ActEarly: a City Collaboratory approach to early promotion of good health and wellbeing

Lead Research Organisation: Bradford Teaching Hosp NHS Found Trust
Department Name: Bradford Institute for Health Research

Abstract

The communities and neighbourhoods where we grow up have a lifelong influence on the illnesses we get and how long we live. Health is about avoiding disease and having a long life, but is also about feeling well in mind and body, feeling safe, being part of a community and having things to look forward to. Many aspects of the world around us influence our health directly or influence health related behaviours. These so called "broader" determinants of health include the houses and flats we live in, the design of our roads and high streets, the availability and quality of parks, green spaces, libraries, galleries, museums, sports and recreational facilities, entertainment opportunities, places and events to connect with others, the shops and businesses around us, pollution levels, learning opportunities, the jobs available to us and whether we have enough money to make ends meet and to participate in social activities. Attempts to change health related behaviours such as unhealthy eating, drinking, smoking and lack of exercise, have met with important but limited success. For example, increased awareness of links between childhood obesity and ill health and the importance of exercise and healthy diet will have limited success if broader determinants are not also tackled. These broader determinants include, but are not limited to, the many fast food outlets that children may walk past, lack of access to high quality play and recreational facilities, sell off of school playing fields, streets that are not safe for children to walk or cycle to school, lack of high quality green spaces for exercise, shops with poor choice of healthy foods, increased screen time replacing physical activity, poor quality of school food, and, for some, insufficient income to buy healthy food.
Our ActEarly approach focuses on improving the health of children in two contrasting areas with high levels of child poverty, Bradford in Yorkshire and Tower Hamlets in London. In preparation for this work we have worked with local communities, local authorities and other local organisations and have established shared priority areas for research: Healthy Places, Healthy Learning and Healthy Livelihoods. We have brought together experts in these themes with local community and local authority representatives to begin to develop a range of approaches to improving child health across these areas. For example, within our Healthy Places theme we will work together to: map local community assets and to understand how they can be improved and used by more people; develop a Healthy Streets approach and improve green space quality. In our Healthy Learning theme we will work together to develop local "Evidence Active Networks" of pre-school, school and community learning venues. These networks will help develop and evaluate a wide range of approaches to improve child health. In our Healthy Livelihoods theme we will work together on approaches such as relocation of welfare advice services to improve access, enabling parental leave, ensuring a minimum basic income in school leavers, providing life skills training and involving local communities in decisions on how to spend local authority budgets.
To understand the effect of these approaches on child health we will develop strong data resources that bring together existing information from across our localities to measure changes in the local environment, health related behaviours and health outcomes. Teams of researchers will use this data and work with local communities to understand how successful our initiatives have been. We describe our emphasis on early life interventions, our highly collaborative approach and development of local data sources to enable evaluation of multiple initiatives, as the "ActEarly Collaboratory". We hope the approach will promote a fairer and healthier future for children and a global example of how to work with communities to improve health.

Technical Summary

Upstream interventions such as education and social housing have improved health but prevention research has tended to focus on single, individual behaviours, favouring those well placed to make good choices. This has seen the healthy become healthier but has done little for the less advantaged. There is limited interventional research addressing the broader determinants of child health that are amenable to local action.

Our vision: To promote a healthier, fairer future for children living in deprived areas through a focus on improving environments that influence health and enhancing life chances.

Aim: To develop a whole system City Collaboratory that provides research-ready, people-powered and data-linked test beds for multiple but interlinked interventions to improve child health and reduce longterm NCD disease risk.

Objectives: To co-develop and evaluate interlinked interventions across themes prioritised by our local communities and partners: Healthy Places; Healthy Learning and Healthy Livelihoods.
Research and methods: 1) Establish a North-South prevention research Collaboratory uniting broad interdisciplinary expertise within the complex adaptive system. 2) Design and test innovative upstream interventions that have genuine user co-production and focus on early life. 3) Evaluate the impact of these interventions and other natural experiments on health, educational and social outcomes harnessing enhanced local data infrastructures. 4) Develop whole systems modelling of longer term impact. 5) Deliver meta-evaluation of the Collaboratory approach.

User engagement and impact: Our Collaboratory approach will ensure we establish shared priorities, co-production of initiatives, co-evaluation, embedded research in local decision making and national and international dissemination.

Applications and benefits: ActEarly will provide a global exemplar of how to work with communities to address broader determinants of NCDs and health.

This grant is funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) which is administered by the Medical Research Council on behalf of the UKPRP's 12 funding partners: British Heart Foundation; Cancer Research UK; Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Economic and Social Research Council; Health and Social Care Research and Development Division, Welsh Government; Health and Social Care Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland; Medical Research Council; Natural Environment Research Council; National Institute for Health Research; The Health Foundation; The Wellcome Trust.

