SAPPHIRE News - July 2016

Posted by vh58 at Aug 03, 2016 05:00 PM |
Welcome to SAPPHIRE's monthly roundup of good news from the team, including conferences presentations and publications

Conferences and Talks

Dr Natalie Armstrong gave the following keynote speech

  • ‘Navigating the uncertainties of screening’ Keynote, European Society for Health and Medical Sociology, Geneva, 28th June 2016 (recording available online here) Natalie also gave the following presentation
  • Armstrong N, Brewster L, Tarrant C, Dixon R, Willars J, Power M, Dixon-Woods M. ‘Taking the heat or taking the temperature? A qualitative study of a large-scale exercise in measurement for improvement’ Health Services Research UK, Nottingham, 14th July 2016

Dr Pam Carter gave an oral presentation at the International Sociological Association conference in Vienna in July entitled ‘Participation, involvement and engagement – more than a question of semantics’.

Prof Graham Martin and Dr Natalie Armstrong attended the Health Foundation’s Improvement Science PhD summer school, for students funded by the first and second cohorts funded by the Health Foundation at universities around the UK, including Leicester. Prof Graham Martin chaired a roundtable session on how to write and get published in improvement science and Dr Natalie Armstrong was part of a panel talking about careers in improvement science.


Prof Graham Martin has had a paper entitled ‘Institutional complexity and individual responses: delineating the boundaries of partial autonomy’ accepted for publication in the journal Organization Studies.

Dr Damian Roland has had a letter published in the BMJ in response to an article they wrote on tweeting at conferences. Roland D. We should investigate Social Media's value properly. BMJ 2016;354:i3970


Congratulations to Dr Emmilie Aveling and Dr Elisa Liberati who are taking up new posts at the University of Cambridge this month.

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