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Seminars and Events
Wednesday 29 May 2013 - Packed Lunch Lecture: Population
1.00-2.00pm, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
Speaker: Professor Therese Hesketh (UCL Center for International Health and Development)
What is the impact of China's one-child policy? Since its introduction in 1979 the policy has had a direct impact on the lives of over one-fifth of the world's population. It has influenced reproductive choice, preferred family size and access to abortion. In a country where preference for sons is common, and where there is easy access to abortion, it has also contributed to an excess of male births and an imbalance in the sex ratio of the population. This has wide-ranging consequences with marriageable men being vulnerable to depression and aggression. And yet despite these problems, China has arguably taken the lead in addressing on of the 21st century's most pressing issues: population.
For more information please visit the Wellcome Collection website.
Thursday 30 May 2013 - The Social Life of DecisionsSPHR@L Seminar Series
5.15 - 6.30pm, Jerry Morris A and B; LSHTM, 15-17
Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH
Speaker: Dr. Tim Rapley (Newcastle University)
This School for Public Health talk will explore decision making in action. It will draw upon research conducted in three contexts: guidelines development groups; hospital drug and therapeutic committees; and patient decision-making. Rather than seeing decisions as somehow located in an individual, it will focus on how decision-making is often entangled in an array of actions and interactions.
For more information please contact SPHR@lshtm.ac.uk.
Monday 3 June 2013 - Engineering for Wellbeing: Aspects of Mobility for an Ageing Population
6.00 - 8.15pm, Roberts G06, UCL Roberts Building, Malet
Place, London, WC1E 7JE
Speakers: Claude Dumas (CEREMH the French National Centre of Expertise for Mobility) & Professor Nick Tyler (UCL Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering)
This is the first in the UCL-French Embassy Conférence-Débat Series 2013, which comprises four lectures and will bring together experts from UCL and France to share and compare perspectives on engineering for human well-being. In this seminar, Professor Tyler and Claude Dumas will discuss the work of their groups on both sides of the Channel towards improving accessibility for older people, which will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and a reception to discuss the ideas presented.
For more information about the series, please visit the Ambafrance website.
Tuesday 4 June 2013 - The Science of Health and Wellbeing
4.00 - 5.45pm, Members’ Dining Room, House of Commons,
London, SW1A 0AA
The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology is hosting this interactive exhibition in collaboration with several leading public sector bodies that fund research in the UK, including the MRC. The reception will provide an excellent opportunity for UCL research staff to network with parliamentarians and fellow researchers.
Short presentations from a distinguished panel will highlight the value of science in improving public health and wellbeing by providing high quality evidence to inform policy-making. Guests are invited to explore the exhibits accompanied by afternoon tea in the Members’ Dining room.
If you would like to attend please email email@example.com or
telephone 020 7219 8377 by Wednesday 29th May.
Full details and programme
Thursday 13 June 2013 - UCL Research IT Services Annual Community Forum
12:15 - 19:30, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre (G06), UCL Roberts Engineering Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE
The UCL Research IT Services Department develops, delivers and operates services to assist UCL researchers in meeting their objectives at each stage of the research lifecycle. This event will be of interest to any researcher who needs to use software, cluster computers, generates more than 1 terabyte of data, and/or uses a research application.
For more information and to register, please visit the UCL Research IT Services Annual Community Forum Eventbrite page.
21-22 June 2013 - Exercise Medicine
Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE
Physical inactivity causes more premature deaths than smoking. There is overwhelming evidence that low physical activity is the major contributor to non-communicable diseases, and increasing evidence that sedentary behaviour is a separate but equally important risk factor that needs to be addressed.
This two day international conference will bring together experts, leaders and innovators working in exercise medicine to discuss their latest research. Delegates will leave the conference with an increased understanding of how to encourage physical activity within their communities, and help beat the biggest public health issue of our time.
For more information and to register to attend please visit The Royal Society of Medicine website.
24 -28 June 2013 - Research Methods in Sexual Health and HIV
This 5-day intensive course is run by The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research and is taught by leading UCL researchers. It is designed for all those within the field of sexual health wishing to improve their research skills. Through a series of seminars and practical sessions related to HIV, STIs, Sexual and Reproductive Health Research, the course aims to teach the following:The principles of formulating a research question and designing a project
- Qualitative, quantitative, bio-statistical and epidemiological research methods
- A practical guide to research governance, ethical approval and good practice in research
- How to critically appraise scientific literature
- Presenting at conferences and getting scientific papers published
- £595 full fees
- £325 for full time students and individuals from middle/low income countries (World Bank classification)For further details (including a course leaflet) please go to our website:
For more information please visit the UCL Infection and Population Health Courses website.
Friday 28 June 2013 - Annual CLMS Symposium 2013
9.00 - 6.30pm, Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
This one day symposium will showcase the role of information technology, including computer and computational sciences, across the broad range of life and medical (basic and clinical) sciences. The diverse programme will help to highlight researchers across UCL, UCL Partners and the Crick, and the breadth of multi-disciplinary research currently being undertaken in the fields of computational life and medical sciences. It will also illustrate the value of collaboration across these fields.
For more information, please visit the UCL CLMS Network website.