Seminar Series

Upcoming 2017 Health and Social Policy Seminars


On this page: Julie Clark | Patrick Fafard


Practice to Policy

Urban Regeneration and 'Making' Community: Insights from a complex intervention in Glasgow, Scotland

Julie Clark - Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy; School of Culture, Media and Society; University of the West of Scotland

April 11, 1230-1400

In common with many post-industrial urban areas, the East End of Glasgow in Scotland has suffered from multiple stresses, which have combined to undermine the health and wellbeing of its people. These include unemployment, lack of opportunities, poor connectivity, a degraded and contaminated urban environment and, not least, the stigma attached to all of these factors. From 2007 onwards, national and local government have espoused a twin-track area-based approach, intended to act as a model of sustainable development, with health integrated into the strategic planning process. One dimension of this strategy was the creation of a dedicated urban regeneration partnership, Clyde Gateway, to coordinate and drive forward physical, economic and social programmes. More controversially, the area was also designated as the main site for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, with the stated ambition of leveraging the event to secure a positive legacy for the host community. Drawing from experiences gained pursuing a five year programme of research into the health and wellbeing impacts of regeneration in east Glasgow, this session offers a critical reflection on the spaces between intention and outcome as diverse urban actors strive to regenerate a disadvantaged area.


Evidence to Policy

Taking Politics Seriously: Rethinking Knowledge Translation for Public Health Policy

Patrick Fafard - Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa | Associate Director, Global Strategy Lab

April 19, 1230-1400