Inspired by our project team’s presentation at the ‘8th Global China Dialogue: Governance for Global Health’ event in December 2023, here, Emma Putland reflects on some of the team’s recent work on metaphor in UK newspapers and AI generated images.
Neil Crowther draws on his personal and professional experiences to discuss the interconnectedness of discourses of ageing and older people, social care, disability and dementia. He reflects on the ‘doom loop’ that society appears to be stuck in and asks what an effective, authentic narrative about living with dementia might look like…
Here, Ivana Babicova asks the important question: what happens if we experience difficulties communicating or verbalising our pain? And what can be done to help?
Felicity Slocombe discusses the main themes and recommendations of three focus groups she recently conducted about dementia in the media. These were run with people with less personal familiarity with dementia, people who care or have cared for people with dementia, and people with dementia.
Here, we hear from three co-authors about a fascinating project from the IDEAL dementia research programme: a conversation-starting play called ‘The World Turned Upside Down’.
We’re delighted to welcome our newest member of the team, Chris Sanderson, who has started his PhD with us this month. In this introductory blog post, Chris discusses his previous research, PhD focus and more…
For people who are accustomed to hearing, changes in hearing ability can significantly impact an individual’s communication and social life. In this blog, Professor Tom Dening discusses his recent experience of getting hearing aids, using this to reflect on the complicated relationship between hearing loss and dementia.
After attending the 2022 conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, attendee Emma Putland reflects on some of the key themes and thinking points to emerge from the conference for her, orienting around two questions asked by the keynote speaker, Khawla Badwan: “What matters in Applied Linguistics? And who determines what matters?”
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Health Hub was officially launched on the 5th of July 2022 in Lancaster Castle. This blog, written by attendee Emma Putland, reflects on some of the key questions to come out of the session for her, and how this has got her thinking about what exactly ‘health’ and ‘research’ should be…