Public Lectures

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing announces its Public Lectures & Seminar programme for 2017-2018.  The programme is an exciting opportunity for the Faculty to showcase just some of its many interests both in research and academia.

Guest Speakers

Our series of lectures and seminars incorporates a variety of speakers including members of university staff and honorary research fellows of the University. This shared learning event is a highlight in the faculty's academic calendar and an excellent avenue to debate and discuss key issues pertaining to health and social care as well as more contemporary issues.

Details

The series aims to address subjects which cover a wide range of issues. The series is aimed at students, staff and external colleagues; all are welcome to attend these FREE events.

How to book your place

Due to the popularity of our Lectures and in order to accommodate catering please contact FEHWEvents@wlv.ac.uk to confirm your attendance. If you wish to hear about future events being hosted by the faculty please let us know and we will be delighted to include you onto our mailing list.

Can't attend?

If you are unable to attend a specific lecture and would like any further information please contact at FEHWEvents@wlv.ac.uk 

Lectures and Seminars 2017-2018

This series of seminars and events spans education, health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities.

Date/Time Title Location

Saturday 7th October 2017

12.30pm - 1.00pm

Global Megatrends. What are they and what do they mean for the future of the Black Country?

Speaker: Stuart Connor – Reader in Social Welfare

Millenium City Building, Room MC331.  Visit www.wlv.ac.uk/opendays

Friday 13th October 2017

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Inclusive practice: a programme of development for the Institute

This seminar explores what is meant by inclusive practice, particularly inclusive learning and teaching and considers the benefits to both students and the Institute of Education.
The seminar aims to inspire colleagues to consider their own professional journey towards
inclusive practice and promote opportunities for supporting each other in developing our practice.

Speakers: Prof Peter Lavender, Dr Stephanie Brewster and Sarah Rhodes 

Walsall Campus

Room: WN214, Samuel Johnson Building

Thursday 19th October 2017       

5.00pm - 7.00pm      

Public Health Seminar

Title: 'Thinking Out Loud - Musings of a Black Midwife'

A special Black History Month event. Elsie Gayle provides a personal reflection on her experiences as someone who came to the UK to work in the NHS, an interactive exploration of persistent existing
health inequalities across the life course, and steps practitioners from midwifery health and public health can take to address them.

Speaker: Elsie Gayle, Co-Chair of The Society of African & Caribbean Midwives in the UK

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: MC201, Millennium City Building

Thursday 26th October 2017

1.00pm - 2.00pm

 

Title: Exercise and Cancer

Speaker: Dr Ian Lahart

Walsall Campus

Room: WN109, Walsall Campus

Friday 27th October 2017

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Title: The Psychology of Pain 

The University in association with The WARG (Pain Research Section) is organising this special seminar titled ‘The Psychology of Pain’.  The current representative of British Psychological Society on the British
Pain Society Board Dr Zoey Malpus, Orthopaedic surgeon/Musculoskeletal and one of our Doctoral trainees, Kaushal Shruti will address the seminar.

Speakers: Abigail O. Taiwo, Kaushal Shruti & Dr Zoey Malpus

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: MC438, Millennium City Building

Wednesday 8th November 2017

1.00 - 2.00pm

Title: Wireless in Gaza, or the problems and paradox of education for Palestinian refugee communities

This seminar, based on three years’ work with UNRWA and in the region, explores the educational consequences of this paradox between the ordinariness of building and developing a school system in the
extraordinariness of its environment.

SpeakerProf John Traxler, Professor of Digital Learning, University of Wolverhampton

Walsall Campus

Room: WN218

Wednesday 15th November 2017

5.00pm - 6.30pm

Inaugural Lecture

Title: The Future's bright: the future's public health

In the future we will be  seeing  more global upheaval, crop failures,  disasters, terrorist threats, and  more antibiotic resistance, as well as the epidemics of over consumption: diabetes, obesity, air pollution related  deaths. We will need more than ever, our public health system to prevent and protect the public’s health.  Find out more. 

Speaker: Professor John Middleton, Honorary Professor of Public Health

Health Futures UTC, West Bromwich. Directions.

Thursday 16th November 2017

5.00pm - 7.00pm 

Public Health Seminar

Title: Conducting research on a sensitive topic in developing countries

This talk is about the challenges of conducting research in a developing country, her experience and the challenges encountered while interviewing men on their knowledge and perception of
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria. 

