New funding for SCPHRP’s Yvonne Laird

Congratulations to SCPHRP’s Yvonne Laird who has been awarded funding from the UoE innovation Initiative Grant Designing a ‘Healthy University of the future’ This coincides with funding from the Institute for Academic Development to run an event during the Festival of Creative learning. The grant will be used to conduct focus …

British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise conference

SCPHRP’s Yvonne Laird presented ‘A grounded theory of how social support influences physical activity in adolescent girls‘ at the British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise conference in Glasgow this month. You can read her presentation here. For further information, please email Yvonne at yvonne.laird@ed.ac.uk @YLaird206 Dec 13, 2017

November Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our SCPHRP monthly update – November Bulletin 2017   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… SCPHRP NEWS New report: Next steps for action on tobacco control SCPHRP’s Dr Yvonne Laird, Dr John McAteer and NHS Health Scotland (Dr Garth Reid, Dr Fiona Myers) have published a report of expert views on successes, challenges and …

The Lancet Public Health Science conference

SCPHRP systematic reviewer, Jan Pringle, attended The Lancet Public Health Science conference in London on 24th November. Scotland’s lead in minimum alcohol pricing was mentioned several times during the day, including during the first few introductory comments by Richard Horton from The Lancet. Jan gave an oral poster presentation regarding …

Tobacco control policy in Scotland: A qualitative study of expert views on successes, challenges and future actions

In 2013 the Scottish Government launched its tobacco strategy: ‘Creating a tobacco-free generation: A Tobacco Control Strategy for Scotland’ (Scottish Government, 2013). The strategy outlined 46 proposed actions with the aim of making Scotland tobacco-free by 2034. A review of the 2013 tobacco control strategy was published in August 2017 …

Media release: Embargoed until 00:01 Thursday 23 November 2017: Next steps for action on tobacco control

New report: Next steps for action on tobacco control The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) (Dr Yvonne Laird, Dr John McAteer) and NHS Health Scotland (Dr Garth Reid, Dr Fiona Myers) have published a report of expert views on successes, challenges and future actions on tobacco …