Understanding and Use of Public Health Research

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

Abstract

1. Understanding emerging health issues and polices
Understanding what people know and think about health issues and health policies, and what health research means to them, is important for understanding how to communicate about research and promote public health. The aim of our work is to investigate how health information is communicated and how people understand emerging public health issues and new policies.
2. Using and translation research evidence
There has been much debate in recent years about how research evidence can be made more useful to public health policymakers. We have carried out a number of projects which have explored how policymakers, both nationally and internationally, perceive and use research evidence in their decision making and how health professionals use research in their practice.

3. Media representations of health issues
The public hear about a huge range of research about health from the mass media (e.g. newspapers, radio, TV, internet). Many of these news reports come from scientific research on factors which affect health, and deal with everyday risks about smoking, diet and alcohol consumption, while some deal with new threats or theories about risks (e.g. swine flu). The aim of our work is to investigate media representations of health issues and health risks, and to disseminate findings to the public and key stakeholders.
4. Understanding participation and engagement with health research
Involving the lay public in the participation and production of scientific knowledge is of huge importance to MRC. However, we need to know more about how best to involve people in research. We are conducting several studies which will examine issues around public engagement with research to highlight the challenges and opportunities for better working.

Technical Summary

As part of the MRC’s efforts to promote dialogue with the public about health research and policy, this programme of research aims to: Rapidly investigate public health discourses on emerging health issues and health policies to promote timely dialogue and better inform health advocacy strategies Develop practical ways to make research evidence more useful and accessible to users in order to promote the translation of scientific knowledge into public benefit. Conduct research into better understanding how we can connect and share our research with the public to build trust and increase the sector's relevance to, and impact on, civil society. This programme has four themes: 1. Understanding emerging health issues and polices: How health information is communicated and how people understand emerging public health issues and new policies are crucial to getting the most value out of research discoveries. Within this theme we have investigated lay perceptions on a range of topics including: the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) childhood vaccination controversy; swine flu pandemic; vaccine-preventable diseases; and childhood and adolescent vaccination. 2. Using and translating research evidence: There has been much debate in recent years about how research evidence can be made more useful to public health policymakers and to health care practitioners. We have carried out a number of projects in this area which produce syntheses of research on the health effects of social policies, and which explore how policymakers, both nationally and internationally, perceive and use research evidence to inform decision-making. Within this theme we have explored how MRC Units approach the dissemination of their research; the issues practitioners face in communicating about research evidence in practice (CHIRPP) and we are currently developing an electronic toolkit to help people distinguish good population health science from bad. 3. Media representations of health issues and policies: Media reporting of health-related news stories and health policies can be highly influential in shaping how people understand and use health knowledge. As part of the MRC’s commitment to engage in the timely translation of scientific knowledge, we aim to respond quickly to investigate media constructions of, and communications about, public health issues and policies that become newsworthy. These findings are used to inform health advocacy strategies. Recent projects include: coverage of the ‘obesity epidemic’ from 1996 to 2010; the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic; and the introduction of the HPV vaccination programme for cervical cancer prevention in the UK (2005-2008). 4. Understanding participation and engagement with health research: Public engagement with research describes a myriad of ways in which the public can be involved in research and the benefits of research shared with the public. However, whilst public engagement is of huge strategic importance to the MRC and other Research Councils, there is currently a lack of empirical evidence on how this vision is being put into practice. In this theme we aim to further scientific understandings about public participation and engagement with research to promote better practices and support for health research. Current studies include explo

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Development of NHS Health Scotland Immunisation website
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Invited advisory member on NHS Health Scotland new MMR discussion pack
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Invited expert on Science Media Website
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Invited member of the NHS Health Protection Scotland advisory committee
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Invited member on the advisory Healthtalkonline group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Medical Research Council and Health Protection Agency - Community Adivsory Board Member
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Member of Scottish Government's Alcohol Strategy Evaluation Advisory Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Public Engagement Ambassdor for the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description steering committee member on the Strategic Tissue Repository Alliance through Unified Methods (STRATUM) project: work package- Public Engagement into human tissue donation and sharing
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description CRUK Obesity call
Amount £36,826 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2008 
End 02/2009
 
