New Publication: Social context, art making processes and creative output

Congratulations to SDHI researchers Jacqui Morris, Madalina Toma, Chris Kelly and Thilo Kroll, in collaboration with researchers from NHS Tayside, Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust, Massey University (New Zealand), University of Edinburgh, University of Dundee and University of Stirling who have recently published this paper ‘Social context, art making processes and creative output: a qualitative study exploring how psychosocial benefits of art participation during stroke rehabilitation occur’ in the journal of Disability and Rehabilitation.

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Read the full article here

Citizen Wellbeing Assembly Scotland

CWAS Annual_ConfBookings for the ‘Citizen Wellbeing Assembly Scotland’ Annual Conference are now live! This year’s conference will be held on 25 June in Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.

Join the Citizens Health Wellbeing Assembly to share your experiences, debate pertinent issues, and generate ideas to create a future where we can all enjoy good health and wellbeing across Scotland.  We will collectively identify where these ideas are already being turned into reality and make the connections needed to drive our health and wellbeing.

For further information please see the conference flyer and the Alliance Scotland website

Scottish Universities Insight Institute – Information Sessions

The Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII) will be holding information sessions at the University of St Andrews from 10.30am to 12.30pm and the University of Dundee  from 2pm-4pm on Thursday the 29th January.  These information sessions will provide an overview of the Institute and the Knowledge Exchange funding available.  There will also be a presentation of the outcomes of recent work on Wellbeing which has been undertaken in collaboration with a range of partners including Scotland’s Futures Forum, the Carnegie UK Trust, the Scottish Government, SEPA, Oxfam, Audit Scotland, SCVO, Volunteer Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, The David Hume Institute and Scottish Enterprise.

For further information and registration please visit: http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/AbouttheInstitute/Callforproposals/InformationSessions2015.aspx

Jason Prior on dilemmas in the planning, mapping and design for health and wellbeing

Dr Jason Prior, Associate Professor and Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology (UTS)

IMG_0639, Sydney presented an inspiring and thematically wide-ranging seminar on the understanding of the complex socio-spatial contexts for health and wellbeing. An audio-podcast of the event can now be found here.

New venue – SDHI Research Showcase – Monday 1st December

The SDHI Research Showcase on Monday 1st December will now be held in The School of Physics and Astronomy, North Haugh, University of St Andrews from 2pm until around 7pm.  Researchers are invited to present their work and activities at various work stations.  There will be a short welcome address but mostly the event is meant as a bazaar for conversation and mingling.

If you would like to attend our Research Showcase either to present or merely to come along and see what others are doing then please register your interest with Fred Comerford (fac1 @st-andrews.ac.uk) or Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk)

Further information is available on the flyer or by contacting Fred or Rosanne

SDHI Research Showcase – Monday 1st December

SDHI is hosting a Research Showcase on Monday 1st December in The Gateway Building at the University of St Andrews from 3.30pm until around 7pm.  Researchers are invited to present their work and activities at various work stations.  There will be a short welcome address but mostly the event is meant as a bazaar for conversation and mingling.

If you would like to attend our Research Showcase either to present or merely to come along and see what others are doing then please register your interest with Fred Comerford (fac1 @st-andrews.ac.uk) or Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk) by Monday 6th October.

For further information please see flyer or contact Fred or Rosanne

Congratulations Professor Thilo Kroll!

Thilo KrollSDHI is delighted to announce Thilo has been appointed Professor.  Thilo has been co-director of SDHI since January 2011.  His research focuses on the health, well-being and social participation of people with disabilities. He has received government and charity funding in the United States and the UK (US: Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; UK: Chief Scientist Office, ESRC, EPSRC, SFC, KTP).  Thilo is also co-founder of FRED – Family-Focused Research Education & Development

Thilo’s research focuses on three strands: Access and utilisation of health care services for people with disabilities; inclusive research design, methodology and routine data collection, and health promotion for people with disabilities. In each of these area, he has developed empirical work and published widely.

Since moving to Dundee, he has maintained and developed new national and international collaborations with colleagues from various social science and health-related disciplines to facilitate knowledge sharing and research at the intersection of disability and health.