MacKay Hannah

Upcoming Conferences

This page lists our forthcoming conferences. Please check back regularly as this page is constantly updated with new conferences and new speakers and themes are added daily.


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ONLINE CONFERENCE Tackling poverty and attainment in Scotland: The challenge beyond pandemic

Scottish Government, councils, education departments, schools, teachers and third sector bodies all want to deliver real progress in tackling poverty and attainment. However its scale, nature and shape has worsened during pandemic. Everything that was already difficult is now more complex and more deeply seated. How therefore do we move forward? This conference will set out the strategic picture we now face, discuss the emerging evidence of what has been happening on the ground and give insight into effective interventions.

Tue 8th Feb 2022

ONLINE CONFERENCE Scotland’s public health obesity crisis: preventing and reducing obesity in Scotland

Scotland faces an acute obesity crisis. Two thirds of adults are overweight and almost a third are obese. Obesity is both a silent killer and harmer of health, well being, life chances, equality and mental health. However the evidence shows that many of us simply do not see being overweight or obese as either a health risk or as a medical issue. We are in denial as a nation about one of the greatest threats to our health. How therefore do we persuade people that obesity puts at risk both their quality of life and their life span? How do we fix a Scottish problem that so many do not recognise even exists?

Tue 22nd Feb 2022