Professor Michael WarrenCHSS is sad to learn of the death of Professor Michael Warren MD, FRCP who died in Coventry on 25 January at the age of 91. Professor Warren came to the University of Kent in 1971 as Professor of Community Medicine and as the first Director of the Health Services Research Unit (which evolved into CHSS in 1989). He took the risk of leaving a safe career path at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to join a social sciences faculty at the then fledgling University of...
Neuroscience and family policyCHSS Research Fellow, Jan Macvarish, has co-authored an article asking, ‘What becomes of the parent?’ when family policy describes the parent-child relationship in terms of ‘brain science’. While ‘early intervention’ seems to place parents at the centre of the policy stage, Macvarish and her colleagues warn that the presumption that parents must be trained to nurture their baby’s brain development actually undermines parental expertise and instinct. N...
Pre-Election Health Policy Debate, Monday 20th April 2015CHSS will be hosting a pre-election health policy debate prior to May 2015’s General Election. All of the main local parties have been invited to send a Kent Parliamentary candidate to sit on a panel to answer questions from the public and to inform the audience what their policy plans could mean for the future of our health and social care. The following Parliamentary candidates have confirmed their attendance: Julian Brazier: Conservative Party Rober...
Stop water fluoridationNew research led by a public health expert at the University of Kent suggests water fluoridation in England is linked to higher rates of underactive thyroid. Professor Stephen Peckham, of the University's Centre for Health Service Studies, says a switch to other approaches to protecting tooth health should be considered. In research published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, Professor Peckham and the research team identified that water fluoridation above a certain l...
Health Psychology event reviewThe Kent, Surrey and Sussex Health Psychology Network 2013 and 2014 conferences. An event review co-authored by Julie Hedayioglu, Sarah Hotham and Kate Hamilton-West of CHSS. A new publication from the The Health Psychology research group highlights the impact of the first two KSS Health Psychology Network Conferences, held in 2013 and 2014. The group are committee members of the Network which operates across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. The principal aims of the network are to raise awarene...
Growing better brains?CHSS Research Fellow Dr Jan Macvarish is co-author of a new article ‘Growing better brains? Pregnancy and neuroscience discourses in English social and welfare policies’ published in Health, Risk and Society, discussing the findings of a study into the influence of ‘neuroscience’ in English family policy. The article highlights the potentially unhelpful consequences of policy-making based on weak scientific evidence that the foetal brain is ‘at risk’ from m...
Postgraduate Open EventPostgraduate Open Event, CHSS, University of Kent Tuesday 17 March 2015, 18.30 20.30 Gulbenkian CGUS CHSS, University of Kent at Canterbury is holding a postgraduate open event aimed at health care professionals, researchers in health research and social scientists who are interested in the Centre's new MSc in Applied Health Research. This two hour event will involve presentations from the academic staff providing a brief overview of the course, the chance to speak to the Centre's ...
CHSS will be hosting a health policy debate prior to the 2015 General Election in May.
All the main local parties have been invited to send a Kent Parliamentary candidate to sit on a panel to take public questions and inform the audience what their policy plans could mean for the future of our health and social care.
7pm Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury Campus
Free and open to all - no booking necessary.
CHSS MSc in Applied Health Research Postgraduate Open Event. Only 8 places left! 17/03/15 18.30 Free food! http://t.co/VQBCbxOWWf
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