Public Lectures

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing announces its Public Lectures & Seminar programme for 2017-2018.  The programme is an exciting opportunity for the Faculty to showcase just some of its many interests both in research and academia.

Guest Speakers

Our series of lectures and seminars incorporates a variety of speakers including members of university staff and honorary research fellows of the University. This shared learning event is a highlight in the faculty's academic calendar and an excellent avenue to debate and discuss key issues pertaining to health and social care as well as more contemporary issues.


The series aims to address subjects which cover a wide range of issues. The series is aimed at students, staff and external colleagues; all are welcome to attend these FREE events.

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Lectures and Seminars 2017-2018

This series of seminars and events spans education, health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities.

Date/Time   Title Location

Wednesday 11th April 2018

1.00pm - 2.00pm                                                                                                                                                                  


Title: 'The Future of Public Debt: Assessing the implications for public services'

Fiscal policy is concerned with government revenues and expenditure. The role of fiscal policy in the distribution of resources makes it vital to an understanding of the funding, nature and role of public services and social welfare. One of the legacies of the Great Recession of 2008 has been heightened debates over fiscal policy and levels of public debt. Debates over the level of public debt and the sustainability of fiscal policies have implications for what are deemed to be realistic social policies and affordable public services.

Therefore, attention needs to be paid to the means by which forecasts and the problem of public debt are produced and reported. To this end, this seminar examines the politics of public debt and what this means for projections of public debt and assessments of what counts as a credible fiscal policy. Particular attention is paid to the work that could be done to inform debates on the politics of public debt and the future of public services.

Speaker: Stuart Connor, Reader in Social Welfare, University of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: MC226, Millennium City Building

Wednesday 18th April 2018

5.00pm - 6.00pm 

Title: 'London Calling!! Just a bit longer!! - psychology of endurance performance

This seminar will look at mental strategies to improve mental toughness. We will look at how we can improve psychological skills, such as managing the inner talk and the images we experience.

We will be looking at research findings we have done including data from the BBC online project can you compete,, and more recent work developing interventions ( The seminar will help you learn more about the inner processes that help you perform.

Speaker: Professor Andy Lane, University of Wolverhampton 


Walsall Campus

Room: WN002, Walsall Campus

Thursday 19th April 2018

5.00pm - 7.00pm

Public Health Seminar - 'Inclusive Mental Health Services - Working with Cultural Diversity'

This seminar will enable attendees to reflect on their understanding of Indian culture and the differences in mental health experience for Indian communities, taken from the speaker’s already broad knowledge base, and from her recent experiences as a participant on the University of Wolverhampton health and cultural awareness study course in India, 2017. It will provide insight into the cultural differences between the client and the practitioner and how this may impact the therapeutic relationship - both in one-to-one therapeutic relationships and more widely in public health promotion initiatives. This talk will explore practical ways to address any barriers, providing ways to engage and work with specific cultural related issues that some clients and communities may present with.

Atiyah Ali has been working in mental health for over 15 years, she holds a BSc (hons) in Psychology from the University of Leeds, a MSc in Health Psychology from Aston University and a PGDip in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: MC232, Millennium City Building    

Wednesday 9th May 2018

5.00pm - 6.00pm

Title: Sport Science and the Media - ‘Trust Me I am Doctor’ 

Speaker: Dr Ian Lahart, University of Wolverhampton

Walsall Campus

Room: TBC

Wednesday 16th May 2018

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Title: 'Insights into the development and use of a theoretical framework in qualitative research'

Speaker: Dr Wendy Walker 

Wolverhampton City Campus

Room: TBC

Wednesday 16th May 2018

5.00pm - 6.00pm

Title: 'Fights are won and lost in the head - The psychology of combat sport'

Speaker: Professor Andy Lane, University of Wolverhampton

Walsall Campus

Room: TBC


Inaugural Lecture/Seminar series