Description MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network (PHSRN)
Amount £172,407 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network (PHSRN) MMR Workshop
Amount £8,050 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC Public Health Services Research Network (PHSRN) (Communicating certainty and uncertainty - extension)
Amount £36,840 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC Public Health Services Research Network (PHSRN) (Communicating certainty and uncertainty)
Amount £70,709 (GBP)
Funding ID UD99999930 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC/PHSRN:Telling good population health science from bad population health science
Amount £172,000 (GBP)
Funding ID UD99999937 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network (PHSRN)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Children's exposure to second hand smoke 
Organisation Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
Department Action on Smoking and Health (ASH Scotland)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We led the research and provided the facilities to carry out, store and analyse the data collected.
Collaborator Contribution ASH (Scotland) and the University of Aberdeen provided their expertise to guide and advise on the progress of the project.
Impact Hilton, S., Wood, K., Bain J., Patterson C., Duffy, S., Semple S. (2014) UK newsprint coverage of children's exposure to second-hand smoke and interventions targeting smoking in vehicles carrying children (published in BMC Public Health). Patterson, C., Semple, S., Wood, K., Duffy, S., Hilton, S. A quantitative content analysis of UK newsprint coverage of children's exposure to second-hand smoke and legislation targeting smoking in vehicles carrying children (under submission to BMC Public Health). Bain J., Patterson C. (2014) UK newsprint coverage of children's exposure to second-hand smoke and interventions targeting smoking in vehicles carrying children - poster presentation at BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference. Aston University, UK.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Children's exposure to second hand smoke 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We led the research and provided the facilities to carry out, store and analyse the data collected.
Collaborator Contribution ASH (Scotland) and the University of Aberdeen provided their expertise to guide and advise on the progress of the project.
Impact Hilton, S., Wood, K., Bain J., Patterson C., Duffy, S., Semple S. (2014) UK newsprint coverage of children's exposure to second-hand smoke and interventions targeting smoking in vehicles carrying children (published in BMC Public Health). Patterson, C., Semple, S., Wood, K., Duffy, S., Hilton, S. A quantitative content analysis of UK newsprint coverage of children's exposure to second-hand smoke and legislation targeting smoking in vehicles carrying children (under submission to BMC Public Health). Bain J., Patterson C. (2014) UK newsprint coverage of children's exposure to second-hand smoke and interventions targeting smoking in vehicles carrying children - poster presentation at BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference. Aston University, UK.
Start Year 2013
 
Description The M74 Study 
Organisation Deakin University
Department School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Deakin
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The data collection, involving extensive fieldwork postal questionnaires, is being led by the survey office at the unit. Two co-investigators on the grant are staff members. We have taken the lead on the qualitative work packages within the project and are carrying out research across 3 of the 4 work packages.
Collaborator Contribution The PI for the grant is from the CEDAR. The collaborator is the sponsor and is the senior lead for the development of the project. The other collaborating institutions will provide expertise to the project and carry out data-collection on the work packages.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description The M74 Study 
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The data collection, involving extensive fieldwork postal questionnaires, is being led by the survey office at the unit. Two co-investigators on the grant are staff members. We have taken the lead on the qualitative work packages within the project and are carrying out research across 3 of the 4 work packages.
Collaborator Contribution The PI for the grant is from the CEDAR. The collaborator is the sponsor and is the senior lead for the development of the project. The other collaborating institutions will provide expertise to the project and carry out data-collection on the work packages.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description The M74 Study 
Organisation UK Clinical Research Collaboration
Department Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The data collection, involving extensive fieldwork postal questionnaires, is being led by the survey office at the unit. Two co-investigators on the grant are staff members. We have taken the lead on the qualitative work packages within the project and are carrying out research across 3 of the 4 work packages.
Collaborator Contribution The PI for the grant is from the CEDAR. The collaborator is the sponsor and is the senior lead for the development of the project. The other collaborating institutions will provide expertise to the project and carry out data-collection on the work packages.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description The M74 Study 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution The data collection, involving extensive fieldwork postal questionnaires, is being led by the survey office at the unit. Two co-investigators on the grant are staff members. We have taken the lead on the qualitative work packages within the project and are carrying out research across 3 of the 4 work packages.
Collaborator Contribution The PI for the grant is from the CEDAR. The collaborator is the sponsor and is the senior lead for the development of the project. The other collaborating institutions will provide expertise to the project and carry out data-collection on the work packages.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description The M74 Study 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The data collection, involving extensive fieldwork postal questionnaires, is being led by the survey office at the unit. Two co-investigators on the grant are staff members. We have taken the lead on the qualitative work packages within the project and are carrying out research across 3 of the 4 work packages.
Collaborator Contribution The PI for the grant is from the CEDAR. The collaborator is the sponsor and is the senior lead for the development of the project. The other collaborating institutions will provide expertise to the project and carry out data-collection on the work packages.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description The M74 Study 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The data collection, involving extensive fieldwork postal questionnaires, is being led by the survey office at the unit. Two co-investigators on the grant are staff members. We have taken the lead on the qualitative work packages within the project and are carrying out research across 3 of the 4 work packages.
Collaborator Contribution The PI for the grant is from the CEDAR. The collaborator is the sponsor and is the senior lead for the development of the project. The other collaborating institutions will provide expertise to the project and carry out data-collection on the work packages.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description Bodyworks exhibition 2013 CP 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event name: Bodyworks exhibition
Date: May 2013
Location: Glasgow Science Centre, UK
Title: Developed interactive obesity pod for exhibition
Authors: Patterson, C
Hilton, S


Raise awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Cafe scientifique 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in discussion event on the putative MMR-autism link, and presented to results of our own research on parental perceptions of the risk of the MMR vaccine.

Name put forward to take part in other cafe scientifiques
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Centenary - Invited to run activities at Glasgow Science Centre 'Meet the Expert' 2013 KW and JM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: MRC Centenary Celebrations
Event type: PUBLIC
Date: June 2013
Location: Glasgow Science Centre, Meet the Expert
Title: Health and the City, Calories in Alcohol, and Alcohol and food portions
Presenter: Karen Wood & Jessica MacDonald
There were 15 members of staff delivering the activities and they saw over 80 children and 60 adults, across 2 days in June 2013 at the Glasgow Science Centre. Most of the activities were developed to be drop-in sessions so that visitors could take part when and for as long as they wanted.

