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.

No comments:

Post a comment