Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Centre of Population Health Sciences

Abstract

The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) was established by the Medical Research Council and the Chief Scientist Office of Scotland in 2007, to build capacity for more informative public health research, addressing the major problems and wide health inequalities of Scotland, and showing how best to prevent and control them. The overall mission of the SCPHRP, set out by its funders in 2007, was twofold: first, to strengthen the evidence base for public health, by developing and testing complex interventions for health improvement; secondly, to facilitate the rapid uptake of research evidence in the development of policy, a process called "knowledge brokering".

SCPHRP's three specific objectives for 2008-13 were to:
a) Identify key areas of opportunity for developing novel public health interventions in Scotland and move those forward;
b) Foster collaboration between government, researchers, and the public health community in Scotland to develop a national programme of intervention development, large-scale implementation and robust evaluation;
c) Build capacity within the public health community for collaborative research of the highest quality, with maximum impact on Scottish policies, programmes and practice.

In its first 5 years, SCPHRP has created a set of four Working Groups, composed of over eighty researchers as well as policy-makers, professionals and programme managers from many Scottish public health institutions. Each Working Group focuses on one part of the life-course: Early Life; Adolescence and Young Adulthood; Early to Mid-Working Life; and Later Life. Each Group has collaborated closely with SCPHRP staff and trainees since 2008, to create four major scientific reviews of "what works" to prevent or control key public health problems in Scotland across the life-course. These reviews have been widely read inside Scotland and beyond. Working Group interactions have led to more context-sensitive, policy-relevant research projects being designed and funded - initially through SCPHRP seed grants in 2009-12 - and more recently through the winning, by spin-off multi-disciplinary teams, of major grants to evaluate novel public health programmes and policies, funded by UK-level research agencies.

In 2013-18, SCPHRP will develop four new primary research and knowledge brokering (transfer and exchange) programmes to meet its fundamental objective of equitably improving Scottish health status. These programmes are based on established SCPHRP partnerships across academia and Scottish public health. Each will be supported by named Working Group Collaborators, and one SCPHRP Fellow and staff. Each is focused on a Scottish public health priority, within one of four life-course stages. The programmes and their objectives are:
1) Child Obesity and Development: to quantify the drivers, patterns and consequences of child obesity, in order to: a) develop new policies and programmes; b) assess the effectiveness of current obesity and child development programmes across Scotland, using the Growing Up in Scotland study of 14,000 children born since 2002;
2) Promoting Positive Youth Outcomes: to develop and evaluate preventive interventions - especially delivered via community, parenting, or school-based programmes - aimed at keeping high-risk youth behaviours from developing in the first place;
3) Preventing Acquisition of Adult Chronic Disease Risk Factors: to inform the development of, and eventually evaluate, novel preventive interventions (school, workplace, community) to keep adults healthy as they age, through new analyses of the seven Scottish Health Surveys since 1995;
4) Frailty and Dependency Inequalities in the Elderly: to develop and test preventive measures to equitably reduce frailty and dependence on others - as well as support independent living at home for older persons of all social groups - informed by a new Scottish longitudinal study of aging.

Technical Summary

SCPHRP was established in 2008 to utilise modern principles of successful knowledge transfer and exchange, with the aim of improving Scottish health and reduce its steep health inequalities. Our mandate was to create stronger links between Scottish public health researchers, and the potential users of that research, in policy, programme and practices settings throughout the country. We have done this by creating four Working Groups, spanning these communities. Those processes have led to more context-sensitive, policy relevant research projects being designed and funded, initially through 20+ SCPHRP seed grants in 2009-12. More recently, spin-off multi-disciplinary teams have won four major public health intervention and E-Health grants, funded by UK-level research agencies (NIHR and MRC). In its second quinquennium, SCPHRP will refine its vision, to develop Scotland as a leader, in Europe and the world, in public-health intervention research for equitable health improvement. We will pursue that mission through continuing to catalyse strong researcher/research-user connections that ensure timely, high-quality, relevant research, and its actual use in policy, programme and practice. This will contribute to better value-for-money in public services, through more comprehensive and robust evaluation of how successfully current public sector initiatives improve health status, and do so equitably.
SCPHRP's new programmes of research and knowledge transfer/exchange will address the following overarching scientific themes, to advance the science of equitable health improvement, especially through secure, anonymised cross-sectoral record-linkage:
1. Methodological development in monitoring health inequalities, using more promptly-sensitive outcome measures;
2. Assessment of patterns and time-trends in health inequalities in Scotland to guide intervention development;
3. Robust evaluation of public health interventions, including 'natural experiments'.

Planned Impact

The key non-academic beneficiaries of our work are public health professionals, programme managers, and policy-analysts and-makers, especially but not exclusively in Scotland. As a result of their inclusion in our multi-disciplinary Working Groups (www.scphrp.ac.uk/working-groups) and attendance at our special events, these potential users of research evidence can influence the research questions, study designs and settings for our public health research projects (www.scphrp.ac.uk/node/252), and thereby have advance notice of the findings, for use in their work. A key outcome expected from this knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) sequence is more robust evaluation of policies and programmes being implemented in Scotland, so that these can be improved - or abandoned if the evidence supports that decision. In a time of public and voluntary sector fiscal restraint, there are still many policies and programmes which are not robustly evaluated. However, public health is one sector where a strong tradition of robust evaluation is helping to improve this picture, inching itself towards "evidence-informed decision-making."

As an example, SCPHRP was recently asked by a branch of the Scottish Government to provide expert epidemiological review, for the first time, of a proposed, expensive controlled trial of nurse-led traditional cardiovascular risk-factor screening in the general older adult population. Although scientists of other disciplines had developed and reviewed the proposal, no one had thought to check international databases of structured reviews, for prior evidence on the effectiveness of such screening programmes. When we did that, we found more than 50 independent randomised control trials have been published in the last 20+ years on this question. The overall meta-analysis of effectiveness showed that the impact on cardiovascular outcomes would be virtually negligible in the long run. As a result of this consultation by SCPHRP, plans to mount this trial are currently under review, potentially saving Scotland about £3.5 million, the entire SCPHRP budget for 2008-13.

The ultimate beneficiaries of our work are the general public - first, via efficiency savings in public health policies and programmes (as exemplified above), and secondly via the use of evidence-based interventions in future to bring about long-hoped-for improvements in overall health status, and reductions in health inequalities by social class, which are the stated goals of the Scottish Government since devolution more than a dozen years ago. However, as we have recently pointed out (Frank and Haw 2011), it appears that shifting either overall health status in Scotland, or reducing its health inequalities (both of which are the worst in Western Europe), is a rather slow business, with few successes to date, despite a dozen years of relevant public sector aspirations and interventions since devolution. We have argued that the time-frames within which such population health improvements can be realistically expected, at least in Scotland, are probably longer than most experts in this field have expected. We have also argued that these time-frames could be shortened if we were to rely less on health outcomes that are inherently slow-to-change -- but which are routinely collected and therefore widely available at little cost. Examples of such outcomes which we have critiqued (Frank and Haw 2011) include birth-weight, later-life mortality and hospitalization, cancer incidence rates, and a psychometric mental health and well-being scale. Our four new proposed Programmes of work explicitly aim to identify and test outcomes which are more promptly sensitive to feasible policy and programme interventions, such as the Early Development Instrument in school-enterers. In this way, public sector initiatives to reduce health and social inequalities can be evaluated within the usual time-horizon for policy-makers and politicians - half a decade or less.

Organisations

Publications

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Description (Daryll Archibald) Men's Health Forum/Public Health England 'How to...' Guide - Best practice: weight-loss programmes for men
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/best-practice-tips-weight-loss-programmes
 
Description (Doi L) A realist evaluation of the enhanced health visiting service
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact This evaluation is a useful document that is currently being used to improve some aspects of the health visiting service. It is also informing the national evaluation of the enhanced service.
 
Description (Frank, Doi) SCPHRP a) Review of English DoH Report on, and b) Response to Scottish Government Request for Technical Input on: the Evaluation of the Nurse Family Partnership Pilot and Roll-Out.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact In late 2013, this request was received and responded to positively by SCPHRP for the first time. JF was subsequently an expert reviewer of the large- and completely NEGATIVE -- RCT of FNP in England, for the Department of Health there, many months prior to it publication in the Lancet in late 2015. JF and LD met with SG policy officials responsible for deciding what to do about the imminent Scotland-wide roll-out of this costly programme; they are still in contact with those officials, to provide further confidential advice as requested.
URL http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Edinburgh-a-world-leader-on-family-nurse-partnership-1710.aspx
 
Description (Frank,Doi) Invited Membership, Maternity & Neonatal Evidence and Data Sub Group of Scottish Government MCH Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://blogs.scotland.gov.uk/child-maternal/2016/01/21/maternity-and-neonatal-review-group-and-sub-g...
 
Description (Jepson, Doi) Evaluability assessment of the enhanced health visiting service
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description (John Frank) 2011 - 14: Member, Operations and Steering Group, Scottish Government Data Linkage Initiative (2011-12) and then of the Data Linkage Framework Programme and Executive Boards (2012-13)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This is the pan-Scottish-Government analogue of the SHIP programme described above, and has created public funding, and regulatory and legal frameworks to help make Scotland a world-leader in using routine administrative data to understand how health services run, and improve them.
URL http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/datalinkageframework/DLFboard
 
Description (John Frank) Chair, Scottish Government Steering Committee, Teenage Pregnancy and Young Parenting
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Pregnancy-and-Parenthood-in-Young-People-1b08.aspx
 
Description (John Frank) Evaluator, IDRC Governance for Equity in Health Systems Research Program
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Programs/Social_and_Economic_Policy/Governance_for_Equity_in_Health_Systems/Pa...
 
Description (John Frank) SCPHRP Continuing Professional Education Course for Policy Analysts and Research Trainees
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description (John Frank) SCPHRP Correction of UK Office of National Statistics Error in Scottish Mean Alcohol Consumption
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact In October 2013, SCPHRP attended the release of a completed ONS report on comparability of statistics, across health and many other sectors, between the devolved jurisdictions of the UK, partly to inform the ongoing debate on Scottish independence. Hidden in the health statistics tables of the report was a major error which could have had sensitive ramifications: the mean average daily consumption of alcohol by Scottish adult males was erroneously reported at nearly three times the level of consumption by that group in England, Wales and NI. SCPHRP consulted Scottish experts in the field, at NHS-Health Scotland, who noted that the statistic quoted - for Scotland only -- was in fact the reported average daily PEAK consumption during binge drinking, not the daily average. This was brought to the attention to ONS and an "erratum" was promptly issued by them.
 
Description (John Frank) SCPHRP Role in "Putting the Baby IN the Bath Water"-- a multiple-agency consortium's response to pending Scottish "Children and Young Peoples Act"legislation
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_EducationandCultureCommittee/Children%20and%20Young%20People%20...
 
Description (John Frank): Member, Royal Society of Edinburgh Expert Panel on Fracking
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://www.royalsoced.org.uk/cms/files/BriefingPaper15-01.pdf
 
Description (John Frank): member, Scientific Advisory Board, DECIPHER
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://decipher.uk.net/
 
Description (John McAteer) Invited membership- National Youth Work Research group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description (McAteer, Jepson) Development of the outcomes model for the National Parenting Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description (McAteer, Jepson) Development of the outcomes model for the National Parenting Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2012/10/4789/downloads
 
Description (McAteer, Jepson) SCPHRP involvement in Parenting Strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/Young-People/early-years/parenting-early-learning/families/nationa...
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) NICE Programme Development Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) NICE Programme Development Group, Exercise Referral Schemes
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description (Tony Robertson) - Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee's inquiry into Works, Wages and Wellbeing
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description 2009 - 16 John Frank: Chair, Steering Committee, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing (UK)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.nshd.mrc.ac.uk/
 
Description 2009 - John Frank: Member (now Chair), Scientific Advisory Board, UKCRC Centre of Excellence in Public Health, Belfast, NI
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreofExcellenceforPublicHealthNorthernIreland/
 
Description 2011 - John Frank: Vice-Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Behaviour and Health Research Unit, Cambridge University
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This DoH-funded programme of applied, policy-relevant research is strengthening the evidence-base for economic and non-economic ("nudge") policy interventions on public health problems in the UK.
URL http://www.bhru.iph.cam.ac.uk/
 
Description Appointed as Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee for Non-Experimental Evaluation of Family Nurse Partnership in Scotland (commissioned by the Scottish Government, researcher team from Wales)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description John Frank (2011 - 2013): Member, Scottish Health Informatics Programme, Scientific Management Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This five-year programme of applied record-linkage research has established Scotland as a world-leader in using routine administrative data to understand how health services run, and improve them. Most importantly, SHIP was the forerunner of the now-well-established Farr Institute in Scotland, the lead node in a multi-million pound UK-wide network of record linkage centres for health and related research, in which SCPHRP is a key player ( http://www.farrinstitute.org/centre/Scotland/3_About.html )
URL http://www.scot-ship.ac.uk/publications.html
 
Description John Frank and Sally Haw: National Information and Intelligence Strategy for Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact As a result of our involvement in this consultation at the Scottish Government level, and two influential critical papers we published in the Milbank Quarterly (Frank and Haw, 2011; 2013 -- see Publications), substantial revisions were made to the annual series of Scottish Government reports on Long-term Monitoring of Health Inequalities, in line with our criticisms/recommendations. Indeed, of only three current references on the Scottish Government website (see URL link below), two are our SCPHRP publications.
URL http://www.gov.scot./Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/TrendHealthOutcome
 
Description John Frank/Ruth Jepson (2008-): Members, Scottish Government Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Group on Alcohol Strategy (MESAS) -- John Frank still an active member in 2017
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This expert advisory group ensures that robust science is applied to the evaluations all new alcohol control policies in Scotland and will ensure the Minimum Unit Pricing law, when implemented, is well evaluated, informing policy worldwide.
URL http://www.healthscotland.com/scotlands-health/evaluation/planning/MESAS.aspx
 
Description John Frank: Chair, International Advisory Board, NIHR Schools of Public Health Research (UK)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://sphr.nihr.ac.uk/
 
Description John Frank: Technical Advisor, Annual Report of the Chief Public Officer of Canada -- annually since 2008 -- including provision of CPD training in epidemiology to Report's writing staff.
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Now beginning his tenth year of advising the writing team at the Public Health Agency of Canada, on the Annual Report of the Chief Public Health Officer, Frank is the most senior epidemiologist on the advisory committee, and the only one to regularly provide Continuing Professional Education to the writing team, in Ottawa, to improve the scientific quality of the Report. In his judgement, the Report is significantly better, in epidemiological terms, than it was at the beginning of this process.
URL https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/corporate/publications/chief-public-health-officer-reports-st...
 