Feedback from participants that the event had been enjoyable and that people were more aware of the work of the MRC and also SPHSU. Health and the City game seen by local councillor who would like to roll the activity to schools in Glasgow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Developed and conducted content anlysis workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 30 academics attended my content analysis workshop held in Oxford March 2012

Shared knowledge and building research capacity to enable researchers to conduct rigourous research and analysis into media messgaes. Asked to re-run workshop in 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description Disseminated research findings to Immunisation policy makers Health Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Part of working groups to develop immunisation website

Information on immunisation website updated based on our research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Disseminating findings to community health professionals about information sources for finding out about new research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Dissemination of findings about where health professionals find out about new research findings.

Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Annual Conference

20th-22nd November 2008, Harrogate Conference Centre, Harrogate

Hilton S, Hunt K, Petticrew M. 'Using research evidence in practice'


Led to identification of a need for a tool to help practitioners communicate about research evidence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Edinburgh Fringe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011 SH
Event type: PUBLIC
Date: 2011
Edinburgh
Presenter: Shona Hilton

40 members of the public attended public debate on the influence of the media

Shared research findings with public audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Edinburgh International Science Festival 2013 LH 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Event name: Edinburgh International Science Festival
Date: April 2013
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Title: Health and the City game and other activities as part of the MRC Mini-Scientists Lab
Authors: Hogg, L
Wood, K
Fergie, G
Macdonald, J


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Edinburgh Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Edinburgh International Science Festival 2011 SH
Event type: PUBLIC
Date: August 2011
Location: Edinburgh
Presenter: Shona Hilton

120 members of the public attended a public talk on the influence of the media

Asked to give same talk as part of Edinburgh Fringe 2011 on public health and health behaviours
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Glasgow Schools Vaccination Debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in session for schoolchildren on vaccines, gave a talk and participated in question and answer session (October 2008). This involved approx 100 pupils, and seven schools.

Asked to help develop science exhibition on 'science in the dock' at Glasgow Science Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre 2013 LH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Event name: Glasgow Science Centre
Date: January 2013
Location: Glasgow, UK
Title: 'Meet the Expert event' with Health and the City game, 30 members of the public (children) [invited presentation]
Authors: Hogg, L
Wood, K


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre exhibition - Science in the Dock 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Helped develop interactive science display about assesing public health risks

Enabled the public to engage in playing an interative game and with our research into science and risk decision making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival, 'Meet the scientist' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Glasgow Science Festival, Meet the Scientist
Event type: PUBLIC
Date: April 2012
Location: Glasgow
Public health issues
Presenters: Chris Patterson and Shona Hilton
Up to 20 people attended two informal meet the scientist sessions

Shared our research with interested members of the public. Also asked to take part in Glasgow Science Festival 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival, 'Health and the City' 2012 GF and KW 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Glasgow Science Festival, Science Shuffle
Event type: PUBLIC
Date: April 2012
Location: Glasgow
Health and the City
Presenters: Gillian Fergie & Karen Wood

Up to 100 members of the public with their children attended the Great Govan Science Shuffle as part of the Glasgow Science Festival, 'Health and the City'

Chidren were given hands-on opportunity to play a game called 'Health and the City'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival, Science Sunday 2014 AN 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Glasgow Science Festival, Science Sunday
Event type: PUBLIC
Date: June 2014
Location: Glasgow
Title: Health and the City
Presenter: Amy Nimegeer

The Health and the City game was played part of the Science Sunday event run by the Glasgow Science Festival. Well over 100 children played with the game.

Raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Glasgow Social Media Analysis, Methods and Ethics Conference 2014 FT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event: Glasgow Social Media Analysis, Methods and Ethics Conference
Event type: Academic conference
Date: April 2014
Location: Glasgow
Title: Challenging Conventions: Towards a discipline-grounded reflexivity in new media research
Presenter: Filippo Trevisan

25 April 2014
"Challenging Conventions: Towards a discipline-grounded reflexivity in new media research"
Filippo Trevisan
Ca. 100 attendees


Networked with others interested in new media research innovation at Glasgow University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Graduate Qualitative Methods Teaching 2014 FT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Event: Graduate Qualitative Methods Teaching Lecture, Glasgow University
Event type: Teaching - guest lecture
Date: November 2014
Location: Glasgow University, Glasgow
Title: Online Research Methods and Ethics
Presenter: Filippo Trevisan

Qualitative Research Methods Course (Glasgow Social Sciences Graduate School)
4 November 2014
Glasgow
"Online Research Methods and Ethics"
Filippo Trevisan


Not yet known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Health Protection Scotland Immunisation Update Day 2012 SH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event: Health Protection Scotland, Immunisation Update Day
Event type: POLICY
Date: September 2012
Title: Teenagers' understandings of and attitudes towards vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases: a qualitative study
Presenter: Shona Hilton

Presented findings to around 100 policy makers and practitioners at the Health Protection Scotland, Immunisation Update Day, 19th September 2012.

