Seminar Series

The seminar series offers an opportunity to bring a wider network of people with interests in rural health and social care together to share their research, or opportunities for research.

Seminars are delivered by Aberystwyth University academics, local staff from health and social care organisations as well as external speakers with the intention of increasing the opportunities for collaborative interdisciplinary research.

A warm welcome is extended to all. We do ask for individuals to register so that refreshments and appropriately sized rooms can be organised accordingly; however, we appreciate that this is not always possible and would welcome people to turn up on the day if necessary.

If you would like to offer to be a speaker during a seminar or would like some additional information please contact ruralhealth@aber.ac.uk


THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED

Accessing Health care in Mbano, Imo state, Nigeria: The role of the MNA (USA) Diasporic Network

Dr Anthonia Ijeoma Onyeahialam

Wednesday 29th of May, 2019 1:00—2.00pm

G17 Carwyn James Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

Light lunch provided, please contact rural-health@aber.ac.uk to register

I share my notes from research fieldwork investigating health care in Mbano local government area in Imo state, Nigeria, and how this rural community is turning globalisation – out migration of its labour force to its benefit through the medical mission facilitated by the Mbano National Assembly (MNA), a diasporic network of Mbano indigenes living in USA. I shed some light on the community’s health profile, what “access” and “barriers” to health care means in this community, the medical mission landscape and some of MNA’s work.  Mbano is host to the state’s Tertiary teaching hospital, a pre 1960s jointly owned secondary health care facility and numerous primary health care centres.

If you would like to be a speaker in the seminar series please contact:

rural-health@aber.ac.uk

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Road safety as a public health problem – the challenges of rural roads

Jenny Shepherd

Senior Researcher, TRL

Tuesday 16th of April, 2019 1:00—2.00pm

G17 Carwyn James Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

Light lunch provided, please contact rural-health@aber.ac.uk to register

Injuries are one of the top three causes of avoidable mortality in the UK. Preventing injury through reduced transport accidents by improving road safety is a public health issue and one which deserves more attention. Outcomes from road traffic collisions (RTCs) are particularly poor in remote and rural areas where distances to emergency care can be longer. There is little chance now of achieving the EU target of cutting road deaths by half by 2020. How can public health principles contribute to improving road safety and what can be done at a population level to reduce risk and reduce casualties on our roads, particularly remote and rural roads? This paper discusses some interventions with the potential to reduce death and injury on rural roads, including new technologies.

If you would like to be a speaker in the seminar series please contact:

rural-health@aber.ac.uk

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The collaborative achievement of medical tasks in speech and language therapy telemedicine consultations

David Dalley

Associate Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Aberystwyth University

Monday 18th of March, 2019 1:00—2.00pm

G17 Carwyn James Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

Light lunch provided, please contact rural-health@aber.ac.uk to register

Telemedicine technologies have become increasingly popular as a means of delivering general and specialist healthcare to individuals and communities situated in rural areas who have difficulties in accessing health-care services. The importance of interaction between patients and healthcare professionals has been highlighted as impacting on patients’ understanding of medical information, their perception of their own disease and their quality of life. This is particularly relevant in speech language therapy, where conversation may already be challenging, and differing methods of communication maybe required. The introduction of telemedicine into health-care provider-patient interaction adds an additional dynamic in which these interactions occur. The aim of the current study was to understand how medical tasks are achieved in physical examination sequences during speech language therapy consultations delivered via telemedicine videoconferencing. The study also examines how different participants in the consultation are involved in achieving these tasks when using telemedicine videoconferencing

If you would like to be a speaker in the seminar series please contact:

rural-health@aber.ac.uk

Watch David Dalley’s seminar here;

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New ways of living well and keeping healthy in rural Mid Wales

Anna L. Prytherch

Rural Health and Care Wales

Thursday 21st of February, 2019 1:00—2.00pm

G17 Carwyn James Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

Light lunch provided, please contact rural-health@aber.ac.uk to register

An overview of rural health and well-being challenges in rural Mid Wales, outlining some innovative projects taking place in Wales that seek to

address these, including presentations made at the Rural Health and Care Conference in 2018. Information will also be provided on a recent Social Prescribing research project that has been conducted in north Ceredigion and a forthcoming “On your Bike” project that is targeted at 14-25 yr olds, along with other “green” initiatives.

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If you would like to be a speaker in the seminar series please contact:

rural-health@aber.ac.uk

Watch Anna’s Presentation here:

 

Early lessons from a VIrtual PulmonAry Rehabilitation (VIPAR)  Service  

Michelle Dunning, Primary care, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Monday 21st of January, 2019 1:00—2.00pm

G17 Carwyn James Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

Light lunch provided, please contact rural-health@aber.ac.uk to register

Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR)  delivers significant health benefits but too many patients are missing out in Wales. The UK COPD Audit Programme (2016) highlighted our Health Board was only referring 31% of eligible

patients to PR. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation service does not exist in Ceredigion; there is a limited service in Pembrokeshire; and the service in Carmarthenshire now has an 8-12 month waiting list due to loss of key staff and increasing demand. By working in partnership with industry the

Pulmonary Rehabilitation  team have developed a hub and spoke model of delivery using video-conferencing to link the hub ( based at GGH) to a spoke site ( based in Tregaron hall) that is addressing the staffing issue; meeting patients’ needs, and upholds the principles of prudent healthcare. The aim is to develop a Community virtual pulmonary rehab (VIPaR) Network, by

increasing to 3 or 4 spokes over time that will simultaneously link into the hub site.

If you would like to be a speaker in the seminar series please contact: rural-health@aber.ac.uk

Here’s Michelle’s presentation;

 


Accessing Health care in Mbano, Imo state, Nigeria: The role of the MNA (USA) Diasporic Network

Wednesday 12th of December, 2018 1:00—2.00pm G17 Carwyn James Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University POSTPONED

Dr Anthonia Ijeoma Onyeahialam

I share my notes from research fieldwork investigating health care in Mbano local government area in Imo state, Nigeria, and how this rural community is turning globalisation – out migration of its labour force to its benefit through the medical mission facilitated by the Mbano National Assembly (MNA), a diasporic network of Mbano indigenes living in USA.

I shed some light on the community’s health profile, what “access” and “barriers” to health care means in this community, the medical mission landscape and some of MNA’s work.  Mbano is host to the state’s Tertiary teaching hospital, a pre 1960s jointly owned secondary health care facility and numerous primary health care centres.

 

Light lunch provided, please contact rural-health@aber.ac.uk if you wish to attend

Open to university, health and social care staff and postgraduates.

If you would like to be a speaker in the seminar series please contact:

rural-health@aber.ac.uk

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