The Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI) - Phase II (CoEfPHNI/II)

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Department Name: Centre for Public Health

Abstract

Our mission is to build capacity for public health research, strengthen the evidence for public health policy and practice and to improve the health of the population. Our aims are to ensure that our research is excellent while extending its reach and impact. Therefore our strategy and objectives are:

(1) to expand and develop our staff and equip them with the skills for public health research;
(2) to build on a platform of excellence in key areas {exploiting existing data; social causes of health and disease; and health behaviours}, extending our research infrastructure and strengthening themes that are important to our partners and funders;
(3) to ensure our partners are actively engaged in the research process;
(4) to work more closely with the other UKCRC Centres of Excellence to ensure that the initiative delivers its objectives for national and international leadership in the field;
(5) to incrementally increase our grant income to ensure longer term sustainability.

Our priority will be to use the unique opportunities that exist in Northern Ireland, with its distinctive approach to integrated health and social services and well connected civic and public sector structures, to research the social and biological causes of chronic disease and the main causes of inequalities in health experienced in the UK. We will leave a legacy for future public health research by:

(6) surveying and following up a large sample of school children in Northern Ireland to study the neighbourhood, school, family and individual influences on their behaviour, their health and achievements;
(7) by surveying and following up a large sample of older people to find out what influences their ability to work, when they retire, their independence, their health and their social and economic wellbeing;
(8) working out how best to undertake public health research by using linkages between data already collected by public bodies like the NHS and others; and
(9) by showing the benefits of designing and scientifically evaluating novel public health interventions in partnership those working directly with the public, across different public sectors, and with the public themselves.

In so doing we are creating opportunities for young researchers to practice the skills necessary for high quality public health research and for them to establish a body of credible work that will help them become independent researchers. We will also demonstrate the added value of bringing researchers from many different backgrounds together around a common purpose and provide a bridge between the academic and non-academic communities to ensure that new knowledge is translated into actions that can improve health.

Technical Summary

Our mission is to build capacity for public health research, strengthen the evidence base for public health policy and practice and to improve the health of the population. Our aims are to ensure that our research is excellent while extending its reach and impact. Therefore our strategy and objectives for this renewal phase of the Centre are: (1) to expand and develop our staff and equip them with the skills for trans-disciplinary public health research; (2) to build on a platform of excellence in key programmatic areas {exploiting existing data; social determinants of health and disease; and health behaviours}, extending our research infrastructure and strengthening themes of priority to our partners and funders; (3) to consolidate our partnerships to ensure stakeholder engagement and active participation; (4) to work more closely with the other UKCRC Centres of Excellence to ensure that the initiative delivers its objectives for national and international leadership in the field; (5) to incrementally increase our grant income to ensure longer term sustainability.
Our priority will be to use the unique opportunities that exist in Northern Ireland, with its distinctive approach to integrated health and social services and well connected civic and public sector structures, to research the social and biological causes of chronic disease and the main causes of inequalities in health experienced in the UK.
In so doing we will demonstrate the added value of stronger multi-disciplinary public health research networks and provide a bridge between the academic and non-academic communities to ensure better knowledge integration and translation.

Planned Impact

Promoting trans-disciplinarity and ensuring stakeholder engagement will help us to deliver high impact research, with multiple beneficiaries, including: citizens of GB and Ireland; carers and commissioners; policy makers across GB, Ireland and at EU Level; third sector advocates; health & social care practitioners; participants of our studies and their families.

The Public will benefit through increased knowledge of ongoing research. We aim to increase public engagement through events such as the ESRC Festival of Science, public lectures and our work with STEMNET. The importance of the media in informing public opinion cannot be understated, the Public Attitudes to Science Report 2011, commissioned by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), found that only 43% of respondents said they felt informed about science. Thus, we will continue to work through the Royal Statistical Society to help deliver the Science Training for Journalists Programme. This type of engagement can occur throughout the research cycle, however, the public will also benefit, albeit at a later stage, from any research that is successfully translated into policy. Members of the public may also benefit from participation in research studies, receiving advice in areas such as staying active and maintaining physical and mental wellbeing. We will encourage participant representation on research panels and will work with the regional Health and Social Care Patient and Public Involvement Programme to ensure that research is relevant to the public and conducted in a responsive and appropriate manner.

Commissioners and Policy makers will find the research of value in assessing the health and social care needs of the local population and in planning health and social care services to meet current and emerging needs. Our plans to research the use of Evidence Aid resources can have impact on a global scale, while locally the establishment of record linkage infrastructure will facilitate the analysis of a variety of policy interventions. While the timelines for research and policy may not always be aligned, we will maintain our strong relationships with key decision makers to ensure that that have access to updates on new research and emerging results.

The Third Sector will benefit from a more effective knowledge exchange process that allows stakeholders to engage in and influence the research from its inception. For example, the Community Development and Health Network will play an important role in guiding the development of a community based intervention to build resilience and mental wellbeing. Opportunities will exist for Third Sector organisations to build capacity by improving research literacy and understanding of appropriate methodologies. They can also exploit the knowledge gained by our students as part of the NHS Evidence Student Champion Scheme (coordinated at Queen's by the Centre of Excellence) which trains students to disseminate information on the searching and use of evidence.

Health and Social Care Practitioners will benefit from knowledge gained through workshops delivered as part of the implementation of the Public Health Agency's Knowledge Management Strategy. We will promote the role of specific PHA staff as research champions. For example, Dr Lynsey Patterson's contribution to research on AAA screening will create an important bridge between research and practice and help to strengthen research capacity in the PHA. The NI Public Health Research Network will also provide a forum for practitioners to engage in multi-sectoral research collaboration.

Organisations

Publications


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Ahmad J (2015) A cross sectional study of p504s, CD133, and Twist expression in the esophageal metaplasia dysplasia adenocarcinoma sequence. in Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Al-Azzam S (2013) An audit on public awareness of depression symptoms in Jordan. in International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health
Annette Dean M (2013) Using Pedometer Step-Count Goals to Promote Physical Activity in Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Feasibility Study of a Controlled Trial in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Appleton KM (2013) Depression and mortality: artifact of measurement and analysis? in Journal of affective disorders
 
Title Inside out: What you don't see - {RMB} 
Description 'Inside Out: What You Don't See' was an exhibition held at the Naughton Gallery, Queen's University Belfast. It consisted of fifteen pieces of art produced by prisoners in HMP Maghaberry who attended the Donard Day Centre (a mental health facility). The artwork explores issues of mental health and how prison impacts on the well-being of prisoners and their families. The project was a collaboration between the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS), the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (SEHCT), Prison Arts Foundation and Queen's University Belfast. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The project helped to highlight the benefits of creative interventions for prisoners. This has led to an increased level of provision of art interventions in the Donard Day Centre and in other parts of the Northern Ireland prison estate. The exhibition also helped to increase public awareness of the public health implications of imprisonment. 
 
Description Belfast Healthy Cities Health Literacy Working Group - {EB}
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Breastfeeding Strategy Implementation Steering Group - {EB}
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description CoE publicity booklet shared Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Information Service - {EB}
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Cochrane Methodology Reviews - {MC}
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact The editorial base of the Cochrane Methodology Review Group is in the All-Ireland Hub for Trials Methodology Research. The Cochrane Methodology Review Group achieved the second highest impact factor of the 53 Cochrane Review Groups in 2013 (19.750 compared to 5.939 for Cochrane Reviews as a whole).
 
