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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 …

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 …


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