First workshop explores Health, the Human Body and Behaviour

Posted on 13/05/2013

The first Health, the Human Body and Behaviour (H2B2) Workshop took place recently.

A large, interdisciplinary gathering of staff heard
30 presentations from all faculties and most departments. The work presented was exciting in its diversity, covering the whole spectrum of the H2B2 theme at Royal Holloway, from clinical trials to basic biomedical, psychological and social sciences.

As one of the university’s five new Research Themes, H2B2 has two research champions - Professor George Dickson from Biological Sciences and Professor Mark Exworthy from the School of Management. Their aim is to develop the H2B2 theme to foster conditions for more high-quality research, boost engagement with relevant internal and external parties, and promote translational research which makes an impact.

Following the workshop, three strands of research are emerging: Translational Research, Clinical Trials & Diagnostics; Cognition, Behaviour & Societal Aspects; and Health Service Delivery, Systems and Economics. Colleagues have been invited to share ideas on the activities, events and initiatives to develop in this field and an H2B2 web site is currently under development.

Royal Holloway Research Theme “Health, the Human Body and Behaviour”

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