NIHR Public Health Research Programme Workshop – 28 April 2021 – 9.30 am to 1.30 pm

A free to attend, online half-day session, hosted by NIHR Research Design Service South Central (RDS SC) on behalf of the Research Design Service (RDS) National Public Health Community, to inform researchers and public health practitioners about the NIHR Public Health Research Programme (PHR).

When is the event?

The event will be held online on 28 April 2021 from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm.

There will be optional one-to-ones with RDS advisers from 2.00 pm to allow attendees to discuss their own research ideas.

What will the event cover?

  • The NIHR PHR Programme and how it relates to the broader public health research landscape.
  • Engaging with local authorities and public health practitioners.
  • The panel’s perspective – the funding pathway and what makes a successful PHR application.
  • Preparing for a PHR application.
  • Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) for public health.
  • Other NIHR funding to support the PHR Programme and public health.
  • Support for PHR applications.

Who should attend

This event is open to UK-based researchers and practitioners with an interest in the evaluation of public health interventions to improve the health of the public or reduce inequalities. We are especially keen to attract those who are considering applying for PHR funding in the 12 months following this event.

More information and registration

More information and to registration available here.

What is the PHR Programme?

The programme funds research to generate evidence to inform the delivery of non-NHS interventions. More specifically, it aims to provide new knowledge on the benefits, costs, acceptability and wider impacts of non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health.

It will fund both primary research, mainly evaluative but also some preparatory research, and secondary research, evidence synthesis.