Thursday, 23 October 2014

52 weeks in public health research, part 42

Posted by Peter Van Der Graaf and Mark Welford

From Peter Van Der Graaf: The Fuse stand before the maternal, infant and child health conference held in the Legends Lounge at The Riverside Stadium, home of Middlesbrough Football Club.

From Peter Van Der Graaf: The audience for the event was broad: from pharmacy, marketing and child nutrition to maternal mental health, smoking and alcohol misuse, and immunisation.  Key message: we need clear and consistent messages across all health professionals.  But what about 'pleasures' of unhealthy behaviours and structural inequalities in accessing opportunities to change behaviours?

Meanwhile in Sheffield...

From Mark Welford: A sister Fuse stand at the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR) Annual Scientific Meeting.  The ASM showcases the School’s research priorities and themes and sets out the School-wide programmes of research. 

From Mark Welford: Established in April 2012, the SPHR is a partnership between eight academic centres, including Fuse, with excellence in applied public health research in England. The School aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice.  

Bonus pic from Mark Welford: No '52 weeks...' post would be complete without the obligatory food image.  It's a close run thing between the muffins and fruit in the refreshment break popularity contest.

A reminder from the Fuse blog group:

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 most of our lives, we foresee problems compiling 208 images worth posting on our own. So this is going to have to be a group project. Send an image (or images) with a sentence or two describing what aspect of your week in public health research they sum up and we’ll post them as soon as we 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.

Email your posts to or contact any member of the Fuse blog group.

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