Initial projects

SPHR has initiated its five year research programme with a number of mainly small, formative studies addressing the School’s key research themes. Although initiated by individual members, many of these projects involve collaboration with fellow School-members and various partners from across the public health community.


Changing Behaviour Interventions

Member Project Title
Fuse Transforming the 'foodscape': development and feasibility testing of interventions to promote healthier take-away, pub or restaurant food
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Bristol Development of an intervention to improve mental health support and training for secondary school teachers – a feasibility study and pilot RCT of the impact of Mental Health First Aid
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Cambridge Systematic Reviews of determinants of obesity related dietary and physical activity behaviours in preschool children
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Exeter What are the health benefits of taking part in environment / conservation activities for different groups of people?
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Changing Environment Interventions

Member Project Title
Cambridge Evaluating the impact of new residential environments on active living and well-being: scoping, feasibility and pilot study
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LiLaC Improving the health and wellbeing of older men through gender-based activity interventions: a systematic review of Men in Sheds interventions
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UCL Active Buildings: modelling physical activity and movement in office buildings
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LiLaC Modelling preventative interventions to address inequalities in chronic disease
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Population Health Services

Member Project Title
Sheffield Estimating the impact of diabetes prevention on public health: using modelling to aid translation of knowledge into action
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Translation to Practice

Member Project Title
Fuse Shifting the gravity of spending? Exploring methods for supporting public health commissioners in priority-setting to improve population health and address health inequalities
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Exeter Implementing health promotion and illness prevention programmes in schools: a mixed methods systematic review of research and experience in the UK
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LSHTM 2 linked projects:
a) “Evidence beyond the health sector: a study of the understanding, use and value of evidence in “real world” settings”
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b) “Evidence beyond the health sector: a systematic review of qualitative and other evidence”
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