Lost in Translation? Getting Evidence into Policy

9.00 COFFEE Chair: Sir David Carter 9.30 Welcome Prof John Frank, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy, Edinburgh 9.40 A Systems Approach to Getting Evidence into Policy Prof Allan Best, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia 10.20 Case Study 1: Alcohol Policy Prof David …

Dr Réjean Hébert – PRISMA ’€“ an Integrated Service Delivery System for Frail Older People: Implications for Service Delivery in Scotland

Dr. Réjean Hébert is a renowned researcher on aging in Canada and internationally. A trained doctor of medicine, he is professor in the department of family medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke, and former director of the Research Centre in Aging at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke. Dr. Hébert’s …

Dr Shiriki Kumanyika – Tackling Obesity in the 21st Century: Crafting Societal Solutions

Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika is a Professor in the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She has an interdisciplinary background and holds advanced degrees in social work, nutrition, and public health. She has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on several randomized …

Professor John Frank – Pre-birth to Three launch December 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 – 13:54 Professor John Frank, Director, Scottish Collaboration for Health Research and Policy speaking at the launch of the National Pre-Birth to Three Guidance: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’€™s Children and Families held in December 2010. Professor Frank outlined the key public health problems in Scotland and …

The Politics of Ideas – The Complex Relationship Between Research and Policy in Public Health

Katherine Smith joined the Global Public Health Unit in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh as a new lecturer in January 2011. Prior to this she was a lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Bath and where she previously worked as a Research …

Scottish Cross-Sectoral Record Linkage Workshop: Envisioning the Future

On March 14th 2011, a national workshop was co hosted by the Collaboration, to explore in detail the feasibility, methodological challenges and costs of using modern, anonymized record-linkage to exploit Scotland’€™s considerable potential to utilise linkable administrative datasets, across diverse human service sectors of government, to efficiently address policy-relevant question. It …

Sally Brinkman – The Early Development Instrument – Lessons from Australia and Beyond

Sally Brinkman is a social epidemiologist with the majority of her research focusing on societies’€™ impact on child development.  Sally is a Senior Research Fellow at the world renowned Institute for Child Health Research in Perth and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide’€™s Australian Institute for …

SCPHRP Reflections and Next Steps Working Group Meeting

This is a joint meeting of our Working Group members, grantees and other collaborators. This meeting is an opportunity to collectively reflect on the first three years of the Collaboration’€™s operations, and to plan our future. We propose to use the occasion for two related purposes. First, we want attendees …

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 …