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Fredag d. 09. marts 2012

Kl. 09:00 - 13:00

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Arrangør:  Aalborg Universitet/FINE, Kræftens Bekæmpelse og LEVS

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Sprog Engelsk

Baggrund Dr Geof Rayner og Professor Tim Lang præsenterer deres nye bog Ecological Public Health. I bogen - der udkommer til april - argumenteres der for en udvidelse af Folkesundhedsbegrebet, hvor også en række bæredygtighedselementer inddrages. 

08.30 Registrering og kaffe med brød

09.00 Introduktion: ved Professor Niels Heine Kristensen Aalborg Universitet & Projektchef Gitte Laub Hansen, Kræftens Bekæmpelse

09.20 The new framework Ecological public Health. By Dr Geof Rayner

10.00 Why do we need a new approach? By Tim Lang (via Skype)

10.30 Kaffepause

11.00 Panel diskussion med Geof Rayner, Michael Heasman, Aileen Robertsen, Robert Pederson  og Bjarne Bruun Jensen.
Moderator: Professor Niels Heine Kristensen.
Er det en ny tilgang? Bliver alle væsentlige forhold adresseret? Hvad kan den nye tilgang opnå, som ikke var muligt før? Er det gennemførligt?

12.30 Frokost med sandwich og uformel snak


Ecological Public Health by Dr Geof Rayner and Professor Tim Lang
What is public health? To some, it is about the infrastructure for health drains, water, food, and housing. These require engineering and expert management. To others, it’s about the State using medicine or health education to prevent the public harming itself through poor lifestyles. This book, part historical, part prospective, argues that public health needs an overhaul. It should return to and modernize itself around ecological principles. Ecological public health thinking addresses what are described as four levels of existence: the material, biological, social and cognitive worlds. The long tradition of public health has always been reactive, responding to and transforming the relationship between people, their circumstances and the biological world of nature and bodies. The authors show how twenty-first century public health  is being shaped by a number of long-term transitions, some long recognized, others not. These transitions are demographic, epidemiological, urban, energy, economic, nutrition, biological, cultural and democracy itself. Facing them all is required if the health of people and the planet are to be integrated. Ecological public health thinking, the authors argue, has been marginalized partly because it has lacked clear analysis,  and partly because of the scale and complexity of the issues which need to be addressed. Public health thinking has partly lost its way because it has been subsumed into the problems rather than championing solutions. Often linked to the State, it has adapted to consumerism rather than championing citizenship. Returning to ecological public health requires stronger and more daring combinations of interdisciplinary work, movements and professions, and a reinvigoration of institutional purpose.


Professor Tim Lang: Professor of Food Policy, City University London. Tim Langhas been Professor of Food Policy at City University London's Centre for Food Policy since 2002. After a PhD in social psychology at Leeds University, he became a hill farmer in the 1970s which shifted his attention to food policy, where it has been ever since. For over 35 years, he's engaged in academic and public research and debate about its direction, locally to globally. His abiding interest is how policy addresses the environment, health, social justice, and citizens. He has written and co-written many articles, reports, chapters and books.

Dr Geof Rayner: PhD in Sociology, during the 1970s and 1980s, Geof Rayner worked in various academic positions including London University and City University, New York. From 1985 to 1992 he was Manager of the Lambeth Health Liaison Unit, a joint body of the London Borough of Lambeth and the West Lambeth and Camberwell Health Authorities.  From 1992 to the present, he has been a consultant specialising in public health policy. In 2009-11, he was a contractor for the European Commission on a two year project examining food industry governance in the 27 countries of the EU. Alongside his active links with City University he is Professor Associate in Public Health at Brunel University. He is a director of a farm in the Midlands and chair of several commercial and not-for-profit companies, including Photofusion Photography Centre, in London

Dr Michael Heasman has worked in the area of food and nutrition policy for more than 25 years as a social science researcher, teacher, writer, and consultant in the European Union, U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, and China for business, public, and civil society organizations. Since 2009, he has been Assistant Professor in Food Policy at Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen, Denmark working on the Bachelor's Degree in Global Nutrition and Health. He there contributes to food and nutrition policy, food security, public health nutrition, public health and environmental policy, social marketing, and academic skills training and social research methods. From 2012 Michael will be part of Aalborg University. Co-author of Food Wars.

Aileen Robertson is a Public Health Nutritionist at the Department of Global Nutrition and Health, Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen Denmark. The Department is designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Nutrition and Health. She completed her BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She was Regional Adviser for Nutrition and Food Security at the WHO European Regional Office from 1995 to 2004. Dr Robertson is a Member of the Steering Committee of the International Obesity Taskforce, and partner in several EU (DG Research) funded projects, and projects with DANIDA and WHO. In addition she co-authored a report commissioned by EU Commission (DG SANCO) “Obesity and Inequalities”.

Professor Bjarne Bruun Jensen, Vice President and head of Steno Health Promotion Center. His research has focused on the intercultural development of key concepts in health and environmental education (e.g. empowerment, action competence, health and environmental literacy and student participation). How do you invent participatory and action-oriented learning methodologies and how do you secure a fruitful interplay between natural and social science in a holistic health education? These questions have been central to his work which also comprises sustainability at workplace and the challenges of social inequality in health education.

Robert Pederson, Manager of the European Public Health and Agriculture Consortium (EPHAC). Robert has managed EPHAC since its inception in 2008. EPHAC is an alliance of public health organizations advocating for a more sustainable, healthier Common Agricultural Policy and coherent food policy at EU level. He has a BSc in nutrition and MSc in Food Policy from City University in London. Previous to his post in Brussels, Robert was a food policy consultant at the Danish Cancer Society for 10 years, working on designing, implementing and evaluating interventions to promote increased fruit and vegetable consumption in school aged children and international advocacy for 5 a day programs. 


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