This event took place on 28 June 2021.
The global population is on the rise, and so too are the rates of numerous health challenges. We have a greater understanding than ever before of human diseases and how to treat them, yet more improvement is needed for interventions that can prevent or mitigate health issues linked to obesity, diabetes and poor mental health.
Currently, no personalised intervention exists for tailored responses to health problems. Often, the origins of disease are complex and require diverse approaches to both prevention and treatment. There is also the question of sustainability; how will the world cope with the healthcare of larger, ageing populations?
The University of Plymouth conducts a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary research across health sciences to understand how lifestyle influences health. Our large body of researchers also design interventions for behaviour change that could effectively improve health on an individual and population level.
This event heard from leading experts on their innovative projects seeking to increase knowledge and develop meaningful interventions, from psychological approaches to novel technology. They shared how our research has a positive impact on those facing obesity, diabetes, poor mental health and other chronic diseases, both in the UK and across the world.
This event also sought to create connections between disciplines with complementary interests with a view to fostering potential future collaborations.
Who was this event for?
This event was of most interest to those who research, study or work in sectors related to healthcare professions including: medicine; dentistry; health and social care; applied health professions; psychology; eHealth; physical health; primary care; dietetics; childhood health and development; mental health and wellbeing; public health. It was also relevant to those with an interest in coastal communities and the health implications of social deprivation.