Established in April 2012 and renewed 2022-27, the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) is an extended partnership between nine leading centres of academic public health research excellence across England. Members of the School for 2022-2027 are Universities of Sheffield, Bristol, Cambridge and Exeter; Imperial College London; The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); the LiLaC collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster; Fuse, The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, a collaboration between Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities; and PHRESH, a collaboration between the Universities of Birmingham, Warwick and Keele.
The School aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice by bringing together England’s leading public health research expertise in one virtual organisation. The School conducts applied public health research to increase the volume and quality evidence on cost-effective interventions and supports local public health practitioners and policy makers to engage with research and seek out research evidence to inform their decisions.
The School is getting ready to launch a competition for PhD studentships, full-time and part-time, to start from 1st October 2023. Further information on how to apply and project details will be launched on 1st February 2023. Follow us on twitter @NIHRSPHR for regular updates.
If you would like to find out more about our training and development offer visit the SPHR training pages, here you can view the profile and project pages of our current PhD students and explore all the exciting research being carried out.
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