Welcome to the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR).

Established in April 2012, the NIHR SPHR is a partnership between eight leading academic centres with excellence in applied public health research in England. The School aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice. Our research looks at what works practically to improve population health and reduce health inequalities, can be applied across the country and better meets the needs of policymakers, practitioners and the public. The School’s funding has been renewed for a further five years to 2022.