Past events

Growing Up in Scotland: Annual Conference

This year the Annual Conference took place at Edinburgh’s Royal College of Physicians. There was lively discussion of this year’s findings, and we also got to hear about future plans for the survey and new and emerging analysis of GUS data.

Click here to view sides from the event.

 

10th anniversary conference

Tuesday 6 October 2015, John McIntyre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh

GUS 10 years – Programme

Tackling inequalities in the early years – key messages from 10 years of the Growing up in Scotland study Presentation by Paul Bradshaw

Comparing the circumstances and experiences of 3-year-old children in Scotland in 2007/08 and 2013 Presentation by Judith Mabelis

GUS – impact poster 1 – general – Oct 2015

GUS – impact poster 2 – case studies – Oct 2015

 

8th Annual Conference – new findings from Birth Cohort 1

Tuesday 17 June 2014, Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Family and school influences on children’s social and emotional well-being Presentation by Dr Alison Parkes, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow

Pre-school characteristics and their association with child outcomes Presentation by Paul Bradshaw, ScotCen Social Research

What next for GUS? Presentation by Liz Levy, Scottish Government

 

7th Annual Conference – Initial Findings from Birth Cohort 2

Tues 19 February 2013 Trades Hall, Glassford Street, Glasgow

Conference poster

Research Findings 1 – Childcare Presentation by Paul Bradshaw, ScotCen Social Research

Research Findings 2 – Infant Feeding Presentation by Dr Pamela Warner, University of Edinburgh

Research Findings 3 – Parenting a 10-month-old child Presentation by Dr Daniel Wight, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit

Research Findings 4 – Key Early Years indictors on pregnancy and birth Presentation by Judith Mabelis, ScotCen Social Research

Listen to the presentations (audio files may take a minute to load – please be patient):

Part 1: Intro from Chair at 0.05, Aileen Campbell Minister for Children & Young People at 2.33, Paul Bradshaw at 19.10, Pamela Warner at 40.35

Part 2: Daniel Wight at 0.18, Judith Mabelis at 23.05, Dr Andrew Fraser at 42.02, Panel Session at 1.01.27

 

6th Annual Conference – findings from Year 6

10 May 2012, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh

Conference report

GUS update and overview Presentation by Paul Bradshaw, ScotCen Social Research

Ministerial Speech – Aileen Campbell, MSP, Minister for Children and Young People

Early experiences of primary school – Workshop presentation by Paul Bradshaw, ScotCen Social Research

Parental involvement in Education – Workshop presentation by Maria Gray, Scottish Government

Overweight, obesity and activity– Workshop presentation by Dr Alison Parkes, MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit

The involvement of grandparents in children’s lives – Workshop presentation by Prof Lynn Jamieson, CRFR, University of Edinburgh

You can listen to the main presentations here (file may take a few minutes to load):

Paul Bradshaw – GUS update and overview – at 2.47 mins
Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Children & Young People – at 33.50 mins
Feedback from Workshops – at 46.01 mins
Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children & Young People – at 56.22 mins

Some delegates told us why GUS is useful for them. You can watch the film here

 

Data Workshops Winter 2011/12

Supporting the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

Workshops were held in Edinburgh and Stirling in Dec 2011 and Jan 2012.

Please click here to access the materials provided at the Workshops

 

‘Supporting parents to be all they can be- using Scottish evidence to influence Scottish solutions for supporting parents’

Scottish Government event

Tuesday 28th June 2011 9am-1pm

Conference report

Parenting – findings from GUS Presentation by Paul Bradshaw, Scottish Centre for Social Research

Initial findings from the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) Presentation by Louise Marryat, Scottish Centre for Social Research

Measuring the effectiveness of early childhood interventions Presentation by Dr Rosemary Geddes, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy

Turning evidence into action: strategic planning for children Presentation by Dr John O’Dowd, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

GUS Sweep 5 Parenting Briefing

 

5th Annual Conference 19 May 2011 – Findings from the first five years

5 years in – perspectives from Government  Shirley Laing, Deputy Director, Scottish Government

Changes in child cognitive development during the pre-school years Presentation by Paul Bradshaw, Scottish Centre for Social Research

Change in early childhood and the impact of significant events Presentation by Matt Barnes, National Centre for Social Research

Parenting and children’s health Presentation by Alison Parkes, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit

Parental service use and informal networks in the early years  Presentation by Louise Marryat, Scottish Centre for Social Research

Response to the findings Presentation by Dr Christine Puckering, Glasgow University, Mellow Parenting

 

GUS Sweep 4 – lunchtime seminars May/June 2010

GUS – lunchtime seminars 2010 – summary report

The circumstances of persistently poor children

Presentation by Matt Barnes, NatCen Social Research

Presentation by Sam Coope, Scottish Government

Health inequalities in the early years

Presentation by Catherine Bromley, ScotCen Social Research

Presentation by Andy Bruce, Scottish Government

Maternal mental health and its impact on child behaviour and development

Presentation by Claudia Martin & Louise Marryat, ScotCen Social Research

Children’s social, emotional and behavioural characteristics at entry to primary school

Presentation by Paul Bradshaw, ScotCen Social Research

Presentation by Susan Bolt, Scottish Government

 

4th Annual Conference 29th April 2010, Findings from the first four years

Ministerial Presentation – Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years

GUS – an overview of Year 4 and plans for the future – Paul Bradshaw, ScotCen Social Research

The circumstances of persistently poor children – Matt Barnes, NatCen Social Research

Children’s social, emotional & behavioural characteristics at entry to primary school – Paul Bradshaw, ScotCen

Health inequalities in the early years– Catherine Bromley, ScotCen

Maternal mental health and its impact on child behaviour and development – Claudia Martin, ScotCen

Reflections from a Health perspective – Sally Haw, Scottish Collaborattion for Public Health Policy and Research

 

3rd Annual Conference 18th March 2009, Findings from Sweep 3

Ministerial Presentation – Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years

GUS – an overview of Year 3 – Presentation from Paul Bradshaw, ScotCen

Key Findings from Year 3 – Presentation from Paul Bradshaw and Louise Marryat, ScotCen

Reflections from the Third Sector – Douglas Hamilton, Save the Children Scotland

Presentation from Workshop 1 – Non-resident parents

Presentation from Workshop 2 – Food and activity

Presentation from Workshop 3 – Childcare

Presentation from Workshop 4 – Parenting and neighbourhoods

Presentation from Workshop 5 – Early activities and children’s development

Notes from Workshops

 

2nd Annual conference 18th Feb 2008, Launch of the results from Sweep 2

Year 2 overview Presentation from Paul Bradshaw, Scottish Centre for Social Research

Parenting practices and support  Presentation from Lynn Jamieson, University of Edinburgh

Food, activity and childhood obesity Presentation from Fergus Millan, Scottish Government

 

GUS Data Seminars 2007/2008

See Using GUS Data

 

1st Annual Conference 24th January 2007

Year 1 – Findings overview Presentation from Paul Bradshaw, Scottish Centre for Social Research

Child and maternal health Presentation from Rosie Ilett, Scottish Government

 

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