SCPHRP Bulletin March 2016

SCPHRP Bulletin March 2016

Development of an intervention for parents/carers with teenage children, May 26th 2016
This event – a partnership between SCPHRP and the Robertson Trust – presents a piece of work conducted by Jane Hartley and John McAteer to develop an intervention for parents/carers with teenage children. The five-week intervention has been developed for kinship carers in the first instance, with a view to expanding its use for other groups. The event is primarily for third sector groups, and policy makers/decision makerswho may be interested in taking the intervention forward in terms of implementation and evaluation. If you are interested in being added to the mailing list for this event, please contact Jane (
The Social Dimensions of Health Institute (SDHI) at the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee with ENTER Mental Health, a pan European research consortium, are organising a one day International conference at St Andrews, on the ‘Emerging priorities in mental health and addictions: The virtual world, Ageing and Migration’ on the 3rd June 2016.
The conference will bring together, academics, practitioners, policy makers and service users from 14 European countries for inter-professional, interdisciplinary debate and networking. This will be of benefit to students as well as advanced practitioners and experienced academics and service users.
We are inviting abstracts relating to research or practice in the areas of mental health and addiction, specifically around ageing, migration and the virtual world.
In addition, the conference attracts 5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units or equivalent.
There is still time to register and submit abstract and poster and you can find more information at
Registration costs £85.
How qualitative (or interpretive or critical) is qualitative synthesis and what we can do about this?
SCPHRP will be hosting a public lecture on 22nd June between 3-5pm (venue to be confirmed) by George Noblitt who developed the meta synthesis approach for qualitative research in the 1980’s. George has been invited to Scotland to input into a NIHR funded project to develop meta-ethnography guidelines (eMERGe). Stirling University are leading the grant and Ruth Jepson from SCPHRP is a co-investigator.
We’ll be sending out more information shortly.
Developing Complex Public Health Interventions and Evaluating Complex Public Health Interventions
DECIPHer will be holding two short courses on Developing Complex Public Health Interventions and Evaluating Complex Public Health Interventions. These courses will run on the week commencing 20th June 2016 at Cardiff University.
For more information please see: or contact Zoe Macdonald on 020 20879609 or email
Highlights from the mental health the five year plan conference in Manchester
Read about Jane Hartley’s highlights from the mental health the five year plan conference in Manchester including, TED talk on this: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
Spring Magazine 2016
We’re busy putting together our Spring magazine which includes articles from the Later Life Working Group, Evaluation Support Scotland’s Patty Lozano-Casal, Luca Brunelli from Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society School Heriot-Watt University, and many many more. The magazine will be on the website soon, and in the meantime to read back issues of our magazines, please go to
SCPHRP Development Awards

We are currently accepting applications for a new funding scheme for third sector and policy/practice Working Group members. This is part of our ongoing commitment to enhance the capacity of the Scottish public health workforce to contribute to, and utilise research, via appropriate career development opportunities.

  • Applicants can seek funding for a number of career development activities, including:
  • Attendance at a relevant conference, including registration, travel and accommodation costs.
  • Attendance at a relevant seminar/workshop, including registration, travel and accommodation costs.
  • Further education opportunities, including relevant modules/courses.
  • Travel to meet with a key figure in a related field, where such a meeting is likely to benefit your work.
  • Applications will be accepted throughout the year, until all available monies (£5,000 per working group) have been allocated. To register as a member of any of the working groups, please visit: and contact the relevant Working Group Fellow for further information.

SCPHRP’s vision is to develop Scotland as a leader in public-health intervention research for equitable health improvement through catalysing strong researcher/research-user collaborations that ensure timely, robust, policy relevant research that is created with
– and used by – key decision-makers.
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