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The 18th ENRGHI conference took place this year at the University of Glasgow on the 16th and 17th June. ENRGHI (Emerging and New Research in Geographies of Health and Impairment) has been running since 1994 and this was the first time it had been in Scotland for over 20 years.

ENRGHI delegates

ENRGHI Delegates 2016

ENRGHI has always been aimed at postgraduates and early career researchers who have an interest in health, wellbeing and/or impairment. This year ENRGHI was organised by Victoria Murray (University of Glasgow), Louise Boyle (University of Glasgow), Ailie Tam (University of East Anglia) and Sarah Bell (University of Exeter).


ENRGHI 2016 Organising Committee – Ailie Tam, Louise Boyle, Sarah Bell, Victoria Murray


Best Oral Presentation – Sam Strong & Best Poster Presentation – Hannah Grove

It was a two-day event involving two plenary lectures by Professor Hester Parr and Dr Emma Laurie, (both of University of Glasgow),  two workshops, one on research impact Dr Niamh Shortt and the other on publishing Professor Jamie Pearce (Editor-in-Chief of Health and Place journal), (both University of Edinburgh), six themed sessions and a facilitated poster session. Delegates were also treated to a generous wine reception, provided by Human Geography Research Group at the University of Glasgow, and a three course networking meal. 40 delegates participated and presentations included a wide range of perspectives, methodologies and topics, from restorative health benefits of bothies (Scottish huts) to measuring obesity in the general population. This year’s ENRGHI conference was sponsored by GHWRG, the RGS, Elsevier and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences.

The next ENRGHI Conference will be held in 2018. More information about ENRGHI can be found here: https://enrghiconference.wordpress.com/