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Career Anchors Workshop 16 May

Biomedical Early Career Researchers Workshop Put into perspective what is really important to you whether searching or applying for a job, or seeking promotion. A “career anchor” is a combination of perceived areas of competence, motives, and values relating to professional work choices. The Career Anchors workshop is designed to help you identify your anchors […]

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Conference “Comparative perspectives on social inequalities in life and death” 1 June

St John’s College Reading Group on Health Inequalities  is holding a one day interdisciplinary conference at the Old Divinity School in St John’s College: “Comparative perspectives on social inequalities in life and death” including a Public Lecture: “Development of social behaviour in children from infancy: neurobiological, relational and situational interactions”  More information and registration  

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Discover new public health research at this year’s Cambridge Science Festival

Every year, public health scientists from Cambridge join the Cambridge Science Festival to show you their latest research and explain how they are working towards tackling some of our most pressing public health issues. The festival programme for 2018 features hundreds of mostly free talks, exhibitions and hands-on events – including many from our Cambridge […]

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TM and Chloe talk

Professor Dame Theresa Marteau discusses her life as a scientist

Chloe Gamlin, University of Cambridge medical student and President of the student society for general practitioners at Cambridge, asks leading behavioural scientist Professor Dame Theresa Marteau to describe her career and how being a woman has influenced her work. Chloe: In your opinion, what is the greatest public health challenge we are currently facing, and […]

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Childhood adversity and chronic disease: risks, mechanisms and resilience 28, 29 March

Children who are exposed to social and economic adversity in the early years of life show increased susceptibility to chronic diseases of aging, like heart disease, when they reach their 50’s and 60’s. These findings raise challenging but fascinating mechanistic questions: How does early adversity “get under the skin” in a manner that is sufficiently […]

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Mapping Morality in Global Health Conference 26-27 June

A two-day conference that brings together experts from across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, epidemiology, history, politics, philosophy and theology to discuss some of the most interesting and pressing questions of morality arising in contemporary global health. 26 – 27 June Alison Richard Building 7 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DT

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Shot of a volunteer doctor giving checkups to underprivileged kids

Sustainable Health Manifesto published

This manifesto attempts to summarize the Sustainable Health Symposium that was held in Cambridge in July, 2017. The symposium included conversations on the transformative shift from sickness to wellness, from products to services, towards innovative and frugal technological solutions that support people, communities, the planet, and a new health operating system. What we have learned […]

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Report “Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement” out

John Clarkson, Deputy Chair of the PublicHealth@Cambridge Network, is first author of the report “Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement”. There have been numerous calls to implement a more holistic systems approach to transform health and care to address the needs of a changing patient population. Engineers routinely […]

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Challenges of experimental government seminar series

Randomised Control Trials, behavioural insights and ‘nudge’ style policy interventions have become popular in government, development policy, academia and business. There is, however, a lack of information and evidence on the challenges of setting up and implementing these complex social interventions and experimental evaluations particularly documenting when things go wrong and why. This seminar series […]

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Is late-life dependency increasing or not? Researchers working with CFAS data shed further light on this question

How much care are we likely to need in our older years, and for how long? Will future generations of older people spend much of their time completely dependent on carers? Will they require low levels of care much of the time, or will they remain largely independent?  The answers to these questions are important.  […]

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