Populations & Lifelong Health


27 May, 2015 - Early Career Forum seminar: Actively involving patients and the public in research

Time: 10:00:00 - 11:00:00

Speaker: Rosamund Yu (Joint Research Office, UCL PPI manager). Increasingly research funders expect (and some funders like National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)) require researchers to have Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research right from the stage of writing grant applications to dissemination of research. In her talk, Rosamund will address what is PPI and what do funders expect and why. She will also share innovative ways of recruiting PPI members and the challenges of doing so. Her talk will also address issues like when, how and what stages of research to involve PPI members and case studies about the same. This topic may be particularly relevant to researchers involved in primary research, PhD and MSc students undertaking primary research, post-docs/early career researchers, research project coordinator. Everyone is welcome.

Location: Drayton B06, , 30 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AX

Contact: Dr Sonali Wayal

Email: s.wayal@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 May, 2015 - How to write for The Conversation

Time: 14:00:00 - 16:00:00

UCL is a founding member of The Conversation, an online magazine which promotes academic comment on current affairs. Its open access articles reach 20 millions readers around the world every month. If you are interested in writing for the media – and want your research to have the widest possible impact – there is no better place to start. The Grand Challenges are holding drop in sessions (open to all) to help you get your ideas into The Conversation. Email Kate Hoyland to book a slot.

Location: UCL, Gower Street, ,

Contact: Kate Hoyland

Email: c.hoyland@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 June, 2015 - Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom and Suffering

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

UCL’s Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health is proud to present this one-day conference devoted to Dan Hausman's newly published book Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom and Suffering. The commentators will address themes raised by the book, including: • Definitions of health, and why they matter; • The relationship between health and well-being; • The contribution of phenomenology to understanding and valuing health states; • How to measure health for public policy purposes; • Justice in the allocation of scarce health resources.

Location: Anatomy G04 Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr James Wilson

Email: james.wilson@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 June, 2015 - Global health innovation and philanthropy

Time: 16:00:00 - 18:00:00

To succeed, global health requires innovation in concepts, implementation, and resourcing. This UCL Grand Challenges Symposium explores innovative global health: a concept and implementation through the Health Impact Fund proposal and resourcing through one global health philanthropist's journey.

Location: Roberts G08 Sir David Davies LT, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Helen Hopkins

Email: h.hopkins@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7905 2383

17 June, 2015 - Findings from the PROMISE programme and next steps for treatments of obesity in children and young people

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

Paediatric Research in Obesity Multi-modal Intervention and Service Evaluation Programme (PROMISE). We would like to invite you to join us for a national symposium examining the findings of the PROMISE programme and what they mean for UK actions on child and adolescent obesity. Researchers, policy makers, practitioners and young people will present and share their views during the event. The symposium will also examine the implications of PROMISE findings for public health and policy, for clinical practice and for the research community as we step up our responses to the obesity epidemic. -- BOOK early places are LIMITED! Funder: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

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

Contact: Anne Mathiot

Email: a.mathiot@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 June, 2015 - Research Methods Short Course: Data reduction and latent variable models

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This course provides students with an understanding of, and gives them practice in, the use of data reduction techniques and non-regression based analysis methods such as principal component analysis and factor analysis. The course provides a practical understanding of the methods of modelling relationships between latent variables and introduces the basics of structural equation modelling using AMOS. Students need to be familiar with the content of the courses: Statistical analysis 1 and Statistical analysis 2; in particular, the interpretation of correlation matrices and the principles of multiple regression. Event organiser: UCL Institute of Education

Location: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: UCL Institute of Education

Email: enquiries@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7612 6000

18 June, 2015 - An introduction to infectious disease genomics – an IDRN event

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

The day will be pitched at 'beginner level' to give an idea of the topics and concepts covered in this area. As infectious disease genomics becomes rapidly more mainstream and relevant to clinical practice and translational research, it is increasingly important for academics, clinical staff and public health professionals to understand what genomics can and cannot do, what its data requirements are, and how to critically appraise the outputs. There will also be case studies from researchers who are active in genomics from the point of view of bacteriology, virology and mycology. Speakers will be Michael Head (IDRN and UCL), David Cleary (Southampton), Judy Breuer (UCL), Nick Loman (Birmingham), Dan Frampton (UCL), Johanna Rhodes (Imperial), Phillip Ashton (Public Health England), Tom Fowler (Genomics England), and Claudio Koser (Cambridge).

