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SPHR Experts appointed as NIHR Senior Investigators

Two experts from the NIHR School for Public Health Research have been appointed as NIHR Senior Investigators.

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Evaluating the health, social and economic impact of equitable public mental health interventions (WP3)

The work package will evaluate potential Public Mental Health interventions from an equity perspective. It will also tie in with work occurring in the Public Mental Health (PMH) theme. This work package will extrapolate the long term health (physical and mental) and wider social and economic implications of equity definitions across the health service supply/access/outcome chain to public health for identified groups, particularly people in social crisis.

01 Oct 2019 - 31 Mar 2021

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Evaluating the efficiency and equity impact of food policies to improve population health

This work package aims to develop a method to estimate the impact of changes in diet in response to public health policies into medium and long term health, economic benefits and equity impacts to evaluate local food interventions.

01 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2022

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Development and application of reporting guidelines for efficiency, equity and systems approaches (WP1)

Guidance is needed on the reporting outcomes from studies of efficiency, equity and public health systems from public health research to ensure that evidence can be used in public health practice. This work package will bring together the key EEPHS members, practitioners, and policymakers together with experts in reporting efficiency, equity and systems approaches for public health to develop guidance on reporting outcomes.

October 2019 - March 2022

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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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Understanding barriers and facilitators to implementing regulatory mechanisms to restrict hot food takeaway outlets

This study will identify four local councils in England where the rejection of the new hot food takeaway was recently upheld and four areas where the decision was dismissed. In these case study areas we will analyse the documents applicable to each case and aim to interview at least four people including the business owner, planning inspectorate, planning officer and public health professional.

January 2020 - October 2021

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Improved use of routine data to assess and evaluate food environments

The purpose of this project is to generate a longitudinal dataset of the food environment for use in research and food environment surveillance using data using the Food Standards Agency Food Hygiene Rating System (FHRS) food outlet database, which is available freely online.

June 2019 - May 2020

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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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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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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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