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Visiting PhD student - Cat Chong

We are delighted to welcome Cat Chong as a visiting PhD student from Nanyang Technical University, Singapore. Based at IMH until the end of 2023, Cat is a poet, publisher, essayist, and medical humanities PhD student. Their work considers the intersections between genderqueerness, disability, and chronic illness within lyric hybrid-genre memoirs.
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Launch of Voices in Psychosis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Earlier this month the Institute for Medical Humanities hosted a book launch celebrating the publication of Voices in Psychosis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives edited by Angela Woods, Ben Alderson-Day and Charles Fernyhough.
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New brochure from Hearing the Voice

We’ve published a new brochure presenting a selection of research and engagement findings from over a decade’s worth of work from Hearing the Voice.
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IMH hosts "Breakthrough! A research cabaret"

On 16 November, IMH held its first in-person research cabaret evening at the Old Cinema Launderette in Durham.
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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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Join our Editorial Team for The Polyphony

We are seeking two part-time Associate Editors to join the Editorial Team of our medical humanities web platform The Polyphony.
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“The Polyphony Meets China”: New collaborative initiative at The Polyphony

The Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH) at Durham University is delighted to introduce “The Polyphony Meets China”, a new collaborative project between our web platform The Polyphony and the Narrative Medicine Research Centre (NMRC) at Southern Medical University (SMU).
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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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Louise Creechan on BBC Free Thinking

Dr Louise Creechan, IMH Lecturer in Literary Medical Humanities, interviewed on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking programme 'How to Read' discussing reading, Dyslexia and Neurodiversity.
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Prof Jane Macnaughton to be awarded Honorary Fellowship from The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Prof Jane Macnaughton, former Director of Institute for Medical Humanities, has been recognised for her ‘significant contribution to medicine, healthcare and medical education’ by The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI).
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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)