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We have a lunchtime seminar series featuring our own researchers and invited speakers from academic, policy and third sector organisations. These seminars take place throughout the year and are open to students, staff and the general public.

We also organise and participate in various talks, workshops, debates, conferences and festivals to share our research and connect with people beyond academia.

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Lunchtime seminars

Our lunchtime seminars are usually held on a Thursday from 1-2pm.

If you would like to attend one of our virtual seminars, please contact to receive the Zoom link.

Date  SpeakerTitle

Jeremy Hilton VR CEng, Principal Research Fellow in Complex Systems at Cranfield University

Putting empiricism in context; the benefits of critical realism within systems thinking

Professor Petra Meier, University of Sheffield

Systems Science in Public Health and Health Economic Research - an Introduction to the work of the SIPHER Consortium

Professor Alastair Leyland, Professor Peter Craig, Dr Michael Green, Dr Lia Demou, Dr Vittal Katikireddi

Research on COVID-19 in the Inequalities programme

Dr Vittal Katikireddi, Dr Claire Niedwiedz

Ethnic inequalities in COVID-19: What do we know so far?

Professor Rich Mitchell

Research in the SPHSU Places programme

Professor Laurence Moore, Professor Sharon Simpson, Dr Jo Inchley, Dr Eric Silverman

Research in the SPHSU Complexity programme

Dr Lauren Powell, Dept of Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA

The effects of dog ownership on human mental well-being

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