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Evaluating public health interventions in complex systems: challenges and future directions

There is increasing recognition that randomised trials and natural experiments of public health interventions do not tell us, in binary terms, whether or not an intervention “works”. Rather, effect sizes provide us with an estimate of the balance of benefit vs harm following the introduction of an intervention in a particular time and place. An understanding of mechanisms and context is then vital to make sense of the extent to which evaluation effects may translate to a new context.

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Epistemology, Ontology and Philosophical underpinnings of research

Epistemology, Ontology and Philosophical underpinnings of research

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Cognitive and Cardiovascular Health in the UK Biobank cohort

The UK Biobank cohort (n=502,628) is a landmark study of physical and mental health in the general UK population. In this talk, Dr Lyall will summarise some of the findings his team have reported including genetic contributions to cognitive abilities (e.g. reasoning or memory), overlap between cardiometabolic and cognitive functions, and whether the novel cognitive test data is valid, reliable and useable for researchers.

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Making Movement a Movement: Efforts from Canada to enhance childhood physical activity worldwide

The low levels of habitual childhood physical activity and their high levels of sedentary behaviour are global public health concerns. Efforts to seek solutions to this behavioural dysfunction and the resulting health consequences have been underway in Canada and elsewhere for many years.

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Career opportunities after a PhD

Careers services will provide an overview of career opportunities within and outside academia after completing a PhD.

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Thesis Writing and the Viva

Dr Jayne Galinsky will talk about her approach to thesis writing and her experience of viva.

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PhD by Publication

This session will be for anyone who is thinking about doing a PhD by publication, anyone who is in the progress of doing one, or anyone who is just interested in finding about more about it (e.g. supervisors in relation to future students).

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Stirling Behavioural Medicine Research Group quarterly meeting: Autumn 2016

his is the autumn 2016 event of this quarterly series and is hosted by NMHAP (Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport):

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The Biology of Inequality – trying to better understand the biological pathways linking our social and economic circumstances and our health

Socioeconomic inequalities in health occur within and between countries and across the physical and mental health spectrum, whereby those with lower socioeconomic positions (lower incomes, poorer housing, lower education etc.) have worse health than their more affluent counterparts.

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Energy drinks – hype or hyper?

Consumption of energy drinks by children and young people is a growing concern.

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