Description Rapid review of evidence related to early learning and childcare & family outcomes (for Scottish Government)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) CPHS Travel Grant
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2015 
End 04/2015
 
Description (Doi, Jepson) HV realist evaluation
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Government 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description (Jepson: Co-Inv.) Bingo project
Amount £109,524 (GBP)
Organisation Chief Scientist Office (CSO) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 11/2015
 
Description (John Frank) CIHR Foundation Scheme
Amount $1,292,148 (CAD)
Funding ID PI: Arjit Nanci 
Organisation Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 07/2016 
End 06/2022
 
Description (John Frank) CIHR Stage 2 Foundation Scheme
Amount $1,155,257 (CAD)
Funding ID PI : Laura Rosella 
Organisation Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 07/2016 
End 06/2020
 
Description (Larry Doi) Grant from Chief Nursing Officer, Patients Public & Health Professions
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Chief Nursing Officer, Patients Public & Health Professions
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description (McAteer, Doi, Jepson, Hartley) Parenting Intervention Development
Amount £51,500 (GBP)
Organisation Robertson Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2014 
End 12/2015
 
Description (McAteer, Jepson) Physiological development in adolescence & impact on health behaviour- review
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation NHS Health Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 04/2016
 
Description (McAteer, Jepson, Malden) YMCA evaluation
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Robertson Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2014 
 
Description (Ruth Jepson, Michelle Estrade, Tony Robertson) NHS Health Scotland (metasynthesis)
Amount £10,600 (GBP)
Organisation NHS Health Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description (Ruth Jepson: Co-Inv.) The provision of radiological habit surveys: framework agreement
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Environment Protection Agency 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
 
Description (Tony Robertson) CPHS Centenary fund travel grant
Amount £450 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2014 
End 05/2014
 
Description (Tony Robertson) CPHS Centenary fund travel grant (2)
Amount £450 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2014 
End 09/2014
 
Description (Tony Robertson) CPHS fund to foster collaborative work
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 07/2014
 
Description (Tony Robertson, Ruth Jepson, Michelle Estrade) NHS Health Scotland tender - The nature of employment and excess mortality in Glasgow and Scotland
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 2014/15 RE008 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description CIHR (Co-Inv: Tony Robertson; John Frank) Population Health Impact Assessment Tools
Amount $498,956 (CAD)
Funding ID PI: Doug Manuel 
Organisation Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 07/2015 
End 06/2019
 
Description CIHR (IPPH - John Frank: Co-Inv) Global Health Competition
Amount $1,980,000 (CAD)
Funding ID PI: Jody Heymann 
Organisation Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 09/2011 
End 08/2016
 
Description CIHR Transitional Open Operating Grant (Co-Inv: John Frank)
Amount $429,438 (CAD)
Funding ID PI: Laura Rosella 
Organisation Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 07/2015 
End 06/2018
 
Description CSO (Co-Inv: Dr Ruth Jepson)
Amount £109,524 (GBP)
Funding ID PI Dr Josie Evans, Co-Inv: Dr Ruth Jepson; Title: The Well! Bingo Programme 
Organisation Chief Scientist Office (CSO) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2015 
End 06/2016
 
Description Diabetes UK studentship
Amount £80,118 (GBP)
Organisation Diabetes UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Edinburgh University Innovation Initiative Grant (Renee Ingram, Stephen Malden, Ruth Jepson)
Amount £4,103 (GBP)
Funding ID GR001969 
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 10/2016
 
Description HMT (Co-Inv: Dr Ruth Jepson)
Amount £199,255 (GBP)
Funding ID Pi: Prof Alison Bowes/Co-Inv: Dr Ruth Jepson; Title: Personalised Physical Activity for People with Dementia in Care Homes 
Organisation Klaipeda University 
Department Health Care Management
Sector Academic/University
Country Lithuania, Republic of
Start 06/2015 
End 07/2017
 
Description Innovation Initiative Grant (Doi, Estrade, Malden)
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description MRC-led Consortium (Co-Inv: John Frank and Ruth Jepson): E-Health Informatics Research Centre
Amount £5,800,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PI: Andrew Morris 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2013 
End 03/2018
 
Description MRC/ESRC (John Frank Co-Inv): Life-Long Health and Well-Being Extended Working Lives Partnership Awards
Amount £588,016 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/L006367/1 PI: Ewan Macdonald 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 08/2016
 
Description NIH (NIA) -- Co-Inv: John Frank -- Scottish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (Pilot)
Amount $123,986 (USD)
Funding ID PI: David Bell (Univ. of Sterling) 
Organisation National Institute on Aging 
Sector Public
Country United States of America
Start 06/2013 
End 06/2015
 
Description NIHR Public Health Research Programme (Co-Inv: John Frank):DISPLAY study of tobacco marketing control legislation impacts
Amount £1,265,681 (GBP)
Funding ID 10/3000/07PI: Sally Haw (University of Stirling) 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2012 
End 01/2017
 
Description NIHR Public Health Research Programme- PI Ruth Jepson- Evaluation of 20mph
Amount £881,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2020
 
Description University of Edinburgh Innovation Initiative Grant (Daryll Archibald, Ruth Jepson, The Conservation Volunteers)
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description WT (PI John Frank; Co-Inv: Michelle Estrade, Ruth Jepson): Seed Awards in Society and Ethics
Amount £37,399 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2015 
End 06/2016
 
Description eMERGE meta-ethnography (Co-Inv: Dr Ruth Jepson)
Amount £298,450 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description (A.J. Williams) Connecting Big Data in Environment and Human Health 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department Medical School
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating on Big Data Set Project
Collaborator Contribution Leading Connecting Big Data in Environment and Human Health
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2012
 
