DECIPHer: Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences

Abstract

To develop effective interventions to improve population health requires an understanding of what works, for whom, under what circumstances and why? This necessitates the development of epidemiologically and social scientifically informed complex and multi-factorial interventions that are effective across settings and behaviours; the rigorous evaluation of complex interventions, often using pragmatic controlled trial designs with nested process evaluation and including natural experiments of new policy programmes and the use of routine data to develop and target interventions and to provide sources of data on contexts and long term outcomes for intervention studies. The centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) brings together a team of world class researchers with expertise in a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods and intervention technologies to address these issues. Building on a strong track record in working with partners from public health policy and practice, and in public involvement in research, we will develop, test, evaluate and then implement interventions that are effective in improving the health of the population across settings and behaviours and which address health inequalities, with a particular focus on children and young people.

DECIPHer's aims are to conduct research that:
1. will lead to measurable improvements in the health of children and young people
2. identifies policies and interventions that are readily adopted, implemented and maintained in the real world and are effective in improving health and reducing health inequalities.
We will also provide high quality training programmes to develop the skills and careers of public health researchers, and a focal point for collaboration with policy and practice.

For its second five-year period of funding, DECIPHer's core Centre resources will be focussed on developing a high quality cadre of early career researchers who, with a multidisciplinary team of senior scientists will take forward four research programmes:

The first will examine multiple risk behaviours in young people and their antecedents to develop complex interventions which address multiple risk behaviours and their causes.
The second will develop and conduct a programme of research on organisational approaches to promoting health in schools and other youth settings.
The third will focus on further development of methods to develop and evaluate complex interventions, with an emphasis on applying randomised trials and other high quality research designs to evaluating interventions in a way that produces rigorous evidence that is useful to public health decision makers.
The fourth programme is also methodological in nature, and is concerned with maximising the use of routine data from population surveys and other administrative sources to improve our understanding of the determinants of population health and facilitate the evaluation of interventions without the need for expensive collection of new data.

These four complementary programmes will provide a platform for multiple applied research projects, funded through additional competitive grant funding, which will be strategically co-ordinated within and across three broad priority areas relating to the health of children and young people: Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs; Obesity, Physical activity, Diet; Mental health and wellbeing. DECIPHer will address health behaviour in its widest sense, encompassing individual risk and protective behaviour and the contexts and structures that improve, sustain or undermine health and well-being. Adopting a socio ecological approach, the focus will be on multiple behaviours and on the design and evaluation of interventions that take full account of the interdependencies between individual, social, family, community, organisational and policy factors.

Technical Summary

Multiple risk behaviours: Complex analyses of large scale longitudinal data sets including latent class analysis, with further analyses attempting to identify longitudinal relationships between multiple correlated determinants at multiple time points on the one hand, and multiple risk behaviours and their development over time on the other. Systematic reviews of the literature, including new methods which systematically identify and synthesise relevant social theory.

Health promoting settings: Transdisciplinary action research partnerships including: repeated measures data collection to inform needs assessment and strategy development, longitudinal evaluation and a data rich environment for system dynamics methods to be developed and applied to the modelling and adaptation of interventions; engagement of stakeholders to maximise ownership and maintenance of interventions; multilevel programmes, following a standard functional design based on evidence and theory, but optimised for local circumstance and need.

Complex intervention research: Mixed methods randomised trials of complex interventions. Further development will be in the analysis and dissemination of how to design and deliver such studies in the real world, contributing to methodological literature in policy trials and implementation science; developing the concept of realist trials; improving reporting and synthesis of complex trials; modelling of complex systems and relationships - agent-based modelling, social network analysis, and of long term cost-effectiveness.

Data linkage and natural experiments: Exploitation of data resources created through data linkage to facilitate natural experiments of population health interventions. This will include development and refinement of novel research designs, informed by engineering based systems science methods, to use repeated measures data to monitor, evaluate and improve interventions. We will further develop the Welsh Electronic Cohort for Children.

Planned Impact

1. Who will benefit?
DECIPHer's aim is to conduct research that identifies policies and interventions that are readily adopted, implemented and maintained in the real world and are effective in improving health and reducing health inequalities. To achieve this DECIPHER's partnership approach, maximises the impact of its research through the active engagement of policy, practice and public partners throughout the process. Thus, impacts will accrue for academics with improved research methods for evaluating complex interventions and increases in policy relevant research, for policy makers and practitioners with the development of evidence based cost effective interventions through partnership working and ultimately, for the public, improvements to population health and reductions in health inequalities.

2. How will they benefit.
Impacts for academics: DECIPHer's leadership in developing innovative complex evaluation methods and processes to maximise high quality policy trials, natural experiments and data linkage to provide long term outcomes across multiple domains, will address calls for improvements in the evaluation of complex intervention and policy. DECIPher will continue to have a major impact on policy relevant research by developing knowledge and expertise in how to design and conduct evaluations that understand how interventions are implemented in real life. In this way, evaluations retrain both scientific rigour and high external validity. Involvement of policy and practice partners in all stages of intervention design, evaluation and translation will maximise policy and practice impacts. These issues are germane to many related and important areas of inquiry. For example, educational research in the UK can learn greatly from the schools based work that DECIPHer will conduct.

Impacts for policy makers and practitioners: DECIPHer's focus on multilevel processes and multi-level interventions will address policy/practice shortcomings in tackling priority health behaviours and addressing health inequalities. Important impacts will be the identification of sustainable cost effective interventions addressing multiple risk behaviours by understanding the extent to which risk behaviours occur together, identifying common underlying factors and intervention pathways, and assessing the potential impact of universal and targeted approaches. Such approaches have the potential, not only to improve population health, but also to reduce health inequalities. DECIPHer' s approach facilitates the development and evaluation of process based capacity building interventions to achieve sustainable whole system change. Important intermediate impacts will therefore focus on increases in policy, practice and public engagement in intervention development and implementation


Impacts for the public: There has been increased policy recognition of the need for early years' intervention to address determinants of health, social and economic outcomes into later life. There is also evidence to indicate that intervention in childhood can be very cost effective, yet it is not clear which strategies work best, for whom and under what circumstances. Although, attention has focussed on pre school and parenting interventions, schools and other youth settings have also been identified as important in influencing child behaviours, health and wellbeing. Therefore, DECIPHer's focus on children and young people, on multifactorial settings-based interventions and on interventions that may influence multiple risk behaviours not only remains highly scientifically and policy relevant, but in the long term has the potential to have significant effects on population health and reduce inequalities.

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Simon MARK Murphy (Principal Investigator)
Rona Campbell (Principal Investigator)
Laurence Anthony Moore (Principal Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2182-823X
Christopher C Butler (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0102-3453
Matthew Hickman (Co-Investigator)
Adam Fletcher (Co-Investigator)
David Lawrence Fone (Co-Investigator)
Simon Christopher Moore (Co-Investigator)
Sharon Anne Simpson (Co-Investigator)
Sarah Rodgers (Co-Investigator)
Michael Robling (Co-Investigator)
David John Gunnell (Co-Investigator)
Keith Lloyd (Co-Investigator)
Jenny Donovan (Co-Investigator)
Ronan Anthony Lyons (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5225-000X
Jonathan Bryn Scourfield (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6218-8158
Sinead Brophy (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7417-2858
Ann John (Researcher)
Russell Jago (Researcher)
Ashley Ronald Cooper (Researcher)
James White (Researcher)
Rebecca Langford (Researcher)
Marianne Bernadette Van Den Bree (Researcher)
Jeremy Russell Segrott (Researcher)
Ruth Kipping (Researcher)
Paul Robert Harper (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7894-4907
Angie Page (Researcher)
Hayley Reed (Researcher)
Jon Heron (Researcher)
Joanne Cathrin Demmler (Researcher)
Debbie Lawlor (Researcher)
Shangming Zhou (Researcher)
Philip Andrew Jones (Researcher)
Shantini Paranjothy (Researcher)
Jonathan Sterne (Researcher)
Kate Tilling (Researcher)
Kerenza Hood (Researcher)
John Macleod (Researcher)
Alison Weightman (Researcher)
Suzanne Audrey (Researcher)
William Hollingworth (Researcher)
Sara Tracy Brookes (Researcher)
Frank David Dunstan (Researcher)

Publications

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Aggarwal A (2017) Do patient access schemes for high-cost cancer drugs deliver value to society?-lessons from the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund. in Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology

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Arikpo D (2015) Educational interventions for improving complementary feeding practices in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

 
Description 2. National Assembly for Wales evidence briefing on e-cigarette use among young people in Wales, Welsh Government, Cardiff.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/119829-assembly-members-briefed-on-e-cigarettes
 
Description ARUK Associate on Grants Advisory Panel (GAP) for Alcohol Research UK - Priorities and Opportunities in Research into Alcohol Misuse workshop
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description ASSIST+FRANK study cited in UK Home Office as an outcome of media strategy in evaluation of 2010 Drug Strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/628100/Drug_Strategy_Evalu...
 
Description Active Travel to School Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Educated public health consultants on the use of data linkage to investigate travel mode and travel to school for children in Wales. Advised on methods of capturing useful data to investigate trends and complex evaluation opportunities.
 
Description Advisory Board for the Welsh Government - Evaluating the Introduction of Health and Well-being Checks for the over 50s
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
URL http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/70345
 
Description Behaviour change: individual NICE guidelines [PH49] Published date: January 2014
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
URL https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph49
 
Description Cabinet Secretary for Education reference to SHRN in evidence to the Children, Young People and Education committee February 2018
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Kirsty Williams, the Cabinet Secretary for Education in Wales, made direct reference to the School Health Research Network in evidence to the Children, Young People and Education Committee on 15th February 2018: "One of the ways in which we do currently look at data is via our school health research network survey, and the Welsh network of healthy schools. Now, the survey happens twice a year [correction: every two years]. We've had a big push this year on getting schools to sign up to the survey, so we can get that data. I'm pleased to say I think we've got just about every high school in Wales now participating in that survey. We've changed the nature of the questions in that survey, so that they are much broader based, about how children are feeling about their lives and what's going on in those lives. And the benefit for the school in participating in the survey is that every two years they get a really detailed snapshot of how their children are feeling, and student voice and listening to children is a crucial part of how we can get this right in terms of measuring well-being."
URL http://record.assembly.wales/Committee/4533
 
Description Case study of ASSIST+Frank project in the UK Government, Home Offifce, Drug Strategy 2010 'A Balanced Approach' Third Annual Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/407334/Cross-Government_Dr...
 
Description Citation in Department of Education review of PSHE impact
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/412291/Personal_Social_Hea...
 
Description Citation in Public Health England briefing
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-link-between-pupil-health-and-wellbeing-and-attainmen...
 
Description Citation in Scottish Government report: 'What works' in drug education and prevention?
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/12/4388/downloads
 
Description Cross Governmental Trial Advice Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact In 2015, the Cabinet Office and the Economic and Social Research Council set up the 'Cross-Government Trial Advice Panel'. Its launch marked the first time that the UK government had brought together a team of experts - from academia and the civil service - to support the increased use of controlled experiments in public policy. The aim was an ambitious one: to embed a culture of experimentation in government by making it easier for civil servants to test new ways of improving public services. This report looks at the impact of this initiative.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-cross-government-trial-advice-panel-update-report
 
Description DECIPHer short courses on developing and evaluating complex interventions.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://decipher.uk.net/decipher-short-courses/
 
Description Discussion with alcohol-lead, Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Dr Jeremy Segrott: topic member on Public Health Advisory Committee on School-based interventions on Alcohol, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-ng10030
 
Description Estyn Inspector Training on SHRN July 2017
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Estyn consultation on inspection framework (SHRN)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Evaluation Report of the Food and Fun School Holiday Enrichment Programme 2016 for the Welsh Local Government Association [Authors: McConnon, L., Morgan, K., Van Godwin, J., Hawkins, J., Bond, A., & Fletcher, A.]
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.wlga.wales/food-and-fun
 
Guideline Title Physical activity: exercise referral schemes NICE guidelines [PH54]
Description Evaluation of the National Exercise Referral Scheme
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
Impact The NERS evaluation informed the 2010 Welsh Government All Wales National Exercise Referral Report 2008 -2010 and resulted in changes to policy and practice. This included additional support and training provision for practitioners across the national scheme, tailored and more intensive approaches that addressed motivation for mental health patients and all male support groups within the scheme. The evaluation results also informed the content of the British Heart Foundation Exercise Referral Toolkit and featured prominently in the 2013 Public Health Wales review of programmes Transforming Health Improvement in Wales, which, based on the evidence, identified NERS as only one of three national programmes that should be maintained and improved. It was also one of only two rigorous studies of sufficient quality to inform NICE guidance 2014 https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph54
URL http://www.wlga.gov.uk/ners
 
Description Evidence to National Assembly for Wales
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Contribution to evidence gathered, affecting policy regarding improvements in survival, morbidity and quality of life
 
Guideline Title Exercise referral schemes to promote physical
Description Exercise referral schemes to promote physical NICE guidelines [PH54] Published date: September 2014
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
URL http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph54
 
Description Free School Breakfast
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Evaluation results for the Primary School Free Breakfast Initiative have had a direct impact on the level of funding of the policy in the context of austerity. In the foreword of the evaluation of the pilot PSFBI, the Welsh Government noted that: "The feedback we have received, both through this report and directly from those participating, has helped to identify areas where further consideration is needed. The Finance sub-group has been established for example in response to concerns about the levels of funding. The Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning has stated that 'a sum of £3.5m is available for 2005-06 rising to £8.5m in 2007-08. We will revisit these funding levels once we have considered the evidence from the pilot and the independent evaluation.' " [1] Additionally, Jane Davidson, the then Education Minister, stated of the PSFBI that "We have always said we will revisit the funding levels once we have considered the evidence from the pilots and the independent evaluation"[2]: to date, the funding of the initiative has risen from £3.5m.for 2005/6 to £12.7m. for 2012/13. Evaluation results have been also been used to support the breakfast club initiative in the face of cross-party disagreement. Responding to criticism by Welsh Conservative shadow education minister Paul Davies, an Assembly Government spokeswoman quoted the results of the PSFBI evaluation, pointing out that "overall the results are positive regarding the outcomes in terms of number of healthy food items consumed at breakfast and more positive attitudes towards eating breakfast". Responding to Davies's claim that the PSBI did "not address the root causes of poor diet linked to poverty", the spokeswoman cited the continuing work by Dr Murphy on the PSFBI evaluation, including "a detailed examination of the association between socio-economic position, diet and school performance", highlighting its on going impact and most recent research publication [3]. Consequently, financial and political support for the initiative has been maintained by the subsequent coalition government. Speaking on the BBC, Education Minister Leighton Andrews stated "One Wales [the Labour-Plaid Cymru assembly government coalition deal] commits us to maintaining the programme of free school breakfasts and we look forward to even more schools taking up the scheme." [4]. This is reflected in government and school action - by 2012, 73% of primary schools across Wales had implemented the scheme and on one of the census days that year, 69,200 pupils ate at least one weekly free school breakfast (36.9% of them being eligible for free school meals). 1. Roberts J, Murphy S (2005) 'A study of the Welsh Assembly Government's 'Primary School Free Breakfast Initiative'' Welsh Assembly Government. Available online : http://wales.gov.uk/dcells/publications/info_for_learning_providers/schools/foodanddrink/freebreakfastinitiative/evaluation/firstevaluation-e.pdf?lang=en 2. Big Breakfast Issue comes to the boil: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/big-breakfast-issue-comes-boil-2409592 3. Breakfast Scheme a 'Surrogate Parent': http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Breakfast+scheme+'a+surrogate+parent'.-a0217994659 4. 'Funding row as 1,000th Welsh School offers free breakfast': http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8490043.stm
 
Description Healthy Education Settings Advisory Board
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Impact on policy: the cancer drugs fund
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The Commons Select Committee referenced our paper around the decision making for the ongoing role of the Cancer Drugs Fund in England The Cancer Drugs Fund now operates as a managed access fund under the umbrella of NICE as a result. https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/public-accounts-committee/news-parliament-2015/cancer-drugs-fund-annals-oncology-16-17/
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/public-accounts-committe...
 
Description Influence on domestic violence and abuse (DVA) prevention and awareness of IRIS+ and Project Respect in South Gloucestershire Council
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Informed sexual health and community services commissioners about evidence-based programmes for DVA, including the evidence for schools-based prevention programmes and current research underway locally. I also influenced the design of service specifications for a large programme of reprocurement of DVA services in South Gloucestershire Council.
 
