Seminars and Events

Current Seminars

Aim:To provide a forum for departmental staff to share and learn about current research developments.


  • To provide an opportunity for speakers (internal and external) to  present work to the department.
  • To provide a space for staff to present research work in progress.
  • To generate and facilitate discussion and sharing of ideas about research substantive topics and methodologies.
  • To critique and develop research in an informal and supportive environment.

Timetable for 2015/2016 Seminars

Date Unit Responsible Title Day
17th September 2015 E-Health Alcohol Help Centre and Check Your Drinking: Can they reduce hazardous drinking in the UK? Thursday
19th October 2015 Teaching Undergraduate Medical Education in Israel. The views of an international Review Team Monday
29th October 2015 Central Services  Introduction to Information Governance Services Thursday
19th November 2015 CAPS Developing a complex behaviour change intervention for older people using 'co-design' methods: the experiences of the HomeHealth study Thursday
14th December 2015 Priment TBC Monday
14th January 2016  ROyal Free R&D  Overview of HRA changes to research approvals Thursday 
21st January 2016  Madingley dry run  TBC  Thursday 
15th February 2016 BRHS TBC Monday
17th March 2016 Methodology TBC Thursday
18th April 2016 Mental Health TBC Monday
19th May 2016 ISL TBC Thursday
20th June 2016 E-Health TBC Monday
21st July 2016 Teaching TBC Thursday
19th September 2016 CAPS TBC Monday
20th October 2016 Mental Health TBC Thursday
21st November 2016 BRHS TBC Monday

PRIMENT Seminars

PhD Upgrade Seminars

Title: “Seasonal and diurnal variations in cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease in older British men”

Speaker: Claudio Sartini

Date & Time: Thursday 26th Nov 12:30 - 14:00

Venue: Seminar room 1, PCPH


Cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death in the UK, exhibits a marked season variation; mortality risks are higher in the winter than in the summer. CVD mortality also exhibits a diurnal variation; previous studies suggest the highest number of events occur during early and late morning.

Some CVD risk factors have also shown both seasonal and diurnal variation, including established and novel cardiovascular risk factors (e.g. blood pressure, inflammatory and haemostatic markers) and health behaviours (e.g. physical activity).

However, the potential contribution of the variations in these risk factors to the variation in CVD risk has not been widely investigated. The overall aim of this PhD is to investigate the independent contribution of meteorological factors, established and novel CVD risk factors, and physical activity levels to CVD risk in the British Regional Heart Study (BRHS).

This presentation will introduce the research area of this PhD and describe the methods used. Findings investigating the diurnal and seasonal variation in physical activity levels will then be presented.

Finally the plans for the remainder of this PhD will be discussed. 

SAPC Madingley Hall 2016

The department of Primary Care and Population Health at University College London has great pleasure in hosting the 2016 London and South East regional conference.

Madingley Hall has been the venue for this meeting for more than 20 years and provides a perfect location for you to meet your colleagues from London, Cambridge, East Anglia and Kent.

The theme for this year's conference is Innovation in a sea of change - "will academic primary care sink or swim?"

The conference will be held on 28th & 29th January 2016.

Registration is now open

GP Tutors Annual Conference 2016

"Promoting General Practice"

Friday 15th April 2016

The Atrium

Royal Free Hospital

London NW3 2PF

For information, please contact Carol Lynch

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