Description Evidence to influence revision of NICE guideline cg63 - {CP}
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-cgwaver107
 
Description Inclusion in sustained literature review: international evidence base on long-term health benefits of participating in the arts - {AK}
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL http://longitudinalhealthbenefits.wordpress.com/
 
Description Inclusion of guidelines on the design conduct and reporting of human intervention studies to determine the health benefits of food (published in British Journal of Nutrition) in the Equator network - {JW}
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Invited member European Milk Foundation Scientific Advisory Board - {MMK}
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Obesity Prevention in Northern Ireland - {IY}
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Ian Young chaired the Obesity Prevention Steering group of the DHSSPS in Northern Ireland. Responsible for oversight of the delivery of the regional obesity prevention action plan, "A Fitter Future for all".
URL http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/framework-preventing-addressing-overweight-obesity-ni-2012-2022.pdf
 
Description Part of a multi-disciplinary team to propose options for a framework of Active Schools in Northern Ireland, including developing a healthy eating policy (Sport NI) - {CR}
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description Tobacco Strategy Implementation Steering Group -{EB}
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description World Cancer Research Fund Continuous Update Project - {HC}
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL http://www.dietandcancerreport.org/cup/current_progress/endometrial_cancer
 
Description Administrative Data Research Centre - {DOR}
Amount £6,300,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2018
 
Description Administrative Data Research Centres (PI: DOReilly) - {MD}
Amount £6,047,718 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2019
 
Description An evaluation of personalised supports to individuals with disabilities and mental ill health: Outcomes, costs, and... - {BB}
Amount £12,297 (GBP)
Organisation Genio Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Ireland, Republic of
Start 09/2013 
End 06/2014
 
Description British Association for Cancer Research - {GT}
Amount £986 (GBP)
Organisation British Association for Cancer Research (BACR) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2014
 
Description Business Alliance Fund - {DF}
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Queen's University of Belfast 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 09/2014
 
Description CARDI Fellowship - {DF}
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Ireland, Republic of
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description CARDI leadership programme (Dr Joanne Feeney) - {IY}
Amount £173,942 (GBP)
Organisation Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica 
Sector Academic/University
Country Taiwan
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Cancer Translational Research Group - {GT}
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation Queen's University of Belfast 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2014 
End 03/2014
 
Description Cancer Translational Research Group - {GT}
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Ulster 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2013 
End 03/2013
 
Description Career Development Award (Chris Cardwell) - {LM}
Amount £527,807 (GBP)
Organisation National Institutes of Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland Fellowship Scheme (Dr Charlotte Neville) - {JW)
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Organisation Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Ireland, Republic of
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland Research Leadership Program (Dr Charlotte Neville) - {CN}
Amount £280,000 (GBP)
Organisation Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Ireland, Republic of
Start 10/2014 
End 10/2017
 
Description China Scholarship Council PhD fellowship (Suping Ling) {MCa}
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of China 
Sector Public
Country China, People's Republic of
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2017
 
Description Clinical Doctoral Fellowship (Ronan Gray) - {LM/HC}
Amount £202,869 (GBP)
Funding ID R4663CPH 
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2014 
End 07/2017
 
Description Clinical Training Bursary (Ronan Gray) - {LM/HC}
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Funding ID R2075CPH 
Organisation Cancer Research UK (CRUK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Cluster RCT of the Dead Cool Smoking Prevention Intervention - {AT/FK}
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Funding ID COM/4986/14 
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2014 
End 08/2015
 
Description Cochrane Review Training Fellowship (Charlene Treanor) - {MD}
Amount £33,768 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2014 
End 09/2016
 
Description DEL PhD Studentship - Exploring the issue of weight management before, during and after pregnancy - {MMK}
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description DEL PhD award - {SMD}
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description DEL PhD award - {SMD}
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description DEL PhD studentship to study the Good Behaviour Game in Primary Schools (Joanne Mulgrew)
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2018
 
Description Dead Cool Smoking prevention programme evaluation - {LD}
Amount £99,743 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2014 
End 12/2015
 
Description Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) Studentships (Title: Pedometer competition in schools) - {MT}
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) Studentships: (Title: GP Wellbeing (Marylou Murray)) - {MD}
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Funding ID md to complete 
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Department of Employment and Learning PhD studentship (Christina Erwin) - {JW}
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Christina Erwin 
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Department of Employment and Learning PhD studentship (Nicola Gallagher) - {JW}
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Nicola Gallagher 
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 09/2014
 
Description Department of Employment and Learning PhD studentship (Sarah Moore) - {JW}
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Sarah Moore 
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2011 
End 09/2014
 
Description Development of an intervention to increase physical activity in individuals with chronic pain using the CoH-b - {BB}
Amount £167,608 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2013 
End 03/2016
 
Description Diabetes, Endocrinology and Nutrition Translational Research Group (HSC R&D Small Grant Award) - {CN}
Amount £880 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2014 
End 09/2014
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Sciences - {LMa}
Amount £750 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2014 
End 11/2014
 
Description Enabling Research Award
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2014 
End 12/2015
 
Description Enabling Research Award
Amount £38,858 (GBP)
Organisation Northern Ireland HSC R&D 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Enabling Research Award (Title: A randomised controlled trial of a pedometer competition to encourage physical activity in schools) - {MT}
Amount £39,289 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2014 
End 02/2016
 
Description Evaluation of functional family Therapy (Croydon) - {LD}
Amount £207,497 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Evidence Aid development {MC}
Amount $100,000 (USD)
Organisation Lampert Family Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States of America
Start 12/2014 
 
Description H2020 PHC-17-2014 {MT}
Amount € 4,547,561 (EUR)
Funding ID 634270 
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2015 
End 05/2019
 
Description HSC Knowledge Transfer Scheme (Title: A web-delivered walking programme to assist pre-diabetes patients change their physical activity: the 'each step counts programme') - {MT}
Amount £88,019 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description HSC Knowledge Transfer Scheme: A web-delivered physical activity tool to support pre-diabetics to increase their physical activity levels - "the each step counts tool"
Amount £90,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description HSC Research grant - {DOR}
Amount £750,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2018
 
Description Health Improvement Evaluation - {MD}
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Southern Health and Social Care Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2014 
End 06/2015
 
Description Health Improvement Evaluation - {MD}
Amount £36,996 (GBP)
Organisation South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2014 
End 04/2015
 
Description Health Research Board Ireland Project Grant - {LM / CC}
Amount € 270,000 (EUR)
Organisation Irish Health Research Board 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Ireland, Republic of
Start 06/2013 
End 05/2015
 
Description Health and Social Care Northern Ireland Fellowships (Ronan Gray) - {LM/HC}
Amount £205,878 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Northern Ireland (DHSSPSNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2014 
End 07/2017
 
Description Health and Social Care Research and Development Office for Northern Ireland: Young People's Behaviour and Attitude Survey Enhancement - {FK}
Amount £14,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2015
 
Description Improving pathways and care for young people in NI with mental health problems in the transition from CAMHS - {BB}
Amount £419,168 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2013 
End 04/2016
 
Description International PhD DEL studentship (Omolara Sanni) - {HC/LM}
Amount £78,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Knowledge Exchange - {DF}
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/M005984/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2014 
End 10/2015
 
Description Knowledge Transfer Partnership - {JMcC}
Amount £140,000 (GBP)
Funding ID KTP009554 
Organisation Technology Strategy Board (TSB) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2016
 
Description Knowledge Transfer Partnership - {JMcC}
Amount £160,000 (GBP)
Organisation Technology Strategy Board (TSB) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 12/2014 
End 12/2016
 
Description Leadership Programme in Ageing Research Fellowship (Dr Joanna McHugh) - {FK}
Amount € 225,000 (EUR)
Organisation Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Ireland, Republic of
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Leadership Programme in Ageing Research Fellowship (Dr Mark ODoherty) - {MOD}
Amount € 150,000 (EUR)
Organisation Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Ireland, Republic of
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description MRC Methodology Network PhD Studentships
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department MRC Hubs for Trial Methodology Research
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2015 
End 02/2018
 
Description NAEDI - {MD}
Amount £103,948 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK (CRUK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2015
 
Description NICHS Research Grant - {JW}
Amount £64,898 (GBP)
Organisation Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association (NICHS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 12/2014
 
Description NIH Health Economics Fellowship (Dr Ethna McFerran) - {EMcF}
Amount £136,000 (GBP)
Funding ID CDV/4980/14 
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2019
 
Description NIHR Career Development Fellowship
Amount £420,000 (GBP)
Funding ID CDF-2014-07-020 
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description NIHR JACK Trial (LD)
Amount £372,179 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2014 
End 04/2016
 
Description NIHR Public Health Funding Board: Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a physical activity loyalty card to maintain behaviour change
Amount £1,031,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 12/211/82 
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2017
 
Description NIHR Public Health Research Board: A feasibility and pilot RCT of a peer-led walking programme to increase physical activity in inactive older adults - "Walk with Me Study"
Amount £292,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR 12/133 
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 12/2014 
End 06/2017
 
Description Nutrition Society Irish Section Travel Bursary
Amount £500 (GBP)
Funding ID 500265 
Organisation The Nutrition Society 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2015 
End 10/2015
 
