SCPHRP Bulletin No 9

SCPHRP Bulletin No 9

Take Five Minutes to read about recent developments at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP):

News & Events

If you would like to make suggestions regarding a SCPHRP event – including potential collaborations or speakers, would like to share articles and papers, or publicise your own event please feel free to contact a SCPHRP Fellow or Renee Ingram (
Event: 31 October 2014 – Midspan 2014 Conference. 2014 marks the 50th year of the Midspan studies – the largest and longest series of studies of population health in Scotland. This symposium will celebrate this event, with a focus on new scientific findings published in the last ten years, including studies of smoking, alcohol, obesity, cancer, heart disease, vitamin D, air pollution, genetics, ageing and health inequalities. Register here.

Event: 04 Nov 2014 – Are you in a healthy place right now? Neighbourhood food environments, diet and health. Research and policy meeting.This meeting, organised by the UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), will feature presentations by leading researchers and policymakers in this field, and will provide plenty of time for discussion and interaction. Read more.
SCPHRP Working Group Event: 13 Nov 2014 –An event exclusive to members of the SCPHRP Working Groups designed to bring all four Working Groups back together to celebrate a successful first year. Register here (Working Group members only). Deadline 07 Nov 2014.
SCPHRP Event: 18 November 2014 – Prof Johan Mackenbach: Are Health Inequalities Declining in the EU, and If Not, Why Not? Register here.
Event: 19 – 20 November 2014 – Preconference 7th European Health Conference. Adaptation of health promotion and disease prevention interventions for migrant & ethnic minority populations: policy, practice and research.Read more.
Course: 8 – 12 December 2014 – 10th Year Anniversary Crash Course on Concepts of Epidemiology. Read more.
Event: 26 – 28 August 2015 – The Farr Institute’s First International Conference. Register interest –
SCPHRP Vacancy: Research Fellow: Develop and pilot an intervention for parents with teenage children in Scotland. Closing date: 21 Nov 2014. Apply here. Vacancy reference: 031754
We are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic research fellow for this post based in the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) (Adolescence and Young Adulthood Working Group) within the Centre for Population Health Sciences. This post offers an exciting opportunity to develop and pilot an intervention for parents with teenage children in Scotland. The post-holder will play a key role in all stages of intervention development, including initial consultations with key stakeholders, design of specific intervention components, through to piloting and refinement.
Vacancy: DECIPHer – Cardiff School of Social Sciences and School of Medicine: Reader/Professor of Public Health– ref 2688 BR.
SCPHRP Magazine – The SCPHRP magazine is now available online. You can also request a physical copy. Featured articles include: The STAND Awards; ‘Reducing health inequalities in the early years — what should Scotland do next?’;  An interview with Susan Lowes from Voluntary Health Scotland; and The Well!Bingo project.
Call for Contributions –  We are starting to collect articles for our next magazine. If you have any ‘relevant to SCPHRP’ articles you would like to submit i.e. researched work, projects or project updates, published papers, please contact Sam Bain ( Size wise…it can be between 100 to 300 words with any links, logos, images would be great (please make sure there is authorisation to use any images and logos in print and on the web).
You can view all past SCPHRP magazines on our website

Papers and Publications

Report: ‘Creating Better Health & Wellbeing’ event report. September 2014. (PDF £0)
Summary of a one-day event for community organisations and researchers to network and learn about successful collaboration. Further resources here.

Useful Links

Filmed Events:

SCPHRP event: Creating Better Health and Wellbeing. SCPHRP ran an event in September 2014 to help researchers and community organisations network and learn together about improving health and reducing health inequalities. This event was developed by the “Social Change & Health’ and ‘Ageing Well: Healthier Futures’ sub-groups within the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group, led by SCPHRP’s Tony Robertson. Watch here.
Presentation by Ruth Jepson. Intervention Programmes to Prevent Multiple Risk Behaviour. Watch here.
SCPHRP films most of the events we host. You can watch past events on our YouTube Channel.Visit the YouTube Channel.

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