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Crowdsourcing for Health Project

The Wellcome Trust Seed Funded project, ‘Crowdsourcing for Health’, came to an end in June. The project saw Annamaria Carusi and collaborators becoming increasingly immersed in social media platforms for gathering and sharing knowledge among scientists, regulators, and patients. The Adverse Outcome Pathway community, which has the broad aim of shifting chemical safety testing from […]

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Moving Bodies: Two humanities/engineering pilot projects

Annamaria Carusi of MHS and Claudia Mazzà of the Faculty of Engineering and Insigneo have collaborated on two exciting and innovative pilot projects, bringing together humanities and engineering perspectives on different aspects of movement. Making things through movement explored the creative, socially beneficial and therapeutic benefits of working with and through movement across disabled and […]

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Suicide, Society and Crisis. Julie Gottlieb’s Wellcome Trust Seed Funded project

Dr Julie Gottlieb’s Seed Award in Humanities and Social Science will begin in late 2017 supported by The Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation which supports researchers in their efforts to take on big problems, and to spark debates. The project is entitled ‘Suicide, Society and Crisis’ and will focus on links between suicide and […]

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MHS student awarded Professor David Locker Research Scholarship

MHS student Tom Broomhead has recently been awarded the Professor David Locker Research Scholarship. Tom, whose PhD is titled  ‘Neighbourhood effects – spatial inequalities in oral health’, is currently approaching the fourth year of his PhD.  Tom writes that through this research: “I have been able to apply my geographical knowledge to a new field […]

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Epistemic injustice and medicine

Prof Miranda Fricker (Sheffield) and Prof Boudewijn de Bruin (Groningen) have won a research grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to fund two philosophy PhD students at Sheffield and Groningen to work on epistemic (in)justice and its detrimental effects in two professional fields: finance and healthcare. The healthcare branch of the project grows partly […]

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Crowdsourcing for health. New Wellcome Trust seed funded project

31 March, 2016 We have recently heard that an application for seed funding from the Wellcome Trust themed call ‘Social media and health’, has been successful. ‘Crowdsourcing for Health’ is a partnership between Medical Humanities Sheffield, the Philosophy Department of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre’s Institute […]

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Interview with Professor Jonathan Montgomery

Professor Jonathan Montgomery is Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and of the Health Research Authority, which protects and promotes the interests of participants, patients and the public in health research and aims to streamline its regulation. He is Professor of Health Care Law at the University College London (UCL). MHS member Morgan Shimwell […]

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Coverage of the A320 crash: mental health in the media

– Amy Stone, Administrator at the University of Sheffield and member of the Medical Humanities Sheffield Student Social Group I love to hate some sections of the press as much as anyone – but can we blame them for saying what so many people think? The Germanwings A320 crash of 24th March 2015 was a […]

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Interview with Michelle Winslow and Sam Smith

Michelle Winslow and Sam Smith lead an oral history project at The Sheffield Macmillan Unit for Palliative Care. Together with project volunteers, they have been making oral history recordings with people in the unit since 2007 with funding from Friends of the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Hospitals Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support. We caught up […]

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What is Addiction?

Phil Withington, Professor of History at the University of Sheffield, was invited to participate in this panel on ‘What is Addiction?’ at the annual Battle of Ideas in London, and this is what happened. Now that the prestigious Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM V) has recognised gambling as a behavioural addiction, […]

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