Populations & Lifelong Health


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

7 July, 2015 - Evidence into Policy: Case Studies

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

Join us for the second seminar in the Centre for Behaviour Change Seminar Series: Evidence into Policy. The aim of this seminar series is to increase understanding of the relationships between evidence and policy, and to improve communication between researchers and policy-makers; helping evidence become more policy-relevant and policy become more evidence-based. Chaired by Professor Susan Michie (UCL Centre for Behaviour Change). Confirmed speakers: Professor Robert West (UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group), Chris Mather (Transport for London).

Location: Malet Place Eng 1.20, Engineering Building, Malet Place , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

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

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20 July, 2015 - Who attends Foodbank in the UK and why are they there? The impact of food poverty on health and wellbeing

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

Organised by UCL Grand Challenges

The rising demand for emergency food-aid from Foodbanks suggests that food poverty in the UK is increasing. Foodbanks provide 3-days of non-perishable emergency foods for individuals in crisis. In 2014/15, over a million people in the UK had to rely on the food parcels from Foodbank, nearly half of those are children. However, there is little data on who uses Foodbank and the quality of their diet, health and wellbeing. This event will present the results of our investigations of Foodbank users. Additionally attendees will hear from the users themselves, from Foodbank managers and from the Chairman of The Trussell Trust, the largest charity behind the ‘Foodbank’ movement in the UK.

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

Contact: Miss Edwina Prayogo

Email: e.prayogo.12@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)207 8741 276

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

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22 July, 2015 - Changing Behaviour: Scientists and Policymakers

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

Join us for the final seminar in the Centre for Behaviour Change Seminar Series: Evidence into Policy. The aim of this seminar series is to increase understanding of the relationships between evidence and policy, and to improve communication between researchers and policy-makers; helping evidence become more policy-relevant and policy become more evidence-based. Chaired: Professor Robert West (UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group). Speakers: Professor Susan Michie (UCL Centre for Behaviour Change); Professor Theresa Marteau (Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge).

Location: Roberts 110, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.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

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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

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4 November, 2015 - Growing up happy in England: evidence-based approaches to wellbeing and implications for policy

Time: 09:15:00 - 16:30:00

The mental health and wellbeing of children and young people are key policy priorities. The development of evidence-based approaches to improving wellbeing is vital to the development of effective policies and services. This conference, run by the Children’s Policy Research Unit and the Population, Policy and Practice Programme at the UCL Institute of Child Health will bring together a range of research perspectives, with a focus on the wider social determinants of wellbeing and the improvement of mental health and wellbeing in different settings. The conference will draw together key messages for policy and future research. Keynote speaker: Professor Lord Richard Layard, Director, Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

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

Contact: Children's Policy Research Unit

Email: linda.haines@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 November, 2015 - The scarring effects of childhood bullying: Evidence from the UK’s longitudinal studies

Time: 09:30:00 - 12:00:00

This seminar will be hosted by Centre for Longitudinal Studies in collaboration with the Anti-Bullying Alliance. In the lead-up to Anti-Bullying Week 2015, the event will introduce third and public sector stakeholders to the most recent findings from three of Britain’s internationally-renowned cohort studies: Next Steps, the Millennium Cohort Study and the National Child Development Study. We have chosen this topic as it takes advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the proximity of the Festival (7-14 November) to Anti-Bullying Week (16-20 November). By bringing together leading academics, practitioners and campaigners, this event stands to generate some direct impact for the social sciences. Speakers will arm the third and public sector with the latest evidence to underpin campaigns on this important cause.

Location: TBC, , , ,

Contact: Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Institute of Education

Email: cls@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6875

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