Forthcoming events

Webinar – Disability and human rights: Global perspectives

We are delighted to announce the following Webinar which will take place on

Wednesday 13th April 2016 at 2.00pm (GMT)

led by

Edurne Garcia Iriarte

Assistant Professor and Director of MSc in Disability Studies
Trinity College Dublin

Disability and human rights: Global perspectives

Please see webinar flyer for further information.

If you would like to join this webinar please contact:
Rosanne Bell ( or Fred Comerford (


SDHI is delighted to announce a further Seminar to be held on

Thursday 5th May 2016 at 2.00pm in room 1S05, Dahousie Building, University of Dundee

‘It’s All in The Detail – creative practices within social care’

A presentation by artists and their collaborators exploring the innovative work with people with profound learning disabilities on the Artlink Ideas Team

Please see seminar flyer for further information

All Welcome
If you would like to attend, please contact Rosanne Bell (

Conference 2016

Emerging priorities in mental health and addiction: the Virtual World, Ageing and Migration

3rd June 2016,  St Andrews

The 8th SDHI conference; Delivered in partnership with the European Network on Training, Evaluation and Research in Mental Health (ENTER) and the Center for Addiction Research and Education Scotland (CARES).

Postgraduate Retreat 2016

SDHI is delighted to once again be hosting a 2-day retreat for postgraduate students and early career researchers engaged in applied health research from Monday 6th to Tuesday 7th June 2016.  The retreat will be held at Kindrogan Field Centre near Pitlochry and is open to all (health-related) researchers in the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee 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

SDHI Seminars

The SDHI hosts a regular series of seminars involving internationally renowned speakers. There is no fixed format for these events, and they will include combinations of the following:

  • Internationally reknowned speaker plus local discussants
  • Head-to-head debates
  • Researcher presentation plus service lead response
  • Interactive workshop-style component
  • Focused poster displays

These will normally be held between 3 and 5pm on Thursday or Friday afternoons. Visit our webpages for regular updates, follow us on Twitter, or contact us per e-mail. Nominations for speakers should be sent to Thilo Kroll, email: