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Winds of change:
towards new ways of improving public health in Europe

Ljubljana, Slovenia
28 November - 1 December 2018


Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK


Public Health Science 2014: a national conference dedicated to new research in UK 


Organised by

The Lancet, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, UK Health Forum, and EUPHA


Online registration closes 18 November. but onsite registration in Glasgow is possible. Payment in Glasgow can be made by cash (in EUR and GBP) and by PayPal.



Full fee EUR 130 / GBP 105

Trainee EUR 95 / GBP 77

Student EUR 60 / GBP 48

Fees includes buffet lunch and refreshments in the morning and afternoon.



08:30   Registration

09:00   Welcome and introduction to the day

         Richard Horton, The Lancet

Rob Aldridge, University College London

09:15   Creativity and innovation in public health science

         Chairs: Anne Johnson, University College London and Kelly MacKenzie, Derbyshire County Council

Does a complex intervention by primary care nurses increase walking in 60-75 year olds? Outcomes at three and twelve months in the PACE-Lift (Pedometer Accelerometer Consultation Evaluation – Lift) cluster randomised controlled trial - Tess Harris

Financial incentives for smoking cessation during pregnancy: A randomised controlled trial - David Tappin

Are financial incentives for breastfeeding feasible in the UK? A mixed methods field study - Clare Relton

Multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating implementation of a fire-prevention injury prevention briefing in children’s centres. - Toity Deave

Towards enhanced community genetic literacy among a minority ethnic community: a participatory action research project - Sarah Salway 

10:30   Refreshments and meet the funders walk

11:00   New methodological approaches to public health science

Chairs: Klim McPherson, UK Health Forum and Bethan Davies, Imperial College

Using seemingly unrelated equations to assess changes in dietary behaviours during the UK’s economic crisis - Michele Cecchini

Successful ageing, education and functional trajectories in later life: A longitudinal latent variable modelling analysis - Theodore David Cosco

Active monitoring of potential adverse immunisation events using hospitalisation data and linked analysis in Scotland - Claire Cameron

Explaining ethnic inequalities in health in Scotland: a pilot study linking primary care to census data to account for ethnic variations in cardiovascular disease - Anne Douglas

What do people fear about cancer? A systematic review and meta-synthesis - Charlotte Vrinten

12:30   Lunch and chaired poster viewing

14:00   Keynote speeches:

Chair: Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 

Obesity - passing the buck - Annie Anderson, University of Dundee

Inequalities in health in Scotland: the public health challenge - Alastair Leyland, University of Glasgow

15:00   Refreshments and poster viewing

15:30   Implementing public health science in policy and practice

Chairs: Simon Capewell, University of Liverpool and Vittal Katikireddi, University of Glasgow

Reflections and best practice recommendations for interdisciplinary working: a case study on identifying the determinants of addiction from the Addiction and Lifestyles In Contemporary Europe – Reframing Addictions Project (ALICE RAP). - Lucy Gell

Investigating healthcare rationing in practice: a qualitative study - Amanda Owen-Smith

Primary care competition and the effect of new providers on quality of care in England - Felix Greaves

Attitudes towards lung cancer screening within socioeconomically deprived and heavy smoking communities: a qualitative study - Samantha Quaife

Interpretation and use of official drinking guidelines by adult men and women in England and Scotland: a qualitative study - Melanie Lovatt

17:00   Closing remarks

Richard Horton, The Lancet


Registration fee

The fee is €130 (full fee registration), €95 (trainee registration), €60 (student registration), which includes buffet lunch and refreshments in the morning and afternoon.