Soup Seminar

ScHARR Public Health has launched a new lunchtime seminar series called “Soup”. These monthly seminars present the public health research of both staff and students in ScHARR with time for questions, discussion and soup.

The first seminar in the series took place on Monday 10th March. This month’s theme was Infant Feeding and the Soup of the Month was Thai Vegetable.

Phoebe Pallotti gave a presentation about her PhD entitled “Young Mothers Experiences of Breastfeeding, a Qualitative Study with Ethnographic and Digital Methods”. Phoebe is part-way through her data collection but already some intriguing themes are emerging. There was also a lot of interest in the methodology and the presentation was followed by a lively question and answer session.

Barbara Whelan at Soup Seminar

Then Dr Barbara Whelan gave a presentation about stakeholder views of a financial incentive scheme for breastfeeding. The NOSH voucher scheme was widely reported in the national media when it launched in November 2013. There was a great deal of anticipation from the audience who were keen to learn the results of the NOSH pilot scheme. The pilot is still in process so no results are available yet, but there was interest in the public consultation process which Barbara reported on.

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