The Doctor will see you now…

The popular Profs in the Pav series returns to campus!

Associate Professor Rachel Povey's talk takes place on Monday 4 February

These talks provide a chance to hear first-hand about our academics’ fascinating research and gain practical tips that everybody can use to help improve their everyday lives.

Julie Odams, Head of Communications

The public are invited to learn how to conquer stress, encourage children to eat healthily and exercise effectively in a series of free talks at Staffordshire University.

The popular ‘Profs in the Pav’ series will return to the Pavilion Fusion Café on College Rd next month with a trio of events entitled ‘The Doctor will see you now…’ where top academics from the School of Life Sciences and Education offer insights into their research.

The series kicks off on Monday 4 February with Associate Professor of Health Psychology Rachel Povey who will discuss her research into children’s perceptions of healthy eating and offer practical advice on how to change their eating behaviour.

“As most parents will know, it is not always easy to get your kids to eat their broccoli and hopefully this talk will be interesting for anyone who has faced that challenge.” Rachel explained.

“I will discuss factors that affect children’s food choices and also explore ways to encourage them to eat more fruit and vegetables.”

On 4 March,  Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Jacky Forsyth addresses the fact that research on the exercising female still falls short of that carried out on males despite more women than ever taking part in sport.

Her talk will explore why there is a need for female-specific training programmes, exercise regimes, dietary guidelines and injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Associate Professor Martin Turner who specialises in helping people fulfil their potential under pressure will mark stress awareness month will a talk on 1 April. He explains how to conquer stress like a Roman Emperor by using the Smarter Thinking method of stress management.

The series will also visit Stafford with a talk by Professor of Health and Wellbeing Liz Boath at Dudley’s Café at the Centre of Excellence in Healthcare on Blackheath Lane.

She will offer an overview of EFT - Tapping Research and introduce this simple to learn and easy to use self-help technique to help you tap your way to wellbeing.

Julie Odams, Head of Communications, said: “Many of us will have made New Year’s resolutions to improve our physical or mental wellbeing and this new series of Profs in the Pav will explore both.

“These talks provide a chance to hear first-hand about our academics’ fascinating research and gain practical tips that everybody can use to help improve their everyday lives. We look forward to seeing you there!”

The full ‘Profs in the Pav: The Doctor will see you now…’ series is as follows:

  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away by Associate Professor Rachel Povey, Monday 4 February at 17:30 – 19:00
  • The Exercising Female by Associate Professor Jacky Forsyth, Monday 4 March February at 17:30 – 19:00
  • Tap you way to Wellbeing by Professor Liz Boath Thursday 21st March at 17:30 – 19:00 (at Dudley’s Café, Blackheath Lane, Stafford)
  • How to conquer stress like a Roman Emperor: 2000 years of Smarter Thinking by Associate Professor Martin Turner, Monday 1 April at 17:30 – 19:00

To book your place at any of the above events please email or call 01782 295860. Further information about all Staffordshire University events can be found at

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