Planned Impact

In this section we focus on demonstrating ActEarly's close alignment to the national UKPRP Impact Framework, using headings from within that document.
THE PURPOSE: We will develop data and evaluative platforms that will enable efficient but robust evaluation of upstream interventions applied at population level within the context of complex city systems. Co-production processes will drive system level changes within local populations. Our policy simulation modelling will predict longer term impact on NCDs and generalize findings to regional and national levels. Our focus on areas of high child poverty will reduce inequalities. Our strong local intelligence will ensure targeting of interventions and resources to areas of most need.
THE NETWORK: ActEarly is designed to foster whole system research that builds on our City of Research track record. This approach brings together transdisciplinary researchers, policymakers, practitioners and communities with common purpose to produce high quality, innovative and impactful research. Our focus on co-production and data enables targeting of core resources to meet local needs. Our emphasis on building trusting and beneficial partnerships helps sustain enduring relationships and define new ways of working between universities and wider society.
USERS AND BENEFICIARIES: The key users and beneficiaries will be local communities with who we will develop interventions, particularly in those areas with higher levels of poverty and poor health. Longer term impact from translating our findings beyond Bradford/Tower Hamlets will affect areas nationally and possibly internationally.
ENGAGEMENT OF POLICYMAKERS AND IMPLEMENTERS: Including: 1) Local authority teams e.g. Public Health, Environment, Housing, Transport, Education, Culture, Community Development, Benefits, Business; 2) Public Health and NHS teams in CCGs and Health and Wellbeing Boards; 3) Community groups; 4) Third sector organisations; 5) Industry and commerce. We will undertake formal mapping of these groups to ensure effective involvement in co-production activities so that interventions are realistic, sustainable and aligned to local priorities. National agencies with which we will engage include: PHE, NHSE, Government Departments, Parliamentary Working Groups, NICE, Think Tanks.
INFORMATION FOR DECISION MAKERS: We will ensure language and format is appropriate to the needs of our diverse partners and supports their decision making processes. This will be facilitated by reciprocal representation of ActEarly and local government and embeded research approaches.
ESTABLISHING A NEW PREVENTION RESEARCH AGENDA: ActEarly will develop a novel transdisciplinary approach to support prevention research. Our focus on environments shifts the research agenda from individual behaviour change interventions towards broader environment changes to improve health.
SYSTEMS THINKING: We will use formal system mapping approaches to capture shared understanding of systems components and formalize this within models which highlight where the key leverage points in the system need to be influenced to maximize impact. We will provide examples of how to integrate transdisciplinarity, systems thinking and co-production to understand and influence the complex systems influencing population health.
CHANGE RESEARCH FUNDING LANDSCAPE: The development of the Collaboratory approach provides the infrastructure necessary for research funders to be able to invest in research that can influence and evaluate upstream determinants of health. We expect to be able to use this as a platform to leverage substantial additional funding to drive forward research.
BUILD CAPACITY: We are excited about the potential of the Collaboratory model to provide training in transdisciplinary, highly engaged, co-produced research targeted at better population health. We will support specialty training and seek funding for new doctoral training to support this approach.

People

ORCID iD

John Wright (Principal Investigator)
Nicola Christie (Co-Investigator)
Steven Christopher Cummins (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3957-4357
Trevor Andrew Sheldon (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7479-5913
Maria Bryant (Co-Investigator)
Rosemary McEachan (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1302-6675
Mark Newman (Co-Investigator)
Jens Kandt (Co-Investigator)
Robert Savage (Co-Investigator)
Laura Sheard (Co-Investigator)
Robert William Aldridge (Co-Investigator)
Jessica Sheringham (Co-Investigator)
Richard Cookson (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0052-996X
Neil Small (Co-Investigator)
Andrew Hayward (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3549-6232
Kate Elizabeth Pickett (Co-Investigator)
Mordechai (Muki) Haklay (Co-Investigator)
Annie Rebecca Britton (Co-Investigator)
Daisy Fancourt (Co-Investigator)
Eric John Brunner (Co-Investigator)
Sally Elizabeth Barber (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9872-6106
Josie Dickerson (Co-Investigator)
George Ploubidis (Co-Investigator)
Dame Hazel Gillian Genn (Co-Investigator)
Jane West (Co-Investigator)
Dan Mason (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0026-9216
Tracey Jane Bywater (Co-Investigator)
Laura Sophia Vaughan (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0315-2977
Nicholas Pleace (Co-Investigator)
Mark Mon-Williams (Co-Investigator)
Claire Louise Cameron (Co-Investigator)
Paul Arthur Longley (Co-Investigator)
Dan Hopewell (Co-Investigator)
Philip Garnett (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6651-0220
Marcella Ucci (Co-Investigator)
Stephen Morris (Co-Investigator)
Carol Dezateux (Co-Investigator)
Tiffany Yang (Co-Investigator)
Peter Whincup (Co-Investigator)
Richard Romano (Co-Investigator)