Description Influencing South Gloucestershire Council policy on sex and relationship education (SRE)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Influenced sexual health commissioners and specialist practitioners working on Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) about evidence-based delivery of SRE programmes in schools which in turn will influence how schools are advised about appropriate workforce requirements for delivering successful programmes.
 
Description Inquiry into the role of education in children and young people's mental health improvement
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/health-committee/inquirie...
 
Description Invitation to join the Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE) Advisory Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact SHINE aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people by using evidence to inform best practice and supporting health improvement planning through a collaboration between schools, researchers and policy makers. The Advisory Board will provide independent external review, advice and support on the operation and strategic development of SHINE
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/shine
 
Description Invitation to provide evidence on the inquiry into the physical activity of children and young people
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact 19th April 2018 - Giving oral expert evidence to influence policy decisions for health improvement of young people
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=19490
 
Description Invited Member Tobacco Control Delivery Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Evidence based policy development, increased monitoring and evaluation against efficiency targets
URL http://wales.gov.uk/topics/health/improvement/index/tobacco/?lang=en
 
Description Invited expert academic sub group UK Healthy Cities Network
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Invited meeting with Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales to discuss current evidence for e-cigarettes and public health (Graham Moore)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited member of Public Health Wales Nutrition and Obesity Expert Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
URL http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/74222
 
Description Invited talk to public health practitioners on adapting and piloting the ASSIST model of informal peer-led intervention delivery to the Talk to Frank drug prevention programme in UK secondary schools ASSIST+Frank): an exploratory trial.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Invited to join the sex and relationships education (SRE) expert panel to inform the development of the SRE element in the Health and Well-being Area of Learning and Experience in the new Curriculum in Wales.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Meeting with Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Member (Simon Murphy) of Joint Ministerial Task and Finish Group on a Whole-School Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://gov.wales/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2018/jointtandfgroupwholeschoolapphealthwellbeing/...
 
Description Member of Research Advisory Group for NCT Charity (UK's largest charity for expectant and new parents)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact NCT Research Advisory Group helps to set the Charity's research agenda, influencing research questions, participation in collaborative research, research on parents' experiences and needs, critiquing research and reviews of evidence, and disseminating and using research findings. NCT produces research-based and evidence-informed information for parents on the topics of Pregnancy, birth and postnatal care, Feeding babies, Programme for evaluation of NCT services, Parenting and Public health.
URL https://www.nct.org.uk/professional/research
 
Description Member of UNICEF UK's Baby Friendly Designation Committee.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The UK Baby Friendly Initiative is based on a global accreditation programme of UNICEF and the World Health Organization. It is designed to support breastfeeding and parent infant relationships by working with public services to improve standards of care. In 2012 we revised our standards; for more on the history of Baby Friendly in the UK, please see the dedicated section on our website. Why are we needed? Breastfeeding reduces the risk of babies becoming ill. It is also associated with a reduced risk of later childhood disease and protects the mother's health. It has been suggested that the lower incidence of illness associated with higher breastfeeding rates could also lead to significant cost savings in the treatment of illnesses such as gastro-enteritis. While UK breastfeeding rates are increasing, they are still among the lowest in Europe. At birth, only 81 per cent of British babies are breastfed. This figure falls to 69 per cent at one week. Just one in three babies are still receiving breastmilk at six months, despite recommendations that babies need nothing other than breastmilk for the first six months of life. Best practice The UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative provides a framework for the implementation of best practice by NHS trusts, other health care facilities and higher education institutions, with the aim of ensuring that all parents make informed decisions about feeding their babies and are supported in their chosen feeding method. Facilities and institutions that meet the required standards can be assessed and accredited as Baby Friendly. Implementing Baby Friendly standards is a proven way of increasing breastfeeding rates. It also means health professionals can give mothers the support, information and encouragement they need.
URL http://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/
 
Description Member of Welsh Government convened strategy group, including presentation on evidence relating to Infant Feeding policy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member of the All Wales Breastfeeding Forum
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Provided advice via the forum and in an individual capacity to current and former Public Health Wales Infant Feeding Leads
 
Description Membership of Chief Medical Officer's Physical Activity (Infographic group) Jago
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Membership of Healthy HE and FE Wales Task and Finish Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description NICE Guidelines - reference group member for updating the NICE manual "Developing NICE guidelines: the manual"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description NICE consultation on School Based Interventions
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-qs10070
 
Description NIHR Schools Event
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description National Assembley briefing on e-cigarettes
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/119829-assembly-members-briefed-on-e-cigarettes
 
Description Participant and presenter at launch of Healthy HE/FE Wales guidance
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Participation in All Party Parliamentary Group on Infant Feeding
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. The purpose of the APPG is to raise awareness of causes of low breastfeeding rates among politicians and to identify policy solutions.
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmallparty/160428/infant-feeding-and-inequalities.htm
 
Description Policy and practice stakeholder
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In 2015 and in 2016 our research findings from the Department of Health Policy Research Programme (Building Blocks trial of the Family Nurse Partnership, FNP) formed the basis of two consultations (meetings) with key policy, practice and academic stakeholders. These included policy leads from Department of Health (England), Public Health England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the leadership team from the FNP National Unit, local service commissioners, practitioners and academic researchers (from UK, US, Europe, Australia). Our results have led to further service developments in the evaluated scheme to address deficits in programme derived benefit. Importantly the evaluated showed an overall lack of benefit. The impact of the research on modifying practice and policy is expected to be gradual and at this stage (four months post publication) is still emerging. The NIHR PHR funded study which is currently extending the follow-on of the original trial cohort was highlighted in the second consultation / engagement meeting.
 
Description Presentations to the Sex and Relationships Education Expert Panel and citation in their recommendations to Welsh Government 'The Future of the Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum in Wales'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://orca.cf.ac.uk/107649/1/The-future-of-the-sex-and-relationships-education-curriculum-in-wales-...
 
Guideline Title Behaviour change: individual approaches
Description Presented Expert paper 9 'Behaviour change - Complex and multiple interventions' to NICE programme review group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
URL https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph49/chapter/about-this-guidance
 
Description Public Health England CPD Network steering committee member
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Established a website to direct public health workforce in the south west region (Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire) to opportunities, information and support for continuing professional development.
URL http://agwpublichealthnetwork.info/
 
Description Public Health England used research findings to inform their workplan and discussions with stakeholder group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Public Health Wales Advisory Group: Transforming Health Improvement for Children and Young People
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Public Health Wales Alcohol Expert Advisory Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact EVidence based policies introduced and evidence generation pilots
 
Description Public Health Wales Sexual Health Reference Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Public Policy Institute Institute for Wales Expert Panel for Mark Drakeford (AM and Health and Social Care Minister for Wales) on De-escalating Interventions for Troubled Adolescents
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact The Health and Social Care Minister for the Welsh Government, Prof Mark Drakeford AM requested the Public Policy Institute for Wales to host an expert panel to consider the issus of 'De-escalating Interventions for Troubled Adolescents'. Dr Rhiannon Evans was invited to consult on the inappropriate number fo referrals to Child and Adoelscent Mental Health (CAMHS) and the scope to increase school-based prevention and intervention activities.
 
Description Reference to DECIPHer and GW4 Suicide and Self-harm in Children and Young People Collabortion by Eluned Parrott AM in Welsh Assembly Government debate on Mental Health 25/2/2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.assembly.wales/en/bus-home/pages/rop.aspx?meetingid=3110&language=en&assembly=4&c=Record%...
 
Description Research Advisory Board: The Danish National Centre for Social Research
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Rhiannon Evans co-applicant on research that informed Welsh Government 'Raising the ambitions and educational attainment of children who are looked after in Wales Strategy'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://gov.wales/topics/educationandskills/schoolshome/deprivation/educational-attainment-of-looked-...
 
Description SCPHRP Advisory Council
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SHRN data used in Well-being of Wales 2017-18 Report
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://gov.wales/docs/statistics/2018/180920-well-being-wales-2017-18-what-do-we-know-about-childre...
 
Description Short paper on the importance of public toilets for people of all ages, submitted to the Bristol Budget consultation.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact The retention of public toilets is a important social/public health issue as concerns about the availability of toilets affect those who are unwell or frail, and also parents with children and young women who are menstruating etc. The availability of toilers contributes to a healthy and inclusive environment.
 
Description Smoking in cars research cited in Welsh Government press release
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Our research on smoking in cars carrying children was cited within the Welsh Government's press release as having informed their decision to legislate to ban smoking in cars carrying children. http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/articles/cardiff-uni versity-research-informs-wales-decision-to-ban-smo king-in-cars-carrying-children-13245.html While smoking in cars is falling, a significant minority of children are exposed to secondhand smoke in cars, particularly those from poorer backgrounds. The decision to legislate, informed in part by our research, is likely to have a significant impact on the health of young people in Wales, particularly those from poorer backgrounds
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/33162-cardiff-university-research-informs-welsh-government-anti-s...
 
Description Statement of support for not bringing in exemption to smoke-free premises law in Wales
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Submission to Inquiry into physical activity of children and young people
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Submitted a Welsh Government consultation response on low alcohol labelling, on behalf of DECIPHer
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Welsh Collaboration for Health and Environment (WCHE)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Make an impact on Local Councils on their data collection strategies through the Environmental Protection Directorate since this panel is comprised of directors in Local government and public health practitioners and academics.
 
Description Welsh Government Teenage ConceptionsTask and Finish Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description Working Together To Reduce Harm Delivery Plan 2016-18 [HEWITT]
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://gov.wales/topics/people-and-communities/communities/safety/substancemisuse/publications/strat...
 
Description Working Together to Reduce Harm consultation response from SHRN/DECIPHer [HEWITT]
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Workshop 2 for Healthy School Coordinators (SHRN - ESRC IAA) [HEWITT]
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Workshop for Healthy School Coordinators (SHRN - ESRC IAA)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 28 Healthy School Coordinators from across Wales attended a 1-day workshop on evidence based practice. Feedback from the workshop was positive and there was enthusiasm and intent from the participants to implement what they had learned. We are now in discussion with Public Health Wales about how to take this work forward.
 
Description • National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Increases in quality of life
 
Description 'Preconception Health Improvement: Intervention development to target multiple modifiable risk factors for multiple adverse perinatal outcomes' - Michael Daly PhD
Amount £65,225 (GBP)
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description (COMBI I) Scoping review and system scan to develop and theory for a community based breastfeeding intervention to be delivered in low income Welsh communities
Amount £27,505 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 11/2018
 
Description (Kelly Morgan) Choosing active role models to inspire girls (CHARMING)
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2015 
End 11/2016
 
Description (Paul Harper) GW4 Behavioural and Decision Making Sciences in Healthcare GW4 network (BeDMaSH)
Amount £19,000 (GBP)
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description A cluster randomised controlled trial of a Peer-Led physical Activity iNtervention for Adolescent girls (PLAN-A)
Amount £836,722 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR/17/50/01 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description A cluster randomised controlled trial of an intervention to improve the mental health support and training available to secondary school teachers - the WISE (Wellbeing in Secondary Education) project
Amount £1,300,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2015 
End 12/2019
 
Description A multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a school-based peer-led drug prevention intervention (The FRANK friends study)
Amount £1,465,055 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR/17/97/02 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 06/2022
 
Description A process evaluation of ASSIST Scotland
Amount £279,576 (GBP)
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 01/2017
 
Description A review of the Welsh Government's free breakfast in primary schools scheme
Amount £4,999 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 04/2015
 
Description Adaptation of evidence informed interventions for re-evaluation and/or implementation in new contexts: new guidance
Amount £320,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R013357/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2020
 
Description Adapting and piloting the ASSIST model of informal peer-led intervention delivery to the Talk to Frank drug prevention programme in UK secondary schools (ASSIST+Frank): an exploratory trial
Amount £491,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 12/3060/03 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2014 
End 09/2016
 
Description Administrative Data Research Centres
Amount £7,986,463 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/L007444/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2018
 
Description Alcohol Misuse (ELAStiC)
Amount £1,239,121 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/L015471/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description All-Wales Injury Surveillance System (AWISS) : 2014-15
Amount £65,116 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description All-Wales Injury Surveillance System (AWISS) renewal : 2015-16
Amount £64,366 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description An evaluation of alcohol treatment centres: Implications for service delivery, patient benefit and harm reduction
Amount £739,444 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2018
 
Description An evaluation of the development and early implementation of the "Creating Connections" self-management programme for young parents.
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Description An evaluation of the impact of a primary school-based socio-emotional intervention on education outcomes at key stage 2 (project title)
Amount £23,000 (GBP)
Organisation Fronting the Challenge Projects Ltd 
Start 07/2017 
End 04/2018
 
Description An exploration of the relationship between multiple risk behaviour and health inequalities in young adulthood - Laura Tinner PhD
Amount £78,488 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2016 
End 05/2020
 
Description Assets feeding help Before and After birth (ABA): feasibility study for improving breastfeeding initiation and continuation
Amount £320,163 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 10/2018
 
Description Awareness and Beliefs About Cancer (ABACus): Randomised controlled trial of the health check intervention to improve cancer symptom awareness and help seeking among people living in socioeconomically deprived communities (Brain K)
Amount £486,104 (GBP)
Organisation Yorkshire Cancer Research 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 08/2019
 
Description BRIDGE-Health (BRidging Information and Data Generation for Evidence-based Health Policy and Research)
Amount € 5,833,629 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2015 
End 10/2017
 
Description British Heart Foundation Project Grant (co-applicant): RCT of ACTIVE - Randomised Control Trial of Active Children Through Individual Vouchers Evaluation
Amount £299,900 (GBP)
Organisation British Heart Foundation (BHF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 05/2018
 
Description Building Blocks: 2-6
Amount £709,866 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR 11/3002/11 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department Public Health Research (PHR) Programme
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2014 
End 05/2018
 
Description CRUK Population Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
Amount £163,375 (GBP)
Funding ID C60153/A23895 
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Department Cancer Research UK London Research Institute (LRI)
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Can alcohol media literacy training for children and young people prevent alcohol related harm?: A realist review of what works for whom and in what contexts
Amount £7,381 (GBP)
Funding ID SG 16/17 236 
Organisation Alcohol Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 05/2017
 
Description Cardiff University College Seedcorn Fund
Amount £4,872 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 04/2016
 
Description Cardiff University College Seedcorn Fund - Growing Healthy Diets - gardening and fruit/veg consumption in primary schools
Amount £4,912 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 04/2016
 
Description Cardiff University Incoming Visiting Fellowship Scheme
Amount £3,930 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 05/2017
 
Description Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme - Student Summer Placement Scheme
Amount £1,600 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 08/2016
 
Description Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme - Student Summer Placement Scheme
Amount £2,100 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 08/2018
 
Description Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme - Student Summer Placement Scheme [PACERS]
Amount £1,600 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 08/2017
 
Description Caring Lives: What do young people who care for family members need to thrive? An empirical investigation - Ed Janes PhD
Amount £65,225 (GBP)
Funding ID 1945656 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Child Health Clinical Outcome Review Programme
Amount £1,400,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Children of CHALICE risk factors for alcohol-related emergency admission to hospital in children and young people
Amount £16,801 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Children's Exposure to Second Hand Smoke in Cars - Survey 2
Amount £78,739 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2015
 
Description Co-applicant on the eMERGe project - Developing metaethnography reporting guidelines and standards for research
Amount £10,883 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 05/2017
 
Description Community Engagement Team teacher panel fund
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2014 
End 06/2014
 
Description Complex interventions for adolescent mental health and well-being in South Africa: capacity building.
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NMG2R3\100153 
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Confidence in Care Evaluation: a randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the Confidence in Care Fostering Changes Programme on carer efficacy and carer defined problems for Welsh foster and kinship carers
Amount £493,168 (GBP)
Organisation Big Lottery Fund 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 12/2018
 
Description Creating Active Places: a mixed-methods study of young people's physical activity and placemaking
Amount £56,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 07/2017
 
Description Cystic Fibrosis Epidemiological Network (CF EpiNet) (Identifying policy-relevant determinants of health inequalities in cystic fibrosis using data linkage)
Amount £140,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cystic Fibrosis Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description DVLA/DfT commissioned research
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Transport 
Department DfT, DVLA and VOSA
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Determining optimal strategies for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: systematic review, cost-effectiveness review and network meta-analysis
Amount £292,477 (GBP)
Funding ID 17/148/05 
Organisation NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2020
 
