SCPHRP Bulletin April 2016

Take 5 Minutes to read about recent developments at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP).
EVENTS
care logo FINALDevelopment of an intervention for parents/carers with teenage children, Thursday 26th May, 9.30am-1.30pm, COSLA Conference Centre
This event – a partnership between SCPHRP and the Robertson Trust – presents a piece of work conducted by Jane Hartley and John McAteer to develop an intervention for parents/carers with teenage children. The five-week intervention has been developed for kinship carers in the first instance, with a view to expanding its use for other groups. The event is primarily for third sector groups, and policy makers/decision makers who may be interested in taking the intervention forward in terms of implementation and evaluation. Please visit our Eventbrite page to register (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/care-an-intervention-for-carersparents-with-teenage-children-tickets-24398316020).

  • How qualitative (or interpretive or critical) is qualitative synthesis and what we can do about this?

SCPHRP will be hosting a public lecture on 22nd June between 3pm – 5pm (venue in Edinburgh TBC) by George Noblitt who developed the meta synthesis approach for qualitative research in the 1980’s. George has been invited to Scotland to input into a NIHR funded project to develop meta-ethnography guidelines (eMERGe). Stirling University are leading the grant and Ruth Jepson from SCPHRP is a co-investigator. More information will be posted shortly.
 NEWS
GGTWENTWOSCPHRP’s Daryll Archibald has had an abstract accepted to present the findings of his work investigating the health and well-being benefits of attending a Green Gym programme for older people at the World Congress of Active Ageing in Melbourne, Australia this coming June and has been awarded an Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics Travel Grant to attend the conference. Daryll and TCV are currently working on an application to the Big Lottery Fund to increase the scope of the Green Gym project. Well done Daryll! Read more about the Green Gym in the Spring magazine here..
 
OPPORTUNITIES 
SCPHRP awardsSCPHRP Development Awards
We are currently accepting applications for a new funding scheme for third sector and policy/practice Working Group members. This is part of our on-going commitment to enhance the capacity of the Scottish public health workforce to contribute to, and utilise research, via appropriate career development opportunities. Applicants can seek funding for a number of career development activities, including:

  • Attendance at a relevant conference, including registration, travel and accommodation costs.
  • Attendance at a relevant seminar/workshop, including registration, travel and accommodation costs.
  • Further education opportunities, including relevant modules/courses.
  • Travel to meet with a key figure in a related field, where such a meeting is likely to benefit your work.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year, until all available monies (£5,000 per working group) have been allocated. To register as a member of any of the working groups, please visit: http://www.scphrp.ac.uk/join-a-working-group/ and contact the relevant Working Group Fellow for further information.
Mark Hazelwood from the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care was succesful in applying for a SCPHRP development grant to attend the forthcoming meeting of the International Working Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement (IWG), in Dunblane, 6-11th November. Congratulations Mark.
PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS
SCPHRP Spring magazine 2016Our Spring magazine is now on the website here.. Read about COLLABORATING WITH ACADEMICS: An Evidence for Success supplementary guide from Patty Lozano-Casal, Evaluation Support Scotland on Page 9, EVERYDAY LIFE AND OLDER PEOPLE’S WELL-BEING in local town centres in Edinburgh from Luca Brunelli on Page 12 and much more. If you would like to contribute to future magazines, please get in touch with Sam Bain at Samantha.bain@ed.ac.uk. 

  • Frank, J. (2016). World view: Origins of the obesity pandemic can be analysed. Nature, 532, p149. 
  • Evans, J.M., Ryde, G., Jepson, R., Gray, C., Shepherd, A., Mackison, D., Ireland, A.V., McMurdo, M.E., Williams, B. (2016). Accessing and engaging women from socio-economically disadvantaged areas: a participatory approach to the design of a public health intervention for delivery in a Bingo club, BMC Public Health, 16. Full article accessible here: http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-3013-1
  • Best, C., Haseen, F., van der Sluijs, W., Ozakinci, G., Currie, D., Eadie, D., Stead, M., Mackintosh, A.M., Pearce, J., Tisch, C., MacGregor, A., Amos, A., Frank, J., Haw, S. (2016). Relationship between e-cigarette point of sale recall and e-cigarette use in secondary school children: a cross-sectional study, 16. Full article accessible here: http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-2968-2