Description OCHRE charity
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation OCHRE 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2016
 
Description PhD Fellowship - {SMD}
Amount £167,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 08/2016
 
Description PhD Studentship (Alan McMichael) - {FK}
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description PhD Studentship (Jenny Murray) - {FK}
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description PhD Studentship (Rakesh Corepal) - {FK}
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Population Research Committee Fellowship Scheme (Michael O'Rorke) - {LM}
Amount £149,738 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK (CRUK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2014 
End 01/2017
 
Description Population Research Committee Fellowship Scheme (Michael O'Rorke) - {LM}
Amount £208,500 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK (CRUK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description Population Research Committee Project Grant
Amount £171,500 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK (CRUK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2017
 
Description Population Research Committee Project Grant - {LM/CC}
Amount £194,051 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK (CRUK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2015
 
Description Proof of Concept - {JMcC}
Amount £102,000 (GBP)
Funding ID POC421 
Organisation Invest Northern Ireland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 06/2016
 
Description Public Health Agency - Health Improvement Team (supporting the NIHR technology build)
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Public Health Research - {LMa}
Amount £316,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 12/153/26 
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 09/2015
 
Description R03 grant
Amount $100,000 (USD)
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Department National Cancer Institute, US
Sector Public
Country United States of America
Start 02/2016 
End 02/2018
 
Description RandD Office TRG Research Grant - {JW}
Amount £1,200 (GBP)
Funding ID Nitric oxide 
Organisation Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSCNI) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 12/2013 
End 06/2014
 
Description Research Grant - NICHS (PhD studentship and consumables) - {MMK}
Amount £79,811 (GBP)
Funding ID 2013_20 
Organisation Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association (NICHS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description Santander mobility scholarship - {RMB}
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Santander Bank 
Sector Private
Country United States of America
Start 05/2014 
End 07/2014
 
Description Studentship from the John Wilson Trust (Desiree Schliemann) - {JW}
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Desiree Schliemann 
Organisation John Wilson Memorial Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2017
 
Description Tender for evaluation of a pilot weight management intervention for obese expectant mothers - {BB}
Amount £29,942 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Department HSC Research and Development
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 05/2015
 
Description Title Registration for a Systematic Review: Physical activity and Nutrition Interventions to Improve Wellbeing and Educational Outcomes in School Children: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis - {LD}
Amount £6,260 (GBP)
Organisation Campbell Collaboration 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Norway, Kingdom of
Start 11/2014 
End 12/2015
 
Description UK Field Epidemiology Training Programme - (LPa)
Amount £31,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2016
 
Description Walsh Fellowship (Adewale Adenuga) - {GH}
Amount € 88,000 (EUR)
Organisation Teagasc Food Research Centre 
Sector Academic/University
Country Ireland, Republic of
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2018
 
Title Data visualisation - {JMcC} 
Description Data reduction technique and modelling method 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Developed through PhD project for visualisation of social networks 
 
Title Breast cancer cohort - {MOR} 
Description This dataset of over 5,000 patients compiles the clinical/pathological tumour characteristics of all breast cancer patients diagnosed in Northern Ireland from 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Dec 2013. In addition a nested-case control study within this cohort (relating to the work of the current CRUK award) has additional information on lifestyle/risk factors and surgery and oncological treatment details for approximatley 1,200 women. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This dataset is now compiled, no notable impacts have yet resulted. 
 
Title Over-indebtedness and health - {DF} 
Description Five Northern Irish credit unions located in Greater Belfast and Newry, Co. Down participated in our study. They identified 1,091 members with either loans in arrears for greater than 9 weeks or loans that had been rescheduled. Only one participant per household was interviewed. The survey was carried out from January to April 2014 by a local market research company until the sampling frame was exhausted resulting in 499 completed surveys. The survey consisted of modules on household demographics, employment, income and benefits, debt, expenditure, savings and assets, financial literacy and financial characteristics as well as a number of health-related questions. The survey was carried out face-to-face and lasted approximately one hour. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Dr French is currently working with a PhD student to produce a paper for submission to Social Science & Medicine (Jan 2015) 
 
Title The Health Well website - {KB} 
Description A health information website collating a range of knowledge resources (data, journal articles, evaluation reports, sytematic reviews and guidance documents, policies and interventions) from over thirty health-related organisations across the island of Ireland. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Significant use (web traffic, downloads) 
URL http://www.thehealthwell.info
 
Title Triple negative breast cancer dataset - {MOR} 
Description This is a dataset of triple negative breast cancer patients, diagnosed in Northern ireland between 1st Jan 2008 and 31st Dec 2012. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No notable impacts have yet resulted. 
 
Description 'NEETs in Need' Study - {CT} 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Writing up of proposal and grant application to Cancer Research UK.
Collaborator Contribution Writing up of proposal and grant application to Cancer Research UK.
Impact Dr Charlene Treanor's contribution to a CRUK 'innovation in prevention' partnership which emerged from a sandpit prevention event in 2014
Start Year 2014
 
Description 'NEETs in Need' Study - {CT} 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Writing up of proposal and grant application to Cancer Research UK.
Collaborator Contribution Writing up of proposal and grant application to Cancer Research UK.
Impact Dr Charlene Treanor's contribution to a CRUK 'innovation in prevention' partnership which emerged from a sandpit prevention event in 2014
Start Year 2014
 
Description 'NEETs in Need' Study - {CT} 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Writing up of proposal and grant application to Cancer Research UK.
Collaborator Contribution Writing up of proposal and grant application to Cancer Research UK.
Impact Dr Charlene Treanor's contribution to a CRUK 'innovation in prevention' partnership which emerged from a sandpit prevention event in 2014
Start Year 2014
 
Description A Week in your Life - CRUK/Bupa Foundation initiative 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project involved the setting up and completion of a qualitative research project, the purpose of which was to use photo elicitation and focus group methodologies to capture the everyday lived experiences of adolescent mothers from their own perspectives. We recruited 27 young mothers in three locations (Belfast, Bristol and Durham) and conducted focus groups to identify the key barriers to, and facilitators of, positive health behaviours in this population; this produced a body of evidence to use as a framework to develop future interventions, particularly those targeting the health behaviours of young mothers.
Collaborator Contribution The research project was completed at three locations (Belfast, Bristol and Durham) therefore all collaborators have made a similar contribution to the research project.
Impact This research was completed at the end of 2015 and we are currently working to disseminate study results. Three papers have been written to date; these are in preparation/under review. Collaborators are from different disciplines and Institutes: Dr Kimberly Jamie (Durham University) is a Lecturer in Medical Sociology; Dr Lucy Hackshaw-McGeagh (University of Bristol) is a Research Associate in Cancer and a Chartered Health Psychologist; and Dr Roisin O'Neill is a Research Fellow in Nutrition and Cancer Epidemiology.
Start Year 2014
 
Description A Week in your Life - CRUK/Bupa Foundation initiative 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project involved the setting up and completion of a qualitative research project, the purpose of which was to use photo elicitation and focus group methodologies to capture the everyday lived experiences of adolescent mothers from their own perspectives. We recruited 27 young mothers in three locations (Belfast, Bristol and Durham) and conducted focus groups to identify the key barriers to, and facilitators of, positive health behaviours in this population; this produced a body of evidence to use as a framework to develop future interventions, particularly those targeting the health behaviours of young mothers.
Collaborator Contribution The research project was completed at three locations (Belfast, Bristol and Durham) therefore all collaborators have made a similar contribution to the research project.
Impact This research was completed at the end of 2015 and we are currently working to disseminate study results. Three papers have been written to date; these are in preparation/under review. Collaborators are from different disciplines and Institutes: Dr Kimberly Jamie (Durham University) is a Lecturer in Medical Sociology; Dr Lucy Hackshaw-McGeagh (University of Bristol) is a Research Associate in Cancer and a Chartered Health Psychologist; and Dr Roisin O'Neill is a Research Fellow in Nutrition and Cancer Epidemiology.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Architecture & Health Group - {LP} 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributed to an (as yet, outstanding) ESRC application for £444,636 (FEC) Contributed to a forthcoming review of architecture and health care (forthcoming Sociology of Health and Illness)
Collaborator Contribution The partners at York lead the research group and the ESRC bid
Impact Symposium on Architecture and Health. York, September, 2013 (Medical Sociology Conference) 'Architecture & Health Care,. Review Paper accepted for publication (October 2014) Sociology of Health & Illness ESRC Grant application, "Buildings in the making: a sociological exploration of architecture in the context of health and social care", June 2014
Start Year 2013
 
