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- UCL Public Policy Secondments A wide range of opportunties are available
- Apply for a GCHW Small Grant. Up to £3,000 available for cross-disciplinary activities
- League of European Research Universities (LERU) Declaration on the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing
- Grand Challenges Student Fund: up to £750 available for student led projects – More
UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing (GCHW): Events
UCL staff, students and members of the public are cordially invited to a series of events to mark the launch of UCL’s Science, Medicine & Society Network – a Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing initiative. Further details
13 May 2013 (5-6.30pm)
Behaviour change is increasingly recognised as central to human wellbeing, social cohesion and sustainability. The planned UCL Centre for Behaviour Change (UCL CBC) will bring together current world-leading activities.
The meeting will be followed by a drinks reception in the South Cloisters, Wilkins Building. Further details and registration
UCL Crucible Café Scientifique
Presentations and discussion on aspects of lifelong health and wellbeing. Link…
UCL Lunch Hour Lectures
Bite-sized opportunities to sample the exceptional research work taking place at UCL. Link…
Students for Happiness
A non-profit discussion forum which aims to put 'happiness' at the heart of intellectual discourse amongst students and young people. Link…
UCL staff, students and members of the public are cordially invited to a series of events to mark the launch of UCL’s Science, Medicine & Society Network – a Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing initiative. The SMS Network is focusing on pressing and emerging societal issues for human health and wellbeing that need efficient and continuous cross-disciplinary collaboration if they are to be effectively addressed. It’s first major focus is the challenge of healthcare in multicultural settings, manifest in the form of a UCL-Lancet Commission on Culture & Health, linked to the Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction.
There is a separate Eventbrite registration link for each event. As these events are likely to be of strong interest to a broad community, and the number of places is limited, everyone who registers is respectfully requested to be sure that they are able to attend.
Monday 29 April; 18:30-20:00
Plain, Standardised Packaging of Cigarettes: Triumph or Tyranny?
A Debate in partnership with health think tank 2020 Health and Cancer Research UK.
The debate will focus on the effect of packaging in the marketing of products such as cigarettes, that are legal to market, sell and use, but deleterious to health. The event will be chaired by Dame Helena Shovelton, Chief Executive of the British Lung Foundation.
Reception to follow
To register please go to: http://smslaunch1.eventbrite.com
Tuesday 30 April; 11:00-13:00
Social Networking workshop: Postgraduate students and the UCL-Lancet Commission on Culture & Health
This workshop focuses on the work of a team of UCL Anthropology PhD students who have been interacting with community groups linked to the North Middlesex University Hospital. Their work is an integral part of the Lancet Culture & Health Commission, addressing the role and impact of informal networks and mobile device-dependent social media, in people's health and healthcare-seeking behaviours. A panel of senior academics will respond.
To register please go to http://smsstudentworkshop.eventbrite.com
Tuesday 30 April ; 16:00-17:30
University's role in the community
This event provides an opportunity for members of the UCL-Lancet Culture & Health Commission to highlight important issues for research and intervention. Their presentations will be followed by a ‘Health implementers’ panel discussion.
To register please go to: http://smscommunity.eventbrite.com
Tuesday 30 April; 18:00-19:30
Science, Medicine & Society Network launch event
At this event Professor Malcolm Grant, UCL President and Provost, will formally launch UCL’s Science, Medicine & Society Network. Lord Crisp (NHS Chief Executive, 2000-2006) will give a key-note address. A panel of senior UCL academics will respond.
Reception to follow
To register please go to: http://smslaunchevent.eventbrite.com/
Previous GCHW events
22 April 2013
Optimized Behavioral Interventions: What Does Control Systems Engineering Have to Offer?
How can the technology that is responsible for cruise control in automobiles, the home thermostat, and the insulin pump be useful in behavioral intervention settings? Professor Rivera, Arizona State University, will examine this question in his talk at UCL by focusing on the problem of adaptive, time-varying interventions. Further details. Forms part of UCL's Behaviour Change Initiative.
1 March 2013
The domain co-leads: Beverley Butler (Institute of Archaeology), Anne Lanceley (Women's Cancer), Murray Fraser (Bartlett School of Architecture) and Andrew Flinn (Dept of Information Studies) are holding a preliminary meeting / workshop to introduce research and researchers at UCL interested in heritage and value, well-being and identity. This workshop will provide an opportunity for individuals with similar interests to meet each other and discuss potential collaborations and to contribute to the discussions on the vision and priorities for the domain. Register
Throughout February, an exciting programme of events has been organised to celebrate diversity and examine the on-going and evolving challenges some groups face in education, work and the wider society. This year's theme is based on UCL's Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction.