Description Development and feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial evaluation of a Peer-Led physical Activity iNtervention for Adolescent girls (PLAN-A)
Amount £527,571 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 07/2017
 
Description Development of Methodological Guidance for the Coproduction of Health Interventions: Targeting wellbeing in secondary schools to prevent mental health issues - Hayley Reed PhD
Amount £65,225 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2018
 
Description Development of SHRN data infastrucre
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Does the relative density of fast food outlets near to schools affect childhood obesity (Amy Mizen, nee Burden PhD)
Amount £28,362 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science
Amount £600 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Department ESRC Seminar Series
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 11/2015
 
Description Early Detection of type 1 Diabetes in Youth: the EDDY feasibility study
Amount £193,483 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2016
 
Description Early Positive Approaches to Support (E-PAtS) for families of young children with intellectual disability: Feasibility study
Amount £508,474 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR - 15/126/11 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 10/2019
 
Description Electronic-cigarette use among young people in Wales: mixed method case-study research (PhD studentship, Elen de Lacy).
Amount £28,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2018
 
Description Employing Restorative Approaches in Family Service Provision: A more effective route to change?
Amount £236,501 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Engage with Research: Exploring the Public Health Potentials of Coproduction
Amount £650 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 11/2018
 
Description Engagement for the Schools Health Research Network (SHRN)
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description Engaging low-income families in school-based health interventions: A case study of Food and Fun clubs in Wales - Amy Bond PhD
Amount £76,668 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Engaging primary school aged children in research and intervention development - Stephen Jennings PhD
Amount £65,225 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description Erasmus Staff Training Mobility Grant
Amount € 1,000 (EUR)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 04/2018
 
Description Establishing a system for routine school health data collection in wales
Amount £48,853 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2015 
End 07/2017
 
Description Establishing the impact of specialist home-visiting on children's language development and parent-child interaction
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description Establishing the safety of waterbirth for mothers and babies: A cohort study with nested qualitative component (Pool Study)
Amount £896,900 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department Health Technology Assessment Programme (HTA)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 08/2021
 
Description Evaluation de l'efficacité d'une intervention d'aide au sevrage tabagique intégrant une composante << soutien social >> dans une population d'apprentis.
Amount € 396,726 (EUR)
Organisation Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2018
 
Description Evaluation of "LIVING WELL LIVING LONGER" programme
Amount £41,600 (GBP)
Organisation Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2019
 
Description Evaluation of interventions designed to increase diagnosis and treatment of patients with hepatitis C virus infection in primary care and drug treatment settings
Amount £1,130,886 (GBP)
Funding ID PR-R5-0912-13002 & 13001 
Organisation Government of Wales 
Department Department of Health
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Evaluation of the outcomes of the Family Nurse Partnership programme in Scotland (Cannings-John / Robling)
Amount £183,137 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 12/2018
 
Description Exploring the potential for technological support for self-harm
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 07/2015
 
Description Exploring theory, context and implementation of substance misuse policy in Welsh secondary schools - (Luke Midgley PhD)
Amount £28,890 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2018
 
Description Farr NLP open source software development
Amount £48,470 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description Feasibility study of "Bristol Standard for Health": a child health improvement programme in early years' settings
Amount £25,856 (GBP)
Organisation Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 04/2018
 
Description GW4 Accelerator Grant
Amount £56,720 (GBP)
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2017
 
Description GW4 Doctoral Training Programme studentship: The PhD topic will be "Increasing physical activity in pre-school aged children: systematic review, individual participant meta-analysis and intervention pilot" - Kaiseree Dias PhD
Amount £58,086 (GBP)
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 03/2021
 
Description GW4 Initiator Grant
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 11/2015
 
Description Green-blue space exposure changes and impact on individual-level wellbeing and mental health: a population-wide record-linked natural experiment
Amount £613,804 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description Hannah Littlecott PhD: Understanding perceptions and utilisation of school-level tailored health profiles from a complex systems perspective: a mixed methods evaluation
Amount £52,964 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2016
 
Description Harriet Quinn-Scoggins PhD - Development and feasibility testing of a school-based programme to prevent childhood burns
Amount £27,008 (GBP)
Organisation The Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Denmark
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Health Fellowship Award
Amount £275,845 (GBP)
Funding ID HF-16-1164 
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description Health Research Award [PACERS: Physical ACtivity monitors in an Exercise Referral Setting]
Amount £245,994 (GBP)
Funding ID HRA1019 
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2017
 
Description Health Technology Assessment
Amount £261,107 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 12/2018
 
Description Health Technology Assessment programme - A novel peer-support intervention using motivational interviewing for breastfeeding maintenance: a UK feasibility study
Amount £293,310 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2016
 
Description Health impact, and economic value, of meeting housing quality standards
Amount £525,361 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2011 
End 03/2016
 
Description Health outcomes of children and adults with learning difficulties
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Description Healthy Working Wales Evaluation Partner
Amount £38,095 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 10/2019
 
Description Helpmedoit!
Amount £414,390 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 12/2016
 
Description High caffeine energy drinks: prevalence and opportunities for intervention - Manal Alhumud PhD
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau 
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2019
 
Description How can e-health interventions reduce the 'syndemic' of HIV/STIs and sexual risk substance use and mental ill health among men who have sex with men? Systematic review and evidence synthesis
Amount £289,286 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR/17/44/48 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 10/2020
 
Description How can interventions integrating health and academic education in schools help prevent substance misuse and violence, and reduce health inequalities among young people? Systematic review and evidence synthesis
Amount £217,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR - 14/52/15 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 03/2018
 
Description How can mainstream subject lessons in schools help to prevent substance misuse and violence among young people? Systematic review and evidence synthesis
Amount £217,442 (GBP)
Funding ID 14/52/15 
Organisation Public Heath Research (PHR) Progrmame 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start 10/2015 
End 05/2017
 
Description How does the transition to secondary school shape young people's mental health and wellbeing? Informing the development of a theoretically-driven intervention (Catt Turney PhD)
Amount £57,780 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2018
 
Description INCLUSIVE cluster randomised control trial: Initiating change locally in bullying and aggression through the school environment
Amount £1,487,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 12/153/60 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2014 
End 02/2018
 
Description Impacts of e-cigarette regulation via the EU Tobacco Products Directive on young people's use of e-cigarettes and tobacco: a natural experiment
Amount £394,778 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 04/2020
 
Description Initiator Fund
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 01/2015
 
Description Integrating genetic, clinical and phenotypic data to advance stratification, prediction and treatment in mental health
Amount £971,676 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_PC_17212 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description Integration of health and wellbeing into the school curriculum: a mixed methods investigation of preparations for Wales-wide school reform and it's impacts on health and well-being
Amount £263,991 (GBP)
Funding ID HF-17-1427 
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2022
 
Description International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund - Fidelity of SFP Trial - International Travel
Amount £5,010 (GBP)
Funding ID Application 26 
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2015 
End 06/2015
 
Description MQ Adolescent Data Platform. MQ Transforming Lives
Amount £800,000 (GBP)
Organisation MQ Transforming Mental Health 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description MRC Doctoral Training Partnership supplement to participate in Portland Summer Institute of Youth Mentoring (August 2016). Heide Busse
Amount £1,200 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 08/2016
 
Description Methodology Research Panel
Amount £320,261 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2020
 
Description Methodology Research Programme - Exploratory trials of complex health behaviour change interventions: a review of current practice and Delphi consensus exercise to develop guidance for researchers and funders
Amount £246,955 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/N015843/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 11/2017
 
Description NAP SACC UK: A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial in child care settings to increase physical activity and healthy eating in 2-4 year olds
Amount £431,495 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR - 12/153/39 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 04/2017
 
Description NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) - Evaluation of interventions
Amount £3,865,761 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2019
 
Description NIHR Public Health Research
Amount £296,668 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 11/2018
 
Description NIHR Public Health Research Programme
Amount £736,755 (GBP)
Funding ID 11/3020/05 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2015
 
Description NISCHR Health Call
Amount £247,937 (GBP)
Funding ID RFS-12-05 
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2014
 
Description NISCHR Health Call
Amount £249,010 (GBP)
Funding ID RFS-12-39 
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2014
 
Description NISCHR RFS: Social Care Research Award
Amount £175,445 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 03/2015
 
Description NISCHR: RFS Social Care Research Award
Amount £151,464 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 03/2015
 
Description Nain, Mam and Me: Infant feeding in Wales, social history and modern practices
Amount £18,418 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death
Amount £1,400,823 (GBP)
Organisation The Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description OPTIMISATION, FEASIBILITY TESTING and pilot randomised trial of Positive Choices: a school based social marketing intervention to promote sexual health, prevent unintended teenage pregnancies and address health inequalities in England (Cardiff)
Amount £571,708 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description PHR Project: NIHR127551 - A multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectivenss and cost-effectiveness of an environmental nutrition and physical actiity intervention in nurseries (NAP SACC UK)
Amount £2,279,896 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR 127551 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department Public Health Research (PHR) Programme
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 10/2022
 
Description PREVENTING CHILD INJURIES IN WALES NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Amount £25,985 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Phase 2 Project
Amount £27,063 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR School for Public Health Research
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description Physical activity facilitation to improve functional ability and independent living in older people at risk of disability: a feasibility study and pilot randomised controlled trial
Amount £284,424 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR-DRF-2012-05-123 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Pilot randomised trial of Project Respect: a school-based intervention to prevent dating and relationship violence and address health inequalities among young people
Amount £479,274 (GBP)
Funding ID 15/03/09 
Organisation Public Heath Research (PHR) Progrmame 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start 03/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description Pilot trial of Positive Choices a social marketing intervention to prevent unintended teenage pregnancy
Amount £571,708 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 01/2018
 
Description Post-doctoral fellowship award
Amount £275,526 (GBP)
Funding ID PDF-2013-06-026 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 11/2017
 
Description Prescription opioid analgesics for chronic non-cancer pain: developing a primary care based intervention to prevent and reduce opioid dependence (NIHR Post-doctoral fellowship for Kyla Thomas)
Amount £454,174 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2023
 
Description Preventing gambling related harm in adolescents: developing a peer-led, social network intervention
Amount £149,996 (GBP)
Organisation MRC Public Health Intervention Development Scheme 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 12/2020
 
Description Primary schoolchildren's exposure to e-cigarettes, tobacco smoke and perceived smoking norms in Wales: a mixed methods study
Amount £126,136 (GBP)
Funding ID C57590/A25754 
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 09/2019
 
Description Pro-Youth Trial: protecting youth from violence via implementation of the strengthening families programme 10-14 in Panama
Amount £17,821 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/P010849/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2019
 
Description Promoting the utilisation of health improvement evidence by schools: Knowledge Translation (KT) intervention development in Welsh secondary schools (Ruth Turley PhD)
Amount £28,362 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Public Health Collaborative Award - Assessing fidelity to motivational interviewing in public health interventions (MI-PHI)
Amount £24,375 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Public Health Intervention Development Scheme [GMI_ALC: Developing a teacher training programme for a Group Motivational Interviewing intervention to prevent alcohol misuse in secondary schools]
Amount £143,951 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/N010078/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description Public Health Research
Amount £299,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR 15-55-09 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description Realist Evaluation of the Multi-Disciplinary Intervention Service Torfaen (MIST). Part I - development of a funding application. (Channon)
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation Action For Children 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Description Recommissioning of the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research (NCPHWR)
Amount £2,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description Research Committee Funding
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description Research Leave Fellowship
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 07/2017
 
Description Research and Evaluation Strategy for Central South Consortium
Amount £49,923 (GBP)
Organisation Central South Consortium Joint Education Service 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2018
 
Description Research for Patient Benefit
Amount £247,000 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2015
 
Description Research grant, Innovation "Air pollution, pollen, asthma and hayfever and their interactive effect on cognitive development: an environment and health data linkage feasibility study"
Amount £109,851 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P010660/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Returning Carer Scheme
Amount £9,228 (GBP)
Organisation University of Bristol 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2019
 
Description Safe sex and relationships in FE (SaFE): mixed-method, multi-case study to develop a comprehensive sexual health intervention for FE settings.
Amount £130,798 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/M026272/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 05/2016
 
Description School Holiday Enrichment Project (SHEP) Evaulation 2017
Amount £49,718 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Local Government Association 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 11/2017
 
Description Scoping review and system scan for community based intervention for infant feeding
Amount £27,505 (GBP)
Funding ID 513849 
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 07/2018
 
Description Scoping review to identify issues for consideration in devising and communicating public health alcohol guidance for expectant and new mothers
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alcohol Concern 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) Project title: Does local authority care make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children? Longitudinal analyses of a retrospective electronic cohort
Amount £192,230 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R005478/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank
Amount £2,059,668 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2018
 
Description Self-HARm provision in Emergency Services (SHARES) study. (Previously CAMHS - Children and young people's experience of short-term management and prevention provision following presentation for self-harm: Sytematic review and qualitative study
Amount £244,813 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2019
 
Description Senior Faculty Award
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Senior Faculty Award (2014/15)
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Senior Faculty Award (2015/16)
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Senior Faculty Award (2016-17)
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Small Grants Scheme
Amount £5,599 (GBP)
Funding ID 2017 SG/1001 
Organisation Alcohol Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 11/2018
 
Description Social Care Fellowship Award
Amount £248,364 (GBP)
Funding ID SCF14-09 
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Statistical validation of program theories in health promotion intervention trials
Amount kr 500,000 (DKK)
Organisation Danish Council for Independent Research 
Sector Public
Country Denmark
Start 12/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description Support to Public Health Wales' Specialist Training Programme
Amount £54,212 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description Supporting the improvement agenda within children's services in Wales
Amount £15,558 (GBP)
Organisation Social Care Wales 
Start 01/2018 
End 03/2018
 
Description Tender
Amount £49,718 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Local Government Association 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description The Filter FE Challenge: pilot trial and process evaluation of a multi-level smoking prevention intervention in further education settings.
Amount £340,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 13/42/02 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 06/2016
 
Description The JACK Trial - A multi-site cluster randomised trial of an interactive film-based intervention to reduce teenage pregnancy and promote positive sexual health.
Amount £1,739,801 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2020
 
Description The School Health Research Network: creating regional-level impact for health, education and social care stakeholders (ESRC IAA 2018)
Amount £3,597 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 11/2018
 
Description The School of Health Research Network (SHRN): Building research literacy and evidence-informed practice
Amount £16,825 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Department ESRC Seminar Series
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 06/2016
 
Description The bioethics, biolaw, biosociety research strand of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute (health, ageing and dying well)
Amount £1,900 (GBP)
Organisation University of Bristol 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 11/2019
 
Description The development of the South East Wales Trials Unit (SEWTU)
Amount £2,600,000 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2018
 
Description The role of schools in supporting positive social relationships to improve school engagement, wellbeing and substance use outcomes among young people in care - Rachel Morris PhD
Amount £43,659 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Think Big - Multi-national digital platforms enabling child and youth led health and wellbeing initiatives
Amount $200,000 (AUD)
Organisation Victorian Health Promotion Foundation 
Sector Public
Country Australia
Start 11/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description Think Big - Multi-national digital platforms enabling child and youth led health and wellbeing initiatives
Amount $20,000 (AUD)
Organisation Kindle Partnerships 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description To support DECIPHer methodological capacity for research bid development
Amount £29,308 (GBP)
Funding ID 516505 
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Travel to Work NIHR public health research programme
Amount £972,682 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR Project: 13/117/01 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2014 
End 07/2017
 
Description UK MEDical BIOinformatics partnership - aggregation, integration, visualisation and analysis of large, complex data (UK MED-BIO).
Amount £5,941,410 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/L01632X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2019
 
Description UKRI Innovation / Rutherford Fund Fellowships at HDR UK
Amount £560,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 02/2021
 
Description Understanding alcohol advertising exposure in secondary school pupils: the role of age in media engagement (SOCSI Research Committee)
Amount £3,350 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Understanding barriers to breastfeeding: a socio-ecological understanding of infant feeding within public space using participatory visual and ethnographic methods to facilitate future intervention development
Amount £74,998 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description Understanding outcomes for Welsh children who are placed in secure accommodation
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Social Care Wales 
Start 02/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description Using health record linkage in the Millennium Cohort Study to investigate childhood obesity, asthma and infections
Amount £313,934 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description WISERD Research Development Funding
Amount £2,781 (GBP)
Organisation Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 07/2014
 
Description Wellcome Trust ISSF Public Health Collaboration Fund
Amount £24,458 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Department Wellcome Trust Bloomsbury Centre
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Welsh Government
Amount £30,957 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 08/2015
 
Description Welsh Government grant for SHRN surveys
Amount £290,000 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description What Works Centre for Children's Social Care
Amount £4,800,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department for Education 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 03/2020
 
Description Youth mentoring: factors influencing effectiveness of youth mentoring programmes and assessment of outcomes
Amount £78,488 (GBP)
Organisation Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2019
 
Description Youth mentoring: factors influencing effectiveness of youth mentoring programmes and assessment of outcomes (Heide Busse PhD)
Amount £57,780 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2018
 
Description erasmus + International Credit Mobility Programme Title: Engagement with Renmin University of China
Amount £2,100 (GBP)
Organisation erasmus + 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Title Collaborative Learning Institute in Evaluation 
Description In October 2015, I joined 3 other researchers to develop and teach on the Collaborative Learning Institute in Evaluation, a course which focused on large-scale evaluations. whilst there, I worked very closely with the Pan-Canadian School Health Consortium to develop their new 5-year strategy. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This resulted in a course being developed, which has continued to be delivered on an annual basis at the University of Waterloo. 
 
