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 has been 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, Durham University, Northumbria University, University of Sunderland and Teesside University
  • Imperial College London
  • LiLaC – Research collaboration between the University of Liverpool and University of Lancaster
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • University of Sheffield
  • University College London (UCL)

Professor Ashley Adamson has been appointed as Director for the School’s second five-year term.

The School was established in April 2012 to bring together leading academic centres in England demonstrating excellence in public health research and complement other NIHR funding streams. It aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice including what works practically to improve population health and reduce health inequalities and can be applied across the country to better meet the needs of policymakers, practitioners and the public.

The focus of the School is to continue to have a positive impact on public health, policy and capacity building. It will also continue to integrate with the public health landscape including Public Health England.

Funding of £20.5 million – over five years is available to support the School.

Ashley Adamson, Director of Fuse, said, “ I am honoured to have been appointed as Director of the renewed NIHR School for Public Health Research and have the privilege to lead this group of esteemed researchers in public health research to build on the excellent achievements of the School in its first five years.”

Professor Jon Nicholl, outgoing Director of the NIHR School for Public Health Research, said, “I’m delighted that NIHR has renewed the School for Public Health Research for a further five years. It is testament to the quality of the research that the eight members have been carrying out to help improve public health in England.”