Well done to Kostas Spyropoulos, a PhD student within CHAD, who was invited to speak at a lunchtime research seminar at Staffordshire University on Wednesday 18/1/2017. This series of research seminars has been organized by Chris Gidlow (Academic Director of CHAD and Associate Professor at Staffordshire University) providing PhD students the opportunity to present their doctoral research and debate theoretical and methodological issues with colleagues of similar or different disciplines.
Kostas outlined the aims and the objectives of his PhD research on multi-morbidity and focused on issues that align with CHAD’s goals of health inequalities and health promotion, stressing the importance of his research outcomes for the local population. Specifically, he mentioned that multi-morbidity, apart from being a health issue in its own right, is also a highly unequal socially distributed phenomenon where health inequalities are mirrored by prevalence rates. Thus, the development of strategic health policy, especially in areas with high levels of deprivation such as Stoke-on-Trent, is very important. This will be achieved by unpacking any epidemiologic evidence that will inform targeted and rigorous theoretical interventions and eventually the development of high standard holistic services to meet the special needs of local multi-morbid patients.
The presentation was fascinating and very well received by all those present.
For more information, please contact Kostas on Konstantinos.firstname.lastname@example.org