Description (A.J. Williams) Science and Policy Network (SPiNe) 
Organisation Census & Administrative Data Longitudinal Studies Hub (CALLS-Hub)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution JF (for whom AJW was substituting) is a member of the SPiNe who were formed to help direct how the three UK longitudinal studies can help inform and influence policy.
Collaborator Contribution CALLS Hub coordinate this group to help them find directions for their work. Other members of the collaboration included those involved with government and the third sector who suggest what topics they want researched.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Andrew Williams, Tony Robertson) Bringing the third sector and academic research together event 
Organisation Evaluation Support Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution SCPHRP provided itself as a case study for good practice in linking researchers and the third sector together. Andrew Williams attended the event on SCPHRP's behalf and presented a video from a similar Adult Life / Working Age Working Group event. Andrew also ran a stall for SCPHRP including reports, magazines and a sign-up sheet for the mailing list.
Collaborator Contribution The forum allowed SCPHRP to network with third sector groups and other researchers and to promote SCPHRP's work.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Andrew Williams, Tony Robertson) Bringing the third sector and academic research together event 
Organisation Scottish Third Sector Research Forum (TSRF)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution SCPHRP provided itself as a case study for good practice in linking researchers and the third sector together. Andrew Williams attended the event on SCPHRP's behalf and presented a video from a similar Adult Life / Working Age Working Group event. Andrew also ran a stall for SCPHRP including reports, magazines and a sign-up sheet for the mailing list.
Collaborator Contribution The forum allowed SCPHRP to network with third sector groups and other researchers and to promote SCPHRP's work.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Green exercise voluntary programme for older adults living in disadvantaged areas 
Organisation The Conservation Volunteers
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I designed and carried out a small-scale evaluation of a pilot green exercise voluntary programme delivered by The Conservation Volunteers to older adults in Maryhill, Glasgow.
Collaborator Contribution My key partner in this project was The Conservation Volunteers who designed and delivered the green exercise voluntary programme mentioned above.
Impact Conference Abstract for the World Congress on Active Ageing, Melbourne - June 28th - July 1st 2016. Title: A qualitative evaluation of a pilot green exercise volunteering programme for older adults living in a socio-economically disadvantaged area of Glasgow, Scotland.
Start Year 2015
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Health Promoting Palliative Care scoping review) 
Organisation NHS Lothian
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Leading a scoping review that aims to map varying types of Health Promoting Palliative Care (HPPC) programmes over a 15 year period
Collaborator Contribution Supporting all activities involved in the above stated review, e.g. screening, data extraction, analysis and writing up of results).
Impact No outputs to list at present
Start Year 2015
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Health Promoting Palliative Care scoping review) 
Organisation Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Leading a scoping review that aims to map varying types of Health Promoting Palliative Care (HPPC) programmes over a 15 year period
Collaborator Contribution Supporting all activities involved in the above stated review, e.g. screening, data extraction, analysis and writing up of results).
Impact No outputs to list at present
Start Year 2015
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Health Promoting Palliative Care scoping review) 
Organisation St Columba's Hospice
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Leading a scoping review that aims to map varying types of Health Promoting Palliative Care (HPPC) programmes over a 15 year period
Collaborator Contribution Supporting all activities involved in the above stated review, e.g. screening, data extraction, analysis and writing up of results).
Impact No outputs to list at present
Start Year 2015
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Health Promoting Palliative Care scoping review) 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Primary Palliative Care Research Group
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading a scoping review that aims to map varying types of Health Promoting Palliative Care (HPPC) programmes over a 15 year period
Collaborator Contribution Supporting all activities involved in the above stated review, e.g. screening, data extraction, analysis and writing up of results).
Impact No outputs to list at present
Start Year 2015
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Management of Male Obesity 
Organisation Bournemouth University
Department Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading a qualitative evidence synthesis and supporting systematic reviews on a National Institute for Health Research, Health Technology Assessment.
Collaborator Contribution Leading systematic review work and supporting a qualitative evidence sysnthesis on a National Institute for Health Research, Health Technology Assessment.
Impact Academic Journal Publications: • Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E, Stewart F, Robertson C, Boyers D & Avenell A. A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity. (2015) BMJ Open. 5:e008372 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008372. • Robertson C, Avenell A, Boachie C, Stewart F, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E, and Boyers D. Clinical effectiveness of weight loss and weight maintenance interventions for men: a systematic review of men-only randomised controlled trials (The ROMEO Project). (2015) The American Journal of Men's Health • Robertson C, Avenell A, Boachie C, Stewart F, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E, and Boyers D. Should weight loss and maintenance programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term randomised controlled trials presenting data for men and women: The ROMEO Project. (2015) Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. DOI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871403X15000599 • Boyers D, Avenell A, Stewart F, Robertson C, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P and van Teijlingen E. A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men. (2015) Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2015.03.001 • Stewart F, Fraser C, Robertson C, Avenell A, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E and Boyers D. (2014) Are men difficult to find?: Identifying male-specific studies in MEDLINE and Embase. Systematic Reviews Journal. Volume 3:78 doi:10.1186/2046-4053-3-78 Conference presentations: Archibald, D. , Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., Van Teijlingen, E., Robertson, C. F., Stewart, F., Boyers, D. and Avenell, A. A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity: the ROMEO Project.UK Congress on Obesity. Birmingham, September 2014. Boyers, D., Stewart, F. and Avenell, A. (2013) 'Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of new interventions in the management and treatment of obesity: lessons for good practice evaluations from the ROMEO project', [poster] European Conference on Obesity (ECO), Liverpool, May 2013. Robertson, C. F., Archibald, D., Avenell, A., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., Van Teijlingen, E., Boyers, D., Stewart, F., Boachie, C. and Fioratou, E. (2013) 'Using a combined realist and socio-ecological approach to integrating quantitative and qualitative systematic review evidence in a health technology assessment setting', 21st Cochrane Colloquium, Quebec, 19-23 September 2013. Archibald, D. , Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., Van Teijlingen, E., Robertson, C. F., Stewart, F., Boyers, D. and Avenell, A. (2013) 'A mixed-method evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity: the ROMEO (Review Of MEn and Obesity) project', Scottish Faculty of Public Health Conference, Dunblane, 7-8 November 2013. Boyers, D., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Robertson, C., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P. and van Teijlingen, E. (2014) 'Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of interventions for the management and treatment of obesity in men - results from the ROMEO study' [poster], Men's Health and Wellbeing: Critical Insights Conference, Leeds, 7-8 July 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'Should weight loss programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term weight loss randomised controlled trials: the Romeo project' [poster], Men's Health and Wellbeing: Critical Insights Conference, Leeds, 7-8 July 2014. Hoddinott, P., Archibald, D., Robertson, C., Stewart, F., Boyers, D., Douglas, F., van Teijlingen, E. and Avenell, A. (2014) 'Obesity in men: evidence synthesis findings and their implications for primary care. The ROMEO (Review of Men and Obesity) Project', Society for Academic Primary Care, Edinburgh, 9-12 July 2014. Boyers, D., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Robertson, C., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P. and van Teijlingen, E. (2014) 'A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men' [poster], Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Boachie, C., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'Should weight loss programmes be designed differently for men and women? The ROMEO (Review of Men and Obesity) project', Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'A systematic review of long-term weight management randomised controlled trials for obese men: the ROMEO project [poster]', Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'A systematic review of weight loss interventions for obese men in the UK: the ROMEO project' [poster], Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014.
Start Year 2012
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Management of Male Obesity 
Organisation Men's Health Forum
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Leading a qualitative evidence synthesis and supporting systematic reviews on a National Institute for Health Research, Health Technology Assessment.
Collaborator Contribution Leading systematic review work and supporting a qualitative evidence sysnthesis on a National Institute for Health Research, Health Technology Assessment.
Impact Academic Journal Publications: • Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E, Stewart F, Robertson C, Boyers D & Avenell A. A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity. (2015) BMJ Open. 5:e008372 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008372. • Robertson C, Avenell A, Boachie C, Stewart F, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E, and Boyers D. Clinical effectiveness of weight loss and weight maintenance interventions for men: a systematic review of men-only randomised controlled trials (The ROMEO Project). (2015) The American Journal of Men's Health • Robertson C, Avenell A, Boachie C, Stewart F, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E, and Boyers D. Should weight loss and maintenance programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term randomised controlled trials presenting data for men and women: The ROMEO Project. (2015) Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. DOI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871403X15000599 • Boyers D, Avenell A, Stewart F, Robertson C, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P and van Teijlingen E. A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men. (2015) Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2015.03.001 • Stewart F, Fraser C, Robertson C, Avenell A, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E and Boyers D. (2014) Are men difficult to find?: Identifying male-specific studies in MEDLINE and Embase. Systematic Reviews Journal. Volume 3:78 doi:10.1186/2046-4053-3-78 Conference presentations: Archibald, D. , Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., Van Teijlingen, E., Robertson, C. F., Stewart, F., Boyers, D. and Avenell, A. A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity: the ROMEO Project.UK Congress on Obesity. Birmingham, September 2014. Boyers, D., Stewart, F. and Avenell, A. (2013) 'Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of new interventions in the management and treatment of obesity: lessons for good practice evaluations from the ROMEO project', [poster] European Conference on Obesity (ECO), Liverpool, May 2013. Robertson, C. F., Archibald, D., Avenell, A., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., Van Teijlingen, E., Boyers, D., Stewart, F., Boachie, C. and Fioratou, E. (2013) 'Using a combined realist and socio-ecological approach to integrating quantitative and qualitative systematic review evidence in a health technology assessment setting', 21st Cochrane Colloquium, Quebec, 19-23 September 2013. Archibald, D. , Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., Van Teijlingen, E., Robertson, C. F., Stewart, F., Boyers, D. and Avenell, A. (2013) 'A mixed-method evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity: the ROMEO (Review Of MEn and Obesity) project', Scottish Faculty of Public Health Conference, Dunblane, 7-8 November 2013. Boyers, D., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Robertson, C., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P. and van Teijlingen, E. (2014) 'Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of interventions for the management and treatment of obesity in men - results from the ROMEO study' [poster], Men's Health and Wellbeing: Critical Insights Conference, Leeds, 7-8 July 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'Should weight loss programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term weight loss randomised controlled trials: the Romeo project' [poster], Men's Health and Wellbeing: Critical Insights Conference, Leeds, 7-8 July 2014. Hoddinott, P., Archibald, D., Robertson, C., Stewart, F., Boyers, D., Douglas, F., van Teijlingen, E. and Avenell, A. (2014) 'Obesity in men: evidence synthesis findings and their implications for primary care. The ROMEO (Review of Men and Obesity) Project', Society for Academic Primary Care, Edinburgh, 9-12 July 2014. Boyers, D., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Robertson, C., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P. and van Teijlingen, E. (2014) 'A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men' [poster], Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Boachie, C., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'Should weight loss programmes be designed differently for men and women? The ROMEO (Review of Men and Obesity) project', Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'A systematic review of long-term weight management randomised controlled trials for obese men: the ROMEO project [poster]', Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'A systematic review of weight loss interventions for obese men in the UK: the ROMEO project' [poster], Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014.
Start Year 2012
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Management of Male Obesity 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Department Health Services Research Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Leading a qualitative evidence synthesis and supporting systematic reviews on a National Institute for Health Research, Health Technology Assessment.
Collaborator Contribution Leading systematic review work and supporting a qualitative evidence sysnthesis on a National Institute for Health Research, Health Technology Assessment.
Impact Academic Journal Publications: • Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E, Stewart F, Robertson C, Boyers D & Avenell A. A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity. (2015) BMJ Open. 5:e008372 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008372. • Robertson C, Avenell A, Boachie C, Stewart F, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E, and Boyers D. Clinical effectiveness of weight loss and weight maintenance interventions for men: a systematic review of men-only randomised controlled trials (The ROMEO Project). (2015) The American Journal of Men's Health • Robertson C, Avenell A, Boachie C, Stewart F, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E, and Boyers D. Should weight loss and maintenance programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term randomised controlled trials presenting data for men and women: The ROMEO Project. (2015) Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. DOI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871403X15000599 • Boyers D, Avenell A, Stewart F, Robertson C, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P and van Teijlingen E. A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men. (2015) Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2015.03.001 • Stewart F, Fraser C, Robertson C, Avenell A, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E and Boyers D. (2014) Are men difficult to find?: Identifying male-specific studies in MEDLINE and Embase. Systematic Reviews Journal. Volume 3:78 doi:10.1186/2046-4053-3-78 Conference presentations: Archibald, D. , Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., Van Teijlingen, E., Robertson, C. F., Stewart, F., Boyers, D. and Avenell, A. A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity: the ROMEO Project.UK Congress on Obesity. Birmingham, September 2014. Boyers, D., Stewart, F. and Avenell, A. (2013) 'Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of new interventions in the management and treatment of obesity: lessons for good practice evaluations from the ROMEO project', [poster] European Conference on Obesity (ECO), Liverpool, May 2013. Robertson, C. F., Archibald, D., Avenell, A., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., Van Teijlingen, E., Boyers, D., Stewart, F., Boachie, C. and Fioratou, E. (2013) 'Using a combined realist and socio-ecological approach to integrating quantitative and qualitative systematic review evidence in a health technology assessment setting', 21st Cochrane Colloquium, Quebec, 19-23 September 2013. Archibald, D. , Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., Van Teijlingen, E., Robertson, C. F., Stewart, F., Boyers, D. and Avenell, A. (2013) 'A mixed-method evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity: the ROMEO (Review Of MEn and Obesity) project', Scottish Faculty of Public Health Conference, Dunblane, 7-8 November 2013. Boyers, D., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Robertson, C., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P. and van Teijlingen, E. (2014) 'Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of interventions for the management and treatment of obesity in men - results from the ROMEO study' [poster], Men's Health and Wellbeing: Critical Insights Conference, Leeds, 7-8 July 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'Should weight loss programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term weight loss randomised controlled trials: the Romeo project' [poster], Men's Health and Wellbeing: Critical Insights Conference, Leeds, 7-8 July 2014. Hoddinott, P., Archibald, D., Robertson, C., Stewart, F., Boyers, D., Douglas, F., van Teijlingen, E. and Avenell, A. (2014) 'Obesity in men: evidence synthesis findings and their implications for primary care. The ROMEO (Review of Men and Obesity) Project', Society for Academic Primary Care, Edinburgh, 9-12 July 2014. Boyers, D., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Robertson, C., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P. and van Teijlingen, E. (2014) 'A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men' [poster], Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Boachie, C., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'Should weight loss programmes be designed differently for men and women? The ROMEO (Review of Men and Obesity) project', Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'A systematic review of long-term weight management randomised controlled trials for obese men: the ROMEO project [poster]', Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'A systematic review of weight loss interventions for obese men in the UK: the ROMEO project' [poster], Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014.
Start Year 2012
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Management of Male Obesity 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading a qualitative evidence synthesis and supporting systematic reviews on a National Institute for Health Research, Health Technology Assessment.
Collaborator Contribution Leading systematic review work and supporting a qualitative evidence sysnthesis on a National Institute for Health Research, Health Technology Assessment.
Impact Academic Journal Publications: • Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E, Stewart F, Robertson C, Boyers D & Avenell A. A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity. (2015) BMJ Open. 5:e008372 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008372. • Robertson C, Avenell A, Boachie C, Stewart F, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E, and Boyers D. Clinical effectiveness of weight loss and weight maintenance interventions for men: a systematic review of men-only randomised controlled trials (The ROMEO Project). (2015) The American Journal of Men's Health • Robertson C, Avenell A, Boachie C, Stewart F, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E, and Boyers D. Should weight loss and maintenance programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term randomised controlled trials presenting data for men and women: The ROMEO Project. (2015) Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. DOI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871403X15000599 • Boyers D, Avenell A, Stewart F, Robertson C, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P and van Teijlingen E. A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men. (2015) Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2015.03.001 • Stewart F, Fraser C, Robertson C, Avenell A, Archibald D, Douglas F, Hoddinott P, van Teijlingen E and Boyers D. (2014) Are men difficult to find?: Identifying male-specific studies in MEDLINE and Embase. Systematic Reviews Journal. Volume 3:78 doi:10.1186/2046-4053-3-78 Conference presentations: Archibald, D. , Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., Van Teijlingen, E., Robertson, C. F., Stewart, F., Boyers, D. and Avenell, A. A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity: the ROMEO Project.UK Congress on Obesity. Birmingham, September 2014. Boyers, D., Stewart, F. and Avenell, A. (2013) 'Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of new interventions in the management and treatment of obesity: lessons for good practice evaluations from the ROMEO project', [poster] European Conference on Obesity (ECO), Liverpool, May 2013. Robertson, C. F., Archibald, D., Avenell, A., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., Van Teijlingen, E., Boyers, D., Stewart, F., Boachie, C. and Fioratou, E. (2013) 'Using a combined realist and socio-ecological approach to integrating quantitative and qualitative systematic review evidence in a health technology assessment setting', 21st Cochrane Colloquium, Quebec, 19-23 September 2013. Archibald, D. , Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., Van Teijlingen, E., Robertson, C. F., Stewart, F., Boyers, D. and Avenell, A. (2013) 'A mixed-method evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity: the ROMEO (Review Of MEn and Obesity) project', Scottish Faculty of Public Health Conference, Dunblane, 7-8 November 2013. Boyers, D., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Robertson, C., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P. and van Teijlingen, E. (2014) 'Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of interventions for the management and treatment of obesity in men - results from the ROMEO study' [poster], Men's Health and Wellbeing: Critical Insights Conference, Leeds, 7-8 July 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'Should weight loss programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term weight loss randomised controlled trials: the Romeo project' [poster], Men's Health and Wellbeing: Critical Insights Conference, Leeds, 7-8 July 2014. Hoddinott, P., Archibald, D., Robertson, C., Stewart, F., Boyers, D., Douglas, F., van Teijlingen, E. and Avenell, A. (2014) 'Obesity in men: evidence synthesis findings and their implications for primary care. The ROMEO (Review of Men and Obesity) Project', Society for Academic Primary Care, Edinburgh, 9-12 July 2014. Boyers, D., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Robertson, C., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P. and van Teijlingen, E. (2014) 'A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men' [poster], Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Boachie, C., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'Should weight loss programmes be designed differently for men and women? The ROMEO (Review of Men and Obesity) project', Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'A systematic review of long-term weight management randomised controlled trials for obese men: the ROMEO project [poster]', Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014. Robertson, C., Avenell, A., Stewart, F., Archibald, D., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Boyers, D. (2014) 'A systematic review of weight loss interventions for obese men in the UK: the ROMEO project' [poster], Association for the Study of Obesity, UK Congress on Obesity, Birmingham, 16-17 September 2014.
Start Year 2012
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Older people with HIV in care homes: a needs assessment 
Organisation HIV Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Co-leading the development of a project that will undertake a needs assessment of the issues faced by older people with HIV living in care homes in Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution Advising on the development of a project that will undertake a needs assessment of the issues faced by older people with HIV living in care homes in Scotland.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description (Frank, Treanor, Archibald) Scottish Longitudinal Study on Ageing 
Organisation University of Stirling
Department Economics Division
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution SCPHRP Director John Frank is a co-investigator on an invited NIH (National Institute of Ageing) grant application in 2012 to pilot the first-ever Scottish Longitudinal Study of Ageing, led by Prof David Bell of the University of Stirling.
Collaborator Contribution The mutli-disciplinary team includes psychologists, economics and one epidemiologist (Frank),
Impact The NIIH grant application has now been granted, but NHS approvals to utilise the CHI numbers of elderly Scots to create the novel sampling-frame for this cohort-- the whole point of the NIH grant -- have been extensively delayed, and no data has been collected as of January 2016. The SCPHRP Later Life Fellow, Dr Daryll Archibald, and John Frank (Co-Investigator) are actively collaborating with the other partners and will develop a research project once data is available.
Start Year 2012
 
Description (Greig Inglis) Population Density and Inequalities 
Organisation Edinburgh Napier University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have been working with colleagues from Edinburgh Napier University to develop research project on population density and attitudes toward health and social inequalities. I have contributed to the research design, and I am a principle investigator on a Carnegie Collaborative Research Grant.
Collaborator Contribution This project is being led by a colleague at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, who originally devised the study and is the lead applicant on a Carnegie Collaborative Research Grant. Colleagues from the School of Engineering and the Built Environment will be contributing expertise to identify areas of high and low population density for the fieldwork.
Impact This is a multidisciplinary project, including colleagues from: nursing, population health, psychology and built environment.
Start Year 2016
 
Description (Greig Inglis) Poverty Stigma and Discrimination 
Organisation Poverty Alliance
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I initially devised the project, and worked alongside colleagues from the Poverty Alliance to finalise the research design. I am currently leading on this project, and will be working with the Poverty Alliance to submit a grant application to support this work.
Collaborator Contribution The Poverty Alliance have made a significant contribution to the research design of this project, and will be assisting with data collection, analysis and dissemination.
Impact I wrote a blog on poverty and stigma for the Poverty Alliance's Challenge Poverty Week.
Start Year 2016
 
Description (Jane Hartley & John McAteer) Inspiring Scotland 
Organisation Inspiring Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Currently developing ideas for research across the four working groups
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact None as of yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description (Jepson, Estrade, Robertson) Evaluating community food projects 
Organisation CHANGES Community Health Project
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We have undertaken some evaluation work for the partners. We have undertaken a meta-synthesis for the partners and PI and CI
Collaborator Contribution The provided the funding, some of the ideas for the evaluation, and access to participants for the study
Impact We have recently completed phase 1 of an evaluation and are now commencing on phase 2 We were awarded a NHS-Health Scotland grant for £9,832 to undertake a meta-synthesis of community food projects and mental health
Start Year 2012
 
Description (Jepson, Estrade, Robertson) Evaluating community food projects 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have undertaken some evaluation work for the partners. We have undertaken a meta-synthesis for the partners and PI and CI
Collaborator Contribution The provided the funding, some of the ideas for the evaluation, and access to participants for the study
Impact We have recently completed phase 1 of an evaluation and are now commencing on phase 2 We were awarded a NHS-Health Scotland grant for £9,832 to undertake a meta-synthesis of community food projects and mental health
Start Year 2012
 
Description (Jepson, McAteer, Doi) Evaluation of alcohol brief interventions (ABIs) in youth and social work settings. 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As part of the ABI project, SCPHRP researchers provide ongoing support and advice to third sector projects relating to evaluation. The wider project aims to embed evaluation of ABI delivery as a crucial component of practice.
Collaborator Contribution NHS Health Scotland also provide advice and support. The Scottish Government were involved in setting priority areas (young people and social care) and also provided funding for us to commission work on the evaluation process
Impact Around 12 ABI projects have been involved in this project and have received evaluation support. We have commissioned and externally funded a process evaluation which is now almost complete. We have funded one fellowship for one of the project staff
Start Year 2011
 
