Public Health Annual Research and Practice Conference, 8 June 2016

The Public Health Agency and partners hosted the fourth Public Health Annual Research and Practice Conference on Wednesday 8 June 2016 at Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast.

The full programme is available here Public_Health_Conference_prog_june_2016 final.pdf

Dr Carolyn Harper, Director of Public Health, delivered the main presentation entitled The economic case for prevention, is available here

All other presentations are available for download below for a limited period.

The Theme: 
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Why attend?
Be informed – network – discuss – get new ideas.

Who should attend?
Multi-sectoral, Multi-disciplinary Professionals, Practitioners and Researchers working in the broad field of Public Health.

This all day conference will consider the value of public health interventions in economic, social and environmental terms.

Partner organisations:
Queen’s University Belfast, The Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee of the Faculty of Public Health, NI Council for Voluntary Action, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Nursing, Ulster University, NI Association for Mental Health, Institute of Public Health in Ireland, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Disability Action, Northern Ireland Environment Link, Community Evaluation Northern Ireland.

Abstracts - Click here for details

For enquires contact Finola McAlarney at or Lesley Armour at


Carer-reported health conditions among seven year old children in NI in 2011 - Lorraine Fahy.pdf

Coproduction in a community setting the benefits of coproduction approaches in improving health and wellbeing Alison Briggs.pdf

Family Nurse Partnership - Breaking cycels of dependcy - Karen McGuigan.pdf

Is social media an effective method for delivering skin cancer prevention public health messages - Aisling Gough.pdf

MARA_Catherine Millman.pdf

Mental health - promotion and prevention - Amanda Jones.pdf

NIAC Manifesto&Practitioner Membership_AMairs.pdf


Outcomes cost and utilisation of a web based intervention for reducing alcohol consumption in hazardous-harmful drinkers.pdf

Prevention presentation - Prof ONeill.pdf

public understanding of evidence in nuitrition_IYoung.pdf

Reducing the cost burden associated with smoking through the pharmacy stop smoking service - James Griffiths.pdf

Respiratory Oubreak notification_ Chris Nugent.pdf

Scoping Study Early Years _C Ramsey, JTurnbull & F Hand.pdf

Second-hand smoke exposure among children and young people in Northern Ireland - rogress and challenges - Joanna Purdy.pdf

Smoking casues sight loss - Jackie McCall.pdf

The Cost of Alcohol Frequent Attenders - Staging an Intervention - Karen Adams.pdf

The Mourne Heritage Trust's ACtive Lifestyles Programme - Matthew Bushby.pdf

Understanding the impact of walking, trail development and the natural enviornment on public health - Aideen Exely.pdf

Weigh to healthy pregnancy_MToland&JCalvert.pdf

Weight management support during pregnancy - Mary Maxwell-Pat Cusick.pdf

Working together supporting community pharmacies - Florence Hand & Jane Turnbull.pdf