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Comparing digital and practitioner delivered interventions for alcohol

The aim of this project is to assist local and national policy-makers develop efficient strategies to help achieve wide scale roll out of alcohol interventions to reduce health harm.

September 2017 - February 2019

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Optimising the alcohol reduction smartphone app: Drink Less

This research project will further develop the Drink Less app to incorporate findings from the original Drink Less study to make the app more suitable and user friendly.

January 2018 - July 2019

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Developing a new school-based digital intervention to prevent harmful alcohol use among young people aged 13-14 years

This research aims to carry out qualitative research to underpin the development of a new internet-based intervention to prevent alcohol use and related harms aimed at year 9 students.

January 2018 - April 2019

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Developing a systems perspective for the evaluation of local public health interventions

This project aims to better understand and give guidance on how research can take account of local ‘systems’ that shape service delivery and impacts.

June 2017 - November 2018

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Development of an intervention to improve mental health support and training for secondary school staff

School staff, in particular teachers, are consistently shown to have increased risk of stress, depression and anxiety compared to the general working population.

April 2012 - May 2015

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Transforming the ‘foodscape’: development and feasibility testing of interventions to promote healthier take-away, pub or restaurant food

Reducing obesity requires a change in what and how we eat. The ‘Foodscape’ study aimed to identify effective interventions to change the meals offered by takeaways, test them in the real world and evaluate their potential for improving diets and /or reducing obesity.

October 2013 - March 2017

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New technologies for reducing excessive alcohol use

This project examined the literature for behaviour change theory and techniques that may inform interventions to help people to reduce their alcohol consumption.

September 2013 - September 2016

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Extending The Alcohol Toolkit Study: Understanding the population context of alcohol use

The Alcohol Toolkit Study (ATS) is a monthly household survey of adults in England collecting data on alcohol consumption. This project aims to further develop the ATS to enhance our understanding of alcohol use and policy across England.

1 May 2017 - 31 October 2018

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