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Cross University Research Event - Health and Wellbeing

University of Essex

Thursday, 28 March 2019 from 16:00 to 18:00 (GMT)

Cross University Research Event - Health and Wellbeing

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Cross University Research Event:

Health and Wellbeing

Thursday 28 March 2019 from 4.00pm to 6.00pm

STEM Building, University of Essex, Colchester Campus


The aim of this event is to bring researchers from across our three faculties together around the broad topic of Health and Wellbeing.

Between 4.00pm and 5.30pm there will be short 3 min presentations from up 20 speakers representing research across our three faculty on this important topic. Following this, there will be refreshments and networking to allow for discussion. 

Do come along and contribute to this new initiative aimed at enabling researchers to come together to share ideas and develop new research collaborations. To reserve a place please book through Eventbrite

This term, our theme is Health and Wellbeing and the following speakers will be giving us an insight into their research:


Faculty of Humanities

  • Dr Christina Kapadocha, East 15: 'Whose health and wellbeing? An educator's short monologue'
  • Dr Daisy Payling & Dr Kate Mahoney, History: 'Body, Self and Family: Women's Emotional, Psychological and Physical Health in Britain, c. 1960 - 1990'
  • Ms Janet Mathieson, LiFTS: 'Narrativising Cancer'
  • Dr Diana Presciutti, Philosophy and Art History: ' Picturing Medical Care in Renaissance Italy'

Faculty of Science of Health

  • Dr Chris Antonopoulos, Mathematical Sciences: 'Developing biomarkers for pain using mathematical approaches'
  • Dr Sebastian Halder, CSEE: 'Brain-computer interfaces for communication and mental state decoding in health care'
  • Dr Xinan Yang, Mathematical Sciences: 'Demand scheduling and emission control in e-fulfilment'
  • Dr Xiaojun Zhai, CSEE: 'Embedded intelligent systems for healthcare applications'
  • Ms Anna Pettican, Health and Social Care: 'Nothing about us without us: Working with marginalised groups to address inequalities in sport and physical activity participation'
  • Dr Ben Jones, SRES: 'Research Diversity: Competitive engineering, muscle oxygenation and exercise for pulmonary rehabilitation'
  • Professor Reinhold Scherer, CSEE: 'Challenge your brain: Co-Adaptive neuro-technology'


Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Dr Gina Reinhardt, Government: 'Connected communities: Evaluating social prescribing as a mechanism for improving wellbeing and connectedness'
  • Dr Rebecca Clift, Language and Linguistics: 'Family Matters: The interactional origins and evolution of domestic arguments'
  • Dr Alita Nandi & Dr Rennee Luthra, ISER & Sociology: 'Ethnic and racial harassment and mental health'
  • Professor Marco Francesconi, Economics: 'Three research topics: fertility and biomarkers, the effects of a pill scare, and the effects of drink driving restrictions'
  • Dr Cara Booker, ISER: 'Social media and adolescent wellbeing'
  • Dr Susan Kegerris, PPS: 'Psychodynamic interventions in wellbeing'


All talks will be available to watch live via Zoom for Southend (GB.2.12) and Loughton (Director's Room)


The Events Team
Communications and External Relations
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1206 872692

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STEM Centre
University of Essex Colchester Campus
CO4 3SQ Colchester
United Kingdom

Thursday, 28 March 2019 from 16:00 to 18:00 (GMT)

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About the University of Essex

We are a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. We are committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Our students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning experience which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them. Read more at our website.

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