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Physical activity insecurity is stopping youngsters from getting active, study finds

New research suggests that feelings of discomfort and unsafety are preventing some young people from being physically active.
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MRC announces Impact Prize 2023 finalists

Professor Paul Denny and team announced as MRC Impact Prize 2023 finalists in the Outstanding Team Impact category with their project Equitable global cooperation to support the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases.

We have joined the new £4.17m Digital Health Hub ‘NortHFutures’

We are part of a ground-breaking £4.17m Digital Health Hub for the North East and Cumbria, in collaboration with five universities and seven NHS trusts.
Digital health hub

Environmental impacts of food highlighted in new campaign

Durham is proud to support Durham County Council’s Places to Eat initiative, an innovative new scheme which will see carbon ratings added to menus at eateries across our campus accommodation.
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New interdisciplinary health research awarded £9m grant

Our cutting-edge Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH) has been awarded a £9m Discovery Research Platform Award to develop a new Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities (DRP-MH).
Wellcome trust grant

Physical Activity Inequalities - Collaboration through Research, Policy and Practice

The Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences recently collaborated with practitioners, policy makers and researchers at their event ‘Addressing physical activity inequalities through research-policy-practice collaboration’, co-hosted with Country Durham Sport.
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A poem for our Critical Care Garden, South Tees NHS Foundation Hospital

This wonderful plaque was installed last week, with a poem by ICU Steps member Diane Bousfield. Many thanks to Diane, the plaque artist Dr Laura Johnston and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing for funding this warm welcome to the garden, currently well used by patients, carers and staff.
ICU Poem

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing Doctoral Training Programme

The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing invite expressions of interest from doctoral students to join our doctoral training programme.
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The Black Health and the Humanities Network moves to IMH

The Black Health and the Humanities Network is now hosted by the Institute for Medical Humanities at Durham University.

New Centre with University of Johannesburg

A new Centre for Philosophy of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Public Health (CPEMPH) has been launched by Professor Alex Broadbent, Professor of Philosophy of Science and a member of the Institute for Medical Humanities.
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Live Well with Pain: 10 footsteps programme accredited by the Personalised Care Institute (PCI)

The 10 Footsteps programme is a 10 hour online training programme for health and social care professionals, delivered by professional and lived experience trainers. The 10 Footsteps training was developed in conjunction with Dr Paul Chazot FBPhS, Durham University’s Wolfson Institute of Health and Wellbeing Pain Challenge Academy, funded by the ESRC (UK). The aim is to enable participants to support people with persistent pain, to develop their confidence and skills in self-management.
Illustration of human back pain

Mitigating the impact of air pollution on dementia and brain health: Setting the policy agenda

Professor Brian Castellani from our Department of Sociology is the Director of InSPIRE, a research consortium focused on the links between air pollution and brain health. Here, together with InSPIRE colleagues Dr Suzanne Bartington (Birmingham University) and Professor Stefan Reis (UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Brian discusses why air quality strategies should include benefits on brain health.
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