Experimentarium: Our Outdoors – How Healthy are Public Outdoor Spaces?

Summerhall (Mainhall) 9th – 13th April 11am-4pm Come and see us at Summerhall this Easter as we take part in the 30th Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF). We are running a drop-in event as part of the festival’s Experimentarium about how the outdoor environments we spend time in can impact …

Adolescents and health-related behaviour: using a framework to develop interventions to support positive behaviours

Adolescents and health-related behaviour: using a framework to develop interventions to support positive behaviours Jan Pringle, Lawrence Doi, Divya Jindal-Snape, Ruth Jepson and John McAteer Abstract Background: Experimentation is a natural part of adolescent maturation. In conjunction with increased exposure tobehaviours such as alcohol or substance use, and the potentially …

March Bulletin 2018

  Hello and welcome to our March bulletin. Bringing you our usual mix of news, publications, project updates and much much more.     News: Changes within SCPHRP from 1st July 2018 Some of you may be aware that the SCPHRP core MRC and CSO funding ceases in its present form at the …

UPDATE: The ‘Healthy University of the Future’ hackathon

In partnership with University Sport and Exercise and the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC), SCPHRP ran an event during the Festival of Creative Learning to get students to think about health in the university setting and to design solutions to health challenges facing students. Two teams of students …

February Bulletin 2018

Hello and welcome to our February bulletin. Bringing you our usual mix of news, publications, project updates and much much more.   SCPHRPs trip to New Zealand & Oz Ruth Jepson and John McAteer recently returned from New Zealand and Australia. They were sharing the work of SCPHRP during a number of invited talks …

‘How to Undertake a Systematic Review’ (2 day course)

SCPHRPs Dr Ruth Jepson will be running a two day course ‘How to Undertake a Systematic Review organised by Edinburgh WTCRF, Education Programme on Monday 19th March and Tuesday 20th March. Day 1. An introduction to systematic reviews The day will include the following topics: What are systematic reviews and why are they …

A grounded theory of how social support influences physical activity in adolescent girls

A grounded theory of how social support influences physical activity in adolescent girls Yvonne Laird (SCPHRP), Samantha Fawkner (Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, University of Edinburgh), Ailsa Niven (Physical Activity for Health Research Centre). Purpose Adolescent girls are not sufficiently active to achieve health benefits. Social support from friends and family has …

New funding for SCPHRP’s Hannah Biggs

SCPHRP’s Hannah Biggs has received funding from the Institute for Academic Development at Edinburgh University (IAD), the UoE innovation Initiative Grant. The funding is to evaluate Well!Bingo, a public health intervention for women over 55 in bingo clubs. This project is a collaboration with the University of Stirling. Well done …

January Bulletin 2018

Welcome to our January Bulletin 2018     …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Healthy University of the Future Hackathon Join us to help design innovative solutions to improve student health. We are looking for students from across the University of Edinburgh to take part in a hackathon to design a ‘Healthy University of the …

The ‘Conflict, it’s all about the brain…or is it?’ conference

SCPHRP’s Jane Hartley was fortunate enough to attend the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution’s national conference ‘Conflict, it’s all about the brain…or is it?’ It was a fantastic day held at the Glasgow Science Centre with really interesting speakers. The day was showcasing new work around ‘the emotional homunculus’, the drug …