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Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health

Together for more healthy years

Fall symposium Centre of Expertise Social Sciences Health and Well-being

When:Th 10-11-2022 00:00 - 17:00
Where:Academiegebouw (Bruinszaal/Heymanszaal)

Healthy ageing, health and well-being are focal areas of research at the University of Groningen. At the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences there is considerable expertise on these topics and a lot of potential for fruitful collaborations between researchers and students. The aim of this annual symposium is to bring together researchers, PhD and (research) master students who share an interest in healthy ageing, health and well-being from the perspective of the behavioural and social sciences. The symposium serves to inform each other about ongoing work at the faculty, explore opportunities for future collaborations and joint funding proposals, and contribute to the creation of an active Health and Well-being research community within our Faculty and beyond.

The symposium starts with a walk-in lunch from 12:00-12:30 hrs, followed by a keynote by Damiano Uccheddu, Postdoctoral researcher from the University of Louvain. Damiano will talk about

Gender inequalities in health at older ages: The importance of a longitudinal and comparative life course approach to health.

After the keynote researchers from different research groups within the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences will present their ongoing research projects on one of three research themes:

1. Health in social context
2. Healthy Ageing
3. Health interventions and policy development

Presentations will be short (approximately 10-20 min) to allow for a substantial amount of time for discussions.

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