Hilton S. Teenagers' understandings of and attitudes towards vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases: a qualitative study

Presented findings to inform policy development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Health professionals conference presentation. Harrogate 2010 SH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Annual Conference
Event: Practitioners conference
Date: 20th-22nd October 2010, Harrogate Conference Centre, Harrogate
Title: Teenage girls' perceptions of the HPV vaccine and awareness of cervical cancer awareness: a focus group study
Presenter: Shona Hilton

30 plus health professionals attended presentation on the paper Hilton S, Smith E, Bedford H, Hunt K. 'Teenage girls' perceptions of the HPV vaccine and awareness of cervical cancer awareness: a focus group study' at Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Annual Conference


Shared scientific findings with practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Interview with BBC radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave interview with BBC radio Scotland to explain normal funding procedures for public health research

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Invited Keynote Speaker - Evidence in the development of health policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Keynote Speaker a International Epidemiological Association, 10th World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, August 2011.

Macintyre, Sally. 'Evidence in the development of health policy'

Shared knowledge with international academic audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Invited Plenary Speaker - Key messages about health-related behaviour change for policymakers 2010 SM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: RCPE/FPH Joint Symposium
Event type: POLICY
Date: March 2009
Edinburgh
Title: Key messages about health-related behaviour change for policymakers
Presenter: Sally Macintyre

Invited Plenary Speaker at RCPE/FPH Joint Symposium, Health Behaviour Change: do we know what works and is this being implemented in Scotland?, Edinburgh, March 2009.


Shared research and key messages with policy makers, practitioners and academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Invited Speaker - 'Meet the Expert' Glasgow Science Centre 2013 KW and LH 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Glasgow Science Centre's Meet the Expert
Event type: PUBLIC
Date: January 2013
Location: Glasgow Science Centre, Glaasgow
Title: Health and the City
Presenters: Karen Wood & Lindsay Hogg

Invited speaker at 'Meet the Expert event' with Health and the City game at Glasgow Science Centre, January 2013, attended by around 30 children and their parents.

Feedback from children and parents used in the development of the Health and the City Game
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited Speaker - Napier University Postgraduate Seminar Series 2013 LH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Event: Napier University's Postgraduate seminar series
Event type: POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
Date: February 2013
Location Napier University, Edinburgh
Title: Standing Up for Science
Presenter: Lindsay Hogg

Invited seminar speaker at Public engagement with science, Napier University Postgraduate seminar series, February 2013, attended by around 30 postgraduate students

Built capacity in postgraduate students to engage the public with science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited facilitator - Sense About Science Workshop 2011 and 2012 LH 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Event: Sense About Science, Standing Up for Science, Voice of Young Science workshop
Event type: POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
Date: November 2011 & 2012
Location: Glasgow University, Glasgow
Presenter: Lindsay Hogg

Invited facilitator at Sense About Science's Standing Up for Science workshop for early career researchers Glasgow University, November 2011, November 2012. Attended by around 45 researchers.

Built capacity of early career researchers to engage the public with science and to stand up for misrepresented science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012
 
Description Invited speaker - Glasgow Crucible event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited speaker 'Engaging the public with science', at Glasgow Crucible event for Glasgow University MVLS, May 2013, attended by around 30 academics.

Built capacity in academics to better engage the public with their research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited speaker - Oxbridge Roundtable workshop 2013 LH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 25 early career researchers attended a talk as part of Oxbridge Roundtable workshop on 'How to communicate science effectively', Glasgow, May 2013

Helped build capacity in early career researchers to better communicate their research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited speaker - Young Academy of Scotland event 2013 LH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: RSE, Young Academy of Scotland event
Event type: Professionals
Date: April 2013
Location: Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Title: Communicating with the media
Presenter: Lindsay Hogg

Invited speaker: 'Communicating with the media' for around 60 young academy members' scientists from universities, research councils and industry, RSE, Young Academy of Scotland event, April 2013

Young researchers who attended the talk have been inspired to create website called 'Research the Headlines' which aims to address the way research is discussed in the media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk at Glasgow Centre for Population Health on Health and the City 2013 GF & KW 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation of the Health and the City Game to 15 researchers at the Glasgow Centre for Population Health in August 2013

The game will be used at the annual GoWell event, made links with other researchers interested in the game.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Live BBC radio debate on MMR and autism 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in live BBC radio debate on MMR and autism

Approached by other print journalists for comments on MMR vaccination
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description MMR Workshop Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Authored a report on new research findings on MMR research

Led to being asked to take part in Science Media Centre debate about scientists and the media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description MMR workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organised a workshop on MMR attended by key people from the immunisation section at the Department of Health (and by scientists and journal editors).

Built good links with other researchers in the field, and with the Department of Health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description MRC Centenary 2013 JM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event name: MRC Centenary
Date: June 2013
Location: Glasgow Science Centre, UK
Title: Centenary: 'Meet the Expert' - 150 members of the public engaging with a variety of interactives including the 'Health and the City' game [invited presentation]
Authors: Macdonald, J
Hogg, L
Wood, K
Fergie, G


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MRC Centenary Celebrations Pub Talk 2013 SH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: MRC Centenary Celebrations Pub Talk
Event type: PUBLIC
Date: June 2013
Location, Curler's Rest, Glasgow
Title: Public Health
Presenter: Shona Hilton

Delivered pub talk organised as part of MRC Centenary celebrations to audience of around 25 members of the public, 20th June 2013.

