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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Tuesday 30 June 2015

WASP - Advanced Logistic Regression

9:30am to 4:00pm, CM001 (Computing/Maths), Durham City Campus, Lower Mountjoy

The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing (WRIHW) of Durham University is offering an advanced course on Applied Logistic Regression. The course will build on our previous course on Basic Statistics with specific focus on multiple logistic regressions and analysis of correlated binary data. We will discuss how to estimate odds ratio for categorical and continuous predictors, and also how to transform odds ratio into probabilities. For the correlated data, we will discuss how to perform robust analysis for panel and clustered data using different correlation structures including exchangeable correlation, auto-regression and unstructured correlation structures. The case studies will be analysed using both the graphical user interface and syntax of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). 

This course requires knowledge of basic statistics and regression analysis. It is a participant oriented course, where statistical concepts will be explained using practical examples. Participants will have lots of opportunity to try out data analysis under the supervision of the course leaders. Participants can also bring their own project data for the practical sessions.

The course will run on 29-30th June 2015 at the Durham campus including tea-coffee and lunch for participants. Student/staff at Durham University are all welcome to participate.

Timings and Agenda

Timings 29 June 30 June
9.30am - 10.00am Registration/Coffee Registration/Coffee
10.00am - 12.00pm Multiple Logistic Regression with categorical indicators Correlated data analysis
12.00pm - 1.00pm Lunch Lunch
1.00pm - 2.40pm Multiple Logistic Regression with continuous indicators Correlated data analysis
2.40pm - 3pm Break Break
3.00pm - 4.00pm Practical Practical

 Registration

Registration is essential as places are limited to 20. To book your place, please click here to take you to the online booking form. Places will be allocated in order of receipt. Please ensure you have permission from your Supervisor/Line Manager to attend this two-day course. 

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


Thursday 25 June 2015

Worklessness and Health Inequalities: Research, policy and practice perspectives

10:00am to 3:00pm, Joachim Room, Hild Bede College, Durham University

This is the second event in the ESRC Seminar Series Revitalising the Health Equity Agenda (ESRC ES/M003027/1), which has the overarching aim of revitalising 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.

Worklessness is an important determinant of health and health inequalities. Equally, people with a long-term health condition or disability are twice as likely to be out of employment as those with good health. Being out of work due to ill health often results in engagement with the welfare system. The reform of incapacity-related benefits has been a high priority under successive UK governments.

This workshop will bring public health and social policy academics, policy makers, and health professionals together to think about worklessness and health inequalities from a public health perspective. The day will consist of presentations and roundtable discussions with an overall aim of supporting the development of national and local strategy around this issue. 

Registration

To register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/worklessness-and-health-inequalities-research-policy-and-practice-perspectives-workshop-tickets-17015287182

10:00 - 10:30 Registration and Coffee
10:30 - 11:00

Introduction to the Workshop

Worklessness and Health Inequalities: Overview

Dr Anne-Marie Connolly, Public Health England

Professor Clare Bambra, Durham University

11:00 - 11:30 Understanding Health and Work Capability: International perspectives Dr Ben Baumberg, University of Kent
11:30 - 12:00 Worklessness and health inequalities: Developing national and regional public health policy

Bola Akinwale

Public Health England

12:00 - 12:30 Tackling worklessness: examples of best practice from Greater Manchester

Ged Devereux

Greater Manchester PHE

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 - 14:30 Workshop: Developing the evidence-base for policy and practice (e.g. supporting PHE strategy) Facilitated round table group discussions
14:30 - 15:00 Feedback from groups Facilitators
15:00 Close

For more information email: healthequity.esrc@durham.ac.uk

Series website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/sass/research/research/projects/?mode=project&id=748

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


ESRC Seminar Series - Workshop 1: Worklessness and Health Inequalities: Research, Policy and practice perspectives

10:00am to 3:00pm, Joachim Room, Hild Bede College, Durham University

This is the second event in the ESRC Seminar Series Revitalising the Health Equity Agenda (ESRC ES/M003027/1), which has the overarching aim of revitalising 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.

Worklessness is an important determinant of health and health inequalities. Equally, people with a long-term health condition or disability are twice as likely to be out of employment as those with good health. Being out of work due to ill health often results in engagement with the welfare system. The reform of incapacity-related benefits has been a high priority under successive UK governments.

This workshop will bring public health and social policy academics, policy makers, and health professionals together to think about worklessness and health inequalities from a public health perspective. The day will consist of presentations and roundtable discussions with an overall aim of supporting the development of national and local strategy around this issue. 

