionally applications for 0.5 WTE funding may be considered.

Please find more details and download the application form on the CSO website. The closing date for applications is Friday 9th November.

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

SDHI would like to remind you of the second in a series of events presented by Lisa to be held on Thursday 18th October at 5pm ‘Caked’ – Film presentation and discussion in Lecture Theatre 2, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee 

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………… 

This is a free event and light refreshements will be served after Lisa’s presentation.  For catering purposes, if you would like to attend please contact Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell by Monday 15th October

For further information about Lisa visit

Forthcoming Webinar: Beliefs about domestic abuse and the issue of disclosure

The webinar entitled ‘Health professionals’ beliefs about domestic abuse and the issue of disclosure’ (led by Dr Caroline Bradbury-Jones, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Dundee and Professor Julie Taylor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Dundee and Head of Strategy and Development, Physical Abuse in High Risk Families, NSPCC) will be held on Monday the 15th of October 2012 at 10.30am (BST).  This webinar is free and if you would like to join then please contact Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell

Domestic Abuse webinar

‘Wasteland’ film and discussion well received by Dundee audience

The film ‘Wasteland’ portrays a group of teenagers as they come to terms with the loss of one of their friends a year earlier. They grieve in their very personal ways, struggle with other challenges such as parental alcohol abuse, and feelings of guilt. The short film presentation was followed by a discussion with writer and director Lisa Nicoll who answered questions about the development of the story plot, the use of the film in schools to stimulate debates with pupils about issues such als alcohol use and its consequences and bereavement. The film was the first in a series of films, readings and plays that SDHI is hosting in partnership with the author. The next presentation will be on the 18th October at 5pm when the film ‘Caked’ will be shown.