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Current research projects and activities

In addition to the research we are developing under our strands, we host or support these research projects.

We Need to Talk about the Menopause

Led by Professor Jane Macnaughton, this research programme explores changing treatments for—and views of—the menopause.

Weekday Worldviews: The Patrons, Promise and Payoff of Psychic Nights in England

A mixed-methods study of the attendees of psychic nights and other public spiritualist events in England.
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Epistemology and post-Covid

Led by Linköping University and funded by Swedish Research Council, with contributions from IMH Professors Jane Macnaughton and Angela Woods.

Weathered Lives

An ongoing programme of research and activities exploring how we relate to, experience, respond, and contribute to our local weather worlds. Funded by Wellcome.

LIVV app for young people who hear voices

LIVV is a smartphone app being developed at IMH to help young people who hear distressing voices understand and cope with their experiences.
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Confabulations: Art Practice, Art History, Critical Medical Humanities

A series of conversations to make explicit the contributions that artists and art historians can make to debates and developments in critical medical humanities.

Make Space

A user-led collective creating spaces for more generous, nuanced, and caring ways to support those with experience of self-harm.
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Moving through Menopause

This programme of research extends our knowledge of women’s health and wellbeing, through a focus on physical activity during the menopause.
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Green Social Prescribing

Building on a body of work on social prescribing and on walking groups and community gardening, Professor Tessa Pollard is using ethnographic methods to explore green
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When Categories Constrain Care

Led by Dr Coreen McGuire, this historical research project explores how data has been used to obscure health inequalities related to society and the environment.
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Community Wellbeing: 'Being Well Together'

Being Well Together is an umbrella for several collaborations with the UK's What Works Wellbeing Centre led by Sarah Atkinson as the Durham partner.
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