Population Health Intervention Research: Of Global and Local relevance.

Two years ago (before covid-19) I co-authored two papers on population health intervention with experts from France, Canada, and the UK. The two publications have proved to be well-received, very relevant, and timely.

I have also written about them here (a short blog post with links to the

Open access publications are increasingly important to disseminate information for researchers and others. They are the way forward.

International collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches are increasingly important in research.

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 10/10/21

There is a buzz on the airwaves.

There is a buzz on the airwaves and so it seems life is bustling again out and about. And day and night.

I took these photos from a favourite place of mine in Nice to illustrate my point.

To global, international, and local outlooks.
A few days later it feels good to be back home again, come rain 🌧 or shine ⛅️, up North in the UK. The glorious autumnal colours will be here soon. Today, I take a deep intake of breath to enjoy the petrichor, the earthy smell of the rain and to keep life in perspective.

[Petrichor ‘The word comes from the Greek words ‘petra’, meaning stone, and ‘ichor’, which in Greek mythology refers to the golden fluid that flows in the veins of the immortals’]

We proceed from September surprises and hopefully to some autumnal delights.
Stay strong. Take care.

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 30/9/21

Expert Peer Review 2021

A thank you message can be a tonic in tough times.

Here is the message I received at the end of last week from SPRINGER NATURE:
‘Thank you for your dedication to peer review. Reviewing papers takes time and dedication. We appreciate your part in the publication process. Without the work of experts like you, we would not be able to help advance research each day’

I am feeling very humbled to receive this message.

It is important that we continue to have a global outlook in research and publishing.

I very much appreciate this message, particularly at the moment.

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 27/9/21

Nurturing and clarity in communications

Nurturing. Spring, Summer, and now, through to Autumn. ‘Keep feeding and watering, and they flower ‘til the first frost.’ There’s a lot to be said for clarity and freshness in communications too.

begonias and clarity

When communicating, sometimes less is more and can be a refreshing change.

(A close-up snap I took of some begonias in a pot in the garden.)

Take care.

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 16/9/21

Out and about: A new poem.



And so, we are here.
We survived thus far.
You and I
And others too.

Everyone has their own stories,
In these strangest of times.
Some will hold them close.
Some will be shared in rhymes.

Out and about more now.
We are the same
But not the same.

We can shout it
Or quietly contemplate
Our fate.
No doubt about it
Things are not the same.

It’s not all over
But it feels different.
And so, it should be.
If not,
Then what did we learn?

It is time for unity.
Some will engage.
Maybe in different ways
But in a common purpose.
And that is
– To change.

©Julie Charlesworth, 2021

It felt like time for a poem and this is the one I have just written. (There are lots where this came from – Maybe to share.) I find that poetry flows naturally from within, and it finds its own way of expressing and communicating feelings. At the risk of sounding or being pretentious – I’ll stop there. I simply hope it strikes a note for you to enjoy.

Take care.

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 8/9/21

Sunny surprises and serendipity

Sunny surprise sunflower in the garden

Look what turned up in the garden
over the summer;
presumably a sunflower seed
from the bird feeders
was accidentally spilled
or dropped
by one of our feathered friends.
With a little added human support,
it stands tall
with its head held high.
Brings a sunny smile 😊 ☀️ 🌞

To unexpected findings and sunny surprises.

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 2/9/21

How to address a pandemic, now and in future.

How can we address the current pandemic and those that might occur in the future?

We have many different tools.

Vaccination is one of the essential tools with health policies based on scientific data and the involvement of citizens also being key. There has been much progress and learning in a range of different fields. All this bodes well for the future if we support and use it wisely.

Vaccines are key tools but not the only 🧰 tools.

Challenges of COVID have shown us the power of collaboration.

We have got such a lot to learn from all this.

Involvement and experience in international collaborative projects is in keeping with my personal values, and those of A Tree of Life Sciences® in “transcending borders and boundaries” in high value projects.

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 25/8/21

Stars and gardens.

Whilst venturing to the stars, remember to nurture your garden at home. *

Remember the garden

I couldn’t resist taking this photo – to remember the joyful colour, shape, and form in the garden at home.

(I am not the gardening expert in our house – gardening is Hubby’s passion and hard work. I appreciate his effort and results though ❤️)

*Words inspired by my logo, my garden, and a quote by Jeremy Bentham.

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 20/8/21

Life Sciences, the name and logo: a moment of reflection.

When I set up A Tree of Life Sciences Ltd some years ago, I created the name and designed the logo, myself. On reflection, I made the right decision particularly in view of the huge interest in life sciences and the research and endeavours that are being undertaken.

Logo | A Tree of Life Sciences Ltd

(I am very proud of the name and the logo which are registered trademarks.)

Life sciences remain important now and for the future!

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 11/8/21

Further information:
A Tree of Life Sciences® – the story

The Logo

Summer holidays and a highlight.

You can get your ducks in a row or simply swan around a bit. For me, one of the highlights has been family time together with the grownup ‘kids’ and feeding the ducks with young grandchildren!

Ducks and swan

Whether planning and organising schedules or deciding to go off to have fun and forget work and responsibilities, let’s also savour simple special times with our loved ones.

Have fun over the holidays.

by Dr Julie Charlesworth 14/8/21

(I took the snapshot by a local lake)

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