Cross University Research Event - Health and Wellbeing

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


Thursday 28 March 2019 from 4.00pm to 6.00pm
STEM Building, University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Between 4.00pm and 5.00pm 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 and 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 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)

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