Recieved feedback that the talk had been interesting and that attendees had learnt more about the work of the unit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MRC Centenary: billboard exhibition on the clyde walkway 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Image exhibition with Glasgow Science Centre
Event type: PUBLIC
Date: 2013
Location: Clyde Walkway, Glasgow
Title: Images of Public Health

Creation of billboard exhibition of 'Images of Public Health' along the Clyde Walkway in August 2013

Presented the work of the unit to the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MRC Mini-Scientists Lab - Edinburgh International Science Festival 2013 KW, GF and LH 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Edinburgh International Science Festival, MRC Mini-Scientists Lab
Event type: PUBLIC
Date: April 2013
Location Edinburgh
Title: Health and the City
Presenters, Karen Wood, Gillian Fergie and Lindsay Hogg
Developed 'Health and the City' game and delivered this and other activities to children attending the Edinburgh International Science Festival in April 2013, over 1000 attended the MRC Mini-Scientists Lab

Feedback from particpants that the event was enjoyable and that they had learned about the work the MRC does
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MRC Mini-Scientists Lab - Edinburgh International Science Festival 2014 AN 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Edinburgh International Science Festival - MRC Mini-Scientists
Event type: PUBLIC
Date: April 2014
Location: Edinburgh
Title: Health and the City
Presenter: Amy Nimegeer

The MRC Mini-Scientists at the Edinburgh International Science Festival allows children to try out different science activities. Health and the City, the game developed in SPHSU has been part of this event for the past 2 years. Over 1000 children attend the event each year.

Raised awareness of the Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Media and research workshop. Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 100+ researchers, public and journalists attended a debate about science and the media

Shared and connected with other researchers - good knowledge exchange event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Media coverage: Comment on verdict of Wakefield's GMC hearing outcome 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event - comment in newspapers 2010 SH
Event type - MEDIA
Date - 2009
Media - 4 national newspapers included quotes based on research into parents views on MMR vaccination
Author - Shona Hilton

Able to reassure public about safety of MMR vaccine through newspaper coverage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description NHS Health Scotland Communication and Information Advisory Group 2012 SH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event: NHS Health Scotland, Communication and Information Advisory Group
Event type: POLICY
Date: December 2012
Title: Teenagers' understandings of and attitudes towards vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases: a qualitative study
Presenter: Shona Hilton

Presented findings of research to 14 policy makers and practitioners at the NHS Health Scotland, Communication and Information Advisory Group, 12th December 2012.

Hilton S. Teenagers' understandings of and attitudes towards vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases: a qualitative study

Presented findings for use in policy development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Newspaper interview for Herald newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave newspaper interview about the impact of the MMR controversy on parents caring for children with autism

Led to becoming part of the Science Media Centre database of scientific experts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Paper Presentation Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol: A document analysis of evidence submissions to the Scottish Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 40+ academics attended presentation at Society for Social Medicine 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
12-14 September 2012 .

Katikireddi SV, Hilton S, Bond L. Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol: A document analysis of evidence submissions to the Scottish Parliament


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.ssmconference.org.uk/
 
Description Paper Presentation 'Other than counting words: using content analysis to examine manifest and latent newsprint reporting on health' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 to 40 academics attended presentation at BSA Medical Sociology Group 44th Annual Conference
5th-7th September 2012, University of Leicester, UK.

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc-annual-conference.aspx

Hilton S. 'Other than counting words: using content analysis to examine manifest and latent newsprint reporting on health'


To share knowledge and build research capacity on how to do content analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Paper Presentation 'School nurses' views on the implementation of the HPV vaccination programme: examining the unintended consequences' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented to health policy professionals at Joint Policy Forum CSO / MRC, 25th October 2010, Victoria Quay Edinburgh.

Hilton S, Bedford H, Hunt K, Petticrew M 'School nurses' views on the implementation of the HPV vaccination programme: examining the unintended consequences'


To highlight the unintended consequences of the HPV programme and share insights into the policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Paper presentation 'Content analysis of newspaper coverage of Jade Goody's cervical cancer' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 to 40 academics attended presentation at BSA Medical Sociology Group 41st Annual Conference
3rd-5th September 2009, University of Manchester, UK.
Hilton S, Hunt K. 'Content analysis of newspaper coverage of Jade Goody's cervical cancer'


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc-annual-conference.aspx
 
Description Paper presentation ' UK newsprint media reporting on sexual health and blood borne viruses in 2010' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: WISHH National event
Event type: Health Professionals
Date: September 2013
Edinburgh
Title: UK newsprint media reporting on sexual health and blood borne viruses in 2010
Presenter: Shona Hilton
Paper presentation at WISHH National Event, Edinburgh 2nd September 2013 to around 100 health professionals.

McDaid L, Martin S, Hilton S. UK newsprint media reporting on sexual health and blood borne viruses in 2010

To share research findings with health professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Paper presentation 'Aligning advice with the evidence: Trends in commentaries during the MMR controversy' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 100 international academics attended presentation at 1st Vaccine Congress 12th-14th December 2007, Amsterdam.

http://www.isv-online.org/menu-annual-congress/1st-global-vaccine-congress-program-2

Hilton S, Hunt K, Petticrew M. 'Aligning advice with the evidence: Trends in commentaries during the MMR controversy'


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Paper presentation 'Content analysis to examine patterns in reporting of MMR evidence in journals and magazines' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 40 to 60 academics attended presentation at International Qualitative Health Research Conference
3rd-6th October 2008, Banff, Canada.

http://www.iiqm.ualberta.ca/en/Conferences_and_Workshops.aspx

Hilton S, Hunt K, Petticrew M. 'Content analysis to examine patterns in reporting of MMR evidence in journals and magazines'


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Paper presentation 'Examining the role of clinical & professional journals in translating evidence during the MMR controversy (1988-2007)' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 50 to 60 academics attended presentation at 4th Annual Science and the Public conference,
12th-14th June 2009, University of Brighton, Brighton.