Description (Jepson, McAteer, Doi) Evaluation of alcohol brief interventions (ABIs) in youth and social work settings. 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As part of the ABI project, SCPHRP researchers provide ongoing support and advice to third sector projects relating to evaluation. The wider project aims to embed evaluation of ABI delivery as a crucial component of practice.
Collaborator Contribution NHS Health Scotland also provide advice and support. The Scottish Government were involved in setting priority areas (young people and social care) and also provided funding for us to commission work on the evaluation process
Impact Around 12 ABI projects have been involved in this project and have received evaluation support. We have commissioned and externally funded a process evaluation which is now almost complete. We have funded one fellowship for one of the project staff
Start Year 2011
 
Description (Jepson, McAteer, Doi, Williams, Archibald) Development of teaching/CPD resources in intervention development and evaluation 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are currently developing teaching materials which will be freely available online
Collaborator Contribution Provide expertise and guidance on the materials
Impact None as yet - currently in development. Full University of Edinburgh MPH graduate course taught by SCPHRP team members in 2014-15 and 2015-16, with highly rated student evaluations.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Jepson, McAteer, Doi, Williams, Archibald) Development of teaching/CPD resources in intervention development and evaluation 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Department Evalaution Team
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution We are currently developing teaching materials which will be freely available online
Collaborator Contribution Provide expertise and guidance on the materials
Impact None as yet - currently in development. Full University of Edinburgh MPH graduate course taught by SCPHRP team members in 2014-15 and 2015-16, with highly rated student evaluations.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Jepson, McAteer,Pringle) Young People's Health Behaviour Development and Change Project 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Ruth Jepson of SCPHRP chairs the Group, and John McAteer is a member of the Group
Collaborator Contribution Set the group up, organise the meetings, manage the activities of the group
Impact We have submitted a CSO grant proposal as the initial phase of the project. We have received £58,818 from the Scottish Government/NHS-Health Scotland for a structured review of the evidence on adolescent risk behaviours.
Start Year 2012
 
Description (John Frank) Co-investigator on two large grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
Organisation University of Ottawa
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Because of his long experience with routinely collected data, and its record linkage, in Canada and Scotland, John Frank was asked to be a Co-Investigator on these two separate CIHR grants, led by two talented young Canadian researchers, Prof Laura Rosella, and Prof Doug Manuel
Collaborator Contribution As Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Laura's grant project, and major EU-international collaborator for Doug's, John Frank is extending the influence of his work for MRC/CSO and the Farr Institute to one of the world's leading centres (Ontario) for record-linkage-based health research.
Impact These multi-year grant-funded projects are only in their first six months of operations, but one paper has been submitted to a journal for publication, and another is in preparation.
Start Year 2015
 
Description (John Frank) Co-investigator on two large grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
Organisation University of Toronto
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Because of his long experience with routinely collected data, and its record linkage, in Canada and Scotland, John Frank was asked to be a Co-Investigator on these two separate CIHR grants, led by two talented young Canadian researchers, Prof Laura Rosella, and Prof Doug Manuel
Collaborator Contribution As Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Laura's grant project, and major EU-international collaborator for Doug's, John Frank is extending the influence of his work for MRC/CSO and the Farr Institute to one of the world's leading centres (Ontario) for record-linkage-based health research.
Impact These multi-year grant-funded projects are only in their first six months of operations, but one paper has been submitted to a journal for publication, and another is in preparation.
Start Year 2015
 
Description (John Frank) NIHR sickness absence proposal (in 2013, led to MRC SOPIE grant "Supporting Older People Into Employment" with same partners) 
Organisation Ingeus
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution SCPHRP came across the NIHR call, drafted the initial outline and met with partners to develop the proposal. In 2013 this proposal was greatly revised by the same collaboration and won an MRC Lifelong Health and Wellbeing grant "Supporting Older People into Employment" worth £588,016 -- which is still in progress.
Collaborator Contribution Partners hold the relevant data and contributed to the research proposal and also have the analysis expertise
Impact This group won an MRC Lifelong Health and WellBeing Grant in 2015 -- see SOPIE grant entry in ResearchFish's GRANTS section.
Start Year 2012
 
Description (John Frank) NIHR sickness absence proposal (in 2013, led to MRC SOPIE grant "Supporting Older People Into Employment" with same partners) 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution SCPHRP came across the NIHR call, drafted the initial outline and met with partners to develop the proposal. In 2013 this proposal was greatly revised by the same collaboration and won an MRC Lifelong Health and Wellbeing grant "Supporting Older People into Employment" worth £588,016 -- which is still in progress.
Collaborator Contribution Partners hold the relevant data and contributed to the research proposal and also have the analysis expertise
Impact This group won an MRC Lifelong Health and WellBeing Grant in 2015 -- see SOPIE grant entry in ResearchFish's GRANTS section.
Start Year 2012
 
Description (John Frank): Co-investigator, CIHR-funded MACHEquity Global Network 
Organisation Cayetano Heredia University
Department Faculty of Public Health
Country Peru, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Maternal and Child Health Equity (MACHEquity) research program examines how social policies focused on reducing poverty, income and gender inequality impact the health of children and women under the age of 50. We know that poverty and social disadvantage greatly affect health and health equity, but our understanding of how policies can improve population health is limited. By analyzing the effects of national and subnational policies, MACHEquity is creating novel research on the use of policy to improve health and reduce persistent health inequalities. MACHEquity is a multinational research project coordinated by McGill University and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, with additional funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation. It has collaborating centres in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Peru and South Africa. MACHEquity has developed comprehensive databases of national policies worldwide and is merging them with rich sources of household survey data to understand how broad policies can affect the health of individuals. We then apply a variety of statistical analyses to estimate the impact of these national policies on population health and health inequalities, prioritizing the outcomes highlighted by the Millennium Development Goals and the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals.
Collaborator Contribution Each of six major public health research centres, in five continents, has a role in this network, through the co-investigators appointed at that Centre. The Centres in Peru India, South Africa, Canada, the USA have doctoral and post-doctoral trainees funded by the CIHR grant, from 2011 through to late 2016, John Frank's role is as a senior epidemiological and global health advisor to several trainees located at several of these Centres. As of March 2016, he has been asked by the MACHEquity Network to act as PI on a Wellcome Trust Collaboration grant, the preliminary bid for which was approved by WT in February 2016 to go forward to full grant application, due in late March. If this bid is won, it will provide nearly £2 million from late 2016 to late 2021, and occupy 0.15 of JF's time, as lead for the project.
Impact A full list of the many journal papers and reports produced by the Network is found on their website (see above).
Start Year 2011
 
Description (John Frank): Co-investigator, CIHR-funded MACHEquity Global Network 
Organisation Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Country India, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Maternal and Child Health Equity (MACHEquity) research program examines how social policies focused on reducing poverty, income and gender inequality impact the health of children and women under the age of 50. We know that poverty and social disadvantage greatly affect health and health equity, but our understanding of how policies can improve population health is limited. By analyzing the effects of national and subnational policies, MACHEquity is creating novel research on the use of policy to improve health and reduce persistent health inequalities. MACHEquity is a multinational research project coordinated by McGill University and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, with additional funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation. It has collaborating centres in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Peru and South Africa. MACHEquity has developed comprehensive databases of national policies worldwide and is merging them with rich sources of household survey data to understand how broad policies can affect the health of individuals. We then apply a variety of statistical analyses to estimate the impact of these national policies on population health and health inequalities, prioritizing the outcomes highlighted by the Millennium Development Goals and the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals.
Collaborator Contribution Each of six major public health research centres, in five continents, has a role in this network, through the co-investigators appointed at that Centre. The Centres in Peru India, South Africa, Canada, the USA have doctoral and post-doctoral trainees funded by the CIHR grant, from 2011 through to late 2016, John Frank's role is as a senior epidemiological and global health advisor to several trainees located at several of these Centres. As of March 2016, he has been asked by the MACHEquity Network to act as PI on a Wellcome Trust Collaboration grant, the preliminary bid for which was approved by WT in February 2016 to go forward to full grant application, due in late March. If this bid is won, it will provide nearly £2 million from late 2016 to late 2021, and occupy 0.15 of JF's time, as lead for the project.
Impact A full list of the many journal papers and reports produced by the Network is found on their website (see above).
Start Year 2011
 
Description (John Frank): Co-investigator, CIHR-funded MACHEquity Global Network 
Organisation McGill University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Maternal and Child Health Equity (MACHEquity) research program examines how social policies focused on reducing poverty, income and gender inequality impact the health of children and women under the age of 50. We know that poverty and social disadvantage greatly affect health and health equity, but our understanding of how policies can improve population health is limited. By analyzing the effects of national and subnational policies, MACHEquity is creating novel research on the use of policy to improve health and reduce persistent health inequalities. MACHEquity is a multinational research project coordinated by McGill University and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, with additional funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation. It has collaborating centres in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Peru and South Africa. MACHEquity has developed comprehensive databases of national policies worldwide and is merging them with rich sources of household survey data to understand how broad policies can affect the health of individuals. We then apply a variety of statistical analyses to estimate the impact of these national policies on population health and health inequalities, prioritizing the outcomes highlighted by the Millennium Development Goals and the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals.
Collaborator Contribution Each of six major public health research centres, in five continents, has a role in this network, through the co-investigators appointed at that Centre. The Centres in Peru India, South Africa, Canada, the USA have doctoral and post-doctoral trainees funded by the CIHR grant, from 2011 through to late 2016, John Frank's role is as a senior epidemiological and global health advisor to several trainees located at several of these Centres. As of March 2016, he has been asked by the MACHEquity Network to act as PI on a Wellcome Trust Collaboration grant, the preliminary bid for which was approved by WT in February 2016 to go forward to full grant application, due in late March. If this bid is won, it will provide nearly £2 million from late 2016 to late 2021, and occupy 0.15 of JF's time, as lead for the project.
Impact A full list of the many journal papers and reports produced by the Network is found on their website (see above).
Start Year 2011
 
Description (John Frank): Co-investigator, CIHR-funded MACHEquity Global Network 
Organisation University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Department School of Public Health
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Maternal and Child Health Equity (MACHEquity) research program examines how social policies focused on reducing poverty, income and gender inequality impact the health of children and women under the age of 50. We know that poverty and social disadvantage greatly affect health and health equity, but our understanding of how policies can improve population health is limited. By analyzing the effects of national and subnational policies, MACHEquity is creating novel research on the use of policy to improve health and reduce persistent health inequalities. MACHEquity is a multinational research project coordinated by McGill University and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, with additional funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation. It has collaborating centres in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Peru and South Africa. MACHEquity has developed comprehensive databases of national policies worldwide and is merging them with rich sources of household survey data to understand how broad policies can affect the health of individuals. We then apply a variety of statistical analyses to estimate the impact of these national policies on population health and health inequalities, prioritizing the outcomes highlighted by the Millennium Development Goals and the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals.
Collaborator Contribution Each of six major public health research centres, in five continents, has a role in this network, through the co-investigators appointed at that Centre. The Centres in Peru India, South Africa, Canada, the USA have doctoral and post-doctoral trainees funded by the CIHR grant, from 2011 through to late 2016, John Frank's role is as a senior epidemiological and global health advisor to several trainees located at several of these Centres. As of March 2016, he has been asked by the MACHEquity Network to act as PI on a Wellcome Trust Collaboration grant, the preliminary bid for which was approved by WT in February 2016 to go forward to full grant application, due in late March. If this bid is won, it will provide nearly £2 million from late 2016 to late 2021, and occupy 0.15 of JF's time, as lead for the project.
Impact A full list of the many journal papers and reports produced by the Network is found on their website (see above).
Start Year 2011
 
Description (John McAteer) Information needs for parents of older children 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution JM is a member of the advisory group for this project
Collaborator Contribution Parenting Across Scotland leads the project, and Health Scotland/Scottish Government are also members of the advisory group
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (John McAteer) Information needs for parents of older children 
Organisation Parenting Across Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution JM is a member of the advisory group for this project
Collaborator Contribution Parenting Across Scotland leads the project, and Health Scotland/Scottish Government are also members of the advisory group
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (John McAteer) Information needs for parents of older children 
Organisation Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSC)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution JM is a member of the advisory group for this project
Collaborator Contribution Parenting Across Scotland leads the project, and Health Scotland/Scottish Government are also members of the advisory group
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (John McAteer) National Youth Work Research group 
Organisation NHS Lothian
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This group is developing a research portfolio to gather evidence related to youth work and health outcomes, reporting to the Scottish Government in relation to their National Youth Work Strategy. We are providing guidance related to public health research re. youth health outcomes, and evaluation methodologies. Most recently, we set up a workshop with a range of key stakeholders in the youth work field to identify research priorities.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in youth work, and public health.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description (John McAteer) National Youth Work Research group 
Organisation Scottish Government
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This group is developing a research portfolio to gather evidence related to youth work and health outcomes, reporting to the Scottish Government in relation to their National Youth Work Strategy. We are providing guidance related to public health research re. youth health outcomes, and evaluation methodologies. Most recently, we set up a workshop with a range of key stakeholders in the youth work field to identify research priorities.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in youth work, and public health.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description (John McAteer) National Youth Work Research group 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This group is developing a research portfolio to gather evidence related to youth work and health outcomes, reporting to the Scottish Government in relation to their National Youth Work Strategy. We are providing guidance related to public health research re. youth health outcomes, and evaluation methodologies. Most recently, we set up a workshop with a range of key stakeholders in the youth work field to identify research priorities.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in youth work, and public health.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description (John McAteer) National Youth Work Research group 
Organisation Youthlink Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This group is developing a research portfolio to gather evidence related to youth work and health outcomes, reporting to the Scottish Government in relation to their National Youth Work Strategy. We are providing guidance related to public health research re. youth health outcomes, and evaluation methodologies. Most recently, we set up a workshop with a range of key stakeholders in the youth work field to identify research priorities.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in youth work, and public health.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2015
 