Publications

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Daly-Smith A (2020) Using a multi-stakeholder experience-based design process to co-develop the Creating Active Schools Framework. in The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

 
Title ActEarly: Healthy Places 
Description In this video we focus on the work of our Healthy Places theme, highlighting why healthy places are vital to our health and wellbeing. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact To help to highlight why healthy places are vital to our health and wellbeing 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q7-TJIkbKw
 
Title BiB Breathes Animation 
Description An animation was created for the Glasgow Science festival by Artist and Scientist Alex McGoran to illustrate the BiB breathes project. You can watch this here: https://youtu.be/lGO-04BXIW8 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The video was including in the Glasgow Science Centre's festival in February 2021 disseminating key messages from the BiB breathes project to national audiences. 
URL https://youtu.be/lGO-04BXIW8
 
Title Taking a deep breath: air pollution in Bradford 
Description In this video we illustrate why air pollution is a major public health concern and how efforts are being made to improve air quality. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact In this video we illustrate why air pollution is a major public health concern and how efforts are being made to improve air quality. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY7ksyWRaKI
 
Description Bradford Clean Air Plan - Full business case to Government which resulting in £40 million investment to improve air quality
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Development of Bradford Clean Air Plan Business case
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.bradford.gov.uk/breathe-better-bradford/breathe-better-bradford/
 
Description Government Office for Science; Rebuilding a resilient Britain
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rebuilding-a-resilient-britain-summary-report
 
Description Homes and Neighbourhoods - A Guide to Designing in Bradford SPD
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The Bradford Supplementary Planning Document will influence new planning and housing developments within the district of Bradford. Based on our research the guide has a focus on importance of urban green spaces, social interaction and air quality. These standards will be incorporated into new developments within the city.
URL https://www.bradford.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-policy/supplementary-planning-doc...
 
Description International Advisory Board of The Lancet Public Health.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invitation to Bradford Air Quality Programme Board
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited to Bradford Council Sustainable Development Partnership board
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact A range of sustainability initiatives have been piloted.
 
Description Living Well School Food offer
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The CONNECTS-Food study (CO-desigNed systems iNtervEntion impaCTing whole school approaches to Food) aims to design a practical intervention to help primary schools deliver existing policies which promote whole school approaches to food. I have worked closely with Bradford Council Living Well team to develop resources and signposting for schools to support whole school approaches to food. The implementation intervention under development (MRC PHIND funded) will be included when available.
URL https://schools.mylivingwell.co.uk/physical-health/physical-activity-and-health-diet/
 
Description NICE Public Health Advisory Committees (PHAC B)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.nice.org.uk/Media/Default/Get-involved/Meetings-In-Public/Public-Health-Advisory-Committ...
 
Description Offsetting of a Reception place due to summer born children born <37 weeks prematurely
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Premature Births (less than 37 weeks gestation) Policy for admitting children to school if they were born prematurely has been changed in Bradford Local Authority so as to reduce the developmental delay that the research evidences. "Having considered the research of Bradford Institute for Health Research, Born in Bradford and, University of Leeds, will agree the offsetting of children born prematurely, which has impacted on which academic year they are now due to enter, provided corroborating medical evidence is provided e.g. a child due to be born in October who has been born in August, It is clear from the research undertaken by these institutes and organisations that babies who are born moderate to late preterm, around the summer months that define which academic year a child may fall into, may face the increased risk of developmental delay."
URL https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/content/admissions/offset-pupils
 
Description Tower Hamlets Healthy Weight Strategy development
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Active Bradford programme for developing innovative approaches to promotion of physical activity in young people
Amount £10,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Sport England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 01/2022
 
Description Advancing Tools for Human Early Lifecourse Exposome Research and Translation
Amount € 11,988,333 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2024
 
Description Assessing the prospective impacts of Universal Basic Income on anxiety and depression among 14-24-year-olds
Amount £172,636 (GBP)
Funding ID 223553 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 02/2022
 
Description COVID-19: Families, children aged 0-4 and pregnant women: vulnerabilities, resources and recovery in Tower Hamlets
Amount £322,568 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/V004891/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description Clean Air Programme
Amount £3,300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/W002019/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 07/2025
 
Description Co-locating welfare advice in maternity services and its potential to improve maternal and child health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities
Amount £376,570 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR300677 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 04/2023
 
