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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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Impact case study – Schoolchildren who switch to walking or cycling may have a healthier body weight

Children who walk or cycle to school may have a healthier body weight than those who arrive by car. A new study followed more than 8,000 schoolchildren over a period of years. The findings showed that even using public transport instead of taking the car led to a reduction in body fat.

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New report: Widening inequalities for children in the North of England cost billions, increase poverty and cost children’s lives

A new report out today paints a stark picture of inequality for children growing up in the North of England post-pandemic compared to those in the rest of the country.

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31Jan

SPHR Natural Experiment Network online seminar: A quantitative framework for triangulating causal inference

As part of the SPHR Network for the use of natural experiments in public health, Professor Jack Bowden (University of Exeter) will be discussing his new work on the triangulation of methods in observational data.

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Delivering community interventions to improve public mental health

In this blog Dr Fiona Duncan, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Fuse (Durham University) talks about her work researching community interventions aimed at improving public mental health in adults.

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Behind the research: Dr Fiona Duncan

Dr Fiona Duncan, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Fuse (Durham University), talks to us about her role in the SPHR Public mental health programme.  

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03Dec

NIHR SPHR Trainee Annual Meeting: My career path workshop

This workshop is an opportunity  for the SPHR training community to come together and reflect on the importance of planning and taking control of your own career development.

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13Dec

Diversity and involvement: whom to involve? Engaging and working with young people (recording available)

The NIHR Schools for Public Health Research, Primary Care Research and Social Care Research are pleased to host a webinar to explore engaging and working with young people.

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