SCPHRP’s vision is to develop Scotland as a leader in public-health intervention research for equitable health improvement through catalysing strong researcher/research-user collaborations that ensure timely, robust, policy relevant research that is created with
– and used by – key decision-makers.
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SCPHRP Bulletin No 9

Take Five Minutes to read about recent developments at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP):

News & Events

If you would like to make suggestions regarding a SCPHRP event – including potential collaborations or speakers, would like to share articles and papers, or publicise your own event please feel free to contact a SCPHRP Fellow or Renee Ingram (renee.ingram@ed.ac.uk).
Event: 31 October 2014 – Midspan 2014 Conference. 2014 marks the 50th year of the Midspan studies – the largest and longest series of studies of population health in Scotland. This symposium will celebrate this event, with a focus on new scientific findings published in the last ten years, including studies of smoking, alcohol, obesity, cancer, heart disease, vitamin D, air pollution, genetics, ageing and health inequalities. Register here.

Event: 04 Nov 2014 – Are you in a healthy place right now? Neighbourhood food environments, diet and health. Research and policy meeting.This meeting, organised by the UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), will feature presentations by leading researchers and policymakers in this field, and will provide plenty of time for discussion and interaction. Read more.
SCPHRP Working Group Event: 13 Nov 2014 –An event exclusive to members of the SCPHRP Working Groups designed to bring all four Working Groups back together to celebrate a successful first year. Register here (Working Group members only). Deadline 07 Nov 2014.
SCPHRP Event: 18 November 2014 – Prof Johan Mackenbach: Are Health Inequalities Declining in the EU, and If Not, Why Not? Register here.
Event: 19 – 20 November 2014 – Preconference 7th European Health Conference. Adaptation of health promotion and disease prevention interventions for migrant & ethnic minority populations: policy, practice and research.Read more.
Course: 8 – 12 December 2014 – 10th Year Anniversary Crash Course on Concepts of Epidemiology. Read more.
Event: 26 – 28 August 2015 – The Farr Institute’s First International Conference. Register interest – farrscotland-administration@dundee.ac.uk
SCPHRP Vacancy: Research Fellow: Develop and pilot an intervention for parents with teenage children in Scotland. Closing date: 21 Nov 2014. Apply here. Vacancy reference: 031754
We are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic research fellow for this post based in the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) (Adolescence and Young Adulthood Working Group) within the Centre for Population Health Sciences. This post offers an exciting opportunity to develop and pilot an intervention for parents with teenage children in Scotland. The post-holder will play a key role in all stages of intervention development, including initial consultations with key stakeholders, design of specific intervention components, through to piloting and refinement.
Vacancy: DECIPHer – Cardiff School of Social Sciences and School of Medicine: Reader/Professor of Public Health Improvement.www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs– ref 2688 BR.
SCPHRP Magazine – The SCPHRP magazine is now available online. You can also request a physical copy. Featured articles include: The STAND Awards; ‘Reducing health inequalities in the early years — what should Scotland do next?’;  An interview with Susan Lowes from Voluntary Health Scotland; and The Well!Bingo project.
Call for Contributions –  We are starting to collect articles for our next magazine. If you have any ‘relevant to SCPHRP’ articles you would like to submit i.e. researched work, projects or project updates, published papers, please contact Sam Bain (Samantha.bain@ed.ac.uk). Size wise…it can be between 100 to 300 words with any links, logos, images would be great (please make sure there is authorisation to use any images and logos in print and on the web).
You can view all past SCPHRP magazines on our website http://www.scphrp.ac.uk/

Papers and Publications

Report: ‘Creating Better Health & Wellbeing’ event report. September 2014. (PDF £0)
Summary of a one-day event for community organisations and researchers to network and learn about successful collaboration. Further resources here.

Useful Links

Filmed Events:

SCPHRP event: Creating Better Health and Wellbeing. SCPHRP ran an event in September 2014 to help researchers and community organisations network and learn together about improving health and reducing health inequalities. This event was developed by the “Social Change & Health’ and ‘Ageing Well: Healthier Futures’ sub-groups within the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group, led by SCPHRP’s Tony Robertson. Watch here.
Presentation by Ruth Jepson. Intervention Programmes to Prevent Multiple Risk Behaviour. Watch here.
SCPHRP films most of the events we host. You can watch past events on our YouTube Channel.Visit the YouTube Channel.

