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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.
People attending a collaboration event

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.
Group working at table

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.
A market street in Kenya with various traders and pedestrians

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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Unmasking Pain: Creative approaches to life with persistent pain

We are looking for people living with persistent pain to participate in our exciting and groundbreaking project, Unmasking Pain.
A black and white photograph of a man in pain

Chronicling over 180 years of Durham’s changing climate

A new book chronicles the weather and climate in Durham over the past 180 years from ice-skating on the River Wear to the City’s hottest day.
A man sits on a bench next to the flooded River Wear

Live Well and Dance with Parkinsons - 2 Opportunities to get involved!

Live Well & Dance with Parkinson’s is an ambitious, exciting, bold and creative programme of dance and community action for people living with Parkinson’s, loved ones, carers, and friends.
St Marys dance students performing

Pain Academy - Tick saliva could ease chronic pain and itching

Our Pain Academy is working on a new drug based on a protein found in tick saliva that could ease chronic pain and itching in people.
A tick on human skin

Hearing the Voice project launches an eLearning Module for the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Hearing the Voice are delighted to announce the release of their new Royal College of Psychiatrists CPD eLearning module on ‘Phenomenology and treatment of voice hearing in psychiatric practice’.
Screenshot of RCPsych Module homepage