Due to unforeseen circumstances this event will be postponed
The NHS is just about surviving currently and unless there is a major increase in prevention it is likely to fall apart under the increasing burden of a treatment approach to health and illness.
The medical model with its dependence on biological intervention has made a massive contribution to health care but has reached its limit in the face of the massive growth in ‘lifestyle diseases’.
Yet there is a distinct bias in funding towards biological cures in both research and practice. In the face of overwhelming evidence that social factors play a massively more important causative role, this focus needs to change.
The aim of this talk is to review evidence that social factors provide a better explanation for health and illness and provide a more effective and economic target for the prevention of illness, the promotion of health, and more effective health care delivery.
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25-51 York St,
Speaker - Professor Tony Cassidy
Professor Tony Cassidy is Professor of Child & Family Health Psychology at UU and a Registered Health Psychologist and Sport & Exercise Psychologist.
Tony completed a PhD at the Ulster University in 1988, and then went on to a research post in St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton before moving into academia.
He has lectured at the University of Northampton, University of Coventry, University of West London, DeMontfort University and the University of Limerick. He was Professor and Head of Department at the University of West London, DeMontfort University and the University of Limerick. He was inaugural head at the latter.
He returned to Ulster University in 2007. Tony has been active in the development of psychology in the UK contributing to a wide range of sections and divisions within the BPS, most recently as Chair of the DHP and founder Chair of DHP NI.
He is also a member of a range of European and International Psychology Societies including APA, EHPS, IAAP, ISBM, EAWOP, and ECHA. He is a Chartered Scientist with the UK Science Council, and holds membership of the New York Academy of Science, and both the British and American Associations for the Advancement of Science. He is a Fellow of the BPS, the RSA and the HEA.
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