[ACADEMIC/CANCER] New Facebook Group on Cancer/Social Media

I have just set up a new Facebook group called 'Social Media and Cancer 'Research Project''. The current description is: This group is a private group (can be found by searching, but entries can't be seen) created in association with a research project in development to investigate social media and cancer. The project wants to understand how and why people are using social media with/affected by cancer, and wants to 'make the lived experience better'.…

[LIFE/ACADEMIA] Writing Scholarship in New Zealand with @VaughanPark

For years I have wanted to apply for a Residential Scholarship at Vaughan Park (above Auckland, New Zealand), and it appears that my research bid below, has led to me being awarded a scholarship/writing retreat for March/April 2020. I decided to go for it after a conversation with my Head of Faculty, who came to visit me the week of my secondary diagnosis. I mentioned that once I realised that I wasn't yet dead, my…

[ACADEMIC] Checking in with @4NTWRKSMCR for #DSMMCM1819

I received a Twitter DM yesterday evening, from a group of students who I taught in the first year, and who have kept in touch with me over the past couple of years (pretty impressive when you consider that I've been away from work for most of the last two academic years). They are seeking 'backlinks' for their 'Digital and Social Media Marketing Communications Management' project, a final year unit where @groovegenerator encourages students to…

[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…

[RESEARCH] Quoted in Government Report on Social Media, Screen Use, and Health for @CommonsSTC

In April 2018 I had evidence accepted by the Select Commons Committee, investigating social media/screen use and young people's health. We have just published the Committee’s Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19, Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health. Read it here: https://t.co/qVLOIM9qRF — Science and Technology Committee (@CommonsSTC) January 31, 2019 Today, the government published it's report on the Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health (PDF), and I have…
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