'What's the Future of Public Health Research?'

Professorial Lecture Series

Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, Prospect Building

Sir Tom Cowie campus,

Professor Jonathan Ling, Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing

Professor Jonathan Ling is a Professor of Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing with interests across the breadth of public health and health sciences.

We are living in a period of unprecedented and rapid socio-economic, technological and political change. Non-communicable diseases account for 85% of health service demand and are the main contributor to the fiscal unsustainability of health and social care services.
Cuts to local government income, outsourcing of public services, increasing privatisation of the NHS, rapidly changing technology, rising economic and financial insecurity, skills deficits and reduced funding within the public health workforce as well as the uncertainties resulting from Brexit are all having an impact on the ability of our communities to deal with public health challenges. And the need for public health research far outstrips the availability of funding to carry it out.

In this lecture Professor Jonathan Ling will focus on the need to plan for an uncertain future and for a research environment that can flex in response to change.


The event is free, however, places must be booked.

Registration and refreshments will take place at 5.30pm.

The lecture will run from 6 -7pm.

Register your place.


All welcome!

Professorial Lecture Series 2017/18