Commonwealth Scholarships for MSc Gerontology Distance Learning

The Centre for Research on Ageing at the University of Southampton, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, is offering 15 scholarships for students from Commonwealth countries to study on the MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) programme in 2014-15. The scholarships cover tuition fees for the programme, teaching and learning materials, and travel, accommodation and subsistence for a 4-day Residential Course at the University of Southampton. Ten scholarships are available for full-time study and five are available for part-time study.
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Call for Papers - Epidemic Entanglements

Exploring the interrelation between cities and infectious disease 

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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New MSM survey launched at the Open University

Important new MSM sexual health survey launched – please consider participating and forwarding to your networks. Open University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care PhD. Candidate, Brian Kavanagh, has recently launched a new, innovative sexual health survey examining gay sex, risk and health. It is open to all UK-based men who’ve had sex with other man/men in the last twelve month and are
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Invitation to a Qualitative Research symposium at UEA

We would like to invite you to a Qualitative Research symposium at the University of East Anglia on March 26th 2014

Using qualitative research to understand difficult social, health and environmental problems 

The diversity of qualitative methodologies can give researchers new ways to understand health, social and environmental challenges. Multiple perspectives on complex issues can greatly illuminate areas of interest to business, policy makers, planners and service providers. This advanced qualitative methods symposium will showcase exemplar research projects undertaken at UEA and at some other regional qualitative research groups. The programme will mix parallel plenaries and workshops allowing time for networking and sharing of ideas. 
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Technology, Care and Ageing: Enhancing Independence

We invite you to attend our dissemination conference Technology, Care and Ageing: Enhancing Independence held at the University of Leeds on April 8-9 2014

The results of AKTIVE, a three-year research project funded by the Technology Strategy Board's Assisted Living Innovation Platform scheme, will be presented together with other national and international research and industry experience from over 50 contributors. 
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New publication from the Health Foundation - Perspectives on context

There is a new publication on the Health Foundation's website:Perspectives on contextThis collection of essays from leading academics provides a range of insights about into the importance – and challenges – of context in improving the quality of patient care.View this publication at: regardsHealth Foundation web team
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CFP: ’Under-served’ or ‘Hard to Reach’? Community and participatory approaches in health research

’Under -served’ or ‘Hard to Reach’? Community and participatory approaches in health research. 

BSA West Midlands Medical Sociology Group Event, Friday 16 May 2014, Coventry University 

Key note speaker: Prof Mark Johnson, De Montfort University 
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