Description BEACON, Barrett's and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium {LM} 
Organisation Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
Department Public Health Sciences Division
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed data and samples from the All-Ireland case control study of oesophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett's oesophagus to this collaboration
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration/consortium has put together data and samples from the majority of studies of oesophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett's oesophagus that have been undertaken worldwide, which has enable the aetiology of this cancer and its precursor to be investigated in more detail than was previously possible
Impact doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2012-303753, doi: 10.1093/ije/dys176, doi: 10.1136/gut.2010.233866, doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2010.03.032, doi: 10.1093/jnci/djt303, doi:10.1038/ng.2796
Start Year 2006
 
Description BEACON, Barrett's and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium {LM} 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Country United States of America 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have contributed data and samples from the All-Ireland case control study of oesophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett's oesophagus to this collaboration
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration/consortium has put together data and samples from the majority of studies of oesophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett's oesophagus that have been undertaken worldwide, which has enable the aetiology of this cancer and its precursor to be investigated in more detail than was previously possible
Impact doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2012-303753, doi: 10.1093/ije/dys176, doi: 10.1136/gut.2010.233866, doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2010.03.032, doi: 10.1093/jnci/djt303, doi:10.1038/ng.2796
Start Year 2006
 
Description BEACON, Barrett's and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium {MCa} 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Country United States of America 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Marie Cantwell is a member of the BEACON, Barrett's and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium and is contributing to the harmonization and analysis of pooled dietary data collected within this international consortium. Dr Cantwell has attended the BEACON annual meeting in 2013 and 2014 and presented findings from an analysis of early life exposures and perinatal risk factors for Barrett's oesophagus within a large population based cohort.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Marie Cantwell was hosted by Dr Christian Abnet at the National Cancer Institute during the BEACON meeting.
Impact Dr Marie Cantwell was invited to present a "Food for thought" lecture at National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA May 2014. She presented "Early life exposures, perinatal risk factors for Barrett's oesophagus" at the BEACON (Barretts Esophagus and Adenocarcinoma Consortium) meeting.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Developing a web-delivered walking programme to assist pre-diabetes patients change their physical activity - {MT} 
Organisation South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This is a knowledge translation project, seeking to translate the findings of previous physical activity research, into a web-delivered physical activity tool for patients with pre-diabetes, to increase their level of physical activity. We are reviewing previous pre-diabetes programme, building a web-delivered physical activity tool to meet the specific needs of pre-diabetes patients, and evaluating the implementation of the tool as part of the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust's pre-diabetes programme. This project is funded by the NI HSC R&D Division (Knowledge Transfer Scheme).
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, who have responsibility for the pre-diabetes prevention programme, are providing guidance for the web-tool, and access to patient groups to evaluating the implementation of the tool.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving the Health Improvement Officers in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, academic GPs and public health scientists. This has led to the development of the Each Step Counts Webtool.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Development of an incentive and reward loyalty scheme to improve early years health {RH} 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Ruth Hunter and Prof Frank Kee are co-investigators on a grant application to the MRC PHIND scheme led by the University of Stirling. This grant applies the concept of the loyalty card scheme that we have developed to improve lifestyle behaviours for pregnant mothers around childbirth: namely smoking, obesity and breastfeeding.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in the University of Stirling are leading this bid. They bring significant expertise in the use of incentives for smoking, public health policy, primary care, breastfeeding and qualitative research methods.
Impact Currently awaiting the outcome of a grant application submitted to the MRC PHIND scheme.
Start Year 2013
 
Description HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research, University College Cork - {JW} 
Organisation University College Cork (UCC)
Country Ireland, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Formal collaborator named during renewal process undertaken during 2014.
Collaborator Contribution Academic collaborations being carried out, including postgraduate students visiting the Centre for up to six months to work on an ongoing project, and joint applications being made for research funding.
Impact Outputs still in preparation.
Start Year 2013
 
Description International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Early Career Research Network {RH} 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Ruth Hunter is vice chair of the newly established ISPAH Early Career Research Network. Working with partners from institutions worldwide, she is helping to develop the network.
Collaborator Contribution The various partners are all working together to help develop the network, increase membership and develop a programme of career development opportunities using different mechanisms at various international events.
Impact Establishment of the network and development strategy.
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Early Career Research Network {RH} 
Organisation University of Sydney
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Ruth Hunter is vice chair of the newly established ISPAH Early Career Research Network. Working with partners from institutions worldwide, she is helping to develop the network.
Collaborator Contribution The various partners are all working together to help develop the network, increase membership and develop a programme of career development opportunities using different mechanisms at various international events.
Impact Establishment of the network and development strategy.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Making active choices more attractive: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of incentivising physical activity and sedentary behaviours (Deakin University) {RH} 
Organisation Deakin University
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Ruth Hunter is a co-investigator on a grant application to the Australian Research Council which is investigating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of financial incentives to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour. Dr Hunter provides significant expertise on incentivisation approaches for promoting healthy behaviours.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners bring substantial expertise on sedentary and physical activity behaviour measurement and intervention, behaviour change intervention design and evaluation, health economics and cost-effectiveness evaluations of interventions related to physical activity.
Impact Grant application to the Australian Research Council.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Mortality modelling in Actuarial literature - {DF} 
Organisation Monash University
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-write research paper
Collaborator Contribution Dr French co-write research paper
Impact "Forecasting Death Rates Using Exogenous Determinants" with Colin O'Hare (Monash) in Journal of Forecasting forthcoming DOI: 10.1002/for.2309. Disciplines involved were health economicis and actuarial studies
Start Year 2012
 
Description NIHR Career Development Fellowship {RH} 
Organisation Harvard University
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Ruth Hunter led the development of a successful application for a NIHR Career Development Fellowship entitled "social network enabled interventions for physical activity behaviour change" (£420,000; start date Jan 2015; 3 years duration).
Collaborator Contribution The collaborators named above our mentors of the NIHR Fellow and will provide significant expertise and training on social network analysis, agent-based modelling and trials methodology.
Impact To date, this has resulted in the award of a prestigious NIHR Career Development Fellowship.
Start Year 2014
 
Description NIHR Career Development Fellowship {RH} 
Organisation Queen's University of Belfast
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Ruth Hunter led the development of a successful application for a NIHR Career Development Fellowship entitled "social network enabled interventions for physical activity behaviour change" (£420,000; start date Jan 2015; 3 years duration).
Collaborator Contribution The collaborators named above our mentors of the NIHR Fellow and will provide significant expertise and training on social network analysis, agent-based modelling and trials methodology.
Impact To date, this has resulted in the award of a prestigious NIHR Career Development Fellowship.
Start Year 2014
 
Description NIHR Career Development Fellowship {RH} 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Ruth Hunter led the development of a successful application for a NIHR Career Development Fellowship entitled "social network enabled interventions for physical activity behaviour change" (£420,000; start date Jan 2015; 3 years duration).
Collaborator Contribution The collaborators named above our mentors of the NIHR Fellow and will provide significant expertise and training on social network analysis, agent-based modelling and trials methodology.
Impact To date, this has resulted in the award of a prestigious NIHR Career Development Fellowship.
Start Year 2014
 
Description NIHR Career Development Fellowship {RH} 
Organisation University of Southern California
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Ruth Hunter led the development of a successful application for a NIHR Career Development Fellowship entitled "social network enabled interventions for physical activity behaviour change" (£420,000; start date Jan 2015; 3 years duration).
Collaborator Contribution The collaborators named above our mentors of the NIHR Fellow and will provide significant expertise and training on social network analysis, agent-based modelling and trials methodology.
Impact To date, this has resulted in the award of a prestigious NIHR Career Development Fellowship.
Start Year 2014
 
