Seminars and Events

Current Seminars

Aim:To provide a forum for departmental staff to share and learn about current research developments.


  • To provide an opportunity for speakers (internal and external) to  present work to the department.
  • To provide a space for staff to present research work in progress.
  • To generate and facilitate discussion and sharing of ideas about research substantive topics and methodologies.
  • To critique and develop research in an informal and supportive environment.

Timetable for 2016/2017 Seminars

Date Unit Responsible Title Day
21st November 2016 BRHS Physical activity: patterns and promotion across the lifespan Monday
16th January 2017 Infection Sexual health promotion research at Public Health England Monday 
6th March 2017  PhD Upgrade Missed opportunities for the diagnosis of malaria in Primary Care Monday  
15th March 2017  PhD Upgrade The public health potential of currently available mobile health applications for increasing physical activity Wednesday 
4th May 2017  Clinical Epidemiology and Electronic Health Records Research TBC  Thursday
18th May 2017  External speaker NoCLoR. Title TBC Thursday
17th July 2017 E-Health TBC Monday
31st July 2017  Health Improvement  TBC Monday 
21st September 2017  Teaching  TBC Thursday 
16th October 2017  Mental Health  TBC Monday 
20th November 2017  BRHS  TBC Thursday 
14th December 2017  CAPS  TBC

PRIMENT Seminars

PhD Upgrade Seminars

Date & Time: Tuesday 11th April 2017. 12.30pm

Title: Female genital body image

Speaker: Clare Oakland

Venue: Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, PCPH

Abstract: Healthcare professionals have reported increased numbers of women seeking help in distress with their genital body image. Despite safety concerns and ethical and legal critique, there is increasing demand for female genital cosmetic surgery procedures like ‘labiaplasty’ or ‘vaginal rejuvenation’. There is a concern that idealised online images of women's genitals could be negatively influencing women's attitudes towards their own genitals. Digitally or surgically altered representations may influence day-to-day health behaviours too. Modification behaviours such as total pubic hair depilation and excessive vaginal douching may reflect or provoke genital appearance concerns and have repeated, unintended side effects requiring treatment. Reliable information about healthy female genital appearance and appropriate care for women with genital image concerns can be difficult to source and leave health professionals unsure how best to proceed.

In a qualitative interview study, Clare will explore women's perceptions and experiences of their own genitals as well as any modification or hygiene practices they use and any experiences of help seeking. Professionals' experience of encountering women who are distressed or dissatisfied by their genitals will also be investigated. The findings will be explored in relation to socio-cultural context as well as a focused look at medical trends and discourses.

This presentation will include a discussion of the topic area of Clare’s PhD informed by the literature review; present the work completed so far and plan of work for the remainder of her PhD.

GP Tutors Annual Conference 2017

"The Mind in Medical Education"

Date:   Friday 17th March 2017

Venue: The Atrium, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2PF

For queries please contact Carol Lynch

See the full conference page for more information

Previous Seminars

Timetable for 2015/2016 Seminars

Date Unit Responsible Title Day
17th September 2015 E-Health Alcohol Help Centre and Check Your Drinking: Can they reduce hazardous drinking in the UK? Thursday
19th October 2015 Teaching Undergraduate Medical Education in Israel. The views of an international Review Team Monday
29th October 2015 Central Services  Introduction to Information Governance Services Thursday
19th November 2015 CAPS Developing a complex behaviour change intervention for older people using 'co-design' methods: the experiences of the HomeHealth study Thursday
8th January 2016 Priment Increased mortality associated with weekend hospital admission: a case for expanded seven day services? An analysis of 2013/14 data Friday
14th January 2016  Royal Free R&D  Overview of HRA changes to research approvals Thursday 
21st January 2016  Madingley dry run  TBC  Thursday 
15th February 2016 BRHS Physical activity in the elderly: new findings from the British Regional Heart Study Monday
17th March 2016 Methodology Patient and public involvement in health research Thursday
18th April 2016 Mental Health How can we encourage more smokers to seek help? The start2quit randomised trial Monday
19th May 2016 ISL Exploring the Regulatory Impact of Medical Revalidation in the United Kingdom - Findings from a Profession Wide Survey Thursday
21st June 2016 E-Health HeLP Diabetes Tuesday 
19th July 2016  External speaker  The challenges of developing and implementing effective family medicine in the occupied Palestinian territories Tuesday 
26th July 2016  E-Health  I-DECIDE Tuesday 
19th September 2016  Teaching  Patient and public engagement in UK medical education (or the rocky road to a Doctorate in Education) Monday 
20th October 2016  CAPS  The aftermath of the Liverpool Care Pathway - developing heuristics (rules-of-thumb) for practitioners making end of life decisions for people with dementia Thursday 

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