Hilton S, Hunt K, Petticrew M. 'Examining the role of clinical & professional journals in translating evidence during the MMR controversy (1988-2007)'


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.brighton.ac.uk/sass/research/conferences/scienceandpublic.php
 
Description Paper presentation 'Journal representations of MMR evidence (1988-2007)' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 40 to 60 academics attended presentation at European Public Health Association Conference
5th-8th November 2008, Lisbon, Portugal.

Hilton S, Hunt K, Petticrew M. 'Journal representations of MMR evidence (1988-2007)'


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
URL http://www.epha.org/a/3287
 
Description Paper presentation 'Newsprint media representations of the introduction of the HPV vaccination programme in the UK' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 to 40 academics attended presentation at BSA Medical Sociology Group 41st Annual Conference
3rd-5th September 2009, University of Manchester, UK.

Lanhan M, Hilton S, Bedford H, Hunt K. 'Newsprint media representations of the introduction of the HPV vaccination programme in the UK'


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc-annual-conference.aspx
 
Description Paper presentation 'Newsprint media representations of the swine flu pandemic in the UK' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 to 40 academics attended the presentation at BSA Medical Sociology Group 42nd Annual Conference
1st-3rd September 2010, University of Durham, UK.

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc-annual-conference.aspx

Hilton S. 'Newsprint media representations of the swine flu pandemic in the UK'


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Paper presentation 'Parental perceptions of childhood immunisation in the context of the MMR controversy' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 to 40 academics attended presentation at BSA Medical Sociology Group 36th Annual Conference, York.
September 24-28th, 2004.

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc-annual-conference.aspx

Hilton S, Hunt K, Petticrew M. 'Parental perceptions of childhood immunisation in the context of the MMR controversy'


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006
 
Description Paper presentation 'The challenges of bridging the gap between evidence, practice and the media: views from community nurse practitioners' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 to 40 academics attended the presentation at BSA Medical Sociology Group 44th Annual Conference
5th-7th September 2012, University of Leicester, UK.

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc-annual-conference.aspx

van Bekkum J, Hunt K, Hilton S. 'The challenges of bridging the gap between evidence, practice and the media: views from community nurse practitioners'


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Paper presentation 'The normalisation and stigmatisation of obesity in UK newspaper images: a visual content analysis' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 to 40 academics attended the presentation at the BSA Medical Sociology Group 44th Annual Conference
5th-7th September 2012, University of Leicester, UK.

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc-annual-conference.aspx

Paterson C, Hilton S. 'The normalisation and stigmatisation of obesity in UK newspaper images: a visual content analysis'

To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Paper presentation 'Trends and patterns in reporting of MMR evidence in journals and magazines' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 to 40 academics attended presentation at BSA Medical Sociology Group 40th Annual Conference
4th-6th September 2008, University of Sussex, Brighton.

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc-annual-conference.aspx

Hilton S, Hunt K, Petticrew M. 'Trends and patterns in reporting of MMR evidence in journals and magazines'


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Paper presentation 'What young people want from health-related online resources: a focus group study' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 to 40 academics attended presentation at BSA Medical Sociology Group 44th Annual Conference
5th-7th September 2012, University of Leicester, UK.

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc-annual-conference.aspx

Fergie G, Hunt K, Hilton S. 'What young people want from health-related online resources: a focus group study'


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Paper presentation Teenage girls' perceptions of the HPV vaccine and awareness of cervical cancer awareness: a focus group study. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 to 40 academics attended presentation at BSA Medical Sociology Group 42nd Annual Conference
1st-3rd September 2010, University of Durham, UK.

Smith E, Hilton S, Hunt K, Bedford H. Teenage girls' perceptions of the HPV vaccine and awareness of cervical cancer awareness: a focus group study.


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc-annual-conference.aspx
 
Description Paper presentation UK newspaper coverage of the swine flu pandemic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 80 academics attended the presentation at 1st International Conference on Controversies in Vaccination in Adults (CoVAC)
27th-30th, January 2011, Berlin, Germany

Hilton S, Hunt K, Petticrew M. UK newspaper coverage of the swine flu pandemic


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://comtecmed.com/Covac/2011/program.aspx
 
Description Paper presentation: American Political Science Association's (APSA) Political Communication Pre-Conference Meeting 2014 FT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event: American Political Science Association's (APSA) Political Communication Pre-Conference Meeting
Event type: Academic conference
Date: August 2014
Location: Washington DC USA
Title:Googling for Votes: Using Publicly Accessible Search Engine Data to Capture Information Flows in Elections
Presenter: Filippo Trevisan

