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Connecting minds: Health and Healthcare Lecture Series

Published: 9 February 2016
Simon Stevens
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England (centre)

The University of Southampton is making a real and positive impact on the policy and practice of health and healthcare on a local, national and global scale.

To share this vital work more widely, the University is hosting a new public lecture series throughout 2016, that will stimulate debate with world-leading experts across a range of topics linked to health and healthcare.

The first of these London-based events, chaired by Professor Iain Cameron, Dean of Medicine at the University of Southampton, is on Wednesday 10 February 2016.

Focusing on Public Health, the event features keynote lectures from:

  • Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England who is responsible for The NHS Five Year Forward View published in October 2014 - ‘The H in NHS’
  • Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the Institute of Health Equity at University College London - ‘Obesity and inequalities in health’
  • Professor Cyrus Cooper, Director and Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Southampton’s MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit - ‘The Lifecourse Approach in Practice: From Evidence to Public Health Policy’
  • Joining this group for a panel discussion on how the University of Southampton is influencing public health and driving cross-sector collaboration are:
  • Professor Anne Rogers, Professor of Health Systems Implementation, University of Southampton and the Research Director of the NIHR CLAHRC Wessex (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care);
  • Professor Paul Roderick, Professor of Public Health, University of Southampton.

“The Health and Healthcare Lecture Series will bring together those responsible for planning and delivering health services in the UK with world-leading, multidisciplinary expertise from the University of Southampton. There will be a focus on key health challenges and how researchers and practitioners can collaborate in identifying practical solutions for treatment and care in the future.” said Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Christopher Snowden.

Future events scheduled as part of the Health and Healthcare Lecture Series later in the year include, ‘Precision diagnosis and targeted treatment of asthma’ in May, ‘Promoting health throughout the life course’ in June, ‘Stepping up to the challenge of dementia’ in September, and ‘Changing the face of cancer’ in October.

For further information regarding the University of Southampton Health and Healthcare Lecture Series please visit

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