Webinar Series: COVID-19 – Will new public health and care systems improve pandemic preparedness?

On 30th November, Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) and Faculty of Public Health (FPH hosted the second in a series of webinars relating to COVID-19, health impacts and inequalities: COVID-19 – Will new public health and care systems improve pandemic preparedness? Delegates were treated to a wide-ranging, insightful and provocative discussion from two of…

CHAD and Expert Citizens: Levelling up a partnership

Written by Sophia Fedorowicz, Fiona McCormack, and Rachele Hine Here, as members of the Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) and Expert Citizens, we discuss our recent experience of coming together (virtually at least!), for a training course. The training was on ‘Get Talking’ which is a community consultation approach designed to introduce and promote…

Covid-19, Education and Inequality

This is the first in a series of blogs written by Sian Parry which focus on education. Sian is a PhD candidate with the Centre for Health and Development, her research is focussing on employer engagement in secondary education. The months following March 2020 have been unprecedented for all. For children, the subsequent lockdowns and…

Heart Age Test: Does it help or hinder?

Heart Age Test: Does it help or hinder? –  Written by Victoria Riley The Heart Age Test is an online test that estimates a person’s risk of a heart attack or stroke in the form of a ‘Heart Age’, which can be compared to their actual age. The test aims to increase understanding of cardiovascular…

Evaluation of the heart age test (HAT)

Evaluation of the heart age test (HAT) July 2021 Dr Victoria Riley, Sophia Fedorowicz, Professor Chris Gidlow. This report summarises the findings from an evaluation of the heart age test (HAT), conducted by the Centre for Health and Development, in collaboration with Public Health England. The HAT is an online test to indicate an individual’s…