Description Evaluating the life-course health impact of a city-wide system approach to improve air quality in Bradford, UK: A quasi-experimental study with implementation and process evaluation
Amount £925,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR128833 
Organisation Public Heath Research (PHR) Progrmame 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 06/2025
 
Description Impact of Covid-19 on families with children under five and pregnant women in Newham
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation London Borough Of Newham 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 10/2021
 
Description Local Authority Research Systems Call
Amount £46,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 11/2020
 
Description London Health Data Strategy Pathfinder Projects
Amount £251,796 (GBP)
Funding ID XXSCOURSE 
Organisation Health Data Research UK 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 01/2023
 
Description Longitudinal Population Studies Grant: Born in Bradford: Age of Wonder
Amount £7,443,739 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 09/2028
 
Description MRC PHIND whole school approaches to food
Amount £151,423 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/V003860/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 07/2022
 
Description Member Application to the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR) Capacity Award 21/22
Amount £134,896 (GBP)
Funding ID 170 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description The Born in Bradford (BiB) COVID-19 research study An adaptive, mixed methods, longitudinal study of the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities in families living in Bradford
Amount £198,680 (GBP)
Funding ID 2301201 
Organisation Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 01/2022
 
Description The Born in Bradford COVID-19 Research Study: An adaptive mixed methods longitudinal study of the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities in families living in Bradford
Amount £198,680 (GBP)
Funding ID 2301201 
Organisation Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description The Leap
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID CCPN-00164943 
Organisation Arts Council England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 10/2023
 
Description Transformations to Regenerative Food Systems
Amount £6,027,066 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/V004581/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 01/2026
 
Description Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being 2019
Amount £310,000 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description Vulnerability and Policing Futures Research Centre
Amount £7,976,109 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/W002248/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2026
 
Description West Yorkshire Health Care Partnership Perinatal Mental Health funding
Amount £225,000 (GBP)
Organisation NHS Wakefield CCG 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description Whole system data linkage accelerators: a North-South partnership to unlock public health data
Amount £182,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR133648 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 12/2021
 
Description Whole system data linkage accelerators: a North-South partnership to unlock public health data
Amount £199,521 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR133648 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 01/2022
 
Title ActEarly Systems Map 
Description We are developing a systems map of the project capturing both the internal relationships and external links. This is being stored in a neo4j network database. The database will help us understand our internal structure and also links with external organisations where interventions are being made. This is only currently available to the ActEarly Consortium but once fully developed will be made available more widely. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Our systems map is currently being developed and we anticipate the impact will be to support local partners at our two sites to better understand the system and when, where and how to intervene to improve children and young peoples health. 
 
Description Bradford Living Well Board 
Organisation Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I have become the lead for Living Well Schools: Food (https://schools.mylivingwell.co.uk/). This is a partnership sharing best practice and providing evidenced based approaches. In addition to providing overall evaluation support for the whole Living Well project, (mylivingwell.co.uk) I have helped to develop an evaluation plan for Living Well Schools. My involvement includes attendance at monthly meetings in addition to ad hoc advisory meetings/brain storming sessions. I have also established a relationship with the lead for Food within the council and we meet informally at least once a month. My contribution with this extends beyond Living Well with this latter partnership as I also advise on any relevant food or obesity related queries (including commissioning decisions).
Collaborator Contribution The partnership allows me and my team to consider applying feasible approaches in food based interventions and initiatives. Rather than taking an academic approach, we work with the council to explore areas of priority, consider relevant approaches and work out types of evaluation that meets the needs of the timeline and capacity within the council. This partnership provides an excellent platform for my team and I to ensure that we are working collaboratively in this way. It also provides a means to test interventions in practice. For example, through Bradford Living Well, we are planning to implement and test the MRC PHIND CONNECTS-Food intervention.
Impact Development of the School offer for Living Well Schools - https://schools.mylivingwell.co.uk/
Start Year 2021
 
Description Bradford district council: Food Strategy partnership 
Organisation Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Membership of strategy boards: (1) Bradford Food Strategy; (2) Wellbeing board Secondment (1 day week) to support development and evaluation of food based interventions Staff capacity building (evaluation methods)
Collaborator Contribution Provision of intervention resources and staff (e.g. school food interventions)
Impact MRC PHIND funding - partnership in 'whole school approaches to food' project PhD funding - mapping city food systems Tender release for implementation of school food growing and compositing intervention Community food asset mapping report
Start Year 2021
 
Description COVID19 maternity organisation and delivery collaborating group 
Organisation University of Central Lancashire
Department Maternal and Infant Nutrition Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Exchange progress and findings at monthly meetings; host in-person working meeting to prepare for national seminar
Collaborator Contribution Host monthly exchange of progress and findings meetings
Impact Planned working meeting 2021; national evidence sharing event April 2022
Start Year 2020
 
