NIHR SPHR challenges for public health research: reflections and ways forward

Understanding complex systems and context, while retaining generalisability of findings, are key issues, as the next stage of our research tries to genuinely involve the public.

By Matt Egan
SPHR at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (SPHR@L) has dealt with a lot of different topics and…

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LSHTM’s response to renewed membership of the NIHR School for Public Health Research

NIHR announcement of renewed School for Public Health membership – 4th April 2017

The LSHTM renewal bid was led by Mark Petticrew, Karen Lock, Steve Cummins, Matt Egan and Richard Smith. The LSHTM team is greatly looking forward to five more years of collaboration with the other SPHR members, developing new…

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Refreshed and renewed membership for the NIHR School for Public Health Research announced

The refreshed and renewed membership for the NIHR School for Public Health Research was announced (4 April 2017).

Following an open competition, the membership of the School from 1 April 2017 to 30 March 2022 is confirmed as:

University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
Fuse – Research collaboration between Newcastle University…

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Exploring public health contributions to alcohol licensing in local government: A London-based research study


The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Safe Sociable London Partnership and Southwark Public Health are conducting a research study to explore the range of influences on public health practitioners’ contributions to alcohol licensing processes in local authorities across London.  As public health has an increasing role to…

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BLOG: Devolution could improve health by focusing on area-based regeneration

Past regeneration programmes that improved housing and the local environment were linked with better health. Devolved institutions should learn from them, argues Richard Crisp.
Devolved institutions should upgrade housing and the physical environment in their most disadvantaged neighbourhoods if they want to help those with the poorest health, suggests our…

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A one-day workshop: New evidence and future research for alcohol policy evaluation in Local Government

A one-day workshop: New evidence and future research for alcohol policy evaluation in Local Government
Date: Thursday 30th June 2016

Time: 10:30-15:30

Venue: Voysey Room, Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN

The purpose of this workshop is to:

Share findings of new…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Next ‘Why evaluate?’ workshop to be held on 24th May in Birmingham for local government practitioners

‘Why Evaluate?’ A one-day introductory workshop on research, evidence and evaluation in local government

Run in collaboration with colleagues from Public Health England West Midlands this workshop will explore evaluation issues and offer some pointers to local government practitioners on how to think about and evaluate the effects of…

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BLOG: Co-production is vital so research addresses councils’ requirements in this tough financial climate

Existing research must be distilled and targeted for councils, who should become expert clients and tell universities what they need, argues David Pye
 “We need a better focus on the three ‘C’s – co-production of new research, curation of existing knowledge and clearer client demand from local authorities to…

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