I breathe, you breathe, we breathe: Public engagement & the Life of Breath

Senior Research Associate on the Life of Breath project, clinical music therapist and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie reflects on…

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‘It’s hard to think without your pants on’: patients as knowers

On Friday 18 October 2019 at Foyles Bookshop in London (Charing Cross Road), Prof Havi Carel delivered a talk ‘It’s…

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Disrupted breath, songlines of breathlessness (Malpass, Dodd, Feder, et al., 2019)

A ‘songline’ is a song used within Australian Aboriginal culture as a way to navigate across the land… Health research…

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Catch Your Breath: Puppetry, Dance and Creative Writing

Life of Breath collaborator and arts and health workshop facilitator, Elspeth Penny, writes about her experience of running a series…

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The COPD support group

Senior Research Associate on the Life of Breath project, clinical music therapist and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie visited a…

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Deep Breaths to Deep Learning: the future of breathing

This article was originally published by Box1824 Ponto Eletronico as part of their “Future of Breathing” series. Material curator Becky…

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Dust to dust (McGuire, 2019)

Black lung is a disease often relegated to the domain of the history book. But can historical research tell us…

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Time to catch our breath…

After two years of preparation and four busy months, our Durham exhibition draws to a close this week. This post…

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“Letter to my Breath” at Fun Palaces, Bristol

Life of Breath collaborator Elspeth Penny writes about her experience facilitating a “Letter to my Breath” workshop at Barton Hill…

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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…

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

Recently it was proposed that defining chronic breathlessness as a syndrome might raise awareness of its impact on people’s lives…

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From magic mineral to deadly dust

This guest post, to mark Mesothelioma Awareness Day (26 September), is from the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.  Most people probably don’t…

Lost in Translation? Exploring the language of breathlessness

Life of Breath post-doctoral researcher Rebecca Oxley writes: ‘Breath Lab’ is designed as a living experiment to promote discussion around…

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It Felt Like Drowning

  ‘It Felt Like Drowning’ is the winner of our recent Inspired musical composition competition. Entrants were invited to attend…

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Eight things that have changed since the smoking ban ten years ago

This post was originally published by The Conversation. Anthropologist and Life of Breath team member Andrew Russell writes: It’s hard to…

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10 Years Smoke Free

  On 1st July 2007 England banned smoking in enclosed public places. Although contentious at the time it has gone…

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Letter to your Breath

  If you were invited to write a letter to your breath, what would you say? Bristol anthropologist Alice Malpass…

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Heart Failure

The header image shows a viola, also called heartsease. Music therapist and writer Kate Binnie writes:  I am in the hospital….

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The Restricto-Box: Research without Borders

Life of Breath PhD student Tina Williams writes: The 2017 Research Without Borders Festival showcase exhibition ran at Bristol’s Colston…

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The uses and abuses of air (1)

The header shows Ascent of Lunardi’s Balloon from St George’s Fields, London, 1788-90 by J. C. Ibbetson, which will be…

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It Felt Like Drowning

The header image shows ‘In the same breath’, a 2008 artwork by artist and glass-blower Kate Williams (borosilicate glass /…

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Singing Away Shyness

Singing teacher Deborah Hudson writes: There I was, lying on a couch with a whole lot of acupuncture pins in…

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A Painful Silence: bringing domestic violence into conversation

The header image shows a representation of the three wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil and speak no…

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Breathe Easy Durham Dales at Breathing Space

The header photograph was taken by Paul Waine, and shows Bev Wears of the British Lung Foundation and Rebecca Oxley,…

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