Welcome to the first SHLC Bulletin of 2021 and a very Happy New Year to you all. Especially our Chinese colleagues who recently welcomed 2021 as the year of the Ox, which symbolizes strength and determination. Let's carry that strength and determination as we progress into what we hope will be a fruitful year of data collection!
Firstly, I would like to extend a warm welcome from the SHLC family to Karen Main who has joined the team as our new Project Administrator.
We started the year off with a very positive Centre Advisory Committee meeting with valuable discussion and encouraging feedback. They were very impressed with our publication progress despite a challenging year. With support from the Advisory Committee, we will be submitting an extension request very soon and, as always, will keep you informed of any updates. We are planning to submit a 12-month extension request as soon as we have had sign-off from University of Glasgow's internal finance team. Thank you to those who have been working with Gail to re-profile the proposed budget.
As you will be aware, we have started to amend the survey to incorporate questions relating to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on neighbourhoods. I am currently revising the questionnaire based on your feedback and input and will circulate shorty. We are also revisiting research instruments for the interviews and focus group discussions. Look out for an email from Keith who will be moving these discussions forward.
As always, if you have any news or have read a research article you would like to share with the rest of the team, remember to send updates to our project team to be included in the next SHLC Bulletin: firstname.lastname@example.org.