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07 December 2017 | Royal College of Physicians

Growing Up in Scotland: Annual Conference

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The Growing Up In Scotland study has been tracking the lives of thousands of children for over a decade, producing great research and fascinating findings.

This year the Annual Conference will take place at Edinburgh's Royal College of Surgeons. Please join us for lively discussion of this year's findings as well as to hear about future plans for the survey and new and emerging analysis of GUS data. 

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Speakers will include Mark McDonald, Minister for Childcare and Early Years, representitives from the Scottish Government, researchers who are using GUS data, and of course, the GUS team itself.

The event will be chaired by Alan Sinclair. Alan is a former Director of Skills for Scottish Enterprise and has spent time at the Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing, as well as the Work Foundation. 

Conference programme

09:30 Arrival / Registration 

09:45 Welcome from Chair, Alan Sinclair 

09:50 Minister’s Speech, Mark McDonald MSP: Minister for Childcare and Early years 

10:00 GUS Report: Maternal employment patterns & barriers to paid work, Line Knudsen, ScotCen

10:20 Policy Response, Victoria Beattie, Scottish Government

10:35 Break

11:00 GUS Report: Father-child relationships and child wellbeing, Dr Alison Parkes, University of Glasgow

11:20 GUS Report: Physical activity among Scottish children, Dr Paul McCrorie, University of Glasgow  

11:40 Emerging research and fourthcoming results

12:10 GUS update, Paul Bradshaw, ScotCen                

12:30 Ends

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