Thursday, 1 May 2014

52 weeks in public health research, part 17

Posted by Jenni Remnant and Jean Adams

From Jenni Remnant: the contents of a cleaning cupboard in a community healthcare setting- where I was about to start cleaning.

From Jenni Remnant: giving blood.

From Jean Adams: once a month, IHS hosts a coffee morning to celebrate all the staff birthdays happening that month. The ratio of fruit:cake supplied seems to be slowly changing. Either way, there is never anything left by the time I get there. This month I got there early to take pics, but didn't want to disrupt the display by eating anything. By the time I got a chance to go back, there was a half eaten cookie and three blackberries left.

From Jean Adams: sometimes the best way to solve a tricky research design problem seems to be with a dry marker and a white board. After two hours with this particular problem and white board (and white board eraser), our conclusion was that our proposed solution was possible but probably wildly impractical. A lot of reading and talking later and it seems that the only real solution is to use a computer...

Just to remind you:

Each Thursday of 2014 we’ll try and post around four pictures on the Fuse blog that capture our weeks in public health research, from the awe-inspiring to the everyday and mundane. Given that more of the latter than the former exists in my life, I foresee problems compiling 208 images worth posting on my own. So this is going to have to be a group project. Send me an image (or images) with a sentence or two describing what aspect of your week in public health research they sum up and I’ll post them as soon as I can. You don’t have to send four together – we can mix and match images from different people in the same week.

Normal rules apply: images you made yourself are best; if you use someone else’s image please check you’re allowed to first; if anyone’s identifiable in an image, make sure they’re happy for it to be posted; nothing rude; nothing that breaks research confidentiality etc.

Also, this doesn’t mean we wont also be posting words. You word-based posts are, as always, much appreciated.


  1. Who leaves *half* a cookie?! I'd struggle to leave half a packet...! ;-)

    1. I took is as a sign that it wasn't a very nice cookie. Or else I might have been tempted...