Title Developing complex interventions 
Description Short course on developing complex interventions 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Upskilling of policy, practice and research audiences in methods for developing complex interventions (45 participants in 2015) 
 
Title Development and test-retest reliabiltiy study of questionnaire to measure mediators of knowledge, motivation and self-efficacy for parents and nursery staff 
Description Nurseries in Bristol were invited by email to take part in the test-retest mediator (parental and nursery staff knowledge, motivation and self-efficacy) questionnaire study and an invitation to take part was posted on the website www.netmums.com. Inclusion criteria were self-identifying nursery staff and parents or carers who worked with or had children aged 2-4, respectively. Participating nursery managers recruited nursery staff and parents via email, and the respective questionnaires were sent out as a weblink and completed twice (a week apart). A small number of parents were recruited online via www.netmums.com. The acceptability of the questionnaires was explored by looking at response rates and missing data. Cronbach's a coefficients were used to look at the internal consistency of the four scales (nutrition self-efficacy, PA self-efficacy, nutrition motivation, PA motivation). Test-retest analyses (weighted kappa coefficients and paired t-tests) were used to determine whether the items/scales are reliable. The analyses demonstrated that the scales show good internal consistency and test-retest reliability. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The tool will be used in a grant application for a full-scale trial of NAP SACC UK and the results from the test-retest study will be published. 
 
Title Evaluating complex interventions 
Description Short course in evaluating complex interventions 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Upskilling of policy, practice and research audiences in methods for evaluating complex interventions (45 participants in 2015). 
 
Title Pragmatic Formative Process Evaluation 
Description Theorisation of a form of pragmatic formative process evaluation that develops existing guidance provided by the MRC. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact N/A 
URL http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2014/12/05/jech-2014-204806.extract
 
Title Process Evaluation Guidance 
Description MRC guidance for the design and conduct of process evaluation of complex interventions. The guidance was produced by a group of 11 researchers from 8 universities. The guidance development lead, and one other member of the author group, were DECIPHer researchers. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The full guidance document is now publicly available to download, and will be accompanied by an abridged version soon. The editorial announcing that the guidance was in development has already received 11 citations according to Google Scholar. Members of the author team have received a number of requests for advance copies of the guidance. 
URL http://decipher.uk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/MRC-PHSRN-Process-evaluation-guidance.pdf
 
Title Process evaluation of complex interventions 
Description Short courses on process evaluation of complex interventions 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Upskilling of policy, practice and research audiences in methods for process evaluation of complex interventions (24 participants in 2015). Requests for additional bespoke short courses for other audiences (NIHR RDS, Public Health Agency Northern Ireland) 
 
Title Remote digital food photography in nurseries 
Description We developed a protocol for collecting food/drink from children aged 2-4 in nurseries using remote digital food photography to give an estimation of the type and quantity of food served and consumed. We tested the feasibility of the method in four nurseries with 51 consented children to determine the feasibility of data collection before the child had eaten anything and after to capture leftovers, with additional photographs if additional food was served. A standard credit-card sized marker was included in all photos to estimate portion size. Different foods were separated to aid portion size assessment. A reference meal of composite dishes was photographed, and ingredients of the meal weighed on scales and recipes documented. The type and number of drinks was recorded and the volume of a standard cup was measured. Nursery staff were asked to complete a questionnaire about their views of the acceptability of the data collection. The photographs were submitted for analysis to an organisation specialised in estimating food portion and nutrient data using food photography. Trained staff used the photographs and annotations to match foods to a UK food composition database. Portion size was estimated by comparing the photograph to standard photographs where portion size (grams) was known. Questionnaire data from nursery staff were summarised using descriptive statistics. It is feasible and acceptable to children, parents and nursery staff to collect diet data in a nursery setting by taking photographs. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This method will be used as part of a grant application to NIHR for a full-scale trial of NAP SACC UK. 
 
Title Training in Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Welsh Government Social Researchers 
Description Short courses on Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Bespoke training provided to Welsh Government Social Researchers on Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions. Impact included increasing Welsh Gov skill base and understanding of issues surrounding public health interventions. 
 
Title Dataset - existing self-harm prevention and intervention, future provision and training needs, schools in Wales 
Description Dataset of existing self-harm prevention and intervention, schools in Wales. Also includes future provision and training needs. Children and Young People's Self-harm and Suicide Research Collaboration. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This dataset was used to inform research report on schools in regards to existing self-harm prevention and intervention and future training needs, as part of Children and Young People's Self-harm and Suicide Research Collaboration: GW4 report. Also the dataset is being used to plan two new research projects, to generate research hypotheses for both projects (project 1 is during 2017, project 2 will take place from end of 2017 to 2020) 
 
Title School Health Research Network database 
Description School level data collected on health improvement activities and pupil level data on health behaviour for network schools to plan their actvities and monitor their progress 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Tailored feedback reports provided for each network school for health action palnning with staff, parents and pupils 
URL http://www.shrn.org.uk/
 
Title The Building Blocks family cohort 
Description A pseudonymised research database is being established by the research team and hosted at SAIL, Swansea University. This currently includes the original Building Blocks trial data set (baseline and outcomes to age two years) and now further follow-on data (from age 2 years to six years old) for children in the trial and their mothers. Data will be drawn from NHS Digital and Department for Education's National Pupil Database following section 251 approval and a dissent model of access. Once fully established and validated, the database could in principle be expanded to extend breadth and duration of follow-up and to provide an accessible well-chacterised dataset of families for other researchers to apply to undertake further analysis upon. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The model of access can be replicated by others wishing to extend learning from trial cohorts. 
 
Title The Housing Regeneration and Health Study dataset 
Description Data held within the SAIL gateway to analyse an intervention on housing and health 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Dataset allowed us to evaluate a regional housing intervention at the individual level to produce exciting results about the impact on emergency hospital admissions. Dataset is available to use through the SAIL gateway. We are attempting to secure funding for further analyses through the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership awards 
 
Title Theoretical Model of Stigma (two secondary school contexts in Wales) Surrounding Talking About Adolescent Self-Harm 
Description Grounded theory analysis of interview data generated a theoretical model of stigma when talking about adolescent self-harm in the school context. Model's main categories : word tabooing ; avoidance; judgemental stance; exclusion; fear/danger beliefs . Each main category has a number of sub-categories. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The model captures the institutionalised socio-cultural processes which are the mechanisms that deliver the outcomes of social exclusion and discrimination. Prior research has demonstrated that the topic of adolescent self-harm is excluded in many schools from the whole-school curriculum which negatively impacts the delivery of any whole-school self-harm prevention activities and support. The stigma model generated in this small scale project may be one explanation for this exclusion. 
 
Description A qualitative systematic review of school-based smoking interventions 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I contributed to the process of reviewing abstracts and reviewing drafts of the protocol for the following systematic review, "Facilitators and barriers to the delivery of school-based smoking prevention interventions for children and young people: a protocol for a systematic review of qualitative studies".
Collaborator Contribution Ms Fiona Dobbie is the lead researcher undertaking the systematic review.
Impact Dobbie, F., Angus, K., Littlecott, H., Allum, K., Wells, V., Amos, A., Haw, S., Bauld, L. (Under review/preparing for resubmission). Facilitators and barriers to the delivery of school-based smoking prevention interventions for children and young people: a protocol for a systematic review of qualitative studies. Systematic Reviews.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Active Healthy Kids-Wales Expert Group 
Organisation Swansea University
Department Research Centre in Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine
PI Contribution Contributed expertise and data for the formulation of a national report concerning young people's physical activity levels in Wales.
Collaborator Contribution Ownership of the group and overall formulation of report.
Impact Research Report (http://senedd.assembly.wales/documents/s76223/Paper%204%20-%20Active%20Healthy%20Kids%20Wales%202018%20Report.pdf)
Start Year 2018
 
Description Alcohol Concern UK 
Organisation Alcohol Concern
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Strengthening the partnership with Alcohol Concern UK, Welsh branch to liaise closely with research projects in order to avoid duplication and knowledge exchange
Collaborator Contribution Our partner has advised us of regional and national changes in the third sector regarding substance misuse and has put us in contact with key stakeholders in local areas to enhance our research, as well as updating us on current concerns and calls for future research by substance misuse workers nationally.
Impact No outputs so far
Start Year 2017
 
Description All Wales School Liaison Core Programme Evaluation 
Organisation Welsh Assembly
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I have been maintaining good relationships with the division of substance misuse since my PhD and have explored ways in which DECIPHer and SHRN can support the work going on in Welsh Government. We have had structured and progressive conversations about SHRN data feeding into the data already used by Welsh Government, and further conversations about the potential to evaluate the ALL Wales School Liaison Core Programme, in light of curriculum changes here in Wales, as well as improving evidence based practices by the division. Meeting between Nicola Evans and Chris Grittins (Welsh Government) Simon Murphy, Joan Roberts, Jamie White, Britt Hallingberg (DECIPHer) 11/09/2017 and 14/09/2017
Collaborator Contribution The division have engaged in structured and progressive meetings with DECIPHer and are working with us to explore all avenues available.
Impact 1 x Strategic meeting around DECIPHer and SHRN data to progress the work by Welsh Government 1 x Project meeting around the evaluation of the ALL Wales School Liaison Core Programme.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Area Planning Board collaboration for substance misuse Cardiff and Vale region 
Organisation Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have built a partnership with Cardiff and Vale Area Planning Board for knowledge exchange and a working partnership
Collaborator Contribution Partners have attended seminar series at DECIPHer and I have attended meetings and conferences and offered guidance on future work.
Impact Working partnership
Start Year 2016
 
Description Bristol Walking Festival 
Organisation Bristol City Council
Department Health and Wellbeing Board
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am a member of the planning group. I also contribute a public engagement talk during the festival.
Collaborator Contribution This is a city wide walking festival. The city council publicises the festival and my public engagement talk.
Impact Public engagement activities with other relevant organisations in the city and beyond.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Child and Adolescent Health Division, WHO Regional Office for Europe 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Department Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Simon Murphy and other SHRN partners (Chris Roberts, Welsh Government; Julie Bishop, Public Health Wales) are working with WHO Europe to explore whether the SHRN model of using HBSC data to inform school health practice can be rolled out across Europe.
Collaborator Contribution SM, CR and JB went to a meeting in Copenhagen to advise WHO on a multi-country pilot of the SHRN model.
Impact The pilot is going ahead.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with Dr Jonathan Pettigrew, Arizona State University 
Organisation Arizona State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Jeremy Segrott was awarded funding by Cardiff University's International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund to develop new research with Dr Jonathan Pettigrew, Arizona State University, USA. The aim of the collaboration was to develop joint work, including publications and grant application to explore interventions which link multiple systems, with a particular focus on school-family connections.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Jonathan Pettigrew has worked jointly on publications and grant applications.
Impact Publication in Prevention Science: Pettigrew, J, Segrott, J, Colter, R. Littlecott, H. 2018. Social interface model: theorizing ecological post-delivery processes for intervention effects. Prevention Science.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with PHE and Directors of Public Health 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We supported PHE programme of work on making the case for prevention by investigating how Directors of Public Health make the case for public health. We consulted with Directors of Public Health which enabled the voice of practitioners to directly influence national strategic plans.
Collaborator Contribution A member of PHE staff (seconded to a Local Authority) was an active member of the research team and we liaised with their colleagues in PHE to discuss the research as it developed. PHE provided financial support to the research and permitted us access to their meetings with Directors of Public Health in the South West. As well as being participants in the research, Directors of Public Health contributed their time, enthusiasm and ideas to the development of the research.
Impact Research report, conference presentations (reported in the publications section) Findings from the research informed the PHE workplan (reported in the 'influencing policy, practice, patients and the public section)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with international colleagues on CRUK innovation grant 
Organisation Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department Department of Medical Oncology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I attended a sandpit event in America and contributed to the formulation and development of a research project, which was subsequently funded. In particular I contributed unique knowledge and experience of working with CRUK and am the PI on the project.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Andy Tan from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has a lot of experience of research regarding e-cigarette use, survey design and online data collection Dr Jiang Bian from University of Florida is a machine learning expert and will be responsible for aim 1 which will To develop a valid and reliable algorithm (targeted accuracy of 80%) to determine inaccurate risk perception information about use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation viewed by adult smokers on the Internet (i.e., Twitter and Google Search). Dr Jennifer Dahne from Medical University of South Carolina has vast experience with research of this kind and has multiple grants to explore relating issues. Olga Elizarova is a Behavior Change Director at Mad*Pow and contributed greatly to development of the research idea, and the survey design.
Impact Successful funding via a CRUK CPRC innovation grant, no outputs yet as we haven't started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with international colleagues on CRUK innovation grant 
Organisation Medical University of South Carolina
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I attended a sandpit event in America and contributed to the formulation and development of a research project, which was subsequently funded. In particular I contributed unique knowledge and experience of working with CRUK and am the PI on the project.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Andy Tan from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has a lot of experience of research regarding e-cigarette use, survey design and online data collection Dr Jiang Bian from University of Florida is a machine learning expert and will be responsible for aim 1 which will To develop a valid and reliable algorithm (targeted accuracy of 80%) to determine inaccurate risk perception information about use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation viewed by adult smokers on the Internet (i.e., Twitter and Google Search). Dr Jennifer Dahne from Medical University of South Carolina has vast experience with research of this kind and has multiple grants to explore relating issues. Olga Elizarova is a Behavior Change Director at Mad*Pow and contributed greatly to development of the research idea, and the survey design.
Impact Successful funding via a CRUK CPRC innovation grant, no outputs yet as we haven't started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with international colleagues on CRUK innovation grant 
Organisation University of Florida
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I attended a sandpit event in America and contributed to the formulation and development of a research project, which was subsequently funded. In particular I contributed unique knowledge and experience of working with CRUK and am the PI on the project.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Andy Tan from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has a lot of experience of research regarding e-cigarette use, survey design and online data collection Dr Jiang Bian from University of Florida is a machine learning expert and will be responsible for aim 1 which will To develop a valid and reliable algorithm (targeted accuracy of 80%) to determine inaccurate risk perception information about use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation viewed by adult smokers on the Internet (i.e., Twitter and Google Search). Dr Jennifer Dahne from Medical University of South Carolina has vast experience with research of this kind and has multiple grants to explore relating issues. Olga Elizarova is a Behavior Change Director at Mad*Pow and contributed greatly to development of the research idea, and the survey design.
Impact Successful funding via a CRUK CPRC innovation grant, no outputs yet as we haven't started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaborations with the University of Auckland (Statistics Department / COMPASS Research Centre) 
Organisation University of Auckland
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussion surrounding data linkage, data sharing, cross-national comparisons, research exchange (staff/students) and the possibility of taking the DECIPHer short course to University of Auckland
Collaborator Contribution Discussion surrounding data linkage, data sharing, cross-national comparisons, research exchange (staff/students) and the possibility of taking the DECIPHer short course to University of Auckland
Impact The relationship is built between the University of Auckland Statistics Department, the research centre COMPASS and DECIPHer. We have already organised two UG student exchanges and are discussing the possibility of staff exchange and taking the DECIPHer short course to the University of Auckland
Start Year 2016
 
