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UK Public Health Science 2022 – Glasgow

Members of the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) are excited to be attending the UK Public Health Science conference in Glasgow this Friday 25th November 2022. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the conference with a focus on the achievements, strengths and talent of public health science over the last 10 years. 


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Public mental health across the life course

More than ever, research, policy and practice must address the mental health of populations. The Covid-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns have threatened many people’s mental health with bereavement, ill-health, social isolation, difficult or violent domestic relationships, and mounting anxiety relating to uncertain educational and economic futures.


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Problem drinking linked to increased risk of suicide and self-harm

Problematic alcohol use is associated with increased odds of suicide or self-harm, according to a new study funded by SPHR led by UCL researchers.


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COVID-19 mortality rates higher in deprived areas globally

In a new international review published in the Lancet Public Health, NIHR School for Public Health researchers from Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, based at Newcastle University have found that, across the world, COVID-19 mortality rates were higher in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage. The results add evidence to the growing picture of an unequal pandemic resulting from inequalities in the social determinants of health. Globally, COVID-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities among the most socially disadvantaged and reducing these inequalities requires long-term action.


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Your Path in Research

Better research leads to better services for the public. That’s why we want to encourage organisations and social care and public health professionals to play an active role in research, as a way to deliver even better services.


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NIHR Three Schools Webinar: recording now available

The NIHR Schools for Public Health Research, Primary Care Research and Social Care Research webinar on increasing public diversity in involvement in research is now available. In this webinar people shared their experiences from research with people who identify as LGBTQ+, migrant communities and people experiencing homelessness.


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SPHR Impact Accelerator Awards – second round of awards announced

We are pleased to announce the launch of a second round of Impact Accelerator Awards. These awards are available to support development and realisation of impact from SPHR research.

Apply for funding to help develop and realise the impact of your SPHR project.


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Local authority spending and nutritional anaemia hospital admissions

New research published in BMJ Open has found that increased local authority spending is associated with reduced hospital admissions for nutritional anaemia, whereas reduced spending from austerity measures caused increased admissions, the impact of which was greater in more deprived areas.


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SPHR Alumni Meeting

We are delighted to host our first alumni engagement and networking meeting with trainees from the second phase of the School.

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NIHR SPHR PhD student welcome

We are delighted to host the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) Trainee welcome event and meet our new cohort of PhD students and fellows starting their journey with us in developing their career in public health research.

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