Monday, October 19, 2015

Geary Institute Symposium on Well-Being

Geary Institute Symposium on Well-Being

The Geary Institute is hosting a half-day workshop to look at Changes in Well-being in Ireland over the last 10 to 15 years. The specific aim is to consider a wide range of possible outcomes including physical and mental health as well as subjective well-being. Moreover we want to draw on a range of approaches from epidemiology, psychological medicine and the social sciences as well as different types of data. The event will be held in the UCD Geary Institute on Tuesday November 17th from 12pm to 4pm. A light lunch would be provided. Suggestions on the programme still welcome. This is is likely to be a full event so please RSVP to to register attendance and also let us know if you subsequently cannot make it.

Co-organisers: Kevin Denny (UCD) and Liam Delaney (Stirling University)


1130pm to 1150pm: Registration

11.50pm - 1200pm: Intro and Aims

1200pm - 1230pm: Brendan Walsh (UCD): “Reflections on Economic Conditions and Well-being in Ireland”.

1230pm - 1.00pm: Paul Corcoran (UCC) "Impact of Austerity and Recession on Suicide and Self-Harm in Ireland".

1.00pm-130pm: Lunch

130pm - 2pm: Kevin Denny (UCD): “Self-reported health in good times and in bad: Ireland in the 21st century”.

2pm - 230pm: Eithne Sexton (TCD) – “Subjective wellbeing at older ages in Ireland 2009-2013: Predictors of change over time”.

230pm - 3pm: Cecily Kelleher (UCD): "Impact of the Economic Climate on Health Status during the first two decades of the 21st Century in the Republic of Ireland: Findings from the Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort study of a Thousand Families".

3pm - 330pm: Michael Hogan (NUIG):  “Engaging with Citizens in the Design of Well-being Measures and Policies:  Systems Thinking and the Public Participation Network”.

330 – 4pm: Discussion

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