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 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
Adam Fletcher (Co-Investigator)
Matthew Hickman (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9864-459X
David Lawrence Fone (Co-Investigator)
Simon Christopher Moore (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5495-4705
Sharon Anne Simpson (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6219-1768
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) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8644-3870
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) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8496-6053
Kate Tilling (Researcher)
Kerenza Hood (Researcher)
John Macleod (Researcher)
Alison Weightman (Researcher)
Suzanne Audrey (Researcher)
William Hollingworth (Researcher)
Frank David Dunstan (Researcher)
Sara Tracy Brookes (Researcher)

Publications

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Ortega A (2014) A checklist for critical appraisal of indirect comparisons. in International journal of clinical practice

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Crane C (2014) Childhood traumatic events and adolescent overgeneral autobiographical memory: findings in a U.K. cohort. in Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry

 
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 AHA Commission on Alcohol Harm consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
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 Healthy Kids-Wales Expert Group - Contributed expertise and data for the formulation of a national report concerning young people's physical activity levels in Wales - K Morgan
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
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 Annual Short Course on Developing and Evaluating Complex Public Health Interventions (combined version delivered from 2019 onwards)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Upskilling of policy, practice and research audiences in methods for developing and evaluating complex interventions. For the first time in 2019, the previously separate 'Developing' and 'Evaluating' courses were combined into one 5-day course. 38 participants attended the course in Cardiff in June 2019, with participants representing the following areas of research and practice: - Public Health - Health Sciences - Community Health Services - Occupational Therapy - Physiotherapy - Psychiatry - Palliative Care - Renal Medicine - Pharmacy - Midwifery - Dental Hygiene and Therapy - Speech and Language Therapy. Participants came from the following countries: - Wales - England - Scotland - Northern Ireland - Austria - Denmark - Italy - Australia - Peru - South Africa. Evaluation of the course showed positive responses, with all aspects of the course receiving an average score of at least 4 out of 5 (with 5 being the most positive score).
URL http://decipher.uk.net/decipher-short-courses/
 
Description Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly Consultation Grouip Participant
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly is a global project working with Yale School of Public Health, led by Professor Rafael Perez Escamilla. The goal is to support countries to scale up their ability to promote, support and protect breastfeeding with the aim of reaching a WHO target of 50% exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months by 2025. As a result of the process in Wales, Welsh Government has agreed a series of recommendations to deliver change in infant feeding support services and in the wider societal context for breastfeeding
URL https://publichealth.yale.edu/bfci/countries/great_britain/
 
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 Carers Trust Wales pilot handbook for training school leads who then train others
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
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 Cited in Public Health England report 'Vaping in England: an evidence update 2019'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaping-in-england-an-evidence-update-february-2019
 
Description Consultation respons: Curriculum for Wales 2022: guidance
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://gov.wales/curriculum-wales-2022-guidance
 
Description Consultation response to the Welsh Government's sexual behaviours measure consultation - H Young
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Consultation response: Draft guidance on relationships and sexuality education
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://gov.wales/draft-guidance-relationships-and-sexuality-education
 
Description Consultation response: Draft national violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence indicators
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://gov.wales/draft-national-violence-against-women-domestic-abuse-and-sexual-violence-indicator...
 
Description Consultation response: Ensuring access to the new curriculum Nov 2019
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In our consulation response we argued that parents should not be allowed to withdraw their children from relationships and sex education in Wales. On 21/1/20 Kirsty Williams, the Minister for Education, issued a written statement (https://gov.wales/written-statement-ensuring-access-full-curriculum) confirming that parents will not have this right in Wales. This means all children being educated in maintained schools in Wales will have access to the full curriculum, including RSE, as a basis for their future sexual health and healthy relationships.
URL https://gov.wales/ensuring-access-full-curriculum
 
Description Consultation response: Healthy Weight Healthy Wales
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://gov.wales/healthy-weight-healthy-wales
 
