SotF – Dr. Shona Hilton – The Media and Public Health

Friday 19 August 2011, 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
At: Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG


Friday 19th – Dr. Shona Hilton: The Media and Public Health
As mass technology has advanced so too has its influence in shaping public opinion on health matters. In this talk Dr Shona Hilton of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit explores the media’s influence on health issues. She will highlight how newspaper coverage is linked to public perceptions of the swine flu pandemic, and what impact the reports about celebrity illnesses like Kylie Minogue and Jade Goody’s cancer have had on health behaviours.

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