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 …

Stress Awareness Day

The 1st of November 2017 was National Stress Awareness Day at Edinburgh University, Little France campus and SCPHRP was invited to take part to highlight this important campaign. As well as showcasing some of our work, Jane Hartley conducted several relaxation skills sessions as part of her ‘Relaxation resource for Kinship Carers‘ …

October Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our SCPHRP monthly update – October Bulletin 2017 …………………………………………………………………………………. Call for entries: Winter 2017 eMag We are currently planning our Winter eMagazine, and would again like to invite contributions from researchers, policy makers and practitioners. We’re looking for articles, images, video, audio, conversation and more… If you are interested …

CALL FOR ENTRIES: SCPHRP Winter eMag

  We are currently planning our Winter eMagazine, and would again like to invite contributions from researchers, policy makers and practitioners. We’re looking for articles, images, video, audio, conversation and more.. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Sam at Samantha.Bain@ed.ac.uk or John at John.McAteer@ed.ac.uk (DEADLINE Monday 13 November) You …

Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference 2017

SCPHRP attended the Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference 2017: Public Health in Scotland, Transcending Boundaries in early November.   Stephen Malden, Greig Inglis, Yvonne Laird & Larry Doi presented at this year’s conference. Presentations…. An evaluation of a physical activity and peer support intervention for people experiencing homelessness: Street Fit Scotland …

The Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences in the General Population of Scottish Children in the first 8 years of life

SCPHRP’s Alexandra Blair attended the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Conference at the University of Stirling (October 11-13, 2017) to present work by Dr. Louise Marryat and Professor John Frank on the prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the general population of Scottish children. Theirs is the …

The UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence conference 2017

Royal College of Physicians, London 29 June 2017 The UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence are building academic capacity, increasing infrastructure and promoting multi-disciplinary working in public health research in the UK. The Centres are bringing leading research experts together with practitioners, policy makers and wider stakeholders to tackle …