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April 13, 2018

A systematic review of adolescent physiological development and its relationship with health related behaviour

Adolescence is a time when major changes take place in the body. As such, it is a unique time of change offering the chance to influence young people’s health choices. The aim of this review is to understand the relationship between bodily changes and health-related behaviours in adolescence. Read more…  

April 11, 2018

Focus group participants wanted!

Are you a first year student? Do you think you are physically active for less than 2.5 hours per week? Would you like a £15 Love2Shop voucher and lunch in return for sharing your experiences? We are looking for first year students to take part in a focus group discussion (60 to 90 minutes) about […]

April 8, 2018

Experimentarium: Our Outdoors – How Healthy are Public Outdoor Spaces?

Summerhall (Mainhall) 9th – 13th April 11am-4pm Come and see us at Summerhall this Easter as we take part in the 30th Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF). We are running a drop-in event as part of the festival’s Experimentarium about how the outdoor environments we spend time in can impact our health. Come along and […]

April 7, 2018

Adolescents and health-related behaviour: using a framework to develop interventions to support positive behaviours

Adolescents and health-related behaviour: using a framework to develop interventions to support positive behaviours Jan Pringle, Lawrence Doi, Divya Jindal-Snape, Ruth Jepson and John McAteer Abstract Background: Experimentation is a natural part of adolescent maturation. In conjunction with increased exposure tobehaviours such as alcohol or substance use, and the potentially intensified influence of peer groups, […]

March 30, 2018

March Bulletin 2018

  Hello and welcome to our March bulletin. Bringing you our usual mix of news, publications, project updates and much much more.     News: Changes within SCPHRP from 1st July 2018 Some of you may be aware that the SCPHRP core MRC and CSO funding ceases in its present form at the end of June 2018.  We […]

March 12, 2018

UPDATE: The ‘Healthy University of the Future’ hackathon

In partnership with University Sport and Exercise and the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC), SCPHRP ran an event during the Festival of Creative Learning to get students to think about health in the university setting and to design solutions to health challenges facing students. Two teams of students worked on diverse health topics. […]

February 28, 2018

February Bulletin 2018

Hello and welcome to our February bulletin. Bringing you our usual mix of news, publications, project updates and much much more.   SCPHRPs trip to New Zealand & Oz Ruth Jepson and John McAteer recently returned from New Zealand and Australia. They were sharing the work of SCPHRP during a number of invited talks at Massey University, University of […]

February 27, 2018

‘How to Undertake a Systematic Review’ (2 day course)

SCPHRPs Dr Ruth Jepson will be running a two day course ‘How to Undertake a Systematic Review organised by Edinburgh WTCRF, Education Programme on Monday 19th March and Tuesday 20th March. Day 1. An introduction to systematic reviews The day will include the following topics: What are systematic reviews and why are they important? Different types of systematic […]

February 7, 2018

A grounded theory of how social support influences physical activity in adolescent girls

A grounded theory of how social support influences physical activity in adolescent girls Yvonne Laird (SCPHRP), Samantha Fawkner (Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, University of Edinburgh), Ailsa Niven (Physical Activity for Health Research Centre). Purpose Adolescent girls are not sufficiently active to achieve health benefits. Social support from friends and family has been positively associated with physical […]

February 1, 2018

New funding for SCPHRP’s Hannah Biggs

SCPHRP’s Hannah Biggs has received funding from the Institute for Academic Development at Edinburgh University (IAD), the UoE innovation Initiative Grant. The funding is to evaluate Well!Bingo, a public health intervention for women over 55 in bingo clubs. This project is a collaboration with the University of Stirling. Well done Hannah Contact Hannah at hannah.biggs@ed.ac.uk

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