Seminars and Events
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
|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||
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.
"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
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Timetable for 2015/2016 Seminars
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