Maureen Dobbins – Facilitating evidence-informed public health decision making: Lessons learned from a Canadian journey

The keynote speaker is Dr Maureen Dobbins, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, McMaster University, Canada.  Maureen has concentrated her research efforts on understanding knowledge transfer and exchange and evidence-informed decision making among public health decision makers in Canada. The most significant product from her research has been the development and …

Realist Evaluation: With keynote speaker Dr Gill Westhorp

The keynote speaker is Dr Gill Westhorp, Director of Community Matters, a consultancy business based in South Australia. Community Matters undertakes service, program and project evaluation and specialises in realist evaluation (not just ’€œDoes this work?’€, but ’€œFor whom, in what contexts, and how does it work?’€) Gill has undertaken …

Young Peoples’ Mental Health & Wellbeing and the Arts Symposium

The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) in partnership with The Lyceum, Lisa Nicoll Productions and the University of Stirling invite you to an afternoon of talks from a variety of speakers on the topic of Young Peoples’ Mental Health & Wellbeing and the Arts. This free event will culminate …

Sandpit on Intervention for Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Behaviour: Enabling Sustained Change

A sandpit is a residential interactive workshop which aims to stimulate new research ideas. Participants from a mix of backgrounds (research, policy, professional etc) are encouraged to use lateral thinking and creativity to develop radical approaches to questions posed by or within the Sandpit. Enthusiasm, an ability to collaborate and …

Dr Arlene Bierman – Achieving Health Equity in Ontario: Lessons from the POWER Study

The POWER Study (Project for an Ontario Women’€™s Health Evidence-Based Report) produced a comprehensive Women’€™s Health Equity Report designed to provide actionable data for policy makers, providers, and consumers in their efforts to improve health and reduce health inequities in Ontario (www.powerstudy.ca). Health inequities were assessed using a comprehensive set …

Theresa Marteau – Reducing Health Inequalities: A Behavioural Science Perspective

Morbidity and mortality are socially patterned: those who are least deprived, on average, live longer and in better health. While life expectancy is increasing, this increase has been greatest amongst the least deprived. Four sets of behaviour ’€“ smoking, overconsumption of food and alcohol and physical inactivity ’€“ account for …

Richard Tremblay – Early Childhood Origins of Violent Behaviour: Implications for Preventive Interventions

Richard E. Tremblay is professor of paediatrics, psychiatry and psychology at the Université de Montréal and professor of child development at the University College Dublin, Ireland; known throughout the world for his innovative research on socialization and the prevention of violence in children. He has published widely in scientific journals, …