27 August 2014
Washington, DC - USA
"Googling for Votes: Using Publicly Accessible Search Engine Data to Capture Information Flows in Elections"
Filippo Trevisan, Andrew Hoskins and Dounia Mahlouly
Ca. 120 attendees



Feedback received - paper submitted to peer-reviewed journal after editing post-conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Paper presentation: GoWell Practitioners Seminar 2014 FT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: GoWell Practitioners Seminar
Event type: Practitioner seminar
Date: September 2014
Location: Glasgow
Title: Good for Health? The Economic Crisis, Austerity Measures and Welfare Reform in Deprived Areas of Glasgow

24 September 2014
Glasgow
"Good for Health? The Economic Crisis, Austerity Measures and Welfare Reform in Deprived Areas of Glasgow"
Filippo Trevisan, Angela Curl
Ca. 60 attendees


Key findings report provided to practitioners with view to informing their work on support services for people experiencing deteriorating health as a result of increased financial difficulties
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Paper presentation: International Studies Association's (ISA) Annual Convention 2014 FT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event: International Studies Association's (ISA) Annual Convention - International Studies Association's (ISA) Annual Meeting, International Communication Section
Event type: Academic convention
Date: March 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Title: Bringing the UK and Europe Closer Together? Search Engine Use During the Global Recession
Presenter: Filippo Trevisan
26-29 March 2014
Toronto, Canada
"Bringing the UK and Europe Closer Together? Search Engine Use During the Global Recession"
Filippo Trevisan and Paul Reilly (University of Leicester)
Ca. 40 attendees to panel session



Feedback received - paper submitted to peer-reviewed journal after editing post-conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Plenary Talk - Good intentions and received wisdom are not good enough 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited plenary, Cochrane Lecture Society of Social Medicine Conference, Newcastle, September 2009.

Macintyre, Sally 'Good intentions and received wisdom are not good enough'.

Shared research and knowledge with other academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Poster Presentation The development of Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol in Scotland: A policy case study, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Up to 100 academics at Society for Social Medicine 56th Annual Scientific Meeting 12th - 14th September 2012

http://www.ssmconference.org.uk/

Katikireddi SV, Hilton S, Bond L. The development of Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol in Scotland: A policy case study, [poster].


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Poster Presentation UK newspaper coverage of the obesity epidemic 1996 to 2010, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster seen by up to 300 academics at poster session at BSA Medical Sociology Group 43rd Annual Conference
4th-6th September 2011, University of Chester, UK.

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc-annual-conference.aspx

Patterson C, Teyhan A, Hilton S. UK newspaper coverage of the obesity epidemic 1996 to 2010, [poster].


To share research with wider academic community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Poster presentation: BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2014 SM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event: BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2014
Event type: academic conference
Date: September 2014
Location: Birmingham, UK
Title: Double-standards in reporting of risk and responsibility for sexual health: a qualitative analysis of negatively toned UK newsprint articles
Authors: Susan Martin, Lisa McDaid, Shona Hilton

Shared and connected with other researchers - good knowledge exchange event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation: European Public Health Conference 2014 FT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event: European Public Health Conference
Event type: Academic conference
Date: November 2014
Location: Glasgow
Title: Financial Difficulties, Health and Wellbeing at a Time of Economic Recovery: Living with the Legacy of Austerity Britain
Presenter: Filippo Trevisan

19-21 November 2014
Glasgow
"Financial Difficulties, Health and Wellbeing at a Time of Economic Recovery: Living with the Legacy of Austerity Britain"
Filippo Trevisan, Angela Curl, Ade Kearns and Anne Ellaway


Not yet known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation: Medicine 2.0 2014 SH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event: Medicine 2.0
Event type: academic conference
Date: October 2014
Location: Malaga, Spain
Title: Developing an online intervention to bridge the communication gap between academics and consumers of research evidence
Authors: Shona Hilton, Lindsay Hogg, Chris Patterson, Amy Nimegeer- poster

Raised awareness of unit's work and shared information with academics. Several people approached me after my talk to be iinvolved in the testing of the Understanding Health Research Tool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster stall at health professional conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Hosted stall at Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association about the work of the MRC SPHSU

Helped share the work of MRC scientific endevours with practitioner audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Presentation - BSA Medical Sociology annual conference 2014 CP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event: BSA Medical Sociology annual conference
Event type: academic conference
Date: September 2014
Location: Aston University, Birmingham
Title: Smoking in vehicles carrying children: a case study of newspaper reporting of public and scientific opinion driving the debate
Authors: Chris Patterson, Dr Sean Semple, Josh Bain, Karen Wood, Sheila Duffy, Dr Shona Hilton
Presenter: Chris Patterson

Presented paper entitled "Smoking in vehicles carrying children: a case study of newspaper reporting" at the BSA Medical Sociology annual conference 2014 in Birmingham, UK.

Shared knowledge with policy makers/practitioners/academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation - The Use of Evidence by Public Health Policymakers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation attended by around 50 people at the 4th Joint European Public Health Conference 2011, Copenhagen, 9th - 12th November.

http://www.eupha.org/site/past_conference_2011.php

Katikireddi SV, Higgins M, Bond L, Bonell C, Macintyre S. The Use of Evidence by Public Health Policymakers: A Case Study of the English Public Health White Paper.

