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Inequalities and marginalised communities – networking event in Carlisle

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Inequalities and marginalised communities – networking event in Carlisle

When: Wednesday 27 April, 12pm – 4pm including a free networking lunch served at 12pm before the event

Where: University of Cumbria – Learning Gateway, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HH

Please join us for our first, face-to-face networking event since 2020 – hosted by the University of Cumbria at their Carlisle campus.

This is a free event with lunch, which will provide the opportunity to explore research from the Inequalities and Marginalised Communities Theme.

Presentations include introducing the ARC NENC, ARC Inequalities and Marginalised Communities Theme research within North Cumbria and the North East, and discussions on how to take the ARC NENC forward.

Chaired by Professor Clare Bambra, Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University and Inequalities Lead for the NIHR ARC North East and North Cumbria, including speakers Colin Cox, Director of Public Health Cumbria County Council and Dr Tim Donovan, Associate Professor at University of Cumbria.

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12.00 ARRIVAL: Lunch, posters and networking

13.00 Welcome to Carlisle and North Cumbria – Tim Donovan

13.05 Intro to the ARC, the Inequalities and Marginalised Communities theme and the importance of North Cumbria to the ARC – Clare Bambra

13.20 Health Inequalities in North Cumbria – Colin Cox

13.30 ARC Research in North Cumbria

  1. Elaine Bidmead :’Introduction and Overview to ARC research in North Cumbria’
  2. Adam Webb: ‘PhD Co-production and co-evaluation’
  3. Tracy Hayes: ‘An Exploration of Therapeutic Horticulture and Agriculture as Supports for Vulnerable Young People’s Wellbeing’
  4. Lydia Pell: ‘PhD Art therapy to support fathers who have experienced trauma in North Cumbria’

14.10 Q&A

14.30 BREAK, Posters and Networking

15:00 ARC Health Inequalities Research

  1. Shelina Visram: ‘An evaluability assessment of BoroManCan: working with local communities to improve men’s health and wellbeing in Middlesbrough’
  2. Dale Metcalfe: ‘Tackling the health inequalities experienced by people with a learning disability who are homeless’
  3. Ellie Mitchell: ‘Clinical Digital Resource Collaborative (CDRC) – Tackling Health Inequalities by addressing cardiovascular risk – A digital resource’

15.45 Taking forward ARC NENC and Inequalities theme research in North Cumbria – Clare Bambra

16.00 CLOSE


If you are travelling from Newcastle, then these are suggested trains from Newcastle Central Station (subject to operating times and availability):

Outbound: 10.23 Newcastle – 11.46 Carlisle

Return: 16.22 Carlisle – 17.51 Newcastle

If attendees would like to email in specific questions before the event please feel free ( and we will try to make sure our speakers have a chance to respond to them.

Please also email to advise of any dietary or access requirements.