Four students from Dunbar Grammer School do work experience as researchers

In November 2022 we welcomed four students from Dunbar Grammer School into SCPHRP for a week to do some work experience, and have a chance to experience what being a researcher is like.  They were (front, L to R) Libby Cowsill, Heidi MacFarlane Baker, Oliver Coghlan and Ewan Thomas This …

POSTPONED Urban rewilding: new vision or repacking of the old?

Due to industrial action, this event has been postponed Who: Dr Paul Jepson, author of REWILDING :The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery https://iconbooks.com/ib-title/rewilding-2/ When: Thu, 24 Nov 2022, 16:00 GMT Where: Elliot Seminar Room, Minto House (MIN_2.403) Minto House 20-22 Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1JZ OR Online How to book: Book …

Telehealth provides unique opportunities to improve access to early years health services for young mothers, but barriers remain

Understanding the use of telehealth in the context of the Family Nurse Partnership and other early years home visiting programmes: A rapid review Researchers from SCPHRP have recently published a rapid review which sought to understand the use of telehealth in early parenthood programmes sharing similarities with the Family Nurse …

More evidence that female empowerment plays a crucial role in household nutrition and food security

New research paper by Sidra Ishfaq (see her biography in People), who was a visiting scholar at SCPHRP in 2021, plus members of SCPHRP. It provides further evidence that female empowerment plays a crucial role in household nutrition and food security. The study, published in PLoS ONE, ( https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0275713) aimed …

New paper on 20mph! Use of natural experimental studies to evaluate 20mph speed limits in two major UK cities

New paper from the NIHR funded 20mph project led by Ruth Jepson. This paper was authored by Karen Milton and Mike Kelly plus members of the 20mph team Read it in full here – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214140521001717 or get the highlights below! Innovative study designs, including natural experiments, are important for assessing the …

22/02 Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST) – call for Local Authority Initiatives

 Closes: 13:00 on 12 September 2022 The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme are accepting Expressions of Interest (EoI) from Local Authorities that have initiatives in need of research and evaluation. The shortlisted Expressions of Interest will be given to our Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST) to co-produce research …

New book from the SCPHRP team! Developing Public Health Interventions A Step-by-Step Guide

Developing Public Health Interventions A Step-by-Step Guide Ruth Jepson John mcateer Andrew James Williams Larry Doi – University of Edinburgh Audrey Buelo – University of Edinburgh January 2022 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd  https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/developing-public-health-interventions/book271707 A highly practical guide to public health intervention development. This book has been developed to …

New website for PHIRST

The PHIRST scheme links up academic teams with local authorities to evaluate work that is already happening in local government across the UK The NIHR PHIRST website is now live: https://phirst.nihr.ac.uk Ruth Jepson is one of the co-Investigators on PHIRST Fusion (https://phirst.nihr.ac.uk/about-phirst/phirst-fusion/),  a team with many years of experience in …