Description Community Partnership 
Organisation Caerphilly County Borough Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team worked with the Healthy Schools Coordinator from Caerphilly Council in order to identify local sports providers.
Collaborator Contribution The Healthy Schools Coordinator helped the research team identify and access local sports providers.
Impact Local sports providers were identified.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Community Sport Partnerships 
Organisation Cardiff Metropolitan University
Department Sport Cardiff
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team acted as a link between community sport providers and a primary school in Cardiff and a primary school in Caerphilly. We lead the development of a physical activity programme for preadolescent girls in these schools.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners provided further links with other community sport providers in Cardiff and Caerphilly and supported the delivery of the physical activity programme.
Impact The delivery of a physical activity programme in two primary schools. Providing preadolescent girls the opportunity to try and experience new sporting and physical activities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Community Sport Partnerships 
Organisation Sport Caerphilly
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team acted as a link between community sport providers and a primary school in Cardiff and a primary school in Caerphilly. We lead the development of a physical activity programme for preadolescent girls in these schools.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners provided further links with other community sport providers in Cardiff and Caerphilly and supported the delivery of the physical activity programme.
Impact The delivery of a physical activity programme in two primary schools. Providing preadolescent girls the opportunity to try and experience new sporting and physical activities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Community Sport Partnerships 
Organisation Sport Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The research team acted as a link between community sport providers and a primary school in Cardiff and a primary school in Caerphilly. We lead the development of a physical activity programme for preadolescent girls in these schools.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners provided further links with other community sport providers in Cardiff and Caerphilly and supported the delivery of the physical activity programme.
Impact The delivery of a physical activity programme in two primary schools. Providing preadolescent girls the opportunity to try and experience new sporting and physical activities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Developing evidence based practice capacity within the healthy schools scheme 
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the design, content and delivery of workshop to improve evidence based practice skills amongst healthy school coordinators, and understand their challenges in implementing them.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to design and delivery of workshop
Impact Training delivered to 28 healthy school scheme coordinators Ongoing workforce development being planned
Start Year 2015
 
Description Development of teacher training in curriculum delivery with Public Health wales 
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of theoretically based teacher training
Collaborator Contribution Expert professional knowledge and experience for teacher training development
Impact none as yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Disability Sport and Physical Activity Forum 
Organisation Cardiff Metropolitan University
Department Sport Cardiff
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I was invited to be a member of the disability sport and physical activity (PA) forum which will explore the future of disability sport & physical activity provision in Cardiff and the Vale. I am currently one of the two researchers invited to the forum.
Collaborator Contribution Led by Disability Sports Wales, this forum will seek to establish a steering group to lead on the development/enhancement of sport and physical activity availability and provision for disabled people across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary group bringing together numerous organisations that work with disabled people (children & adults).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Disability Sport and Physical Activity Forum 
Organisation Disability Sport Wales
PI Contribution I was invited to be a member of the disability sport and physical activity (PA) forum which will explore the future of disability sport & physical activity provision in Cardiff and the Vale. I am currently one of the two researchers invited to the forum.
Collaborator Contribution Led by Disability Sports Wales, this forum will seek to establish a steering group to lead on the development/enhancement of sport and physical activity availability and provision for disabled people across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary group bringing together numerous organisations that work with disabled people (children & adults).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Disability Sport and Physical Activity Forum 
Organisation Sport Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I was invited to be a member of the disability sport and physical activity (PA) forum which will explore the future of disability sport & physical activity provision in Cardiff and the Vale. I am currently one of the two researchers invited to the forum.
Collaborator Contribution Led by Disability Sports Wales, this forum will seek to establish a steering group to lead on the development/enhancement of sport and physical activity availability and provision for disabled people across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary group bringing together numerous organisations that work with disabled people (children & adults).
Start Year 2016
 
Description ESRC Visiting Fellow Scheme: Collaboration with Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, Griffith University 
Organisation Griffith University
Department Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration assembled to progress DECIPHer programme of work around the prevention of self-harm and suicide in children and young people, with a view to developing effective interventions.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration currently involves exchange of expertise and advise.
Impact Jacinta Hawgood of Griffith University visited DECIPHher May 2015 and acted as keynote speaker at a symposium on self-harm, suicide and the role of the internet. She further presented at the SASH group at the University of Bristol.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Teaching Grant 
Organisation Peking University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have been awarded an Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Grant to visit Peking University in April 2018 and teach for a week in the School of Social Sciences. During this placement, I will enhance my teaching skills and discuss ideas for possible research collaborations. The grant received totals £1689.97.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators at Peking University will host me within their department and provide me with 8 hours of teaching experience during the week. They will also engage in discussions regarding possible future research collaborations.
Impact Not yet applicable.
Start Year 2018
 
Description GW4 Research working group 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our GW4 research group has received a small-kick off grant to generate a systematic review of which I am contributing towards.
Collaborator Contribution All researchers involved are responsible for the anticipated research output.
Impact The idea was generated during a 'Research Idea Hack Day' Workshop, organised by Cardiff University mHealth Network and sponsored by Cardiff University Data Innovation Research Institute. The event was attended by researchers from GW4. An 'mHealth Network collaboration kick-off grant' amounting to £300 was awarded to the group by Cardiff University mHealth Network.
Start Year 2017
 
Description GW4 Research working group 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our GW4 research group has received a small-kick off grant to generate a systematic review of which I am contributing towards.
Collaborator Contribution All researchers involved are responsible for the anticipated research output.
Impact The idea was generated during a 'Research Idea Hack Day' Workshop, organised by Cardiff University mHealth Network and sponsored by Cardiff University Data Innovation Research Institute. The event was attended by researchers from GW4. An 'mHealth Network collaboration kick-off grant' amounting to £300 was awarded to the group by Cardiff University mHealth Network.
Start Year 2017
 
Description GW4 Research working group 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our GW4 research group has received a small-kick off grant to generate a systematic review of which I am contributing towards.
Collaborator Contribution All researchers involved are responsible for the anticipated research output.
Impact The idea was generated during a 'Research Idea Hack Day' Workshop, organised by Cardiff University mHealth Network and sponsored by Cardiff University Data Innovation Research Institute. The event was attended by researchers from GW4. An 'mHealth Network collaboration kick-off grant' amounting to £300 was awarded to the group by Cardiff University mHealth Network.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Gloucestershire County Council 
Organisation Gloucestershire County Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have worked with North Somerset Council to set up the NAP SACC UK Research Study. This has involved liasing with staff from public health and the early years team to plan the feasibility randomised controlled trial.
Collaborator Contribution The public health and early years services at the Council are collaborators in the NAP SACC UK feasibility trial. They have contributed to recruiting nurseries to the intervention and providing advice about the design of the study. The Council have contributed £10k for the intervention costs of the study.
Impact Submission of trial protocol paper; recruitment of 12 nurseries to the study.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Healthy City index 
Organisation Healthy City Index
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Advisory group member for the development of this index which seeks to measure and affect the 'conditions' for communities to thrive, and the 'experience' of people's lives in communities.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting meetings and undertaking the work to develop this index.
Impact Networking and sharing ideas.
Start Year 2013
 
Description INternational short course teaching - Melbourne 
Organisation University of Melbourne
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DECIPHer short course delivered by 2 DECIPHer members of staff in collaboration with Public Health Insights team
Collaborator Contribution DECIPHer short course delivered by 2 DECIPHer members of staff in collaboration with Public Health Insights team
Impact na
Start Year 2015
 
Description Invited member of the Sex and Relationships Education Expert Panel to help inform the development of the future Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) curriculum in Wales. 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This panel was established by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and chaired by Professor Emma Renold to help inform the development of the future Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) curriculum in Wales.
Collaborator Contribution Shared practice and expertise (including SHRN 2015/16 data) during face to face panel meetings and in virtual discussions leading to the publication of the 'Future of the Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum in Wales' report.
Impact Informing the Future Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum in Wales E Renold and E McGeeney (Cardiff University, 2017) pp.1-160 http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/find-a-project/ this is in addition to the main report: http://gov.wales/docs/dcells/publications/180104-future-of-the-sex-and-relationships-education-curriculum-in-wales-en.pdf
Start Year 2017
 
Description Invited to attend the Children & Young People's Subgroup of the VAWDASV Advisory Group reporting to Julie James (AM) 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Attend and contribute knowledge, experience and expertise to the Children & Young People's Subgroup of the VAWDASV Advisory Group. This includes reporting some SHRN 2015/16 data.
Collaborator Contribution I have attended and contribute knowledge, experience and expertise to the Children & Young People's Subgroup of the VAWDASV Advisory Group. This includes reporting some SHRN 2015/16 data. The group meets regularly and reports back to the VAWDASV Advisory Group chaired by Julie James (AM).
Impact Report and action plan to the VAWDASV Advisory Group on how to include focus on CYP.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Network - Public Health Wales and NCPHWR 
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Knowledge Exchange and Research Coordinator is part of a formal collaboration called the Knowledge Exchange Action Group, led Public Health Wales, incorporating the National Centre of Population Health and Wellbeing Research and a selection of multi-disciplinary partners. These meetings are held quarterly.
Collaborator Contribution I have worked with the group on developing KE strategies between research centres, the NHS, Welsh Gov, and the general public. We continue to share experience and best practice.
Impact I have formed informal networks with a number of influential people relating to Public Health Knowledge Exchange in Wales, including individuals from other research Centres, the NHS, Welsh Gov, and the general public.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Network - UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence 
Organisation Centre of Excellence for Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Knowledge Exchange and Communications Specialists across the 6 centres collaborated in 2017 to compose an article for a Special Knowledge Exchange Edition of the Journal of Public Health, entitled 'Structural approaches to knowledge exchange: comparing practices across five centres of excellence in public health'.
Collaborator Contribution The paper was led by Peter Van der Graaf at Fuse, and the other centres assisted in various iterations of the paper. The group has also worked closely together on developing a conference brochure for the 2017 UKCRC Collaboration Annual Conference. This brochure compilation was led by Senior research and Knowledge Exchange staff at DECIPHer.
Impact https://academic.oup.com/jpubhealth/article/40/suppl_1/i31/4925599?guestAccessKey=a99c3078-55a8-44ab-8d37-535bc0227fac this is a link to the Knowledge Exchange paper as previously mentioned. The brochure also mentioned contained a variety of poignant case studies from each of the centres, as well as key metrics to denote the success of the initiative over the past ten years.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Network - UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence 
Organisation Fuse (The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Knowledge Exchange and Communications Specialists across the 6 centres collaborated in 2017 to compose an article for a Special Knowledge Exchange Edition of the Journal of Public Health, entitled 'Structural approaches to knowledge exchange: comparing practices across five centres of excellence in public health'.
Collaborator Contribution The paper was led by Peter Van der Graaf at Fuse, and the other centres assisted in various iterations of the paper. The group has also worked closely together on developing a conference brochure for the 2017 UKCRC Collaboration Annual Conference. This brochure compilation was led by Senior research and Knowledge Exchange staff at DECIPHer.
Impact https://academic.oup.com/jpubhealth/article/40/suppl_1/i31/4925599?guestAccessKey=a99c3078-55a8-44ab-8d37-535bc0227fac this is a link to the Knowledge Exchange paper as previously mentioned. The brochure also mentioned contained a variety of poignant case studies from each of the centres, as well as key metrics to denote the success of the initiative over the past ten years.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Network - UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence 
Organisation Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Knowledge Exchange and Communications Specialists across the 6 centres collaborated in 2017 to compose an article for a Special Knowledge Exchange Edition of the Journal of Public Health, entitled 'Structural approaches to knowledge exchange: comparing practices across five centres of excellence in public health'.
Collaborator Contribution The paper was led by Peter Van der Graaf at Fuse, and the other centres assisted in various iterations of the paper. The group has also worked closely together on developing a conference brochure for the 2017 UKCRC Collaboration Annual Conference. This brochure compilation was led by Senior research and Knowledge Exchange staff at DECIPHer.
Impact https://academic.oup.com/jpubhealth/article/40/suppl_1/i31/4925599?guestAccessKey=a99c3078-55a8-44ab-8d37-535bc0227fac this is a link to the Knowledge Exchange paper as previously mentioned. The brochure also mentioned contained a variety of poignant case studies from each of the centres, as well as key metrics to denote the success of the initiative over the past ten years.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Network - UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence 
Organisation UK Clinical Research Collaboration
Department Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Knowledge Exchange and Communications Specialists across the 6 centres collaborated in 2017 to compose an article for a Special Knowledge Exchange Edition of the Journal of Public Health, entitled 'Structural approaches to knowledge exchange: comparing practices across five centres of excellence in public health'.
Collaborator Contribution The paper was led by Peter Van der Graaf at Fuse, and the other centres assisted in various iterations of the paper. The group has also worked closely together on developing a conference brochure for the 2017 UKCRC Collaboration Annual Conference. This brochure compilation was led by Senior research and Knowledge Exchange staff at DECIPHer.
Impact https://academic.oup.com/jpubhealth/article/40/suppl_1/i31/4925599?guestAccessKey=a99c3078-55a8-44ab-8d37-535bc0227fac this is a link to the Knowledge Exchange paper as previously mentioned. The brochure also mentioned contained a variety of poignant case studies from each of the centres, as well as key metrics to denote the success of the initiative over the past ten years.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Network - UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence 
Organisation UK Clinical Research Collaboration
Department UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Knowledge Exchange and Communications Specialists across the 6 centres collaborated in 2017 to compose an article for a Special Knowledge Exchange Edition of the Journal of Public Health, entitled 'Structural approaches to knowledge exchange: comparing practices across five centres of excellence in public health'.
Collaborator Contribution The paper was led by Peter Van der Graaf at Fuse, and the other centres assisted in various iterations of the paper. The group has also worked closely together on developing a conference brochure for the 2017 UKCRC Collaboration Annual Conference. This brochure compilation was led by Senior research and Knowledge Exchange staff at DECIPHer.
Impact https://academic.oup.com/jpubhealth/article/40/suppl_1/i31/4925599?guestAccessKey=a99c3078-55a8-44ab-8d37-535bc0227fac this is a link to the Knowledge Exchange paper as previously mentioned. The brochure also mentioned contained a variety of poignant case studies from each of the centres, as well as key metrics to denote the success of the initiative over the past ten years.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Member of NIHR-PHR research funding board 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Department Public Health Research (PHR) Programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Assessing research studies for funding.
Collaborator Contribution Assessing research studies for funding.
Impact Assessing research studies for funding.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Multi-national digital platforms enabling child and youth led health and wellbeing - Phase 1 
Organisation University of Melbourne
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I contributed to the submission of successful application for funding from Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Grant to develop the collaboration. This was a grant of $20,000 to develop an initial research report.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have shown us how they have developed partnerships with a number of key bodies and institutions in Australia and we are working on how we might replicate these within the UK.
Impact The proposal (Phase 2) for an additional $200,000 was funded based on this grant.
Start Year 2017
 
Description NIHR Public Health Research Board 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Department Public Health Research (PHR) Programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Attendance on expert board to discuss and agree funding of future research
Collaborator Contribution Attendance on expert board to discuss and agree funding of future research
Impact Discussions/decisions on this board determine which public health research is funded.
Start Year 2016
 
Description NIHR School for Public Health Research 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Department NIHR School for Public Health Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Rona Campbell is the Deputy Director for the NIHR School for Public Health and Bristol lead.
Collaborator Contribution Rona Campbell, Ruth Kipping, Frank de Vocht, Judi Kidger all lead research projects within the NIHR SPHR with David Gunnell, Yoav Ben Shlomo,Jo Coast, Russ Jago, Matthew Hickman, Marcus Munafo, Olivia Maynard contributing to these.
Impact There have been numerous outcomes which are detailed here http://sphr.nihr.ac.uk/.
Start Year 2016
 
Description North Somerset Council 
Organisation North Somerset Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have worked with North Somerset Council to set up the NAP SACC UK Research Study. This has involved liasing with staff from public health and the early years team to plan the feasibility randomised controlled trial.
Collaborator Contribution Public health and early years' staff have advised on the practicalities and issues involved with recruiting and working with nurseries in North Somerset for the NAP SACC UK study and have facilitated visits to nurseries.
Impact It is multi-disciplinary: public health and education/early years. The outputs so far are advice and a press release: http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/News/Pages/New-study-to-combat-childhood-obesity.aspx
Start Year 2012
 
