Fellows’ News October

2 November 2017

This is a new monthly round-up of news from our Fellows. For inclusion, please see the note below. 

Honorary Fellow Edwina Dunn was interviewed by Enterprise Nation in advance of giving a talk on 20 October at the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs. Read here.

Dr Astrid Gall published a collaborative paper on paediatric HIV cure strategies. Read it here.

Dr Anne-Laura Van Harmelen was awarded a grant of £550,000 by mental health charity MQ to research suicide prevention amongst young people. Read more here.

She also gave a keynote talk in Mainz Germany last week on mental health resilience.

In addition, she published a paper on resilience in Nature Human Behaviour. The paper argues that resilience refers to the dynamic process of adaptation to the given stressful life circumstances, nor is it a not a trait or stable personality profile, or a specific genotype or some hard-wired feature of brain architecture. It stresses that resilience should operationally be defined "ex post facto", that is as a good mental health outcome following an adverse life event or a period of difficult life circumstances. It strongly warns against terminology such as "resilience genes" or epigenetic "resilience mark(er)s" or neural "resilience networks" that promise more than they can deliver. 

Lucy Cavendish Fellow, Hanadi Jabado was named by Cambridge News as one of the top 25 most influential business people in Cambridge. More here.

Dr Emma Liu was quoted in Scientific American about using drones to research volcanos (photos below from publication). Read here.

She also published a new paper in the October issue of Bulletin of Volcanology. Read it here.

She headed out for volcano research fieldwork in Guatemala on 24 October for three weeks.

Dr Isobel Maddison published an article Transformations: Citizenship and Narrative, in issue 3 of Women: A Cultural Review. Read here.

Henslow Research Fellow Dr Sarah Morgan gave a talk in London as a finalist for the Institute of Physics' Jocelyn Bell Burnell medal (awarded annually to an early career female physicist). More here.

Dr Helen Taylor has published an article on ‘The role of radiology in anatomy teaching in UK medical schools: a national survey’. Read it here.

Dr Shona Wilson hosted a two day meeting at Cambridge-Africa, Department of Pathology October 10th/11th to discuss severe pathology due to the parasitic worm Schistosoma mansoni (Bilharzia) in Uganda. The meeting was attended by individuals from Vector Borne Diseases - Uganda Ministry of Health,  Makerere University (Kampala), Uganda Virus Research Institute, Royal Veterinary College and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The meeting was funded by a grant awarded by the Wellcome Trust Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research.  

Dr Yvonne Zivkovic published a book chapter in The Question of Space. Interrogating the Spatial Turn Between Disciplines (eds. Marijn Nieuwenhuis and David Crouch), called “bell hooks’s Affective Politics of Space and Belonging”. It’s about the African-American feminist critic and writer bell hooks.

For inclusion next month, please email Kate Coghlan with the details of your news and any links to include..

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