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Participatory Action Research toolkit launched

The Participatory Action Research (PAR) toolkit has been launched and can be freely downloaded from the SPHR website. The toolkit includes all the resources and guidance needed for schools to implement PAR to improve school culture and support mental health.

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Public health in practice – our fellowship at NHS England and Improvement

The NIHR School for Public Health research is renowned for producing high-quality research. But what happens to that research – where does it go? How is it used? One answer, the one that maybe we all hope for is, “underpinning public health policy”.

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NIHR Academy Members’ Conference 2022

The road less travelled: celebrating non-linear career pathways. Registration is now open for the 2022 NIHR Academy Members’ Conference which is taking place in a hybrid format at The Queen’s Hotel in Leeds and online on 22 and 23 November.

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NIHR SPHR Annual ResNet Meeting 2022

The SPHR Researchers’ Network (ResNet) will hold its annual event in person on 1st September 2022 from 10am–4pm at Birmingham Library Centenary Sq, Birmingham B1 2SN.

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Behind the research: David Troy

David Troy, a SPHR trainee has recently completed a ResNet project, here he tells us about his work and applying for the ResNet project award.

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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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