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Exploring public health contributions to alcohol licensing in local government – June 2017 study update

Update on study progress and forthcoming stakeholder workshop

Study overview
As public health has an increasing role to play in shaping how alcohol is sold in local areas, we are interested in finding out more about how public health practitioners approach alcohol licensing work and what influences their practice, to…

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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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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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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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NEWS: SPHR@L presents at LSHTM Public Health & Policy Faculty seminar!

On 9th June 2015, the NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM (SPHR@L) was featured as ‘Research Group of the month’ within the Public Health & Policy (PHP) Faculty seminar series and presented some its current research, as well as a talk on how we build connections, capacity and…

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U.o.Exter & SPHR@L announce 3rd ‘Why Evaluate?’ workshop

Why evaluate? A one-day workshop on research, evidence and evaluation in local government

We live in a society in which it is increasingly important for decisions to be “evidence-based”. Among other things, this implies a need to evaluate new programmes and policies to find out “what works”. Yet…

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SPHR@L launches new brochure!

SPHR@L is very excited to announce the publication of its new brochure, outlining who we are the important research we are undertaking.

Download a copy!

Like what you see? Let us know at:  or tweet us @SPHRatLSHTM (#newbrochure)


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BLOG: Are Local Authorities using their new responsibilities to shift the gravity of their spending towards preventive health?

Are Local Authorities using their new responsibilities to shift the gravity of their spending towards preventive health?
 Some public health professionals initially struggled to understand different decision-making mechanisms after councils took over public health. What help do public health commissioners need in making better spending decisions asks researcher, Dr…

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BLOG: Be wary of policy-makers bearing evidence

Be wary of policy-makers bearing evidence
The use of evidence in policy-making is subject to systematic bias, argues Professor Alex Stevens, who observed behind the scenes in a Whitehall government department

How do civil servants use evidence in their everyday work as they create policies? That’s what…

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