The aim of PHIRN is to increase the quantity and quality of public health improvement research that is relevant to policy and practice.
We aim to achieve this by increasing the number of natural experiments within the roll-out of new initiatives; developing high quality collaborative research proposals for research grant funding; developing high quality collaborative research proposals linked to emerging initiatives; and developing a critical mass of specialised methodological capacity in the design and conduct of community based trials of complex interventions.
Supported by: Cardiff University, Welsh Government and National Institute of Social Care and Health Research.
Date: Monday 07 April 2014, 12pm – 5pm
Venue: Committee Room 1, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University
This event will bring together researchers from across Wales with an interest in research into inequalities. The workshop will include presentations on some examples of research undertaken on inequalities to date, followed by a research development sandpit session. The sandpit session will provide researchers with the opportunity to link up with colleagues from different organisations and disciplines to develop proposals for funding focused around transformative research with an inequalities theme.
We expect to be able to fund 3-4 projects at a maximum of £3k each, should we receive that number of sufficiently high quality proposals. This funding comes from the ESRC’s Transformative Research Programme. The ESRC definition of transformative research is: ‘research involving pioneering theoretical and methodological innovation’. The expectation is that funding allocated through this event will act as pilot funding to assist researchers in developing future proposals for external funding.
Applications are invited from teams comprised of Cardiff University researchers from two or more schools, working with a non-academic partner. Researchers from other Universities can also be involved with the project. Researchers will be invited to discuss ideas at the event, with proposals to be submitted to the organisers for consideration within four weeks. Researchers with or without existing external and inter-disciplinary partners are invited to attend the event. Assistance will be provided at the event to researchers wishing to link up with colleagues from different disciplines and from external organisations.
This is a joint event, organised by Cardiff University, the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is the first of a series of transformative research sandpit events run by the University, with further workshops being planned in collaboration with external partners such as Cardiff Council, FSB, Big Lottery Fund and IBM.
12.45pm Welcome & Introduction (Rick Delbridge & Ole Black)
12.55pm Presentations on ONS research into inequalities (tbc)
- Wellbeing, TBC
- Economic Impact of Tax and Benefits, TBC
- Wealth and Assets, TBC
2.25pm Presentations on academic research into inequalities
- Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) Project, Cardiff University
- Disability in the Workplace, Melanie Jones, Swansea University
- Educational Inequalities, Chris Taylor, WISERD
3.40pm Sandpit networking session
4.55pm Summary & next steps
To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- See more at: http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/training-events/event/inequalities-transformative-research-sandpit-event/?eID=418#sthash.iuvNik91.bVlODRRh.dpuf
Date: Friday 28th March 2014
Are you interested in submitting a research proposal to the NIHR Themed Call for Long Term Conditions in Children and Young People?
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has announced a themed research call for children and young people with long term conditions. To coincide with this call the Children and Young People’s Research Network (CYPRN) in partnership with the Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) and the South East Wales Trials Unit (SEWTU) is holding an afternoon event on the 28th March 2014 in Cardiff.
The event will consist of presentations to assist researchers aiming to apply to this funding stream. Confirmed speakers are Professor John Gregory, Professor Lesley Lowes, Dr Mike Robling and the RDCS team. It is hoped this event will help attendees to submit successful research applications to this funding call. Anyone wishing to attend is required to submit an outline of their proposal by the 21st March to enable the event to be as rewarding as possible.
Please note spaces are limited and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis; so don’t delay, book your place today! If you would like to attend please email: CYPRN@cardiff.ac.uk.
Date: Friday 9th May 2014, 09:30 - 15:45
This one-day conference will provide an exciting opportunity to share examples of public involvement in health research, with speakers from across the UK.
Our Keynote speaker is Sir Iain Chalmers with a presentation called ‘Patients and the public need to help the research community to reduce waste in research’.
Four Nations: Sharing Practice in Public Involvement – Flyer & Programme
This is a joint event organised by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre Cardiff (Wales Cancer Trials Unit, Cardiff University) and Involving People (NISCHR CRC).
For more information and to register, please use our online registration.
The SysNet Conference 2014 call for posters is now open.
Why not showcase your research. An award for the best poster will be presented by Dr Ruth Hussey, Chief Medical Officer.