Description Ongoing collaboration to evaluate the Welsh Government's Food and Fun School Holiday Enrichment Programme 
Organisation Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To date this collaboration has involved researchers from DECIPHer being involved in the evaluation of the 2016 pilot of the Food and Fun School Holiday Enrichment Programme. Following completion of the 2016 evaluation, Welsh Government has allocated funding to secure roll-out of the programme for the years 2017-2019, and the DECIPHer research team successfully tendered to the Welsh Local Government Association for further evaluation of the programme in 2017.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have provided support for the research in several ways, including embedding the evaluation into the roll-out of the programme to support participation in the research by schools and families taking part in the Food and Fun clubs.
Impact SHEP Wales 2016 'Food and Fun' Evaluation Report authored by the research team (Linda McConnon, Kelly Morgan, Jordan Van Godwin, Jemma Hawkins, Amy Bond, Adam Fletcher)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Ongoing collaboration to evaluate the Welsh Government's Food and Fun School Holiday Enrichment Programme 
Organisation Welsh Local Government Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To date this collaboration has involved researchers from DECIPHer being involved in the evaluation of the 2016 pilot of the Food and Fun School Holiday Enrichment Programme. Following completion of the 2016 evaluation, Welsh Government has allocated funding to secure roll-out of the programme for the years 2017-2019, and the DECIPHer research team successfully tendered to the Welsh Local Government Association for further evaluation of the programme in 2017.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have provided support for the research in several ways, including embedding the evaluation into the roll-out of the programme to support participation in the research by schools and families taking part in the Food and Fun clubs.
Impact SHEP Wales 2016 'Food and Fun' Evaluation Report authored by the research team (Linda McConnon, Kelly Morgan, Jordan Van Godwin, Jemma Hawkins, Amy Bond, Adam Fletcher)
Start Year 2016
 
Description PHIRN 
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Coproduction of research, policy development and development of evidence based practice
Collaborator Contribution Co-production of research, policy development and development of evidence based practice
Impact Facilitation of policy trials and natural experiments Development of evidence based policy and practice Multidisciplinary - psychology, geography, sociology, anthropology, computing, medicine, epidemiology, computer science, education, public health practitioners, policy makers
Start Year 2006
 
Description PhD e-cigarette advisory group 
Organisation Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
Department Action on Smoking and Health (Wales ASH)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Organising, chairing and presenting my PhD work at these meetings
Collaborator Contribution Contribute to ideas around PhD, contribute to data collection tools such as topic guides
Impact Contribution to topic guide for youth qualitative interviews
Start Year 2015
 
Description PhD e-cigarette advisory group 
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Organising, chairing and presenting my PhD work at these meetings
Collaborator Contribution Contribute to ideas around PhD, contribute to data collection tools such as topic guides
Impact Contribution to topic guide for youth qualitative interviews
Start Year 2015
 
Description Professor visit from Arizona State University 
Organisation Arizona State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Jeremy Segrott successfully applied for funding to allow Assistant Professor Jonathan Pettigrew to visit DECIPHer for 6 weeks. During this time a manuscript was prepared for submission in collaboration with Dr Jeremy Segrott and Dr Hannah Littlecott. This article has been reviewed and is currently being revised for resubmission to Prevention Science. The article is entitled, "Social Interface Model: Theorizing Intervention Message Effects Through Microsystem and Mesosystem Processes".
Collaborator Contribution Assistant Professor Jonathan Pettigrew disseminated his work through seminars and meetings during his time at DECIPHer. He also collaborated with Dr Jeremy Segrott and Dr Hannah Littlecott to prepare a manuscript for submission, as described above.
Impact Pettigrew, J., Segrott, J., Littlecott, H., Ray, C. (under review/being revised for resubmission). Social Interface Model: Theorizing Intervention Message Effects Through Microsystem and Mesosystem Processes. Prevention Science.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Public Health Wales NAP SACC UK Study 
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have worked with Public Health Wales to set up the NAP SACC UK Research Study. This has involved liasing with staff from public health and to plan the feasibility randomised controlled trial.
Collaborator Contribution Public health staff have advised on the practicalities and issues involved with recruiting and working with nurseries in Cardiff for the NAP SACC UK study and have facilitated visits to nurseries.
Impact Advice from the team.
Start Year 2012
 
Description SHINE (Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments) 
Organisation Bristol Health Partners
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Contributing a public health perspective to local planning, transport and policy decisions.
Collaborator Contribution Bringing knowledge of planning and transport policies and procedures.
Impact Workshops and activities throughout the year that aim to 'support healthy inclusive neighbourhood environments' (SHINE). The collaboration brings in other people as appropriate but the overall aims is to create a dialogue between different disciplines (public health, transport, planning) and improve the robustness of the evidence base around the link between health and the neighbourhood environment. This relates to the work of DECIPHer which tends to see health as being influenced by different levels of the socio-ecological model including policy and community levels.
Start Year 2013
 
Description School Health Research Network 
Organisation Cancer Research UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Assessing health needs in 115 schools across wales Providing tailored feedback reports to schools Working with policy and practice to inform new initiatives Co-production of research with schools, policy and practice
Collaborator Contribution Co-production of policy, practice and research
Impact Network development event with 60 schools Evidence based palnning activities in 115 schools throughout Wales Informing strategic development of the Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme Informing Welsh Government Ecigarettes strategy Multidisciplinary - psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, teachers, pupils, policy makers, public health practitioners
Start Year 2013
 
Description School Health Research Network 
Organisation Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Assessing health needs in 115 schools across wales Providing tailored feedback reports to schools Working with policy and practice to inform new initiatives Co-production of research with schools, policy and practice
Collaborator Contribution Co-production of policy, practice and research
Impact Network development event with 60 schools Evidence based palnning activities in 115 schools throughout Wales Informing strategic development of the Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme Informing Welsh Government Ecigarettes strategy Multidisciplinary - psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, teachers, pupils, policy makers, public health practitioners
Start Year 2013
 
Description School Health Research Network 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Assessing health needs in 115 schools across wales Providing tailored feedback reports to schools Working with policy and practice to inform new initiatives Co-production of research with schools, policy and practice
Collaborator Contribution Co-production of policy, practice and research
Impact Network development event with 60 schools Evidence based palnning activities in 115 schools throughout Wales Informing strategic development of the Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme Informing Welsh Government Ecigarettes strategy Multidisciplinary - psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, teachers, pupils, policy makers, public health practitioners
Start Year 2013
 
Description School Health Research Network 
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Assessing health needs in 115 schools across wales Providing tailored feedback reports to schools Working with policy and practice to inform new initiatives Co-production of research with schools, policy and practice
Collaborator Contribution Co-production of policy, practice and research
Impact Network development event with 60 schools Evidence based palnning activities in 115 schools throughout Wales Informing strategic development of the Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme Informing Welsh Government Ecigarettes strategy Multidisciplinary - psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, teachers, pupils, policy makers, public health practitioners
Start Year 2013
 
Description School Health Research Network 
Organisation School Health Research Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaborating with School Health Research Network to promote the use of health improvement evidence within schools. Exploring barriers and facilitators to current EBP practice across members of the network to design a knowledge translation.
Collaborator Contribution Infrastructure for engagement and recruitment of participants to my study; raising awareness of my project across SHRN network members; strategic input into intervention design
Impact Interviews and focus groups with ~16 SHRN members (healthy school coordinators and school teachers) Promotion of project in SHRN newsletter which goes out to over 100 schools and healthy school teams.
Start Year 2014
 
Description South West Annual Scientific Public Health Conference 
Organisation Severn Postgraduate Medical Education
Department School of Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DECIPHer sponsors the South West Annual Scientific Public Health Conference in partnership with the Severn Postgraduate Medical Education School of Public Health which runs the public health training scheme in the south west. The conference brings together public health academics, policy makers, and practitioners from across the South West of England each year to learn about all of the research being undertaken in the south west and to hear from a small number of public health research experts from elsewhere in the UK. Staff members from DECIPHer help to organise the scientific aspects of the conference as well as giving presentations and bringing posters to this event.
Collaborator Contribution Co sponsors and co organisers of the South West Annual Scientific Public Health Conference the benefits of which have been described in response to the previous question.
Impact DECIPHer staff contribute a substantial number of papers and posters to this event most of which become journal papers in due course. A member of our staff was given the award for the best poster in 2014. This event provides a very important opportunity for knowledge exchange and for showcasing DECIPHer's work regionally. The conference is an important training event for more junior staff who often get their first taste of presenting at a conference at this event .There are also significant networking opportunities at this event and these have been instrumental in fostering the research and practice partnerships which underpin most of the successful grant applications that we have made over the last six years.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Suicide and Self Harm in Children and Young People Research Collaboration 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DECIPHer member of staff, Rhiannon Evans, was the PI on the bid for the collaboration and is overseeing progress. Existing plans for the collaboration include hosting three meetings, one in conjunction with the School Health Research Network, to take forward a capacity building grant application and a substantive grant application around suicide and self-harm prevention in schools.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have served as collaborators, and will be involved as co-applicants in future grant applications.
Impact The collaboration was funded in October 2014 and no outputs or outcomes have been realised as of 29.10.2014
Start Year 2014
 
Description Suicide and Self Harm in Children and Young People Research Collaboration 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department Medical School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DECIPHer member of staff, Rhiannon Evans, was the PI on the bid for the collaboration and is overseeing progress. Existing plans for the collaboration include hosting three meetings, one in conjunction with the School Health Research Network, to take forward a capacity building grant application and a substantive grant application around suicide and self-harm prevention in schools.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have served as collaborators, and will be involved as co-applicants in future grant applications.
Impact The collaboration was funded in October 2014 and no outputs or outcomes have been realised as of 29.10.2014
Start Year 2014
 
Description The anatomy of the city 
Organisation The Architecture Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Exhibitions and talks concerning the importance of walking to work and to school for public health in the city.
Collaborator Contribution Venue and publicity through the Bristol Architetcure mailing list and website
Impact Networking with a range of people and organisations with an interest in how public health is influenced by the urban environment.
Start Year 2014
 
Description University of Berkley Initiative for Transparancy in the Social Sciences Scholarship 
Organisation National University of Ireland, Galway
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scholarship permitted DECIPHer to undertake teaching of our short course at the University of Galway. Supporting development of shared programme of work.
Collaborator Contribution The funding was secured by the University of Galway.
Impact Training.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme 
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of evidence based national strategic policy
Collaborator Contribution Membership of Strategic Advisory Board £25K for establishment of evaluation infastructure
Impact Development of joint monitoring and evaluation framework and database for policy planning and evaluation
Start Year 2015
 
Description Work with Public Health England on obesity prevention 
Organisation Public Health England
Department Genomics Research Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Contributing to regional workshops, with national PHE leads, on topics include obesity prevention and National Child Measurement Programme
Collaborator Contribution Instigating a dialogue with PHE following a presentation and the SW Public Health Development School on the issues relating to parental feedback from NMCP; this has led to PHE orgnaising a regional conference with local academics and service leads and the national NCMP lead to identify research issues and best practice on 9th February 2017.I am presenting at this workshop and will be identifying opportunities for DECIPHer to work with PHE to take forward further research work to inform the programme and best outcomes for children.
Impact Regional workshop on NCMP with SW academics on 9/2/17.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Work with Wales Central South Education Consortium to support their internal research and evaluation 
Organisation Central South Consortium Joint Education Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This partnership has been developed by Professor Mark Hadfield of Cardiff University School of Social Sciences to support the development of an Evaluation and Research Framework for the Central South Consortium Joint Education Service. Jemma Hawkins has been appointed as Project Co-ordinator to support this work from September 2017 - September 2018. Contributions include designing recruitment processes, tools and data collection protocols, and supporting research staff with data collection, management, analysis and report writing.
Collaborator Contribution The Evaluation and Research team within the Central South Consortium collaborate in the design and implementation of the evaluation and research plan.
Impact None yet, planned outputs include a report of the annual teacher and pupil survey, production of online case-studies, and related academic publications.
Start Year 2017
 
Description collaborative Learning Institute in Evaluation 
Organisation University of Waterloo
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In October 2015, I joined 3 other researchers to teach on the Collaborative Learning Institute in Evaluation, a course which focused on large-scale evaluations. whilst there, I worked very closely with the Pan-Canadian School Health Consortium to develop their new 5-year strategy.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners at the University of Waterloo paid for researchers to travel to Canada and worked collaboratively with us to develop and deliver the 4 day course. They are also collaborators on the School Health Research Network, a research project to which my PhD is linked.
Impact Delivery of a 4 day course entitled, 'Collaborative Learning Institute in Evaluation'. in October 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description university of Melbourne 
Organisation University of Melbourne
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I travelled to the University of Melbourne in April-May 2015 to undertake a placement there and obtain input from experts in the field into my PhD. During my time there I also disseminated my research through several presentations. I have now written and submitted the first research paper from my PhD to the journal, 'Social Science & Medicine', where it is under review. A researcher from the University of Melbourne, who is an expert in social network analysis is a co-author on this paper.
Collaborator Contribution Several experts in the field of school health and social network analysis engaged with my PhD work and gave me advice for the next steps and analysis. One researcher has also co-authored a paper, which is currently under review with 'Social Science & Medicine'.
Impact Littlecott, HJ, Moore, GF, Gallagher, HC, Murphy, S. (in press). Variability in school responses to health-related feedback and social networks for health. Social Science & Medicine.
Start Year 2015
 
Company Name DECIPHer Impact Limited 
Description DECIPHer IMPACT is a 'not for profit' company which aims to maximise the translation and impact of evidence-based public health improvement research and expertise. It does this by selling goods and services starting with the DECIPHer-ASSIST smoking prevention programme (formerly known as ASSIST). 
Year Established 2010 
Impact ASSIST (A Stop Smoking in School Trial) is reducing smoking rates among teenagers by 22%. DECIPHer Impact Ltd was set up to rollout the ASSIST programme which has been adopted widely in England, Wales and Scotland with 28 licences being commissioned. The company has achieved £240k annual turnover. As a result, an estimated 1674 young people have not taken up smoking. It is estimated that if ASSIST were implemented across the UK, 40,000 teenagers a year wouldn't start smoking. ASSIST has been commended by the English and Welsh Governments and recommended in National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.
Website http://www.decipher-impact.com/
 
Description DECIPHer short courses on developing and evaluating complex interventions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to the attendees of the DECIPHer short course on developing and evaluating complex interventions. Presentation to educate, inform and Influence training of practitioners and researchers on developing interventions. Presentation was based on the Safe Sex and Healthy Relationships in Further Education (SaFE) project. This presentation sparked discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) and Wales Electronic Cohort for Children (WECC) - 22/4/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) and Wales Electronic Cohort for Children (WECC). National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research, Newport
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Suicide and Self-harm Early and Mid Career Researchers Forum presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 3rd Suicide and Self-harm Early and Mid Career Researchers Forum, Glasgow, June 2018. Title of the presentation was: Self-HARm Provision in Emergency Services (SHARES):
Systematic review and thematic synthesis. Co authors: Lucy Biddle, Jonathan Scourfield, Antonio Munoz-Solomondo, Colin Powell,
Ruth Turley, Jillian Grey, Catherine Sampson and Rhiannon Evans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.suicideresearch.info/early-career-researchers-ecr-forum-2018
 
Description 'Experiments and Realism: a debate' - Cardiff University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Debate generated lively discussion between the panelists and with the audience.

Not aware of any.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/event/critical-realism-research-methods-seminar/#sthash.OBia7HUD...
 
