10 Years of SDHI: A Year of Celebrations

It seems like yesterday that SDHI was set up between the universities of Dundee and St Andrews but – indeed – 10 productive years have passed. This year we will be celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary and we have lots to celebrate. We will soon announce a pretty jam-packed programme of activities throughout the year, including seminars, international webinars with international speakers, cross university symposia and public engagement events. Watch this space and share the cake with us.

ESRC SGS DTC PhD Studentship Application Deadline

By Friday 22 February: All candidates for pathway awards (including AQM) must have

registered for the application portal


Interested students should contact pathway advisors in the respective institutions ahead of this date.

Further deadlines:

Friday 1 March: Date by which references should be returned to SGS.

Friday 8 March: Date by which all applications must be complete and

submitted; pathways will receive access to the application portal after this


Health & Wellbeing and The Arts Symposium – Lyceum Theatre

The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) in partnership with The Lyceum, Lisa Nicoll Productions and the University of Stirling are holding an afternoon of talks from a variety of speakers on the topic of Young Peoples’ Mental Health & Wellbeing and the Arts on Thursday 21st of March.

This free event will culminate in the premiere of ‘Stolen Promises‘, a short film drama produced by Lisa Nicoll and developed with and starring young people from the Armadale Youth Space in West Lothian.  This event is in conjunction with The Lyceum theatre’s production of Takin’ over the Asylum.  Both the film and play have story lines that explore mental health and wellbeing and show how the arts and health can be brought together for a wide audience.

Who can attend?
This event is open to everyone and will be particularly relevant for those who work with young people, in the field of mental health and wellbeing, or in the arts.

What are the benefits of attending?
The event will provide the opportunity to hear and learn from a variety of speakers on the subject of mental health & wellbeing and the arts, with a particular focus upon Scotland.  The event will also provide the opportunity to see, for the first time, ‘Stolen Promises’, a short film developed with young people from the Armadale Youth Space, tackling issues around mental health & wellbeing.  The event will be attended by mental health professionals, arts professionals, researchers and other interested parties.  This will be a fantastic opportunity to network, meet others and build professional relationships.

How do I register?
If you would like to attend this event please book through the Lyceum website at www.lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/special-events/takin-over-the-asylum

National Child Development Study & 1970 British Cohort Study: Introductory workshop – University of Edinburgh, 9 April, 2013

This workshop will introduce the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), focusing on the newly available data from the surveys carried out in 2008 when the study members were aged 50 and 38 years respectively.  The taught component of the workshop includes presentations on: survey design, data coverage and methodology; patterns of attrition; using the data dictionaries; and accessing the data.  The hands-on component provides participants with the opportunity to carry out SPSS or Stata analyses using sub-sets of NCDS and BCS70 data, with support from members of the CLS cohort studies team.
This event is designed for new and intending users of data from the studies.  It is jointly organised and delivered by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the Institute of Education, University of London, who are responsible for the studies; and the UK Data Service at the University of Essex, who make data from the studies available for research.  The workshop is hosted by the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) at the University of Edinburgh.
For further details and to book a place: Please visit the ESDS website