Description (John McAteer) Strengthening families 
Organisation NHS Tayside
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developing a proposal to evaluate Strengthening Families
Collaborator Contribution Helping in the development of the research ideas and also access to the SF programmes
Impact Submitted a funding proposal to CSO
Start Year 2014
 
Description (John McAteer) Strengthening families 
Organisation Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSC)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developing a proposal to evaluate Strengthening Families
Collaborator Contribution Helping in the development of the research ideas and also access to the SF programmes
Impact Submitted a funding proposal to CSO
Start Year 2014
 
Description (John McAteer, Larry Doi, Ruth Jepson, Jane Hartley) Parenting programmes (Robertson Trust) 
Organisation Robertson Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing a proposal for a parenting intervention
Collaborator Contribution Providing funding
Impact Successful grant funding for a one year parenting intervention
Start Year 2014
 
Description (John McAteer, Ruth Jepson) Development of the outcomes model for the National Parenting Strategy 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Involved in the Development of the outcomes model for the National Parenting Strategy http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/23093-OutcomesFrameworkForScotlandsNationalParentingStrategy.pdf Research paper: Characteristics of Effective & Ineffective Adolescent Health Interventions with a Parental Component Research paper: https://www.scphrp.ac.uk/parenting_report
Collaborator Contribution Development of the outcomes model for the National Parenting Strategy Development of a research paper
Impact Outcomes model in final draft version
Start Year 2012
 
Description (John McAteer, Ruth Jepson) Development of the outcomes model for the National Parenting Strategy 
Organisation Scottish Government
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Involved in the Development of the outcomes model for the National Parenting Strategy http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/23093-OutcomesFrameworkForScotlandsNationalParentingStrategy.pdf Research paper: Characteristics of Effective & Ineffective Adolescent Health Interventions with a Parental Component Research paper: https://www.scphrp.ac.uk/parenting_report
Collaborator Contribution Development of the outcomes model for the National Parenting Strategy Development of a research paper
Impact Outcomes model in final draft version
Start Year 2012
 
Description (Larry Doi) Community food project 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution LD is a member of the group
Collaborator Contribution Members of the group had already set-up at event -"Maternal & infant nutrition framework: supporting a Healthy Start"
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Larry Doi) Community food project 
Organisation NHS Scotland
Department Community Food and Health (Scotland)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution LD is a member of the group
Collaborator Contribution Members of the group had already set-up at event -"Maternal & infant nutrition framework: supporting a Healthy Start"
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Larry Doi) Continuity of care 
Organisation NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Leading and co-ordinating a discussion and knowledge exchange event
Collaborator Contribution Member of the group are involved in presenting some of their research work at the event
Impact Continuity of care event hosted by SCPHRP and partner organizations in mid-2015 -- see www.scphrp.ac.uk for details
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Larry Doi) Continuity of care 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Leading and co-ordinating a discussion and knowledge exchange event
Collaborator Contribution Member of the group are involved in presenting some of their research work at the event
Impact Continuity of care event hosted by SCPHRP and partner organizations in mid-2015 -- see www.scphrp.ac.uk for details
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Larry Doi) Continuity of care 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading and co-ordinating a discussion and knowledge exchange event
Collaborator Contribution Member of the group are involved in presenting some of their research work at the event
Impact Continuity of care event hosted by SCPHRP and partner organizations in mid-2015 -- see www.scphrp.ac.uk for details
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Larry Doi) Evaluability Assessment of the Enhanced Health Visiting Programme 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We conducted evaluability assessment of the enhanced health visiting programme in order to inform Scottish Government colleagues of possible evaluation designs that can be employed to evaluate the programme in Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution SCPHRP led the series of workshops that were conducted as part of the evaluability assessment.
Impact http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/28090.aspx
Start Year 2016
 
Description (Larry Doi) Evaluability Assessment of the Enhanced Health Visiting Programme 
Organisation Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSC)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We conducted evaluability assessment of the enhanced health visiting programme in order to inform Scottish Government colleagues of possible evaluation designs that can be employed to evaluate the programme in Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution SCPHRP led the series of workshops that were conducted as part of the evaluability assessment.
Impact http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/28090.aspx
Start Year 2016
 
Description (Larry Doi) Youth unemployment and mental health 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I have been involved in an advisory capacity, using my expertise in intervention development to help develop interventions to support youth with mild mental health issues back to work.
Collaborator Contribution We have been having meetings and workshops, using the Six Steps in Quality Intervention Development model, which I co-authored to develop the intervention.
Impact This collaboration recently began and we are still trying to look at the feasibility of embarking on this project fully in collaboration with the Scottish Government.
Start Year 2016
 
Description (Larry Doi) Youth unemployment and mental health 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I have been involved in an advisory capacity, using my expertise in intervention development to help develop interventions to support youth with mild mental health issues back to work.
Collaborator Contribution We have been having meetings and workshops, using the Six Steps in Quality Intervention Development model, which I co-authored to develop the intervention.
Impact This collaboration recently began and we are still trying to look at the feasibility of embarking on this project fully in collaboration with the Scottish Government.
Start Year 2016
 
Description (McAteer, Jepson, Malden) YMCA project 
Organisation Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Have been asked to undertake an evaluation
Collaborator Contribution Developed an intervention to be evaluated
Impact Awarded monies from The Robertson Trust to carry out the evaluation
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Bingo project 
Organisation University of Dundee
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-applicant on grant
Collaborator Contribution Co-applicants on a grant -- funded by CSO (£109,524) for 2015-16
Impact CSO grant(1). Developing the intervention. Multi-disciplinary: geriatric medicine, public health, nursing CSO grant (2). Feasibility testing Multi-disciplinary: geriatric medicine, public health, nursing
Start Year 2012
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Bingo project 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-applicant on grant
Collaborator Contribution Co-applicants on a grant -- funded by CSO (£109,524) for 2015-16
Impact CSO grant(1). Developing the intervention. Multi-disciplinary: geriatric medicine, public health, nursing CSO grant (2). Feasibility testing Multi-disciplinary: geriatric medicine, public health, nursing
Start Year 2012
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Bingo project 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-applicant on grant
Collaborator Contribution Co-applicants on a grant -- funded by CSO (£109,524) for 2015-16
Impact CSO grant(1). Developing the intervention. Multi-disciplinary: geriatric medicine, public health, nursing CSO grant (2). Feasibility testing Multi-disciplinary: geriatric medicine, public health, nursing
Start Year 2012
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) CSO post doctoral fellowship supervision 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution RJ is acting as a mentor for a CSO fellowship
Collaborator Contribution CPHS is also acting as a mentor. A CPHS researcher applied and was successful in getting the fellowship
Impact Successful CSO fellowship application
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Evaluability assessment project 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution contributed towards undertaking evaluability assessments of policy and large scale projects
Collaborator Contribution contributed towards undertaking evaluability assessments of policy and large scale projects
Impact We undertook an evaluability assessment of free school meals for the Scottish Government, which has been published (see URL) and is a process evaluation is now being commissioned (http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/24297.aspx)
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Evaluability assessment project 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution contributed towards undertaking evaluability assessments of policy and large scale projects
Collaborator Contribution contributed towards undertaking evaluability assessments of policy and large scale projects
Impact We undertook an evaluability assessment of free school meals for the Scottish Government, which has been published (see URL) and is a process evaluation is now being commissioned (http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/24297.aspx)
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Meta-ethnography 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CI on a MRC grant Application
Collaborator Contribution PI on a MRC grant application
Impact Submission of grant application toe MRC Methodology Panel: public health, social sciences
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Meta-ethnography 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CI on a MRC grant Application
Collaborator Contribution PI on a MRC grant application
Impact Submission of grant application toe MRC Methodology Panel: public health, social sciences
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Physical activity 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are currently working with Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC) and co-supervising a researcher undertaking a systematic review. Ruth Jepson is also an associate member and has attend their Away Days and also contributes towards their REF submission Was a CI on the following successful grants: Baker G. Martin A, Jepson R. Mutrie N. Ethnicity and Physical Activity. University of Edinburgh (School of Education) £984.90 (April-Aug 2014) IAD Network grant to carry out work on integrating science and medicine in sport and PA across the university Involved in systematic review for Eurofit
Collaborator Contribution The partners (PAHRC) are supervising a researcher on a specific review, but also work with SCPHRP on events and seminars PI on Ethnicity and Physical Activity grant PI on IAD Network grant
Impact Co-supervision on a project. Multi-disciplinary: public health and sports Baker G. Martin A, Jepson R. Mutrie N. Ethnicity and Physical Activity. University of Edinburgh (School of Education) Multi-disciplinary: public health and sports IAD Network grant to carry out work on integrating science and medicine in sport and PA across the university: Multi-disciplinary: public health and sports and medicine
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Physical activity and new technologies 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution SCPHRP has made a commitment to being a partner and helping out on any knowledge exchange events. Currently co-authoring a paper on a RCT of an exergame Submitted a grant to the MRC PHIND
Collaborator Contribution In 2013 Heriot Watt are submitting a grant proposal for a network of collaborators (not successful) In 2014 University of Edinburgh submitted a grant for the development of an exergame for parents and children (PI) St Andrew's was the PI on this grant
Impact Submitted a research proposal to MRC PHIND Multi-disciplinary: Computing and Public Health and Psychology
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Physical activity and new technologies 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution SCPHRP has made a commitment to being a partner and helping out on any knowledge exchange events. Currently co-authoring a paper on a RCT of an exergame Submitted a grant to the MRC PHIND
Collaborator Contribution In 2013 Heriot Watt are submitting a grant proposal for a network of collaborators (not successful) In 2014 University of Edinburgh submitted a grant for the development of an exergame for parents and children (PI) St Andrew's was the PI on this grant
Impact Submitted a research proposal to MRC PHIND Multi-disciplinary: Computing and Public Health and Psychology
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Physical activity in care homes 
Organisation University of Stirling
Department School of Applied Social Science Stirling
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution RJ is a co-applicant on a grant proposal
Collaborator Contribution University of Stirling is principal applicant on the grant
Impact Submission of £199,255 grant to Care Home Institute was successful in early 2014, with Jepson as Co-Investigator, an Bowes as PI (Univ. of Stirling)
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Trellis 
Organisation Trellis Network
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Co-supervising a PhD student. Working on grant proposals
Collaborator Contribution Co-supervising a PhD student. Working on grant proposals. Providing access to over 160 community gardens
Impact Various conference presentations and grant proposal submitted
Start Year 2010
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Work-related cancers and welfare reform 
Organisation Macmillan Cancer Support
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing a research proposal
Collaborator Contribution Developing a research proposal
Impact Developing a research proposal to be submitted in Jan 2014
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Ruth Jepson) Work-related cancers and welfare reform 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developing a research proposal
Collaborator Contribution Developing a research proposal
Impact Developing a research proposal to be submitted in Jan 2014
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Ruth Jepson, Andrew Williams) Town and Country Planning 
Organisation Town & Country Planning Association
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution In early discussion about ways of working and future collaborations
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Ruth Jepson, Larry Doi) Evaluation of new health visiting pathways 
Organisation Scottish Government
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developed a proposal for conducting realist evaluation of the impending implementation of the new Health Visiting pathways
Collaborator Contribution Input into, and funding of, the proposal
Impact Successfully obtained a Scottish Government grant for £9,976 to carry out a realist evaluation:
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Ruth Jepson, Tony Robertson) Welfare Reform, NHS and Health & Social Care, Scotland's 2nd Learning Event 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Department Scottish Public Health Network
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution SCPHRP ran a short round-table discussion around generating evidence in the context of welfare reforms
Collaborator Contribution NHS Health Scotland organised the event. This facilitated discussion with a wide-range of people from policy and practice. NHS HS is also a member of the Adult Life / Working Age working group at SCPHRP.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Ruth Jepson, Tony Robertson) Welfare Reform, NHS and Health & Social Care, Scotland's 2nd Learning Event 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution SCPHRP ran a short round-table discussion around generating evidence in the context of welfare reforms
Collaborator Contribution NHS Health Scotland organised the event. This facilitated discussion with a wide-range of people from policy and practice. NHS HS is also a member of the Adult Life / Working Age working group at SCPHRP.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Ruth Jepson, Tony Robertson) Welfare Reform, NHS and Health & Social Care, Scotland's 2nd Learning Event 
Organisation Scottish Government
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution SCPHRP ran a short round-table discussion around generating evidence in the context of welfare reforms
Collaborator Contribution NHS Health Scotland organised the event. This facilitated discussion with a wide-range of people from policy and practice. NHS HS is also a member of the Adult Life / Working Age working group at SCPHRP.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (SCPHRP Team) 'University Extension' project 
Organisation University of Dundee
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Members of SCPHRP have been actively involved in helping develop and shape a proposal for a University Extension Scheme
Collaborator Contribution Dundee are leading the proposal
Impact We will be submitting a proposal by the end of November Multidisciplinary: Health Psychology, Nursing and Public Health
Start Year 2013
 