Description 'Inside Government' Conference, London (Pandora Pound) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attendance at conference chaired by Professor Rona Campbell. The conference was an 'Inside Government' event, entitled 'Improving the quality and delivery of PSHE in schools'. (America Square Conference Centre, London) 8.12.15
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Sarah Bell) DECIPHer Blog - Can peers help the obesity crisis? Or is it all just too confusing? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Decipher blog appears on the Decipher website and can be accessed by anybody. It is to share information and stimulate thinking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://decipher.uk.net/can-peers-help-the-obesity-crisis-or-is-it-all-just-too-confusing/
 
Description 07/03/17 Evaluation of natural experiments of social & environmental interventions with potential impacts on population risk of diabetes and cardio-metabolic disease: the challenge of data availability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact National Network of Public Health Institutes, Atlanta, US
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 10/08/17 Injury surveillance in Europe and the international context. Presentation to Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)., Public Health England and Royal Society of Emergency Medicine meeting 'Delivering the benefits of the ECDC', Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Public Health England and Royal Society of Emergency Medicine meeting 'Delivering the benefits of the ECDC', Birmingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 15/06/17 Health informatics research - a view from Wales. OSCHR Health Informatics Group, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact OSCHR Health Informatics Group, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 16/05/17 Big data approaches to population health, Cardiff University Population Health Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cardiff University Population Health Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 17/01/17 Data linkage: an essential tool for efficient observational and interventional research and service delivery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation for visit of Graham Spittle (MRC), Swansea
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 18/5/18 - Complex guidance expert workshop 
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 Small group interactive work where there will be further opportunity to contribute to the guidance update.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 23/06/15. Privacy protecting data linkage research : a key tool in hastening translation and achieving population impact. Invited presentation McGill University, Montreal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 23/06/15. Privacy protecting data linkage research : a key tool in hastening translation and achieving population impact. Invited presentation McGill University, Montreal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 23rd July Public Involvement Steering Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The July PISG meeting was attended by representatives from the Children and Young People's Research Network and Children in Wales, as well as researchers from DECIPHer in Cardiff and Swansea University. Hayley Reed presented on the draft of the revised Public Involvement Implementation Plan which will be finalised in the next few months.

The Steering Group Meeting successfully updated the group, and a consultation exercise with the group was carried out to find out what they thought DECIPHer's future public involvement work should focus on.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 25th British Isles Research Workshop on Suicide and Self Harm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joint presentation by Ruth Turley and Rhiannon Evans, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards with the audience. Later interest from attendees on future collaboration in this area. Talk entitled: The experience of short-term self-harm management and prevention provision by over 8s and their carers: Systematic review and meta-ethnography
Rhiannon Evans, Ruth Turley, Sarah MacDonald, Catherine Sampson, Lucy Biddle, Colin Powell, Antonio Munoz-Solomondo and Jonathan Scourfield
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 26/06/17 Innovative research: maximising capabilities in Wales: SAIL. National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing research, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing research, Cardiff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 3rd Suicide and Self-harm Early and Mid-career Researchers' Forum, Glasgow, 7th and 8th June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Self-HARm Provision in Emergency Services (SHARES): Systematic review and thematic synthesis
Sarah MacDonald,1 Lucy Biddle,2 Jonathan Scourfield,4 Antonio Munoz-Solomondo,3 Colin Powell,4
Ruth Turley,1 Jillian Grey,1 Catherine Sampson1 and Rhiannon Evans1

1DECIPHer, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.
2Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol.
3Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Cwm Taf University Health Board
4School of Medicine, Cardiff University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 6th annual UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence Conference [Joanne] 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact attended conference and group discussions

possible collaboration on new projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ukcrc15.efconference.co.uk/
 
Description A brief excursion into critical realism (via the topic of breastfeeding peer support). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Introductory presentation and workshop for staff and graduate students on critical realist approaches to evidence review and qualitative data analysis. The presentation draws on the example of breastfeeding peer support to illustrate aspects of a critical realist approach and what this adds. Learning outcomes; 1. To be able to describe basic underpinning principles of critical realism and to communicate relevance to intervention theory and intervention development. 2. To have preliminary understanding and some practical experience of applying principles of critical realism to evidence review and qualitative data analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.du.se/en/About-Dalarna-University/Whats-Happening/Conferences-and-Events/Nutrition-and-Nu...
 
Description A multilevel population-based cross-sectional study examining school substance misuse policy and the risk of cannabis, mephedrone and novel psychoactive substances amongst 11-16 year olds in schools in Wales. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Early Career Researcher presentation in the EUSPR 2017 conference based on the qualitative analysis conducted for my PhD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description A safe sex and healthy relationships intervention - DECIPHer Scientific Advisory Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to the DECIPHer scientific advisory board. Received feedback on the project and suggestions for future directions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ADEW & WLGA Conference on pupil wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Murphy and Joan Roberts were invited to host a workshop at the WLGA conference on pupil wellbeing, 10th January 2018. The workshop generated questions and discussions and the conference presented an opportunity for SM and JR to meet key individuals from health and wellbeing education in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ADRN research conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on geocoding routine administrative data to measure access to alcohol outlets in Wales - generated a lot of methodological interest and in its wider application to policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.adrn.ac.uk/media/1249/adrnconf16programme.pdf
 
Description ALPHA advise on Health Behaviours in School-Aged Children survey Wales 
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 ALPHA, DECIPHer's research advisory group of young people have been involved with the HBSC survey in Wales since 2012. In July 2014 ALPHA requested to have a copy of the 2013/2014 survey to review the content and design. Currently the research officer who runs the group is producing a feedback report that will be shared with the HBSC international community.
Also the young people's views will be used to plan how young people can be involved in directing the survey for the next cycle of data collection.



Young people have a good knowledge of the survey and how social research is run in schools. Their views will be used to tailor a research bid to host the HBSC for the next cycle of data collection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA advise on a Fellowship application about Multiple Risk Behaviours 
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 Caroline Wright visited the ALPHA, young people's advisory group, residential from Bristol University to discuss how behaviours and events in early life can lead to an increased or decreased risk of cancer in later life. This can include active behaviours but also inactive behaviour where there is a risk over not doing something, and this is particularly important to study among young people where many of these behaviours can begin. The group discussed how particular behaviours cluster together meaning that young people who engage in one behaviour often engage in others - we call this Multiple Risk Behaviours (MRB). Lastly, Caroline was interested in ALPHA's views on why young people continue to engage in these behaviours even when they know the risks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA consultation on PLAN - A: Peer led activity networks for adolescents 
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 5 young women aged were engaged from the ALPHA group between outline and full NIHR grant application. This is an intervention that will engage young females in physical activity through the ASSIST model.

he findings from the group have been used to guide the development of the intervention and ensure that it will address the needs of adolescent girls particularly in regards to what physical activity is most appealing and acceptable.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA consultation on Positive Relationships and Sexual Health 
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 Seven young people aged 15-21 were asked to develop a logic model for a researcher to visualise what they believed were the important inputs, processes and outputs for an intervention on positive relationships and sexual health in sixth form colleges.

Currently this information has not been used however the researcher will be developing up a bid soon including the logic model.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA consultation on Positive Youth Development systematic review 
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 Seven young people aged 15 -18 were given the preliminary results of a systematic review about Positive Youth Development which are 'voluntary and informal educational activities aiming to bring about generalised youth development rather than merely remedying 'problem behaviours'. The young people were asked if they agreed with the preliminary results and if there was anything important about these activities that had not been found in the literature.

As this session was only run in October 2014 we currently have no impacts to report however the data will be used to refine the systematic review findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA develop up ideas for a peer-led alcohol intervention 
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 ALPHA supported Georgie MacArthur to develop up a logic model for the a peer led alcohol intervention through the 'logic model development session' created at DECIPHer. The group initially gave their idea of what the intervention could target, and were then given findings from the research evidence to consider what they thought of previous intervention targets.

Th group also reviewed Georgie's invitation and consent form for a qualitative study which will be conducted about alcohol and young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA feedback on 'The influence of schools on bullying, violence & mental health' 
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 ALPHA, DECIPHer's advisory group of young people were asked to comment on a research project bid about 'The influence of schools on bullying, violence & mental health'. 12 young people aged 14-20 told researchers about how different points in the schools day (getting to school, lessons, break and lunchtimes, and after school activities can influence bullying, violence and mental health.

The researcher advised that the data from the session helped to develop the research bid.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA feedback on 'Young people and the marketing of alcohol through social media' project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In June 2014 - 10 young people were consulted on a DECIPHer adopted research project about 'Young people and the marketing of alcohol through social media'. The young people were asked about the name, identity, how to recruit to the study, what incentives should be given to participants and how parents could be contacted.
In October 2014 - Five of the young people looked over the study documents which will be given to participants. This included a project leaflet, participant information leaflet and a consent form.

The young people have developed a name for the project as well as a character which will act as a mascot for the project.
Changes have been made to the project leaflet, participant information leaflet and a consent form to make them more young people appropriate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA piloting equipment that measures sedentary behaviour 
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 8 young people were asked by a DECIPHer PhD student to try out equipment that she will be using for a study about how much young people move. There were two pieces of equipment, a waist band and a thigh sensor. The group were given written instruction to read and were asked to put the equipment on for themselves e.g. without researcher help.

It was noted that some of the young people put the equipment on incorrectly. Therefore the PhD student will be amending the instructions and adding more plasters to secure the thigh sensors, to ensure the equipment is attached correctly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA recruitment: Morriston Comprehensive School workshop 
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 Recruitment workshop to attract new young people to join ALPHA. The workshop included showing the ALPHA film, introducing public health, talking about how the group advises researchers, and sharing the benefits. During activities participants prioritised public health issues and discussed the different issues, as a way to demonstrate the participative way ALPHA works.

Recruitment of 2 young people from school to be members of ALPHA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA recruitment: Stanwell School workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Recruitment workshop, including showing the ALPHA film, introducing public health, sharing the groups function and looking at benefits for members. Completed an activity specifically on e-cigarettes as a way to demonstrate the participative nature of ALPHA work.

Raised awareness of public health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA research young people' advisory group: Informing a systematic review of preventative intervention on mental health and young people. 
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 Researcher came in to share their work on developing a systematic review of preventative interventions on mental health and young people. Having involved ALPHA in considering the 'active ingredients', of other interventions that could help improve mental health the researcher shared the results of their work so far with ALPHA commenting on the findings and sharing their perspectives as a group of young people. The young people also raised the issue of awareness of mental health which led to extra discussion on the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA research young people's advisory group: Giving feedback on an online support package for adolescen depression. 
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 Researcher came to share a website and app package for young people on adolescent depression. The resources have been developed for a while in collaboration public feedback, and were recently piloted. Ahead of a larger pilot expected in 2017, Rhys came to share the resources with ALPHA and find out their opinions on both the materials and the future pilot. The group gave thorough and positive opinions on the design, style and content of the site, and shared ideas on how it could be developed further. They also shared ideas on how to recruit young people to the larger pilot.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA research young people's advisory group: Interviews for new Involving Young People Research Officer 
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 Involvement of ALPHA in appointing a new Public Involvement Officer. DECIPHer were keen to set a task which would test candidates experience and skills in working with young people, and members of ALPHA wanted to be involved in appointing a person who will be their main worker. The group were involved in developing the activities which asked candidates to run a participative workshop on sexual health interventions in schools. They were then participants in the different sessions before advising the adult panel of their preferred choice. Both the youth panel and the adult panel were in agreement and the preferred candidate was successfully appointed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA review of Social Marketing and Unwanted Teenage Pregnancy intervention 
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 Six young people aged 15 to 21 were asked to review a social marketing intervention to target unwanted teenage pregnancy. The group discussed the different components of the intervention and advised if similar strategies are already used in schools. Young people particularly liked the idea of school-site sexual health drop in clinics if confidentiality could be ensured.

The information is currently being used to write a bid for a call about social marketing and unwanted teenage pregnancy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA review research project applications for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) 
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 ALPHA, DECIPHer's advisory group of young people were asked by the NIHR to be reviewers for their Public Health Research Programme. 12 young people aged 14-20 reviewed three applications about a food-based rewards intervention, driving training changes and a brief alcohol intervention. The young people discussed the relevance, acceptability and understandability of all three projects.

The board agreed with the young people and other reviewers that one project was not fundable but two maybe funded if there were changes made so were asked to re-submit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA reviewing paired interviews for the School Health Research Network 
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 A DECIPHer PhD student engaged young people in paired interviews as proposed for her research project. The student wanted to find out about the acceptability of pair interviewing and to gain feedback on the content and structure of the interviews.

The researcher noted that being able to practise my interview technique as well as receive feedback from young people themselves, rather than other academics. I was able to get an insight into how school students may perceive me when I am conducting the interviews and what I can do to make them feel more at ease and, ultimately, elicit richer information about their opinions of school health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA session (SHRN) 
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 DECIPHer's young people's advisory group, ALPHA, discussed the School Health Research Network (SHRN), reviewed the Canadian school health profiles that SHRN school feedback reports are based on and suggested how schools could use them, and advised on how SHRN can engage with school students.

ALPHA's advise on design and layout of the reports has been used.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA visit to Merthyr Youth Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop to raise awareness of ALPHA which included showing a short film about ALPHA, introducing public health, what ALPHA do and how it benefits members. Run predominantly as a talk due to time restriction.

Recruitment of 6 new young people to ALPHA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people advisory group: Filter FE results session 
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 DECIPHer is currently evaluating the Filter FE, a further education smoking prevention project that has been coordinated by ASH Wales and has recently ended. We introduced the aims of the Filter FE intervention and discussed the findings of the evaluation with ALPHA members. In addition the evaluation has identified new findings and ALPHA shared whether they agreed or disagreed with these findings, with their views being shared with the researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA young people research advisory group meeting: Interpretation of findings from the Safe Sex and Relationships in Further Education 
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 ALPHA initially informed a funding bid for the project in early 2014. Following the bid being successful ALPHA have been involved on multiple occasions in informing the initial plan, advising on focus groups questions and piloting a survey that was later used in colleges and sixth forms. Honor Young returned to ALPHA with findings of the project which will shortly be finishing. Having reminded the group of the project ALPHA members guessed the results of the survey which was run in 6 Further Education settings and discussed how their estimates compared with the results, to understand young people's interpretation of the findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA young people research advisory group meting: Informing a potential new projects on how family and schools links influence health and well-being of pupils. 
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 ALPHA initially considered the current links between schools and family, what works and what could be improved. The young people then had a discussion on potential focal areas for a new projects, including developing an additional parental element to interventions already in place in schools, and looking at how parents can engage in schools and influence their children's learning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA young people research advisory group: Health and well-being during transition from primary to secondary school workshop 
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 Catt Turney facilitated a session on her PhD looking at health and well-being of Year 6 and Year 7 pupils during transition to secondary school. This research will include interviews where creative methods will be used to help participants express themselves.

Initially, ALPHA considered their own transition to secondary school including how they felt beforehand, what people told them and how they found the change. They then discussed and ranked a number of potential creative methods and discussed the strengths and weaknesses of Catt's methodology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA young people research advisory group: Secondary School Health Needs Assessment session (SSHNA) 
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 The Centre is developing a funding bid for the development of school health action groups of pupils and adults to identify and tackle health priorities in their school, and Graham Moore and Hannah Littlecott came to consult with ALPHA. ALPHA shared their views and ideas on the membership of the groups, how the priorities should be chosen, and if young people would find it acceptable to be on a group with adults. These ideas have helped to inform what the bid.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA young people research advisory group: WISE (Well-Being in Secondary Education) session 
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 WISE is working to improve teacher and student well-being in secondary school through training selected teachers in Mental Health First Aid. The project will look at whether the training leads to a difference in well-being with young participants filling in a questionnaire and then taking part in a focus group in a years time.

WISE are at the point of finalising materials and Rhiannon Evans came to share an information sheet, consent form and focus group topic guide with ALPHA. The group commented on the design, content and language of the materials, and the researchers have made changes as a result of this session to ensure that the materials are young person friendly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA young people research advisory group: Welsh Baccalaureate Individual Investigation 
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 DECIPHer are currently developing a project to assess the Welsh Baccalaureate, including considering what resources are needed tot each the qualification. Many ALPHA members are currently or have previously been involved in the Welsh Baccalaureate and took part in a session that considered how informed pupils are about the qualification and the individual project, what students are currently taught and what they should be taught. They also suggested potential questions that young people could be asked about the individual project in focus groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA young people research advisory group: Young Wales 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 Young Wales is a national programme of participative work with children and young people, focusing on issues that have been identified by them. We have been working with them on specific pieces of work over the last year and in March 2016 they organised a national event for young people and practitioners on the future of participation, with a particular focus on the Donaldson Review in to Welsh Education, and engaging with young people through social media.

Young people from ALPHA were supported to attend the event where they took part in workshops on the activities, and shared information on the group with professionals and other groups of young people from across Wales. This conference has helped DECIPHer and Children in Wales build a stronger relationship, and we hope that we will be able to work with the organisation further in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group meeting: The Public Involvement Implementation Plan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Implementation Plan is an outline of how DECIPHer will involve the public in its work. It is revised every two years with input from ALPHA and by the PISG (Public Involvement Steering Group), a group of adults professionals and practitioners. When we say public involvement we mean involvement in directing research:

'Involvement in research refers to the active engagement of children, young people, their carers and families with research and researchers. It is the belief of DECIPHer that research should be undertaken with the public, rather than to or on them'.

