NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) has launched a scheme to bring together public health professionals and SPHR researchers to improve the health of the nation and reduce health inequalities.
The scheme, known as the Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) will provide public health professionals the opportunity to work in partnership with the School to evaluate innovative local projects, policies, strategies and initiatives.
The School is committed to addressing the challenges faced by front line public health professionals. PHPES aims to improve the evidence base on the effectiveness, feasibility and affordability of interventions, and to generate research to support more effective policy and practice nationally.
Professor Ashley Adamson, Director of the NIHR School for Public Health Research, said:
“We are delighted to announce the launch of the Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme. It is a fantastic opportunity for public health professionals to collaborate with SPHR, and serves a need for evaluative public health research identified as a priority by our colleagues working in public health”.
PHPES is open to public health professionals working in any sector in England and will provide funding of between £50k – £250k per project.
PHPES applications are now being accepted with funded projects expected to start from January 2020.
Find out more about the PHPES scheme here.