Evaluating built environment interventions from a public health perspective

Built environment interventions have the potential for population level behaviour change. This seminar will showcase two case studies involving the evaluation of built environment interventions using natural experiment methodology. These include the development of new urban green space and the introduction of 20mph speed limits. The seminar will involve a discussion with complexity scientists on how complex systems methods can help answer similar questions.

Date: 
Thursday, 22 November, 2018 -
12:30 to 14:00
Presenter(s): 
Dr Ruth Hunter
Presenter(s) biography: 

Ruth Hunter is a Lecturer in Public Health at the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health/Centre for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast. She holds a Career Development Fellowship from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) on social networks for health behaviour change. She is particularly interested in how social networks can be utilised within complex interventions for health behaviour change. She has also developed a portfolio of research investigating the public health impact of built environment interventions using natural experiment methodology.

Location: 
26AD03