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July 16, 2018

SCPHRPs moving on!

Many of you may know that SCPHRP was funded for 10 years by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) and that funding runs out at the end of June 2018. The good news is that SCPHRP will continue to exist as a Centre due to the generous contribution of the School of Health in Social […]

June 29, 2018

Cathy’s Relaxation Story

SCPHRPs Jane Hartley, John McAteer and Sam Bain have recently designed a support resource for kinship carers. Kinship carers are family members (often grandparents) who take care of children when the birth-parents are no longer able to care for them due to circumstances such as ill-health, addiction, abuse or bereavement. It is a current Scottish […]

June 26, 2018

Our Outdoors

A new citizen science project exploring how shared (public) outdoor spaces affect health and wellbeing. This project is supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC) who in the summer of 2017 selected the project as their citizen science project. The project aims to understand the impact shared (e.g. public) outdoor spaces have on the health […]

May 31, 2018

May Bulletin 2018

Hello and welcome to our May bulletin. Bringing you our usual mix of news, publications, project updates and more. Cathy’s Relaxation Story SCPHRPs Jane Hartley, Sam Bain and John McAteer have developed a support resource for kinship carers: ‘Cathy’s Relaxation Story‘. Kinship carers are family members (often grandparents or aunts and uncles) who take care of children […]

May 3, 2018

Evaluation of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

**FREE SEMINAR** Tuesday 29 May 2pm to 3pm Dr Sarah Cotterill, Centre for Biostatistics, School of Health Sciences, The University of Manchester The NHS and Diabetes UK are introducing a new scheme called Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP). We will introduce the DIPLOMA research programme, based at the University of Manchester […]

April 30, 2018

April Bulletin 2018

Hello and welcome to our April bulletin. Bringing you our usual mix of news, publications, project updates and much much more.     Our Outdoors drop-in event Thank you to everyone who took in our Experimentarium event at the Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF) between 9th to 13th April at Summerhall. Hundreds of people took part in a number of […]

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 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 […]

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