[ACADEMIC] Workshop 3 with #ERA1819 with @NCCPE #PublicEngagement

I'm about to 'crash out' after the final 2 days of the National Co-Ordinating Centre for Public Engagement first course for academic researchers, to encourage us to think about how we can embed public engagement in our work (not just as a 'nice thing to do' at the end of research', but fully drawing in participants from the very beginning, to ensure that our work makes a difference to society). If you are an academic…

[CANCER] Oh, look, plenty more #waitingroomfeet to come! #BreastCancer

So, today, arrived early, and was called in early - that's unusual!!! I thought by the time I left the appointment with the oncologist today I would know what was happening, but there's still a few questions but The FISH test has come back confirming that the original cancer was HER2-, and the metastasised cancer has mutated to HER2+. The full body scan I had the other day has come back showing just that one…

[WRITER] Chapter on ‘The Digital Age’ in Pastoral Challenges & Concerns: A Christian Handbook for Leaders

There was a nice surprise in my pigeon hole at work today. Before I left Durham (in 2015), I had written the first draft of a chapter on 'The Digital Age' for what was to be the second edition of 'The Christian Handbook of Abuse, Addiction and Difficult Behaviour'. With new chapters which didn't really fit that remit, the title was renamed. The book was finally published by Kevin Mayhew at the end of 2018, and…

[CANCER] Undergoing a full body scan for Spinal Metastatic Breast Cancer

At the base of my post the other day, I said that I will definitely be having stereotactic radiotherapy, assuming that a full body scan confirms the size of my tumour, and that there are non anywhere else (they have done a lot of scans, so I don't think they'll be expecting to find anything new) .... this is essentially a baseline scan, and then I think will be repeated around every 3 months, although…
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