Description Consultation response: Measuring our nation's progress (WBFGA)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://gov.wales/measuring-our-nations-progress
 
Description Consultation response: Our National Mission: A Transformational Curriculum
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://gov.wales/our-national-mission-transformational-curriculum
 
Description Contribution of teaching to new course for doctoral students at Aarhus University "developing and mapping complex interventions"
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
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 Developed a collaborative response to the Conservative manifesto commitment to a £1 billion fund to create more high-quality provision during school holidays.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Development of NCT's Infant Feeding Message Framework for infant feeding and associated guidelines for social media
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact This message framework is for NCT volunteers, practitioners and staf. It answers common questions about NCT's role in providing information, services, mutual support and undertaking lobbying work relating to infant feeding. It also provides a guide to NCT language and tone on feeding. The purpose is to ensure consistency in communication of NCT values and to improve the charity's ability to directly respond to feeding dilemmas that parents face. The development of this message framework relates to NCT's wider strategic objective to ensure confdent, supported and informed parents.
URL https://www.nct.org.uk/sites/default/files/related_documents/NCT%27s%20feeding%20message%20framework...
 
Description Development of new course for doctoral students at Karolinska Institute "Developing and evaluating complex interventions"
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://staff.ki.se/course-catalogue-and-vacancies-doctoral-courses?_ga=2.48249318.1530534837.156943...
 
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 Report 'Healthy and Happy' extensively quotes SHRN data
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.estyn.gov.wales/thematic-reports/healthy-and-happy
 
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 House of Commons policy roundtable to discuss free school breakfasts H Littlecott
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory 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 member of the Public Health Wales (NHS) Nutrition and Obesity Expert Advisory group - J White
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
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 School Health Research Pilot Working Group, Child and Adolescent Health Division, WHO Regional Office to Copenhagen - S Murphy
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
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 Whitehall Trials Advisory Panel - S Murphy
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 Member of the Exercise Referral Task and Finish Group at PHW - K Morgan
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
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 NATSAL consultation re the fourth wave of their survey around sexual health, pornography and sexual violence - K Buckley
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
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 Provision of training to health practitioners and researchers on research methods for developing and evaluating complex interventions at University College Cork
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
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 SHRN mentioned in Curriculum for Wales
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://hwb.gov.wales/storage/331eb63b-481f-4b0b-a607-5e6c3e41ae0f/curriculum-for-wales-guidance-070...
 
Description SHRN referenced in National Assembly for Wales Health, Social Care and Sport Committee inquiry report
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.assembly.wales/laid%20documents/cr-ld12369/cr-ld12369-e.pdf
 
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 Simon Murphy gave evidence to Neath Port Talbot Council Task and Finish Group on Promoting Healthy Living in Schools
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
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 Steering Group Member - School Holiday Enrichment Programme (SHEP) at WLGA -K Morgan
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
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 Teacher secondment to SHRN
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Trickey, H. 2019. Infant feeding policy and peer support for a Welsh Context. Presented at: Launch of the All Wales Infant Feeding Action Plan, All Nations Centre, Cardiff, 19th March 2019. pp. -.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Invited as keynote speaker to launch of Welsh Government Public Policy event, having contributed to development and dissemination of policy change through participation in a strategy group.
 
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 Welsh Government advisory working group member regarding violence against women - K Buckley
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Welsh Government, Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales, National Implementation Board, Evaluation, Research and Outcomes sub group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory 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)
Funding ID 22116 
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)
Funding ID PHR/13/164/06 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Sector Public
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 £1,506,925 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR/17/97/02 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department Public Health Research (PHR) Programme
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 07/2022
 
Description A process evaluation of ASSIST Scotland
Amount £279,576 (GBP)
Funding ID CZH/4/981 
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 Public
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 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
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 Public
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)
Funding ID PHR/15/53/04 
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)
Funding ID PG/16/16/32057 
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 CHoosing Active Role Models to INspire Girls (CHARMING): cluster randomised feasibility study of a school-based, community-linked programme to increase physical activity levels in 9-11 year old girls. [PI: Kelly Morgan]
Amount £249,830 (GBP)
Funding ID HRG-18-1494 
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 01/2022
 
