CHAD Research Seminar Wednesday June 5th

The latest CHAD Research Seminar will take place on Wednesday June 5th. Please note the change of venue, the seminar will now take place in Ashley Building, LT010. The presenters are: Dr Yanping Niu: The meaning and experiences of spirituality and spiritual care among people from Chinese backgrounds in England: A grounded theory investigation. Stephanie…

A Report on the Impact of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Exploring the impact of the migration from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) on claimants with mental health problems, Richard Machin, Fiona McCormack and Chris Gidlow. This report summarises the findings of a research project conducted by Staffordshire University and Disability Solutions West Midlands. The research explored the impact of the transition…

CHAD Research Seminar Wednesday May 1st

On Wednesday May 1st we were delighted to welcome over 50 delegates to the third research seminar in our 2019 series of CHAD seminars, which focused on self-harm in young people. Self-harm is a common issue in young people. Lifetime prevalence rates of self-harm in the UK has been estimated at around 18%, but data…

2nd Annual Health and Inequalities Conference

2nd Annual Health and Inequalities Conference ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH INEQUALITIES IN A TIME OF AUSTERITY Wednesday 26th June 2019 The Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) at Staffordshire University is collaborating with the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) on this year’s CHAD Annual Health and Inequalities Conference in Stoke. There is overwhelming evidence that deprivation is associated…

CHAD Research Seminar Wednesday February 13th

After a gap while CHAD reorganised, the first CHAD Seminar took place on Wednesday 13th February, with two of our doctoral students showcasing their research. The seminar was well attended by staff, students and members of local authorities. The two of doctoral students presenting were: Trish Darby: Natural Environments and Health Adam Boughey: Attitudes to…

CHAD the Story So Far

Two years have passed since the official launch of the Centre of Health and Development and CHAD is changing. In August of this year CHAD was adopted and supported as a mainstream Staffordshire University research centre, whilst continuing to maintain and develop links with external partners to operate as a collaborative research centre. In the past…

Having a Voice – the Challenges of Homelessness

We are delighted that we have a journal article published in the Journal of Integrated Care, based on the City centre rough sleeping and street activity in Stoke-on-Trent research. The title of the paper is ‘Having a voice: a collaborative research project exploring the challenges and assets of people experiencing homelessness’. Sitting within our ‘health…

BIG Community Conversation Celebration 2018

The BIG Community Conversation Celebration 2018

The BIG Community Conversation 2018 took place on Wednesday 9th May, 2018 and was once again developed in partnership with Staffordshire University’s Creative Communities Unit and the 1,000 Lives Community Network.  It was supported by a steering group of university, local government, community and voluntary sector members who help determine the shape of the event…

CHAD Annual Report 2017-2018

CHAD Annual Report 2017-18

The CHAD Annual Report 2017-18 reflects the accomplishments of CHADs small but dedicated team in delivering ‘high quality research to reduce health and social inequalities’. Funded initially until July 2018 by our partners in Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire University, CHAD has been successful in its bid to become sustainable and will…