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May 31, 2018

May Bulletin 2018

Hello and welcome to our May bulletin. Bringing you our usual mix of news, publications, project updates and more.     Cathy’s Relaxation Story SCPHRPs Jane Hartley, Sam Bain and John McAteer have developed a support resource for kinship carers: ‘Cathy’s Relaxation Story‘. Kinship carers are family members (often grandparents or aunts and uncles) who take care […]

May 3, 2018

Evaluation of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

**FREE SEMINAR** Tuesday 29 May 2pm to 3pm Dr Sarah Cotterill, Centre for Biostatistics, School of Health Sciences, The University of Manchester The NHS and Diabetes UK are introducing a new scheme called Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP). We will introduce the DIPLOMA research programme, based at the University of Manchester […]

April 30, 2018

April Bulletin 2018

Hello and welcome to our April bulletin. Bringing you our usual mix of news, publications, project updates and much much more.     Our Outdoors drop-in event Thank you to everyone who took in our Experimentarium event at the Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF) between 9th to 13th April at Summerhall. Hundreds of people took part in a number of […]

April 13, 2018

A systematic review of adolescent physiological development and its relationship with health related behaviour

Adolescence is a time when major changes take place in the body. As such, it is a unique time of change offering the chance to influence young people’s health choices. The aim of this review is to understand the relationship between bodily changes and health-related behaviours in adolescence. Read more…  

April 8, 2018

Experimentarium: Our Outdoors – How Healthy are Public Outdoor Spaces?

Summerhall (Mainhall) 9th – 13th April 11am-4pm Come and see us at Summerhall this Easter as we take part in the 30th Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF). We are running a drop-in event as part of the festival’s Experimentarium about how the outdoor environments we spend time in can impact our health. Come along and […]

April 7, 2018

Adolescents and health-related behaviour: using a framework to develop interventions to support positive behaviours

Adolescents and health-related behaviour: using a framework to develop interventions to support positive behaviours Jan Pringle, Lawrence Doi, Divya Jindal-Snape, Ruth Jepson and John McAteer Abstract Background: Experimentation is a natural part of adolescent maturation. In conjunction with increased exposure tobehaviours such as alcohol or substance use, and the potentially intensified influence of peer groups, […]

March 30, 2018

March Bulletin 2018

  Hello and welcome to our March bulletin. Bringing you our usual mix of news, publications, project updates and much much more.     News: Changes within SCPHRP from 1st July 2018 Some of you may be aware that the SCPHRP core MRC and CSO funding ceases in its present form at the end of June 2018.  We […]

March 12, 2018

UPDATE: The 'Healthy University of the Future' hackathon

In partnership with University Sport and Exercise and the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC), SCPHRP ran an event during the Festival of Creative Learning to get students to think about health in the university setting and to design solutions to health challenges facing students. Two teams of students worked on diverse health topics. […]

February 28, 2018

February Bulletin 2018

Hello and welcome to our February bulletin. Bringing you our usual mix of news, publications, project updates and much much more.   SCPHRPs trip to New Zealand & Oz Ruth Jepson and John McAteer recently returned from New Zealand and Australia. They were sharing the work of SCPHRP during a number of invited talks at Massey University, University of […]

February 27, 2018

‘How to Undertake a Systematic Review' (2 day course)

SCPHRPs Dr Ruth Jepson will be running a two day course ‘How to Undertake a Systematic Review organised by Edinburgh WTCRF, Education Programme on Monday 19th March and Tuesday 20th March. Day 1. An introduction to systematic reviews The day will include the following topics: What are systematic reviews and why are they important? Different types of systematic […]

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