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CHILL Seminar 24 May 2017 Nottingham

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Knowledge Integration Processes in Translational Research: The Case of the Premature Birth Center

Translational research is applauded for its potential to move knowledge gained from the basic sciences to its application in clinical settings. Academic institutions, governments, and funders are interested in investing in such research initiatives. Yet, it has been shown that this type of collaborative research entails unique challenges. This presentation sheds light on those challenges by describing the formation of a new translational research center at Stanford University School of Medicine seeking to uncover the causes of premature birth.

 Speaker: Elina Mäkinen, Faculty of Management, University of Tampere

Elina Mäkinen (Ph.D.) is an organizational sociologist specializing in collaboration and innovation in the life sciences. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University’s organization studies doctoral program and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Management in University of Tampere, Finland.

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CHILL May seminar ‘Of sheep, shepherds and sheepdogs?’

Of sheep, shepherds and sheepdogs? Competing and complementary pastoral power in patient behaviour change.

Applying Foucault‘s concept of Pastoral Power in settings of multi-pastors. Foucault’s concept of ‘pastoral power’ describes an important technique for constituting obedient subjects. Derived from his analysis of the Christian pastorate, he saw pastoral power as a prelude to contemporary technologies of governing ‘beyond the State’, where ‘experts’ shepherd self-governing subjects. However, the specific practices of modern pastorate have been little developed.

This seminar, presented by Justin Waring, will examine the relational practices of pastoral power associated with the government of medicine use within the English healthcare system.

Justin Waring is Professor of Organisational Sociology, Associate Dean for Research at Nottingham University Business School, Implementing Evidence and Improvement Lead for NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands.

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FAQs

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? 

Please contact: chill@nottingham.ac.uk

CHILL Seminar – 26 April 2017

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Changing professionals, changing professional ecologies – Instrumental Regulation

The use of competency frameworks for the assessment of professionals’ competence, or fitness to practice, is expanding. Those who commission or use such frameworks are often unaware of the deep level of change they engender.

Dr. Bridget Hanna’s research explores the impact of a changed regulatory and assessment framework on the professional practice and identity constructions of regulated psychologists.

Dr Bridget Hanna is a Lecturer in Work Psychology at Edinburgh Napier University

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CHILL Seminar 22 March 2017

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Working in partnership with Boots and Nottingham Forest Football in the Community, CHILL were asked to evaluate the design and implementation of their sport and nutrition holiday programme for 5 to 11 year olds and their families, across communities in Nottingham.

The evaluation is now complete and the Feel Good Club will continue to develop based on the success of this. Our CHILL seminar will present the findings of the evaluation and create an opportunity to network with those involved.

Free to attend. The event is ticket only, register early to avoid disappointment.

CHILL Visiting Scholar

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We are delighted to welcome one of our international visiting fellows, Dr. Bill Stroube.

Dr. Stroube is professor of health services administration and director of the health services administration graduate and undergraduate programmes at the University of Evansville, Indiana, USA.

If you are interested in joining us as a visiting fellow, please contact Dr Stephen Timmons.

CHILL – new research paper on medicines use

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Of Shepherds, Sheep and Sheepdogs? Governing the Adherent Self through Complementary and Competing ‘Pastorates’. Applying Foucault‘s concept of Pastoral Power in settings of multi-pastors.

Foucault’s concept of ‘pastoral power’ describes an important technique for constituting obedient subjects.

This is an open access article – read more.

 

 

 

CHILL – Human Factors in Healthcare

 

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CHILL hosted an event on the 23rd February to celebrate the success of the HEE Human Factors Exchange. This group has been instrumental in developing the capacity and capability of knowledge and dissemination of human factors in healthcare. Five presentations were delivered which covered topics from Safety Huddles a human factors approach to implementation to the recognition of respiratory failure.

The projects were a collaborative partnership between HEE and the EMAHSN Patient Safety Collaborative.

Clinicians with support from human factors ergonomists have identified areas  that would benefit from a human factors approach to provide understanding and solutions to problems in healthcare.

For more information please contact Dr Chetna Modi, Health Education England  and Dr Cheryl Crocker, EMAHSN PSC

 

 

CHILL’s recent visit to Manila

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Dr Stephen Timmons and Dr Bridget Roe spent 6 days in Manila to develop areas of mutual research interests with colleagues from the Ateneo de Manila School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH). They undertook a round of meetings and visits, facilitated by Dr Jeremie de Guzman of the Ateneo Centre for Health Evidence, Action and Leadership, ASMPH. Some of you might remember Jeremie as he attended the Sustainable Innovations Workshop here at Nottingham last year and described their innovative MD-MBA programme. On their visit, Stephen and Bridget enjoyed extensive discussions with Dr Dayrit, Dean of ASMPH, and colleagues, about this programme which they think could be the starting point for both publications and empirical research.

In addition, Stephen and Bridget met with colleagues from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, who jointly run the MD-MBA programme, as well as colleagues from the (undergraduate) Schools of Health Sciences, and Management. They also visited the Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Research Centre and heard about their cutting edge research to develop an App for Electronic Health Records, designed to help meet the geographical and environmental challenges to providing healthcare in the Philippines. It is hoped that we can continue our relationship with ASMPH with plans being made for the development of a conference paper and further research.

More information available by contacting; chill@nottingham.ac.uk

CHILL seminar 22 March 2017

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Working in partnership with Boots and Nottingham Forest Football in the Community, CHILL were asked to evaluate the design and implementation of their sport and nutrition holiday programme for 5 to 11 year olds and their families, across communities in Nottingham.

The evaluation is now complete and the Feel Good Club will continue to develop based on the success of this. Our CHILL seminar will present the findings of the evaluation and create an opportunity to network with those involved.

Free to attend. The event is ticket only, register early to avoid disappointment.

CHILL’s recent visit to Texas

 

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I was visiting our collaborators at the Center for Health Organizational Transformation (CHOT)  at Texas A&M University in December. Our colleagues were very interested on current policy issues in UK healthcare, which are more similar to issues in the US than might at first appear. Churchill once described Britain and the USA as ‘Two nations divided by a common language’ and I think the stark difference in how our health care systems are funded sometimes gets in the way of us understanding each other, and realising that many of the issues are shared (and, indeed, shared by health care systems all over the world). I’m sure Americans get annoyed by British people saying that they ought to have a NHS, as in the words of one American I spoke to ‘ Never. Gonna. Happen.’ What will happen to healthcare under the Trump presidency remains, as do so many things, obscure, though several people I met were not, shall we say, encouraged by the nomination of Representative Tom Price as Secretary of State for Health and Human Services.

Continuing on an American theme, we will be welcoming our second international Visiting Fellow, Professor Bill Stroube of Evansville University, in the spring. More from Bill when he arrives…