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 Academic/University
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 Cancer Research UK Fellowship for Caroline Wright: Longitudinal patterns and predictors of multiple cancer-risk behaviours among UK adolescents
Amount £163,375 (GBP)
Funding ID 23895 
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 06/2021
 
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 - Charming [Petrovits, Morgan & Hawkins]
Amount £2,258 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 09/2019
 
Description Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme - Student Summer Placement Scheme - HWW [Benfield & Hawkins]
Amount £2,258 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 09/2019
 
Description Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme - Student Summer Placement Scheme - Jack Trial [Swayer & Buckley]
Amount £2,258 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 09/2019
 
Description Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme - Student Summer Placement Scheme - Safelives Pathfinder Evaluation [Baxendale & Buckley]
Amount £2,258 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 09/2019
 
Description Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme - Student Summer Placement Scheme - Shares [Kwak & MacDonald]
Amount £2,258 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
 
Description Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme - Student Summer Placement Scheme [CHARMING study, Morgan & Hawkins]
Amount £2,258 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 08/2019
 
Description Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme - Student Summer Placement Scheme [Development of food recognition app, Zoumpoulaki & Hawkins]
Amount £2,258 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 09/2019
 
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 Centre for Development, Evaluation, Complexity and Implementation in Public Health Improvement' A Public Health Research Centre of Excellence
Amount £2,488,487 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 03/2025
 
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)
Funding ID HS&DR/13/114/60 
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 Public
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)
Funding ID 1505207 
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)
Funding ID SRC004 
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 Public
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)
Funding ID PHR/13/90/16 
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)
Funding ID HS-16-07 
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 local authority care make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children? Longitudinal analyses of a retrospective electronic cohort
Amount £155,448 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R005478/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description Does the relative density of fast food outlets near to schools affect childhood obesity (Amy Mizen, nee Burden PhD)
Amount £28,362 (GBP)
Funding ID 1498873 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
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 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 2019 Health School Practitioners (HSP) and local School Health Research Network (SHRN) school students
Amount £300 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 09/2019
 
Description Early Detection of type 1 Diabetes in Youth: the EDDY feasibility study
Amount £193,483 (GBP)
Funding ID RfPPB-1011 
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)
Funding ID 1655772 
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)
Funding ID 1946494 
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 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)
Funding ID HTA/16/149/01 
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 the relationship between teacher mental wellbeing and student mental wellbeing in secondary schools - Caitlyn Donaldson PhD
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2022
 
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 Family Recovery after Domestic Abuse (FReDA): A feasibility trial and nested process evaluation of a
Amount £630,843 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 04/2022
 
Description Family component of school approaches to promoting mental health
Amount £7,700 (GBP)
Funding ID IF11-014 
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 06/2019
 
Description Farr NLP open source software development
Amount £48,470 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
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)
Funding ID PHR/16/07/07 
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 Public
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 United Kingdom
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)
Funding ID HTA/13/18/05 
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)
Funding ID 09/3006/02 
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 Public
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 United Kingdom
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)
Funding ID 1733485 
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)
Funding ID PHR/16/57/01 
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 Public
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 Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 08/2016
 
Description Mental Health and Wellbeing Interventions for Care-experienced Children and Young People: Systematic review of intervention theories, process, effect and equity,
Amount £277,789 (GBP)
Organisation Public Heath Research (PHR) Progrmame 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 03/2022
 
Description Methodology Research Panel
Amount £320,261 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
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 Public
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)
Funding ID PHR/14/184/02 
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 PhD Alice Lowne - Supporting fathers in the antenatal period and early childhood years
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2022
 