Description Development of HDRC application with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC) 
Organisation Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are supporting CBMDC wit their application for NIHR HDRC funding which would provide resource for local authority research infrastructure
Collaborator Contribution We are helping develop teh application, are providing data and intelligence support, and support for capacity building and training & development
Impact This is multi-disciplinary and includes local government staff, academics, local agencies, local community leaders and representatives
Start Year 2021
 
Description Development of the Health Determinants Research Collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council 
Organisation London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Working with Tower Hamlets on developing research infrastructure to enable community based research on health determinants and reducing health inequalities
Collaborator Contribution Support with sharing data, making links with key decision makers, and promoting joint research.
Impact Whole system data linkage accelerators: a North-South partnership to unlock public health data report that was submitted in January 2022. https://fundingawards.nihr.ac.uk/award/NIHR133648
Start Year 2021
 
Description Families in Newham: Impact of Covid on families under five 
Organisation London Borough Of Newham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Survey design; survey administration; supported sample recruitment; supported data processing and analysis; supported dissemination
Collaborator Contribution Negotiated access to field; led on multi-agency recruitment of survey participants; shaped the outputs to borough needs. Supervised researchers.
Impact 5 x 4 page briefings for borough residents; jointly written chapter in Policy Press volume under review; medical studentship dissertation; PhD dissertation based on some of the data. Ongoing. Pediatrics; Psychology; Sociology; Public Health
Start Year 2020
 
Description Families in Newham: Impact of Covid on families under five 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Child Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Survey design; survey administration; supported sample recruitment; supported data processing and analysis; supported dissemination
Collaborator Contribution Negotiated access to field; led on multi-agency recruitment of survey participants; shaped the outputs to borough needs. Supervised researchers.
Impact 5 x 4 page briefings for borough residents; jointly written chapter in Policy Press volume under review; medical studentship dissertation; PhD dissertation based on some of the data. Ongoing. Pediatrics; Psychology; Sociology; Public Health
Start Year 2020
 
Description GENIUS 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Building relationships and networking to expand school food research. Introducing new investigators and learning more about methodological approaches.
Collaborator Contribution Supporting evaluation of the CONNECTS-Food study - for implementation to Bradford Council Living Well School Food offer
Impact Grant writing - submission to NIHR PHR (food insecurity) School food system mapping - used to support intervention development and links with other projects, including ActEarly and Fix our Food Abstract submission to EASO - School Food system 2022
Start Year 2021
 
Description Tower Hamlets council Obesity strategy partnership 
Organisation London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaboration / knowledge transfer for development of council Childhood Obesity Strategy - provision of expertise in evidence based approaches and evaluation methods
Collaborator Contribution Facilitation of partnership approaches to embed evidenced based practice into decision making
Impact Strategy document in development
Start Year 2021
 
Description University of Sheffield MRC Skills Development Programme in Population Health Systems Science and Decision Modelling 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution BIHR is an external partner and Jane West is a member of the host leadership team, the Institute offers diverse data sources including the Born in Bradford cohort, to develop and test innovative and complex approaches to improving population health.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Sheffield brings a range of methods and systems expertise including statistics, computation and economics, from a range of university departments and institutes.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes BIHR academics, local policymakers and local government public health teams.
Start Year 2017
 
Description 2030 Porto Agenda for Sustainable Wellbeing, an EU S&D Group online event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, participants discussed inequalities and different ways through which societies can move from inequalities to sustainable wellbeing for all individuals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ActEarly 'Dream' Workshop on Co-production & Citizen Science (Bradford and London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a co-production event with our stakeholders and communities taking a 'Dream' concept approach. The outputs of this event have supported the development of the ActEarly co-production strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ActEarly City Collaboratory Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This workshop provided an important opportunity for all the academic, practice, policy and community partners to share ideas and plan projects but also a creative space to support learning and evaluation of our City Collaboratories.

The morning session consisted of cross-cutting theme updates that covered co-production, systems-thinking, modelling, data linkage and outcome measurement. The afternoon session included breakout sessions run by each theme lead to engage all our partners in the programme.

