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…

CHAD Present at Health Disparities Symposium in Alabama

The Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) was delighted to be invited to speak at the 13th Health Disparities Symposium at the Minority Health Research Centre (MHRC), University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The focus was on the ‘Social Determinants of Health from a Global Perspective’. Building on Staffordshire University and Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s long…

Welfare Reform Summit

Welfare Reform Summit

Staffordshire University is hosting a Social Policy Association funded Welfare Reform Summit on Friday 20 April 2018 in partnership with Child Poverty Action Group and the Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) Welfare Reform Summit: exploring & recording the real impact of welfare reform This free event is aimed at academics, welfare rights practitioners/managers and claimants and will be in two…

The BIG Community Conversation 2018

The BIG Community Conversation 2018

We are happy to invite you to the Big Community Conversation 2018.  This event will build on our very successful BCC 2017, and will provide even more opportunities to hear and share people’s stories about ‘what matters’ to people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, what they do about it, and how research can help. Listen to CHAD Centre…

CHAD Health and Social Inequalities Symposium

The CHAD Health and Social Inequalities Symposium and Guest Lecture took place at Staffordshire University Leek Road Campus on Thursday 9th November 2017. It was a resounding success, with over 150 delegates attending the Symposium and more than 60 people attending the Duncan Selbie Lecture. The purpose of the symposium was to showcase translational research on…