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The Royal Society – Scientists Newsletter

Capture Nominations are open for the Royal Society medal & awards.

The Royal Society awards a number of medals, awards and prize lectures which provide an opportunity to recognise outstanding scientific achievement. The awards range from subject specific medals to those celebrating the communication and promotion of science.

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Dementia 2020 – The next Phase


Dementia 2020 – The Next Phase is an opportunity to consider progress of the Implementation Plan up to 2018 and will assess whether it has achieved the actions included as it moves into phase two. This conference will allow participants hearing from senior leaders from many of the key partner organisations involved in the 2020 Challenge.

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Faculty of Health & Wellbeing lunchtime research seminar series


Addressing the issue of safer staffing in community care settings: shining the spotlight on doing things differently. – Tuesday 14th March at 12-1pm (lunch & networking from 11.30am)

This session presents the outcomes of participatory research with community nurses that addresses the gaps and challenges in developing a robust way of measuring safe staffing levels on which to base decisions about commissioning of future health and care services for people in or close to their own homes.  Continue reading Faculty of Health & Wellbeing lunchtime research seminar series

8th Annual Baby Room Conference 31.3.17 – BOOK NOW!

8th Annual Baby Room Conference 31.3.17 – BOOK NOW!

This annual conference provides time and space to listen, reflect, discuss and debate the education and care of babies and young children from birth to two. It is for anyone whose studies and/or work involve babies’ early learning and development. The day includes presentations by internationally renowned speakers with time to ask questions, to meet new people, to reflect and to browse exhibitors’ stands over refreshments and lunch.

The conference is free for staff and £15 for students – please encourage your students to attend if it is of relevance to them.

Please make all bookings (staff and students) via this link

#HealthResearchKent – Kent Wide Research Day

On the 13th January 2017, NHS Research & Development Departments from across Kent will be hosting a health research event at Woolf College in the University of Kent.

The Kent-wide Research Day aims to celebrate health research taking place across Kent. The day will feature plenary sessions, presentations and workshops. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Staff from the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be facilitating workshops, and there will be a Canterbury Christ Church stand in the foyer.

The event is free to attend but there are a limited number of places available.

For more information and to register click here

Cultural Engagement for Wellbeing: launch of the Lunchtime Research Seminar Series

This year’s Faculty of Health & Wellbeing lunchtime research seminar series launched with a presentation by Nick Ewbank on Cultural Engagement for Wellbeing.

Nick spoke about his current work with the Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts & Health and others on a project funded by a Wellcome Trust seed award (£50,000). The project investigates the impacts of engaging in mainstream cultural activity on people’s health and wellbeing and on social connectedness. A further aim is to contribute to policy formation and decision making in respect of cultural engagement as a wider determinant of population health and wellbeing.

We learned that the project idea had grown from collaborations on previously funded work with the Arts and  Humanities Research Council (AHRC).  The development of both the AHRC bid and the Wellcome Trust application were supported by the RKE team in the Research and Enterprise Development Centre.

Nick also spoke about the process of bringing on board new partners and experts to supplement the experience of the original team.

Nick outlined the components of the current work which are:

  • data analysis
  • literature review
  • developing a wellbeing measure for the cultural sector, and
  • investigating barriers to access.

He also described how ‘developing a measure’ was proving to be more complex than originally imagined and there were now discussions with the Wellcome Trust to postpone this component to a later stage.

The aim is to use the seed award to prepare for a larger, collaborative award with the Wellcome Trust (up to £1.5m over 5 years).

We were also treated to a brief history of the development of medicine and the arts and there were fruitful questions and discussions, for example around the problems of defining terms such as ‘cultural engagement’.

For those that couldn’t make it, slides from the presentations are available on request from FHWB.RKEassistant@canterbury.ac.uk

Other seminars coming up this term

The other seminars planned for this term are given below. The presentations run from 12-1pm (with questions). Lunch is available from 11.30 and there is time for further networking from 1-1.30.

Date Led by Seminar Title Research Hub
8th November in Nt03 Xiaomei Lu Cord Blood Stem Cell in Health and Diseases Medical Science
15th November Ann Price A pilot study to evaluate the use of social media in teaching Education
29th November Sue Gibson, Sue Soan, Judy Dur-rant, Gayle Le Moine, Lorna Hughes Taking on the challenge of breaking down barriers. Education
13th December Eve Hutton Support needs of parents and carers of children with physical disabilities Child Health and Wellbeing


To book your place or for any questions, please contact FHWB.RKEassistant@canterbury.ac.uk.

CCCU Public Lecture

Last night I attended the first Public Lecture in this year’s series and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Not only was Felicity Aston a wonderfully eloquent and entertaining speaker reaching out to a very varied audience (my husband and myself brought along my 70 years old mother and our 12-year-old daughter), but she also gave evidence of being a true scientist! In the last few years, one of the most challenging aspects of my job within the Research and Enterprise Development Centre has been the need to promote an interdisciplinary approach to research and to support dialogue between disciplines.  Felicity managed to show us all how her mission to understand nature in all its forms, to investigate extreme meteorological conditions, to account and prepare for different technical challenges goes hand in hand with the need to understand people’s behaviour, to communicate with different individuals and to investigate human dynamics.  Her expertise and interests ranged from chemistry, to geography, ecology and all the way to psychology and lots more. A wonderfully inspiring example of a truly rounded SCIENTIST!

Dr. Sabina Hulbert