Location: Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Contact: Michael Head or Cherry Heaven

Email: mhead@idrn.org; c.heaven@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3549 5549

23 June, 2015 - Evaluation Workshop

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

Do you need to demonstrate the impact of projects in your organisation? Do you want to improve the design and implementation of your programmes? Are you tasked with carrying out an evaluation, but don’t know where to start? This one day, hands-on workshop, run by the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy, addresses these challenges. It is aimed at staff from NHS trusts, CCGs and local authorities, who need to evaluate local programmes or services as part of their work. After attending this workshop, you will have the skills and knowledge to undertake your own evaluation of a local programme or service. This course is free for staff working in CLAHRC partner organisations, and is aimed at all those tasked with evaluating the performance of local programmes and services. No previous knowledge is required. Individuals who are interested in applying for a place at the workshop should complete and return the application form by 22nd April 2015 at 5pm.

Location: , , Central London,

Contact: Kate Collins

Email: k.collins@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 June, 2015 - Planetary Health

Time: 17:00:00 -

Speaker information: Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief, Lancet. Part of the UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health '5pm' External Speakers Seminar Series. Organisers: Dr David Batty, Dr Clare Llewellyn.

Location: Galton LT, 1-19 Torrington Place, , , WC1E 7HB

Contact: Floriana Bortolotti

Email: f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.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

9 July, 2015 - Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for public health and Health and Wellbeing Boards: priorities, structures and integration

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This conference will bring policymakers and key stakeholders together to discuss priorities for public health and the future of Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs). Following the publication of Public Health England's From Evidence into Action framework to coincide with NHS England's Five Year Forward View, sessions will consider the role of local authorities and HWBs in promoting public health; next steps for reducing inequalities, and opportunities for the integration of public health with health and social care. Further sessions will focus on the roll-out of the Better Care Fund, the implications of the National Audit Office report on the financial viability of Public Health England and the potential role of the third sector in improving public health outcomes. This seminar will present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and is CPD certified.

Location: , , Central London ,

Contact: Westminster Health Forum

Email: delegate.relations@forumsupport.co.uk

Phone: 01344 864796

16 July, 2015 - Exploring the health challenges and inequalities of the new food aid system: a seminar on working with foodbanks

Time: 11:00:00 - 15:00:00

The escalating problem of UK food poverty is a significant contributing factor to health inequalities. Poverty forces people into dangerously poor diets and, in wealthier countries like the UK, this can lead to both obesity and malnutrition. In the UK, charities are filling the void left by rising food prices and lowered incomes as increasing numbers of people seek out emergency food aid. Food poverty has the potential to exacerbate health inequalities and yet there is an absence of research on the health and wellbeing outcomes and a lack of knowledge about the extent and scale of food poverty at the population level. This seminar is intended for those interested in exploring the public health implications of food poverty and finding out more about how the various actors and agencies within the food system intersect. To book your free place please contact Claire Thompson. A travel bursary fund is available for students and ECRs.

Location: UCL, Gower Street, London,

Contact: Claire Thompson

Email: claire.thompson@lshtm.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 July, 2015 - Longitudinal studies: maximising their value for ageing research

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Longitudinal studies are ideal for analysing age-related changes, their lifetime determinants and consequences. This new Wellcome Trust conference will focus on the value of longitudinal studies in furthering knowledge about ageing: in particular functional change across life, its drivers and underlying pathways. The programme will showcase new findings and developments within cross cohort initiatives, centres of healthy ageing and longitudinal studies of ageing. We will discuss the impact of the environment on accelerating ageing or building resilience and promoting recovery. Identifying new approaches to achieve data harmonization across cohort consortia will also be highlighted. We aim to build capacity in investigators who will shape the future research agenda of life course and longitudinal studies of ageing and will convene a special session to discuss the challenges and opportunities in this area. Event organiser: Wellcome Trust Scientific Conferences

Location: Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Saffron Walden, CB10 1SD

Contact: Wellcome Trust Genome Campus

Email: scientificconferences@hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

31 July, 2015 - Forced marriage: Health, wellbeing, community and law

Time: 10:00:00 - 17:30:00

Organised by UCL Grand Challenges

Forced marriage is illegal in the UK and has a huge impact on the lives of the people it affects, and yet, little is known about it. This one day workshop will set the scene and explore some of the key questions about forced marriage in regards to culture and honour, the law and police, education and health services. This workshop is supported by UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction and UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health.

