“What has Social Science ever done for us?”
Applying Social Science in the Community
Centre for Applied Social Science Inaugural Conference
12th October 2016, 12.00 – 18.00, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
This inaugural conference will mark the launch of the Centre for Applied Social Sciences. It will highlight (1) the importance and relevance of social scientific research for understanding and addressing issues of current social concern, and (2) examples of research being conducted by members of CASS on a range of topics and the application of this research within community settings.
The keynote speaker will be Professor Michael Murray (http://www.keele.ac.uk/psychology/people/michaelmurray/). Currently Professor of Psychology at Keele University, UK, Michael Murray has previously held positions of Professor of Social and Health Psychology in the Division of Community Health, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London, UK and at the University of Ulster, Ireland. He is author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and of books that include Qualitative Health Psychology: Theories and Methods (1999, with K. Chamberlain), Critical-Health-Psychology (2004), and Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice (2011, with D. Marks, C. Evans and E.V. Estacio). Professor Murray is Associate Editor of Psychology & Health and an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Health Psychology, Health Psychology Review, Health Psychology & Medicine and Arts & Health. His current research interests include the use of participatory and arts-based methods to promote social engagement among older people.
This conference is intended to provide an insight into the work of CASS members through a series of traditional oral presentations as well as short form presentations including Pecha Kucha and Five-Minute Challenge sessions. We will also have displays of poster presentations. We welcome representatives from academia, external stakeholders and community members alike to attend this public open event. This event is free although spaces are limited so please ensure to book your space by 5th October 2016.