Monthly Archives: July 2013

Care work and health system complexity

Two interesting collections of papers have caught my eye in the last week or so. Davina Allen has edited an online volume of articles, all previously published in the journal Sociology of Health & Illness, addressing the sociology of care … Continue reading

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Ten good reasons to come to this year’s NPNR conference

This year’s International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference takes place on the 5th and 6th of September at Warwick University. Here are ten reasons to come along and participate: to learn from┬áProfessor Kate Pickett (co-author of The Spirit Level) … Continue reading

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Critical junctures (reprise)

This morning Nicola Evans’ and my paper on Critical junctures has appeared in advance online publication form on the Social Theory & Health website. This is very pleasing, though as I noted in my original post the terms of Palgrave’s … Continue reading

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Writing an undergraduate dissertation

Here’s a link to a full-text green open access version of a paper called Preparing and writing an undergraduate dissertation. Philip Burnard and I published this in Nurse Education in Practice in 2001. Our aim was to produce something of … Continue reading

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Research and mental health nursing

Over on the Mental Health Nurse Academics UK blog, the group’s chair Dr Michael Coffey writes: The Research Excellence Framework (REF) looms large for many of us. This is part of the regular round of judging of peer-reviewed research publications … Continue reading

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Academic networking

There are plenty of places where academics can tell the world about their interests and expertise, and generally show off their publication records, ‘h’ indices and all the rest. Blogs, like this one, are an example. Then there are services … Continue reading

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The accidental grounded theorists

On Friday I had reason to ponder the relationships between theory and data, and the boundaries between different types of qualitative research. This was day two of my Working and Leading in Complex Systems professional doctorate module. What I discovered … Continue reading

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