Using research and education to respond to England’s shifting health profile

CHPR Blog September 2018 - James Woodall A report published yesterday by Public Health England which is widely reported in media, shows the changing landscape of health in England.  While there have been significant improvements in the health of the country, including increased life expectancy and a reduction in the number of people smoking, persistent … Continue reading Using research and education to respond to England’s shifting health profile

Health promotion in changing and challenging times

CHPR Blog July 2018 - Louise Warwick-Booth Our previous blogs have tended to focus upon the research that we deliver within the Centre, however many of us also teach health promotion.  Our course provision is delivered in classroom contexts in England, and further afield such as in Zambia and Ghana. The Distance Learning course is … Continue reading Health promotion in changing and challenging times

Places, Spaces and Social relations – What Works for Community Wellbeing?

CHPR Blog June 2018 - Anne-Marie Bagnall Last month we launched our systematic review of what changes to community infrastructure (places and spaces) can boost social relations.  This was part of a 3-year Community Wellbeing Evidence Programme that we’ve been working on with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing. It’s been a very productive 3 … Continue reading Places, Spaces and Social relations – What Works for Community Wellbeing?

Community Learning Course – Leeds Beckett

CHPR Blog April 2018 - Susan Coan Undergraduate degrees now cost over £9k per year, but there is still a huge demand for higher education (HE).  Newspapers frequently run articles questioning if/justifying why going to university is still worth it.  The reasons for going range from the learning about something you love and expanding your … Continue reading Community Learning Course – Leeds Beckett

Using creative approaches to evaluate health projects

by Susan Coan and Jenny Woodward Focus groups are a staple of qualitative research but sometimes it feels like you’re going through the motions with each group without really getting to the bottom of the issues they want to cover or experiences they want to share.  The groups can be easily dominated by strong characters … Continue reading Using creative approaches to evaluate health projects