The Implementation Plan for 2016-17 is currently being finalised and this session was an opportunity for the staff to introduce the new draft plan and see if ALPHA members agreed with the objectives. Comments from the session will be used to finalise the draft plan for the next two years, before it is sent to the DECIPHer Executive for approval.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: Adaptation of a Physical Activity Intervention to a British Audience 
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 Dr Kelly Morgan and Dr Jemma Hawkins came to ALPHA to ask about a physical activity and nutrition intervention called M-SPAN. M-SPAN is run in schools in the US with young people aged 11-14. It has been evaluated as successful in the US and a team of researchers at DECIPHer, including Kelly and Jemma, are trying to modify the intervention for a UK audience. The researchers wanted to know ALPHA ideas on their plans.

The session ran by working through the two planned pieces of work that will make up the intervention. ALPHA judged the ideas using traffic lights signs (green= good idea, go ahead; amber = ok idea but consider some of the issues raised;red = young people had worries over the idea). The young people did decide during the session that they wanted to add an amber/green for ideas that were definitely a go but with a minor change needed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: Coproduction as a method for intervention development 
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 Hayley Reed wants to do a PhD research project on how you can co-produce well-being interventions in secondary schools through training students and teachers in action research methods. This will mean that a small number of teachers and students (about 6 individuals in each school) in three secondary schools will be given training on action research methods, and supported by Hayley throughout a school year to involve larger numbers of the student population in a cycle of 'Look, Think, Act'.

Look - The action researchers will collect data from other school students through action research methods they have been trained in. These methods could be surveys, interviews, walking tours or through photography etc. depending on what the action researchers decide. They will collect data about young people's thoughts on what is important for wellbeing in the school, how is this already being addressed and how to tackle areas not already being addressed.

Think - The action researchers will develop up an action research group of students to look at the data with them and develop an action plan to highlight the good practice and make change in the school to aid wellbeing in students.

Act - The action researchers will put the action plan in place.

Hayley's role will be to train the action researchers, support them throughout the project and to collect data on each school to help her understand if this is a good approach to targeting wellbeing in secondary schools. ALPHA were asked to give their feedback on the feasibility and acceptability of the PhD idea, particularly if the project methodology is ok for secondary schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: Does a ban on vaping in public places prevent the "renormalisation" of smoking? 
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 Dr Ria Poole came to speak to ALPHA about a funding bid that is being developed on e-cigarettes in public spaces, and whether vaping can renormalize smoking. We had a discussion about if ALPHA perceptions differ towards people who smoke or vape, and where the group see people smoking and vaping. ALPHA reviewed a research project that will compare Wales, where there will be a ban on vaping in public spaces, with Scotland where no ban is planned. ALPHA advised how young people could be approached to take part, potential questions for participants, and how ALPHA could be involved in the project if it is funded.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: Fellowship on Self harm support for young people 
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 Dr Rhiannon Evans visited ALPHA a few times in the run up to the film showing of 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' to talk to the group about mental health, particularly support in schools and support for those that self-harm. Also Rhiannon ran a session at the film showing about mental health support in schools.

The ALPHA session focused on how schools support young people who are, or who are at risk of, self-harm but Rhiannon also wanted young people to think about other ways we could support young people. For other support outside of school we asked:

? How would the support work in the setting?

? Who needs to be involved in the setting?

? What resources are needed to offer support in this setting?

? What will hold back offering support in this setting?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: Jeremy Segrott Research Fellowship for Cancer Research UK 
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 Having introduced the workshop and defined what a fellowship is, ALPHA discussed Jeremy's plans for his fellowship and they advised on the different elements of the research over the six years.

Jeremy used the views of ALPHA to tailor his fellowship proposal for submission in September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: ASSIST + FRANK research project 
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 Kim Madden and Jemma Hawkins from Cardiff University came to speak to ALPHA about ASSIST+Frank. Some young people were familiar with ASSIST, a peer education project where students elect influential young people to receive training in the risks of smoking, and informally educate others when they return to school. The work was very successful in reducing the uptake of smoking and encouraging young people to quit. +Frank builds on the initial project and works with young people who have already been involved in ASSIST. It uses similar methods but with a focus on the risks around taking drugs. We ran through four of the activities with ALPHA and requested their feedback about what was good and what could be improved.

Future school workshops activities were trialled with group, in order to asses whether it was informative, engaging and educational for young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: How schools use workshops to inform PSE 
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 Ruth Turley is developing research on how decisions are made in schools and whether research evidence informs school decisions. She was keen to speak to ALPHA about how they have their voice heard in schools and whether their opinions are asked for and valued. ALPHA shared the approaches in their schools to listen to and involve young people, whether through school councils or other approaches. It was clear that each school had a different approach.

Young people discussed who the key decision makers are in schools (e.g. teachers, governors, pupils), and contributed heavily on the topics of schools councils and other ways that young people can influence decision making. The views of ALPHA will help to shape the further development of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: Millennium Volunteering Cetificates Awarded 
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 Young people from ALPHA, DECIPHer's research advisory group, were issued with 13 certificates through Millennium Volunteers (MV), 9 at 50 hours, 2 at 100 hours and 2 at 200 hours. MV is a Welsh Government recognised Award that accredits young people for the hours they have volunteered with an organisation. As it is nationally recognised young people cann add this to their CVs, and job and university applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gwirvol.org/en/volunteers/get-recognised/mv-yp/
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: Modelling routes to school 
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 Amy Mizen is studying whether food outlets on school routes affect the diets of young people. She will be modelling pupils routes to schools, and tested out the accuracy of the modelling on ALPHA members.

ALPHA members reported that most of the routes were correct and gave feedback which Amy has used to improve the modelling for the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: Resources to inform students about taking part in research 
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 Lisa Maguire and Bronagh Byrne visited from Queen's University Belfast are developing resources to inform young people about research before seeking consent. They consulted with ALPHA who shared their views that short animations would be the most suitable media form, with different animations required for different ages. They also had a discussion on the potential for helping a youth advisory group in Belfast if a similar group was developed.

Feedback from the academics has indicated the session will inform funding bids, and their intention to lobby for a similar youth advisory group to ALPHA in Belfast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: SaFE: Safe sex and relationships in Further Education. 
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 The SaFE team brought draft confidential questionnaires for ALPHA to take part in. ALPHA then evaluated the questionnaires including considering the phrasing and language, and bringing up ethical concerns over the inclusion of particular questions.





The SaFE Team fedback that one of the main focuses of the meeting was to discuss the best terminology to use to convey exactly the questions they wanted to be answered. The group were able to provide a unique insight into the language people of their age are using to describe different scenarios, and how best to word questions to get the type of response we wanted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: School Health Research Network (SHRN) 
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 Joan Roberts came to meet with ALPHA about SHRN, a network of 69 secondary schools in Wales that support young people's health. Young people in the participating schools complete a survey on a diverse range of public health topics such as diet, physical activity, wellbeing and smoking. The results are developed into a report specific to that school about the health of their young people. The report also gives data about the health of young people at a national level and some useful evidence about each health topic. It is hoped that schools will use these reports to inform how they focus their work with young people on health issues.

This was the third session ALPHA have informed SHRN and Joan was keen to recap on the groups previous involvement and impact on the network, before gathering views on the reports. The initial funding for the network is coming to an end in June however further funding will extend the network for two years. Therefore ALPHA was also consulted on different methods to involve young people in SHRN during the second round of funding.

ALPHA supported the idea of a regular young people's group to inform ALPHA. They suggested their own model of what this could look like.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: Social media film 
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 Filming of young people in ALPHA for short film on, if and how young people express emotion through social media

Production of film for research project dissemination conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: StreetGames 
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 StreetGames supports over 600 community organisations across the UK to offer sporting activities in deprived communites. ALPHA considered the benefits and disadvantages of three different Streetgames projects:
• Doorstep Sports: Offering affordable, accessissible and varied activities in disadvantaged areas
• Us Girls: Activities specifically for girls that aims to remove the stigma and increasetheir participation in sport
• Young Leaders: A prograame of work that trains particular young people up to lead sporting activities in their areas and become mentors to other young people.

Having discussed the potential impacts of StreetGames, ALPHA discussed the potential for young people to evaluate their own distance travelled, and for workers to evaluate social and communication benefits.


The researchers took the views from ALPHA to inform potential evaluations of StreetGames and specifically the kind of activities that could be used to identify distance travelled and change. The researchers will now be working with StreetGames to run a similar exercise to see what they feel should be involved in an evaluation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: The Filter 
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 Beki Langford and Ria Poole came to speak to the group about the research they are conducting about a project called The Filter. The Filter is a smoking prevention project aimed at young people who attend further education colleges or sixth forms. Most of the participants will be aged 16 to 18 however some maybe up to 21. The research will evaluate if the project is delivered as planned and how acceptable students and staff think the project is.
The researchers asked the group to:
1. Review the consent form and information leaflet they will give to young people.
2. Discuss how to get more young people to complete the survey in September 2015.
3. Discuss how they should conduct the focus groups they plan to run with students.
4. Give opinions on e-cigarettes and how they are currently being used by young people.

The group felt the consent form and leaflet were suitable with minor changes. They suggested changing communication methods as a way to involve more young people and informed the focus group content. At the end they discussed e-cigarettes to inform a future project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: Treasure hunt 
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 Run at a time of lots of new young people in ALPHA, the treasure hunt was run to raise awareness of different researchers and their academic work. Young people solved problems where the answers were researchers, and those researchers then introduced their work.

Greater awareness amongst the young people of researchers, and greater ability to inform future work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young people's research advisory group: What influences what we eat? 
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 Jeremy and Sarah came to meet with ALPHA about a new project they want to seek funding for. The work is focused on what influences our food choices as children, young people and as adults (0-25 years old), and whether early experiences of food influence future eating habits. The young people present wrote on post-its what they think influenced diet and added them to a timeline on the wall.

The young people fed back very clearly that the biggest influence on diet in later life is due to family and home life. This has led to the significant rethinking of the project which was initially to be concentrated on schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young peoples research advisory group: GROMIT (Group Motivational Interviewing) research project 
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 Previous research has found that Personal, Social Education (PSE) may increase young people's health knowledge but it does not change their health behaviours. In DECIPHer we found teachers and students would like PSE to: give young people options; let them work in small groups; involve peer support; be confidential; be run by engaging and trustworthy facilitators; be in a respectful environment. Therefore we did a small pilot of GROMIT which is a way for young people to be involved in activities about alcohol during PSE that allows them to talk in groups about what they already know on the subject, discuss their existing knowledge, consider choices made previously and anonymously raise issues.

Our initial work showed some success however we would like to conduct a further study with more young people to see if it can be run in schools with three changes. We based our discussion around the changes we want to make.

ALPHA discussed the 3 changes to GROMIT that came out of the pilot and whether they support them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ALPHA young peoples research advisory group: Positive Youth Development research project 
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 Adam Fletcher came to talk to the group about Positive Youth Development (PYD) interventions which are opportunities for young people to enhance their interests, skills, and abilities through programmes that educate and engage young people in activities. This includes programmes such as youth work, youth centres and youth volunteering projects.

The research project is a systematic review that looked at the research on PYD and summarised the findings. Adam wanted to know what ALPHA thought of the findings of this systematic review to inform the final report.

Group shared whether they agreed with the key findings and discussed the five themes. The young people's session summary has been added as an appendix to the project report to funders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ALPHA young peoples research advisory group: SaFE research project 
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 Honor Young and Catt Turney spoke to the group about a research project called SaFE - Safe sex and relationships in Further Education.
The purpose of the research is to find out how to run the SaFE intervention in further education colleges and sixth forms. The intervention has four parts:
1 - Student-led action groups which allow students to review policies and practice about safe sex and relationships.
2 - Sexual health services on-site to provide advice and contraception.
3 - Staff training so they can promote appropriate messages to young people.
4 - Sex and relationships education to be delivered to the young people.

The research team will be running focus groups in colleges and sixth forms to find out what each intervention part should be. We asked ALPHA to think of the questions we could ask in the focus groups.

Group shaped the content and terminology of future young people's focus groups on the project, and informed the planning of an additional funding bid on healthy relationships and domestic violence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Academy of Medical Sciences meeting on 'The future of public health' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Academy of Medical Sciences held a meeting, Chaired by Professor Chris Whitty CB FMedSci and Dame Anne Johnson DBE FMedSci, to explore the future priorities for public health and identify stakeholders that could take a lead on addressing them. The discussions were built on the findings of NIHR 'Health Futures' 20 year forward view and Academy's 'Improving the Health of the Public by 2040' report. Senior leaders from a broad range of areas relating to public health attended this event, which included both workshops and discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Addictions Conference, Lisbon, Portugal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation was given describing findings of a research study led by myself relating to the effectiveness of peer-led interventions in preventing substance use in young people. The presentation was well-received by the audience, sparking interest in the research area and interaction around the research topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Alcohol outlet density and hospital admissions for alcohol-related injury: an electronic record-linked cohort study at the ADRN conference, Edinburgh 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 40 professional practitioners attended my presentation on alcohol outlets, which prompted a number of questions and a podcast recording for the ADRN website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.adrn2017.net/
 
Description Alcohol outlet density and hospital admissions for alcohol-related injury: an electronic record-linked cohort study at the IMGS conference, Angers, France 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact this presentation disseminated the methods and results that had a geographical methodological focus from the CHALICE study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.irdes.fr/imgs2017/
 
Description All Party Parliamentary Committee on Infant Feeding 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact My work presented in talk to All Party Parliamentary Committee on infant feeding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmallparty/160428/infant-feeding-and-inequalities.htm
 
Description An Appraisal of Mental Health Policy and Provision in Primary Schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Guest lecture given on PhD research into mental health policy and provision in primary schools at the University of Bath in November 2018, to undergraduate students studying BSc Education and Psychology. The intended purpose was to disseminate current results, discuss my empirical research and use the research to engage students in developing their academic literacy skills including critical thinking and analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Approaches for synthesis of complex interventions: components-based network meta-analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation given on approaches for synthesis of complex interventions: components-based network meta-analysis. An invited presentation on the 2016 paper published in evidence based mental health - Caldwell DM & Welton NJ. Approaches for synthesizing complex mental-health interventions in meta-analysis. Evidence Based Mental Health. 2016; 19:16-21. Audience invited from across London universities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/cms/Default.aspx?tabid=3471
 
Description Arthritis research, NCPHWR and Farr Institute: Pharmacovigilance expanded. Wales Arthritis Research Network - 23/5/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Arthritis research, NCPHWR and Farr Institute: Pharmacovigilance expanded. Wales Arthritis Research Network, Cardiff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Article for The Conversation on alcohol and pregnancy research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This research article was subsequently picked up and either reprinted or commented on in the I newspaper (online); The Metro; The New Scientist; The Sprogcast (NCT):.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://decipher.uk.net/blog-how-can-we-improve-communication-of-guidance-on-drinking-alcohol-in-preg...
 
Description Article for The Conversation on alcohol and students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was requested to write this article due to my previous research on alcohol and students, to coincide with the start of the new academic year. It was also distributed through Cardiff University communication networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://theconversation.com/freshers-week-how-to-resist-the-pressure-to-drink-if-you-dont-want-to
 
Description Article in Ambulance Today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alcohol Intoxication Management Services (AIMS): What are they and what can they do? - Autumn 2016 - Ambulance Today
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ambulancetoday.co.uk/wp-content/Autumn2016.pdf
 
Description Association of Young People's Health Advisory Board Meeting Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk was given about DECIPHer model of involving young people in research and the research advisory group we run. The presentation sparked conversation about how the AYPH can involve young people in their work in the future.

After my presentation the board talked about how they should link with DECIPHer more to promote young people's involvement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Attendance at NPRI initiative launch, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attendance to find out more about the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) - Initiative and as a result a proposal will be submitted to a funding call in later in the year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.mrc.ac.uk/about/events/ukprp-information-and-networking-workshop/
 
Description Attendance policy discussion meeting led by Kerry McCarthy (MP) (Labour's Shadow Cabinet; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and Marvin Rees (MP) (Labour candidate for Mayor of Bristol) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting (attendance through invitation) intended to shape local and national Labour Party policies regarding 'greening' urban areas, environmental health and health and social inequalities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BERA conference: The Future of Educational Research in Wales. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme?