Exploring breathing and breathlessness at the interface between arts, humanities and medical practice

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Responsibility without blame

Responsibility without blame

Breathlessness is far broader than a physical symptom. It affects people’s mood, self-esteem and social links and often involves feelings of guilt and shame. Breathlessness can also be a symptom of a range of mental disorders, such as panic and anxiety disorders. There … Read more…

Exploring the Logic of Respiration

Exploring the Logic of Respiration

Music & Mindful Yoga Therapist Kate Binnie joined Life of Breath as a researcher in January 2018. She writes: I am delighted and honoured to be officially part of the LoB team at Bristol! How I found LoB I stumbled … Read more…

Job opportunity: Exhibition Project Officer (Durham)

Job opportunity: Exhibition Project Officer (Durham)

Would you like to join our team at Durham University? We are looking for an Exhibition Project Officer to coordinate the delivery of our exhibition, Catch Your Breath.  The Life of Breath Exhibition Project Officer will work on the development, … Read more…

Chronic breathlessness: re-thinking the symptom (Macnaughton et al, 2018)

Chronic breathlessness: re-thinking the symptom (Macnaughton et al, 2018)

The Life of Breath team, like our colleagues at Breathe Oxford, recently responded to the proposal that defining chronic breathlessness as a syndrome might raise awareness of its impact on people’s lives. We stress that more consultation with ‘experts-by-experience’ (patients who experience … Read more…

Smog in a Time of Tobacco Control (Russell, 2017)

Smog in a Time of Tobacco Control (Russell, 2017)

While in Delhi for a recent UN convention on tobacco control, anthropologist Andrew Russell reports on widespread ‘astroturfing’ – large multinationals subsidising apparently independent interest groups to secretly (or not so secretly) push corporate interests. Interference, intimidation, emotional blackmail and … Read more…

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