UN75 Day Two: Health, Wellbeing & Access to Healthcare
Improving Healthcare Outcomes with Technology
This session will illustrate how international, cross border inter-disciplinary research can deliver potential diagnostic and therapeutic solutions. The following speakers will present at this session:
09:00 - 09:30: Professor Graham Ball, NTU - Introduction and scene setting
09:30 - 10:00: Professor Sasagu Kurozumi, Gunma University, Gunma, Japan
10:00 - 10:30: Professor Sanjeeva Srivastava, IIT Bombay Mumbai, India
10:30 - 11:00: Professor Sebastian Kobold, Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany
Time: 09:00 - 11:00 GMT
Lead(s): Professor Graham Ball
Sexual Health and Wellbeing
Access to health remains profoundly shaped by inequalities, stereotypes and stigma. Sexual health may seem a specific area of medical health, but it can have overwhelming and life-shaping consequences for individuals. This panel will share highlights from our completed and ongoing research that show how sexual health and wellbeing provide evidence of and case studies to understand ongoing inequalities. These demonstrate how human rights can be undermined locally, globally or for specific populations.
Time: 10:30 - 12:00 GMT
Lead(s): Professor Pam Alldred, Mathew Nyashanu, Roesch Ocran
Partners: Dr Mathew Nyashanu - on UK and non UK sexual health access, and COVID-19 context findings; Professor Pam Alldred - on Universities supporting students who disclose sexual violence in UK and EU countries, and/or on engaging UK parents with their children’s sex and relationship education; Chloe Roesch (Doctoral Candidate) - on International Students' access to sexual health; Benedict Ocran (Doctoral Candidate) – on how parents’ views limit sexual health access in Ghana (not confirmed)
International panel members: Dr Barbara Biglia (URV, Spain); Professor Norma de Piccolo or colleague (UNITO, Italy);
Professor Vesna Nikolik-Ristanovic (U Beograd, Serbia); Sanja Copjic (Viktimološko društvo Srbije/Victimology Society Serbia)
Access to Healthcare: Community Health Promotion and Education in Uganda
This dialogue will explore the NTU-MAK (Makerere University, Uganda) international partnership projects. We will explore the contributions of the different stakeholders and how they address the challenges they face in implementing primary healthcare projects.
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 GMT
Lead(s): Dr Linda Gibson, Deborah Ikhile, Dr David Musoke, Grace Lubega, Dr Jody Winter
Partners: Makerere University, Uganda
Addictive Behaviours and Technology Use
This session will bring together an expert panel on technology use and addiction from around the world, spanning Europe, Australia and the USA. The aim is to discuss the extent to which technology use can be addictive, based on the experts’ academic, research and clinical expertise.
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 GMT
Lead(s): Professor Mark Griffiths, Dr Daria Kuss
Partners: Professor Christian Montag of the University of Ulm; Dr Hilarie Cash, RESTART Internet Addiction Treatment Centre, Seattle; Dr Vasilis Stavropoulos, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia; Dr Orsolya Kiraly, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary; Dr Olatz Lopez-Fernandez, independent researcher, Barcelona, Spain
Health and Wellbeing in Marginalised Communities
This panel discussion will focus on psychology and public health research into health and wellbeing in marginalised communities globally with a particular focus on ethnic minorities, refugees and the LGBT community during the COVID-19 outbreak. Bringing together international experts, the panel will outline emerging global research in various countries including the UK, Lebanon and Italy, discuss effective application and implementation of this research in policy and practice, and highlight the next steps in solving some of the remaining challenges in health and wellbeing in marginalised populations.
Time: 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Lead(s): Prof Rusi Jaspal, Dr Emanuele Fino
Partners: Moubadda Assi, World Health Organization, Lebanon; Dr Ismael Maatouk, Clemenceau Centre, Beirut, Lebanon
The International Gaming Research Unit (IGRU)
The International Gaming Research Unit (IGRU) is a world leading research unit that has a primary research focus on the psychosocial factors related to various forms of gambling, gaming and behavioural addictions The unit has published over 350 refereed journal papers since 2014.
Cyberpsychology Research Group
The Cyberpsychology Research Group is very active in undertaking and disseminating research in the area of the psychology of the Internet and digital technology use. The group’s research spans psychosocial implications of Internet and technology use across various channels and applications (e.g., smartphones, gaming, social networking), the use of technologies to inform mental health, education, and research, cybersecurity, as well as augmented and virtual reality applications. Work by the group has appeared in major international journals such as Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, Computers in Human Behavior, Addiction, and Addictive Behaviors, and is regularly featured on national and international media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the BBC. Research by this group directly informs teaching in our MSc Cyberpsychology, as well as a number of other undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It also forms part of the British Psychological Society’s Cyberpsychology Section. National & international collaborators include: World Health Organisation Scientific Foresight Unit, European Parliament UK Parliament’s Select Committee on Digital, Culture, Media and Sport UK Council for Internet Safety Royal College of Psychiatrists