Dr Steve MacGillivray, Centre for Evidence Synthesis, Institute for Applied Research in Health and Wellbeing is holding this 3 hour workshop which aims to equip both experienced and less experienced supervisors of Masters students with the skills to confidently guide their students through the planning, conduct and reporting of a systematic review. The workshop will include a combination of didactic and interactive activity.
This workshop will be held on Wednesday 27th May 2015 from 9.30am to 12.30pm in room 2F02, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee and is open to any staff within the Universities of Dundee or St Andrews who supervise Masters students.
Jason Prior, Associate Professor and Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (IFS), University of Technology Sydney (UTS) will present a seminar ‘Dilemmas of planning, mapping and designing for health and wellbeing: intervention and regulation‘ on Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 3pm in Room 1LG03, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee. This is a FREE seminar and all are welcome to attend. Further details are available on the flyer
The University of St Andrews World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for International Child & Adolescent Health Policy (WHO CC) at the School of Medicine are holding their inaugural event ‘How violence influences young people: three perspectives‘ featuring a policy debate about how violence influences young people. This event brings in internationally renowned experts and builds on the work launched by the International Collaboration on Violence Prevention Policy Development.
This will take place on Thursday 24th April, from 2-5pm at the University of St Andrews School of Medicine (Seminar room 2).
The following distinguished speakers are confirmed:
Vivian Barnekow, WHO Programme Manager for Child and Adolescent Health
Donald Henderson, Head of Public Health Policy at Scottish Government
Emily Rothman, Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University
Renee M. Johnson, Assistant Professor, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine
This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Refreshments will be provided.
Like in the previous year, SDHI affiliated researchers had a substantial presence at this years largest academic and professional public health conference with an estimated 13000 delegates. SDHI Associate Director Professor Peter Donnelly (St Andrews) hosted a special session on the recent Sandy Hook School Shooting in Boston, which brought together different perspectives ranging from parents, criminologists to policy makers.
SDHI contributed to an event on the 23 October in the Steeple Church in Dundee that brought together many community organisations, Dundee city council and academics from various disciplines departments. The purpose of the four hour meeting was to explore how the university can engage and work more closely with local community organisations (e.g. Sign Post; Hot Chocolate). The event was led and organised by Dr Fernando Fernandes, School of Nursing & Midwifery/SDHI who – in his introductory remarks – highlighted the role of Brazilian scholar, educator and social activist, Paulo Freire in guiding the vision for more participatory and collaborative work between the university and the communities of Dundee. The afternoon was organised around round table discussion and a World Café style exploration of the issues that matter to communities. Many organisations struggle with limited resources and had mixed experiences with past engagement with the university. There was a strong wish for a real, not a tokenistic or temporary commitment for a joint working relationship. Value was seen in having the university build local capacity (accredited short courses), support practice-based evaluations, develop important technologies that reduce the monitoring and reporting burden, contribute to the volunteering programme. Academic expertise may also provide the evidence for promising interventions, which in turn may make funding more sustainable. The role of local businesses in potentially contributing to programmes that seek to address inequalities in pragmatic ways was also discussed. The event was just opening the discussion between the interdisciplinary ‘Engagement and Participation’ group at the University of Dundee and the community.
An interdisciplinary group of academics and practitioners came together on invitation of SDHI and the Geddes Institute of Urban Research at the University of Dundee to discuss the future of care space design in urban environments. The group consisted of architects, town planners, geographers, psychologist, artists, occupational therapists, computing specialists and nurses. As demographics are changing towards an increasingly aging population who predominantly live in single households there has also been a reduction in care home places and a move towards providing personal and health care in people’s home environments. At the symposium implications of these developments on the design of homes, services and age-friendly cities was examined. The role of urban greenspaces and technology was highlighted as much as the need to engage communities in planning efforts. Communication is essential and planers need to be cognisant of people traditionally left out of planning efforts (e.g. People with communication disabilities or learning disabilities). Also it is important to consider how different individuals and population groups experince and perceive their environment. The importance of links between home, hospital and community environments was highlighted and the need to assist ‘vulnerable’ citizens with the navigation of complex communities and services. We will provide further summaries and updates of this event soon.
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.