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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Wednesday 24 February 2016

WASP - Simple Linear Regression

9:30am to 4:00pm, D025, Ebsworth Building, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees

This course introduces the basic concepts of simple linear regression models. The course will discuss how linear regression models are used to assess strengths of relationship between variables or predict values of a continuous outcome in the presence of associated independent variables. Application of linear regression models in different research areas such as health and social sciences will also be discussed. Participants will have practical sessions on real life application of the method in SPSS.

Prerequisite: This course requires participants to have basic knowledge of statistics including understanding data types, outcomes types and summary statistics.

Timings and Agenda

Timings Day 1 Day 2
09:30 - 10:00 Registration/Coffee (The Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building) Registration/Coffee (The snug, Waterside Restaurant, Holliday Building)
10:00 - 12:00 Correlation and Univariate regression with a continuous predictor Multiple linear regression and interpretation of results
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:40 Linear Regression with a categorical predictor Model assumptions and diagnostics
14:40 - 15:00 Coffee Break (The Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building) Coffee Break (The snug, Waterside Restaurant, Holliday Building)
15:00 - 16:00 Practical Session Practical Session


Registration is now closed.

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Tuesday 23 February 2016

Stress, health and wellbeing Special Interest Group (SIG) Colloquium

12:30pm to 4:00pm, Joachim Room, St Hild & St Bede College, Leazes Road, Durham

The WRIHW Stress SIG is delighted to hold a Colloquium event aimed at facilitating lively discussions and meaningful collaborations across Durham University on the topic of stress, health and wellbeing.

WRIHW Fellows and Associates are invited to present their ideas/proposals/current research/past research on stress, health and wellbeing.

The event is open to anyone interested in presenting about or learning more about stress, health and wellbeing.


Presentations will last between 5 - 10 minutes with 5 - 10 minutes for questions and discussions after each presentation. The presentations will be followed by a facilitated group discussion and sharing of ideas for next steps. The Stress SIG research themes are:

1) Experiences of Stress and Inequalities

2) Biopsychosocial understandings of stress (including health behaviours)

3) Mental Health, Public Health and Wellbeing

4) Precarious employment, neoliberal labour market and welfare ‘reforms’ and stress.

5) Socio-ecological effects on stress, health and wellbeing.

The format will be very informal and collegial, with the focus very much on exploring shared ideas for future collaboration. Please feel free to share details of this event with colleagues who may also be interested.

For further details regarding the Stress SIG please click here to take you to their webpage.


It is essential to register your place to attend as well as present, please click here to take you to the online booking form.


12:30 Lunch
13:00 - 16:00 Presentations and Discussions
16:00 Close

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Wednesday 3 February 2016

An introduction to engaging with Parliament for researchers

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Palatine Centre

‘An introduction to engaging with Parliament for researchers’ is an a two-hour interactive workshop delivered by the Houses of Parliament’s Outreach Service. During the workshop, we will cover:

• How Parliament uses research

• The ways that your research could influence the work of Parliament

• How to present your research effectively to get the attention of politicians.

Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please contact

Jennifer Jeffes

Senior Policy Engagement Officer

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