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World leader in childhood trauma to headline Wrexham Glyndwr University staff co

A DISTINGUISHED professor and world leader on childhood trauma is to headline the University’s upcoming staff conference.

Professor Mark Bellis, Director of Policy, Research and Development for Public Health Wales, and Chair of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention, is to speak at the Engage 2017 forum on Thursday September 21.

Professor Bellis vowed to provide a vivid illustration of how academic study impacts far beyond the world of higher education.

“The presentation will look at how research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) has exposed the life-long importance of a safe and secure start for every child in Wales,” he said.

“Working through the world leading Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act, ACE research is influencing national policy and starting to change the way health and other public services think about some of our major health and social challenges.”

The two-day Engage conference begins on September 20 and features an engagement fair, workshops, a special ‘twalk’ session – walking and talking around campus with the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Claire Taylor and members of the Estates team – and seminars.

There will also be an address by Professor Taylor on the opening morning, where she will outline the University’s new Strategy for Supporting Student Learning and Achievement and ways in which colleagues can support its delivery over the coming year.

Register here using the password Engage2017 by September 15.

Attached is a full programme of events taking place, including an address by the Vice-Chancellor on the opening day at 12pm.

You can also follow and use the hashtag #Engage2017 on social media.