Organizational Partner: TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities

Lead: Professor Stephen Tuck
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Key Words:
Medical Humanities / Mental Health
Resident in: UK, Working in: UK, Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Communications/website, Communications/social media, Education, Management, Meeting/book launches, Research/Medical humanities, Research/Inter-disciplinary Research/Knowledge exchange, Research/Compassion; Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Ethics, Medical humanities; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Mental health/General, Other/Medicine
Brief Description of Work: Launched in May 2013, TORCH provides an opportunity for Oxford’s humanities scholars to collaborate with researchers across disciplines and institutions; work with scholars across all stages of their academic careers; develop partnerships with public and private institutions; engage with wider audiences; and bring together academic research, creative industries, and the performing arts. TORCH supports a Knowledge Exchange project on Compassion in Healthcare, which is a collaboration between Dr Joshua Hordern and the Royal Society of Medicine Open Section, represented by the Open Section’s president, Dr Andrew Papanikitas. More information: see below
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