Arts and Health - 25th Sept 2014

From Glacier Hiking to Hospital Clowns: Arts and Health in the Contemporary Norwegian Context

In Norway the arts in health scene has expanded quite dramatically in recent years with the result that new approaches to health care have become more accepted. The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Health and Care Service in Norway recently recognised the potential of arts in health and acknowledged the need for more research (Meld St. 10, 2011-2012). ‘Be Moved’ is an international collaboration between the UK and Norway, examining how the arts may usefully be applied to the health and care sector.  The work draws on the critical investigation of arts and health in the UK to examine emerging practices in Norway which, in turn, will feed back into a wider understanding of the potential of arts in health processes.
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Two positions at UCLA

Two positions that may be of interest to medical sociologists.

Position in the Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health

UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and

The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

UCLA Division of Social Sciences

UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior), in collaboration with the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, are seeking applications for a full-time tenure-equivalent faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank; level to be commensurate with background and experience.
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MedSoc ECR Pre-Conference Event

MedSoc ECR Pre-Conference Event

Tuesday 9th September (1pm – 5pm)

Aston University, Birmingham

Room: White Hall 2 and 3

BSA Members: £10. Non-members: £25

MedSoc are pleased to announce a pre-conference event for PhD students and
Early Career Researchers working in Medical Sociology.
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Call for abstracts: Researching Bodies conference

BSA Ageing, Body and Society Study Group 6th Annual Conference:

Researching Bodies

Friday 28 November 2014
British Library Conference Centre, London

We are delighted to include a keynote address by Prof Les Back (Goldsmiths University) who will speak on: Inscriptions of Love: the body as an impermanent canvass and a plenary panel on Researching Bodies.
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Epidemic Entanglements : Exploring the interrelation between cities and infectious disease

Interdiscipilinary Conference
24th - 25th July 2014

Goethe University Frankfurt / Main
Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology

The twenty-first century has thus far been marked by emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases: malaria, SARS, FMD, avian flu, HIV, MDR-tuberculosis, MERS-CoV and dengue pose some of the greatest challenges to health care worldwide. Some areas, however, appear to be more prone to infectious disease outbreaks than others.
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3 Posts at Lancaster University

The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Research and Care for the North West Coast has more than thirty partners. Lancaster university one of three academic partners is seeking to fill the three posts to work across the NW Coast area.
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JOB AD for UEA-Based Senior RA post in Social Research in Dementia (PRIDE) Project


Senior Research Associate in Social Research (PRIDE) • REF: RA1086
Full time, fixed-term until 28th February 2019.

£30,728 to £36,661 per annum 

This post, available from August 2014, is offered on a fixed-term basis until 28th February 2019.
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