Speaker: Ngozika Jane Hemuka, Master of Public Health student, University of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: MC438, Millennium City Building

Friday 17th November 2017

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Title: Prospects for Education after the Election

Speaker: Prof Andy Westwood

Walsall Campus

Room: WN214, Samuel Johnson Building

Friday 24th November 2017

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Title: The Psychology of Pain 

The University in association with The WARG (Pain Research Section) is organising this special seminar titled ‘The Psychology of Pain’.  Dr David Rogers, Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Practitioner and Dr Vinay Ketkar, Orthopaedic Physician will address the seminar.

Speakers: Abigail O. Taiwo, Dr David Rogers & Dr Vinay Ketkar 

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: MC419, Millennium City Building

Monday 27th November 2017

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Title: Supporting student carers at the University of Wolverhampton

This seminar will discuss the findings of a recent research project which explored the views and experiences of students at the University who have caring responsibilities for a family member or friend who requires support due to having an illness or impairment.  Participants completed an online survey and some students were also interviewed and took photographs of their experience of being a student carer.  These provide an insight into the diversity of students who are carers; the types of caring responsibilities students have; the impacts their caring role has on their university education and lives more generally; and the types of support student carers feel they need to promote their educational success and wellbeing.  

Speaker: Dr Fiona Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: MC415, Millennium City Building

Wednesday 29th November 2017

1.00pm - 2.00pm                                                            

Title: Ethical challenges in autoethnography: Paradigm pitfalls

The seminiar will discuss the ethical challenges involved in aut ethnographical research. There will be particular consideration to the notion of 'relational ethics’ including the relationship of the researcher to the research. There will be a performative dialogue presenting some of the pitfalls from the researchers’ experiences of gaining ethical
approval as well as a discussion of the uniqueness of autoethnographical research and its subjectivity.

Speaker: Lucy Pursehouse and Vik Kelly-Teare

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: MC225, Millennium City Building

Thursday 30th November 2017

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Title: Can individuals be taught to cope under pressure? Exploring pressure training within academy football

Speaker: Sofie Kent, PhD Applied Sport Psychologist Student

Walsall Campus

Room: WN214, Samuel Johnson Building

Tuesday 5th December 2017

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Title: Emotions and Eating

We will explain what emotional eating is, examine the links between emotions and eating, present patient perspectives on emotional eating, and finally consider how we might manage emotional eating.
This presents an opportunity for those interested in emotional eating to find out more about it, and/or to become involved in our research going forwards.

Speaker: Dr Tracey Devonport & Dr Wendy Nicholls

Walsall Campus

Room: WN212,  Samuel Johnson Building

Thursday 7th December 2017

1.00pm - 2.00pm 

Title: 'Wikipedia as informal education in clinical practice'

Does your doctor ever go online during a consultation? If so, what resources do they go to? How would you feel if they went to Wikipedia to check out your symptoms or to get an idea of what to do next?
Imagine you saw a Wikipedia page on your doctor’s computer when you went into the consulting room. How would you feel?
This seminar looks at Wikipedia in relation to informal education in healthcare and medicine, focusing mainly on the latter

Speaker: David Matheson, University of Wolverhampton

Walsall Campus

Room: WN212,  Samuel Johnson Building

Thursday 7th December

Christmas Lecture Series - Institute of Education 'Teachers as Transformers, the Inspirational Educators'. Find out more & book you place

Walsall Campus

Wednesday 13th December 2017

6.00pm - 7.00pm 

Title: 'Why do teachers' teach that way?'

This presentation will provide an overview of teacher socialization and those factors from childhood, HE and schools which impact on such teaching and learning practices. In doing so, it is possible to identify
how pedagogical practice might be improved. This seminar will also identify future research possibilities for those interested what influences teachers pedagogical practices and how such practices might be improved.

Speaker: Dr Nick O'Leary & Carl Longmore, University of Wolverhampton 

Walsall Campus

Room: WN109, Samuel Johnson Building

Thursday 14th December 2017

5.00pm - 7.00pm

Public Health Seminar

Title: ‘Qualitative Policy Analysis examining the Public Health Response to FGM in the UK.’

Speaker: Alice Batangisa, Master in Public Health student, University of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: MC201, Millennium City Building

Friday 15th December 2017

1.00pm - 2.00pm 

Title: 'How to commercialise sports science support and what are the benefits' 

The presentation will examine how funding is secured to provide sports science support to a range of external partners and what the benefits can be for the individual and institute. The presentation will look at the practical issues of costing and setting up a project, to the technical issues of delivering interventions and feeding back to a range of external partners

Speaker: Dr Ross Cloak, University of Wolverhampton 

Walsall Campus

Room: WN202,  Samuel Johnson Building

Monday 18th December

Christmas Lecture Series - Institute of Education 'Crafts Across The Curriculum'. Find out more & book you place Walsall Campus

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Title: Widening Participation: Reflections on Research and Practice following the Twentieth Anniversary of the Dearing Report

This seminar explores a core set of emerging themes that have surfaced over time and considers issues of student belonging and identity in HE in the context of multiple student ecologies. It asks the audience to consider how we support students to succeed in the future.

