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Six steps of the systems thinking approach in policy design and why it matters?

NIHR SPHR PhD student Koko Zhou explains the six steps of the systems thinking approach in policy design in this blog.

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23June

NIHR School for Public Health Research Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 *registration now open*

*Registration now open* The NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) will hold its eighth Annual Scientific Meeting on 23rd - 24th June 2022.

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24June

NIHR School for Public Health Research Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 *registration now open*

*Registration now open* The NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) will hold its eighth Annual Scientific Meeting on 23rd - 24th June 2022.

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Rehousing programmes for older social housing tenants in Hackney

Findings from new research on rehousing programmes for older social renters may help address inner-city housing shortages by offering recommendations on how to improve rehousing experiences and achieve positive outcomes for tenants and communities.

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Impact case study – Working in partnership with a peer researcher team to produce our public mental health research

Co-production is increasingly promoted within public health and health services research as a way of working that enables greater equality and inclusivity, and that results in research that is more relevant, acceptable and potentially impactful. In this case, peer researchers shared their experiences of mental health to co-produce mental health research working in partnership with SPHR academics.

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Study shows an additional 10,000 children have entered care due to child poverty

A new study led by NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) academics based at LiLaC (University of Liverpool), published in The Lancet Public Health, offers evidence that rising child poverty rates are contributing to an increase in children entering care in England.

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Impact case study – Raising awareness of inequalities in COVID-19

COVID-19 is a global pandemic, affecting all parts of the world and all parts of society and significantly affecting the way we live and interact with each other. It has caused unprecedented costs to the NHS, public health, social care and the national economy. Everyone, from all walks of life, has been affected by the pandemic. But, as our NIHR School of Public Health Research has shown, some people have been – and will be – far more affected than others: COVID-19 is an unequal pandemic.

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Behind the research: Alex Lewington

Alex Lewington, Peer Researcher at The McPin Foundation, talks to us about his role in the SPHR Public mental health programme.

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Collaborating to improve the public’s mental health

This blog post, written by Esther Curtin (University of Bristol), Joyce Coker and Hannah Scott (University of Cambridge) draws on two studies within the Public Mental Health programme in the NIHR School for Public Health Research.

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Behind the research: Esther Curtin

Esther Curtin, Research Associate in Public Health at the University of Bristol, talks to us about her role in the SPHR Public mental health programme.

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