Neuroscience, Social Policy & Family Life

Policy/Public Engagement Event

2 September • 12.30 – 16.00 pm

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
High School Yards, Infirmary Street
Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

To register for this event please email: or phone 0131 651 1941

This event will feature an overview of the results from our Leverhulme Trust-funded qualitative research in this area. We also hope to capture the spirit of the discussions on the day, to provide us with further data regarding your reflections, hopes and concerns about the use of neuroscience in social policy, and its relevance to family life.


12.15 Registration and lunch
13.00 Welcome
Dr Martyn Pickersgill, Centre for Population Health Sciences
13.10 Engaging research users with research on the brain
Dr Robin Morton, Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
13.35 Neuroscience, social policy, and family life: emerging findings from
the project
Dr Tineke Broer, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships
 14.00 Small group discussions
 14.30 Coffee/tea break
 14.50 Small group discussions
 15.15 Plenary discussion
 15.45 Closing comments
Professor Sarah Cunningham Burley, Centre for Population Health Sciences
 16.00  Close


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