Understanding the Gap: How research can help us address health inequalities in Scotland
In partnership with The Open University
A one day conference to explore what the latest research tells us about health inequalities, including the causes, the lived reality and some potential solutions. The focus will be on exchanging knowledge and building understanding about the role research plays in closing the health inequalities gap. It will provide a platform to discuss new and on-going research that universities, third sector and the NHS are involved in.
This VHS conference, run in partnership with The Open University, will be of interest to anyone working in or with an interest in public health, health improvement, health advocacy, health and social care integration, prevention or health/social policy. We welcome delegates from the third and community sectors, academia, health and social care partnerships, NHS, local authorities and community planning partnerships.
Dr Gerry Mooney, Senior Lecturer, The Open University
Professor Stewart Mercer, Professor of Primary Care Research, University of Glasgow & Director of the Scottish School of Primary Care
Professor Graham Watt, Professor of General Practice, University of Glasgow & Co-ordinator of General Practitioners at the Deep End
Dr Neil Hamlet, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, NHS Fife
Emily Tweed, Specialty Registrar in Public Health Medicine , NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Professor Lawrie Elliot, Department of Nursing and Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University
Julie Breslin, Programme Manager, Drink Wise Age Well, Addaction
Dr Tony Robertson, Lecturer in Public Health, University of Stirling
Catherine Somerville, Campaign, Policy and Research Manager, Stonewall Scotland
Amanda Larkin, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Hanna McCulloch, Policy and Parliamentary Officer, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland
Neil Quinn, Co-Director at the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Strathclyde
Conference Chair: Martyn Evans, Chief Executive of the Carnegie UK Trust
Session Chairs: Dr Joyce Cavaye, Health and Social Care Lecturer, The Open University
Claire Stevens, Chief Officer, Voluntary Health Scotland
Allyson McCollam, Joint Head of Health Improvement, NHS Borders
If you have any questions please contact Lauren Blair email@example.com
Want to be involved? We have a range of opportunities for partners, supporters and sponsors. Please get in touch to discuss further.
Book your place here – registration is free.
View the conference flyer here: VHS Flyer Research Conference