Description NIHR Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme grant application {RH} 
Organisation Club Marketing Services
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Our research team have led the development of this grant application which builds directly from the Physical Activity Loyalty Card feasibility trial published in AJPM 2013. Prof Frank Kee and Dr Ruth Hunter provide significant expertise in regards to public health, use of financial incentives and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have contributed towards the design and development of the grant application and provide expertise in health economics, behavioural economics and behavioural psychology. Our partners from various statutory and non-statutory organisations contributed to the development of the application and provide expertise regarding recruitment and implementation of the intervention.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in the team being successfully awarded £1m funding from NIHR to undertake a large cluster RCT which commenced in September 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme grant application {RH} 
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland
Department Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our research team have led the development of this grant application which builds directly from the Physical Activity Loyalty Card feasibility trial published in AJPM 2013. Prof Frank Kee and Dr Ruth Hunter provide significant expertise in regards to public health, use of financial incentives and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have contributed towards the design and development of the grant application and provide expertise in health economics, behavioural economics and behavioural psychology. Our partners from various statutory and non-statutory organisations contributed to the development of the application and provide expertise regarding recruitment and implementation of the intervention.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in the team being successfully awarded £1m funding from NIHR to undertake a large cluster RCT which commenced in September 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme grant application {RH} 
Organisation Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Department Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our research team have led the development of this grant application which builds directly from the Physical Activity Loyalty Card feasibility trial published in AJPM 2013. Prof Frank Kee and Dr Ruth Hunter provide significant expertise in regards to public health, use of financial incentives and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have contributed towards the design and development of the grant application and provide expertise in health economics, behavioural economics and behavioural psychology. Our partners from various statutory and non-statutory organisations contributed to the development of the application and provide expertise regarding recruitment and implementation of the intervention.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in the team being successfully awarded £1m funding from NIHR to undertake a large cluster RCT which commenced in September 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme grant application {RH} 
Organisation Lisburn Chamber of Commerce
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our research team have led the development of this grant application which builds directly from the Physical Activity Loyalty Card feasibility trial published in AJPM 2013. Prof Frank Kee and Dr Ruth Hunter provide significant expertise in regards to public health, use of financial incentives and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have contributed towards the design and development of the grant application and provide expertise in health economics, behavioural economics and behavioural psychology. Our partners from various statutory and non-statutory organisations contributed to the development of the application and provide expertise regarding recruitment and implementation of the intervention.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in the team being successfully awarded £1m funding from NIHR to undertake a large cluster RCT which commenced in September 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme grant application {RH} 
Organisation Lisburn City Centre Management
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our research team have led the development of this grant application which builds directly from the Physical Activity Loyalty Card feasibility trial published in AJPM 2013. Prof Frank Kee and Dr Ruth Hunter provide significant expertise in regards to public health, use of financial incentives and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have contributed towards the design and development of the grant application and provide expertise in health economics, behavioural economics and behavioural psychology. Our partners from various statutory and non-statutory organisations contributed to the development of the application and provide expertise regarding recruitment and implementation of the intervention.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in the team being successfully awarded £1m funding from NIHR to undertake a large cluster RCT which commenced in September 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme grant application {RH} 
Organisation Lisburn City Council
Department Leisure Services
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our research team have led the development of this grant application which builds directly from the Physical Activity Loyalty Card feasibility trial published in AJPM 2013. Prof Frank Kee and Dr Ruth Hunter provide significant expertise in regards to public health, use of financial incentives and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have contributed towards the design and development of the grant application and provide expertise in health economics, behavioural economics and behavioural psychology. Our partners from various statutory and non-statutory organisations contributed to the development of the application and provide expertise regarding recruitment and implementation of the intervention.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in the team being successfully awarded £1m funding from NIHR to undertake a large cluster RCT which commenced in September 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme grant application {RH} 
Organisation Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our research team have led the development of this grant application which builds directly from the Physical Activity Loyalty Card feasibility trial published in AJPM 2013. Prof Frank Kee and Dr Ruth Hunter provide significant expertise in regards to public health, use of financial incentives and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have contributed towards the design and development of the grant application and provide expertise in health economics, behavioural economics and behavioural psychology. Our partners from various statutory and non-statutory organisations contributed to the development of the application and provide expertise regarding recruitment and implementation of the intervention.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in the team being successfully awarded £1m funding from NIHR to undertake a large cluster RCT which commenced in September 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme grant application {RH} 
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA)
Department Health and Social Wellbeing
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our research team have led the development of this grant application which builds directly from the Physical Activity Loyalty Card feasibility trial published in AJPM 2013. Prof Frank Kee and Dr Ruth Hunter provide significant expertise in regards to public health, use of financial incentives and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have contributed towards the design and development of the grant application and provide expertise in health economics, behavioural economics and behavioural psychology. Our partners from various statutory and non-statutory organisations contributed to the development of the application and provide expertise regarding recruitment and implementation of the intervention.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in the team being successfully awarded £1m funding from NIHR to undertake a large cluster RCT which commenced in September 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme grant application {RH} 
Organisation South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our research team have led the development of this grant application which builds directly from the Physical Activity Loyalty Card feasibility trial published in AJPM 2013. Prof Frank Kee and Dr Ruth Hunter provide significant expertise in regards to public health, use of financial incentives and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have contributed towards the design and development of the grant application and provide expertise in health economics, behavioural economics and behavioural psychology. Our partners from various statutory and non-statutory organisations contributed to the development of the application and provide expertise regarding recruitment and implementation of the intervention.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in the team being successfully awarded £1m funding from NIHR to undertake a large cluster RCT which commenced in September 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme grant application {RH} 
Organisation South Eastern Regional College
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our research team have led the development of this grant application which builds directly from the Physical Activity Loyalty Card feasibility trial published in AJPM 2013. Prof Frank Kee and Dr Ruth Hunter provide significant expertise in regards to public health, use of financial incentives and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have contributed towards the design and development of the grant application and provide expertise in health economics, behavioural economics and behavioural psychology. Our partners from various statutory and non-statutory organisations contributed to the development of the application and provide expertise regarding recruitment and implementation of the intervention.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in the team being successfully awarded £1m funding from NIHR to undertake a large cluster RCT which commenced in September 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme grant application {RH} 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our research team have led the development of this grant application which builds directly from the Physical Activity Loyalty Card feasibility trial published in AJPM 2013. Prof Frank Kee and Dr Ruth Hunter provide significant expertise in regards to public health, use of financial incentives and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have contributed towards the design and development of the grant application and provide expertise in health economics, behavioural economics and behavioural psychology. Our partners from various statutory and non-statutory organisations contributed to the development of the application and provide expertise regarding recruitment and implementation of the intervention.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in the team being successfully awarded £1m funding from NIHR to undertake a large cluster RCT which commenced in September 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme grant application {RH} 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Psychological Sciences Manchester
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our research team have led the development of this grant application which builds directly from the Physical Activity Loyalty Card feasibility trial published in AJPM 2013. Prof Frank Kee and Dr Ruth Hunter provide significant expertise in regards to public health, use of financial incentives and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have contributed towards the design and development of the grant application and provide expertise in health economics, behavioural economics and behavioural psychology. Our partners from various statutory and non-statutory organisations contributed to the development of the application and provide expertise regarding recruitment and implementation of the intervention.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in the team being successfully awarded £1m funding from NIHR to undertake a large cluster RCT which commenced in September 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR Physical Activity Loyalty Card Scheme grant application {RH} 
Organisation Yale University
Department School of Public Health/School of Medicine
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our research team have led the development of this grant application which builds directly from the Physical Activity Loyalty Card feasibility trial published in AJPM 2013. Prof Frank Kee and Dr Ruth Hunter provide significant expertise in regards to public health, use of financial incentives and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have contributed towards the design and development of the grant application and provide expertise in health economics, behavioural economics and behavioural psychology. Our partners from various statutory and non-statutory organisations contributed to the development of the application and provide expertise regarding recruitment and implementation of the intervention.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in the team being successfully awarded £1m funding from NIHR to undertake a large cluster RCT which commenced in September 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description National Cancer Institute - {AKu} 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Country United States of America 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Andrew Kunzmann conducted statistical analyses and is currently in the process of producing two manuscripts regarding the associations between dietary fibre and fruit and vegetable intakes and risk of colorectal neoplasms.
Collaborator Contribution They have provided guidance via teleconferences and have provided access to the data.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2012
 
Description QUB - Vanderbilt Cancer Epidemiology Collaboration {LM} 
Organisation Vanderbilt University
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint grant applications made with Vanderbilt partners to undertake research in areas of mutual interest, especially around markers for progression of premalignant disease to malignancy and survival in malignant disease
Collaborator Contribution Joint grant applications made with QUB partners to undertake research in areas of mutual interest, especially around markers for progression of premalignant disease to malignancy and survival in malignant disease
Impact No output yet but joint papers submitted for publication
Start Year 2013
 
