Populations & Lifelong Health


12 January, 2015 - Delivering Behaviour Change for Society: Funding Behaviour Change Research

Time: 17:30:00 - 20:30:00

The first UCL Centre for Behaviour Change event of 2015. There is a perception amongst many researchers and users of research that there is relatively little investment in behaviour change research and that it is sometimes not obvious how to access it. We are very fortunate to have research programme leads from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, the Economic & Social Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to explain their strategies for funding behaviour change research. The evening will start with users of research outlining their needs for behaviour change research in their sectors followed by short talks from the funders and plenty of time for Q&A’s and discussion. It will end with a networking drinks reception to give participants the chance to talk with the speakers, our staff and each other.

Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change or via Eventbrite

Email: https://uclpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3dTsnZgTnjNZct7

Phone: Please email

12 January, 2015 - Otto Wolff Lecture series 2015: Ethical alternatives to experiments to create potential pandemic pathogens

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

A growing trend in experimental virology has been the modification of influenza viruses that are antigenically novel to, and virulent in humans, such that these variant viruses are readily transmissible in mammals, including ferrets which are thought to be the best animal model for influenza infection. Novel, contagious, virulent viruses are potential pandemic pathogens in that their accidental or malevolent release into the human population could cause a pandemic. This talk will describe the purported benefits of such studies, arguing that these are overstated; estimate the magnitude of the risk they create, argue for the superiority of alternative scientific approaches on both safety and scientific grounds, and propose an ethical framework in which such experiments should be evaluated. Speaker: Prof Marc Lipsitch, Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Host: Prof David Goldblatt, Deputy Director (NHS Engagement) Refreshments from 12.40pm

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Nicole Hofmans

Email: ich.director@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 January, 2015 - Quality improvement in primary care: NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Workshop

Time: 13:30:00 - 17:30:00

Quality improvement programmes in primary care hold great promise for improving patient outcomes and experience. Implementing and assessing the effectiveness of such programmes can be extremely challenging. Focusing on the findings of our recent research, this workshop seeks to engage clinicians and researchers in discussion of emerging issues in delivering and evaluating quality improvement in primary care. Chairs: Professor Mike Roberts, UCLP lead for Integrated Co-morbidities Programme and Professor Naomi Fulop, UCL Professor of Health Care Organisation and Management and NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Systems and Models Theme Lead. Speaker information: Professor Elizabeth Murray UCL Professor of e-health and Primary Care; and Researchers from UCL and the Nuffield Trust. Please email Jessica Sheringham if you’d like to attend or would like more information. Please note: places are limited.

Location: BMA House, Tavistock Square, London , WC1H 9JP

Contact: Jessica Sheringham

Email: j.sheringham@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 January, 2015 - Venture research and other adventures: are we getting the most out of UK research?

Time: 18:00:00 - 20:30:00

A panel discussion hosted by UCL Public Policy and chaired by Professor Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy, UCL This event will explore how creativity and innovation in research can best be supported, with perspectives from academics, venture researchers, and research funders. It will consider the current research landscape and the role of different actors within it, as well as possibilities for new ways of promoting research creativity.

Location: Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Sarah Chaytor

Email: s.chaytor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 8679 8584

21 January, 2015 - Get That Grant: Introduction to Grantsmanship for Early Career Researchers

Time: 13:30:00 - 16:30:00

Do you want more information and advice about how to apply for grants? The Populations and Lifelong Health Early Career Network is holding a grantsmanship workhop with speakers who will provide information, practical advice and inspiration for grant writing. There will be opportunities for questions and informal discussions about funding applications. The workshop is aimed at early career researchers working in population health and related sciences, and is open to attendees across UCL.

Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, South Junction, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Sarah Chapman

Email: s.chapman@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 January, 2015 - Addressing the joint challenges of climate change and food security

Time: 17:30:00 - 19:30:00

Organised by Built Environment - The Bartlett

Feeding 9–10 billion people by 2050 and preventing dangerous climate change are two of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Both challenges must be met while reducing the impact of land management on ecosystem services that deliver vital goods and services, and support human health and well-being. While supply-side mitigation measures, such as changes in land management, might either enhance or negatively impact food security, demand-side mitigation measures, such as reduced waste or demand for livestock products, should benefit both food security and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation. Demand-side measures offer a greater potential (1.5–15.6 Gt CO2-eq. yr-1) in meeting both challenges than do supply-side measures (1.5–4.3 Gt CO2-eq. yr-1 at carbon prices between 20 and 100 US$ tCO2-eq. yr-1), but given the enormity of challenges, all options need to be considered. Supply-side measures should be implemented immediately, focusing on those that allow the production of more agricultural

Location: Room G01, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0NN

Contact: Kiran Dhillon

Email: k.dhillon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 5935

27 January, 2015 - MHealth Conference: How can mobile technology improve health in low and middle income countries

Time: 09:00:00 - 16:30:00

The UCL Institute for Global Health and Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Sweden invite you to attend our conference on mHealth: Evidence from low- and middle-income countries. The first of its kind in the UK, this multidisciplinary event will assess the evidence base for mHealth in the world’s poorest settings. The explosive growth of mobile technology over the past decade has generated exciting new thinking around the potential of so called “mhealth” to improve health, with evidence beginning to emerge from high-income countries. However, the evidence base from low- and middle-income countries is weak. The two-day symposium will examine current debates around evidence within the fields of health systemsand health education, with a focus on tangible health outcomes

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health , 30 Guilford Street , London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Helen Hopkins

Email: h.hopkins@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7905 2383

9 February, 2015 - Ageing and Health: Policy and Economics in an Era of Longevity

Time: 09:00:00 - 13:00:00

How can societies meet the health, policy and economic challenges of global population ageing? One in nine people in the world is 60 or older and this is expected to rise to one in five people by 2050. A globally ageing population and the associated demographic changes have wide-ranging implications for health systems, medical priorities, economic policies, and labour and consumer markets. The certainty of global population ageing demands greater action, innovation, and a long-term approach from policymakers, health and medical professionals as well as businesses. Are current health, public policy and economic responses to global ageing adequate? How can health systems develop sustainable strategies to support an ageing global population? How can the challenge of managing chronic conditions be met and at what cost? How can societies address the financial impact of ageing populations?

Location: Chatham House, 10 St James's Square , London, SW1Y 4LE

Contact: Conferences Team

Email: conferences@chathamhouse.org

Phone: +44 (0)20 7957 5729

18 February, 2015 - UCL Qualitative Health Research Symposium 2015: Enriching Qualitative Inquiry in Health

Time: 09:30:00 - 17:00:00

Hosted by the UCL Department of Applied Health Research, the UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre and the UCL Division of Psychiatry, this 2015 symposium builds on the 2013 qualitative health research meeting and aims to generate a more focused and constructive commentary on the contributions that qualitative inquiry can make to understandings of health, illness and care. With this aim in mind we seek abstracts which reflect on the challenges outlined above and/or look toward ideas and techniques which might enrich qualitative inquiry in health. Keynote lecture by Dr Sara Shaw, Senior Lecturer in Health Policy Research, Queen Mary University of London

Location: Gustave Tuck lecture theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Henry Llewellyn (UCL Division of Psychiatry) and Lesley McGregor (UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre)

Email: h.llewellyn@ucl.ac.uk / l.mcgregor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 February, 2015 - UCL IEHC Early Career Forum Conference 2015: Get your career going!

Time: 09:30:00 - 16:00:00

Organised by the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care Early Career Forum, this is a fantastic opportunity for all postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and early career researchers in epidemiology and public health to find out about career opportunities both inside and outside academia. Presentation topics will range from how to get your work published, teaching in higher education, to tips on how to transfer your skills and what a career in policy can be like. The conference is also a great opportunity to meet and network with other early career researchers from across the institute. Conference Chair: Dr Robert Miller, UCL Speakers: Prof Sir Michael Marmot (Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL), Dr Maryam Shahmanesh (Department of Infection and Population Health, UCL), Prof Caroline Sabin (UCL), Dr Pete Border (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology) and Dr Claire De-May (Alzheimer’s Society). Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, , 30 Guilford Street, , WC1N 1EH

Contact: UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care (IEHC) Early Career Forum (ECF)

