Thursday, 24 July 2014

52 weeks in public health research: part 29

Posted by Jemma HawkinsJenni Remnant, Shelina Visram and Emily Henderson

From Jemma Hawkins (photo credit: Natalie Richards): When compiling the promotional material for a seminar we are organising on 'Tackling Workplace Sedentary Behaviour' we decided that it would be better to create our own image rather than using a stock one. One quick tidy of a colleague's stand-up desk, another colleague's smartphone and me as 'model' donning the famous DECIPHer t-shirt and hey presto!

From Jenni Remnant: Sat down to eat at a Knowledge Exchange conference last week run by the LSE and this was on the table.

From Shelina Visram: This picture was taken in County Durham after a meeting to discuss a pilot project on supporting lifestyle changes amongst people newly diagnosed with a chronic condition. I recently ran some focus groups in the community centre across the road, which required several telephone conversations with a local caterer about what I meant by a ‘healthy buffet lunch’. Thankfully their salad did not contain lard.

From Emily Henderson: It *might* have been said once or twice in the history books that academics are *sometimes* overworked and underpaid, but there are definite benefits. In June I had the pleasure of attending the EvaluatingComplex Public Health Interventions short course at DECIPHer. We were off the leash in the evenings, and I got very lucky with the weather! An evening picnic in Sofia Gardens along the river Taff, Cardiff, Wales. With the latest addition of 'The Lady' mag, white wine and cheeses.

Just to remind you:

Each Thursday of 2014 we’ll try and post around four pictures on the Fuse blog that capture our weeks in public health research, from the awe-inspiring to the everyday and mundane. Given that more of the latter than the former exists in my life, I foresee problems compiling 208 images worth posting on my own. So this is going to have to be a group project. Send me an image (or images) with a sentence or two describing what aspect of your week in public health research they sum up and I’ll post them as soon as I can. You don’t have to send four together – we can mix and match images from different people in the same week.

Normal rules apply: images you made yourself are best; if you use someone else’s image please check you’re allowed to first; if anyone’s identifiable in an image, make sure they’re happy for it to be posted; nothing rude; nothing that breaks research confidentiality etc.

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