Qualitative Research and GIS – Seminar 5th March

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)

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Congratulations to Dr Jacqui Morris on her early career award of the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing at the University of Dundee

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!


SDHI Strategy 2014-2018 – Connecting to transform lives

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.Connecting to transform flyer

Disabled women’s access to maternity care when they experience domestic abuse

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.

Space and Society Research Group Seminar

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.

Steve Cinderby – Deputy Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York – a leading proponent of participatory GIS – see  http://www.york.ac.uk/sei/staff/steve-cinderby/

Dr Phil Jones, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Geography, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University of Birmingham – particular interests in in research methods, including qualitative GIS, mobile interviewing, and arts-based approaches – see http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/gees/people/profile.aspx?ReferenceId=9688

Dr Wen Lin, Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University – working at the intersections between critical GIS, citizen participation and urban governance – see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/gps/staff/profile/wen.lin#tab_research

A full programme will be available shortly and if you would like to attend please contact Alistair Geddes (a.y.geddes @dundee.ac.uk)

Webinar – Violently acquired spinal cord injury in Haiti

Haiti graffiti by 'Jerry'. Picture from Fiona Stephenson, 2012SDHI is delighted to announce a further Webinar led by Fiona Stephenson, Clinical Nurse Specialist (UK), Co-ordinator of the Haiti Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Database and Haiti Spinal Cord Injury Working Group, entitled ‘Violently acquired spinal cord injury in Haiti’. This Webinar will be held on Tuesday 11th March at 4.30pm (GMT). Fiona is a contributor to the book “Gun Violence, Disability and Recovery” (Surviving Gun Violence Project, 2014). If you would like to join this Webinar please contact Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk)

Further information is available on the flyer