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Exploring community engagement in local alcohol decision making

This study will explore the range of ways community members can engage with local authorities and influence decisions around alcohol policy in the local area.

February 2018 - November 2018

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Evaluating local authority funding cuts and their consequences for health inequalities

This research aims to prepare the ground for future work assessing how public spending cuts impact on local housing provision and services, particularly those affecting people on low incomes. This work will examine how English local authorities meet the housing needs of disadvantaged residents during the ongoing period of economic hardship and public sector ‘austerity’.

April 2018 - March 2019

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Shaping a ‘healthier food environment’

This research aims to identify, map and explore the use of policy levers and interventions that can be used to influence population health change, in the common local food system across English Local Authorities (LA).

July 2018 - June 2019

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Health and economic impacts of welfare rights advice in the UK

This research aims to build a working group between SPHR researchers to address outstanding research questions on the broader health and economic impacts of welfare rights advice.

June 2018 - May 2019

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Developing age-friendly rural communities

This research builds on the Age-Friendly Cities (AFC) project, and will focus on rural communities in England and the challenges and opportunities they present for ageing populations.

January 2018 - December 2018

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Online data visualisation tools for local public health decision-support: from a food and exercise perspective

This project will assess how useful online data visualisation tools are used in practice to support decision making.

May 2018 - October 2019

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Evaluating the health impacts of HS2 and Crossrail

This project aims to provide the groundwork for future evaluation studies of large transport projects in the city of London, namely Crossrail and High Speed Rail 2 (HS2).

May 2017 - April 2018

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Supporting community engagement to increase the control that communities have over decisions that affect them

The aim of this project is to use evidence/learning generated from the Communities in Control study to support community engagement (CE) approaches aiming to increase the control that communities have over decisions that affect them.

June 2017 - May 2018

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How does reducing the cost of local authority leisure facilities impact health inequalities?

SPHR researchers investigated whether concessionary prices or free access to leisure supported people to participate in physical activity across several areas in North West England.

October 2014 - January 2017

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