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: 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.
Date: 3 and 4 July 2014,
Venue: Aberystwyth University
The 2014 conference is the fifth annual WISERD conference, and follows on from four successful conferences, held in Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor and South Wales Universities. WISERD conferences attract colleagues from across the academic, policy, public, private, and third sectors in Wales; and have become established as one of the most important events in the social science calendar. We are delighted to be able to confirm that Professor Bob Jessop and Professor Karel Williams have agreed to deliver keynote addresses.
How to get involved
PhD Student Competition
WISERD, in collaboration with the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre, will be awarding prizes to postgraduate students who present posters.
All posters submitted by postgraduate students will be automatically entered into the competition. If you do not wish your poster to be entered, please note this in the ‘additional information’ section of the abstract proforma.
In addition to the Poster competition, the 2014 WISERD conference will include a ‘collaboration short essay competition’. Entrants must be currently registered PhD students and must be attending the conference.
Entries should be sent to WalesDTC@cardiff.ac.uk by Friday 13 June 2014. They will be judged by the DTC Director and a senior WISERD representative.
Unfortunately abstract submission has now closed.
For more information please visit - http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/news/latest-news/wiserd-2014-annual-conference-call-papers/#sthash.yg0E8ItS.dpbs
Deadline for applications: midnight on Sunday 9th March 2014
In 2014 Welsh Crucible will be selecting 30 exceptional researchers from across Wales to take part in its award winning programme.
- Build networks - Welsh Crucible will help you to develop a close network of like-minded peers and build links with the Welsh Government/National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh media
- Forge collaborations - Welsh Crucible will help you to learn about new areas of research to facilitate personal and career development, and to demonstrate the benefits of interdisciplinary research and collaboration
- Enhance your professional profile - Welsh Crucible will help you to ensure that your research has greater visibility and impact, and to develop the confidence to communicate your research to the public.
Welsh Crucible 2014 will take place at three intensive two-day workshops, comprising inspiring guest speakers, seminars, skills sessions and informal discussions. All programme costs will be covered for the successful applicant, who will attend each of the following residential events.
- 29th and 30th May, hosted by Cardiff University and the University of South Wales in Cardiff
- 26th and 27th June, hosted by Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities in Bangor
- 24th and 25th July, hosted by Swansea University in Swansea
Applications are invited from early to mid-career researchers in any discipline, with 3-9 years’ postdoctoral research experience (or equivalent). Applicants should be based in Wales and working either in a Welsh University or in research and development in business/industry, or the public/charity sector.
Find out more: http://www.welshcrucible.org.uk/