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Resources for public health professionals

We have a number of resources that may be useful for public health professionals.


NIHR SPHR Six knowledge sharing principles

The six knowledge sharing principles, are informed by: the extant literature; examples of good practice across the eight SPHR members; examples of principles from other funding bodies in the UK and internationally, views of academics, practice and policy partners and other stakeholders involved in sharing knowledge and working collaboratively across academe-policy boundaries in public health and agreed collaboratively across the 8 members of the School.

NIHR SPHR A strategy for knowledge exchange

The purpose of knowledge exchange is to combine the strengths of each interacting partner and find effective ways of working together to create the evidence needed. For the School this means the scientific rigour of the academics and the contextual and practical insight of policy makers and practitioners being brought together in ways that are mutually beneficial.

NIHR SPHR A strategy for policy & practice engagement and collaboration

The School aims to increase the volume of evidence for effective public health practice in England by creating a collaborative environment, in which excellence in research and knowledge exchange can thrive. Central to this aim is the need to build and maintain close relationships with policy and practice partners, at all levels and in all aspects of our work.

Research Briefings

These are two page, concise documents which summarise a piece of academic research. They have been specifically designed to help academics communicate their the key messages and findings to a practitioner and policy audience.

Guidance for developing a systems perspective for the evaluation of local public health interventions

This guidance provides advice on:
• how to describe complexity; and
• how to think about the impact of complexity on work – in particular, how complexity might make interventions more or less feasible and effective; and
• how practitioners can evaluate their activities from a complex systems perspective while acknowledging that time and resources are always limited.


Our publications section contains a searchable repository of journal articles and other publications that provides information about our research.

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