Professor Kenneth Ward is the Director of the Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Memphis, School of Public Health. He is also a current Fulbright Scholar at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where he is collaborating on research on smoking cessation in patients with chronic medical conditions. This lecture will open the Psychology, Health & Medicine conference co-hosted by the Psychological Society of Ireland's Division of Health Psychology and the British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology (see for more information)

This lecture is open to the public and is sponsored by the School of Applied Psychology, UCC.

Barbara Battel-Kirk leading the way forward for people interested or involved in the fields of Health Promotion practice, research and education in Ireland. This interesting and very practical workshop was delivered at the AGM of the AHPI last week in Dublin.
Sometimes we over-complicate health promotion messages. This free seminar (organised by the Southern Area Men’s Health Group) seeks to bring us ‘back to basics’, and to look at some of the obvious natural starting points for improving men’s health i.e. physical activity, eating well, looking after your head, having a laugh ... It will take place on the morning of Friday 4th March 2016, in the Tommy Makem Arts and Community Centre, Keady, Co. Armagh. Participants will: hear from Professor Niall Moyna, Head of School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University; get valuable insights into healthy eating and looking after your emotional wellbeing; have the opportunity to try Spin, Taekwondo and Chi Me; witness the power of laughter; be offered health checks; get a great lunch. The Southern Area Men’s Health Steering Group is a partnership comprised of the Public Health Agency, YouthAction NI, the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Men’s Advisory Project, Cancer Focus NI, and the Closing the Gap Project within Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. Put a spring in your step by contacting Leo Foy on Tel: 02837 414557 | Email: for further information and a booking form.
Our AGM will be held in the Spunout offices in Dublin on Thursday the 11th February from 10.30am -3.30pm. All members are welcome to attend. A light lunch will be served. We also hope to meet as many of you as possible at the HP Research Conference in Galway in Wednesday 15th June 2016. Thanks for all your support in 2015. Hope you all had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Roisin Lowry Chair - AHPI
We would like to wish all our colleagues a Merry Christmas and remind everyone that next year is the 20th Anniversary of the Health Promotion Conference as well as the 30th Anniversary of the Ottawa Charter so please make sure your put the date of Wednesday 15th June into your new 2016 diary as it is going to be a very special celebratory event. Best wishes, Roisin Lowry Chairperson AHPI
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