Is work good for you? Turning socio-economic challenges into opportunities

A toxic work environment can be corrosive to our mental health.

Queen Margaret University, University of Roehampton, Business in the Community and NHS Lothian invite entrepreneurs, activists, workers, employers and researchers to join us for an important conference to discuss and debate our contemporary contexts, challenges and potential opportunities. Our speakers include:

  • Alastair Campbell, writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy
  • Professor Wilson Ng, Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Studies at University of Roehampton Business School
  • Dr Patricia Graham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Adult Mental Health Psychology Services, NHS Lothian
  • Linda Irvine, Strategic Programme Manager, NHS Lothian
  • Alan Thornburrow, Scotland Director, Business in the Community. BITC runs the ground breaking Wellbeing campaign, which supports employers to make the case for wellbeing at work, embed wellbeing into organisations, and tackles the stigma of mental health.

  • Ticket and Event Information


Please register for tickets here.


Accommodation Options

Edinburgh has a wealth of hotels, B&Bs and other accommodation options available. We have suggested hotels that are all within walking distance of Edinburgh Waverley train station. This is then only 1 stop by train to QMU. For more information and a list of hotels, please visit the Accommodation page on our website.


Getting to QMU

Our campus is easily accessible whether you are travelling to us by car, bike or public transport. For more information and directions, please click here.


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Conferences and Events Enquiries

Conferences and Events Team
0131 474 0000

Event Details

Location Queen Margaret University Campus Queen Margaret University Drive Musselburgh EH21 6UU
Date & Time Start 04 June 2018
9:00am End 04 June 2018
Cost Free