Mindful movement and it’s application for people with an obesity problem

This public lecture will reflect on mindfulness practice, dance movement therapy and how this can be applied to different patient groups; including research results and work experience with obesity patients.  Emotional eating will be also be discussed. Indra Majore-Dusele is lecturer at Riga Stradins University, Latvia, and supervisor of the University’s Arts Therapy programme.  For full information on this […]

Professor Sally Spencer Inaugural Lecture 02-02-17

Professor Sally Spencer is Director of Clinical Research for the Postgraduate Medical Institute. The lecture, rescheduled from 24th November, will evaluate the development and delivery of health research, relevant to practice and patients across the research cycle. Sally will illustrate this using personal experiences of developing person-centred outcome measures and their measurement in randomised controlled […]

Professor Mary O’Brien Inaugural Lecture 26-01-17

Professor O’Brien joined the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Edge Hill University in 2003.   Following a nursing career which culminated in nine years as a Nurse Specialist for Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and later awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of Palliative and Supportive Care, her presentation will focus on ‘End of Life Care: Getting […]

Together Everyone Achieves More

Gillian Smith, Director at the Royal College of Midwives Scotland, will deliver the next Faculty of Health and Social Care public lecture.  This event is fully supported by the PGMI as part of the Global Midwifery Lecture Series.  For more information and to book click here

PGMI Professor provides art therapies education in Latvia

PGMI Professor Vicky Karkou, Head of the Arts for Wellbeing Research Group, recently presented as a keynote speaker in Latvia, as part of a ten year anniversary for art therapies education. The event took place 10 – 12 November 2016 through an international scientific and practical conference titled Riga Stadins University.  Professor Karkou also facilitated a workshop masterclass, and was […]

PGMI Themes Research Institute Thematic Awards (RITAs)

The application process for Research Institute Thematic Awards (RITA) funding is now open.  Available specifically to support bids involving interdisciplinary activities based within the research institutes, I4P, ICE, and the PGMI, a maximum of £25,000 will be awarded per bid. For specific information on PGMI themes please click here For more information on the RITAs visit the Research Support […]

Learning and Surviving: an outsider looking in at the working lives of doctors

Professor Jeremy Brown’s inaugural lecture will take place on Thursday 13th October, in collaboration with the Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI).  Jeremy, a Professor of Clinical Education, was a Reader in the Faculty of Health and Social Care before becoming a Professor in August 2015.  The lecture will consider the multiple roles of doctors as clinicians, learners, educators and […]

PGMI research catalyst event

Collaborating for Care is the first research catalyst event hosted by the Postgraduate Medical Institute and will take place on Wednesday 7th September in the Faculty of Health and Social Care. The event is designed to stimulate cross-disciplinary research, through knowledge sharing and research ‘speed-dating’, to encourage networking and avenues for collaboration focusing on RITA funding. […]

Arts, Identity and Healing in the Context of the Refugee Crisis

On 1st June 2016, the PGMI, in collaboration with Performing Arts welcomed guest speaker Dr Nisha Sajnani.  Discussing her work with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, Dr Sajnani addressed conflict, lack of shelter, hunger, thirst, and healthcare; and what sustains those working at the forefront of the refugee crisis,  You can listen to her presentation here: