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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Previous Lectures

A number of guest lectures are recorded or lecture slides made available.

2014/15

3rd June 2015 - Wolfson Annual Lecture - 'Chickens can't run social care and mental health services' by Camila Batmanghelidjh. To watch this lecture please click here (youtube link)

4th March 2015 - Wolfson Guest Lecture - "Values-Based Practice: How does it translate?" By Professor Ed Peile. To hear an audio recording of this lecture please click here (MP3)

19 November 2014 - Wolfson Annual Lecture - “Health Inequalities and the 1%” by Professor Danny Dorling. To hear an audio recording of this lecture please click here (youtube link)

4th November 2014 - Wolfson Guest Lecture - "Inter-professional education: How does it benefit patients?" by Professor Karen Mann. To hear an audio recording of this lecture please click here (MP3).

October 2014 - Wolfson Guest Lecture - "Work Conditions and Well-being in Hospital Physicians and Quality of Care: Insights from Cohort and Intervention studies in Germany" by Dr Matthias Weigl, LMU University, Munich. To hear an audio recording of this lecture please click here (MP3)

September 2014 - Wolfson Guest Lecture - " How Physical Space Impacts on Learning" by Professor Jonas Nordquist. To hear an audio recording of this lecture please click here (MP3).

2013/14

May 2014 - Wolfson guest lecture - 'Welfare reform and the rise of psychological fundamentalism: the case of workfare’ by Dr Lynne Friedli. To hear an audio recording of this event please click here (MP3).

January 2014 - Panel discussion event on the theme 'Optimising Population Health' by Professor Andrew Gray, Professor Eugene Milne, Professor Ted Schrecker and hosted by Professor Jan Illing. To view the panel discussion please click here (youtube link).

November 2013 - Wolfson Annual Lecture "Pharmacy and Public Health: We are good but we could be better" by Professor Claire Anderson. To view the full lecture please click here (youtube link).

21st October 2013 - Joint WRI and Business School Guest Lecture "Resillience as an alternative to old ways of thinking about patient safety" by Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite. To view the slides please click here.

2012/13

17th April 2013 - WRI Research Colloquium Keynote speaker "Incentivising behaviour change: emerging evidence from smoking cessation" by Professor Linda Bauld. To listen to this lecture (MP3 audio file) please click here.

1st February 2013 - "A safe space for engagement: Stories from the NICE front line" by Sir Andrew Dillon. To view the slides please click here.

23rd November 2012 - "Relationships of consumption: Co-production and interdependence in user relationships with public services" by Professor Andrew Gray. To view the slides please click here.

5th November 2012 - Wolfson Annual Lecture - "Improving workforce health and wellbeing through National Policy" by Dame Carol Black. To view the full lecture please click here (youtube link)

2011/12

15th June 2012 - "The real reasons why the Coalition is cutting the welfare state so hard: an optimistic approach" by Professor Peter Taylor-Gooby, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Kent. To view the full lecture please click here (youtube link).

2 December 2011 - "Effects of NHS reform on Socio-economic equity in health" by Dr Richard Cookson, Director, Health Strategy Forum, Centre for Health Economics, University of York. To view the slides please click here.

25 November 2011 - "Work, Worklessness and the Political Economy of Health" - Inaugural Lecture by Professor Clare Bambra, Acting Director, Wolfson Research Institute and Professor of Public Health Policy, Department of Geography. To hear the lecture in full please follow this link.

4 November 2011 - "Disabled People and Employment Activation: Confronting Industrialised Virtues or Challenging Refractory Minds and Bodies" - by Professor Alan Roulstone. To view the slides please click here and to hear the lecture in full follow this link.

28 October 2011 - "Wolfson Annual Lecture 2011 - "Connecting Communities: Resilience, Resistance and Well-Being" by Professor Gareth Williams, Director, Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit. To view the slides please click here and to hear the lecture in full follow this link.

23 September 2011 - "The baby and the bathwater - maintaining progress on regional health and wellbeing in the face of public health reorganisation" by Professor Eugene Milne, Deputy Regional Director of Public Health (North East). To view the slides please click here and to hear the lecture in full follow this link.

2010/11

16 June 2011 - "Challenges for Global Health - from diseases to health systems" by Professor Marcel Tanner, Director, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. To view slides please click here and to hear the lecture in full place follow this link.

15 April 2011 - "Evaluating the effects on health and behaviour of natural experiments" by Professor Sally Macintyre, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow and MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network. To view slides please click here.

08 April 2011 - 'Judging nudging: choice architecture and social norming in health related behaviour change' by Professor Mike Kelly, Director of the Centre for Public Health Excellence, NICE. To view slides please click here.

08 March 2011 - 'A Fairer Society for a Healthier Future' by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Centrel London. To watch the lecture please follow this link.

04 February 2011 - "Turning the World Upside Down - the search for global health in the 21st century" by Lord Nigel Crisp. To view please click here.

01 November 2010 - Wolfson Annual Lecture 2010 - "The Collision of Science and Culture: C. P. Snow revisited" by Sir Mark Walport. To view please click here.

27 October 2010 - "Design and methodological challenges in evaluating complex social interventions aimed at improving community health" by Professor David Dunt, University of Melbourne. To listen and view please click here.

01 October 2010 - "Acknowledging and addressing the uncertainties about the effects of clinical treatments" by Sir Iain Chalmers. To view please click here.

3 March 2010 - "The Spirit level; why more equal societies are better for everyone" by Professor Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology. To view please click here.

2009/10

12 November 2009 - Wolfson Annual Lecture 2009 - The role of the ESRC in an Economic Recession by Professor Ian Diamond, Chief Executive, Economic and Social Research Council. Click here.

30 March 2009 - Tackling Health Inequalities in England, Scotland and Wales: A comparative perspective by Chris Tudor-Smith, Welsh Assembly Government, Kay Barton, Scottish Government, Martin Gibbs, Department of Health, England and Professor Tim Blackman, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University. Click here.

2008/09

09 December 2008 - "Systematically Reducing Health Inequalities" by Professor Chris Bentley, Department of Health. To listen please click here, to view follow this link.

22 October 2008 - Wolfson Annual Lecture - "R&D for Health & Social Care: The development of NIHR" by Professor Sally Davies, Director General for Research & Development, Department of Health. Please click here.