Category Archive: Viewpoint

  1. Bullying: a public health issue

    Talk to any individual who has experienced bullying, whether recently or many years ago, and they are able to vividly recount their experience. Whether you…

  2. Fast food, slow progress?

    Once the party season is over, the beginning of a new year sees many of us determined to eat better and become more active. This…

  3. Health and education: what matters?

    ALPHA, our young people’s research advisory group, help ensure our research at DECIPHer is relevant, acceptable and understandable to young people. But we’re always looking…

  4. Why does cycling work?

    One of the things I enjoy about my job is the opportunity to make connections between the public health issues we research in DECIPHer, and…

  5. Twitter: an evangelism-free introduction

    At a workshop at the 2013 DECIPHer symposium, something raised repeatedly was staff and students’ need for some introductory guidance on using Twitter. As someone who…

  6. Why obesity policy needs to change

    By Dr. Tammy Boyce In England, more people are overweight than not, and around one in four adults are obese. The efforts of governments around…

  7. Good news for public health in Wales

    Professor Mark Drakeford, new Health Minister for Wales Following the appointment of Professor Mark Drakeford as Welsh Government Health Minister, Jonathan Scourfield reflects on the…

  8. Suits and panaceas

    Weary in brain and body? Let the dazzling presentations of cure-all solutions revive you. By Dr. Tammy BoyceI admit I may be prejudiced.  I don’t…

  9. LGBT health: A public health issue

    Too often, anything related to ‘LGBT issues’ is left to LGBT organisations By Catt TurneyFebruary is LGBT History Month in the UK, a time to…

  10. Health and Housing

    Freiberg’s car-free city centre By Dr. Tammy BoyceLife as a civil servant can sometime be difficult – politicians constantly on the lookout for innovative ideas,…

  11. Can and should academics tweet?

    The shortest international bridge (10 metres long), linking Canada and the USA. By Dr. Tammy BoyceA blog on bridges and relationships between academia and policy…

  12. Why The Bridge at DECIPHer?

    By Dr. Tammy Boyce Despite the relevance of their findings to wider society, much academic research languishes in vast voids (otherwise known as journals) –…

  13. The Bridge

    By Dr. Tammy Boyce This is the first blog in the series ‘The Bridge’. The Bridge – not about the fantastic Swedish/Danish drama but a…