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SCPHRP August Bulletin 2016

SCPHRP August Bulletin 2016

SCPHRP logo2Read all about our recent developments at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP).

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TWITTER! We’ve made it to 7000 followers – and the lucky 7000th follower got a bag full of @SCPHRP goodies.
Ess logoEvaluation Support Scotland (ESS) would like to invite you, on behalf of the Scottish Third Sector Research Forum, to attend its third annual event to broker relationships between the third sector and academia.This year’s event, Let’s collaborate for impact, will take place on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 between 10 am and 4 pm in Victoria Quay, Scottish Government, Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ.This event is for the third sector, academia and brokers interested in collaborating for impact. Attendees will get an opportunity to:

  • Improve understanding of what impact means in third and academic sectors
  • Identify practical steps to effective collaboration for greater impact
  • Have networking opportunities to share ideas with others.

To download the programme for this event and to book please visit:
Decipher logoDECIPHer short courses – September 2016
Course 1: Process evaluation of complex interventions. The aim of this one-day course is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory and practice of process evaluation of complex interventions.
Course 2: involving children and young people in the design and conduct of research. The aim of this one-day course is to provide participants with an understanding of how to involve children and young people in the design and conduct of research, with a particular focus on the development and evaluation of complex interventions. The course includes practical sessions where delegates can apply learning to develop a plan for involving children and young people in their own projects or research ideas.
DECIPHer, the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement, is one of fve UKRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence coordinated by the Medical Research Council.
For further information and to register please go to

Title: Disease Prevention: A critical toolkit By John Frank, Ruth Jepson, and Andrew J. Williams. Oxford University Press.  New preventive advice and interventions are being promoted on a daily basis, and Disease Prevention: A Critical Toolkit equips front line health workers with the skills needed to inform and serve their patients and communities. Disease Prevention: A Critical Toolkit provides a set of appraisal tools to guide those considering a preventive action, to make sure that it is effective (does more good than harm), efficient (is a competitive use of scarce resources), and equitable in its impact across society.
To read more and to purchase the book, please go to Oxford University Press.
DaryllSCPHRPs Daryl Archibald is co-author on a paper The relationships between golf and health: a scoping review that’s been accepted for publication at the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The research is funded by the World Golf Foundation and is led by Dr Andrew Murray from PAHRC.
SHELS paper expectancy of different ethnic groups using death records linked to population census data for 4.62 million people in Scotland
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SCPHRPs Summer magazine is nearly finished and will be available on line shortly.

SCPHRP’s vision is to develop Scotland as a leader in public-health intervention research for equitable health improvement through catalysing strong researcher/research-user collaborations that ensure timely, robust, policy relevant research that is created with – and used by – key decision-makers.

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