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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

November 30, 2017

November Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our SCPHRP monthly update – November Bulletin 2017   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… SCPHRP NEWS New report: Next steps for action on tobacco control SCPHRP’s Dr Yvonne Laird, Dr John McAteer and NHS Health Scotland (Dr Garth Reid, Dr Fiona Myers) have published a report of expert views on successes, challenges and future actions on tobacco control […]

November 27, 2017

The Lancet Public Health Science conference

SCPHRP systematic reviewer, Jan Pringle, attended The Lancet Public Health Science conference in London on 24th November. Scotland’s lead in minimum alcohol pricing was mentioned several times during the day, including during the first few introductory comments by Richard Horton from The Lancet. Jan gave an oral poster presentation regarding the early learning and childcare […]

November 23, 2017

Tobacco control policy in Scotland: A qualitative study of expert views on successes, challenges and future actions

In 2013 the Scottish Government launched its tobacco strategy: ‘Creating a tobacco-free generation: A Tobacco Control Strategy for Scotland’ (Scottish Government, 2013). The strategy outlined 46 proposed actions with the aim of making Scotland tobacco-free by 2034. A review of the 2013 tobacco control strategy was published in August 2017 (Reid et al, 2017). It […]

November 23, 2017

Media release: Embargoed until 00:01 Thursday 23 November 2017: Next steps for action on tobacco control

New report: Next steps for action on tobacco control The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) (Dr Yvonne Laird, Dr John McAteer) and NHS Health Scotland (Dr Garth Reid, Dr Fiona Myers) have published a report of expert views on successes, challenges and future actions on tobacco control policy in Scotland. The […]

November 23, 2017

National Youth work Conference

On Tuesday 14th November Hannah Biggs attended the National Youth work Conference hosted by YouthLink Scotland and NHS Health Scotland at the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld. The theme of the conference was “Young People, Mental Health and Wellbeing.” The day involved a number of plenary presentations as well as interactive breakout sessions about work being […]

November 21, 2017

Stress Awareness Day

The 1st of November 2017 was National Stress Awareness Day at Edinburgh University, Little France campus and SCPHRP was invited to take part to highlight this important campaign. As well as showcasing some of our work, Jane Hartley conducted several relaxation skills sessions as part of her ‘Relaxation resource for Kinship Carers‘ project, all sessions were well […]

October 31, 2017

October Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our SCPHRP monthly update – October Bulletin 2017 …………………………………………………………………………………. Call for entries: Winter 2017 eMag We are currently planning our Winter 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 […]

October 31, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES: SCPHRP Winter eMag

  We are currently planning our Winter 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 Monday 13 November) You can read our Summer eMag […]

October 26, 2017

Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference 2017

SCPHRP attended the Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference 2017: Public Health in Scotland, Transcending Boundaries in early November.   Stephen Malden, Greig Inglis, Yvonne Laird & Larry Doi presented at this year’s conference. Presentations…. An evaluation of a physical activity and peer support intervention for people experiencing homelessness: Street Fit Scotland – Stephen Malden Experiences of […]

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