A week long feast of conversations, discussions and virtual events with research partners, students and staff covering healthcare, practice, teaching and research.
The Health Tweet Feast will take place between Monday 16th April and Sunday 22nd April 2018, as part of Leeds Digital Festival 2018.
It's the brainchild of Simon Stones, an award-winning patient leader, advocate and researcher, who was the winner of the international WEGO Health Award for Patient Healthcare Collaborator in 2017. Simon is a postgraduate research student in SoH, undertaking a PhD called iSMART to improve the self- management tools available for children and young people with arthritis, as well as their families.
Simon described the Tweet feast, "Throughout the week, there will be a series of activities taking place on Twitter, ranging from tweet chats co-hosted by patient research partners, students and staff, to hearing about work and activities ongoing within the School of Healthcare from our staff and students. This will be a fabulous opportunity to learn more about the teaching and research ongoing within healthcare at the University of Leeds, as well more general learning about a variety of different health-related topics."
How to participate
To contribute to the above Twitter chats, you will need to have your own Twitter account. If youve got one great! If not, go to www.twitter.com to sign up. You can now follow the chat using the hashtag #HealthTweetFeast. Dont forget to include #HealthTweetFeast in your tweets so that other people can see what you are saying
Heres a taster of some key virtual events that wed love you to join on Twitter:
Friday 20 April 2018, 11 am (UK time): ePPI in healthcare research. Led by Alison Rodriguez (@ARodriguez339), Lecturer in Child and Family Health, and Jo Smith (@josmith175), Associate Professor of Child Nursing
Monday 16 April 2018, 3 pm (UK time) Using virtual reality to educate social work students Adam Boyes, Social Work Educator
Tuesday 17 April 2018, 11 am (UK time) Meet the Professor: From practice to research and back again Professor Veronica Swallow, Professor of Child and Family Health
Thursday 19 April 2018, 3 pm (UK time) How our research helps people to manage their medicines Professor DK Theo Raynor, Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Friday 20 April 2018 (all day) A day in the life of a PhD student and patient: Balancing a PhD, advocacy and long-term health conditions Simon Stones, Postgraduate Researcher, Patient Advocate, and Patient living with arthritis, fibromyalgia and Crohns disease
Look for #HealthTweetFeast on Twitter to get involved!
Leeds Digital Festival: https://leedsdigitalfestival.org
School of Healthcare, University of Leeds: http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/info/1100/school_of_healthcare/