CHAD Seminar – Thinking Active

CHAD’s October seminar was held at the Kingston Centre in Stafford. At this seminar, Dr Rachel Massie, Research Officer at CHAD, shared the findings from the Thinking Active pilot project completed earlier this year. The presentation gave an insight into the programme and the feedback received from the care-givers and service providers involved. Thinking Active…

CHAD Snippets!

It’s almost time for the CHAD bulletin, and in the meantime here are a few CHAD snippets of information to keep you updated. We can’t keep a lid on it……..All of us in CHAD are so happy to have won the award for ‘high impact research’ at the recent Staffordshire Celebrating Staff Success ceremony. Thank…

CHAD Continuing Professional Development Events

CHAD is running FREE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Events for early career researchers and those interested in developing research in the area of health and social inequalities. The Purpose To Strengthen research links between Local Government and the University to investigate and address health and social inequalities To build local capacity, skills and knowledge around…

Evaluation of the North Staffordshire Cancer Lifestyle Project

The CHAD seminar held on Wednesday 20th September 2017 focused on the independent evaluation of The Beth Johnson Foundation’s Cancer Lifestyle Project in North Staffordshire. The seminar was well attended by representatives from the Council, Clinical Commissioning Group and charity organisations, in addition to University staff. Alice Sharp, Project Coordinator at Beth Johnson Foundation (BJF) and…

CHAD Annual report 2016-17

CHAD Annual Report 2016-17

CHAD Annual Report 2016-17 is a review and celebration of the work of CHAD for the period 2016 – 2017, which is the first year in which CHAD has been fully operational. We are very pleased to share the progress made in this first year of business. The Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) is…

The BIG Community Conversation a BIG Success

Celebrating Making a Difference in Our Communities, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire The Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) joined with 1,000 Lives and other partners to host a special event entitled ‘The BIG Community Conversation’. Billed as ‘a day of sharing stories and a celebration of making a difference in our communities’, the event took place…

Rachel Massie

CHAD Learning, Sharing and Networking at Conferences

CHAD recently attended two excellent conferences,  the Staffordshire University Research Conference and the Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference, both offered great opportunities for learning, sharing and networking. On 23rd May 2017, Staffordshire University held their Staff Research Conference. This year’s theme was ‘Inspiring Research: Encouraging and Nurturing our Research Culture’. Opened by Liz Barnes…

Alison Briggs

CHAD Seminar Food Poverty and Childhood Obesity

This CHAD seminar on Food Poverty and Childhood Obesity, took place in the beautiful Oak Room at the County Buildings, Stafford on Wednesday July 5th from 12.30 to 2pm. Twenty people including staff from the University, local authorities and voluntary organisations attended the lunchtime seminar. Alison Briggs, a researcher at Staffordshire University, presented first and…

CHAD Seminar Resourceful Ageing: Creativity and Community in Later Life

This CHAD seminar on ‘Resourceful Ageing: creativity and community in later life’, took place on Thursday the 15th June, 2017 at Staffordshire University, Leek Road Campus, Stoke on Trent. A cross section of delegates including academics, voluntary organisations and local authorities attended the seminar which began with Peter Kevern, Associate Professor for Values in Care, School…