Dr Gozde Ozakinci – Associate Editor at the Journal of Behavioural Medicine

AssociaJournal of Behavioral Medicinete Director of SDHI and Lecturer in Health Psychology, School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews, Gozde has been appointed as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Prof Alan Christensen from University of Iowa will be the new Editor of the Journal. The Journal covers prevention, treatment and rehabilitation practices and all areas of behavioural medicine research (e.g., epidemiology, health economics, psychology, and biostatistics).

PhD opportunity in Child and Adolescent Health

The School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews is offering the following PhD opportunity with a start date of September 2015 – ‘Biology, behaviour and social determinants – pubertal timing and mental health – what roles do environment and genetics play?

Further information can be found here

Save the Date: Humanising Healthcare Seminar – 25 March 2015

SDHI is pleased to announce a seminar to discuss themes in a recently published book called Humanising Healthcare: Patterns of Hope for a System under Strain by Dr Margaret Hannah, Deputy Director of Public Health, NHS Fife. This FREE seminar will take place on Wednesday 25th March 2015 from 1.30pm in 1LG03, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee.  For further information please see event flyer.

To register your attendance please book online here

Scottish Universities Insight Institute – Information Sessions

The Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII) will be holding information sessions at the University of St Andrews from 10.30am to 12.30pm and the University of Dundee  from 2pm-4pm on Thursday the 29th January.  These information sessions will provide an overview of the Institute and the Knowledge Exchange funding available.  There will also be a presentation of the outcomes of recent work on Wellbeing which has been undertaken in collaboration with a range of partners including Scotland’s Futures Forum, the Carnegie UK Trust, the Scottish Government, SEPA, Oxfam, Audit Scotland, SCVO, Volunteer Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, The David Hume Institute and Scottish Enterprise.

For further information and registration please visit: http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/AbouttheInstitute/Callforproposals/InformationSessions2015.aspx

Workshop in synthesising qualitative research

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Health Pathway is holding this Workshop on the 11th and 12th of May 2015 at the University of Edinburgh. This Workshop will be run by Dr Ruth Jepson from the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy, for PhD and doctorate students. As it received excellent student feedback last year, Ruth has agreed to run this Workshop once again this year. This two day Workshop is also a great opportunity for students to network, meet with other PhD students like themselves in a national context and get some peer support. Travel is reimbursed for students outside of Edinburgh. A short video from last year’s training can be viewed at the following link: http://www.socsciscotland.ac.uk/events/advanced_training

Further information regarding this Workshop can be found here: http://www.socsciscotland.ac.uk/events/advanced_training/2014_2015/workshop_in_synthesising_qualitative_research