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Balancing Lifestyle and Health - One Day Workshop
Posted on: October 27th 2016
Section: Member news

Exeter Library, Exeter

Friday 11 November 2016, 09:30 - 16:00

Event Information

Professor Mark Jackson and Dr Martin Moore  (University of Exeter) and Colin Bray (Libraries Unlimited), will be delivering this fascinating and productive workshop.

This event will also be facilitated by Dr Alison Haggett, Dr Ayesha Nathoo, Natasha Feiner (PhD Student), Fred Cooper (PhD Student) and Nicos Kefalas (PhD Student). 

Everyone is welcome to attend to attend this event.

Ideas of personal choice and balanced lifestyles have long been seen as crucial to managing illness and promoting health and wellbeing. Today, the importance of people making healthy personal choices can be seen in a number of prominent public health campaigns. Yet, efforts to change individual behaviour have not always proved successful, particularly in the long term.

This workshop, led by academics and library practitioners, will bring exciting historical and contemporary research to a wider audience including patients, public health practitioners, health service professionals and community organisations to explore questions of how we might prevent and manage illness and disease. As a participatory event, we will ask what personal, social, political or structural obstacles might exist to achieving health and well-being, and propose and examine potential solutions through building partnerships and community engagement.

By bringing together a broad-range of individuals with different experiences and expertise, we will  look at problems of lifestyle and health in new ways. We are also looking to facilitate discussion between often-separate groups, and establish new connections for future work and collaboration.

This participatory event will be led by the University of Exeter and Libraries Unlimited. 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided as part of this event. 


Please register using the 'register' link on this page.

If you wish to register without using Eventbrite, you can register by email or phone, please contact: or 01392 724204

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