Location: The Pavilion, UCL Front Quad, , Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Kasia Diez

Email: k.diez@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8585

17 August, 2015 - CBC Summer School 2015 Behaviour Change - Principles and Practice

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

Following the success of the CBC Summer School 2014, we are delighted to offer the course again this year. This course has been developed and is led by world-renowned experts in the field, including Professor Susan Michie and Professor Robert West. The Summer School will introduce the principles of behaviour change and demonstrate how these can be applied to a range of practical problems, from supporting change amongst patients and health professionals to planning and supporting change in organisations and communities. Who is the course for? This course is for everyone interested in behaviour change including researchers, practitioners, intervention designers, managers and policy makers. Small groups will be organised according to expertise and area of work, and supported by experienced facilitators.

Location: Engineering Building, Malet Place Gower Street , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Stephanie Lietz

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1627

4 September, 2015 - Minds of Caste - An inter-disciplinary seminar on how Caste identities shape the Mind

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

This unique inter-disciplinary seminar will address some of the following questions: How does caste shape individual minds and determine collective mentalities? Why and how does caste discrimination impact upon the inner lives of both the perpetrators and their victims? Is caste practice normative or a pathological denial and threat to hierarchy and status? What might be the cultural and psychological pathologies of the perpetrators of casteism? What is the nature of the stigma and disclosure of caste identity? How is caste identity psychologically managed both individually and collectively? How is caste merit constructed and perpetuated? Is caste essential to Indian cultural identity? Does conversion help? To what extent do casteism and racism overlap or differ in their psychological antecedents and consequences? Can anti-racist interventions in the clinic (what is generally known as inter-cultural therapy) be applicable to the Indian context? For whom?

Location: Registrants will be notified about the room location via email, UCL Campus, Gower Street , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Caroline Selai

Email: c.selai@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 September, 2015 - Cross-cohort research: Opportunities, challenges and examples

Time: 10:00:00 - 16:00:00

This workshop provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges inherent in cross-cohort research. The workshop is primarily aimed at early career researchers. It will provide participants with an awareness of the advantages and potential pitfalls in carrying out comparative research and will help to guide good practice. The workshop will provide participants with details of the different approaches proposed so far for multiple study analyses, with specific examples of work carried out to harmonise body size and socioeconomic variables across multiple UK cohorts in CLOSER. It will provide demonstration of how these variables can be used to address relevant research questions. The workshop will also include speakers from other successful large cross-cohort initiatives from different disciplines; they will outline their approaches to data harmonisation and cross-cohort analysis and highlight how any challenges were overcome. Event organiser: CLOSER

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

Contact: CLOSER (Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources)

Email: info@closer.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7331 5102

15 September, 2015 - Public Health England Annual Conference 2015

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Public Health England 2015 will bring together over 1400 participants from a wide range of organisations, to learn, meet each other and share knowledge and experience. The theme of this year’s conference is Evidence into Action, and the conference will promote and showcase applied science and research, translation and implementation for impact. We anticipate that the conference will be of interest to representatives from across the health and social care system interested in applied prevention research, programmes and policy. The outline of the six track programme is now available online, covering a wide range of topics from across the breadth of public health. Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, will be giving a keynote address. Abstracts on new public health research, innovations and developments in practice are invited for submission by 8 May for potential poster presentation at the conference.

Location: Conference Reception, Students' Union Building atrium, University of Warwick Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry , CV4 7AL

Contact: Public Health England Annual Conference 2015

Email: conference@phe.gov.uk

Phone: Please email

6 October, 2015 - The 1958, 1970, and Millennium British birth cohort studies: opportunities for collaboration

Time: 17:00:00 - 18:00:00

Speaker information: Professor Alissa Goodman, Professor Alice Sullivan, and Professor Emla Fitzsimons, all from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), Department for Quantitative Social Science, UCL Institute of Education. Part of the UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health '5pm' External Speakers Seminar Series. Organisers: Dr David Batty, Dr Clare Llewellyn.

Location: Galton LT, 1-19 Torrington Place, , , WC1E 7HB

Contact: Floriana Bortolotti

Email: f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 November, 2015 - Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health

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

LSHTM, UCL, UK Health Forum, and The Lancet invite abstract submissions for Public Health Science 2015. The core of the event will consist of submitted papers, and peer-reviewed abstracts will be published by The Lancet, online and in print. Abstracts can be submitted under any of the following three themes: creativity and innovation in public health science; new methodological approaches to public health science; and implementing public health science in policy and practice. We believe that part of the success of this event is the high quality of public health science and diversity of methods presented. As well as providing a forum for innovative research, the day culminates in a final session focusing on implementation of science in policy and practice. Since its inception the conference has brought together early career researchers and senior academics, creating a unique environment for learning and collaboration that we hope will strengthen UK Public Health science.

Location: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London , WC1E 7HT

Contact: Rob Aldridge

Email: r.aldridge@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email