These covered:

1) Selection of interventions - partner-led, natural experiments or simulation studies
2) Design of co-production and evaluation
3) What outcomes are important to measure
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ActEarly Methods Club: Natural Experiment evaluations (July 2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Wednesday, 7 July 2021 - ActEarly Methods Club: Natural Experiment evaluations - Prof Frank de Voucht, University of Bristol. The idea was to better understand natural experiment evaluations and generate debate about how to apply to ActEarly projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ActEarly: Holme Wood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 10th January 2020, 124 people came together to talk about Holme Wood - a single locality in the Bradford District. The attendees comprised front-line practitioners from community organisations, public service providers, local elected members and policy makers, alongside some of the world's leading data scientists via invitation from The Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national centre for Artificial Intelligence and Data Sciences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://caer.org.uk/actearly-holme-wood/
 
Description Air Quality Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event at BSB area focussed on Air Quality and other BiB Research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Radio interview about BCAP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short segment on Born in Bradford's involvement in evaluating the Bradford Clean Air Plan (BCAP) and the prevalence of pollution related diseases amongst children in Bradford. Segment begins at 1hr 3mins
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09779ly
 
Description BSB Radio Show interview about bib breathes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview with Bradford Radio discussing BiB Breathes- Ishfaq Vaja
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Baby Week Bradford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Together with Sophie Wickham, we shared the latest research on the impact of COVID-19 on maternal and neonatal outcomes, through the lens of inequalities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description BiB Scientific Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference showcasing the work of Born in Bradford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BiB: Data Saves Lives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Newsletter updating on general work done in BiB, including an advert for the
Growing Up Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BiB: Research that changes a city 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Magazine documenting BiB findings in order to continue to engage
study participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://borninbradford.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/BIB_Supplement_Magazine_2019_Web.pdf
 
Description Bib breathes study launch BBC interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Look North interview and event coverage with Jim McQuaid about study launch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://leeds365-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/r/personal/chmjbm_leeds_ac_uk/Documents/BiB_breathes/BiBBreat...
 
Description Bib breathes study launch BBC interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Look North interview and event coverage with Jim McQuaid about study launch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://leeds365-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/r/personal/chmjbm_leeds_ac_uk/Documents/BiB_breathes/BiBBreat...
 
Description Bradford Council Health Protection Committee: Bradford Clean Air Plan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Briefed local authority staff and councillors on the Bradford Clean Air Plan and BiB Breathes projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Bradford Shipley Travel Alliance: Taking a deep breath: air quality, health and the Bradford Clean Air Plan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 10th June 2021 Professor Rosie McEachan, director of Born in Bradford, was the main contributor to 'Taking a Deep Breath', describing the impact of traffic pollution on health, and Born in Bradford's work to evaluate the Clean Air Zone
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://bsta.org.uk/taking-a-deep-breath-event-links-and-comment/
 
Description CLOSER Seminar: Born in Bradford and Twins UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I presented a seminar on the Born in Bradford resource to the CLOSER community. Introducing longitudinal biomedical studies from a social science perspective: Born in Bradford and TwinsUK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.closer.ac.uk/event/introducing-longitudinal-biomedical-studies-from-a-social-science/
 
Description COP-26. Futures Lab: Transformational Economics meets Transformational Leadership. Chair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this event, the panel discussed how transformational leadership can help us navigate the social and economic crisis caused by the pandemic and how to create a world in which people and the planet flourish together
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Campaign for Social Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this VIP event held by the British Academy of Social Sciences in London, different aspects of principles and practices within social sciences and ways through which they could be improved were discussed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Chairing Healthy Childhood session - Creating solutions: How do we reduce health inequalities in Bradford? The Unify Festival, University of Bradford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As part of Unify, this unique event will explore the relationship between health inequalities and factors such as childhood, place and community. Each session will include a space to co-create ideas and possibilities that could potentially contribute to reducing these inequalities in Bradford and beyond.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bradford.ac.uk/events/public/creating-solutions-how-do-we-reduce-health-inequalities-in-...
 
Description Claim the Future? What to make of the 2021 UK Budget 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact During this event, different implications of the 2021 UK budget were discussed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Community Consultation Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop consultation on priority setting phase of ActEarly Healthy Happy Children research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Community Wealth Building Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, participants discussed the power and importance of community wealth building in the fight against inequality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Compass: Basic Income Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, participants discussed the relationship between basic income and the social determinants of health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Compassion in Politics Building Back Fairer Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact During this online event hosted by Compassion in Politics, the participants discussed how to learn the lessons of the pandemic and build back a fairer, more equal, sustainable, and prosperous Britain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Conservative Party Conference fringe event for Policy@Manchester, the N8 and NHSA. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact During this conference, we discussed the Child of the North: Building a Fairer Future after Covid-19 report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Core outcome sets community consultation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The purpose of the activity was to meet community members, both in Bradford and in Tower Hamlets, to discuss the core outcome sets that we are in the process of developing. Community members had the opportunity to ask questions about ActEarly and the list of potential outcomes. Each person was asked to vote for the top three outcomes they considered to be most important.

