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NIHR School for Public Health Research
The School for Public Health Research was established in April 2012.
The White Paper, ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our strategy for public health in England’, was clear that public health evaluation and research will be critical in enabling future challenges to be met and opportunities realised.
In line with Government priorities, the School aims to assist in the development of the public health system by:
- Narrowing the gap between the users and suppliers of research
- Increasing the evidence base for effective public health practice
- Undertaking applied translational research
- Considering local public health needs and evaluating innovative local practices with potential for wider population benefit.
The School is a partnership between the following academic centres:
- 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
- The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry
- The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Professor Jon Nicholl, from the University of Sheffield, is the inaugural Director of the School. The lead for each of the academic centres forms the new School Executive.
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.
NIHR will support the further development of involved academic institutions and provide total funding of £20m for the initiative over a five year period. The School will complement existing NIHR funding streams.
Jobs and PhD Studentship Opportunities
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship as part of the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) to be based within the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. The studentship will focus on a topic of the student’s choice that fits within one or more of the three core strands of work of the NIHR SPHR: alcohol and young people; ageing well; and inequalities. Funding is available for 3 years to cover PhD registration fees (UK/EU), a stipend (at the rate of £13,590 per annum) and a £2,000 Research Training Support Grant.
Start date: No later than 1st September 2013. Deadline for applications: 31st March 2013. For further information contact: Dr Sarah Salway, email@example.com, 0114 222 4296 or Professor Liddy Goyder firstname.lastname@example.org, 0114 222 0783.
NIHR Senior Research Associate/Principal Research Associate - Ref:1309978
This UCL post provides an excellent developmental opportunity for a senior career in academic research, for a candidate with a high level of research skills who wants to both manage research and provide creative scientific input into public health research.
The post holder will support the work of the key school-wide projects particularly by working on statistical and epidemiological aspects of a range of population health surveys and large clinical databases held by UCL, including the Health Surveys for England, the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), the National Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Surveys, Hospital Episode Statistics, GPRD and THIN, as part of a number of SPHR school-wide projects on inequalities, ageing, alcohol, sexual health and young people.The deadline for applications is 6 March 2013.
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.