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Research inspired play challenges stigma of hearing voices

Our research has inspired a new stage play about how we all live with the voices in our heads.
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March 2022 IMH Bulletin

In the latest edition of our regular bulletin, new IMH Director Angela Woods welcomes a whole host of new staff, research fellows, and Polyphony editors which mark an exciting future for the Institute. We also feature a new publication on 'Menopausal symptoms and work'.
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May 2021 IMH Bulletin

In the latest edition of our regular bulletin, we welcome new recruits to our thriving research community, and invite those of you with research interests to join our public engagement workshops. We also introduce you to The Observatory, our new public involvement group.

NNMHR Annual Congress 21-23 April

IMH is hosting the 4th Annual Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities on 21-23 April 2021, on Zoom.
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Job opportunity: could you help us shape our new MA Medical Humanities?

We are recruiting for a Lecturer in Medical Humanities to help us develop and deliver this new programme. The post is Grade 7: £34,304 - £36,382 per annum and full time for 36 months. Apply on the Durham University Job Vacancies Site by 5 January 2022.
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Hearing the Voice project launches an eLearning Module for the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Hearing the Voice are delighted to announce the release of their new Royal College of Psychiatrists CPD eLearning module on ‘Phenomenology and treatment of voice hearing in psychiatric practice’.
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October 2021 IMH Bulletin

In the latest edition of our regular bulletin, we share news of promotions, new colleagues and job opportunities within the IMH team. We also share a bumper list of upcoming events including our contributions to the Durham Book Festival and Being Human Festival.
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IMH Director moves onwards and upwards

We are incredibly proud to announce that our Director, Professor Jane Macnaughton, has become Durham University’s new Deputy Vice Provost for Research. In this role she will be able to share her considerable expertise with researchers across the university, not just those in medical humanities. This exciting opportunity means that, after 22 years, she will step down as Director of the Institute for Medical Humanities.
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Join our Editorial Team for The Polyphony

As our wonderful colleagues Harriet, Fiona and Tehseen move on to pastures new, we are seeking three part-time Associate Editors to join the Editorial Team of our medical humanities web platform The Polyphony.
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Fit for Purpose? Medical humanities approaches could help address inequalities in mental health research

A report published today by the Centre for Mental Health has found that new ways of working are needed to address inequalities in mental health research. Durham-based medical humanities project Hearing the Voice has been featured as an excellent example of how to 'do things differently'.
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PGECR Conference 20-21 Sept: Alternate, Virtual, and Augmented Realities

The PGECR Network at IMH is holding a conference on 20-21 September 2021, via Zoom.
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