Event programme and registration
27 February (6-8pm)
Creating Connections 4
Are you looking for partners for a public engagement project? Want to build stronger links with community organisations? Have areas of research that may be of interest to the wider community? Would you like to get another view on your work from outside academia? If so, come along to Creating Connections, our regular networking event that brings together UCL staff and postgraduate students with representatives from community organisations, charities, residents’ groups, social enterprises and statutory organisations.
Further details and registration.
29 January 2013
Learn more about our small grants scheme, which supports cross-disciplinary projects up to a maximum of £5,000, and the projects which have been made possible in the past. Four UCL researchers will make short presentations about their projects. Further details and registration.
Behaviour Change Month
What shapes human behaviour? What stands in the way of long-term, positive behaviour change? How can research inform the design of effective interventions to change behaviour? Where should we most effectively intervene – at the macro or the micro level? How do we measure behaviour change? These were just some of the fundamental questions that were addressed in a series of cross-disciplinary talks, discussions, and workshops during UCL Behaviour Change Month in November 2012. The month concluded with a £10,000 prize workshop. Behaviour Change month was oranised by GCHW and led by Professor Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology, Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology.
13 August 2012
Why do we hold separate Paralympics and Olympic events?
Why should a Paralympian be different from an Olympian? It has been argued that Paralympic sports should be included within the Olympic Games, with some sports open to both Olympian and Paralympian athletes.
5 July 2012
Wellbeing and the Future: A UCL GCHW and Foresight Analysts Network Workshop
Led by Peter Antonioni (UCL Management Science) and Nick Maxwell (UCL Science & Technology) this workshop asked UCL's academic community to consider wellbeing as a strategic variable. Can wellbeing provide a new strategic inspiration for UK governance?
18-22 June 2012
MedTech Week and launch of UCL's Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBE)
The week of events is open to everybody and is aimed at both staff and students wanting to know more about the medical technology and biomedical engineering landscape at UCL.
1 June - 15 September 2012
Exhibition: Fit Bodies - Statues, Athletes and Power
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
What is a fit body? What do we mean by ‘fit’? The idea of fit body has changed over time or has it?
29 May 2012
The Science of Happiness
Organised by UCL Public Policy and GCHW
Happiness, wellbeing and quality of life have been climbing up the public policy agenda in recent years, with governments apparently devoting increasing attention to how to improve people’s life satisfaction. But what lies beneath these warm words about the need to improve quality of life?
18 May 2012
Crime, Policing and Citizenship: Project Launch Workshop
Supported by GCHW
Working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police, UCL is beginning a 3.5 year EPSRC funded research project that will address crime, policing and citizen engagement (CPC) at a range of spatial and temporal scales.
8 May 2012
Defusing the Age Bomb
Organised by the European Parliament UK Office
An ageing society and the financial crisis have increased the pressure on financing retirement and services for older people. At the same time social and economic changes disrupt traditional family units, cutting the two-way flow of experience and support between the older and younger generations. Alongside this, modern society has an ever greater need for lifelong learning and new skills. The challenge is to reframe the potential of ageing, and make the most of its potential. Registration and further details
2 May 2012
Wellbeing Policy Seminar Abstracts
Organised by the ESRC's International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society and Health at UCL.
The current Office of National Statistics (ONS) programme to measure national well-being is unlikely to have escaped many people’s attention. Media attention on “happiness” has obscured the broader aims of this initiative, including measuring individual well-being in all its complexity.
- This workshop is invitation only but please contact the ICLS if you have an interest in this subject.
- Further details
26 April 2012
Active and Healthy Ageing
A one day workshop organised by UCL GCHW and Imperial College London, on behalf of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), to inform the development of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Active & Healthy Ageing.
19 April 2012
From Ageing Research into Policy
A half day workshop organised by UCL Crucible and International Longevity Centre
- This workshop is now full
29 February 2012
Delivering Value-Based Healthcare: Maximising outcomes for every pound we spend
UCL Partners and the Greater London Authority
21 February 2012
13–17 February 2012
UCL Wellbeing Week
UCL Wellbeing Week, organised by GCHW, was a series of events, convened by Nick Tyler (Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, Director, UCL Crucible) which challenged researchers to think about wellbeing questions, some of them controversial, in a new light and to develop innovative research projects.
UCL Equalities & Diversity's programme of events to celebrate diversity and examine the ongoing and evolving challenges some groups face in education, work and the wider society, based on UCL GCHW
13 May 2011
2 March 2011
24 November 2010
21 June 2010
16 June 2010
17 May 2010
17 February 2010
2 December 2009
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