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20Sept

Early to mid-career workshop MRC/SPHR/NIHR Natural Experiment Guidance

This workshop will discuss the draft MRC/SPHR/NIHR Guidance on using natural experiments with early and mid-career researchers.

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Junk food advertising restrictions prevent almost 100,000 obesity cases and is expected to save the NHS £200m, study reveals

The new study, from SPHR researchers at the University of Sheffield and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), revealed the TfL advertising policy restricting the advertisement of foods high in calories from sugar and fat or high in salt, has led to consumers cutting down on less healthy products.

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Key findings from my school culture and mental health post-doc project

In March 2021, I had the absolute pleasure of joining University of Cambridge, Department of Psychiatry, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. I worked with the excellent ChARM team (Child and Adolescent Resilience and Mental Health), and, in particular, Prof Tamsin Ford and Dr Anne-Marie Burn, who supported me in my postdoctoral research journey.

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NIHR SPHR Impact Accelerator Awards 2022

The NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) has funded seven Impact Accelerator Awards in 2022. These awards are designed to maximise the impact of SPHR projects and enable them to reach their full potential, such as through further dissemination and supporting the translation of research into policy changes.

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Impact case study – Integrating attention to ethnicity and migration within applied public health and health inequalities research

Background  Equal England is a network of over 800 members, all of whom have a common interest in addressing health and social inequalities.

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Developing a young people’s toolkit on Health Inequalities

A Fair and Equal Opportunity to Enjoy Good Health: A Young People’s Toolkit has recently been launched. The Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) led the co-production of the toolkit with young people and SPHR researchers, funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research. AYPH is a charity that works to understand and meet the particular health and wellbeing needs of 10–25 year olds.

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Ultra-processed foods make up almost two-thirds of Britain’s school meals

School meals in the UK contain lots of highly processed foods, promoting poor health among children and increasing their risk of obesity. British primary and secondary schoolchildren are getting the majority of their lunchtime calories from ‘ultra-processed’ foods, according to a study led by researchers at Imperial College London and published today in the journal Nutrients.

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The 2022 NIHR Doctoral training camp: Intensive but rewarding

We were excited to be nominated by the SPHR to attend this year’s NIHR doctoral training camp in Cheshire. This was focused on how to successfully apply for further research funding.

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New funding announced to support next generation of dementia researchers

First published: 07 July 2022 on NIHR National Institute for Health and Care Research website NIHR has introduced £11.8 million of funding for promising early career researchers to pursue dementia research and to build up their number and skills across the NIHR family.

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Celebrating 10 years of working together for better public health: Annual Scientific Meeting 2022

The NIHR School for Public Health Research held its eighth Annual Scientific Meeting on the 23rd and 24th June 2022. The event was held virtually and brought together over 200 delegates including researchers, public partners, public health professionals and the wider NIHR.

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