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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 […]

June 1, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES: SUMMER eMagazine 2017

We are currently planning our Summer eMagazine, and would again like to invite contributions from researchers, policy makers and practitioners. We’re looking for articles, images, video, audio, conversation and more.. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Sam at Samantha.Bain@ed.ac.uk or John at John.McAteer@ed.ac.uk DEADLINE: 3 July 2017

May 31, 2017

May Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our SCPHRP monthly update – May Bulletin 2017   ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… STAFF NEWS: We wish all the very best to Renee Ingram, who has moved onto new adventures in New Zealand. Renee has been our office manager from 2012, and she will be very much missed! Renee’s replacement, Nicole Porter, will join us in […]

May 18, 2017

FREE WEBINAR: Introducing the New Meta-ethnography Reporting Guidance

Monday 22nd May 2017 11am-12MD (UK time) Introducing the New Meta-ethnography Reporting Guidance: What it is & How to use it. This online session introduces the new meta-ethnography reporting guidance produced by the 2 year NIHR funded eMERGE project. The session provides an overview of why this reporting guidance is needed, what format it takes […]

April 28, 2017

April Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our SCPHRP monthly update – April 2017 SCPHRP magazine: Spring edition The Spring edition of our magazine is now available (http://www.scphrp.ac.uk/spring-magazine-2017/). In this edition of the magazine we are shining a spotlight on public health work in Scotland that focuses on mental health. Please check it out!   Call for contributions to our Summer […]

March 30, 2017

March Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our SCPHRP monthly update – March 2017  DIGGING INTO THE PERCEIVED HEALTH BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY GARDENING A Secondary Qualitative Analysis by Christina Katan In collaboration with Trellis A community garden is a piece of land that is cultivated by members of a community. These gardens are gaining popularity in the UK, especially in areas […]

February 8, 2017

Health Impacts of Mixed-Tenure Housing Regeneration in Toronto’s Regent Park

  In early 2016, Jim Dunn, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University, came to Edinburgh to give a talk on the Health Impacts of Mixed-Tenure Housing Regeneration in Toronto’s Regent Park. The seminar was well received and a copy of the slides can be found here. More information […]

February 2, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES: SPRING magazine 2017

We are currently planning our Spring magazine, and would again like to invite contributions from researchers, policy makers and practitioners. We would particularly welcome contributions related to the topic of mental health, but we would welcome contributions in other areas also. If you are interested in writing something for us, please contact Samantha.Bain@ed.ac.uk or John.McAteer@ed.ac.uk. […]

February 1, 2017

January Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our SCPHRP monthly update – January 2017 New appointments Dr Yvonne Laird has joined us to work on projects related to our adolescence work stream.  She has recently finished her PhD looking at the effect of social support on physical activity in adolescent girls and is coming to us from PAHRC (Physical Activity […]

November 30, 2016

SCPHRP November Bulletin 2016

Read all about our recent developments at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP).   OPPORTUNITY: SCPHRP Visiting Expert We are currently accepting applications from local stakeholders in the Third Sector and community groups, professional public health positions, and public sector health policy fields, for the non-remunerated position of SCPHRP Visiting Expert.   This […]

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