This year SMaSH is holding its annual event jointly with us at CRESH. This free event is on the 26 March 2015 at the CoSLA Conference Centre, Verity House, Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh. The programme is below for your information and if you would like to register to attend please follow the link below to the online registration page. Please disseminate the details to anyone you think may be interested. Continue reading Scottish (Managed) Sustainable Health Network (SMaSH) – Annual Event (2015)
by Helena Tunstall, Catherine Tisch and Anna Kenyon
The 15th International Medical Geography Symposium, the biggest international academic health geography conference, took place July 7-12 this year, at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, USA. This conference is always a fun, friendly and inspirational meeting: a real CRESH highlight. This time we were represented by Helena Tunstall (presenting on ‘triple jeopardy’ in England and impacts of internal migration on health inequalities in UK), Anna Kenyon (presenting on walkability measures and walking outcomes in Scotland) and Catherine Tisch (presenting on tobacco environments and adolescent smoking behaviours in Scotland). Abstracts for these talks can be found in the program, but watch this space for news of forthcoming publications on these topics. In this short blog post we note some thoughts arising from the conference. Continue reading CRESH goes Stateside: International Medical Geography Symposium 2013
Title: The Built Environment and Habitual Physical Activity
Presenter: Takemi Sugiyama
Date: Tuesday 28th May 2013
Time: 1200 – 1300 hrs
Venue: Old Library, Institute of Geography, Drummond Street, EH8 9XP.
Prof Jamie Pearce was an invited commentator at the inugural symposium of the Smoking Interest Group at Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities. This one day workshop, led by Professor Jane Macnaughton and Dr Andrew Russell established a fascinating dialogue between policy makers, practitioners and social science researchers with an interest in smoking and tobacco. The event is likely to lead to a number of new and exciting research collabrations in the field of tobacco control.
A team of researchers from Perm State University in Russia spent two weeks visiting CRESH. Dr Elena Plotnikova, Dr Igor Germanov and Dr Nadezhda Borisova met with CRESH staff to discuss exciting new possibilities for research collaborations in the area of alcohol and environment research.
Rich Mitchell has a new collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine of Porto University. Prof Maria de Fatima de Pina has a new PhD student there who will be working on mortality, morbidity and health status of the elderly across Portuguese regions. The student, Ana Ribeiro will visit CRESH in 2012.