SAPPHIRE news - September 2015

Posted by vh58 at Oct 02, 2015 04:30 PM |
Welcome to SAPPHIRE's monthly newsletter, a roundup of good news from the team, with presentations, awards, and appointments.


Prof Mary Dixon-Woods was an invited speaker at the following two events:

Dr Damian Roland gave a key note on “Do we know what quality care looks like in Emergency Medicine” and four other presentations on his work on the Paediatric Observation Priority Score and on his PhD work at the RCEM (Royal College of Emergency Medicine) Scientific conference (29th September).

Dr Helen Eborall gave a paper at the BSA Medical Sociology conference as part of a symposium on ‘Critical studies of self-care’

Awards, Honours, and Appointments

Liz Sutton has been awarded a BSA Phil Strong memorial prize of £ 1200 to contribute towards doing her PhD. The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the advancement of medical sociology by supporting post-graduate research in medical sociology. For more information, see:

Dr Damian Roland was awarded the inaugural Symplur Signals MedX award, at #MedX (San Francisco) – the self-proclaimed largest digital medical conference in the world. Damian was asked to present his work in relation to examining Social Media Networks in relations to communities of practice.

Prof Mary Dixon-Woods has been appointed as:

  • Adjunct Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, from July 2015.
  • Member, Advisory board for the Harvard Initiative for Global Health Quality
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