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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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New Masters in Medical Humanities at Durham University

Durham University’s Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH) is delighted to announce the launch of a new suite of Postgraduate Degrees in Medical Humanities offering a range of options for students. Applications are now open for a October 2022 start!
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Dr Louise Creechan selected as 2022 New Generation Thinker – the UK’s most promising and exciting early career researchers

Every year, BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) hold a nationwide search for academics with new ideas that will resonate with a wider audience. These New Generation Thinkers represent some of the brightest scholars in the country and their research has the potential to redefine our understanding of an array of topics, from our history to the way we speak.
Louise Creechan - BBC New Generation Thinker

Adam Powell appointed as first IMH 'Lecturer in Medical Humanities'

IMH are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Adam Powell as the Institute’s first ever Lecturer in Medical Humanities. Adam will play a central role in the delivery of a new suite of taught postgraduate programmes in Medical Humanities.
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Research inspired play challenges stigma of hearing voices

Our research has inspired a new stage play about how we all live with the voices in our heads.
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March 2022 IMH Bulletin

In the latest edition of our regular bulletin, new IMH Director Angela Woods welcomes a whole host of new staff, research fellows, and Polyphony editors which mark an exciting future for the Institute. We also feature a new publication on 'Menopausal symptoms and work'.
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Job opportunity: could you help us shape our new MA Medical Humanities?

We are recruiting for a Lecturer in Medical Humanities to help us develop and deliver this new programme. The post is Grade 7: £34,304 - £36,382 per annum and full time for 36 months. Apply on the Durham University Job Vacancies Site by 5 January 2022.
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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’.
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October 2021 IMH Bulletin

In the latest edition of our regular bulletin, we share news of promotions, new colleagues and job opportunities within the IMH team. We also share a bumper list of upcoming events including our contributions to the Durham Book Festival and Being Human Festival.
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IMH Director moves onwards and upwards

We are incredibly proud to announce that our Director, Professor Jane Macnaughton, has become Durham University’s new Deputy Vice Provost for Research. In this role she will be able to share her considerable expertise with researchers across the university, not just those in medical humanities. This exciting opportunity means that, after 22 years, she will step down as Director of the Institute for Medical Humanities.
Jane Macnaughton

Join our Editorial Team for The Polyphony

As our wonderful colleagues Harriet, Fiona and Tehseen move on to pastures new, we are seeking three part-time Associate Editors to join the Editorial Team of our medical humanities web platform The Polyphony.
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Fit for Purpose? Medical humanities approaches could help address inequalities in mental health research

A report published today by the Centre for Mental Health has found that new ways of working are needed to address inequalities in mental health research. Durham-based medical humanities project Hearing the Voice has been featured as an excellent example of how to 'do things differently'.
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