Description QUB-Vanderbilt Cancer Epidemiology Initiative - {HC} 
Organisation Vanderbilt University
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Helen Coleman was hosted as a Visiting Research Fellow at Vanderbilt in Summer 2013, and has had 2 short follow-up visits in 2014. This has led to joint publications being drafted, grant submissions and a joint Symposium being held.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting my Visiting Research placement in Summer 2013, contributing to joint publications and grant submissions as above and attending a Joint Symposium held at Queen's University Belfast in October 2014.
Impact £25,000 funding was secured from QUB Central International Engagement Fund to develop the collaboration further. All joint publications and grant submissions are still under review with respective bodies.
Start Year 2013
 
Description QUB-Vanderbilt Cancer Epidemiology Initiative - {MCa} 
Organisation Vanderbilt University
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Marie Cantwell was hosted as a Visiting Researcher in 2014 for a 1 week visit. This has led to joint publications being drafted, grant submissions and a joint Symposium being held.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting my Visiting Research placement in Summer 2014, contributing to joint publications and grant submissions as above and attending a Joint Symposium held at Queen's University Belfast in October 2014.
Impact £25,000 funding was secured from QUB Central International Engagement Fund to develop the collaboration further. All joint publications and grant submissions are still under review with respective bodies.
Start Year 2013
 
Description QUB/University of Malaya Public Health COllaboration {LM} 
Organisation University of Malaya
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Advice and support given to the Public Health Research in UM to develop a number of population based research projects in the field of Adolescent Health, Cancer awareness and Cancer Survivorship
Collaborator Contribution The Public Health Researchers obtained funding for the research projects and undertook the projects with our advice and support
Impact 4 joint publications have been obtained. Other manuscripts are in preparation
Start Year 2009
 
Description QUB/University of Malaya Public Health Collaboration {MCa} 
Organisation University of Malaya
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Advice and support given to the Public Health Research in University of Malaya to develop a number of population based research projects in the field of Adolescent Health, Cancer awareness and Cancer Survivorship.
Collaborator Contribution The Public Health Researchers obtained funding for the research projects and undertook the projects with our advice and support
Impact Four joint publications have been obtained. Other manuscripts are in preparation. Dr Marie Cantwell has delivered two 1-day nutritional epidemiology workshops to public health researchers at University of Malaya and the Ministry of Health Malaya over the past 3 years.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Regional Food in Schools Co-ordinator - {MMK} 
Organisation Public Health England (formerly: Health Protection Agency)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This area of research has been developed by Dr McKinley and her research staff in close collaboration with the regional food in schools co-ordinator.
Collaborator Contribution The regional food in schools co-ordinator has worked closely with schools and catering managers and staff to facilitate this work.
Impact Submitted a grant application for a pilot study to NIHR PHR in December 2014 (full proposal) - unsuccessful but work still ongoing - see future plans.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Social media for health promotion campaigns and behaviour change interventions {RH} 
Organisation Adoreboard
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Dr Ruth Hunter and Prof Frank Kee have led a bid to the MRC PHIND scheme to investigate the feasibility of Twitter sentiment to help us design better mass communication interventions for public health. Prof Kee (PI) brings expertise in complex public health interventions and mixed methods evaluations. Dr Hunter provides expertise on examining the mediating effects of social networks on behaviour change.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners provide expertise in cognition and emotion, communication, qualitative research, sentiment analysis, web data extraction, integration and mining, social media analysis, data analytics, machine learning and autonomous systems.
Impact Awaiting the outcome of a grant application to the MRC PHIND scheme.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Social media for health promotion campaigns and behaviour change interventions {RH} 
Organisation Cancer Focus Northern Ireland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Ruth Hunter and Prof Frank Kee have led a bid to the MRC PHIND scheme to investigate the feasibility of Twitter sentiment to help us design better mass communication interventions for public health. Prof Kee (PI) brings expertise in complex public health interventions and mixed methods evaluations. Dr Hunter provides expertise on examining the mediating effects of social networks on behaviour change.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners provide expertise in cognition and emotion, communication, qualitative research, sentiment analysis, web data extraction, integration and mining, social media analysis, data analytics, machine learning and autonomous systems.
Impact Awaiting the outcome of a grant application to the MRC PHIND scheme.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Social media for health promotion campaigns and behaviour change interventions {RH} 
Organisation Public Health England (formerly: Health Protection Agency)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Ruth Hunter and Prof Frank Kee have led a bid to the MRC PHIND scheme to investigate the feasibility of Twitter sentiment to help us design better mass communication interventions for public health. Prof Kee (PI) brings expertise in complex public health interventions and mixed methods evaluations. Dr Hunter provides expertise on examining the mediating effects of social networks on behaviour change.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners provide expertise in cognition and emotion, communication, qualitative research, sentiment analysis, web data extraction, integration and mining, social media analysis, data analytics, machine learning and autonomous systems.
Impact Awaiting the outcome of a grant application to the MRC PHIND scheme.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Social media for health promotion campaigns and behaviour change interventions {RH} 
Organisation Queen's University of Belfast
Department School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Ruth Hunter and Prof Frank Kee have led a bid to the MRC PHIND scheme to investigate the feasibility of Twitter sentiment to help us design better mass communication interventions for public health. Prof Kee (PI) brings expertise in complex public health interventions and mixed methods evaluations. Dr Hunter provides expertise on examining the mediating effects of social networks on behaviour change.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners provide expertise in cognition and emotion, communication, qualitative research, sentiment analysis, web data extraction, integration and mining, social media analysis, data analytics, machine learning and autonomous systems.
Impact Awaiting the outcome of a grant application to the MRC PHIND scheme.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Social media for health promotion campaigns and behaviour change interventions {RH} 
Organisation Queen's University of Belfast
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Ruth Hunter and Prof Frank Kee have led a bid to the MRC PHIND scheme to investigate the feasibility of Twitter sentiment to help us design better mass communication interventions for public health. Prof Kee (PI) brings expertise in complex public health interventions and mixed methods evaluations. Dr Hunter provides expertise on examining the mediating effects of social networks on behaviour change.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners provide expertise in cognition and emotion, communication, qualitative research, sentiment analysis, web data extraction, integration and mining, social media analysis, data analytics, machine learning and autonomous systems.
Impact Awaiting the outcome of a grant application to the MRC PHIND scheme.
Start Year 2013
 
Description TILDA study, Trinity College Dublin - {JW} 
Organisation University of Dublin
Department Trinity College Dublin
Country Ireland, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our group is providing dietary assessment expertise to the TILDA study.
Collaborator Contribution The TILDA investigators have agreed to share data and biological samples to allow the assessment of dietary intake within their study and the determination of associations with ageing.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description The Economics of Fertility Timing: An Euler Equation Approach - {DF} 
Organisation Harvard School of Public Health
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr French co-wrote research paper
Collaborator Contribution Co-wrote research paper
Impact Research paper at SSRN (url above)
Start Year 2008
 
Description The Economics of Fertility Timing: An Euler Equation Approach - {DF} 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr French co-wrote research paper
Collaborator Contribution Co-wrote research paper
Impact Research paper at SSRN (url above)
Start Year 2008
 
Description The economics of eating habits, physical activity and obesity in Qatar - {AL} 
Organisation Qatar University
Country Qatar, State of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr. Longo received a Researcher Links Travel Grant of three months by the British Council to set up a research link with Qatar University to study the economics of eating habits, physical activity and obesity in Qatar.
Collaborator Contribution Dr. Longo has worked with Dr. Ishrat Hossain of Qatar University by preparing a research proposal for submission to the Qatar Foundation to study the demand for physical activity in Qatar. Dr. Longo and Dr. Hossain further established contacts with the Qatar Biobank for a collaboration to extend the data currently collected by the Qatar Biobank to study the economics of obesity
Impact the collaboration is ongoing and Dr. Longo and Dr. Hossain are working on a paper and a research proposal.
Start Year 2014
 
