Kategoriarkiv: Hälsa – Health

Gärds slutseminarium om bildterapi 

Idag har min doktorandkollega Gärd Holmqvist haft sitt slutseminarium, vilket är den sista milstolpen innan disputationen. Hennes avhandling handlar om bildterapi och upplevelser av förändring. Det blev en väldigt givande diskussion, även för oss som lyssnade. Vi fick anledning att fundera över frågor som ”Vad är egentligen en bild?” och ”Varför är det bara kvinnor som studerar till bildterapeut?”. Granskare var Unni Lindström (professor emerita från Finland) och Marta Cuesta (docent här ifrån HH). Bra jobbat, Gärd! 

Third day of the @IARC2016 #aphasia conference 

The third day of Christmas – no, sorry – the conference! Two keynote speakers, four platform talks, a load of parallell workshops and twenty three posters. Puh! 

Some very brief thoughts from a tired but happy brain: 

1) When researchers like Miranda Rose and Carola de Beer talks about multimodality, they mean non-verbal language such as gestures. That if, of course, both important and interesting – but it makes me wonder how they think about the multimodality of the Internet. I whish we’d had more time to chat about that, but I’m hoping there will be more opportunities in the future. 

2) Great to chat with Madeleine Crucie about issues of identityin terms of psychological wellbeing (and thus health). She truly is an inspiration!

3) I will definitely stay tuned on the EVA park-project! A virtual would (very much like Second Life, btw) for people with aphasia to practice social interaction – how cool is that? 

4) Already looking forward to the 18th IARC conference in Portugal in September 2018. See you there!


Second day of the @IARC2016 #aphasia conference

Another great day at the IARC aphasia conference! Two keynote speakers, eight platform talks, four lightning talks and twenty two posters – including mine. Thank you, all, for coming to chat about issues of online identity! I look forward to hearing from you in the future.

Two very brief thoughts: 1) I can’t wait to read the upcoming systematic review by Caroline Baker et al, on depression in aphasia. 2) It was great hearing Madeleine Cruice talk about quality of life in aphasia and the potentially very positive impact of speech and language therapists. Since my project is taking place within the setting of ”Health and lifestyle”, her research is highly relevant (since identity issues are important for quality of life, and since quality of life is an important part of health).