The NIHR SPHR Public Health Practice Evaluation (PHPES) programme is funding the evaluation of the London-based “Coping Through Football” project. This evaluation is carried out by Dr Oliver Mason (SPHR project lead), Professor David Osborn, Dr Jessica Deighton and Dr Bettina Friedrich at UCL as well as service user researchers.
People recently attempting to quit smoking tobacco are more likely to try to drink less alcohol than other smokers, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.
SPHR researchers from LiLaC (Liverpool) and Cambridge have developed an evaluation tool for Age-Friendly City initiatives that has been applied in Liverpool.
The NIHR SPHR's Communities in Control study explores whether the health of individuals and communities increases when local people have greater control over decisions affecting the places where they live.Phase 1 focused on exploratory work to understand early roll out of Big Local.
NIHR SPHR’s Alcohol programme researchers at University College London (UCL) have developed a brand new app that aims to help people get healthier and save money by drinking less alcohol.
Researchers from NIHR SPHR’s Ageing Well programme have found that women are twice as likely as men to experience anxiety.
Preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes and related complications and illnesses will reduce long term treatment costs.
On 25 September 2015 members of SPHR’s Alcohol Programme team held a workshop at the Friends Meeting House in London to share findings from the first phase of their research with a range of experts and practitioners in the field of alcohol and sexual health education.
Professor Margaret Whitehead, Head of the University of Liverpool’s Department of Public Health and Policy, has been awarded a damehood in the New Year Honours List for services to Public Health.
The main study from NIHR SPHR’s Shifting the Gravity of Spending project, which explores public health decision making and priority setting in the context of local government, has been completed and funding has been secured for a one-year follow-on study.