standard Event: How can we change health risky behaviour?

5 July, 18:00 to 20:30, Dales Suite, Collingwood College, South Road, Durham DH1 3L

A joint meeting between the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience and the Durham Health Forum to draw on recent North East research into smoking behaviours as the basis of a wider discussion of the social context of health risky behaviours and the implications for public health.

Why do more North East women smoke than men?

Presenter: Dr Andrew Russell

Andrew Russell is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and director of the MSc in Medical Anthropology, formerly strand leader of Medicine in the Community, part of the Medicine programme at Queen’s Campus, Stockton, 2001-8.  His most recent publication is a textbook for medical students, The Social Basis of Medicine (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) which won the BMA’s student textbook of the year award in September 2010.

The Young Smoker’s Tale: the experience of young people and their response to risk

Presenter: Dr Sue Lewis

Sue Lewis is the Qualitative Research Specialist with the Research Design Service, Durham University. Her work is on the social anthropology of health and particularly on new organisational forms in public health and the methodological challenges this work presents. She uses ethnographic approaches to understand young people’s risky health behaviours and, with Andrew and other colleagues, the public health impact of illicit alcohol and tobacco.

Reducing health risky behaviours: a view from Public Health

Presenter: Anna Lynch

Anna Lynch is Director of Public Health for NHS County Durham and NHS Darlington.

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