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, …

Professor Clyde Hertzman ’€“ Early Child Development: A Powerful Equalizer

ABSTRACT: Professor Clyde Hertzman is a social epidemiologist with a distinguished scientific career, who has devoted the last 15 years to both study and action on arguably the most important determinant of lifelong health and function: early life.  He has published many papers demonstrating the close links between early life …

Dr J David Hawkins ’€“ Using Prevention Science to Promote Healthy Youth Development

Dr J David Hawkins is the Endowed Professor of Prevention and Founding Director of the Social Development Research Group, School of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle. He received his B.A. in 1967 from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University in 1975. His research focuses on …

Watch: Measuring Health Inequalities. Talks by Rob Young (Oxford) & Frank Popham (St Andrews)

Talk 1: Rob Young, MRC Functional Genomics Unit, University of Oxford: What is the shape of the dose-response relationship between markers of socioeconomic status and health status indicators? Abstract: The association between socioeconomic status (SES) and health status has been extensively studied as a linear one, but this assumption of linearity is …