The University of Cambridge public health research Network PublicHealth@Cambridge was formally launched on Monday March 25th 2013, drawing together expertise in all aspects of population health across the arts, humanities, social and physical sciences, technology and biomedicine.
At the Sainsbury Laboratory in the University Botanical Gardens, more than 100 participants from around Cambridge gathered to hear the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, outline his vision for the public health research network in helping to ensure that Cambridge becomes synonymous with public health in the future. The Network Chair, Professor Carol Brayne introduced the Network in more detail followed by talks highlighting public health interests in engineering, architecture, infectious disease, demography, philosophy and behavioural science as well as the work of the Centre for Science and Policy and the PHG Foundation in enabling better links between research and policy. Lively discussions throughout the afternoon demonstrated the potential for exciting new research collaborations linking different sectors and disciplines.
For anyone who could not attend the event in person, please find below the event programme, videos of the presentations and pictures of the event.