Upcoming public health talks, seminars and conferences

Included below are talks organised by CEDAR and the MRC Epidemiology Unit, as well as other departments and institutions in the region. Full details, including relevant contacts via the links.To subscribe to alerts about future seminars, please visit www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/subscribe CEDAR / MRC Epidemiology Seminar: 26 September 2018, 12:30 – 13:30 Walking on sunshine: What is […]

New study launches into the effect of air pollution on children’s health

Over 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study led by Queen Mary University of London, launched by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on 8 June 2018.The CHILL study (Children’s Health in London & Luton) is […]

Finding alternatives to the car for travel could lower risk of illness and death

A more physically active commute to work linked to a 30% reduced risk of dying from heart disease and strokePeople who are more active when commuting to work by walking or cycling could be cutting their relative risk of developing ischaemic heart disease or stroke by 11%, and their relative risk of dying from these […]

Blog: swapping the car for more active forms of travel may reduce heart disease

Dr Jenna Panter and Dr Oliver Mytton write in The Conversation about new research published in the journal Heart. Swapping your car for more physically active forms of travel may reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death, our latest research shows. Walking, cycling and even using public transport are all more physically active […]

Junk food – have we #AdEnough?

In a blog post, first published by the Food Foundation, CEDAR’s Dr Jean Adams discusses junk food marketing restrictions. Last week celebrity chef Jamie Oliver launched his #AdEnough campaign in the UK. Celebrities, parents and children posted pictures of themselves hiding their eyes to social media to signify that the only junk food ad-blocker UK […]

Let me Google that for you: using StreetView to estimate travel patterns in cities

A new study published in PLOS ONE indicates that Google Street View has the potential to estimate how common cycling is in cities, and potentially other travel patterns too. The analysis of 2,000 Google Street View images from 1,000 random locations in each of 34 cities in Great Britain found strong agreement with data on […]

CEDAR Bulletin – April 2018 – out now

The April 2018 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here.This issue includes: Health and Social Care Committee Childhood Obesity Inquiry Propensity for Cycling Tool launches for Wales ISPAH 2018 – Cambridge hosts pre- and post- Conference Satellite Meetings ISPAH 2018 Conference – Air Pollution and Physical Activity symposium Physical Activity Measurement Seminar […]

NIHR School for Public Health Research PhD Studentships – deadline 9 May

The NIHR School for Public Health Research is funding up to 25 PhD Studentships as part of an initiative to build capacity in public health research. The studentships will begin in October 2018 and will be distributed across the School’s eight academic Centres.Studentships will be aligned to the School’s research programmes and themes: Public mental […]

Propensity for Cycling Tool launches for Wales

The Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) – www.pct.bike – commuting layer has now been extended to Wales thanks to funding from the Welsh Government.The PCT now covers Wales in the interactive online map, allowing publicly accessible visualisation of cycling potential. The data downloads are also available, providing open access data to inform transport planning decisions. […]

CEDAR Bulletin – December 2017 – out now

The December 2017 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here.This issue includes: New Evidence Brief: Roads and communities CEDAR in the media: Children in poor areas exposed to fast food takeaways The price of prevention – healthy diets and the cost of food Video: a sequel to Lou’s Tuesday – Properties of […]