Professor Peter Bath of the Information School will take part in the 2015 24 Hour Inspire event which starts at 17:00 on Thursday 16 April and finishes at 17:00 on Friday 17 April 2015.
During the event, lectures will be delivered by University of Sheffield and external speakers on a wide range of subjects. Professor Bath's lecture - 'A problem shared...? Online sharing among people with a life-threatening illness' - starts at 06:30 on Friday 17 April. He will describe his current research as part of the 'Space for Sharing' project, which was funded by the cross-Council EMoTICON programme. He will discuss some initial thoughts from the early stages of the project on the information and experiences that people with a life-threatening illness share in online discussion forums. He will also consider how this work is being carried out, what he and his co-workers are trying to find out and the ethical considerations on this type of research.
The 2015 24 Hour Inspire event is dedicated to Tim Richardson and to Dr Victoria Henshaw, who was a lecturer in the department of Town & Regional Planning until her death from cancer. Proceeds from the event will be shared between Rotherham Hospice and Impact Young Heroes.
More information about the event can be found on the event website.