1) Hilary Thomson, Senior Scientific Officer, Medical Research Council. Hilary’s presentation focused on research into the effects of health initiatives on community regeneration since the 1980s.
2) Susan McMorrin, Project Manager, “Up For It”. This project is a highly successful, COSLA-award winning South Lanarkshire programme promoting lifestyle change.
3) Richard Leckerman, Mental Health & Wellbeing Coordinator, Communities Scotland. Richard discussed the work of his team in the context of the roll-out of a Scottish Executive national programme designed to improve mental health.
For further reading, view the May 2006 Communities Scotland paper evaluating health improvement research.