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Archive for October, 2014

Professor Gary Rodin’s seminar: From the Practical to the Profound: Brief Psychotherapy with Life-threatening and Advanced Disease

By Kim Morgan, on 24 October 2014

Date: Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 9:00am—11:00am

Venue: Pearson Lecture Theatre, UCL

Professor Gary Rodin’s biography is below and if you would like to attend, please register your attendance via this link: http://psychotherapy-for-advanced-disease.eventbrite.co.uk


Professor Gary Rodin biography:

Gary Rodin is Director of the Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) at the University of Toronto and Head of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto. He is engaged in research, education and global outreach to promote timely access to comprehensive palliative care for individuals and their families facing life-threatening and advanced disease. Dr. Rodin leads an interdisciplinary research team that has developed tailored outcome measures and psychological interventions for this population that have been implemented internationally. This team has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Cancer Society to conduct randomized controlled trials evaluating novel psychological interventions for patients and their caregivers facing metastatic cancer and acute leukemia. Dr. Rodin has published two books and more than 200 peer-reviewed publications focused on the psychological and social dimensions of advanced and terminal disease.


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Final seminar for UCL’s Research Department of Mental Health for Older People

By Kim Morgan, on 15 October 2014

Please save the date for the final Seminar for UCL’s Research Department of Mental Health of Older People.

3-4pm Wednesday 26th November
* B404 LT2, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT. *

From January 2015, these seminars will be incorporated into the academic seminar series for the Division of Psychiatry.

For our final meeting, we are delighted that Professor Carol Brayne will be coming to speak to us about ‘Population Based Dementia Research in the UK – The past, present and future’

All are welcome, no booking is required – please circulate through your teams and networks:

Professor Carol Brayne
Professor of Public Health Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge


UCL Qualitiative Health Research Symposium 2015 Abstracts Invited

By Kim Morgan, on 6 October 2014

We invite abstracts for the UCL Qualitative Health Research Symposium 2015 which will take place on Wednesday 18th February 2015. The theme of the symposium is enriching qualitative inquiry in health.

 Background to symposium

Interest in qualitative approaches among academic communities concerned with health and illness is evidenced by the rise of mixed methods studies, the proliferation of qualitative health research journals and conferences, and the marked presence of qualitative researchers in academic centres of health research. This reflects the recognition and endorsement of its contribution to research on health, illness and care. However, its inclusion is not straightforward and there can be tensions between the conceptual and methodological approaches of qualitative research and those of a quantitative paradigm generally more familiar to health practitioners, policymakers and often other researchers. These tensions bring to the fore questions to be explored around the applicability, value, contribution, legitimacy and limitations of qualitative inquiry within the prevailing research culture. Ultimately it raises important questions about how qualitative inquiry can enrich interdisciplinary collaborations.

Aim of symposium

Building on our 2013 qualitative health research meeting, we aim in this 2015 symposium to generate a more focused and constructive commentary on the contributions that qualitative inquiry can make to understandings of health, illness and care. With this aim in mind we seek abstracts which reflect on the challenges outlined above and/or look toward ideas and techniques which might enrich qualitative inquiry in health.


*** The deadline for abstracts is Monday 1st December 2014 – please see document below for further details ***

2015 UCL Qualitative Health Research Symposium – Call For Abstracts

Division of Psychiatry Research Seminar

By Kim Morgan, on 3 October 2014

Wednesday October 8th at 3pm


GOWER STREET, LONDON, WC1E 6BT   see location link: https://goo.gl/maps/4W11K


Presented by Alexandra Pitman (Division of Psychiatry)


Exposure to suicide bereavement & risk of suicide attempt: a national cross-sectional survey of young adults in the UK