On 8 September 2020, we hosted a virtual event to celebrate the launch of UCL Health of the Public, a major new strategic initiative supported by the Provost.
In this session, Chaired by Prof Christoph Lindner (Dean, The Bartlett) we heard seven short 4-minute presentations from early and mid-career to well-established researchers communicating exciting cross-disciplinary health of the public research from across the university.
Speakers included: Dr Lena Ciric (Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering), Dr Ian Hamilton (Energy Institute), Professor Imran Rasul (Department of Economics), Dr Gillian Stokes (IOE), Dr Robert Aldridge (Institute of Health Informatics), Dr Daisy Fancourt (Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care), Prof Ama de-Graft Aikins (Institute of Advanced Studies).
In this session, Chaired by Prof Becky Shipley (Director, Institute of Healthcare Engineering), Prof Dame Anne Johnson launched two exciting UHoP initiatives: the UCL Health of the Public Small Grants Scheme and the UCL Health of the Public Communities. We also heard from Mike Rowson (Vice-Dean Education, UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences) who provided an overview of the School’s proposed educational offer. Dr Dorina Cadar (Co-Chair, UHoP Early Careers Network) also presented in this session and gave an overview of the UHoP Early Careers Network.
The event ended with a virtual networking session on Remo. This session gave attendees the opportunity to network informally with colleagues from across UCL. Each virtual table was facilitated by a member of the working group, who asked a series of ‘icebreaker questions’ to lead the discussions.