Description (SCPHRP-wide) Masters of Public Health Edinburgh 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are currently providing Dissertation projects for the Masters of Public Health. We are also working to develop a teaching module for the 2014 academic year
Collaborator Contribution The partners run the MPH in Public Health
Impact We have successfully supervised 5 MPH students through their dissertations.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation Arthritis Care Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation Community Health Exchange (CHEX)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation NHS Lanarkshire
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation Scottish Government
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Dundee
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Community and Local Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. One networking and learning event for 50 attendees across research, policy and practice ('Creating Better Health & Wellbeing'. Produced one report, one magazine article, one blog and one video. Currently developing Masters projects for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation Arthritis Care Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation Improvement Service
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation NHS Lothian
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation Poverty Alliance
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation Scottish Government
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Dundee
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) National and International Level Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Inequalities - sub-group of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group 
Organisation Voluntary Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Working Group Lead - arange meetings, lead on research projects and organise events
Collaborator Contribution Help develop ideas and plans for events/research and assist in delivery
Impact Networked with various organisations across policy, practice and research. Led to development of other networks and collaborations listed here. Currently developing Masters projects and knowledge exchange event for 2015.
Start Year 2013
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Ordinary Committee Member, Society for Social Medicine 
Organisation Society for Social Medicine
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Quarterly meetings to discuss the development and running of the society; Helping organise the annual conference; Occassional emails to members with regards society business.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Tony Robertson) PHM Scotland 
Organisation People's Health Movement Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Spoke at the People's Health Assembly in 2014. Joined the PHM Scotland planning committee. Contributed to the PHM Scotland Manifesto, co-authored a peer-reviewed paper, got the website up-and-running and facilitatied an event as part of the Adult Life / Working Age Working Group.
Collaborator Contribution Formation of a PHM Scotland planning committee. Developed to the PHM Scotland Manifesto, co-authored a peer-reviewed paper, helped got the website up-and-running and planned an event.
Impact Kapilashrami A, Smith KE, Fustukian S, Eltanani MK, Laughlin S, Robertson T, Muir J, Gallova E, Scandrett E. Social movements and public health advocacy in action: the UK people's health movement. Journal of Public Health 2015; e.fdv085 - Researchers from various disciplines across public health, social science, global health, the third sector, the NHS and the public. People's Health Movement Scotland submission to the Scottish Government Public Health Review - Researchers from various disciplines across public health, social science, global health, the third sector, the NHS and the public. People's Health Movement Scotland submission to the Smith Commission Consultation - Researchers from various disciplines across public health, social science, global health, the third sector, the NHS and the public. People's Health Movement Scottish People's Health Manifesto - Researchers from various disciplines across public health, social science, global health, the third sector, the NHS and the public.
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Sub-Group on Interdisciplinary Health Research 
Organisation Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies SLLS
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Member of the sub-group that aims to develop and share knowledge on the biological-social interface in health research. Responsibility to help design future events and develop the remit of the group.
Collaborator Contribution Other members include researchers from several universities from across Europe. Other members are organising a workshop at the next conference of the society and contributing to the remit of the group.
Impact None
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Tony Robertson, Ruth Jepson) Self Management and Social Prescribing for mental health 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution TR & RJ are members of the advisory group
Collaborator Contribution NHS Health Scotland leads the project; other groups are members of the advisory group
Impact None yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Tony Robertson, Ruth Jepson) Self Management and Social Prescribing for mental health 
Organisation Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSC)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution TR & RJ are members of the advisory group
Collaborator Contribution NHS Health Scotland leads the project; other groups are members of the advisory group
Impact None yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description (Tony Robertson, Ruth Jepson, Michelle Estrade) The nature of employment and excess mortality in Glasgow and Scotland 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution SCPHRP is PI on a six-month research project funded by NHS Health Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution MRC Unit at the University of Glasgow is co-PI on the project.
Impact Successfully obtained a grant from NHS Health Scotland: multidisciplinary - public health, social sciences, history
Start Year 2014
 
Description A.J. Williams and John Frank: Energy Saving Trust 
Organisation Energy Saving Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaboration around a project evaluate the health outcomes of household energy efficiency measures, for which funding is being sought from the CSO seed grants fund (application in preparation, Feb. 2016)
Collaborator Contribution The EST has been and will remain a co-investigator on the grant providing essential information about household energy efficiency and the related data sets.
Impact Funding application to CSO
Start Year 2015
 
Description A.J. Williams: NHS Lothian (school attendance) 
Organisation NHS Lothian
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A research project brought about from the recognition that non-attendance of schools is an upstream determinant of many poor health behaviours in later life. Subsequently, there is interest in how to intervene to reduce school non-attendance.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership working on hosting and facilitating meetings as well as a key conduit through which to research key stakeholders and research users.
Impact There has been a meeting of a variety of stakeholders to agree research priorities which resulted in a report.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Catherine Bromley: PhD student co-supervision 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution John Frank: Co-supervisor -- TOPIC: Multi-Morbidity (in the Scottish Health Surveys)
Collaborator Contribution Prof Sarah Cunningham Burley, University of Edinburgh 1st supervisor
Impact PhD Thesis defense (viva) Feb. 18, 2016: successful.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Chair, International Scientific Advisory Committee, OPTIMISE Project (funded by a grant from the CAnadian Institutes for Health Research) to improve the use of routinely collected data for decision-making in Ontario. 
Organisation Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Department Institute of Population and Public Health
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As the most senior population health expert on this competitively funded grant project (2015-2018), I act not only as a Co-Investigator, but also as Chair of the International Scientific Advisory Committee. This appointment is in recognition of my 25 years+ of experience in leading novel programmes of applied public health research to inform policy and practice.
Collaborator Contribution The Canadian grant-funded team comes from a number of research institutions based in Ontario, all of whom provide support in kind for this project, since no portion of any co-investigator's compensation is paid for by CIHR operating grants in Canada.
Impact One publication: Rosella L et al 2016 -- see publications list.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration in designing a mental health app for adolescents 
Organisation Humane Engineering
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I offered public health research expertise to the research component for the design of this app
Collaborator Contribution Humane Engineering designed this app
Impact A live and successful app
Start Year 2015
 
Description Comparison of Middle-Aged Scottish and Swedish Women's Cardiovascular Risk Profiles 
Organisation Linkoping University
Department University Medical School Linkoping
Country Sweden, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In 2015, a mature PhD student from the University of Linkoping, Sweden, Carina Wennerholm, came to work at SCPHRP for two months, and carried out a detailed analysis of the Scottish Health Surveys data related to the above research question. John Frank and Catherine Bromley on our team provided expert scientific oversight, including access to the SHeS datasets and experienced interpretation of that data
Collaborator Contribution The Swedish team provided the main analyst (Wennerholm) and a senior epidemiological mentor (Faresjo) who is also Wennerholm's PhD Supervisor.
Impact In late 2016, Wennerholm et al -- including our team members Frank and Bromley -- completed a joint scientific paper based on this project, now under review at a peer-reviewed journal: "Two tales of cardiovascular risks -- middle-aged women living in Sweden and Scotland"
Start Year 2014
 
Description Continuity and transition of care 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Involved in organising and co-chairing the event
Collaborator Contribution Involved in organising and inviting speakers for this knowledge exchange event
Impact This knowledge exchange event acts as a platform for sharing information on new evidence and Scottish Government's maternity and early years strategy. It also promotes research collaborations.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Continuity and transition of care 
Organisation Royal College of Midwives
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Involved in organising and co-chairing the event
Collaborator Contribution Involved in organising and inviting speakers for this knowledge exchange event
Impact This knowledge exchange event acts as a platform for sharing information on new evidence and Scottish Government's maternity and early years strategy. It also promotes research collaborations.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Continuity and transition of care 
Organisation Scottish Government Health Directories
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Involved in organising and co-chairing the event
Collaborator Contribution Involved in organising and inviting speakers for this knowledge exchange event
Impact This knowledge exchange event acts as a platform for sharing information on new evidence and Scottish Government's maternity and early years strategy. It also promotes research collaborations.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Daryll Archibald: Later life inequalities in Fife 
Organisation NHS Fife
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Initial meeting to discuss potential future collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description Escape Project 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developing and undertaking a realist evaluation for the project
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment, providing vouchers, contributing to understanding the programme theory
Impact Evaluation of the project
Start Year 2013
 
Description Escape Project 
Organisation Mid-Lothian Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developing and undertaking a realist evaluation for the project
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment, providing vouchers, contributing to understanding the programme theory
Impact Evaluation of the project
Start Year 2013
 
Description Golf and Health Project 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Physical Activity for Health Research Centre
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributing to study design, analytical duties, write-up of peer-reviewed articles and conference/seminar presentation.
Collaborator Contribution Leading and contributing to study design, analytical duties, write-up of peer-reviewed articles and conference/seminar presentation.
Impact • Murray A, Daines L, Archibald D, Grant E and Mutrie N. The relationship and effects of golf on physical and mental health: a scoping review. (2016) British Journal of Sports Medicine. • Murray A, Daines L, Archibald D, Grant E and Mutrie N. Golf and health: an infographic. (2016) British Journal of Sports Medicine. • Murray A, Daines L, Archibald D, Grant E and Mutrie N. The relationship and effects of golf on physical and mental health: a scoping review protocol. (2016) British Journal of Sports Medicine. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-095914 Presentation to the All Parliamentary Golf Group, Westminster, 17th January 2017
Start Year 2016
 
Description John Frank: Member, Born in Bradford Innovation Hub International Advisory Committee 
Organisation Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR)
Department Born in Bradford
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This new initiative has major UK funding to design a novel approach to evaluating policies and programmes to help Bradford, and especially a very deprived part of it, improve its health, child development, social and economic outcomes over the next decade and more. A well established birth cohort study is already in place, but the methods to allow multiple intervention studies to be deployed within it simultaneously are not yet fully developed. John Frank is the senior social epidemiologist on the Advisory Committee, appointed in 2016.
Collaborator Contribution The Born in Bradford Innovation Hub hold multiple research and innovation-development grants to use research to improve Bradford's outcomes, as described above.
Impact None yet - one teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee has been held, with a first face-to-face meeting scheduled for June 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description McAteer: Parenting Strategy 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Department Parenting and Family Support
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Providing the evidence review of parenting factors associated with adolescent outcomes and parenting programmes for parents of adolescents
Collaborator Contribution Scottish Government are responsible for developing the Parenting Strategy. Health Scotland are providing the evidence base for Early Years.
Impact The review of parenting factors associated with adolescent outcomes and parenting programmes for parents of adolescents has informed the Scottish Government's National Parenting Strategy, launched in October 2012. This review is informing on going work in relation to the strategy, including a series of evidence based recommendations for parents and practitioners. One of our fellows is part of the group developing the outcomes model for the strategy, led by NHS Health Scotland, and is actively feeding the findings of the review into this process
Start Year 2011
 
Description McAteer: Parenting Strategy 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Providing the evidence review of parenting factors associated with adolescent outcomes and parenting programmes for parents of adolescents
Collaborator Contribution Scottish Government are responsible for developing the Parenting Strategy. Health Scotland are providing the evidence base for Early Years.
Impact The review of parenting factors associated with adolescent outcomes and parenting programmes for parents of adolescents has informed the Scottish Government's National Parenting Strategy, launched in October 2012. This review is informing on going work in relation to the strategy, including a series of evidence based recommendations for parents and practitioners. One of our fellows is part of the group developing the outcomes model for the strategy, led by NHS Health Scotland, and is actively feeding the findings of the review into this process
Start Year 2011
 
Description PA intervention for homeless 
Organisation Street Fit Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Evaluating the effectiveness of a physical activity intervention for homeless people based on their own experiences and perceptions.
Collaborator Contribution acting as gatekeepers to allow us access to a hard-to reach population for research purposes.
Impact None yet. expect a report for the organisation and a peer-reviewed publication in the near future.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Population Health Impact Assessment Tools: Using Population Health Data to Improve Chronic Disease Prediction. 
Organisation Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This CAD500,000 grant, headed by Prof Doug Manuel of the Ontario Health Research Institute in Ottawwa, CANADA, utilizes cutting-edge epi-stat methods to create tools for predicting the future societal burden (both overall and inequalities) in major chronic disease categories such as cardiovascular and diabetes. Two SCPHRP team members are formal co-investigators on this grant: Frank and Robertson. Our role is both methodological advising, and providing access to/analytic help with Scottish national databases to address the project's research questions analagously in Scotland, Canada and the USA.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners are the lead analysts, and have long experience with the Canadian population health databases for this project.
Impact One paper has been submitted for publication to a peer-reviewed journal, others are in progress.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Public Health Evidence Network 
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution SCPHRP is a partner in this national initiative, the aim of which is to improve the efficiency by which evidence is used by policy makers and decision makers.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact Report to Scottish Government re. early learning and childcare.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Public Health Evidence Network 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution SCPHRP is a partner in this national initiative, the aim of which is to improve the efficiency by which evidence is used by policy makers and decision makers.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact Report to Scottish Government re. early learning and childcare.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Public Health Evidence Network 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution SCPHRP is a partner in this national initiative, the aim of which is to improve the efficiency by which evidence is used by policy makers and decision makers.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact Report to Scottish Government re. early learning and childcare.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Public Health Evidence Network 
Organisation NHS Scotland
Department Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution SCPHRP is a partner in this national initiative, the aim of which is to improve the efficiency by which evidence is used by policy makers and decision makers.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact Report to Scottish Government re. early learning and childcare.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Public health and health design for palliative care: Being and Dying 
Organisation Being and Dying
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I attended a two day workshop to design a product that would encourage 'better ways to live'. This was in collaboration with two designers, a holistic health consultant and a behavioural psychologist. I am now the public health adviser in the Being and Dying design research group. We research and investigate current approaches to life and death and use design to propose new ways of being.
Collaborator Contribution Ivor Williams is the founder of Being and Dying and is currently working on various design project with the goal to research and investigate current approaches to life and death and use design to propose new ways of being.
Impact Ivor Williams from Being Dying hosted a health design stall at SCPHRPs conference in November 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description SCPHRP: Public Lecture Series 
Organisation McMaster University
Department School of Nursing McMaster
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paid for and co-hosted a series of public lectures since 2009, for public health professionals, policy makers, researchers and the general public from across Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution Hosted/ co-hosted these events: full list available at www.scphrp.ac.uk/events
Impact These lectures have been well attended by a diverse audience: public health professionals, policy makers, researchers and the general public from across Scotland.
Start Year 2009
 
Description SCPHRP: Public Lecture Series 
Organisation University of Stirling
Department School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Paid for and co-hosted a series of public lectures since 2009, for public health professionals, policy makers, researchers and the general public from across Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution Hosted/ co-hosted these events: full list available at www.scphrp.ac.uk/events
Impact These lectures have been well attended by a diverse audience: public health professionals, policy makers, researchers and the general public from across Scotland.
Start Year 2009
 
Description SCPHRP: Seminar Series 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Co-hosted a series of seminars since 2009 for public health professionals, policy makers and researchers from across Scotland: see www.scphrp.ac.uk for details.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed intellectually; Co-hosted event
Impact .Many of these seminars contributed to our ongoing research and knowledge transfer programmes based in our four multi-disciplinary Working Groups across the life-course -- see www.scphrp.ac.uk for details
Start Year 2011
 
Description SCPHRP: Seminar Series 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Co-hosted a series of seminars since 2009 for public health professionals, policy makers and researchers from across Scotland: see www.scphrp.ac.uk for details.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed intellectually; Co-hosted event
Impact .Many of these seminars contributed to our ongoing research and knowledge transfer programmes based in our four multi-disciplinary Working Groups across the life-course -- see www.scphrp.ac.uk for details
Start Year 2011
 
Description Unequal Lives, Unjust Deaths 
Organisation Voluntary Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Various SCPHRP members have presented the evidence base for interventions to reduce health inequalities during transition period and later life. Provide a knowledge exchange function
Collaborator Contribution Held the events
Impact We made contacts with various third sector organisations including: the transition forum, Shelter, NSPCC, Age Scotland and IncludeM who are now part of our working Groups
Start Year 2013
 
Description YMCA Scotland- Evaluation workshop for National Conference 
Organisation YMCA Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Planning and delivery of a 1 day evaluation methods workshop at the YMCA Scotland National Conference in September 2017.
Collaborator Contribution Planning and delivery of a 1 day evaluation methods workshop at the YMCA Scotland National Conference in September 2017.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2016
 
Title CARE- Intervention for parents with teenage children 
Description This intervention was funded by a development grant from the Robertson Trust. This is a novel intervention, as it combines both parenting and self-care components, which to our knowledge is the first of its kind in the parenting literature. We have completed piloting the intervention, and are currently refining it. We are actively seeking funding for evaluation. 
Type Therapeutic Intervention - Psychological/Behavioural
Current Stage Of Development Refinement. Non-clinical
Year Development Stage Completed 2016
Development Status Actively seeking support
Impact We are currently exploring potential expansion of the intervention to other groups. 
 
