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Public health in practice – our fellowship at NHS England and Improvement

The NIHR School for Public Health research is renowned for producing high-quality research. But what happens to that research – where does it go? How is it used? One answer, the one that maybe we all hope for is, “underpinning public health policy”.

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Key findings from my school culture and mental health post-doc project

In March 2021, I had the absolute pleasure of joining University of Cambridge, Department of Psychiatry, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. I worked with the excellent ChARM team (Child and Adolescent Resilience and Mental Health), and, in particular, Prof Tamsin Ford and Dr Anne-Marie Burn, who supported me in my postdoctoral research journey.

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The 2022 NIHR Doctoral training camp: Intensive but rewarding

We were excited to be nominated by the SPHR to attend this year’s NIHR doctoral training camp in Cheshire. This was focused on how to successfully apply for further research funding.

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How we can support physical health for people living with severe mental illness

Based in the North East of England, the WHOLE-SMI project gets its name from its focus on how we can support wellbeing and holistic health for individuals living with severe mental illness. Here, two peer researchers involved in the project, Sue Webster and Keith Thompson, talk about their hopes for the study.

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Finding better ways to evidence and appreciate the role and work of Voluntary and Community Sector youth services

Dr Nicholas Woodrow from ScHARR, University of Sheffield discusses recent work with the voluntary community sector.

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What is the right amount of food for preschool children?

Alice Porter discusses her PhD research on age-appropriate portion sizes for preschool aged children.

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