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New Report – Overcoming Barriers to Medical Humanities Research

A new report has been published which examines the barriers facing medical humanities researchers and identifies strategies for the future development of the field.
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IMH Newsletter - July 2022

In the latest edition of the Institute for Medical Humanities' (IMH) newsletter, we welcome and congratulate a plethora of IMH staff on their new roles, outputs, and funding awards; discuss the success of our latest mental health voluntary sector workshop; and share our response to a UKRI PGR Consultation. We also highlight a selection of top-viewed articles from The Polyphony, share details of an upcoming 'Confabulations' event, and feature a new publication from the Hearing the Voice project.
IMH Newsletter (July 2022)

IMH Appoints New Professor in Practice, Akiko Hart

The Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH) are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Professor in Practice, Akiko Hart.
Akiko Hart

Dr Ellen Kendall Awarded Wellcome Trust Early-Career Fellowship

The Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH) are delighted to announce that Dr Ellen Kendall has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Early-Career Fellowship for the project titled: ‘Bodies of Water: Health Trade-offs and Climate Change in British Wetlands during the First Millennium AD’. The project will investigate trade-offs in human health in British wetlands during the Roman and medieval periods, with the aim of facilitating distinct insights into the benefits and risks of wetland environments.
Dr Ellen Kendall

New ‘Conversations about Arts, Humanities and Health’ Podcast with Professor Angela Woods

The most recent instalment of the University of Kent’s Medical Humanities Network podcast, ‘Conversations about Arts, Humanities and Health’, proudly features our Institute’s Director and Hearing the Voice Co-Director, Professor Angela Woods.
Professor Angela Woods

Dr Ruben Verwaal Launches ‘Yo, Doc, Listen Up!’ Exhibition about Deafness, Hardness of Hearing & Inclusive Healthcare

On Friday 1 July, the Institute for Medical Humanities' NWO Rubicon Research Fellow, Dr Ruben Verwaal, was proud to open the exhibition, ‘Yo, doc, listen up! (‘Hoor eens even!’), in the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam.
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IMH Hosts London Workshop with Mental Health-Focused Voluntary Sector Organisations and Durham University Researchers

The Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH), in partnership with the National Survivor User Network (NSUN), were proud to host a roundtable discussion with mental health-focused organisations in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, alongside Durham University researchers, in London on 29 June. The purpose of the event was to inform and shape the Institute’s future strategy for developing and sustaining long-term partnerships and research exchanges within the VCSE sector.
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IMH Welcomes New NNMHR ECR Development Lead, Dr James Rákóczi

Following on from the successful work of Dr Christy Slobogin, the Northern Network for Medical Humanities (NNMHR) and Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH) welcomes Dr James Rákóczi to the role of Early-Career Researcher (ECR) Development Lead. IMH thanks Christy for all her efforts and wishes James the best of luck in this new endeavour.
Dr James Rákóczi

IMH Response to the UKRI Consultation on the ‘New Deal’ for Postgraduate Research

The Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH) respond to the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Consultation on a ‘New Deal’ for the future of Postgraduate Research (PGR).

Dr Chase Ledin Appointed as The Polyphony’s New Editor-in-Chief

Following on from the successful work of Dr Fred Spence, The Polyphony and Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH) welcomes former Associate Editor, Dr Chase Ledin, to the role of Editor-in-Chief for The Polyphony. IMH thanks Fred for all their efforts as Editor-in-Chief and wishes Chase the best of luck in this new endeavour.
Dr Chase Ledin

Encouraging writers to present an accurate view of self-harm

We’ve created new resources designed to help writers present an accurate view of people at risk of self-harm.
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IMH Special Bulletin April 2022 - our new MA in Medical Humanities

In a special edition of our bulletin we announce the new interdisciplinary MA in Medical Humanities led by IMH and the Department of English Studies at Durham University. We also introduce the first lecturer in Medical Humanities at Durham University.
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