Professor Lisa McDaid inaugural lecture

Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Time: 15:30 - 16:30
Venue: Ganochy Room, Wolfson Medical School Building
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We would be delighted if you would join us for Professor Lisa McDaid, Institute of Health & Wellbeing's Inaugural lecture, "Improving Health and Wellbeing Among Marginalised Communities".

The lecture will discuss the application of ‘syndemics’ - the term given to the co-occurrence of multiple, interrelated disease epidemics at the individual- and population-level, which develop and are sustained due to harmful social contexts, drawing on examples from Prof McDaid’s research.  The lecture will provide an overview of the future direction of this work and reflect on its contribution to our understanding of health inequalities among marginalised communities in the UK.‌

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Wolson Medical School Building Atrium.

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About Prof McDaid

Prof Lisa McDaid is Professor of Social Sciences and Health and leads the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit’s programme of research on Social Relationships and Health Improvement. Her work is exploring how to affect change and improve health at the community level via community participative and asset-based approaches. Lisa is also an Associate Director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, a consortium research centre based at the University of Edinburgh.  


Pint of Science Festival: What Has Science Ever Done for Our Sex Lives?

Date: 14th May 2018
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Venue: The Griffin 266 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP
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As social scientists aiming to improve sexual health, we need to understand how people think, feel and behave in relation to sex. But how do we go about conducting high quality research on sexual attitudes and experiences, when these aren’t necessarily the easiest things for folk to reveal about themselves? Join us to take a peek into the world of scientific sex research!

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Health in the news: Fact or fiction?

Date: 14th June 2018
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (City of Music Studio), 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY 
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Join us for a lively debate on the role of the media in understanding health issues, with a panel of invited guests from the worlds of journalism, academia and public health advocacy.

You will have the opportunity to put your questions to the panel and explore a range of opinions on the impact of health issues and related research as reported by the media.

Confirmed panel members so far include: Stephen Khan (Editor of The Conversation) Helen Puttick (Health Editor of The Times), Dr Shona Hilton (Deputy Director of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit) and Professor Linda Bauld (Professor of Health Policy). The discussion will be moderated by Pennie Taylor, a freelance journalist and broadcaster who specialises in health matters.

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MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit