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Changing school culture to improve mental health

In this blog post Tricia Jessiman and Judi Kidger from the University of Bristol discuss their work exploring the aspects of school culture that impact young people’s mental health and the role that young people can play in changing it for the better.

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Behind the research: Tricia Jessiman

Tricia Jessiman, Senior Research Associate in Qualitative Public Health Research (University of Bristol), talks to us about her role in the SPHR Public mental health programme.  

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09Feb

Pragmatic use of Artificial Intelligence with Big Healthcare Data

This session aims to provide a balanced perspective on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods in healthcare, balancing their huge potential with the very real challenges that are associated with such models.

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Can you share your priorities for improving the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged young people with us?

Our researchers are interested in hearing from people who work in youth organisations to hear what their priorities are for improving the health and wellbeing for disadvantaged young people.

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NIHR SPHR Trainee Annual Meeting: My career path workshop

The SPHR training community came together to discuss career planning, share experiences and heard from inspiring speakers working in public health research,

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Impact case study – The impact of reducing the cost to access local authority leisure facilities in the North West of England on health inequalities

A lack of physical activity can affect people’s health and wellbeing, for example, it can help to explain why some people develop illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. However, the cost of using leisure centres to be physically active may be a particular barrier for people living on low incomes.

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Engaging and working with young people: webinar recording now available

The NIHR Schools for Public Health Research, Primary Care Research and Social Care Research webinar on engaging and working with young people is now available.

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The way the government talks about ‘childhood obesity’ is flawed. Should we even be talking about it at all…?

Writing for the Fuse Blog, Naomi Griffin, Fuse/NIHR SPHR Post Doctoral Research Associate, looks at how UK policy defines 'obesity' and its approach to 'choice' & 'stigma' in relation to health inequalities.

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NIHR SPHR researchers shine at Lancet Public Health Science 2021 conference

NIHR School for Public Health Research was well represent at the Lancet’s, Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health, held on 26 November 2021.

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Impact case study – Supporting local authorities to make planning decisions that promote better health and reduce inequalities: hot food takeaways

Our food environment is described as the physical, economic, policy and socio-cultural conditions that influence the food we eat. In England, local authorities have responsibility for public health. They also play a key role in influencing what our food environments look like, as they make decisions which regulate where takeaways can trade. Our researchers have developed detailed understanding of the role of the planning system in improving the food environment through regulation of new takeaways.

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