184 individuals attended the ActEarly stand at three free-of-charge community events held at public parks across the two study sites (Bradford and Tower Hamlets, London), which sparked discussion around the core outcomes work and directly informed the decision-making process of which outcomes are included in the final core outcome sets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://comet-initiative.org/Studies/Details/1910
 
Description Department of Environment and Geography, Unviersity of York. Born in Bradford: Can a research project change a city? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Seminar on Born in Bradford presented as part of the departmental seminar series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Durham Research Methods Centre. The Christine Merrell Annual Methods Lecture 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this event, participants discussed Methodological Challenges to Promoting Social Justice in social science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EuroMemo Group. 27th Annual Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online conference, we addressed the economic and social crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe and the world and the resulting shifts in political priorities, and how these challenges can be used as a turning point to make fundamental changes in the future economic policies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description European Trade Union Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, participants discussed the report 'Benchmarking working Europe 2021'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Exposome research for decision making and prevention 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at RIAS workshop in Milan by Rosie McEachan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://rias.epiprev.it/index.php?eventiwoekshop2020
 
Description Festival of Learning 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, participants discussed why equal societies work better, why disadvantage is an issue for all of us, and how we can create a fairer future for children
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description HHC Steerting Group Priority Setting Consultation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consultation exercise to prioritize top priorities for future research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Heslington Circle Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, participants discussed the growing diversity in the new generation of students and young professionals within the field of research, its implications for the future of the field, and different ways institutions, professors, mentors and senior researchers can facilitate and provide resources to young researchers from diverse backgrounds and prepare them for taking on jobs and research positions in science and technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hot Topics in Neonatology. The Jerold F. Lucey, MD, Lectureship and Keynote Address 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During the online keynote session, the presenters discussed how inequality affect physical, mental, and social health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description International Association for Dental Research (IADR). Distinguished Lecture Series. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, participants discussed the structural causes of inequalities in health and wellbeing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invitation to speak at UKPRP webinar series: Webinar 1 - Health and the Early Years 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The aim of these webinars is to share some of the emerging findings from the work of the consortia and explore what the learning so far might mean for public health as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. We will discuss the importance of generating evidence on non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention challenges in the UK. The webinars will also examine the importance of the wider determinants of health and complex systems approaches to addressing these. Topics will range from health and early years, to making healthy decisions on urban development and planning and will be open to public health professionals, public health researchers, anyone with an interest in any of the webinar topics, and local/national policymakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukprp.org/news-and-events/webinar-what-makes-us-healthy-new-insights-from-the-ukprp-on-impro...
 
Description Invitation to speak at the Super seminar series, University of Leicester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact These seminars are major events that feature distinguished speakers and take place three times a year
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Joint Academy of Medical Sciences & Royal Society Climate Change and Health: Just & Healthy Transition Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, the participants discussed how climate change affects social inequalities and health within the society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Keynote speaker - 50 Things To Do Before You're Five Webinar; How can Local Authorities promote a Summer of Play to enhance learning, health and school readiness? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Led by the team at St Edmund's Nursery School and Children's Centre in Bradford and rolled out in conjunction with Local Authorities across the UK, 50 Things To Do is an exciting initiative that helps parents and carers connect with their children through meaningful activities designed to have a positive impact on learning and health, so that their children can thrive through a range of low or no cost fun local activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://50thingstodo.org/webinar/june9
 
Description Keynote speaker at the Launch of ICS Health Inequalities Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The event provided the opportunity to hear from a stellar line-up of regional and national experts about the work taking place, before and during Covid-19, to address health inequalities. The event also included the launch of the Reducing Inequalities in Communities Programme, a collaborative approach to closing the health gap in central Bradford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Keynote talk at the 'Leading our Active Places' event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote speech given at the second 'Leading our Active Places' which was organised by Yorkshire Sport. The event involved the leaders from the equivalent of Active Bradford from each of the nine districts in West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. The intent was to inject pace and urgency into the physical activity work, obviously related to the impact on health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Keynote, Cambridge Public Health Annual Showcase 2021 (Esteemed Plenary speaker) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was the first event of the newly formed Cambridge Public Health, an initiative that will operate across the whole of the University with partners such as Public Health England and the local authority. The focus of this first Showcase was Children and Young People's mental health, with Public Mental Health being one of the six major pillars of CPH (lead Gordon Harold).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cph.cam.ac.uk/article/cambridge-public-health-annual-showcase-2021
 
Description Lunchtime public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited public lecture in UCL MINDS series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://bit.ly/2yE55cD
 
Description Methods club: Systems mapping methods and toolkit (June 2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 51 people attended the ActEarly Methods Club: Systems mapping methods and toolkit - Dr Philip Garnett, University of York. Discussions were had about systems mapping and how it would apply to the work of ActEarly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description People's Powerhouse. Children of the North (with Sophie Wickham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, participants discussed social inequalities and children's health in the north.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to elected members 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BiB researchers presented to elected members and updated on latest initiatives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Press release: healthy streets and cycle lanes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Evening Standard quoting Dr Ashley Dhanani (ActEarly, Healthy Places) talking about pop up cycle lanes in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/space-for-extra-cycle-lanes-on-1-500-miles-of-london-s-roads-...
 
