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University of Sheffield reaffirms position as member of the School for Public Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has today (5 April 2017) reaffirmed the University of Sheffield’s position as a member of its School for Public Health Research (SPHR).

The School was established in April 2012 to bring together leading academic centres in England demonstrating excellence in public health research and to complement other NIHR funding streams.

It aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice including what works practically to improve population health and reduce health inequalities and can be applied across the country to better meet the needs of policymakers, practitioners and the public.

The focus of the School is to continue to have a positive impact on public health, policy and capacity building. It will also continue to integrate with the public health landscape including Public Health England. Funding of £20.5 million – over five years is available to support the School.

Following an open competition, the membership of the School from 1 April 2017 until 31 March 2022 is:

  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • Fuse – Research collaboration between Newcastle University, Durham University, Northumbria University, University of Sunderland and Teesside University
  • Imperial College London
  • LiLaC – Research collaboration between the University of Liverpool and University of Lancaster
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • University of Sheffield
  • University College London (UCL)

Professor Liddy Goyder, Deputy Dean of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) and School for Public Health Research (SPHR) lead at the University of Sheffield, said: “We are delighted that the University of Sheffield will to continue to contribute as a member of this important national public health research collaboration.”

The University of Sheffield

With almost 27,000 of the brightest students from over 140 countries, learning alongside over 1,200 of the best academics from across the globe, the University of Sheffield is one of the world’s leading universities.

A member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of leading research-led institutions, Sheffield offers world-class teaching and research excellence across a wide range of disciplines.

Unified by the power of discovery and understanding, staff and students at the university are committed to finding new ways to transform the world we live in.

Sheffield is the only university to feature in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2017 and was voted number one university in the UK for Student Satisfaction by Times Higher Education in 2014. In the last decade it has won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the United Kingdom’s intellectual, economic, cultural and social life.

Sheffield has six Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students and its alumni go on to hold positions of great responsibility and influence all over the world, making significant contributions in their chosen fields.

Global research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Unilever, AstraZeneca, Glaxo SmithKline, Siemens and Airbus, as well as many UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.

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For further information please contact: Amy Pullan, Media Relations Officer, University of Sheffield, 0114 222 9859a.l.pullan@sheffield.ac.uk

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Welcome to the National Institute for Health Research’s School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR) at ScHARR, University of Sheffield; SPHR@Sheffield.

The University of Sheffield is one of eight academic centres of excellence in applied public health research comprising the NIHR SPHR. This partnership was established in April 2012 and aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice.

Our research increases understanding of what works to improve population health and reduce health inequalities.

We work in close collaboration with policymakers, practitioners and the public to better understand and meet the evidence needs for public health decision-making.

NIHR SPHR member organisations

NIHR School for Public Health Research SPHR@L: School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health University of Cambridge - School of Clinical Medicine
University of Exeter Medical School LiLaC UCL - School of Life and Medical Sciences University of Bristol - School of Social and Community Medicine

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