Description PhD Emma Nobel - The normalisation of adolescent digital dating abuse: does the Welsh Government's 'healthy relationship' education curriculum meet learner needs? (Emma Noble)
Amount £62,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description PhD Lorna Stabler - What are siblings' lived experiences of providing kinship care? Identifying pathways to improving kinship care outcomes.
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2022
 
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 United Kingdom
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)
Funding ID PHR/14/184/02 
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)
Funding ID PDF-2017-10-068 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Sector Public
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 perceptions of e-cigarettes and exposure to e-cigarettes and tobacco smoke.
Amount £127,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 25754 
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
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 Public
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)
Funding ID 1505408 
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 Public
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 Charity/Non Profit
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 02/2020
 
Description Running patient and public involvement focus groups with young people to test potential intervention content
Amount £700 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2020
 
Description SHRN data analyst
Amount £120,000 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description SPECTRUM: Shaping Public hEalth poliCies To Reduce ineqUalities and harM
Amount £7,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 05/2024
 
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 Public
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 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 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
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 Developmental Origins of Health: Biology, Shocks, Investments, and Policies (DEVORHBIOSHIP)
Amount £1,941,013 (GBP)
Funding ID 819752 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 09/2019 
End 08/2024
 
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)
Funding ID PHR/15/181/01 
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 Sociology of Suicide Research Network: Developing a New Research Agenda - Rising Star
Amount £11,056 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 03/2028
 
Description The Wolfson Centre for Adolescent Mental Health in Wales
Amount £10,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Wolfson Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 09/2025
 
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 04/2020
 
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 $20,000 (AUD)
Organisation Kindle Partnerships 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2018
 
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 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 To support DECIPHer methodological capacity for research bid development SHRN SURVEY 2019/2020
Amount £200,000 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2025
 
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 Trends and experiences of delivery of breastfeeding peer support in England and Wales, since 2014.
Amount £7,031 (GBP)
Organisation The Breastfeeding Network 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 02/2020
 
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 Public
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 Public
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 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description University of Leicester ESRC Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £7,355 (GBP)
Funding ID RW13G0002R7 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 03/2020
 
Description Using health record linkage in the Millennium Cohort Study to investigate childhood obesity, asthma and infections
Amount £313,934 (GBP)
Funding ID 087389/B/08/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description Using social network analysis to understand the role of school-based social diffusion processes in smoking initiation among adolescents in contemporary Western society.
Amount £158,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
 
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 Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund: Public Engagement Award
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 09/2019
 
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 What Works in Prenatal Home Visiting Programmes: Experimental Evidence from England and Germany.
Amount £201,208 (GBP)
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 08/2021
 
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 Public
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 Annual Short Course on Developing and Evaluating Complex Public Health Interventions (combined version delivered from 2019 onwards) 
Description Upskilling of policy, practice and research audiences in methods for developing and evaluating complex interventions. For the first time in 2019, the previously separate 'Developing' and 'Evaluating' courses were combined into one 5-day course. 38 participants attended the course in Cardiff in June 2019, with participants representing the following areas of research and practice: - Public Health - Health Sciences - Community Health Services - Occupational Therapy - Physiotherapy - Psychiatry - Palliative Care - Renal Medicine - Pharmacy - Midwifery - Dental Hygiene and Therapy - Speech and Language Therapy. Participants came from the following countries: - Wales - England - Scotland - Northern Ireland - Austria - Denmark - Italy - Australia - Peru - South Africa. Evaluation of the course showed positive responses, with all aspects of the course receiving an average score of at least 4 out of 5 (with 5 being the most positive score). 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact As described above, the 2019 delivery of the course was very positively received. The course was delivered to a range of researchers and practitioners working across diverse areas of health and from a range of countries within and beyond Europe. Thus the potential for impact on both research and practice is broad in scope. Impacts of the course from delivery in previous years include the development of international bespoke training courses tailored to the needs of specific research and practice groups. 
URL http://decipher.uk.net/decipher-short-courses/
 
