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PUBLICATION: E-cigarretes – threat or opportunity?

The European Journal for Public Health has just published this collaborative editorial by Greg Hartwell (SPHR@L Affiliaite) and Anna Gilmore (University of Bath) illustrating the divisions in the public health community over e-cigarettes.

Read the full article here: E-cigarettes: threat or opportunity…

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PUBLICATION: Planning for public health – building the local

The Journal of the Town and Country Planning Association’s August issue features an article by SPHR@L’s own Matt Egan; a collaborative piece with Will Anderson, André Pinto and Lesley Mountford on some of the key issues relating to evidence that have emerged as planners and public health…

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SEMINAR: Shifting the Gravity of Spending?’ Exploring methods for supporting public health commissioners in priority-setting to improve population health and address health inequalities

SPHR@L Seminar Series
NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM

”Shifting the Gravity of Spending?’ Exploring methods for supporting public health commissioners in priority-setting to improve population health and address health inequalities’

Speaker: Silvia Scalabrini (Durham University)

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Seminar blog coming soon…

Date: Tuesday, 7th…

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NEWS: NIHR Public Health Research Programme appoints new director and chair

NIHR has announced that Professors Martin White and Frank Kee have been appointed as programme director and chair respectively of the NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme. The appointments are made in succession to Professor Catherine Law, whose term of office is due to come to an end in 2014…

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BLOG: Modelling human behaviour and social interactions can help evaluations to explain the unexpected

Modelling human behaviour and social interactions can help evaluations to explain the unexpected
 Zaid Chalabi and Theo Lorenc discuss why simulations based on known human behaviour could help us to understand complex interventions like Glasgow’s urban regeneration programme.

When big sports stadiums are built, designers must ask an important…

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SEMINAR: Can Agent-Based Models Inform the Evaluation of Complex Natural Experiments?

SPHR@L Seminar Series
NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM

‘Can Agent-Based Models Inform the Evaluation of Complex Natural Experiments’

Speaker: Dr. Zaid Chalabi (LSHTM) Dr. Theo Lorenc (UCL)

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Date: Tuesday, 20th May 2014

Time: 12.45-14.00
Venue…

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NEWS: Public Health England March news bulletin

Public Health England March news bulletin
PHE Bulletin, Public Health England’s regular update, provides news and information on PHE and the public health landscape
for all those concerned with the public’s health. For more information see our website: www.gov.uk/phe…

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BLOG: Evidence is most likely to influence public health if it fits the right problem at the right time for the right people

Evidence is most likely to influence public health if it fits the right problem at the right time for the right people
Vittal Katikireddi charts the multiple roles that evidence is playing in transforming minimum unit pricing of alcohol into a policy imperative.

 Discovering a proven solution doesn’t mean…

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NEWS: LGA ‘Need to know’ review – what local government needs to know about public health

[CITED FROM LGA website: http://tiny.cc/qf5acx]

The return of public health to local government has been widely welcomed. It affords an opportunity to provide leadership for health that was largely missing from the NHS between 1974 and April 2013.

The new arrangements could enable a more joined up…

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SEMINAR: Minimum unit pricing of alcohol in Scotland: Lessons for evidence-informed policy

SPHR@L Seminar Series
 NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM
‘Minimum unit pricing of alcohol in Scotland: Lessons for evidence-informed policy’
Speaker: Dr. S Vittal Katikereddi (MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow)
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Date: Thursday, 20th March…

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