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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Women’s experiences of Covid-19 restrictions during pregnancy and postpartum: “the isolation, [that] was the hardest”
Women’s experiences of Covid-19 restrictions during pregnancy and postpartum: “the isolation, [that] was the hardest” Written by Victoria Riley The death toll resulting from the coronavirus (COVID) pandemic has now exceeded 4 million people worldwide (4,002,209; 09/07/2021; www.covid19.who.int/). Restrictions imposed on everyone have been incredibly challenging with considerable changes to life as we once knew.…Details
Call for research participants: How did you experience being assessed for risk of suicide by your GP?
Every year around 800 000 people die by suicide and about 16 million attempt to end their lives. Almost 90% of people who die by suicide are in contact with their GP in the year before their death providing opportunities for suicide prevention. So, if so many people are going to their GP seeking support…Details