Populations & Lifelong Health


22 October, 2014 - UCL Open Access Conference

Time: 15:00:00 - 17:00:00

UCL's 2nd annual Open Access Conference will be a great opportunity to learn about recent open access developments, including the open access policy for the next REF. The conference is aimed at UCL researchers, but there will be some space for external attendees, too. E-mail the Open Access Team to book your place (details provided below).

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

Contact: UCL Open Access Team

Email: open-access@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 1336

24 October, 2014 - Mindful Buildings

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

Organised by UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering

This talk will focus on the conceptual approach to the structural design of sustainable buildings in terms of simplicity, frugality and multiplicity. Professor Parikh will look at the current notions of ‘green’ buildings and propose alternative paradigms, especially in the context of emerging nations – though the lessons are universal.

Location: Room 102, Chadwick Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Julia Stegemann

Email: j.stegemann@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 7370

30 October, 2014 - Urbanism in humanitarian settings: Stories, systems and spaces

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

Organised by UCL Urban Laboratory

Provoked by the action of international agencies after the Haiti earthquake in 2010, this session will discuss the following questions: what are the differences between urbanists and humanitarians in the ways that the two groups conceive, imagine and operate in urban space; can these be more fully understood through discourse analysis and inter-disciplinary research; and what does this mean for real-time discourse and intervention and research in cities? This event will test, with a wider interdisciplinary audience, our analysis of a workshop that brought urbanists (in the UK) and international staff from humanitarian organisations together to talk about the same place (a neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince) but reflect on their different ways of talking about the city and intervening. The original discussion used a design exercise and films, shot in Haiti and based on interviews with staff in international organisations.

Location: Slade Reseach Centre, Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0AB

Contact: Jordan Rowe

Email: urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 9402

3 November, 2014 - Lauch of UCL's Hub for Responsible Research and Innovation

Time: 17:45:00 - 21:00:00

We would like to invite you to ‘Can innovation ever be responsible? Is it ever irresponsible not to innovate?’, a lecture by Professor Richard Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Sheffield, to mark the launch of the UCL Hub for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Drinks and registration will be from 17.45, with the lecture starting at 18.15. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. The RRI Hub is being launched as part of the European RRI Tools project, which aims to develop a toolkit for researchers, policymakers, businesses, civil society and educational organisations to help science and innovation better reflect the needs and wishes of society. The Hub will be a base for research, sharing and training on these issues.

Location: UCL Front Quad, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Kaatje Lomme

Email: k.lomme@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 2094

7 November, 2014 - The Social Web: A Community Technology for Healthy Ageing

Time: 10:00:00 - 16:30:00

Organised by UCL Institute for Global Health

This workshop is designed for people and organisations that have an interest in how internet and tablet touch screen technologies can be utilised effectively with older adult populations. The objective of this interactive event is to share practical outcomes emergent from research conducted over the past year with elder populations who live in Stratford, East London and to demonstrate how technology can be used to benefit elders' wellbeing. This event is organised by the UCL Institute for Global Health in collaboration with the International Longevity Centre, True Blue Consultancy and the Newham New Deal Partnership. Support has been provided by the UCL Wellbeing Grand Challenge and the UCL Beacon Public Engagement Bursary.

Location: Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Rodney Reynolds

Email: rodney.reynolds@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 7905 2889

11 November, 2014 - Lunch Hour Lecture: Who wants to work forever?

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

With state pension age increasing, people are retiring from work at an older age. Is this good or bad for your health? Is the choice between working longer or retiring poorer going to affect your wellbeing? This talk examines some of the evidence on this debate.

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

11 November, 2014 - M.tb Transmission 2014

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

This event will highlight cutting-edge research on TB transmission, and bring together epidemiologists, modellers, laboratory scientists, bio-informaticians, public health specialists, engineers, architects, clinicians and others working on TB to debate the pressing unanswered questions. We aim to stimulate new research collaborations between LSHTM and UCL, and move research in TB transmission forward. The day will be made up of talks, lively debates, and small group discussions. The topics covered will all relate to TB transmission including basic science, mathematical modelling, healthy design, epidemiology and intervention studies. This event will be free to attend with registration through Eventbrite (see link below). The event is being run thanks to generous support from the TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium, LSHTM TB Centre, UCL-TB, and the UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain.

Location: John Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Keppel Street, London , WC1E 7HT

Contact: LSHTM TB Centre

Email: tb@lshtm.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7927 2748

12 November, 2014 - Visions of the Thames

Time: 09:30:00 - 18:00:00

Vision of the Thames brings together over 300 key industry and government representatives for round-table discussions on how a growing population and associated major developments in the estuary and projects such as the Thames Tideway Tunnel and the construction of Crossrail, impact on a sustainable future for the river. The day starts at 9.30am and the event programme includes morning and afternoon networking and discussion sessions. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and a sponsor's drinks reception from 4pm to 6pm after the afternoon session.

Location: Royal Geographical Society, , 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

Contact: Dr Sue Harrington

Email: tep@thamesestuarypartnership.org

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8855

18 November, 2014 - Lunch Hour Lecture: Toilets and taboos

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

Marking World Toilet Day (19 November), this talk exposes the global sanitation crisis. Every person in the UK flushes 50 litres of drinking water down the toilet daily. In the rest of the world, 2.5 billion people have no sanitation at all. This talk examines toilet taboos and radical projects that challenge them.

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

20 November, 2014 - The 2014 Lancet Lecture - The Half-Life of Caste: The ill-health of a nation

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

Organised by UCL Institute for Global Health

In this lecture she will speak about the practice of caste in India and how it received support from many of those who lead India's struggle for Independence including Mahatma Gandhi. She will argue that caste has been modernised and entrenched by democracy in India. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Please note this lecture will be filmed and streamed live.

Location: Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, , WC1H 0AL

Contact: Helen Hopkins

Email: h.hopkins@ucl.ac.uk


2 December, 2014 - Lunch Hour Lectures: Accessibility engineering: enabling a human right

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

Disabled people make up the world’s largest minority; in the UK, about 10% of a person’s life will be spent with a disability. Access to buildings and services is a human right, however making the world accessible for everyone is challenging. Dr Holloway will explore accessibility engineering – from exoskeletons to transport.

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

4 December, 2014 - Lunch Hour Lectures: Can big data attack heart disease?

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

How can the data collected in hospitals be used to help improve quality of care? What benefits might come from linking health record data with genomic data? And how can we build public trust in the research uses of health data? Professor Hemingway will discuss these using the example of cardiovascular diseases.

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

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