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 Framework to guide co-production and prototyping of public health interventions 
Description Hawkins, J., Madden, K., Fletcher, A., Midgley, L., Grant, A., Cox, G., Moore, L., Campbell, R., Murphy, S., Bonell, C. & White, J. (2017). Development of a framework for the co-production and prototyping of public health interventions. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 689. 10.1186/s12889-017-4695-8 https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-017-4695-8 We developed and tested a three-stage framework to adapt and develop intervention content and delivery methods in collaboration with key stakeholders to facilitate implementation. The three stages of the framework are: 1) Evidence review and stakeholder consultation; 2) Co-production; 3) Prototyping. The framework extends current guidance on intervention development by providing step-by-step instructions for co-producing and prototyping an intervention's content and delivery processes prior to piloting and formal evaluation. This framework addresses a gap in existing guidance for developing public health interventions with regards the early stages of intervention development that have previously received little attention. The framework could be transferred to co-produce and prototype other public health interventions. The framework was developed during the ASSIST+Frank study which led to the development of two new secondary school-based drug prevention interventions. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Since publication in December 2017 this paper has been cited 27 times by a broad range of population health researchers, demonstrating its applicability beyond school drug prevention. The methodological impact of this paper is evidenced by its inclusion within a guidance document produced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and National Institute for Health Research on taking account of context in intervention development. The framework formed the basis for an invited keynote talk by the project Principal Investigator (Dr James White) at the 2018 European Society for Prevention Research conference as well as an invited guest lecture by the lead author (Dr Jemma Hawkins) at Karolinska Institute (March 2019) and an invited keynote talk at the 2019 Nordic Advances in Health Care Sciences Conference. The published paper is a key reference within DECIPHer's short course on developing and evaluating complex interventions in which delegates are taught about the development of the framework and how to use it. In 2019 the course will be delivered across several countries internationally including Ireland, Sweden, Jordan, and South Africa. We have been informed by researchers at Aarhus University that the framework is being utilised in their research and teaching, and the lead author has been invited to present the framework within the University's doctoral training for intervention development. 
URL https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-017-4695-8
 
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 Realist diagnostic of young carers and their mental health in the natural system 
Description The realist diagnostics is adapted from the realist synthesis method where an intervention is evaluated on the basis of its success in enabling positive change for the population. As part of this the evaluation identifies CMO (Context - Mechanism - Outcome) configurations, and which mechanisms have been targeted by the intervention with the aim of triggering change that will lead to positive outputs. The realist diagnostic amends this traditional approach by mapping the mechanisms that exist in the natural system, the contextual factors that have the potential to trigger these mechanisms and the outcomes that result. Once mapped there is the potential to identify mechanisms that could be the target of future interventions. This was developed for a study of young carers mental health. The diagnostic identified and screened past young carers studies, before analysing the resulting 45 papers to identify configurations that exist. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Currently the biggest impact has been in my own research. The tool has enabled the development of an initial theory which I am refining further with quantitative and qualitative methods. As of March 2020 this has not been published. However it has been submitted to a journal for publication, and I will be presenting on this work at a realist conference in March 2020. 
 
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 Cardiff Mental Health Pathfinder Database 
Description The Cardiff Mental Health Pathfinder database consists of linked adolescent survey and mental health records for a subsample of respondents to the 2017 Student Health and Wellbeing (SHW) Survey in Wales, administered via the School Health Research Network (SHRN) at Cardiff University. Anonymised survey data were deposited within the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank and linked with a series of routine medical datasets (the primary care dataset (GPD), hospital inpatient dataset (PEDW), emergency department dataset (EDDS), and hospital outpatient dataset (OPD)) to obtain mental health related read codes. Patient records were accessed between 1st Jan 2009 and 31st August 2017, providing full coverage of all datasets. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The creation of this database contributed to a successful application to the Wolfson foundation, leading to the newly established Wolfson Centre for Young People's Mental Health. Peer-reviewed academic papers drawing on this database are forthcoming. 
 
