Annual Report now available online
posted on: Oct 23, 2007
The MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Annual Report 2006/7 can now be downloaded.
This Report highlights work at the Unit in 2006 and early 2007. It reviews a year in which field work was conducted on a number of major large-scale projects, including two school-based studies, one in London (‘DASH') and one in the Glasgow area (‘PaLS').
2007 sees the twentieth anniversary of the start of our "West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study: Health in the Community", so much of the last year has been spent gearing up for the last wave of fieldwork on this major longitudinal study.
The MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network really got under way in 2006 and Unit staff organised and/or participated in a number of workshops, including ones on Scientists as advocates of public health, Perceptions and presentations of MMR, Maximising return from cohort studies, and Evaluating complex interventions. This Network has given us valuable opportunities to collaborate with other MRC Units and Centres in the field of public health research, and to initiate new projects.
Through these and many other activities, the Unit continues to contribute both to the development of social and public health sciences and to the design and implementation of social and public health policies.
A copy of the report can be downloaded here.