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Summer Conference 'Tackling Population Health Challenges' Event

Population Health
08:45 - 18:00
12 June 2014
Turner Sims University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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Event details

Population Health Summer Conference 2014 Keynote speaker Professor David Leon (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Tackling Population Health Challenges Conference Presentations

Some of the presentations from the day can be found on the right hand side of this page in the useful downloads section with the other presentations available to view here and here.

You can also listen to the talks by Professor David Leon and Dr Andrew Mortimore at the bottom of this page.



8.45 - 9.15  Registration and tea/coffee in the Foyer, Turner Sims Concert hall

9.15 - 9.30  Welcome and Introduction: Professor Don Nutbeam, Vice Chancellor, University of Southampton

9.30 - 10.45  Session 1:

3 x 20 minute talks, Introduced by Professor Paul Roderick, Chair of the Population Health USRG

Professor Barrie Margetts 'factors influencing the worldwide obesity epidemic'

Professor Marie-Louise Newell 'The population based impact of Antiretroviral treatments (ART) in high HIV prevalence settings'

Professor Lucy Yardley ‘Digital public health interventions: potential and challenges’

10.45 - 11.15 Coffee and biscuits. Chance to network and browse the poster exhibition

11.15 - 12.30 Session 2:

Early Career Researchers and PG Students - 8 minutes for presentation +3 minutes each for questions/changeover.  Chair: Professor Hazel Inskip

Nicola Wardrup: 'A One Health approach to spatial epidemiology in rural Kenya: linking human and animal health'

Ali Rowsell: ‘Developing and testing accessible web-based support for diabetes self-management’

Sara Afshar: 'The Global Burden of Multimorbidity'

Christina Black: 'The local food environment and its association with the dietary quality of mothers'

Philippa Waterhouse: Childbearing and Economic Work: The Health Balance of Women in Accra, Ghana'

Grant Aitken: Change in prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in England over time: comparison of nationally representative cross-sectional surveys from 2003 to 2010

12.30 - 13.00 Guest Speaker: Andrew Mortimore: 'Key health issues in Southampton',

with an introduction by Professor Paul Roderick


13.00 - 14.00 Lunch in the Hartley Suite  - plus networking and browsing the poster exhibition

14.00 - 15.30 Session 3:-  Parallel sessions in adjacent breakout rooms (Building 2 Rooms 1085, 1083 & 1089)
Time Group A (in 02/1085) Group B (in 02/1083) Group C (in 02/1089)
14:00  Georgia Ntani: Maternal and early life associations with tooth emergence patterns and number of teeth at 1 and 2 years of age Professor Alan Hill: The Obesity challenge: Levels, consequences and proposed interventions in Ghanain women in Accra. Dr Jonathan Shepherd: Are teachers being adequately trained to promote health and well-being in schools? A national questionnaire and interview study
14:20  Dr Holly Syddall: Social inequalities in musculoskeletal ageing among community dwelling men and women in the UK Ileana Savage: What support do parents want from Children’s Centres to enable them to feed their children a healthy diet? Dr Jenny Byrne and Sue Dewhirst: The impact of implementing an inter-professional model of health and wellbeing education in pre-service teacher training
14:40  Leo Westbury: Self-reported walking speed: a useful marker of physical performance among community dwelling older people Dr Sarah Kehoe: The effect of fruit and vegetable interventions on micronutrient status among women of reproductive age: a systematic review Dr Debbie Chase: College based Alcohol Misuse Intranet Assessment and Tutor Support Programme for 16-18 year olds
15:00  Megan Jarman: Influences on the diet quality of pre-school children: importance of maternal psychological characteristics Professor Nyovani Madise: Obesity and urbanisation in Africa Dr Marcus Grace: The value of informal scientist-student discussions to promote health literacy and understanding of health-related careers.

15:20 - 15:30 - Final discussion/questions/comments

15.30 - 16.00 Tea/coffee and biscuits Turner Sims Foyer

16.00 - 16.40 Keynote Lecture + Q&A:

Professor David Leon,  introduced and chaired by Professor Nyovani Madise:-                    'Social Change and Population Health'


16.40 - 16.55 Closing remarks: Professor Marie-Louise Newell: on - Global health research at the University of Southampton and Professor Graham Moon: on - The way forward for the Population Health USRG

16.55 Reception with wine and canapes


Tackling Population Health Challenges Conference - June 12th 2014: Some of the presentations
Pop Health Conference presentations

My background in sociology and philosophy has provided me with a particularly strong feel for the determinants of health in populations - which is what epidemiology is fundamentally about. Indeed... (it) requires input from a variety of disciplines, from bio-medicine to economics, sociology and anthropology

Professor David Leon - Lecturer in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Speaker information

Professor David Leon,London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,Professor of Epidemiology

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