Month: Nov 2016

Emerging technologies research to catch up on

I recently bumped into a Surrey University colleague who specialises in interaction design – we may possibly work on some projects together in 2017. There are only simplistic lines where emerging technologies, new media, computer-human interaction begin and end. In the meantime: iJET journal…

Royal Marsden case study phase 1

This is now live on Totara’s case studies section of their website https://www.totaralms.com/case-studies/royal-marsden In it I describe our journey to implementation. I was unintentionally checking last Christmas day because unknown to us in advance, our COO sent an all staff email to people inviting them…

Back to basics – plank

So internal abdominal and sacral muscles seem either asleep or non existent, so going back to basics. Used to be able to hold a plank position comfortably so starting again. the one I was taught in taekwondo is where you keep your stomach as…

Marc Chagall – Fables exhibition – London

Via http://www.russianartandculture.com/exh-marc-chagall-fables-at-alon-zakaim-gallery-4-october-30-november/ Cannot believe that I was standing looking at Marc Chagall’s paintings in the flesh earlier. I can see why he appeals to many of us who don’t have an artistic career with the tenderness of gestures in vivid colour, contrasted with some much sharper…

Why “a good war” won’t “sort things out” – one off geopolitical post on Turkey, Russia & European relations

I write these blogs for personal reflection as well as an online writing space that is not necessarily discoverable. To clarify, I don’t support fascism or the ideologists that try and practice it in any country. I’m not going to say what I think…

Discoveries on your doorstep @university of Surrey

The university is delivering a 3 part showcase of research projects on delivering global wellbeing through science. There were great posters including research on meditation, ehealth and lung cancer, autism & wellbeing and short talks including Cardiology and ECG research from Dr Kamalan Jeevaratnam http://www.surrey.ac.uk/fhms/people/atoz/kamalan_jeevaratnam/index.htm…

Plant trees not walls, hedgerows not fences

Life outside of the US election

I went for a walk around a local vineyard with friend & dog on Sunday. She is a more experienced and senior martial artist and we will be planning inclusive coaching sessions together over the next few months as 4 of us, 2 new black…

Cancer pain article by international pain experts at Royal Marsden

I asked our medical education director (who is also a senior consultant anaesthetist) and he said the following are international pain experts Paul Farquhar-Smith Matthew Brown John E Williams Paul Farquhar-Smith and Matthew Brown have just published the special update on persistent cancer pain…

Shinseidokan dojo: Toughen up!

Via http://cookdingskitchen.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 We are often told if we have injuries it’s because we’re moving the wrong way which is also frustrating and true. I don’t agree with the classic taller, big, muscles fighter etc – small people like me can build up muscle and get…