2016 Events

DECIPHer Research Symposium, 2016

30 November 2016, Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa, Redcliff Hill, Bristol BS1 6SQ

DECIPHer staff and students gathered in Bristol to attend the annual one-day research Symposium an the Mercure Hotel in the centre of Bristol at the end of November.

Staff and PhD students gave presentations on their work over the previous year and networked with colleagues, reporting an interesting and useful experience.

UKCRC conference, 2016

14 & 15 July 2016, Julian Study Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich

The University of Cambridge's Centre for Diet & Activity hosted the annual UKCRC health Research Centers of Excellence Conference in the Julia Study Centre, Universtiy of East Anglia, Norwich.

The event was an opportunity to explore best practice, share experiences, and to learn new skills. There was an emphasis on encouraging debate, interaction and feeback across three key themes:

Research Transitions: developing your research, for example from observation to intervention, or from pilot to fully powered trail
Careers Progressions: expanding your skills; developing professional opportunities inside and outside academia
Wilder World Change: making an impact beyond the lab or office, in policy and practice and public perception

The event was attanded by PhD students, early and mid-career researchers, programme and group leaders, senior management, administrative and functional staff, funder representatives, plus policy and practice partners from each Centre.

Sessions includeed keynotes celebrating the triumphs and challenges of an academic career in progress, Centre case studies of research change and knowledge exchange, research clinics and skill development workshops, and a 'Confessions' session in which Centre Directors reflect on their careers.

You can read more about UKCRC16 on the website: www.ukcrc16.co.uk, with links to many presentation slides and poster PDFs from the conference.

South West Public Health Scientific Conference, 2016

16 March 2016, Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa, Redcliff Hill, Bristol BS1 6SQ

Staff from the Centre of Public Health, DECIPHer and the NIHR SPHR presented at Annual South West Public Health Scientific Conference in Bristol which was opened by Rona Campbell.

The planning group from the South West Public Health Scientific Conference would like to thank all those who attended the conference. The aim of the Scientific Conference is to showcase both service and university based public health research and evaluation from across the South West. Well attended by a wide range of public health academic and service professionals throughout the region, the conference played host to a good balance of plenary, parallel and poster presentations.

This year was the first year that posters were presented electronically and it didn’t come without it’s challenges! Poster pods were provided displaying a number of posters on screens, manned by a representative. Poster presenters were also welcomed to answer any questions on their poster during the extended tea, coffee and lunch breaks. The additional time factored into the programme for networking and poster viewing was welcomed by delegates.

Overall, initial feedback on the conference is very positive particularly on the new venue with its great food and close proximity to the train station.
A big thank you to all those who contributed to the conference organisation to ensure the day was such a success.

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