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 SHWBS data file for Public Health Wales Observatory 
Description A section of anonymised variables from the 2017 Student Health and Wellbeing Survey was shared with the Public Health Wales Observatory for them to make available to the public via their online reporting tools. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet. 
URL http://www.publichealthwalesobservatory.wales.nhs.uk/home
 
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. Update: 2020 The BB study cohort is now established in the SAIL databank. In addition to being the data required for the main BB2 study analysis and report to NIHR, it is now to be used for two further studies (funded by ERC and by Nuffield Trust). We are completing the set-up process for this (the principal component being amending our data sharing agreement for data provided by NHS Digital). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
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 Welsh Govt to develop Health and Wellbeing in the new curriculum [HEWITT] 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We offered support to the person leading the development of the 'Health and Wellbeing' core area of learning in the new curriculum for Wales. With Public Health Wales we helped develop a framework to help structure the work on Health and Wellbeing and how it could reinforce the whole school approach through its implementation. We helped the lead at Welsh Government understand the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes and its National Quality Award to ensure she understood the current context of health and wellbeing in the school setting. In 2017/18 we have met regularly with Lloyd Hopkin (Welsh Government) who is leading development of the the Health and Wellbeing Area of Learning and Experience to offer advice.
Collaborator Contribution Staff in Welsh Government are developing a new curriculum for Wales, following the Donaldson Review 'Successful Futures'.
Impact Work is still ongoing. SHRN survey data have been used by the expert panel on sex and relationships education, which has published recommendations to Welsh Government. In official guidance for the Health and Wellbeing Area of Learning and Experience in the new Curriculum, launched in January 2020, schools are advised to School Health Research Network data to identify the needs of their learners. See p88 (https://hwb.gov.wales/storage/331eb63b-481f-4b0b-a607-5e6c3e41ae0f/curriculum-for-wales-guidance-070220.pdf)
Start Year 2016
 
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 Mad*Pow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
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 Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
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
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 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 BUILDING COMUNITIES PROGRAMME 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributed towards a GW4 collaboration for which we are undertaking a systematic review and have submitted an application for future funding.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed towards a GW4 collaboration for which we are undertaking a systematic review and have submitted an application for future funding.
Impact We have submitted a Generator Fund Round 1 Application.
Start Year 2017
 
Description GW4 BUILDING COMUNITIES PROGRAMME 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributed towards a GW4 collaboration for which we are undertaking a systematic review and have submitted an application for future funding.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed towards a GW4 collaboration for which we are undertaking a systematic review and have submitted an application for future funding.
Impact We have submitted a Generator Fund Round 1 Application.
Start Year 2017
 
Description GW4 BUILDING COMUNITIES PROGRAMME 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributed towards a GW4 collaboration for which we are undertaking a systematic review and have submitted an application for future funding.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed towards a GW4 collaboration for which we are undertaking a systematic review and have submitted an application for future funding.
Impact We have submitted a Generator Fund Round 1 Application.
Start Year 2017
 
Description GW4 Collaboration - Moving Through Motherhood project 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Bath Centre for Pain Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited to be a member of the GW4 research project 'Moving Through Motherhood project' and have subsequently contributed towards the submission of an application to the GW4 Generator award scheme.
Collaborator Contribution Established the research team and project in previous years to which I was invited to be a member of the next project iteration.
Impact An application has been submitted to the GW4 Generator award scheme.
Start Year 2020
 
Description GW4 Collaboration - Moving Through Motherhood project 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited to be a member of the GW4 research project 'Moving Through Motherhood project' and have subsequently contributed towards the submission of an application to the GW4 Generator award scheme.
Collaborator Contribution Established the research team and project in previous years to which I was invited to be a member of the next project iteration.
Impact An application has been submitted to the GW4 Generator award scheme.
Start Year 2020
 