Shared research with wider academic audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Presentation - The need for better evidenced public health policy 2009 SM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event: Launch of DECIPHer
Event type: POLICY
Date: 2009
Location: Cardiff
Title: The need for better evidenced public health policy
Presenter: Sally Macintyre

Spoke at launch of the centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), Cardiff, May 2009.



Shared research and knowledge with academics and policy makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Presentation: RSS Glasgow group 2013 GF KW 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event: RSS Glasgow group Research Skills Seminar - Public Engagement
Event type: Academic seminar
Date: December 2013
Location: Glasgow
Title: Health and the City: Developing a game for young people about population health
Presenters: Gillian Fergie and Karen Wood

Did a presentation to researchers on the development and delivery of the Health and the City game with an emphasis on novel ways to engage audiences with statistics.

Built capacity of researchers to engage the public and rovided exemplar activity for researchers using statistical methods and currently developing public engagement activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Press release autism paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release of paper offering the first insights into the experiences and impact of the MMR debate on parents caring for children with autism. This generated six national newspaper interviews

Asked to take part in live radio interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Public Talk 'Involvement with the news media: two perspectives' 2011 SH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event type: PUBLIC
Date: 2011
Title: Involvement with the news media: two perspectives
Presenter: Shona Hilton

100 plus researchers, journalists and members of the public attended the presentation Q and As exchange

Raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Radio Interview - Old Wives' Tales 2012 LH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: BBC Radio Wales' breakfast show interview
Event type: Media
Date: 2012

In response to media enquiry was interviewed live on BBC Radio Wales' breakfast show about old wives' tales. Discussed why people believe in pseudo-scientific stories and how they can assess whether they are true.

Raised awareness of Unit's work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Right Here, Right Now workshops 2014 SH 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event: Right Here, Right Now workshops
Event type: POLICY, PROFESSIONAL
Date: 2014
Location: Glasgow
Title: Right Here, Right Now
Presenters: Shona Hilton

Six workshops were run to develop and clarify the research questions and data collection tools of the Right Here, Right Now study. These workshops were attended by around 250 people including health professionals, policymakers, public and community groups.

Feedback from the workshops was used to develop the Right Here, Right Now study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Risk Communication Expert Group Health Protection Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event - Risk Communication Expert Group Health Protection Scotland 2009 and 2010 SH
Event type - Advisory group
Dates - 2009 and 2010
Institution - Health Protection Scotland
Members: Shona Hilton

Took part in the development of Risk Communication strategy for Health Protection Scotland

Development of guidelines for communicating risk during public health crisis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010
 
Description Speaker - Good intentions and recieved wisdom are not enough 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spoke at Continuing Professional Development Session, Chief Medical Officer's and Public Health Directorate/Public Health Professionals Group, Scottish Government, Edinburgh, April 2010.

Macintyre, Sally. 'Good intentions are not enough; the need for more randomised trials in social and public health policy.

Shared research with academic policy audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Talk - Dealing with the media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Event: 'Dealing with the media' St Andrews Postgraduate Development
Event type: Postgraduate students
Date: 11th April 2012
Location: St Andrews
Title: Effectively dealing with the media when communicating research
Presenter: Lindsay Hogg

Invited speaker at event called 'Dealing with the media' organised by Dr Bernard Dixon and Peter Evans at St Andrews University.

Talk about how to most effectively deal with the media when communicating your research was attended by 15 early career researchers.

Shared experiences and knowledge of dealing with the media with early career researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Talk - Engaging the public with research 2012 LH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Event: Glasgow University Early Career Researchers Sustainability event
Event type: Postgraduate students
Date: April 2012
Location: Glasgow University
Title: Engaging the Public with Research
Presenter: Lindsay Hogg

Invited to talk at an event for early career researchers, interested in sustainability, on how to engage the public with research and in particular how to deal with risk and uncertainty. Was attended by around 30 early career researchers - talk followed by question and answer session.

Provided practical advice to early career researchers on how to communicate their own research with the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Telling good science from bad - interviews with stakeholders 2012 LH 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event: Interviews with policymakers and health professionals
Event type: Policymakers and health professionals
Date: 2012
Location: All over UK
Interviewer: Lindsay Hogg

We interviewed 17 policymakers and health professionals in a consultation about the need for better tools for assessing the quality of population health sciences studies.

The interviewees described difficulties in assessing the credibility and significance of the results of population health studies, and supported the idea of developing a web-based toolkit to help them and members of the public better able to critically appraise population health science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Workshops - Telling Good Science from Bad 2012 SM and LH 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event: Telling good science from bad science workshops
Event type: POLICY
Date: March 2012
Location: London and Edinburgh
Telling good science from bad science
Presenters: Sally Macintyre & Lindsay Hogg

As part of PHSRN funded project ran three workshops attended by 63 people who use, appraise or communicate about the quality of evidence for decision making in policy and practice.
Two core elements were discussed: the first to identify the barriers and issues of assessing evidence and to draw on experts' opinions to identify potential solutions; and secondly to scope ideas for a new toolkit to make assessing research evidence easier.



Used the insights gained from the workshops to inform the development of a new toolkit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description engaging with the media workshop. Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 100+ researchers, public and journalists attended a debate about science and the media

Shared and connected with other researchers - good knowledge exchange event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010