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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

January 31, 2018

January Bulletin 2018

Welcome to our January Bulletin 2018     …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Healthy University of the Future Hackathon Join us to help design innovative solutions to improve student health. We are looking for students from across the University of Edinburgh to take part in a hackathon to design a ‘Healthy University of the Future’. During the event, you […]

January 31, 2018

The ‘Conflict, it’s all about the brain…or is it?’ conference

SCPHRP’s Jane Hartley was fortunate enough to attend the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution’s national conference ‘Conflict, it’s all about the brain…or is it?’ It was a fantastic day held at the Glasgow Science Centre with really interesting speakers. The day was showcasing new work around ‘the emotional homunculus’, the drug cabinet in your mind! Check […]

January 26, 2018

Healthy University of the Future hackathon

A hackathon is a timed competition-style event where teams are expected to get creative and work collaboratively and come up with a design or idea Join us to help design innovative solutions to improve student health.We are looking for students from across the University of Edinburgh to take part in a hackathon to design a […]

January 12, 2018

New funding for SCPHRP’s Yvonne Laird

Congratulations to SCPHRP’s Yvonne Laird who has been awarded funding from the UoE innovation Initiative Grant Designing a ‘Healthy University of the future’ This coincides with funding from the Institute for Academic Development to run an event during the Festival of Creative learning. The grant will be used to conduct focus groups with low active first […]

January 11, 2018

New funding for SCPHRP’s Jane Hartley

Congratulations to SCPHRP’s Jane Hartley who has won three funding bids for work in 2018. The first two funds are from the Institute for Academic Development at Edinburgh University (IAD). The funds will be used to host a workshop series. The first workshop will be held in March 2018: Relax, Relate and Create Workshop: A […]

December 21, 2017

December Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our December Bulletin 2017   WINTER MAGAZINE ONLINE NOW In this edition of the magazine, we are saying goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 by showcasing some of the projects SCPHRP has been working on over the past year, while also giving updates from other organisations in Edinburgh. A few topics to […]

December 21, 2017

SCPHRP Winter eMag 2017

Welcome to the Winter edition of the SCPHRP magazine, our last edition of 2017 In this edition of the magazine, we are saying goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 by showcasing some of the projects SCPHRP has been working on over the past year, while also giving updates from other organisations in Edinburgh. A […]

December 13, 2017

British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise conference

SCPHRP’s Yvonne Laird presented ‘A grounded theory of how social support influences physical activity in adolescent girls‘ at the British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise conference in Glasgow this month. You can read her presentation here. For further information, please email Yvonne at yvonne.laird@ed.ac.uk @YLaird206

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