Lunchtime seminar by Simon Dyson, Professor of applied sociology at De Montfort University. Text coming soon.
Finally we invited our student nurses and midwives.
Olga van den Akker and helen allan with colleagues at De Montfort (Lorraine Culley) and Dundee (Andrew Symon) and Flinders University in Austraila (Sheryl de Lacey) have won a Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology developmental grant award to run a workshop to develop a collaborative team to investigate the implications of IVF/ICSI conception for couples’ lives in early parenthood.
This topic is under-explored in the literature internationally. Existing research has identified potential health need but this is ignored by policy makers although acknowledged by service users in the UK. We plan to address this gap in research with our focus on transition to early parenthood for infertile couples, on fatherhood as well as motherhood and on our use of mixed methods as an interdisciplinary team which includes a strong service user perspective. We believe this work has relevance both nationally and internationally.
CCRNM were delighted to welcome Associate Professors Nagata and Takemura from the University of Tokyo, Japan. They spent the day with Helen Allan, observing undergraduate teaching, and visited the simulation suite with our departmental colleagues Fiona Suthers and Jose Hernandez-Padilla. They shared a working lunch with CCRNM staff and others (see below). Our hope is to develop links between a new Centre in Nursing Research at the University of Tokyo and CCRNM.
We’ve just started putting our own website together that will complement the page on Middlesex University’s own site. With our own site we can post material more quickly than a large organisation is able to do. We will be putting up our briefings as we respond to current events that affect nursing and healthcare in the beleaguered UK NHS.
Please check back.