Thursday 23 November 2017

'Health and Social care from the front bench, back bench and research bench’

Time: 18:00
Location: Coutts Lecture Theatre, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ
Speaker: Mark Drakeford

Event overview: Mark Drakeford has worked as a frontline public sector worker, academic and politician. He is a current cabinet member for the National Assembly for Wales and past Professor of Social Policy and Applied Sciences at Cardiff University. He will speak about his personal experience of moving between research and politics, researching policy and making policy.

Monday 4 December 2017

'Use of technology and crowdsourced data to address Gender Based Violence in public space'

Time: 16.30 - 18.30
Location: Room 2D2 in the Priory Rd Complex, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1TZ

Speaker: Elsa D'Silva

Event overview: The problem of sexual violence and women's safety in public places is an issue of international concern, and has been a policy concern in India, particularly since 2015. There have been several initiatives to combat this, and the Centre for Gender and Violence Research invites you to a seminar on ' The Use of technology and crowdsourced data to address GBV in public spaces', presented by Elsa D'Silva, founder member of Safecity, India (

ElsaMarie D'Silva is an experienced aviation professional who is interested in bringing about social change to improve the lives of women, youth and senior citizens through awareness, interaction and education. is the first of her social projects.
Drinks will be served in the Common Room of 8 Priory Road, Bristol, BS8 1TZ at 16:30 prior to the Seminar which will begin at 17:00.

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Thursday 8 February 2018

'Gender-sensitised weight management programmes for men: Are they needed and do they work?’ (Jerry Morris memorial lecture)

Time: 17.30 - 19.00
Location: Room 2D3, Priory Road Complex, University of Bristol, 8 Priory Road, Bristol, BS8 1TZ
Speaker: Professor Kate Hunt

Event overview: Kate is Professor of Gender and Health at Glasgow University and Associate Director of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.  She has lead SPHSU’s research programme on Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and Organisations from 2014-8 (with a particular interest in professional sports and prison settings) and  until 2014 lead SPHSU’s Gender and Health programme, reflecting a longstanding interest in how social constructions of gender impact on men’s and women’s risk and experiences of ill-health, and on health behaviours and help-seeking behaviours. In February 2018, Kate is moving to University of Stirling to take up a new Chair in Behavioural Sciences and Health.

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Thursday 15 March 2018

'Global migration: How much do we really know?’

Time: 14.00 - 15.30
Location: Room 10G4/5, School for Policy Studies, 10 Woodland Road, Bristol
Speaker: Frank Lazcko

Event overview: Frank Laczko is the Director of International Organisation for Migration's recently established Global Migration Data Analysis Centre. He was previously based in Geneva, where he led IOM’s Migration Research Division. He is the co-chair of the Data and Research Group of the Global Migration Group, editor of IOM/Springer Global Migration Issues book series and co-editor of Migration Policy Practice, a journal for migration policymakers and practitioners.

Among the many publications he has led are the World Migration Report 2013, which focused on migrant well-being and development, Fatal Journeys – Tracking Lives Lost During Migration, a report about migrant fatalities globally, and How the World Views Migration, a report about public opinion towards migration around the world; ‘Europe’s Migration ‘Crisis’ – Making sense of the numbers,’ a paper on the challenges around data and information about asylum seekers in Europe to be published in Forced Migration Review.
All UoB staff and students welcome

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Friday 16 March 2018

'A life like no other - a life beyond words'

Time: 19:00 (doors from 18:30)
Location: TBC
Speaker: Baroness Sheila Hollins

Event overview: Baroness Sheila Hollins will talk about support to live an ordinary life, the fundamental cultural change that we need in society to give people with learning disabilities the best life chances, the problems of living in service land, the challenges of doing research, policy initiatives and the proposed new learning disabilities bill.

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