Speaker: Dr David Thompson and Dr Jenny Worsley 

Walsall Campus

Room: WN202, Samuel Johnson Building 

Friday 2nd February 2018

1.00pm - 2.00pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Title: Reflections from conducting field research

This presentation will aim to discuss the challenges faced when conducting Action Research for Doctoral Research purposes. The early career researcher will present an analysis of field research conducted with a Midlands based sports employability charity. Working in partnership with the host charity and the difficulties adjusting to the roles of researcher, student, colleague and lecturer will all be discussed. The talk will be of interest to both inexperienced and experienced researchers, particularly researchers who have an interest in qualitative data collection.

Speaker: Craig Corrigan 

Walsall Campus

Room: WN110

Tuesday 6th February 2018

5.30pm - 6.30pm

Title: 'New Adventures in Hi-FI: Death in the Digital Age'

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology has a fascinating history and is linked to death and sometimes, the macabre. This engaging and interesting talk will introduce you to new adventures in high fidelity anatomy and physiology and will give people the chance to explore the human body as never before. This talk will explore historical perspectives and show the latest developments in anatomical dissection.  (Please note – Real life images of traumatic injuries, cadaveric specimens (Dead Human Beings) will feature heavily)

Speaker: James Pearson Jenkins, Head of Multi-media and Laboratory Learning

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: MC301 

Thursday 15th February 2018

5.00pm - 7.00pm

Public Health Seminar

Speaker: TBC

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: MC437, Millennium City Building

Thursday 22nd February 2018

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Title: The silent period in second language acquisition as described in the literature: reality or argumentum ad nauseam?

Speaker: David Matheson, University of Wolverhampton

Walsall Campus

Room: TBC

Tuesday 6th March 2018

6.00pm - 7.00pm

Titel: 'Education - Contemporary issues in Early Childhood: considering a bio-ecological approach'

Speaker: Dr Zeta Brown, University of Wolverhampton

Walsall Campus

Room: TBC

Thursday 15th March 2018

5.00pm - 7.00pm

Public Health Seminar

Speaker: TBC 

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: MC437, Millennium City Building

Thursday 22nd March 2018

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Title: 'Chinese social care and health in the UK'

Research (Partridge, 2013, 2014; Yeung, Partridge and Irvine, 2016; Irvine, Yeung, Partridge and Simcock, 2016; Irvine, Partridge and Yeung, 2017) has revealed that people from Chinese backgrounds in the UK can find it difficult to gain information and access to social care and health services. In particular, those groups who live in rural locations and work unsociable hours in catering industries can face further isolation.
This talk will reveal some of the issues of working across cultures and the future of the charity.

Speaker: Dr Martin Partridge

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: TBC

Wednesday 11th April 2018

1.00pm - 2.00pm 

Title: 'The Future of Public Debt: Assessing the implications for public services'

Speaker: Stuart Connor, Reader in Social Welfare, University of Wolverhampton 

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: TBC

Thursday 19th April 2018

5.00pm - 7.00pm        

Public Health Seminar

Speaker: TBC

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: MC437, Millennium City Building

Thursday 22nd April 2018

5.00pm - 6.00pm 

Title: 'London Calling!! Just a bit longer!! - psychology of endurance performance

Speaker: Professor Andy Lane, University of Wolverhampton 

Walsall Campus

Room: TBC

Wednesday 9th May 2018

5.00pm - 6.00pm

Title: Sport Science and the Media - ‘Trust Me I am Doctor’ 

Speaker: Dr Ian Lahart, University of Wolverhampton

Walsall Campus

Room: TBC

Wednesday 16th May 2018

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Title: 'Insights into the development and use of a theoretical framework in qualitative research'

Speaker: Dr Wendy Walker

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: TBC

Wednesday 16th May 2018

5.00pm - 6.00pm

Title: 'Fights are won and lost in the head - The psychology of combat sport'

Speaker: Professor Andy Lane, University of Wolverhampton

Walsall Campus

Room: TBC

    

Inaugural Lecture/Seminar series