Visit by Ann McKechin MP, Monday 14/09/09
posted on: Sep 16, 2009
Monday 14th September 2009
We were delighted to welcome Ann McKechin MP for Glasgow North and parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Scotland Office to the Unit on 14th September to talk to a small group of Unit staff about their research
Professor Sally Macintyre, Hilary Thomson, Dr Anne Ellaway and Michaela Benzeval talked with Ann McKechin, enjoying a lively discussion on topics ranging from the impact on health of neighbourhood regeneration, the benefit system, the distribution by deprivation of alcohol outlets in Glasgow and whether people’s perceptions of their own body size and shape matched up with measurements taken by survey nurses.
Ann was very supportive of the Unit’s work and asked to be kept updated with relevant information that may help in shaping public policy in the future.