Public engagement with population health science - Launch event: UCL Centre...

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Kennedy Lecture theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford St, London, WC1N 1EH

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Based at the UCL Institute for Global Health, our new Centre aims to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents in low-, middle-, and high-income countries through inclusive engagement with community members, healthcare providers, academics, and policymakers. Our current research considers the development and evaluation of interventions to improve maternal and newborn health, child growth and development, adolescent nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, protection for vulnerable children, and community mobilisation to reduce violence against women and girls.

Beginning with a keynote from Dr Elizabeth Pisani, our launch event will combine images and discussion of public engagement activities in communities in China, India, Mexico, Nepal, and the UK, addressing concerns such as inequality, disability, antimicrobial resistance, air pollution, sanitation, mental health, and child marriage.

Please join us if you have an interest in public engagement with health science through co-creation of graphics, film, music, sculpture, installations, websites, debates, and festivals: all are welcome.


09:45-10:00. Welcome. Prof David Osrin.

10:00-10:30. Brain drain: of cholera, composers and clashing cultures. Dr Elizabeth Pisani.

10:30-11:00. Engagement through art.

Smokescreen: exploring indoor air pollution through art. Dr Delan Devakumar.

Wimari: engaging with maternal health though textiles and theatre. Dr Jennie Gamlin.

The Dharavi Biennale. Prof David Osrin.

11:00-11:30 Response and discussion.

11:30-11:50. Break

11:50-12:30. Using films to engage people.

Invisible to visible – stories from carers looking after disabled family members in Andra Pradesh. Dr Mary Wickenden.

Bangles and Bindhis: Engaging communities about child marriage in southern Nepal. Dr Joanna Morrison, Dr Delan Devakumar.

Raising awareness about Antimicrobial resistance: nationwide competition for Chinese universities. Prof Therese Hesketh.

12:30-13:00 Response and discussion.

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