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Forthcoming Events in our 2023-2024 Programme

Our meetings are held at Chapel Allerton Methodist Church, Leeds, LS7 4NB. If possible please arrive by 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

Our Scheduled Events in 2024:

Tuesday June 4th 2024: 'Born In Bradford – research that changes a city’. Dr Dan Lewer, Consultant in Public Health, head of the Bradford Centre for Health Data Science.

Summary

Born In Bradford is one of the biggest health research projects in the world. Between 2007 and 2011, we recruited over 12,000 families during pregnancy. We’ve done detailed surveys and collected biological samples. We’ve also started ambitious projects to learn from data collected routinely by the NHS. There is a vast scientific output from these endeavours. But more fundamentally, we’re trying to work out how research can be embedded in a city and improve the health and wellbeing of its residents. Dan will talk about Born In Bradford and its trials, tribulations, and totemic achievements.

Biographical Details

Dan is a public health specialist and epidemiologist. He is a quantitative researcher who analyses observational data (ie. data collected about the ‘real world’ rather than as part of an experiment). He focuses on mental health (particularly for young people), the way the healthcare system treats people with stigmatising conditions such as drug and alcohol dependence, and social exclusion. Dan is a Consultant in Public Health, head of the Bradford Centre for Health Data Science, and Associate Professor of public health and epidemiology at University College London.

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