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Together, members of the Centre will explore how experiences of health, illness and medical knowledge are shaped by cultural practices and beliefs, and will investigate how evidence from the humanities and social sciences can be used to help to develop and evaluate innovative and effective public health initiatives.

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pin 22 June 2020

Exploring Society with COVID-19

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The Wellcome Centre for Environments and Cultures of Health and The Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences (Egenis) have been leading a cross-college initiative from SSIS and HUMS to launch the platform “Society With COVID-19”. Drawing on longstanding expertise in the social study of science and in the medical humanities at the University […]

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22 June 2020

Exploring Society with COVID-19

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The Wellcome Centre for Environments and Cultures of Health and The Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences (Egenis) have been leading a cross-college initiative from SSIS and HUMS to launch the platform “Society With COVID-19”. Drawing on longstanding expertise in the social study of science and in the medical humanities at the University […]

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12 June 2020

WCCEH announce a creative collaboration on LGBTQ+ loneliness and history with the Northcott Theatre and Natalie McGrath

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Following an initial seed phase in which three artists were granted funding to think about loneliness, theatre and performance alongside scholars at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, we are excited to announce the direction that this collaboration will take. Working closely with the Centre and with Exeter’s Northcott Theatre, the acclaimed […]

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15 April 2020

Participants needed for Beacon Healthy Relationships Research Project

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Research participants sought: if you have used child-inclusive mediation we would like to speak to you. We are conducting confidential telephone interviews with parents and young people aged 8 and over who have experienced child inclusive mediation. We give a £20 Amazon voucher to parents and a £15 Amazon voucher to the young people we […]

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13 March 2020

Postponement of External Advisory Board Events

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It is with regret that we have decided to cancel the talks and other activities that had been arranged to take place on 18-20 March, as part of WCCEH’s External Advisory Board. Earlier this week, we made the decision to also cancel Professor Judith Green’s public lecture and the conference dinner that was planned. We […]

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4 February 2020

Workshop on Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems in Dakar

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At the end of January I co-organised a workshop with Enda Santé on Partnership for Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems (Àndadoo ngir lekk bu sel, in Wolof) financed by the Exeter GCRF facilitation fund. The workshop brought community health workers and people from Popenguine together with academic researchers in nutrition, pharmacy, public health, history and […]

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