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Recovery: Dr Gavin Francis in conversation with Professor Liz Grant
Monday 24 October 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Compassion Salon presents Dr Gavin Francis and Professor Liz Grant in conversation
In this salon, Gavin Francis and Liz Grant discuss Gavin’s recent book Recovery: The Lost Art of Convalescence, and explore the role that compassion plays in recovering from illness.
We look forward to seeing you at this, our first full-length in-person salon since the start of the pandemic.
Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/420227932057
Dr Gavin Francis
Gavin Francis is a GP and award-winning writer who resides in Edinburgh. He is the author of four books: True North, Travels in Arctic Europe (2008); Empire Antarctica – Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins (2012), which was SMIT Scottish Book of the Year 2013 and shortlisted for the Costa, Ondaatje, Banff, and Saltire Prizes; Adventures in Human Being (2015), which won Saltire Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2015, was the Observer’s Science Book of the Year, and was a winner in the BMA Book Awards; and Shapeshifters – On Medicine & Human Change (2018), which was a book of the year in The Sunday Times and The Scotsman. His fifth book, Island Dreams, was released by Canongate Books in 2020. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Recovery – The Lost Art of Convalescence was published in January 2022 and was The Compassion Salon’s chosen book for our Compassionate Summer Read-along 2022.
His book is available from our online bookshop https://uk.bookshop.org/a/3037/9781800810488
Professor Liz Grant
Liz Grant is the Assistant Principal and Director of the Global Health Academy, and Co-Director of the Global Compassion Initiative at the University of Edinburgh, whose purpose is to enable and embed the evidence and practice of compassion within the university, in Scotland and globally. Professor Grant holds a chair in Global Health and Development, and is responsible for developing and supporting global health partnerships with colleagues in low- and middle-income countries. She sits on the Scottish Government NHS Global Citizenship Board. She has been an advisor to a number of global health charities, and serves as a trustee for CBM Scotland.
The Compassion Salon
The Compassion Salon was founded by Dr Marti Balaam (@DrMartiBalaam). Marti is a healthcare educationalist, researcher and social scientist who has worked in medical, nursing, health, and social care education for over 25 years. She is currently a Lecturer in Medical Education and Nursing Studies at the University of Edinburgh and is Lead for Professionalism and Wellbeing within the undergraduate medical programme. She is passionate about the power of compassion and how we can integrate it into innovative curricula to transform society. Marti works with Global partners to develop programmes of work, share new strategies on compassionate engagement and learn from global and local experiences of how other communities practice compassion. The Salon, Marti states, is ‘a place for people to connect, inspire, and support using books and prose to reflect on human existence in a fragmented and challenging world’.