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YAS member announces the European Health Award 2016

Siobhán O’Connor, a new member to the RSE Young Academy of Scotland, was one of only three young academics hand picked from across Europe to help judge and announce the European Health Award 2016. This prestigious award is presented at the European Health Forum Gastein conference in Austria each year. Siobhán, a lecturer in nursing at Edinburgh Napier University, received a Young Forum Gastein scholarship to attend this high level EU health policy conference to represent Scotland. The scholarship is co-funded by the European Commission and WHO Europe, to enable leading young health professionals to attend and participate in the conference.

Many European projects with a health focus are submitted for the European Health Award and Siobhán joined a panel of prestigious judges including Dr Terje Peetso, Health and Wellbeing Unit of DG CONNECT in the European Commission, Professor Martin McKee from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Albert van der Zeijden, Board Member of the International Forum Gastein, among others to shortlist projects and make the final selection.

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Young Academy news as it appeared in the March Fellows' e-Bulletin:

The latest Young Academy plenary was hosted by the University of St Andrews at the beginning of the month. In the afternoon session, YAS members were joined by University of St Andrews colleagues and FRSE for the panel debate on "Strategies to address inequalities in the workplace". The panel included guest speakers from across the academic, political and private sectors.

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CSO funding success for Health & Wellbeing group members

Dr Karen Lorimer has been awarded Chief Scientist Office (CSO) funding (£159,130) for an 18 month qualitative project entitled 'Men, Masculinities Deprivation and Sexual Health'. The project aims to:  explore how prevailing constructions of masculinity in the most socio-economically deprived areas of Scotland are related to sexual health attitudes and behaviours in adult heterosexual men; examine whether/how these are related to adverse sexual, physical or mental health consequences for men, their female sexual partners, and other women; and use the findings to develop interventions to improve sexual health for those in areas of high deprivation. Men and women, aged 18-40 years, residing in areas of high deprivation across Scotland, will be recruited to focus groups and individual interviews.

Karen leads a team, including Dr Lisa McDaid (MRC SPHSU), Prof Kate Hunt (MRC SPHSU), Dr Lesley McMillan (GCU), Dr Rosie Ilett (Sandyford, NHS GG&C) and Dona Milne (NHS Lothian).  Chris O'Sullivan is part of the Project Advisory Group, offering his insights and expertise, making this a success for the Working Group on Health and Wellbeing. 

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Dr Karen Lorimer is an invited speaker at the British Society of Gerontology Scotland Networking Seminar on the 6th March 2013.  

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