Description The effect of community-based cardiovascular disease prevention interventions on behavioural risk factors: Systematic review & meta-analysis 
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As part of my PhD project, I have been completing a systematic review and meta-analysis entitled 'The effect of community-based cardiovascular disease prevention interventions on behavioural risk factors'. This will be used as a chapter in my PhD thesis and an article shall be written and published based on this work. My PhD supervisors gave guidance and acted as a third reviewer when required.
Collaborator Contribution Dr. Declan Bradley, Specialist Registrar from the Public Health Agency is my second reviewer on this systematic review and meta-analysis. He independently reviewed articles for eligibility for inclusion, risk of bias and data-extraction.
Impact This will be used as a chapter in my PhD thesis and an article shall be written and published based on this work. Dr. Declan Bradley is a specialist registrar.
Start Year 2015
 
Description University of Aberystwyth - {JW} 
Organisation Aberystwyth University
Department Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration to allow metabolomics-based analysis of samples collected as part of fruit and vegetable intervention study.
Collaborator Contribution Metabolomics-based analysis
Impact No outputs as yet - still in preparation.
Start Year 2013
 
Description World Mental Health Survey Consortium - {BB} 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard Medical School
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We conducted the largest ever Psychiatric Epidemiological Study of Mental Health in Northern Ireland, using DSM/ICD criteria. Members of our team collaborate with various working groups within the consortium. On this basis we share publications and exchange data for cross-national research papers. One of our members leads the international working group, within the consortium, on Comorbidity.
Collaborator Contribution They provide data analytic facilities and through international agreements co-ordinate the working of the various groups, including research publications, and the accessing of funds for the working of the consortium.
Impact Publications. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Statisticians, Mathematicians, Economists, Sociologists etc.
Start Year 2006
 
Description World Mental Health Survey Consortium - {BB} 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We conducted the largest ever Psychiatric Epidemiological Study of Mental Health in Northern Ireland, using DSM/ICD criteria. Members of our team collaborate with various working groups within the consortium. On this basis we share publications and exchange data for cross-national research papers. One of our members leads the international working group, within the consortium, on Comorbidity.
Collaborator Contribution They provide data analytic facilities and through international agreements co-ordinate the working of the various groups, including research publications, and the accessing of funds for the working of the consortium.
Impact Publications. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Statisticians, Mathematicians, Economists, Sociologists etc.
Start Year 2006
 
Title Each Step Counts Webtool - {MT} 
Description This is a web-delivered physical activity tool for patients with pre-diabetes. It allows patients to access information about pre-diabetes, measure and monitor their physical activity levels using a web-based pedometer, set physical activity goals and ask questions of other patients. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact This web tool has been developed and has been piloted in individuals with pre-diabetes 
URL http://www.eachstepcounts.co.uk
 
Company Name sanalytico - {JMcC} 
Description Data analytics company - consultancy and training services 
Year Established 2013 
Impact Data mining training and services
Website http://www.sanalytico.com
 
Description 'Launch' of ADRN - {DOR} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Series of presentations followed by panel discussion

Difficult to say: perhaps absence of negative feedback is a positive outcome
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description A talk to staff at the Institiute of Conflict Research on the work of ADRC-NI and the Migrant Health Project (CC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk lead to the sharing of ideas about possible future research in migrant health and the sharing of contact details of migrant organisations who might be interested in research.

After the sharing of contact details of migrant organisations, contact was made with these organisations and they expressed interest in being involved in further research, which is to be followed up once ethical approval has bee received for qualitative research with migrants on health and well being and their experiences and knowledge of registration with a GP and completing the census.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Advancing Knowledge, Changing Lives Showcase Event - {CN} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Dr Neville represented the Centre at a showcase event at Stormont, demonstrating how research can be translated into real life change

Generated more interest in medical research among MLA's in the Stormont Assembly, and how it can impact on the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Aideen Maguire talk at West Belfast Partnership Lifelong Learning Week 14th-18th Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk focused around my research and to raise awareness of the types of mental health research going on within the Centre for Public Health. It spurred a long question and answer session afterwards with an exchange of information regarding local community based reseach also goin on which may relate to my work.

I have been put in contact with two prominant local researchers who are organising another public enagement event and it is expected I will be invited to speak at that. All individuals present and mentioned are also now invited to the Centre of Excellence's away day to allow for on-goin discussions and hopefully future joint projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.westbelfast-partnership.com/news-events/207/take-5-life-long-learning-week-14th-18th-sept...
 
Description Aircraft noise and cardiovascular disease...Prof Paul Elliot & Prof Alun Evans 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 26 people attended a seminar by Prof Paul Elliot of Imperial College London on "Aircraft noise and cardiovascular disease near Heathrow airport in London: small area study". The audience was compromised of academics and members of the public and the community and voluntary sector. There was good interaction between the speaker and participants in the discussion after the presentation.

There were requests for further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description All Ireland Obesity Newsletter 2014 - {EB} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Barrett is a member of the editorial team responsible for a quarterly email which is distributed to over 380 academics and healthcare practitioners in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The newsletter provides updates on new research, local projects and events.

The number of subscribers is continually increasing and feedback from a recent user survey indicated that over 80% of those surveyed use the information within the newsletter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
URL http://allislandobesityforumnewsletter.eu/marchbulletin2016.html
 
Description Alpro Foundation conference University of Ulster {MCa} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Cantwell presented an invited lecture on "The Epidemiological Perspective for Diet and Breast Cancer" to over 300 undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff from a national audience. The aim of the lecture was to engage the audience in critical appraisal of epidemiological studies related to diet and breast cancer and to stimulate thinking in terms of causal relationships. The lecture was followed by a Q and A session which created lots of discussion through audience participation. It also was and opportunity for Dr Cantwell to highlight research on diet and cancer which is on going within the Centre of Excellence.

Dr Cantwell received several enquiries from undergraduate students about the possibility of completing a PhD in the area of diet and cancer within the Centre of Excellence at Queen's University Belfast. Dr Cantwell has been invited to participate in future Alpro events which will increase awareness of the research carried out on the impact of diet and cancer risk and progression.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://biomed.science.ulster.ac.uk/niche/ALPRO-FOUNDATION-SYMPOSIUM-Plant.html
 
Description An investigation into whether participation in a four week dietary intervention can modify reported barriers towards fruit and vegetable consumption - Presentation at UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence - {CR} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk prompted questions afterwards about Dr Rooney's research

Encouraged the audience to think about our research question and to contribute opinions on how a future study on the topic would be ideally designed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Applied Research Presentation, St Louise's Comprehensive College - {EB} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Barrett presented to a group of year 14 students on writing a research paper and finding sources of evidence. The class asked questions on finding local statistics, policies and sources of evidence. The school reported an increase in grades as a result of the engagement

The teacher felt that the quality of research projects had improved as a result of my presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description Attendance at CRUK/Bupa Foundation sandpit - {RON} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The event involved group discussions with peers to identify and tackle the issues associated with cancer prevention in harder to reach groups.

The sandpit has lead to the development of a collaborative research project between QUB, University of Bristol and Durham University. A £15,000 grant was awarded to fund this project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BCT Taxonomy Workshop {MT} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 56 individuals attended a one day workshop on the Behaviour Change Taxonomy. This involved lectures, practical sessions and discussion of the application of the taxonomy in designing and evaluating interventions and policies. Attendees included academics, public health practitioners and members of community health organisations.

A number of research and evaluation teams have asked for input in carefully designing intervention components.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BMJ Masterclass 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion and questions, with a focus on Vitamin D testing/

Reduced frequency of requests for vitamin D analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Belfast Telegraph response to N Ireland Travel Survey {MT} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the publication of the Department for Regional Development Northern Ireland Travel Survey, I was asked to respond to the public health implications of the data.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/women-drivers-making-inroads-...
 
