Research Associate and PhD Scholarship opportunities, University of Kent

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) at the University of Kent is seeking to recruit to these two positions: a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for a fixed period of 1 year on a full time basis, starting 1 April 2014 and a 3 year PhD scholarship starting as soon as possible.
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Research Fellow - HIV Community-Based Research Partnership - CLOSING SOON


Research Fellow - HIV community-based research partnership 
Health and Social Care 
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Call for Papers: SHLD Conference 2014

Exploring Positive Practice in Learning Disability: Past and Present
14th and 15th July 2014, The Open University, Milton Keynes

We are delighted to announce that the next Social History of Learning Disability Conference will be held at the Open University in Milton Keynes on 14th and 15th July 2014.

The theme of the conference is ‘Exploring Positive Practice in Learning Disability: Past and Present’. Please see the attached Call for Papers for more information.
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Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness Book Prize 2014

BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2014 Aston University, Birmingham, 10-12 September

Nominations for the FSHI Book Prize 2014: Calling everyone studying, researching and teaching in the broad field of the Sociology of Health and Illness. 

Have you read a book recently that you feel has made a significant contribution to the sociology of health and illness? Was it published between January 2011 and December 2013? If so, please consider nominating the author(s) for this year's Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) Book Prize. 
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ESHMS 2014 Helsinki calls for abstracts

The biennial European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS) Conference Organising Committee requests abstracts for papers and posters to be held during the conference in August 28-30, 2014. The theme of the 15th congress is 'Health and welfare challenges in Europe: East, West, North and South' and we expect more than two hundred academics, scientists and researchers working in the field
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Masterclass - London - Total Survey Error with Professor Paul Biemer

We wanted to let list members know about our forthcoming master class with Professor Paul Biemer. NatCen and RTI International are hosting a master class in London on the 1st of April 2014. The class will be led by Dr Paul Biemer and will cover the Total Survey Paradigm, bringing together a range of concepts in survey methodology as well as practical applications which can improve your survey design
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Call for abstracts on Informal Caregiving (ESHMS Helsinki)

Session on Informal Caregiving 15th biannual congress of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology Helsinki, Finland, August 28-30, 2014 The aim of this session is to bring together research about informal caregiving and is welcoming papers that enlarge knowledge about informal caregiving in Europe and its consequences. Several perspectives can be of interest: policy, informal
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