Description !McAteer, Jepson) STAND awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 90 school pupils and community group members attended the first STAND award, and a similar number at the second awards celebration in 2015

Attracted much publicity and we are now launching the second STAND awards in partnership with the Lyceum theatre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015
URL https://www.scphrp.ac.uk/stand
 
Description (A.J. Williams) Examples of research projects using linked data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 20 staff from ISD Scotland attended the seminar to learn about how linked data can be used in public health research



This was a chance to reach out and offer an opportunity to those who administer the data to become involved win research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Invited speaker - Communities Analytical Services, Scottish Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An invited presentation to Communities Analytical Services (Scottish Government) lunchtime seminar series in September 2015. The aim of the presentation was to disseminate findings from my PhD study that evaluated the health and well-being impacts of area regeneration work in Scotland. An audience of around 25 attended comprising policy makers and analysts from the Scottish Government. A discussion was had following the presentation, which centred on approaches to area regeneration in Scotland and in particular, the sustainability of social regeneration initiatives that can have direct positive impacts on health and well-being.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Invited speaker - Intergenerational National Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to address the Intergenerational National Network meeting for 2015 in Aberdeen (May) to present an overview of my current research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Invited speaker - joint Fife Council/NHS Fife (Public Health) Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited presentation to a joint Fife Council/NHS Fife (public health) audience at Fife Council HQ in December 2014. Aim of presentation was to disseminate findings from my PhD study. The presentation was attended by around 40 individuals from both organisations. A discussion was had afterwards about approaches to area regeneration in Fife.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description (Daryll Archibald) Invited speaker Voluntary Health Scotland conference on later life health inequalities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited as once of 5 keynote speakers to a Voluntary Health Scotland event on tackling health inequalities in later life in Scotland. Around 50 individuals attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description (Doi L) Presentation at the UKCRC conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation generated useful discussion. Some participants were keen to find out more about how the findings could inform their work in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ukcrc15.efconference.co.uk/
 
Description (Doi L) Presentation of realist evaluation of the enhanced health visiting service at Scottish Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 30 participants from Scottish Government's Directorate for Chief Nursing Officer, Patients, Public & Health Professions, health visiting managers and other audiences attended and had a discussion on the final report of the enhanced health visiting evaluation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Doi L) Presentation to the enhanced health visiting monitoring and evaluation group at Scottish Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 participants including members from the Scottish Government's Directorate for Chief Nursing Officer, Patients, Public & Health Professions and practitioners as well as academics attended this event. This generated useful discussion afterwards, which further informed the enhanced health visiting evaluation project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Doi L) Presentation to the national enhanced health visiting monitoring and evaluation group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented findings to 30 attendees and discussed how the findings of the evaluation would inform the national evaluation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Doi L) Six steps in quality intervention development presentation at researching complex interventions conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following a presentation at this event, a number of participants were keen to discuss with me how the framework I presented could be applied to their research. A few of them got in touch later to request for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Doi, Frank): Exploring continuity of care in maternity and post-natal services.   
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A mixed audience of 45 SCPHRP working group members, midwives, Health Visitors, social workers, government and health analysist, and academics from across Scotland came together to share knowledge on continuity of care in maternity and post-natal services.


Generated new contacts for Working Groups
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description (Estrade, Jepson) CFHS Conference Dundee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of meta-analysis to 50 stakeholders with interest in mental health & community-based food projects


much positive feedback received from stakeholders and attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.communityfoodandhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/cfhs-second-helpings-programme.p...
 
Description (Frank, Williams) SCPHRP and the Scottish eHealth Informatics Research Centre/Farr Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Circulated within the SCPHRP magazine to explain the new collaboration with the Farr Institute @ Scotland.


A chance to try to explain natural experimental approaches in a graphic format.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://issuu.com/reneemarieingram/docs/autumn_and_winter_mag
 
Description (Jepson) ISBNPA 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation to which many people came and asked questions

Not noted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description (Jepson) Synthesising qualitative research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 40 PhD students attended a two day workshop run by SCPHRP on synthesizing qualitative evidence, which has been repeated annually, to great acclaim.


Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and SCPHRP have been asked to repeat it next year. A video was made of the event, and many students reported changing they way they thought about qualitative research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
URL http://vimeo.com/100225778
 
Description (Jepson) Trellis conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Attended a Trellis conference as the 'Twitter' adviser - helped people understand and use Twitter, and had a live Twitter feed throughout the conference


We had an increase of the number of followers on twitter and a greater understanding of the uses of twitter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description (Jepson) Workshop with bingo players to develop an intervention 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 20 women attended a day session to help develop an intervention for bingo players by bingo players. Part of a CSO funded research project


An intervention was developed with the women, which will be piloted in January 2015 (we were successfully awarded a CSO grant)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description (John Frank) Co-Chair, 70th Birthday Celebrations of 1946 British Birth Cohort 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact As Chair since 2009 of the Steering Committee of the MRC/UCL Lifelong Health and Ageing Unit, housing the 1946 British Birth Cohort, John Frank acted as Co-Chair (with Study Director Prof Di Kuh) and Speaker for these two events - in London on March 1, 2016, and in Manchester on March 3 -- to inform more than 750 study participants about progress/recent findings of the study thus far, and its plans for the future. Extensive BBC and other media coverage occurred. This will help build support for this and other long-term cohort studies essential to understand chronic disease causation and prevention, as well as healthy and unhealthy ageing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nshd.mrc.ac.uk/70thbirthday/
 
Description (John Frank) Presentation to Scottish Government, Office of the Chief Researcher re SCPHRP's Early Development Instrument Scottish Pilot 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This -- only the second presentation to any Scottish Government group -- occurred in August 2015, some two years after the completion of the CSO-funded successful Scottish pilot study of the Early Development Instrument (an inexpensive way to collect, standardize and anonymously report local communities' P1 students' development status). It was standing room only for nearly 50 Scottish Government policy analytic and professional civil services employees. The reception was warm and the discussion lively. SCPHRP is still waiting for some government action on this dossier.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Larry Doi) - Invited Speaker - NHS Health Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 staff attended a seminar I was invited to present on realist evaluation. This was highly important as we discussed how they can employ realist evaluation as part of the evaluation work they do. I was strongly convinced that my talk and subsequent discussion increased interest in realist evaluation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description (Larry Doi) - Presentation at the INEBRIA international conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact About 40 people visited my poster at the brief interventions conference, where I presented midwives experiences of brief interventions from a Scottish perspective. This generated interesting discussion regarding the use of alcohol brief interventions in other settings outside primary care.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5032602/
 
Description (Larry Doi) Presentation at the International Conference on Realist Evaluation and Synthesis: advancing principles, strengthening practice, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 70 conference participants visited poster presentation i did on Enhancing health visiting service in Scotland: a realist evaluation. As this evaluation model is relatively new, it was useful to discuss with participants on how we applied this to our projects. I had useful contacts from the conference which I have been in touch with regarding the possibility of developing a project together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description (Larry Doi) Talk at European Public Health Conference, Vienna, Austria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 30 people attended a talk I gave on Growth trajectories amongst children in Scotland and their associated risk factors. This generated interesting discussion and I had a useful contact who was interested in the subsequent analysis we intend to undertake.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description (McAteer): Why focus on young people's mental health and wellbeing? Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing & the Arts 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 100 people attended the day including young people who had made a film about the arts

We have continued to work with our partners and are currently engaged in discussion abbot other similar events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.scphrp.ac.uk/young_arts
 
Description (McAteer, Jepson) ABI press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media press release, in collaboration with NHS Health Scotland to disemminate a research project


None noted as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.healthscotland.com/navigateNews.aspx
 
Description (Robertson) Newspaper interview (Scotsman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News story based on press release and interview appeared in print and online edition of the Scotsman


Invited to meet with CEO of Celtic Football Club to discuss; Invited to meet Director of Celtic Charity Foundation to discuss possible collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/alcohol-ban-at-football-matches-must-stay-experts-1-3199450
 
Description (Robertson) Newspaper interview (The Times) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview based on news stories regarding alcohol sales in Scottish football stadiums


No noted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description (Robertson) Scottish Government CPD 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to 30+ policy makers in Scottish Government, stimulated 20-minute discussion about food policy afterwards


Higher than usual attendance for Scottish Government CPD session. Received open invitation to return for further CPD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description (Robertson) UK People's Health Assembly workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Facilitated a workshop related to the evidence (and means of generating evidence to study) the effects of welfare reforms on health outcomes


Generated new contacts for Working Group; Asked to participate in the writing of the PHM manifesto to be submitted to Scottish Government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description (Tony Robertson) - Conference proceeding (EUPHA 2014) - The role of material, psychological and behavioural factors in mediating the association between socioeconomic position and allostatic load 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Oral presentation in Health Inequalities session to international peers

None to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description (Tony Robertson) - Conference proceeding (SLLS 2014) - The role of material, psychological and behavioural factors in mediating the association between socioeconomic position and allostatic load 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Oral presentation to international peers.

Questions and comments, with networks generated for future collaboration. Invite to be a member of a sub-group on interdisciplinary health research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description (Tony Robertson) - Conference proceeding (SSM 2014) - The role of material, psychological and behavioural factors in mediating the association between socioeconomic position and allostatic load 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation to an audience of national peers.

Questions and comments, with networks generated for future research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description (Tony Robertson) - EUPHA 2015 poster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions after poster presentation and requests for more information from two international researchers.

Requests for more information from two international researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Tony Robertson) - SLLS 2015 Presentation Age, Sex, Place 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk sparked debate and panel discussion afterwards, as well as leading to the planning of a future symposium at next year's conference.

planning of a future symposium at next year's conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Tony Robertson) - SLLS 2015 Presentation Survival Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Debate and panel discussion after, with plans for a symposium at next year's conference.

plans for a symposium at next year's conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Tony Robertson) - SSM, 2015 poster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions after poster presentation and requests for more information from two national researchers.

Requests for more information from two national researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Tony Robertson) - UKCRC 2015 poster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engaging with other researchers investigating similar issues.

Talked with other UK researchers investigating similar issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Tony Robertson) - UKCRC workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Tony Robertson) - UKCRC, 2015, Biology of Inequality talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Creating Better Health & Wellbeing event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 50 attendees from across policy, practice (NHS and Third Sector) and research attended a one-day networking and learning event designed to bring researchers and community organisations together with an interest in health and reducing health inequalities. Event included networking, academic research presentation, case study discussions, world cafe on the research process and summary/next steps. A report, video, magazine article and blog have been produced and are being disseminated through the Working Group networks, website, magazine and on social media.


New members for the adult life/working age working group and started to link community groups with academic researchers with similar interests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scphrp.ac.uk/creating-better-health-wellbeing-community-organisations-and-researchers-lea...
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Open Space on Health Inequalities in Scotland: Emerging Risks and Opportunities for Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact 25 attendees generating 9 important health inequalities priorities for Scotland. Let to new networks being made, with future events being planned to further these connections and expand on the initial ideas generated. Report has now been disseminated on social media/email, with it being shared widely (nationally and internationally).

Arranging new collaborative meetings to dicuss further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scphrp.ac.uk/open-space-on-health-inequalities-in-scotland/
 
Description (Tony Robertson) Tackling Inequalities and Fighting For the Right to Health: Global Connections and Local Actions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentations and discussions about the PHM Scotland manifesto. This has been disseminated as a press release and had comemnts from Scottish political parties and other activist groups. Manifesto will be used for lobbying political parties during the Scottish 2016 elections.

Inputs & comments from major Scottish political parties
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scphrp.ac.uk/phmevent2015/
 
Description (Tony Robertson) The Biology of Disadvantage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Approximately 80 academics attended a one-day meeting intended for early career researchers organised by the Society for Social Medicine & the International Epidemiological Association entitled 'Developing your career in public health research', 9th September 2014, Oxford. Gave a short (15 minute) plenary style talk about my research to date.


Met and presented my research to wide variety of epidemiology/public health/social medicine academics, including senior researchers, from the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ssmconference.org.uk/docs/SSM-IEA_Symposium_2014_FINAL.pdf
 
Description (Williams) Expert panel on a natural experiment project into the abolition of prescription fees 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Convened a panel of three experts who advice the government in order that they could inform the design of a project to evaluate a national policy.


Established new relationships which could turn into collaborations. This meeting also brought to my attention a new source of data which could be used within a natural experiment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description (Williams) Linking and using Health and Social Care data - charting a way forward 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A mixed crowd of 30 clinicians, social workers, government and health analysts, and academics from across Scotland came together to learn about and discuss the burgeoning linkage available between health and social care data and chart a way forward.

The proceedings were published as a report and it is intended that they will be published within a journal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scphrp.ac.uk/linking-and-using-health-social-data-in-scotland-charting-a-way-forward/
 
Description (Williams) Royal Statistical Society 2015 conference poster 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engagement with a number of renowned statisticains around an import project with potential policy impact.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.rss.org.uk/RSS/Events/RSS_Conference/2015_Conference/RSS/Events/Conference/2015_conferenc...
 
