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ANNOUNCEMENT: Evaluation workshop for local government practitoners!

SPHR@L is excited to announce the launch of an ‘Evaluation Workshop’ aimed at local government practitioners e.g. particularly those working in housing, transport, and planning etc to be better equipped to design evaluations.
Date & time: Wednesday 2nd April 2014, 9:00 am -5.00 pm
Location: Tavistock…

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BLOG: If you destroy a neighbourhood, you need a strategy to support those who rely on it most

‘If you destroy a neighbourhood, you need a strategy to support those who rely on it most’
Matt Egan argues that wholesale demolition can have surprisingly low impact on health, but may damage some communities if planners lack sensitivity to their particular needs.

In Glasgow’s poorest estates, life expectancy…

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NEWS: Public Health Research Programme bulletin now out – Winter 2013/14 edition

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Welcome to the PHR bulletin – Winter 2013/14 edition
In this edition:

Funding opportunities

Useful resources

Large scale evaluation studies

Vacancies with the PHR Programme

Tackling alcohol misuse

Projects recently started

Projects recently published
Latest news
Upcoming events
Complete the palliative…

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OPPORTUNITY: Senior Researcher (Alcohol) position at ScHAAR

Based in the Section of Public Health, under the direction of Professor Petra Meier, we take a lead in ScHARR’s developing research programme on alcohol and other addictions. Our work is influential in informing current debate on alcohol policy and our Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model has provided a key…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Round 2 of SPHR’s Public Health Practice Evaluation scheme open!

SPHR opens Round 2 of its innovative evaluation scheme
Round 2 of SPHR’s Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) is now open. PHPES aims to produce high quality evidence needed by public health practice to improve population health and help reduce health inequalities. PHPES enables public health practitioners to…

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NEWS: BMJ investigation into the drinks industry access to Government

Under the influence: In an investigation for the British Medical Journal, Jonathan Gornall discovers that the government consultation into introducing a minimum unit price for alcohol in England and Wales was a sham and that politicians ignored the strong health evidence in favour of protecting the interests of industry

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SEMINAR: Can neighbourhood demolition really be a low impact public health intervention?

SPHR@L Seminar Series

NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM
‘Can neighbourhood demolition really be a low impact public health intervention? Complex findings from a UK natural experiment evaluation (GoWell)’
‘Can neighbourhood demolition really be a low impact public health intervention? Complex findings from a UK natural experiment evaluation…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: King’s Fund release a resource for local authorities on ‘improving public health’

Local authorities have been given renewed responsibility for public health as part of the government’s 2012 health and social care reforms. While this is a welcome move, there are as yet few resources to help local authority officers and teams identify ‘what works’ in improving public health and reducing…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: National evaluation of Big Lottery-funded initiative: The ‘Big Local’

Lancaster University announces national evaluation of Big Lottery-funded initiative – does ‘Big Local’ have big health impact?
A Lancaster University Professor will head up a research team examining if giving people greater control over their lives and community can positively affect their health and wellbeing.

Professor of Sociology and Public…

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: 2 x Research Fellow posts

JOB OPPORTUNITY [published 27th November 2013]

Research Fellow (2 posts); Departments of Health Services Research & Policy/ Social & Environmental Health Research 

We are seeking to appoint two Research Fellows to join the NIHR School for Public Health Research team at LSHTM (SPHR@L) to work on a programme of…

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