Completed projects

Evidence review of the factors that influence the mental health of university and college students in the UK:  poor mental health of tertiary education students is a growing public policy concern with recent evidence suggesting that the prevalence of mental health problems (including self-hard and suicide) among university students is increasing.   Whilst there has been an increase in the number of students seeking support from university and college counselling services, a substantial proportion do not seek formal health.  Therefore a focus on prevention, and early identification of those most at risk of poor mental health is important.  This work has been commissioned to provide an independent review of existing research to establish what is known, what gaps existing in the evidence base, and to provide national and local policy makers with the best available evidence to identify policies and interventions which will best prevent and reduce poor mental health amongst tertiary level students in the UK.   For more information about this project please see the NIHR Funding and Awards website.

Extending working life: the extension of working lives is happening at a time when there are considerable changes taking place in the nature of work.  The removal of the default retirement age potentially gives employees more choice regarding when to retire, however choice may not be available to those with poor health or in poverty, with the potential for extending work to impact on inequalities in older age and act differentially in population sub-groups.   This work has been commissioned to provide an independent review of existing research in this are to establish what is known, where there are clear gaps in the evidence base, and to provide national and local policy makers with the best available evidence on the public health impacts of longer working lives.  For more information about this project please see the NIHR Funding and Awards website.

Evidence review of gambling related harms: an independent review of existing research into the effectiveness of interventions to reduce gambling related harms, to provide policy makers with best available evidence.  For more information about this project please see the NIHR Funding and Awards website.