The Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Home Is Where the Health Is, by Professor Chris Gidlow, Professor of Applied Health Research, took place at 6pm on Tuesday September 10th in the Science Centre Lecture Theatre, Staffordshire University, Leek Road, University Quarter, Stoke-on-Trent.
Christopher Gidlow presented to a full room for his inaugural Professorial lecture, Home is where the health is on 10th September, 2019.
Over 100 people, including family, friends, colleagues and other interested academics and professionals attended heard Chris reflect on his research experience to consider the role of different approaches to chronic disease prevention through lifestyle, and the need to focus efforts upstream, to create health-promoting living environments.
Using applied and often local examples of individual-orientated health and lifestyle support initiative, then drawing on his local and international green space and health research, helped to demonstrate the roles that different types of programme within an overall system, but that to have an impact on those most in need, we need to look to the social determinants of health.
Watch this space for news of upcoming CHAD events for the remainder of 2019!
CHAD research has four thematic areas
- Healthy communities and place The Healthy Communities and Place theme focuses on the physical and social characteristics of communities and the extent to which they enable and promote health and well-being. There is a social gradient in relation to the level of ‘healthy’ community characteristics of communities, for example, access to good quality, useable green-space, access to affordable nutritious food, and good quality housing options, as well as differences in levels of social capital.
- Healthy living The Healthy Living theme focuses on the prevention of ill health and promotion of positive health and wellbeing.
- Health inclusion The Health Inclusion theme focuses on the health and wellbeing of people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent who may experience complex and multiple needs and/or who may have difficulty accessing universal services. This could include, but is not limited to, people who experience substance misuse, homelessness, mental distress, migrants, and/or offenders.
- Healthy start The Healthy Start theme focuses on maternal and child health. This includes the health and wellbeing of women who are pregnant and/or have young children, the children themselves, and their significant others.