Email: iehc-ecf@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 February, 2015 - CBC Conference 2015: Harnessing Digital Technology for Health Behaviour Change

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The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change is delighted to announce this unique conference, bringing the science of behaviour change and eHealth expertise across disciplines to all those interested in developing and evaluating digital interventions and products. Keynotes, symposia, round tables, rapid fire presentations, posters and networking events will bring cutting-edge evidence, theory and methods to business and developers of technology, policy makers and researchers. Conference topics include: Applying behavioural science to designing and evaluating digital interventions and products; Establishing partnerships between industry and academia; Maximising the potential of wearable tech to change behaviour; Standards, regulation and ethics Speaker information: Prof Jeremy Wyatt (University of Leeds, UK); Prof Bonnie Spring (Northwestern University, USA); Prof Lucy Yardley (University of Southampton, UK)

Location: Senate House, Malet Street , London , WC1E 7HU

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 March, 2015 - GLOW 2015 - Reaching Every Woman and Every Newborn: The Post-2015 Research Agenda

Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00

GLOW is a society for academics and postgraduate students engaged in Global Maternal and Child Health. The annual GLOW conference provides an opportunity for academics to share their work, build collaborations and hear updates from prominent international speakers. In 2012 and 2013 both GLOW conferences attracted over 100 delegates, were hosted by excellent speakers and, most importantly, provided time for discussion between colleagues. GLOW 2015 is jointly hosted by the MARCH Centre of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the UCL Institute for Women's Health. Confirmed Speakers: Peter Brocklehurst, Institute for Women's Health, UCL; Richard Horton, The Lancet; Joy Lawn, MARCH Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Gwyneth Lewis, Institute for Women's Health, UCL; Matthews Mathai, WHO; Bob Pattinson, Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Research Unit, University of Pretoria; Lesley Regan, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.

Location: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place Regent's Park , London , NW1 4RG

Contact: Conference Administrator

Email: http://www.glowconference.org/contact-us.html

Phone: Please email

10 March, 2015 - Lunch Hour Lecture: How can we improve growth of small babies before birth?

Time: 13:15:00 - 13:55:00

The failure of a baby to grow normally in the womb is a common pregnancy complication. Every year, it affects up to 70,000 UK pregnancies. Yet there is no treatment. Marking International Women’s Day, Dr David will discuss her work developing a therapy to improve the growth of small babies before birth.

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Events Team

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3841

18 March, 2015 - PHE Applied Epidemiology Scientific Meeting

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The aim of this meeting is to help strengthen epidemiology and support high quality and innovative science through sharing of good practice. The meeting will focus on the application of epidemiological methods to protect and improve health including the work of the recently established NIHR Health Protection Research Units. It will include plenary sessions, posters and parallel sessions across a number of key themes. The conference will also include workshops on 'How to write a scientific paper', 'Abstract preparation and review', 'Research grant applications'. The meeting is particularly aimed at consultants, scientists, analysts and those with an interest in applied epidemiology across Public Health England, devolved administrations, academic departments and partner organisations.

Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Science Concourse, Warwick University , Coventry , CV4 7AL

Contact: PHE Conferences and Events team

Email: events@phe.gov.uk

Phone: Please email

6 July, 2015 - Changing Perspectives: 1st International Conference on Transport and Health

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Designed as a direct participatory experience, policy-makers, practitioners and academics from multiple disciplines involved with transport planning and engineering, public health, urban planning, spatial and architectural design, environmental planning, economics and beyond will convene on the UCL campus to share their stories of success and failure; build world-wide collaborative friendships; but most importantly, leave inspired! Throughout this 3 day conference experience, interactive ‘Hot Topic Workshops’ will kick-off delegate oral and poster sessions. Each workshop will be led by a cross-disciplinary team of international experts to demonstrate how non-traditional thinking can lead to creative problem solving. There will also be a series of business-related workshops that are meant as a twist to the traditional transport or health conference proceedings. In these sessions, you will learn that to be an effective innovator of change, you MUST also be an entrepreneur.

Location: UCL Campus, , London,

Contact: Karyn Warsow

Email: kwarsow@tphlink.com

Phone: Please email