Description Press release: healthy streets index 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Ashley Dhanani, from UCL, had interviews published with the BBC, and Mail online. The interactive map of London "offers a data-led view of the physical and experiential quality of our environments" and links directly to the work of ActEarly Healthy Places.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55834983
 
Description Ralph Milliband Seminar, LSE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, participants discussed changes to social solidarity in the time of COIVD-19 pandemic and the implications of these changes individuals' livelihoods and wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Royal Society for Arts. Making Britain Fair Again 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, together with Stewart Lansley and Helen Barnard we discussed inequalities in Britain and different ways to build a fairer society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Science festival- air quality presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Virtual presentation on air quality and bib breathes project at Bradford Science festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Society for Social Medicine and Population Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster presentation delivered virtually, owing to social distancing measures relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, with accompanying oral presentation to international delegates. This sparked questions and thoughtful discussion which fed back into forthcoming publication in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://jech.bmj.com/content/75/Suppl_1/A81.1
 
Description Stakeholder workshops - adults 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We conducted 11 workshops (remotely) with school food stakeholders, including head teachers, teachers, caterers, local authorities, parents, and representatives from charitable organisations to consider factors that influenced child food choice across a school day. This work led to the production of a school food systems map and is currently being used by a co-design team to develop an implementation intervention designed to support schools to deliver whole school approaches to food.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Stakeholder workshops - children 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We ran eight workshops with children in primary schools in Belfast, Leeds, Bradford, and Newcastle to develop 'journey maps' of a child's school day. This sort to identify opportunities to embed whole school approaches to food and information was used to support discussion in other (adult) stakeholder workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Talk - Social Determinants of Children and Young People's Health (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact RCPCH Conference 2021, a breakout session on the social determinants of children and young people's health was led by Born in Bradford (BiB) who shared their journey in tackling health inequalities in one of the most deprived cities in the UK. The BiB team were joined by a fantastic panel of child health professionals to discuss how we can all be agents for change and take a whole system approach to improving the health of the next generation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://qicentral.rcpch.ac.uk/social-determinants-of-children-and-young-peoples-health/
 
Description Thackray Museum Insights Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact During this event together with Richard Wilkinson we discussed how more equal societies almost always do better
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact During this online event, participants discussed different implications of the Child of the North report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description The Equality Trust Annual Local Groups Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this event, together with Richard Wilkinson, we presented updates on inequalities research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Twelfth Annual Workshop of the International Network for Research in Child Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, together with Sian Reece and Josie Dickerson, we led the discussion on optimizing the provision of co-located welfare advice services in a health setting to reduce health inequalities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UKRI Medical Research Council Health Equity Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event as a panelist, we discussed health equity in medical research and health of the society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UKRI: Addressing inequalities in Healthy Ageing Round Table 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact During this online event, as part of a panel, we addressed key challenges in healthy ageing including social inequalities and ways through which we can remain active, productive, independent, and socially connected as we age
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Visit from Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty - 10th March 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris Whitty, England's Chief Medical Officer came to visit Born in Bradford to hear about the BiB breathes project. He is writing his annual report on air quality and was interested to learn about our work in Bradford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Webinar series: bringing together health professionals and school leaders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact These webinars were held in collaboration with Bradford Opportunity Areas and the Department of Education and were delivered to support schools through the disruption arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. They were attended by school leaders and staff and included breakout and interactive sessions. Please see YouTube link for further details
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOAs2BqffQ0-eR3gCjDb5yw/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOAs2BqffQ0-eR3gCjDb5yw/
 
Description West Yorkshire Health Inequalities Academy Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact During this online event, participants discussed Health Inequalities and the Social Determinants of Health in West Yorkshire region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Westminster Health Forum: Priorities for tackling health inequalities in the national recovery from COVID-19. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This event was designed to address the national variation in health inequalities in the wake of the pandemic that need to be considered in planning the national economic recovery strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Wolfson Opening 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Opening of Wolfson Centre, Young Ambassadors unveiled plaque
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description York Festival of Ideas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, together with Mariana Mazzucato and Brooke Masters (Chair), we discussed how to improve the quality of people's lives and tackle the great global challenges of our times as well as issues including the need for a more radical approach to restructuring capitalism, and the impact of economic policy making on health and mental health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Yorkshire Philosophical Society Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During this online event, participants discussed how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021