CSFM_Research Committee Incubator April 20

Guest Speaker: Prof Kate Hunt, Glasgow University
Topic Title: Negotiating challenges, partnerships and positive outcomes in delivering and evaluating health promotion interventions in collaboration with community-based, non-health sector organisations: Perspectives from Football Fans in Training and other case studies.
Date: Wed April 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine, Room 1120, First Floor

Prof Kate Hunt Bio

Kate is Associate Director at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and Professor of Gender and Health at Glasgow University.  She leads SPHSU’s research programme on Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and Organisations which aims to understand settings and organisations as contexts for: influencing social position and identity, behaviour, health and well-being; and facilitating health improvement through the development, piloting and evaluation of new interventions and/or adaptations of existing interventions to novel settings. Key settings that we are working in currently include: schools; professional sports settings; prisons; and workplaces.

Until 2014, Kate was head of SPHSU’s programme of research on Gender and Health. Her research has taken an explicitly gender comparative approach, including systematic comparisons of men’s and women’s use of primary health care services and examinations of media presentations of aspects of health and illness. With the integration of sociological understandings of gender into the development of settings-based public health interventions in the Settings and Organisations programme, Kate’s current research aims to further understanding of whether, when and how gender-sensitisation is needed to enhance reach, acceptability and effectiveness of interventions, contributing to broader discussions about cultural sensitisation, congruence and appropriateness.

Kate is Deputy Chair of UK National Institute of Health Research’s Public Health Research Funding Board and a member of MRC’s Population and Systems Medicine Board and the Population Health Intervention Development Scheme scientific assessment team. Since 2014 she has been a Trustee for the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness. 

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