To register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/worklessness-and-health-inequalities-research-policy-and-practice-perspectives-workshop-tickets-17015287182

10.00am - 10.30am Registration and Coffee
10.30am - 11.00am

Introduction to the workshop

 

Worklessness and Health Inequalities: Overview

Dr Anne-Marie Connolly, Public Health England

Professor Clare Bambra, Durham University

11.00am - 11.30am Understanding Health and Work Capability: International perspectives Dr Ben Baumberg, University of Kent
11.30am - 12.00pm Worklessness and health inequalities: Developing national and regional public health policy

Bola Akinwale,

Public Health England

12.00pm - 12.30pm Tackling worklessness: examples of best practice from Greater Manchester

Ged Devereux

Greater Manchester PHE

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch and networking
1.30pm - 2.30pm Workshop: Developing the evidence-base for policy and practice (e.g. supporting PHE strategy) Facilitated round table group discussions
2.30pm - 3.00pm Feedback from groups Facilitators
3.00pm Close

For more information email: healthequity.esrc@durham.ac.uk

Series website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/sass/research/research/projects/?mode=project&id=748

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


Thursday 18 June 2015

Centre for Medical Humanities Affiliates' Lunches; supported by the WRI

12:00pm to 2:00pm, St Chad's College

Contact mail.cmh@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 15 June 2015

Population level obesity prevention policy in the context of trying to prevent a widening of socio-economic disparities in obesity and health - Associate Professor Anna Peeters

12:15pm to 1:30pm, F009, Wolfson Seminar Room Wolfson Building, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees, Associate Professor Anna Peeters

John Snow College and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing are pleased to host this guest lecture by Associate Professor Anna Peeters on Monday 15th June 2015, 12.30pm - 1.30pm.

Anna leads the Obesity & Population Health research group, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia. Anna is also President of the Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society.

Anna heads up a research group which focusses on building the evidence base for public health policy regarding the prevention and management of obesity and its consequent disease (see http://www.bakeridi.edu.au/research/obesity_population_health/). A large part of her work is focussed on identifying ways to reduce socio-economic inequalities in obesity in developed countries such as Australia, the US and the UK.

She has recently received a Churchill Fellowship to identify obesity prevention policies most likely to improve socio-economic inequalities in obesity. Anna will visit Durham Uni­versity as part of her study tour, and is interested in exploring considerations for popula­tion level obesity prevention policy in the context of trying to prevent a widening of socio-economic disparities in obesity and health. One of the goals of her study tour is to try and identify evaluation data on population level obesity prevention interventions that can be analysed for differential effectiveness across socio-economic groups and to discuss with those involved in obesity prevention and socioeconomic disparities potential ways to miti­gate a worsening in avoidable disparities.

To register your place, please email Andrea Hagan. A sanwich lunch will be included from 12.15pm.

 

Contact andrea.hagan@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 10 June 2015

Wolfson Fellows and Postgraduate Associates Networking Lunch

Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees

The next Wolfson Fellows and Postgraduate Associates Networking lunch will be held on 10th June 2015. We do hope you will be able to join us for a bite to eat and the opportunity to network with other Fellows and PG associates. It is also an excellent opportunity to discuss developments within the WRI with members of the core team.

Please click on the following link to register for these networking lunches (noting any food preference):

10th June 2015, 12.30pm - 1.30pm —Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building, Queen’s Campus. Register Here . We are delighted to announce that Professor John Girkin will be providing a brief talk on "The benefits of interdisciplinary research".

For further details on all of our up and coming events please click here

 

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


Wednesday 3 June 2015

Wolfson Annual Lecture - 'Chickens can't run social care and mental health services' by Camila Batmanghelidjh

12:30pm to 2:30pm, D003, Ebsworth Building, Queen's Campus Stockton, Camila Batmanghelidjh

Tuesday 2 June 2015

The Role of exercise in weight management: is exercise a bitter pill to swallow? - Profesor Neil King

12:30pm to 1:30pm, F009 Wolfson Seminar Room, Wolfson Building, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees, Professor Neil King, Acting Assistant Dean (Research), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

John Snow College and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing are pleased to host this joint guest lecture by Professor Neil King on Tuesday 2nd June 2015, 12.30pm - 1.30pm.

Abstract

Several years ago and more recently, the media portrayed exercise to play a futile role in obesity and weight management. Misperceptions about exercise contribute to low exercise adoption and adherence. For example, there is a belief that exercise stimulates hunger and food intake, thus damaging any potential for exercise to create a sustained energy deficit. Most of the evidence suggests that exercise does not automatically drive up hunger and food intake. What is clear is that there is large variability in the responses to exercise, even when the exercise is supervised and no inter-individual differences in exercise-induced energy deficit.

Compensatory responses to the exercise account for some of this variability. Indeed, some people do experience an orexigenic response to exercise; but not everyone.

Exercise has benefits beyond weight loss. Exercise does have a role to play in weight management. This presentation will provide evidence of exercise’s role and quash several common myths about exercise and weight management.

Biography

Neil is nationally and internationally recognised as a researcher in physical activity, appetite control and energy balance. He co-ordinates the Human Appetite Research Centre at QUT. His research has advanced the understanding of the interaction between exercise, satiety and appetite regulation, and in particular, the role of exercise in weight management. 

Please email Andrea Hagan to reserve your place. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

Contact andrea.hagan@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 1 June 2015

Wolfson Coffee Morning

10:30am to 11:00am, Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees

A Wolfson coffee morning will be held on Monday 1st June 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.