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SCPHRP Bulletin No 8

Take Five Minutes to read about recent developments at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP):

News & Events

If you would like to make suggestions regarding a SCPHRP event – including potential collaborations or speakers, would like to share articles and papers, or publicise your own event please feel free to contact a SCPHRP Fellow or Renee Ingram (renee.ingram@ed.ac.uk).
Event: 23 September 2014 – The University Promotion Process for Academics. Lunch time talk on the promotion process for academics within the University of Edinburgh. Register here (University of Edinburgh only).
SCPHRP Event: 22 October 2014 – Protecting Young People in Transition. 1pm – 3pm. Venue to be confirmed (Edinburgh based). Register here.

 Transitions in adolescence and young adulthood include those that are biological (child to adult), educational/vocational (school to employment, or unemployment), financial (financially dependent to financially independent), etc. Today’s young people experience transition in an inconsistent set of economic and social conditions. Transitional periods impact upon a range of outcomes including physical activity, diet, and substance use, all of which can have implications in the short and long-term. This seminar is a learning event geared towards understanding transitions in adolescence from research, policy, and practice perspectives.   The seminar will be followed by a short panel discussion.

Event: 04 Nov 2014 – Are you in a healthy place right now? Neighbourhood food environments, diet and health. Research and policy meeting.This meeting, organised by the UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), will feature presentations by leading researchers and policymakers in this field, and will provide plenty of time for discussion and interaction. Read more.
SCPHRP Working Group Event: 13 Nov 2014 –An event exclusive to members of the SCPHRP Working Groups designed to bring all four Working Groups back together to celebrate a successful first year. Register here (Working Group members only).
Event: 19 – 20 November 2014 – Preconference 7th European Health Conference. Adaptation of health promotion and disease prevention interventions for migrant & ethnic minority populations: policy, practice and research.Read more.
Course: 8 – 12 December 2014 – 10th Year Anniversary Crash Course on Concepts of Epidemiology. Read more.
Event: 26 – 28 August 2015 – The Farr Institute’s First International Conference. Register interest – farrscotland-administration@dundee.ac.uk
SCPHRP Magazine – The SCPHRP Summer 2014 magazine is now available online. You can also request a physical copy. Featured articles include: The STAND Awards; ‘Reducing health inequalities in the early years — what should Scotland do next?’;  An interview with Susan Lowes from Voluntary Health Scotland; and The Well!Bingo project.
Call for Contributions –  We are starting to collect articles for our next magazine. If you have any ‘relevant to SCPHRP’ articles you would like to submit i.e. researched work, projects or project updates, published papers, please contact Sam Bain (Samantha.bain@ed.ac.uk). Size wise…it can be between 100 to 300 words with any links, logos, images would be great (please make sure there is authorisation to use any images and logos in print and on the web). DEADLINE for any submissions is Monday 06 October 2014.
You can view all past SCPHRP magazines on our website http://www.scphrp.ac.uk/

Papers and Publications

Project Report: Good Lives and Decent Societies (GLADS). Scottish Universities Insight Institute. August 2014. (PDF £0)

Good Lives and Decent Societies (GLADS) was a knowledge exchange seminar series funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute exploring the concept of wellbeing and its relevance for policy and practice. It included a wide range of academic, public, private and third sector stakeholders with an interest in the wellbeing agenda, including representatives from SCPHRP and other public health policy researchers and practitioners.

Guide: Evidence for Success: The guide to getting evidence and using it. August 2014. Knowledge Translation Network (KTN). August 2014. (PDF £0).

This guide responds to a demand amongst third sector organisations for guidance on how to use evidence to influence policy and practice.

Useful Links

Filmed Events:

Presentation by Dr Harry Burns. Adolescent Health and Wellbeing – Time to Do Things Differently? Watch here.
Presentation by Ruth Jepson. Intervention Programmes to Prevent Multiple Risk Behaviour. Watch here.
SCPHRP films most of the events we host. You can watch past events on our YouTube Channel.Visit the YouTube Channel.

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