NIHR School for Public Health Research
** New PhD studentships available in public health research. See below for details **
UCL is one of eight leading academic centres with excellence in applied public health research which make up the NIHR School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR). The NIHR SPHR aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice. The School’s research looks at what works practically to improve population health and reduce health inequalities, which can be applied across the country and meets the needs of policymakers, practitioners and the public.
Over the next five years, the NIHR SPHR will focus its research on public mental health, places and communities, and children, young people and families.
UCL's involvement in the SPHR is led by Professor Susan Michie, along with co-investigators Rosalind Raine, Catherine Law and David Osborn and Kate Walters, along with eight further academics from UCL. The team is supported by Dr Karen Groot (UCL NIHR SPHR Manager) and Candice Moore (UCL NIHR SPHR Research Administrator).
The NIHR School for Public Health Research is a partnership between:
- The University of Sheffield
- The University of Bristol
- The University of Cambridge
- The LiLaC collaboration between the University of Liverpool and the University of Lancaster
- Fuse, The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health: a collaboration between Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside universities
- Imperial College London
- The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Members of the School were selected after a competition for academic institutions with a proven track record in applied research and evaluative practice in public health. The selection criteria assessed by an independent panel were based on quality of research outputs, critical mass of expertise and relevance of current work.
For further information on NIHR SPHR projects in which UCL is involved see Susan Michie’s group’s NIHR SPHR page. For details of all the activities of the NIHR School for Public Health Research, please visit the NIHR SPHR website.
Jobs and PhD Studentship Opportunities
* Two exciting new PhD studentship opportunities available through the NIHR SPHR and NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) North Thames. Projects on offer are focused on public health research in inequalities, public mental health and/or children and young people. Deadline for applications: 17:00 Tuesday 15 May.
* Up to 25 PhD studentships available through NIHR SPHR as part of an initiative to build capacity in public health research. The studentships will begin in October 2018 and will be distributed across the School's eight academic Centres. Deadline for applications: noon Wednesday 9 May.
Please check the NIHR SPHR website for details of other opportunities at other member organisations.
About the NIHR
The National Institute for Health Research provides the framework through which the research staff and research infrastructure of the NHS in England is positioned, maintained and managed as a national research facility. The NIHR provides the NHS with the support and infrastructure it needs to conduct first-class research funded by the Government and its partners alongside high-quality patient care, education and training. Its aim is to support outstanding individuals (both leaders and collaborators), working in world class facilities (both NHS and university), conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients.
For further information on the School for Public Health Research and UCL's involvement, please contact Karen Groot.
" "Public health evaluation and research will be critical in enabling future challenges to be met and opportunities realised."