Thursday, 6 February 2014

52 weeks of public health research, part 5

Posted by Bronia Arnott, Beki Langford and Sarah Sowden

From Bronia Arnott: The scale of the problem. As part of some research projects that I have been involved in I weigh and measure children, as part of the development of interventions to reduce overweight and obesity in young people. This is an abstract photo of a set of scales! Today I got a letter at home from the National Child Measurement Programme saying that my daughter will be measured soon. It feels strange to be on the other side of public health data collection!

From Beki Langford: On a night out in Stokes Croft (Bristol) I stopped my friends so I could take a photo of this sign. I'd just given a lecture about health inequities and obesogenic environments and this photo seemed to illustrate it perfectly.

From Sarah Sowden: I’m currently scoping a project around evaluating the use of outdoor gyms.  During a weekend trip to London I stumbled across another one…my three year old enjoyed trying out the treadmill but no other takers on a rainy January Saturday in Eltham.

From Sarah Sowden: Dashing home from work the other night, I saw this pinned up on the railings outside the medical school.  How about a free makeover as an incentive to exercise?


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.

Also, this doesn’t mean we wont also be posting words. You word-based posts are, as always, much appreciated.

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