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Advanced Workshop for Anthropological Research on Health, Medicine, and Wellbeing

Advanced Workshop for Anthropological Research on Health, Medicine, and Wellbeing
Hosted by: EdCMA # U of E; Hosted by: Social Anthropology # Durham University
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Date and Time
16th Apr 2018 11:00 - 17th Apr 2018 17:00
Seminar Room 1&2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

The University of Edinburgh and Durham University co-host a yearly Advanced Workshop for Anthropological Research on Health, Medicine, and Wellbeing.

The workshop is designed to provide a supportive environment for postgraduate students to present ongoing and planned research; to explore issues in carrying out and supporting research in health-related topics; to develop plans to improve research training and support for students working on health and wellbeing;  and to provide opportunities for networking between staff and students at the two institutions.

Day One

Panel One: Biosociality (11:00-12:15)

Misheck Nkhata: Learning to manage uncertainty: diabetes education in Malawi

Fredrik Nyman: “Shifting conditions”: Doing ethnography of a support group in transition

Emily Tupper: “Getting fit and doing good”: Understanding processes of wellbeing through active research in “GoodGym”

Bridget Bradley: From Biosociality to Biosolidarity: Advocacy and relatedness for people living with Body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs)

Panel Two: Technology (13:20-14:20)

Alice-Amber Keegan: Parenting in the first 24-hours

Abby King: Telehealth, the changing geography of care, and the normalisation of the virtual patient

Lilian Kennedy: Strategies to mitigate temporal disorientation in Dementia : An opportunity to keep 'being with' each other

Panel Three: Outside/In (14:25-15:25)

Lila Warawutsunthon: Caring for Stray Animals in Thailand: Veterinary Medicine, Buddhism and the Problem of ‘Unowned’ Bodies

Upul Wickramasinghe: Water, health, and kidney disease in Sri Lanka: perspectives from anthropology and Chemistry

Roslyn Malcolm: “Because of the oxytocin being produced”: The fixity and flow of oxytocin as a substance of kinship

Panel Four: Renegotiating (16:00-17:00)

Alabi Timothy Olanrewaju: Ethnography of Mental Healthcare Practices and Quality of Care in Southwestern, Nigeria

Janelle Wagnild: The prevalence and correlates of objectively measured sedentary time in pregnant women at risk of gestational diabetes in the UK: a mixed methods study

Guy Paikowsky: ‘Trauma Play': A Care Ethic among Israeli Defense Forces Veterans

Day Two

MSc Roundtables (9:00-10:00)

Workshop: Impact on Paper and in Practice (10:30-13:00)

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