All blog posts by Kate Harvey
By Kate Harvey, Senior Research Officer, and Ranveig Svenning Berg, Communications Officer
Today, the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will spring to life with an opening ceremony that promises samba, supermodels, and even the odd sportsperson.
But in the build-up to the Games, the topic which has dominated the sporting press has focused not on the records that might be broken, or the personal bests that might be achieved, but rather on the use of performance-enhancing drugs. (more…)
The Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Challenge kicked off on Friday – in this post, our Senior Research Officer Kate Harvey reflects on two years of progress in involving children in the design and delivery of medical research.
September 2013 witnessed a milestone moment in the involvement of children and young people in clinical research across the UK: for the first time, young people, parents, researchers, and practitioners gathered at a national event to discuss how children and young people can be meaningfully involved in clinical research.
Two weeks ago, beautiful Birmingham was home to a two-day workshop on the globalisation of beauty.
The workshop – organised by the network BeautyDemands (more about the Nuffield Council’s involvement with the BeautyDemands here) – saw presentations from a wide range of contributors, but it was one issue in particular which led me to do a little further digging of my own. (more…)
From the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln to the Watergate Scandal, Washington, D.C. has seen its fair share of historical events over the years. (more…)
“Know your audience.” So say media trainers, journalists, and PR representatives the world over. Think it’s a good idea to address your audience in a way that will either bore them or exclude them? You might as well have a chat with the nearest wall (my friends often experience this when they try to talk to me about cricket). (more…)
A man walks into a doctor’s surgery. The doctor says, “Sir, you have Alzheimer’s disease. Come back to see me again in a year.”
Later this summer, Glasgow will become the focal point for elite sport, as the Commonwealth Games roll into town for ten days. Athletes from all over the Commonwealth will converge to compete to achieve the athletic ideal of being “faster, higher, stronger”.
Southend, Southbank, Surrey
So begins a travelogue of a heroic attempt on my part to visit every place in England that begins with the letter ‘S’.
More success was realised in my visits to three different places of education in each of these locations in the course of one week. My mission: to talk with three groups of young people about our 2011 report Human bodies: donation for medicine and research.
Yesterday was a pretty ordinary day for me. I woke up, left my flat, got a packed tube train with the other sardines, bought a newspaper on my way to the office, did some work, bought a sandwich, paid in a cheque at the bank, did some more work, then went to the cinema.
Perhaps kinder readers’ minds might be whirring out the thought, ‘my, what an exciting life this girl leads! How does she cope with the constant adrenaline which must suffuse her throughout the day…?’ Others among you may, however, share my own view that my day was a series of very ordinary events. (more…)
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