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September 29, 2017

September bulletin 2017

Welcome to our SCPHRP monthly update – September Bulletin 2017 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Welcome to our new PhD students Mary Allison is co-supervised by Ailsa Niven (PAHRC) and SCPHRPs Ruth Jepson and will be undertaking a PhD on Workplace Step Count Challenges. Mary’s on twitter @MaryWestview   Gosaye Fida is co-supervised by Ruth and Charlotte Clarke (Health in […]

September 22, 2017

Children in Scotland’s (CIS) Networking Event

SCPHRP at Children in Scotland’s Networking Event (September 19, 2017) SCPHRP’s Hannah Biggs and Alexandra Blair attended Children in Scotland’s (CIS) Networking Event on September 19, 2017 at Dovecot Studios (Edinburgh). Over the course of the evening, CIS unveiled their new branding and premiered a short film outlining their vision. The event also presented a […]

September 21, 2017

Step Count Challenge

SCPHRP is going for the Autumn Step Count challenge for the first time! The Step Count Challenge aims to get people more active through walking more in our day-to-day lives. We’ll give an update once we get going! Exercise & Physical Activity Research has shown that exercise not only provides a reduction in stress levels but […]

September 7, 2017

European Respiratory Society Conference, Milan

SCPHRPs Audrey Buelo will be attending the European Respiratory Society Conference in Milan from 9 – 12th September, where she will be giving an oral presentation on her research conducted last fall with the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research. The conference is the largest meeting of respiratory professionals in the world, and Audrey will […]

August 31, 2017

August Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our SCPHRP monthly update – August Bulletin 2017   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………   CONGRATULATIONS!   To SCPHRPs Michelle Estrade who has just had a baby boy, Felipe Alfredo Estrade was born precisely on his due date, with a few minutes to spare before midnight – just as organised as Michelle.   EVENT: Introduction to CLOSER: Longitudinal […]

August 31, 2017

20 MPH study project

A new 20 MPH study project will examine the impact of 20mph speed limits on safety and public health. Rates of traffic accidents and injuries before and after the change will be measured to look at whether road safety has been enhanced. Any change in transport use will also be scrutinised by examining the take-up of cycling […]

August 22, 2017

Stand Up for Health

WELCOME TO STAND UP FOR HEALTH The Stand Up for Health intervention has been developed and tested within the Ipsos MORI call centre in Leith. The researchers conducted qualitative focus groups and facilitated a workshop to understand the needs and context of the call centre. Based on the qualitative data, activities to reduce sedentary behaviour were […]

July 31, 2017

July Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our SCPHRP monthly update – July Bulletin 2017 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… SCPHRP people Old & New….. we’ve got a great team. Read more     Paper Published Naven, L., Inglis, G., Harris, H., Fergie, G., Teal, G., Phipps, R., Stewart, S., Kelly, L., Hilton, S., Smith, M., McCartney, G., Walsh, D., Tolan, M., &  Egan, […]

June 30, 2017

June Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our SCPHRP monthly update – June Bulletin 2017   ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Nicole Porter (aka Portman!) has joined us as our new Office Manager. Nicole has over 5 years’ experience of working in Higher Education administration with expertise in finance, content marketing and event management. Prior to joining SCPHRP in 2017, Nicole worked in a […]

June 12, 2017

Speed limit study to probe if twenty is plenty

The impact of 20mph speed limits is to be evaluated in a major study in Edinburgh and Belfast. Casualties and traffic accident rates will be measured to determine whether 20mph limits improve road safety. Rates of cycling and walking will be measured to assess the impact on transport use. Experts say the project, which is the largest of […]

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