Professor Sabu Padmadas: Autumn Big Weekend 2018 Keynote Speaker

Photo credit: University of Southampton

Photo credit: University of Southampton

SKIP was extremely happy to welcome Professor Sabu Padmadas, Associate Dean (International) and Professor of Demography and Global Health at University of Southampton, to deliver the Keynote Speech at the 2018 Autumn Big Weekend in Southampton.

With the biannual Big Weekends being the largest SKIP events of the year, with over 50 SKIP members attending each conference, SKIP takes the opportunity to invite a speaker to introduce the attendees’ to current Global Health topics. This supports SKIP members to develop a broader outlook in designing and running SKIP projects and interventions.

Professor Padmadas delivered a thoroughly interesting presentation on his life’s research, on the topic of population sustainable development, using the case study country of China.

He introduced members to key decisions that were made in China’s modern history and the impacts that these had on the country’s population size and standard of living.

This presentation was particularly interesting as it allowed SKIP members to consider the effects of large-scale decisions and interventions, a concept quite different from the grass-roots approach of SKIP interventions.

Thank you again to Professor Padmadas for his voluntary time in supporting the personal professional development of SKIP members and developing the knowledge and outlook of the national charity.

To find out more about Professor Sabu Padmadas and his research, click here.