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Please join us for this Maurice Bloch seminar presented by Professor Harry Rutter

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We are pleased to invite you to:

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing Maurice Bloch Annual Lecture Series 20/21

Title: Chess, not chequers: the need for a complex systems approach to public health

Presenter: Professor Harry Rutter

Date: Wednesday 28 April 2021

Time: 1-2pm

Venue: Join by zoom link https://uofglasgow.zoom.us/j/96903813038?pwd=S2pJaHNRMWJGMUpKZ2lIYU8vcXVCQT09

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Chair: Professor Sharon Simpson 

Abstract 

The prevalence of chronic diseases is increasing, inequalities are widening, and the resources to respond are ever more constrained.

There are no simple answers to any of this, but an important part of the problem may lie in the ways in which we conceptualise these challenges, grounded in traditional models of cause and effect. Reconceptualising these challenges in ways that truly take account of their complexity allows us to generate more relevant kinds of evidence, construct more meaningful practical and policy responses, and evaluate those responses in more appropriate ways. This talk will explore these themes, and propose ways in which they might be achieved.

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Harry Rutter is professor of global public health at the University of Bath, senior academic adviser to Public Health England, and holds adjunct professor positions in both Norway and Ireland. He was the founder director of the English National Obesity Observatory, led the development of the English National Child Measurement Programme, and chaired the NICE group on guidance on walking and cycling. His research is focused on effective mechanisms for improving the research, policy and practice responses to complex systems problems in public health, with a particular focus on obesity, physical activity, and non-communicable diseases.


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