Description GW4 Collaboration - Moving Through Motherhood project 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited to be a member of the GW4 research project 'Moving Through Motherhood project' and have subsequently contributed towards the submission of an application to the GW4 Generator award scheme.
Collaborator Contribution Established the research team and project in previous years to which I was invited to be a member of the next project iteration.
Impact An application has been submitted to the GW4 Generator award scheme.
Start Year 2020
 
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 Healthy Working Wales Evaluation Partnership 
Organisation Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution DECIPHer colleagues have conducted research on behalf of the partnership, as the academic partner, to support the development of data collection tools to improve the monitoring and evaluation of the Healthy Working Wales programme.
Collaborator Contribution Public Health Wales have supported the recruitment of research participants, consultation with key stakeholders, and have participated in the research process. Going forwards within the partnership we will collaborate on research outputs and external funding proposals.
Impact The partnership is in its early stages but will likely have many outputs and outcomes, both academic and for policy and practice, with the partnership feeding directly into the future direction of the Healthy Working Wales programme. One key outcome to date is the facilitation of placements between Public Health Wales and DECIPHer, with a trainee registrar undertaking a 6-month placement with DECIPHer one day a week and contributing to the research.
Start Year 2019
 
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 International meeting about longer-term evaluation of FNP 
Organisation University of Leipzig
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have led the submission of a symposium focusing on the longer-term evaluation of the Family Nurse Partnership to the World Association of Infant Mental Health ASM (Brisbane 2020). This has been accepted for the meeting. The symposium brings together academics in the UK (evaluating FNP in Scotland and England - both led by the Cardiff team), Germany and Australia. Currently the symspoiusm may be affected by funding and travel restrictions (the lattre related to COVID-19).
Collaborator Contribution Thie symposium has been led and so far coordinated by Cardiff.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description International meeting about longer-term evaluation of FNP 
Organisation University of South Australia
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have led the submission of a symposium focusing on the longer-term evaluation of the Family Nurse Partnership to the World Association of Infant Mental Health ASM (Brisbane 2020). This has been accepted for the meeting. The symposium brings together academics in the UK (evaluating FNP in Scotland and England - both led by the Cardiff team), Germany and Australia. Currently the symspoiusm may be affected by funding and travel restrictions (the lattre related to COVID-19).
Collaborator Contribution Thie symposium has been led and so far coordinated by Cardiff.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2019
 
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 National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research
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 - 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 Private 
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 Mentor for the Director of CASCADE, Cardiff University 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Guidance and advice regarding Directorship of a Research Center
Collaborator Contribution Cross center working and dissemination of knowledge
Impact Sharing of good practice and experience
Start Year 2018
 
Description Mentor for the Director of Y-Lab, Cardiff University 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Guidance and advice regarding Directorship for a Research Centre
Collaborator Contribution Cross Centre working and dissemination of knowledge
Impact sharing of good practice and partnership
Start Year 2018
 
Description Mentor for the Director of the Center for Climate Change and Social Transformations, Cardiff University 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mentor ship guidance and advice
Collaborator Contribution Encouragement of cross disciplinary working and dissemination of knowledge
Impact Multi-disciplinary dissemination of knowledge
Start Year 2019
 
Description Mentor for the National Coordinator of Cardiff University's Modern Foreign Languages Student Mentoring Steering Group 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mentorship advice and development
Collaborator Contribution Encouragement of cross University working
Impact Multi-disciplinary guidance
Start Year 2019
 
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 Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) Network 
Organisation University College South Denmark
Department Schools for Health in Europe Network
Country Denmark 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Simon Murphy has established a link with the SHE Network secretariat and met with them face-to-face in Copenhagen to discuss joint working, particularly with the SHE Network's Research Group. The two networks (SHE and the School Health Research Network) are also collaborating with WHO Europe on a pilot of the SHRN model in Europe.
Collaborator Contribution The SHE Network has links to school health organisations across Europe.
Impact Pending.
Start Year 2018
 
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 Charity/Non Profit 
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