Men's Health up for discussion at Leeds Met
Leeds Metropolitan PhD student, Simon Rowlands, will lead the seminar, drawing on both his research work and 15 years' experience of working in public health.
Simon commented: "Overweight and obesity has become a significant and growing public health concern however there are still many people who are not using the weight management services available to them - especially men. My research is looking at men's experiences through interviews and sitting in on both mixed sex and men-only groups to find out what men have to say. There are strong indications that many of the factors which influence the management of a healthy weight are gendered."
The seminar, which runs from 1-2pm in room 203, Queen Square House on Woodhouse Lane, is part of the Centre for Men's Health Seminar Series which runs on the fourth Monday of each month.
Karl Witty, organiser of the seminar series and Research Officer at Leeds Met, said: "The series aims to raise awareness and promote discussion around the key issues within men's health and encourage the development of future, collaborative research in the field. Upcoming seminars will discuss patients' experiences of penile cancer, key findings from the evaluation of the Premier League Health programme and men and suicide."
For more information about the seminar series and to reserve a place, please contact HSSResearchSupportUnit@leedsmet.ac.uk or call 0113 812 4334.