The event will be attended by researchers from across the Wales, and GW4 group (the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter) The event will showcase systematic review expertise and give opportunity to network with colleagues.
The SysNet Conference 2014 is free for Cardiff University staff and students on provision of a valid Cardiff University ID and email address. All other applicants including NHS staff will be subject to a £50 fee paid on registration.
Your poster will only be considered if you have registered for the conference.
To submit an abstract please use the abstract submission form.
Date: Wednesday 4 June 2014 9.00pm-4.00pm
Venue: Michael Griffiths Education Centre, Cardiff University. Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XY
The keynote lecture will be given by Professor Mark Petticrew Professor of Public Health Evaluation in the Department of Social and Environmental Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In addition there will be a series of short presentations discussing methodological challenges and possible solutions within the context of conducting systematic reviews. In the afternoon there will be workshops relating to the systematic review process.
The draft programme for the day is as follows:
09.00-10.00 Arrival, Registration, coffee, posters
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and Introduction
10.15 – 11.00 Keynote lecture – “Systematic Reviews: Dispelling Myths and Developing Methodologies”
Keynote Speaker: Professor Mark Petticrew Professor of Public Health Evaluation in the Department of Social and Environmental Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
11.15 – 11.45 Refreshments and view the posters
11.45 – 13.00 Short presentations
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and view the posters
14.00 – 15.15 Workshops relating to systematic reviews
15.15- 15.30 Award for best poster
15.30 – 15.45 Closing Remarks – Dr Ruth Hussey, Chief Medical Officer/ Medical Director for NHS Wales
The event will showcase systematic review expertise and give opportunity to network with colleagues. Why not showcase your systematic review research and submit an abstract for poster presentation. Even though the event is free to Cardiff University staff and students,
places will be limited so booking essential. For more information and booking please visit SysNet.
If you require further information or you have any questions you would like answered, please don’t hesitate to contact Sysnet@cardiff.ac.uk
Date: Wednesday 2nd April 2014, 9am-5pm
Location: Tavistock Room, Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square, London
With the move of public health into local government, there is increasing interest in how local government activities can help improve health and reduce health inequalities. This is where evaluation, particularly outcome evaluation, can be important.
This one-day introductory course aims to explore these issues and offer practitioners some pointers on how to think about and evaluate the effects of their activities on public health. It is aimed at practitioners working in local government, and others using evaluations and research evidence. The workshop does not require previous knowledge of evaluation issues, or knowledge of study design, or statistics.
The workshop is free, and is being organised as part of work by the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR), which was set up to help improve the evidence base for public health practice.
Click here for more information and details of how to register, or email sphr@Ishtm.ac.uk
Date: 23rd & 24th June and 25th-27th June 2014
Location: Cardiff University, Tower Building, 70 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT
The Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) will be holding two short courses on Developing Complex Public Health Interventions and Evaluating Complex Public Health Interventions. These courses will run on the week commencing 23rd June 2014 at Cardiff University.
For more information please visit the DECIPHer website, or contact Elaine Young on 0117 3314566 or email Elaine.email@example.com.
Deadline for submission: Wednesday 21st May 2014
The NIHR have launched a new Themed call: Long-term Conditions in Children and Young People.
The following programmes are participating in this call, so please follow the appropriate link to ensure you meet the remit of the specific programme area EME, HS&DR, HTA and PHR.
Deadline: 1pm, Friday 25th April 2014
The Health Services and Delivery Research has a researcher-led workstream welcoming outline proposals on topics or research questions identified by researchers within the programme’s remit.
The NIHR HS&DR page contains all the documents and information you need to complete your proposal. Please click here for more information
Date: Monday 16th June 2014
Venue: Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast.
The Public Health Agency and Partners will be hosting the third Public Health Annual Scientific Conference in June. The theme of the Conference will be Recognising Diversity in Public Health and it will focus on how public health innovations, research and practice are meeting the needs of diversity.
The conference will include a morning parallel session and an afternoon parallel session where local researchers/practitioners will give 10 minute talks each followed by a 5 minute discussion.
The invitation to submit abstracts and presentations has now closed.
For more information about the event please click here.