Friday, 28 November 2014

Career opportunity

Keele University has a vacancy for someone with a PhD who is looking for a research post in musculoskeletal pain, arthritis and long-term conditions.

They require someone with a PhD or equivalent in epidemiology, public health or quantitative research methods. This is a great opportunity for a keen post-doc who wants to secure a five year post in musculoskeletal research.

The closing date for applications is 7 December. For full details please click here.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Research Seminar: Involving People With Disabilities In Research Teams

Manchester Metropolitan University is hosting a presentation on Participatory Action Research as a platform for increasing genuine involvement of people with a disability in research.

This will include successful UK based examples that highlight the coordinated efforts of state-funded research and partnerships with non-government for-profit and non-profit disability organisations.

Anyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend, particularly disability service providers, people with a disability, clinicians, researchers, family members, and those engaged in disability service policy or setting priorities for research or funding.

The event takes place on Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 from 4.30 to 5.30pm. To book your place please click here.

Monday, 24 November 2014

What is accessible? Pragmatic choices in developing an accessible professional history

Professor Jois Stansfield will deliver a presentation at Manchester Metropolitan University which will describe a study to develop an accessible history of the speech and language therapy profession.

Using a range of methods to access material back to the 1800s, Professor Stansfield will look at the processes of data access and selection, documentary analysis and the organisation of findings into a timeline, with searchable links and annotated bibliography, to be hosted on the Royal Collage of Speech and Language Therapists' website.

She will also discuss how history is only ever an interpretation and thus subjective, sometimes inaccurate and definitely incomplete, depending on the interests of the people doing the work.

The event takes place on Wednesday, 11 February, 2015, 4.30pm. For booking details please click here.