Brown Bag Series

Due to the current coronavirus situation, our Brown Bag Series has paused for now. We will return as soon as we can with an exciting line-up of speakers!

Our brown bag seminar series is an interactive forum for subject matter experts to provide their thoughts about research, policy and practice in areas surrounding public health. Cutting-edge and controversial opinions are welcome!

Episode 4:

The true cost of concussion: What we know, what we don’t know, and what we’re doing about it

Guest Speaker: Stephanie Adams

Episode 3:

Poverty and Community Responses

Guest Speaker: Andrew Whittet

In this episode, guest speaker Andrew Whittet talked about the work of Faith in Community Scotland in tackling poverty in local communities. Attendee were encouraged to join in the conversation about some of the practical responses being made to what we hear and see from people with a lived experience of poverty. It was an opportunity for people interested in the impact and effects of poverty to discuss some of the recurring themes highlighted by the communities we work alongside; such as poverty and mental health, the persistence of food poverty and in-work poverty.

Episode 2:

Participation levels and media representation of girls & women in physical activity in Scotland

Guest speakers: Audrey Buelo and Jillian Manner

Regular physical activity is important for long-term physical and mental health. However, girls and women are consistently identified as less active than boys and men. The reasons for this are multi-faceted, as will be discussed in the Brown Bag Talk.

Episode 1:

Challenges and opportunities for intervening with young novice drivers.

Guest Speaker: Dr Jessica Hafetz Mirman

Dr. Hafetz conducts basic and translational research related to transportation safety for children, young and novice drivers, and drivers with developmental disabilities.