SDHI colleagues nominated for Clinical Academic Research Awards 2015

Debbie and GavinCongratulations to Dr Debbie Baldie and Gavin Wylie in SDHI who have been nominated for the NMAHP Clinical Academic Research Awards 2015. These awards are open to all Scottish based Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals and will recognise excellence and be given for the following categories:

  • Innovaton
    – of ideas, services or research methods
  • Impact or Potential for Impact
    – research that has had or has the potential to have significant impact on services and outcomes
    – research that has added important knowledge to inform the training of NMAHPs at undergraduate, postgraduate or CPD level
  • Personal Achievement/Development
    – early career researcher: individuals showing promise as potential high quality researchers
    – research leadership: examples of exemplary leadership either within an NHS or HEI context

Nominees will attend a national event in the Autumn in Edinburgh – where the winners will be announced.

Involving Service Users In Designing their Own Sensing Technologies to Help Manage Health Problems

Dr Katie Siek, Associate Professor for Informatics at Indiana University in Bloomington presented a very inspiring seminar today that was co-hosted between Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) and SDHI and chaired by Dr Wendy Moncur. If you missed the opportunity to attend the seminar or wish to listen again we are pleased to provide you with an audiopodcast of the event. IMG_2088

Social Dimensions of Addiction Symposium and Workshop – 9th October 2015

An interdisciplinary Symposium and Workshop on the ‘Social Dimensions of Addiction’ will be held on Friday 9th October from 9.00am to 4.30pm in room 1G05, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee. This will follow the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) Congress ( which takes place from the 5th to the 8th of October in Dundee.

We plan to bring together academics, practitioners and service user organisations to explore topics such as housing, homelessness and addiction; disability, societal participation and addiction; ageing, loneliness and alcohol use; social and health-related inequalities in association with addiction.

Please see our flyer for preliminary details. If you are interested in presenting and/or attending our symposium and workshop, please contact us at

SDHI/DJCAD Seminar – Wednesday 26 August at 3pm

Katie Siek seminar flyer 260815Katie Siek from Indiana University Bloomington will show how applying theories from psychology, design and business to application design gradually improved acceptance and appropriation in underserved communities. This FREE seminar will take place on Wednesday 26th August at 3pm in 1G06, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee ALL WELCOME

Please see the seminar flyer for further information.  To register your attendance please email Rosanne r.c.bell

Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust & DCA’s Free Participatory Arts and Health Event – It’s good for your health!

THAT logoThis event is being held on Thursday 17th September 2015 from 9.15am – 4.00pm at Dundee Contemporary Arts.

Participate in this exchange which demonstrates positive partnerships between Arts, Health and Mainstream Cultural Organisations. This event should be of interest to Arts and Health Professionals, Researchers, Artists, Educators, Statutory and Voluntary organisation.

If you would like to attend, please confirm your attendance by email to either :
kneill@ or ckelly3@

Health, Human Rights and Development – Symposium – 6 October 2015

SDHI is planning to hold this interdisciplinary and interprofessional Symposium and Workshop on ‘Health, Human Rights and Development’ on Tuesday the 6th of October 2015 from 1.45pm at the University of Dundee. We aim to bring together researchers, practitioners, NGO representatives to focus on health and health care issues from a human rights and development perspective. Please help us make the afternoon interesting and successful.

Please see our flyer for preliminary details. If you are interested in presenting and/or attending our symposium and workshop, please contact us at

Final Report – The situation of people who are at risk of homelessness in the city of Dundee

Research has taken place across various church based initiatives in Dundee known as the Dundee Drop In Network and this report reveals the situation of people who are at risk of homelessness in the city of Dundee. These initiatives provide crisis support for people who need access to food, a place to meet and access to information and advice. Over recent times the demands on such services has increased due to the welfare cuts and the impact of benefit sanctions.

Developed as a partnership between Dundee Drop In Network, Faith in Community Dundee and the University of Dundee, active collaboration between volunteers from the drop in services and students from the University resulted in the completion of the research data.

The final report can be viewed here