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Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Bulletin: 31 January 2020 31 January 2020
  • Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Bulletin: 31 January 2020 31 January 2020
  • Putting the 'inter' into disciplinary research 30 January 2020 The term ‘interdisciplinary’ is bandied around a great deal in science, but what do we actually mean by interdisciplinarity in research? Here, ahead of our interdisciplinary health research workshop, we ask our very own Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Director of Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, to give her thoughts on the subject and explain why it’s so important.
  • Mental health and poverty 30 January 2020 On 16 January the Bristol Poverty Institute (BPI) and Elizabeth Blackwell Institute ran a seminar on mental health and poverty as part of the BPI’s interdisciplinary lunchtime seminar series, focusing on broad themes relevant to poverty research which can be explored from a variety of different perspectives.
  • Valuing Elizabeth Blackwell 23 January 2020 Elizabeth Blackwell obtained her medical degree on 23 January 1849, becoming the first ever female doctor. Over 170 years later as many women as men are now entering medical school. She stood for equality on all fronts and her vision to achieve good health for all epitomises what the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute is striving to achieve today.
  • Research culture… be part of the solution 22 January 2020 Last week Wellcome released findings from a significant piece of work undertaken to assess research culture. Through a combination of focus groups and an online questionnaire, Wellcome has gathered feedback from over 4,000 researchers in order to better understand the culture to enable targeted interventions. Here, our Diversity and Inclusion Champion, Fiona McPhail, talks us through some of the shocking findings and how we can be part of the solution.
  • Infection and Immunity Early Career Researchers’ symposium 22 January 2020 The Infection and Immunity Research Network, supported by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, studies the immune system in health and illness and the cause, spread, treatment and prevention of infectious disease. On 10 January, the Network hosted its 5th Early Career Researchers’ (ECR) symposium, bringing together over 70 researchers with an interest in infection and immunity.
  • Largest survey into research culture reveals high levels of stress and insecurity 21 January 2020 Less than a third of scientists feel secure in pursuing a research career with many experiencing long hours and aggressive working conditions, according to the results of the largest survey to date into experiences of research culture, conducted by Wellcome.
  • Research without Borders 2020 – calling all PGRs! 14 January 2020 Elizabeth Blackwell Institute is delighted to support Research without Borders 2020, the annual celebration of postgraduate research at the University of Bristol. Organised by the Bristol Doctoral College, in partnership with the University Research Institutes. Research without Borders is a celebration of the pioneering work being done by postgraduate researchers (PGRs) across all faculties and schools.
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  • Progressing young people’s mental health research 28 November 2019 Research is urgently needed to understand the reasons for recent trends in young people’s wellbeing and to put in place effective prevention and support. On 28 November members of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Mental Health in Young People research initiative met for a workshop to hear about innovative research at Bristol, to strengthen connections and collaboration, and to identify future research needs in this area.


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