Description 13. SCPHRP-Sponsored Public Lectures/Web-casts by Guest Researchers. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Speakers over the last year in included: Theresa Marteau - Reducing Health Inequalities: A Behavioural Science Perspective; Social Connections and Health Across the Lifecourse; Dr Arlene Bierman - Achieving Health Equity in Ontario: Lessons from the POWER Study

These events are typically attended by 20 to 50 researchers, policymakers and health professionals from the central belt of Scotland, with web-recorded versions then made available globally on our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.SCPHRP.ac.uk
 
Description AJW & RJ: How do we encourage more active travel in Edinburgh & the Lothians 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact The workshop led to much discussion between the participants and a report which has been widely circulated.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scphrp.ac.uk/scphrps-active-travel-magazine-2015-2/
 
Description AJW: UKCRC conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Provided information on methods to actively engage research users in the prioritisation of research topics.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ukcrc15.efconference.co.uk/
 
Description Attendance at World Congress on Active Ageing, Melbourne, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a conference presentation at the Congress on Active Ageing in Melbourne. The presentation generated a large volume of questions from the audience and subsequent discussions regarding collaborative work. These discussions are ongoing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://wcaa2016.com.au/
 
Description Doi: 1. SCPHRP public lecture series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact SCPHRP public lecture series, Stirling, April 2012, oral presentation

Invited to present on the topic for other health professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Doi: NHS Highland research seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact 15 midwives attended the NHS Highland research seminar, Inverness May, 2012, oral presentation

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Farr Institute International Conference 2015 presentation (AJW) and poster (JF, AJW et al.) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sharing the results of the research project, and creating a joint poster with colleagues in Australia and Canada, about international comparative models for record-linkage centres' structure/funding/operations and governance.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://farrinstandrews.org/
 
Description International Federation on Ageing Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a presentation at an international conference on ageing issues globally, held in Brisbane Australia. Following the presentation, I received offers to discuss future collaborative work that is currently being developed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ifa2016.org.au/
 
Description Invited presentation to University of St-Andrews, School of Geography & Geosciences lunchtime seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited presentation to the School of Geography & Geosciences, University of St-Andrews to disseminate findings from my PhD study that investigated the impact of area regeneration on health and well-being. Around 25 individuals attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk- Parenting Across Scotland annual conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Talk presented re. collaborative work conducted with NHS Health Scotland. Title: 'Adolescent physiological development and health behaviour'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description John Frank, Invited Plenary Speaker, Conference of the Australian Early Development Census, Adelaide, February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This national Australian conference meets annually to provide guidance to the interpretation of, and decision-making arising from, the triennial testing of all Australian P1 students with the Early Development Instrument (EDI). The presenter was invited to provide the keynote address because of his research experience in Canada and Scotland with the EDI, and the challenges of getting it into routine use.

As a result of this interaction, the Scottish SCPHRP team, led by the presenter, has active collaborative links with Aussie researchers and practitioners in the public health/child development fields
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description John Frank, Visiting Lectureship, Dalhousie University Dept. of Pediatrics, Halifax, NS, Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two lectures were given in one week of October, 2015 -- one for academics/trainees in pediatrics and public health, and one for the general public, which was webcast widely in Atlantic Canada. The content was aimed at stimulating public debate on "Best Policy Investments for Health Equity over the Life-Course." Two five-minute radio interviews were also broadcast on "Information Morning" on CBC Radio in Halifax. Ongoing collaboration with Nova Scotia health and university authorities is anticipated.

Too soon to tell!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description John Frank, Visiting Professorship, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth: March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this busy three-week Visiting Professorship, a major MPH-level course was taught to over 20 graduate trainees and public health professionals; three academic lectures were delivered; several consultative meetings were held to obtain JF's expert advice on the structural model in place for administrative record linkage in Western Australia.

Ongoing collaborations have occurred, both with UWA and other Australian centres of excellence in population health research (Adelaide and Melbourne).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description John Frank: Continuing Professional Education Half-Day for Policy Staff, Scottish Government Public Health Division 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact At the request of the Directors of Health Protection and Improvement, Public Health Division of the Scottish Government, John Frank presented a half-day in-depth interactive seminar on "Pitfalls and Tips in Interpreting Measures of Population Health Status." It was well received, with several senior staff indicating that they had never been taught some of the core content, which will be useful to them in their work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description John Frank: How Can Investments for Health Equity Address the Obesity Pandemic in Scotland; Holyrood Conference, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This seminar, chaired by John Frank, was attended by about 40 public health profesionals and programme managers from across Scotland; it is providing SCPHRP with new avenues for collaborative work with this community.


None as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description John Frank: Invited Guest Presentations, Public Health Ontario and Health Quality Ontario, Toronto, Canada, Jan. 27/29, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As a result of recently publishing an extensive analysis of "Best Investments for Health Equity" (Frank et al., Soc Sci Med, July 2015 -- see "Publications"), John Frank was invited to address the major two public health and health system agencies in Ontario, Canada, with responsibilities for monitoring and advising the government on health inequalities in that province. Further collaborations are expected, especially since JF is also a co-investigator on two major CIHR grants (see "Awards" section) started up in 2015, to develop more capacity in Ontario/Canada to do this kind of research and public health surveillance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/LearningAndDevelopment/Events/Pages/Seven_Best_Investments_for_...
 
Description John Frank: Invited Keynote, Canadian Chronic Disease Prevention Centres' Annual Conference, Toronto, April 2015: Seven Best Investments for Health Equity Over the Life-Course: How are Canada, the UK and Scotland Doing?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As a result of this interaction, ongoing collaborations are developing with this international and Canadian network of Prevention Research Centres.

As an example, SCPHRP, of which the presenter is Director, is one of less than 15 Prevention Research Centres internationally being asked to provide input about its strategies, successes and failures as part of a major grant-funded Delphi process run by the PROPEL Centre at the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description John Frank: Invited Keynote, SW England Regional PH Research Conference, Weston-super-Mare, February, 2015: "Best Early-Life Investments for Health Equity: Scotland and rUK Compared. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This UK Regional Public Health Research Conference is supported by SCPHRP's "sister" CRC-funded Centre of Excellence in Public Health, DECIPHer, based at Bristol, Swansea and Cardiff. Ongoing involvement with that Centre's extensive outreach and research activities in that region is facilitated by the SCPHRP Director's direct engagement with over 150 regional public health staff/professionals at this conference.

During subsequent meetings of the DECIPHer Scientific Advisory Board, co-chaired by Prof Frank, further collaborative opportunities have opened up for SCPHRP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description John Frank: Invited Lectureship/Grand Rounds, Dalhousie University Dept. of Pediatrics, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 2015: "Seven Best Investments for Health Equity Over the Life-Course: Scotland and rUK Compared." 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This invited lectureship at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, included two public lectures, meetings with key stakeholders at the provincial and university level, as well as two lengthy CBC radio interviews about how certain policies can reduce health inequalities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description John Frank: Measuring Early Child Development to Improve it: Scottish Experience with the EDI 81. Invited Seminar, Scottish Government Continuing Professional Education (Public Health Division), Edinburgh, November 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact This long-sought-after meeting strengthened relations with the branch of government in Scotland most likely to facilitate the routine use of the EDI in future, to monitor Early Child Development at school entry, and improve it through local action.


Further conversations underway re collaboration with SCPHRP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description John Frank: Moving Public Health Research to Policy: A Cautionary Tale from Scotland (Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Symposium) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This interaction led directly to an invitation to Frank, by the Scottish CMO, to present our East Lothian EDI pilot results to the SG's Early Years Collaborative in July 2014 (see below)


Further conversations underway re collaboration with SCPHRP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description John Frank: New Learnings on Global Health Research Training from Canada (LSHTM Global Health Workshop) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This was the second SCPHRP interaction since 2012 with UK-based international development assistance organizations, and universities in that field, actively engaged in training for public health research in developing countries -- we are seeking a greater role in this field.


John Frank is pursuing further involvement with this network, based on his 38 years of Global Health Experience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description John Frank: Pros and Cons of Routinely Collected Outcomes for Monitoring Health Inequalities by SES (Robert Wood Johnston Symposium, University of Michigan, April 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact John Frank has been an Affiliate International Faculty member in this Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program since 2001


Further conversations underway re collaboration with SCPHRP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKimVS0VaS4&feature=youtu.be
 
Description John Frank: Reducing Health Inequalities in the Early Years: What are the Next Steps for Scotland? (Scottish Parliamentary Committee on Health and Sport Inquiry into "Health Inequalities in the Early Years) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Invited verbal and written testimony to the Committee, in May 2014, further strenghened SCPHRP as a knowledge-resource in moving forward implementation of school-entry measurement of early child development, in Scotland.


Filmed for BBC; further conversations underway re collaboration with SCPHRP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/scotland-27394249
 
Description John Frank: Seven Best Investments for Health Equity: How are the UK and Scotland Doing (& How Could Record Linkage Help) : International Record Linkage Network Conference, Vancouver, May 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact SCPHRP is an ongoing member of this international network, fulfilling part of our obligations as a founding centre within the Farr@Scotland grant.


Further conversations underway re collaboration with SCPHRP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxHGl33BhyE
 
Description John Frank: Seven Key Investments for Achieving Health Equity: Scotland and the UK Compared (Liverpool and Lancaster School of Public Health Research Launch, Lancaster, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This interaction is part of John Frank's ongoing role as Chair of the Advisory Board for all eight SPHRs across England


Further conversations underway re collaboration with SCPHRP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description John Frank: Seven Key Investments for Health Equity over the Life-Course: Scotland and the UK Compared (CRC Centres of Excellence in Public Health Annual Conference, Leeds, UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This interaction further solidified SCPHRP's relationships with this UK-wide network of five other Centres with similar mandates/funding, within which we are the only Scottish unit; we will host the Conference in 2015.


Further collaboration is being actively explored by SCPHRP, which is forming an Early Career Researchers' Planning Group for the 2015 Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ukcrc.org/research-coordination/joint-funding-initiatives/public-health-research/
 
Description John Frank: The Best Investments for Global Health Equity: How is the World Doing? (40th Anniversary of Universite de Montreal SPH, Montreal, CANADA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This interaction, with Canada's leading francophone School of Public Health, has increased SCPHRP's dialogue with a part of Canada where the public health system is closest to that of Scotland's (and quite different from the rest of Canada's).


Further conversations underway re collaboration with SCPHRP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description John Frank: The Best Investments for Health Equity: How are Scotland and England Doing?(Lothian NHW Health Board Public Health Invited Seminar) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This interaction further solidified SCPHRP relations with our closest professional/practice setting in public health.


Further conversations underway re collaboration with SCPHRP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description John Frank: The Best Societal Investments for Health Equity - How is Scotland Doing? (Future of Scotland Conference, Edinburgh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Made many new contacts in Scottish policy-analytic/public health fields

Further conversations underway re collaboration with SCPHRP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.govknow.com/event-detail.html?id=557&info=agenda
 
Description John Frank: The Best Societal Investments for Health Equity: How is the World Doing? (University of the Western Cape SPH seminar, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This interaction cemented ties between SCPHRP and this major centre for Sub-Saharan African public health professional and research training


Further conversations underway re collaboration with SCPHRP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description McAteer: Parenting meeting SG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact 50 people attended a two day Event:
Interventions involving parents to influence adolescent health: A review of reviews. Parenting Teenagers Event, Scottish Government

Further ongoing work around parenting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description McAteer: Promoting young people's health and wellbeing through the arts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact 15 health professionals attended Promoting young people's health and wellbeing through the arts. Invited workshop and seminar. Royal Society Scottish Health Humanities Seminar, University of Glasgow, October 2013.

No
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Public Engagement: Manned a table for the Farr Institute in Scotland at "Science Saturday at the Museum), to inform the public about record linkage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of an ongoing programme of public and patient engagement of the Farr Institute (Scotland), this half-day of special events, held on Oct. 15, 2016 at the National Museum of Scotland, featured an information table manned by four or five Farr faculty and students; dozens of persons dropped by the table and chatted with us about the ethical use of administrative data for research and record linkage - they were all supportive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SCPHRP Joint Working Group Meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact In October and November 2013, SCPHRP hosted and facilitated two workshops in Edinburgh for a total of about 80 persons interested in joining one of our four Working Groups across the life-course. Since then we have hosted a further 15 meeting of the sub-groups

Attendees represented the Scottish public health research, practice and policy communities. The purpose was to form about a dozen topic-based subgroups to take forward pilot/demonstration project development for novel programmes and policies in Scotland for equitable health improvement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.scphrp.ac.uk/working-groups/
 
Description SCPHRP Twitter feed 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact We have an active twitter feed with over 5000 followers which we use to engage with the public, policy makers and academics @SCPHRP. In early 2016, SCPHRP was named one of the top 100 "influencers" of Twitter content about obesity in the entire world (see link below)

We have had several new members join us as well as new partnerships and collaborations. For example, we are currently development a masters dissertation project with a third sector organisation after we interacted on twitter!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.onalytica.com/blog/posts/tackling-obesity-top-100-influencers-and-brands/
 
Description SCPHRP YouTube Channel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We have a You Tube channel where we publish videos of talks and also talking head with various public health professionals. We have 35 videos on our website


Opens dialogue, offers insight into industries/work/research, quick and easy to access. 3678 views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.youtube.com/user/SCPHRP1
 
Description SCPHRP bulletins 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Quarterly publication of our bulletin with articles from policy makers, researchers and practitioners

Increase in SCPHRP members
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.scphrp.ac.uk/autumn13
 
Description SCPHRP electronic Bulletin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact By sharing information about events etc. we have seen a marked increase in the number of people attending SCPHRP events

Greater uptake of SCPHRP events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description SCPHRP magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact We have had many request for the newsletter, as well as people from all sector (policy, practice and research) submitting articles

Increasing recognition of the role of SCPHRP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://issuu.com/reneemarieingram/docs/autumn_and_winter_mag
 
Description SCPHRP: MRC centenary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 30 kids attended a day which featured The healthy eating wheel road show project as part of the MRC centenary celebration

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Social connections and health across the lifecourse. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact A mixed audience of 50 SCPHRP working group members, clinicians, social workers, government and health analysist, and academics from across Scotland came toogether to learn about and discuss social connections and health across the lifecourse.


Generated new contacts for Working Groups
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Workshop for YMCA Scotland- Evaluation methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Training in evaluation methods for YMCA Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016