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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Previous Events

List of months

Friday 27 February 2015

Basic Stats with SPSS - This course is now full

9:30am to 4:30pm, D026, Ebsworth Building, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees

Please note this course is full. If you wish to be placed onto a waiting list should any spaces become free, please email Jennifer Cook with your name, department, contact telephone number and email address and if you have any special dietary requirements.

This four-day short course by Dr Adetayo Kasim and Dr Nasima Akhter aims to introduce basic concepts of statistics and data analysis using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The course will start with basic description of data types and summary statistics with humorous case studies. The concepts of hypothesis formation, examining associations between variables using correlation and univariable linear regression. Guidance will be provided on how to avoid the fallacy of significant results and false discovery rate. Different effect measures for binary data; including Risk Difference, Risk Ratio and Odds ratio will be discussed. Univariable logistic regression including application to diagnostic tests will also be covered.

Prerequisites

This course is most suitable for non-statisticians and MSc/PhD students with no previous experience in quantitative methods or data analysis. It is participant oriented with lots of practical opportunity to try out data analysis under the supervision of the course leaders. Participants can bring their own project data for the practical sessions.

Timings and Agenda

Timings

Day 1

Day 2

 Day 3

Day 4

09:30—10:00

Registration/Coffee

D117a Ebsworth

Registration/Coffee

D117a Ebsworth

Registration/Coffee

D117a Ebsworth

Registration/Coffee

F009, Wolfson Building

10:00—12:00

Hypothesis testing (D026)

ANOVA (D026)

Cross tabulations

& Effect measures (D026)

Diagnostic test (D026)

12:00—13:00

Lunch (Waterside Restaurant)

Lunch (Waterside Restaurant)

Lunch (Waterside Restaurant)

Lunch (Waterside Restaurant)

13:00—15:00

Linear relationships (D026)

Non-parametric tests (D026)

Logistic Regression (D026)

Project Presentation

By participants (D026)

 15:00 - 15:30

 Refreshment Break D117a

 Refreshment Break D117a

 Refreshment Break D117a

15:30—16:30

Practical I (D026)

Practical II (D026)

Practical III (D026)

Registration

Please note this course is full. If you wish to be placed onto a waiting list should any spaces become free, please email Jennifer Cook with your name, department, contact telephone number and email address and if you have any special dietary requirements.

Internal Delegates (Staff/Students of Durham University) - Free of Charge

External Delegates - £400 The fee is inclusive of lunch each day and all course materials.

Contact wolfson.wasp@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 25 February 2015

CSGS - Seminar on Male Sex Workers with Max Morris, PhD Candidate

6:00pm to 8:00pm, St Aiden's College, Durham University, Max Morris

Wednesday 18 February 2015

CSGS Seminar - Sex Work in the North

11:00am to 4:00pm, St Aiden's College, Durham University

Contact fiona.bonar@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 13 February 2015

The Health Equity Challenge: A review of progress to date

9:00am to 4:30pm, St Mary's College, Durham

This is the first event in the ESRC Seminar Series Revitalising the Health Equity Agenda (ESRC) ES/M003027/1), which has the overarching aim of revitalizing policy, practice, and academic work on inequalities in health. The series is a project of the Special Interest Group on Health Equity in a Glocal World, Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Durham University.

In 2008, the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health released its landmark report. This event will assess progress toward health equity since 2008, with special reference to achievements and obstacles within the European Union, and discuss future directions for the health equity agenda.

Programme

 

09:00 - 09:30 Coffee and registration
09:30 - 09:45 Introduction and housekeeping
09:45 - 10:45 Keynote address 1. Connecting the dots. Empowerment and health inequalities. Jennie Poppay, Professor of Sociology and Public Health, Lancaster University
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:15

Parallel Workshops

Workshop 1. Health equity in an age of austerity: is there hope?

Ted Schrecker, Professor of Global Health Policy, Durham University

Workshop 2. Addressing health inequalities at local authority level

Edward Kunonga, Director of Public Health, Middlesbrough

12:15 - 13:00 Lunch (buffet style, opportunities for networking)
13:00 - 14:00

Keynote address 2. Reviewing progress on health inequalities in Europe

Peter Goldblatt, Deputy Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity

14:00 - 14:15 Coffee break
14:15 - 15:30

Parallel Workshops

Workshop 3. Child poverty and child health in austerity

Jonathan Bradshaw, CBE, Professor of Social Policy, Durham University and University of York

Workshop 4. Reflecting on health equity and improvement plans in Scotland post 2008

Linda McKie, Professor and Head, School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University and Naureen Ahmad, Policy Manager, Population Health Improvement Directorate, Scottish Government

15:30 - 16:30 Concluding panel: speakers and presenters discuss future directions and opportunities for linking research, policy and practice.

The conference, and the series, will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers working in health and social policy. There is a small charge for the event £45, to include a delegate pack and food and refreshments, and £25 for postgraduates and early career researchers. A small number of bursaries are available.

For queries please emailhealthequity.ESRC@durham.ac.uk

To book please follow the link: https://www.dur.ac.uk/conference.booking/details/?id=416

Contact healthequity.ESRC@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 11 February 2015

Thursday 5 February 2015

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Wolfson Grant Writing Workshop - Wellcome Trust

12:00pm to 2:00pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College

Monday 2 February 2015

Wolfson Coffee Morning

10:30am to 11:00am, Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building, Queen's Campus

A Wolfson coffee morning will be held on Monday 2nd February 2015 from 10.30am - 11.00am, Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building, Queen's Campus.

Please do come along and network over a coffee and a cake!

Everyone is welcome

Contact jennifer.cook2@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.