ESRC/Scottish Government Co-Funded PhD Studentship: Trust of Government Data

University of Edinburgh - Centre for Population Health Sciences

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship with the Scottish Graduate School-Doctoral Training Centre within the Centre for Population Health Sciences (CPHS: http://www.cphs.mvm.ed.ac.uk/) at The University of Edinburgh. This social science PhD will explore the range of factors influencing levels of dis/trust in government data and statistics and the implications of this for public relationships with government and the public sector. It will do this through the use of established and innovative mixed methods.
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Colloquium on Healthcare Work and Organisation: Lessons from practice

Wednesday 18th June 2014, 11am-5pm, followed by a drinks reception and informal discussion

Location: Room K0.18, King's Building, Strand Campus, King's College London 

This colloquium draws together a range of speakers from King's College, University of London, to explore the ways in which studies of professional and occupational practice can be used to inform training, policy and procedures in healthcare. 
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Medical Sociology events at Cardiff University

We would like to draw your attention to the programme of informal MedSoc seminars taking place in Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff CF10 3WT. These are free events and open to everyone. You do not need to reserve a place, however, it would be useful for planning if you could email Rebecca or Sara if you are able to come to any of the events. 
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Landscapes of Aging: Abstract Deadline Extended & Keynote Speaker Announcement

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Deadline Extended to April 30

Keynote Speakers Announced! 

CAG2014: Landscapes of Aging 
Critical Issues, Emerging Possibilities 

43rd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting 
Canadian Association on Gerontology 

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 
(Airport shuttles from Toronto & Buffalo!) 
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New issue: Eä - Journal of Medical Humanities & Social Studies of Science and Technology, Vol. 4 N° 2

We are glad to announce that the new issue of Eä - Journal of Medical Humanities & Social Studies of Science and Technology (*Eä Journal*), Vol. 4 N° 2, is now online. 
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Post-doc position Kiel "Ethical, social and regulatory aspects of citizen science in biomedicine and healthcare"

Postdoc (TV -L 13 100%) 
Duration and Starting Date: three years, starting immediately (or as soon as possible), Salary depending on qualifications. 

A post-doctoral position is available to work on the project "Ethical, social and regulatory aspects of citizen science in biomedicine and healthcare", funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research. 
The post is situated within the Institute of Experimental Medicine at the University of Kiel and overseen by its Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Alena Buyx, and by Professor Barbara Prainsack at the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King's College, London (UK). 
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Phil Strong Memorial Prize 2013-14

We are pleased to announce the Phil Strong Memorial Prize for the Academic year 2013-14. The prize was established in memory of Phil Strong (1945-1995) one of the post-war generation of sociologists who influenced the development of medical sociology in the UK, and it is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200 awarded this year. The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the advancement of medical sociology by supporting post-graduate research in medical sociology. 
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