Can we harness the digital revolution to improve health in Scotland?

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition


    How might sending interactive texts to men reduce their binge drinking? How can social media be used to improve sexual health among young people? How can webcam technology be used to help parents keep in touch with sick or premature babies admitted to special care baby units? Dr Carol Emslie, Professor Lawrie Elliott, Dr Susan Kerr and Dr Kerri McPherson will describe their experiences of working with colleagues using technology to try to improve health and wellbeing in Scotland. The session will consist of three informal interactive presentations, a panel discussion with our research team and some lively audience debate. Two of these projects are funded by the National Institute for Health Research (one led by Professor Iain Crombie, University of Dundee, and the other led by Professor Laurence Moore and Dr Kirstin Mitchell, University of Glasgow) and the third is funded by the Digital Health and Care Institute (led by Dr Susan Kerr, Glasgow Caledonian University).
    Period12 Jun 2017
    Held atGlasgow Science Festival, United Kingdom