Date for diary – 21st April 13.00-3.30. Health Promotion Open Seminar

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Westlain House room 217, Falmer campus

‘Health Promotion – still relevant or so last century?’

30 years on from the Ottawa Health Promotion Charter – What is the Same and What is Different?

Suzanne Jackson. Visiting Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Toronto. Co-Director, WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Promotion. Editor-in-Chief, Global Health Promotion

The 9th Global Health Promotion Conference since the signing of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion in 1986, was held in Shanghai in November 2016, sponsored by WHO. Suzanne Jackson will outline the significant outcomes of that meeting and the work done in Canada in October 2016 that contributed a different perspective on the future of health promotion. Both meetings connected health promotion to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

Health Promotion, Health Improvement, Behavioural Health Sciences or Public Health?  Blurred boundaries and responsibilities, or an emerging inter-professionalism. Why we retained ‘Health Promotion’ in our revised MSc Health Promotion and an update on the course.  Carol Williams, Course Leader.

What we are doing in Health Promotion Research. Round up of recent and current research projects. Nigel Sherriff, Professor Jorg Huber, Laetitia Zeeman, Alex Sawyer, Carol Williams.

After the session there will be a chance to chat with the speakers and discuss opportunities for study, partnership projects, placements and research


Reminder – to register for BSUFN food symposium

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The symposium is free to attend. You can register to attend Contemporary Food Issues symposium by completing the registration form on Eventbrite.

 Spaces to attend the symposium are filing up quickly so if you would like to attend we encourage you to register now to avoid disappointment.

 *Please note, if you register to attend the symposium and you have any dietary requirements, you must e-mail your dietary requirements to the symposium organisers at no later than the 9th of June 2016. After this date we cannot guarantee to be able to cater for any specific dietary needs, although vegetarian and vegan diets will be catered for.*

 Contemporary Food Issues Symposium is generously supported by the Doctoral School’s Researcher-Led Initiative (RLI) Fund. The Symposium 2016 is also kindly supported by: SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit) and the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, and COSTALS (Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies), University of Brighton.

 We hope to see you at the symposium.

Best wishes,

Carol and Rachael, on behalf of the BSUFN steering group

 Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network

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Parklife Colour Run

The Colour 5km Run is Back!

Is back for another year and it’s bigger and better than ever! Students and staff from the university are invited to take part.Ever fancied donning some nice pristine white clothes before getting absolutely covered in ridiculous amounts of multi-coloured powder?
We thought so!
After months of meticulous planning, we are proud to finally announce details of the Parklife Colour Run which will take place at 5pm on Wednesday 27th April at the Falmer Campus. Last year’s event sold out so make sure you sign up quickly to avoid disappointment.
Participants can walk, jog, run, and dance around the 5k course, starting dressed in white before being drenched in glorious powder as they cruise through each colour station.
Kirsty McCoubrey, Participation Officer, in the university’s Sport and Recreation department, is delighted with the scope of the event. She said: “This is a great opportunity to get together with friends and colleagues and have some fun. Last year’s event was great and it is definitely one not to be missed!”
Entry will cost £10which will include an exclusive Parklife Colour Run t-shirt and sunglasses, as well your very own pouch of coloured powder.

Want to get involved but don’t fancy doing the distance?

We are currently recruiting a team of volunteers to help on the day, from colour throwers to course marshals we need you! Interested, then please contact Kirsty Mccoubrey via email.

For more information and to book your place, click here or keep tabs on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram

Reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people

Reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people

The university is sharing in €500,000 funding to explore the reduction of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersex (LGBTI) health inequalities in Europe.

Led by Dr Nigel Sherriff in the UK with Dr Laetitia Zeaman, Alex Pollard, and Professor Kath Browne, the project is the result of a successful tender to the European Commission (DG Sante) with partners from Italy (Verona University Hospital – lead partner), Poland (National Institute for Public Health), and Belgium (EuroHealthNet and ILGA-Europe).

The project aims to gain a better understanding of the specific health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people, focusing in particular on overlapping inequalities stemming from discrimination (also unintentional) and unfair treatment on other grounds (e.g. age, disability, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity). Moreover, the project aims to gain a better understanding of the barriers faced by health professionals when providing care to these groups (including health promotion and mental health services).

More details will be made available in due course. In the meantime, feel free to contact n.s.sherriff[at] for further details.