Latest News

The latest news from the Young Academy of Scotland
1 minute reading time (261 words)

GCU Welcomes RSE Young Academy of Scotland

RSE Young Academy of Scotland members met on the GCU campus for the first time for a plenary session designed to stimulate interdisciplinary thinking and research.

JunePlenaryA key part of the event was a debate on health inequalities and how all disciplines, from the arts and humanities, built environment, engineering and law to basic and applied biomedical sciences, can be harnessed to cut avoidable and preventable death and disease.

Dr Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, David Walsh, who co-leads the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) Observatory Function, Dr Pauline Craig, Head of Equality for NHS Health Scotland, Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance, and, Heather Cowan, Head of Alcohol Policy and Delivery, Scottish Government, were on the panel. 

Dr Karen Lorimer, Lead of the Working Group on Health and Wellbeing and a member of GCU’s Institute for Applied Health Research, commented:  “I speak for all members of the Young Academy in thanking GCU for generously hosting our meeting.  It is very fitting that the Young Academy chose to host a debate on health inequalities during its GCU visit, given the excess amount of ill health suffered by the people of Glasgow compared to other areas, or the so called ‘Glasgow-effect’. We are honoured to welcome such distinguished speakers to our debate.”JunePlenaryPanel

The RSE Young Academy of Scotland is a platform for emerging leaders to develop a coherent and influential voice, and to address the most challenging issues facing society in Scotland and beyond.

Source: GCU welcomes RSE Young Academy of Scotland

Young Academy Member wins Entrepreneurial Award
Addressing Hate and Violence Workshop at RSE

Related Posts

 

Comments

Already Registered? Login Here
No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Our Members

Stephen is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Chancellor’s Fellow in the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh. His research interests are directed towards the development and understanding of sustainable methods for chemical synthesis which are non-toxic and environmentally benign.

Latest News

24 October 2018
YAS member Theodore Koutmeridis is organising a workshop on the Economics of Crime and Policing, hel...