Aston University, Birmingham
  • Experts will present their recent research focused on healthy work and workplaces
  • The event is being hosted by the Healthy Work Research Unit at Aston University
  • It will take place on Friday 30 June in Conference Aston in Birmingham.

The Healthy Work Research Unit at Aston University is hosting a one-day workshop focusing on healthy work and workplaces on Friday 30 June at Conference Aston in Birmingham.

The event will bring together four experts who will present their research and insights in the field of promoting wellbeing in various professional settings. Attendees will be able to gain knowledge about areas impacting wellbeing and potential strategies to support healthy work practices.

The programme will include sessions on problematic substance use in healthcare, police working practices and improving NHS staff wellbeing in paediatric critical care.

Dr Simon McCabe, a senior lecturer in work and organisation at Aston Business School and head of the Healthy Work Research Unit, said:

“This event is a unique opportunity for professionals and enthusiasts alike to gather and delve into the realm of promoting well-being in diverse professional settings and understanding some of the problems we are currently facing. 

“We have assembled a panel of four distinguished experts from our university and beyond who will be presenting their groundbreaking research and invaluable insights. 

“Their contributions will provide attendees with a scintillating discussion of some of the issues we face in this area, and touch on practical strategies to foster healthy work practices and cultivate work environments that are conducive to personal and professional growth.”

Participants attending in person will have limited availability, with only 30 seats available. 

However, an additional 100 places are open for online participation via MS Teams.

To sign up for a place, click here.

Notes to Editors

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a university since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiary groups – students, business and the professions, and the West Midlands region and wider society. Located in Birmingham at the heart of a vibrant city, the campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Aleks Subic is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

Aston University is ranked 22nd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, based on measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. The Aston Business School MBA programme was ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking.

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