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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is an annual World Health Organisation (WHO) initiative which aims to ‘spread awareness about what antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is, share stories about its consequences, and demonstrate how the actions of individuals, families, professionals, and communities affect the spread of AMR’.  To coincide with this global...

Q&A | Cloudy with a Chance of Pain | 18:30 (UK time), 8th November 2021

A common belief among three-quarters of those who suffer from chronic pain is that their pain fluctuates with the weather. However, this belief lacks scientific support. In a recent review of 41 studies examining the relationship between weather and chronic musculoskeletal pain, 28 (68%) found some relationship, although there was disagreement...

LIVE Panel Event | Urban Anthropology | 18:00 (UK time), 21 October 2021

Join us on Thursday the 21st October for an exciting LIVE panel event where we’ll be putting your questions to researchers in the field of Urban Anthropology. Find out more about our panellists below! Dr Constance Smith Lecturer at the University of Manchester “Before coming to Manchester, I was Postdoctoral...

Live Talk | Sellafield: an anthropologist’s perspective on an iconic nuclear site | 18:30 (UK time), 12th October 2021.

Dr Petra Tjitske Kalshoven is a Dalton research fellow at the University of Manchester. As an anthropologist with The University of Manchester since 2009, Petra Tjitske Kalshoven draws on a background that combines the Humanities and Social Sciences (M.A. Classical Languages and Cultures, Leiden University; Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, McGill University). Kalshoven conceives of human life as...

PANEL EVENT: Women In STEM | Tuesday 20th July 2021 @12:00pm

This event welcomes four incredible women who have a wealth of experience working in the often challenging world of STEM, who will give an insight into their personal journeys, thoughts and advice to future generations of female researchers. The discussion will include: Nicola Flaum: a medical doctor training to be...

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Can you ‘Solve The Outbreak’?

Epidemiology is the study of the incidence and control of disease and other factors relating to health. When you hear the word ‘epidemiology’, you probably think of infectious diseases and how they pass from one person to another. The word has been very popular in the past two years, as...

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is an annual World Health Organisation (WHO) initiative which aims to ‘spread awareness about what antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is, share stories about its consequences, and demonstrate how the actions of individuals, families, professionals, and communities affect the spread of AMR’.  To coincide with this global...

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): ending the pandemic

In 2019, the Department of Health and Social Care announced its goal of ending the transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in England by 2030(1). This goal, whilst ambitious, is possible due to decades of research into how we prevent, detect, and treat HIV. This article delves into the way that our anti-HIV...

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