Monthly Archives: September 2016

Surveying the Nation’s Health

Published on: Author: Linsay Gray

by Dr Linsay Gray, Senior Investigator Scientist for Measurement and analysis of socioeconomic inequalities in health, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and Diarmid Campbell-Jack, Research Director (Health), ScotCen Social Research When you hear statements like “one in five people smoke”, or “one in six people are teetotal” you may be tempted to ask… Continue reading

Launching a tool to help non-scientists with Understanding Health Research: one month on

Published on: Author: Chris Patterson

Chris Patterson & Dr Amy Nimegeer Going live A month ago, we launched Understanding Health Research, an online resource designed to help guide non-scientists through the process of understanding and appraising a piece of published health research. The launch gave us an opportunity to discuss the importance of empowering people to engage with health science.… Continue reading

Why we need parenting support work in our Young Offender Institutions

Published on: Author: Katie Buston

I have been inspired by a wonderful evening at a recent parliamentary reception I was invited to take part in celebrating the Year of the Dad at the Scottish Parliament. The event, sponsored by MSP Gordon MacDonald, launched a DVD of the young dads currently in Polmont Young Offenders Institution, dressed as characters from the… Continue reading