Other events which may be of interest

Public health research and practice in the North East

  • Venue: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA
  • Start: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 09:30:00 BST
  • End: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:15:00 BST

Public Health England (PHE) and Fuse warmly invite colleagues working in public health across the North East to join a free research and practice event on Wednesday 6 June 2018 in Newcastle.


This event will focus on identifying public health priorities of direct relevance to local policy and practice in the North East. We will discuss regional research priorities from a practical view point and develop some new public health projects that will have a direct benefit to practice as researchers and practitioners collaborate to answer real questions of local importance. Two awards of £2,500 seed funding will be made to the most exciting ideas developed during the course of the day.

This is a real opportunity to influence the type of research that is carried out in the region, to ensure it is of benefit to policy and practice. It is also a chance to improve links between practitioners and researchers to better enable collaboration between the different sectors, to ensure we focus our collective energies on the most important endeavours. In order to get the most out of the day, we need both researchers and practitioners to come along to work together to develop genuinely useful research questions and proposals.

This is an exciting, formative and often a confusing time for public health research. There is much that we need to exploit for improving public health capacity:

Nationally, the NIHR School of Public Health is shaping its priorities for the coming years - bringing the prospect of applied research funding. And specifically for us in the North: the Equal North collaboration is about to publish the findings of its surveys of research priorities to address health inequalities. A vibrant collaboration is also building to apply for collaborative research infrastructure from NIHR: potentially a collaboration for leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for the North East and North Cumbria. In addition, the Academic Health Sciences Network is developing a research strategy for the North East and North Cumbria. Against this backdrop, the leadership and configuration of academic public health teams in the North East have changed, but the interest in service partnerships is still growing.

Registration and coffee will be from 09:30 to 09:55 and the event will run from 10:00 to 16:15. To see full details about the venue and to book your place, please visit the event website.

Please read your confirmation email to ensure you complete the pre-event survey by Tuesday 29May.

We hope we can look forward to welcoming you on the day. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the event, please send an email to events@phe.gov.uk.


iCal Individual Event Link