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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineThe London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 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).

LSHTM’s involvement in the School is led by Professor Mark Petticrew, Professor Karen Lock, Dr Matt Egan and Professor Steven Cummins. The team is supported by Mirela Andreeva, SPHR Coordinator.


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Places & communities - What is known? Stakeholder views and research synthesis

This project aims to inform local level decision-making on delivering place-based strategies to improve health and reduce inequalities during times of economic insecurity. 

April 2019 - September 2020

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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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Evaluating the impact of the removal of ‘junk-food’ advertising on public transport networks in London

This project aims to undertake an impact evaluation and a process and implementation evaluation of the removal of High fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) advertising on exposure to HFSS advertising, perceptions of HFSS foods and food purchasing in London.

April 2019 - March 2021

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Equal England

The aim of the Equal England network is to expand the successful Equal North network of over 550 members to build a national community of academics, researchers, practitioners, and members of the public across England who share a common interest in addressing health and social inequalities.

November 2019 - March 2022

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Developing a systems perspective for the evaluation of local public health interventions

This project aims to better understand and give guidance on how research can take account of local ‘systems’ that shape service delivery and impacts.

June 2017 - November 2018

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Shaping a ‘healthier food environment’

This research aims to identify, map and explore the use of policy levers and interventions that can be used to influence population health change, in the common local food system across English Local Authorities (LA).

July 2018 - June 2019

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Evaluating local authority funding cuts and their consequences for health inequalities

This research aims to prepare the ground for future work assessing how public spending cuts impact on local housing provision and services, particularly those affecting people on low incomes. This work will examine how English local authorities meet the housing needs of disadvantaged residents during the ongoing period of economic hardship and public sector ‘austerity’.

April 2018 - March 2019

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Exploring community engagement in local alcohol decision making

This study will explore the range of ways community members can engage with local authorities and influence decisions around alcohol policy in the local area.

February 2018 - November 2018



Contact information

Mirela Andreeva
Room T145
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street

020 7927 2258

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