The Medical Research Council Festival of Medical Research 2017

Researchers from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit went on the road for this year’s MRC Festival of Medical Research, which took place across the UK in June. Image of colleagues in lecture at medical research council festivalVisiting local primary schools, Dr Lisa McDaid, Programme Leader of the Unit’s Social Relationships and Health Improvement programme, Dr Lynsay Matthews, Dr Juliana Pugmire and Karen Crawford worked with groups to discuss how to give the Unit’s baby Kirsty the ‘Best Start in Life’. During the activity, the schoolchildren were asked to consider the different themes and factors that could affect a growing child’s health and wellbeing, ranking the importance of different factors, picked from a spin of a wheel. The team worked with over 80 P6 children over two days and are in discussions to return for follow-up sessions in the new school year.

First published: 31 July 2017