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University of Bristol

University of BristolThe University of Bristol is one of eight leading academic centres with excellence in applied public health research which make up the NIHR School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR).

The University of Bristol’s involvement in the School is led by Professor Rona Campbell, Professor Matt Hickman, Professor Russ Jago, Professor David Gunnell, Professor Yoav Ben-Shlomo and Dr Frank de Vocht.


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Improving the health of students and staff at English academies

The NIHR School for Public Health Research is exploring how local government and public health experts can work with academy school chains and free school groups to improve staff and student health.

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Influencing alcohol policy across England

In England councils decide how alcohol policy will be implemented in their local areas, which provides councils with the opportunity to tailor its approach to suit local needs.


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Implementing evidence-based best practice criteria in sex and relationship education

Following the Government's announcement to make sex and relationship education compulsory in all secondary schools by 2020, the School is carrying out work to encourage policy makers to engage with its evidence-based best practice criteria, to ensure young people receive the same standard of sex and relationship education across the country.

1 May 2017 - 31 December 2017

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Improving the health of students and staff at English academies

This project builds on previous research funded by SPHR and aims to provide an understanding of how researchers could work with multi-academy school chains and groups of free schools to implement health interventions.

February 2018 - January 2019

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Improving the evaluation of public health interventions: a focus on alcohol licensing

This project aims to develop a tool which was used to estimate the impact of alcohol licensing policies on public health and crime across the country, to see if it can be used on a smaller scale to help practitioners in local authorities make decisions around public health interventions and alcohol licensing. 

June 2017 - November 2018

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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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Evaluating Smokefree Homes Service in Stoke-on-Trent

This project aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Smokefree Homes Service in Stoke on Trent to see if it was an effective way to reduce children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and make homes smoke free.

September 2016 - April 2018



Contact information

Jane Collingwood
University of Bristol
Office 2.01
Canynge Hall
39 Whatley Road
Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
0117 331 4518

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