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Imperial College London

Imperial College LondonImperial College London is one of eight leading academic centres with excellence in applied public health research which make up the NIHR School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR).

Imperial College London’s involvement in the School is led by Professor Chris Millett, Professor Helen Ward, Professor Azeem Majeed and Professor Sonia Saxena.

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One million primary school children signed up to run The Daily Mile

One in five primary schools in England have registered for The Daily Mile, an initiative that encourages children to run or jog for 15 minutes daily.

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Tobacco industry discounting linked to higher cigarette consumption in Europe

Latest study by SPHR researchers finds cut price cigarette availability undermines tobacco control progress.


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Harnessing data to improve child health

Children in the UK have poor health compared to other Western European countries, and there are large and increasing inequalities in child health, including for mental health and obesity. Over the last 20 years numerous reviews of evidence and policy have repeatedly emphasised the need to provide better support early in children’s lives if we are to have any chance of significantly reducing the inequalities in life chances experienced by people in the UK. To address these challenges, we propose a programme of work with a focus on harnessing data to evaluate systems-based approaches for improving children and young people’s outcomes.

November 2018 - March 2022

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Knowledge exchange: engagement and translation of learning points into action and impact with stakeholders

This is the knowledge exchange (KE) work package for the Places & communities programme (P&C). ‘Knowledge exchange’ translates research evidence into practice for public and practitioner audiences and endorses collaborative work between researchers, decision-makers and members of the public. It also includes a study designed to test how local authorities are translating programme findings into policy and practice.

January 2019 - March 2022

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Local government interactions with harmful commodity industries

The aim of this project is to better understand the nature and extent of interactions between companies that produce unhealthy products and local government.

December 2019 - March 2022

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Road User Charging: will local policy innovation improve population health and reduce inequalities?

This project will identify different Road User Charging, options and estimate their impacts on travel behaviours and health outcomes in local areas, as well as how these might be different across different groups of people.

April 2019 -March 2022

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Evaluating the health impacts of HS2 and Crossrail

This project aims to provide the groundwork for future evaluation studies of large transport projects in the city of London, namely Crossrail and High Speed Rail 2 (HS2).

May 2017 - April 2018

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The impact of contrasting investment strategies at the local level

This project aims to explore what place-centred Local Authority resource investment approaches are effective at improving health and reducing health inequalities.

January 2019 - March 2022

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Improving methodology for place and community-based public health natural experiments and interventions

This project will develop a new practical guide aimed at local and national public health practitioners and will discuss when (and when not) to conduct natural experiments, how they could be designed, what different methods are available for analyses, and how the results of these place-based natural experiments should be interpreted.

April 2019 - September 2020



Contact information

Jennifer Landmann
Research Coordinator
Imperial College London
Department of Primary Care and Public
Reynolds Building, St Dunstan’s Road
London W6 6RP, UK

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