Description Biomarcare Statistical Workshop - Hamburg, Germany - {MOD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Led a session discussing repeated measures analysis and multiple imputation with longitudinal data

Improved understanding of novel statistical techniques among international colleagues working within BiomarCaRE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description British and Irish Longitudinal Studies of Aging conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk entitled "Don't leave that 'till tomorrow what you can do today: Lifestyle behaviours in the NICOLA cohort".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.research.hscni.net/event/8-9-nov-2016-british-and-irish-longitudinal-studies-conference
 
Description CCRCB Patient showcase event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussions with the public stimulated thinking about cancer research

Interest in local cancer research resulted from this activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CHANCES 5th WPLs' meeting- Las Palmas, Gran Canarias, Spain - {LM} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact talk to be carried out on the 13th of November
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CHANCES Dissemination Workshop - Athens, Greece - {MOD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Dissemination of CHANCES research in both oral and poster format to scientific community, peers, collaborators and media (poster presented)

Established connection with IARC in relation to MSM modelling for multimorbidity analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CHANCES Plenary Meeting - Various International locations - {MOD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact I updated my international colleagues working on CHANCES about work/progression within the Work Package being led by Queens University Belfast looking at cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

Stimulated conversation and ideas for new projects within the Work Package and cross-collaborations with other Work Packages from within the CHANCES wider group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015
URL http://www.chancesfp7.eu/
 
Description CHANCES Statistical Workshop - Various international locations - {MOD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Led a session discussing repeated measures analysis and multiple imputation with longitudinal data

Improved the understanding of novel statistical techniques among my international colleagues working within CHANCES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description CRUK - Cancer Prevention Innovation Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To be completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CRUK Population Research Committe video interview - {MOR} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr O'Rorke was asked to take part in a video recorded interview for upload to the CRUK's website to help promote the projects supported through the Population Research Committee.

The video will be available on-line to researchers and the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-for-researchers/applying-for-funding/how-to-make-a-successfu...
 
Description CRUK Sandpit 'Cancer Prevention in Harder to Reach Groups' - {CT} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Became part of a collaborative research team with researchers from 3 other UK institutions to secure funding to conduct a feasibility study into cancer prevention among young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs).

The foundations of a collaboration with University of Glasgow, Queen Mary University of London and Newcastle University were formed.
Obtained £15,000 (held by University of Glasgow) to support running costs of proposed project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Can novel biomarkers be cost-effective for preventing Cardiovascular Disease? A systematic review {FL} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presented by Felicity Lamrock (affiliated PhD student) at the 15th SMDM European Meeting, 8-10 June 2014, Antwerp. Up to 100 established and early career scientists attended the presentation, which sparked questions and discussion.

Informed our methods within the BiomarCaRE health economic assessment of novel cardiovascular biomarkers workpackage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://media.wix.com/ugd/349100_017614bc2e274416bcdb371a02397f93.pdf
 
Description Cancer Professional publication {MCa} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Marie Cantwell and Dr Roisin O Neill provided a review article "Diet and Cancer Survival" to Cancer Professional, a quarterly journal, which is circulated to medical and surgical professionals working with cancer patients in Ireland, as well as to all General Practitioners.

Dr Cantwell has since been invited to provide additional review articles based on her research to Cancer Professional
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Cancer Professional publication {MCa} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Marie Cantwell and Dr Roisin O Neill wrote and submitted and article on "Lifestyle intervention in men receiving
androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer" to Cancer Professional, a quarterly journal, which is circulated to medical and surgical professionals working with cancer patients in Ireland, as well as to all General Practitioners.

Dr Cantwell has been invited to provide further articles for circulation based on her current research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Cancer Research Engagement Committee - {HC} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Coleman has joined the Research Engagement committee at Queen's University Belfast Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, which organises regular events throughout the year to improve dissemination of cancer research at the University. Joining the committee represents the first inclusion of population/public health cancer research on this committee.

Regular events throughout the year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description Cancer Research UK Population Research Workshop {MCa} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This workshop provided an opportunity not only to inform funding processes within Cancer Research UK but also to discuss future research collaborations.

Dr Cantwell was invited to participate in future Cancer Research UK workshops expert panel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cancer Research UK Research Challenge Event for the new CRUK/Bupa Foundation Cancer Prevention Initiative {MCa} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Two researchers from the Centre of Excellence attended a sandpit event as a result of this activity and both Dr Roisin O'Neill and Dr Charlene Treanor subsequently secured £20K each to pursue work in this area.

Dr Marie Cantwell was invited to participate in a further CRUK's Population Research 1 day Workshop. The aim of the workshop was to explore the challenges that currently face cancer research and the challenges that will arise over the next 20 years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cancer Research UK Video Blogs - {HC} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Annual video blogs related to the aims and progress of Dr Coleman's Cancer Research UK Fellowship, which are uploaded to Cancer Research UK's website and/or internal newsletter for circulation.

Anticipated that more internet hits would relate to Fellowship pages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description Centre of Excellence for Public Health NI seminar - {JW} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 30 researchers, practitioners and policy makers attended a seminar given by a researcher, Emily Shortt, from University College Dublin entitled "The influence of health behaviours and psychological well-being on maternal weight during and after pregnancy".

A research collaboration has been developed, not directly with UCD, but with other pregnancy researchers in ROI. Policy makers (Public Health Agency) became aware of survey work in ROI around the acceptability of different policies to tackle obesity (another aspect of Emily's work), which they were previously unaware of.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Clinical course at Aspetar Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha - {SMD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 25 Practitioners attended a training course on Ankle Injury Management.
This course was led by Dr Chris Bleakley. Part of the course is dedicated to rehabilitation providing a medium to share the development of the Ankle App (KT App) and publicise its existence to an international audience.

A number of practitioners were interested in the App and were directed towards the download site on Google play.
In addition, it also provide a medium to receive feedback from a very diverse and international group of people (from 10 different Nationalities)- this included their opinion on the potential content and its applicability within health care systems outside of the UK and Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CoE Science Festival Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Assisted with stall displaying research and public health information and activities in St Georges Market (Belfast). This involved speaking to the passing public about the research produced by the centre, answering questions and explaining health related information and activities on display.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CoE Seminar Series: Dr Katharine Dill - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited speaker Dr Katherine Dill gave a talk on 18th March 2014 entitled "Creating, building & sustaining a Canadian-based knowledge exchange program" . CoE academics and post docs had an opprtunity to find out about an application of a successful Canadian KE model.

Not aware of any impact yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CoE Seminar Series: Dr Roberto De Vogli - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited speaker Dr Roberto De Vogli from University of California, Davis, gave a talk on 20th May 2014 entitled "Market deregulation and ultra-processed products as determinants of obesity and diabetes". Lively discussion afterwards. Young researchers in particular attended this seminar.

Further research collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreforPublicHealth/WhatsOn/CPHSeminarSeries/
 
Description CoE event during Northern Ireland Science Festival 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Involved talking to the public about the research produced by the university, informing the public about health issues and behaviour change and assisting with a 'health MOT' activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cochrane Evidence Pods and Journal Clubs - {MC} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Director of the All-Ireland Hub (Mike Clarke) is Podcast and Journal Club editor for The Cochrane Library. He oversees the preparation and publication of all Evidence Pods and the Journal Clubs. These are available from www.cochrane.org/podcasts and www.CochraneJournalClub.com. Both collections are freely available on the internet.

The Evidence Pods and Journal Clubs cover a wide range of areas of health care, and highlight methodological issues as appropriate. The podcasts are listened to thousands of time per month and the Journal Clubs attract several thousand visitors a month.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
URL http://www.cochrane.org/podcasts
 
Description Conference paper (York, July 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Dr Laura Dunne was invited by the Education Endowmwnent Fund (EEF) to give a talk to recipients of EEF funding on "Challenges of carrying out research in schools and lessons learned". This was a good opportunity to network with national colleagues, particularly those engaged in carrying out RCT evaluations of school based interventions.

Contacts made have proved valuable in advising on methodology, analysis and also in terms of potential future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Contribution to Pathway to Impact training course - {MT} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 20 community health workers attended the Community Development and Health Network training course "Pathways to Health Level 3". My involvement included describing the efforts undertaken within the centre to engage communities in research projects.

It is anticipated that this training event will encourage a greater dialogue between community health workers and researchers, in order to facilitate future research opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
URL http://www.cdhn.org/level-3-strategic-development-and-leadership
 
Description Contribution to training course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 20 community health workers attended the Community Development and Health Network training course "Pathways to Health Level 3". My involvement included describing the efforts undertaken within the centre to engage communities in research projects.

It is anticipated that this training event will encourage a greater dialogue between community health workers and researchers, in order to facilitate future research opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cdhn.org/pages/index.asp?title=Pathways_to_Health_Level_3_-_Armagh
 
Description Credit Union engagement event July 2014 - {DK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact +20 Board members and staff (from the 5 Credit Unions involved in our research) came to hear a presentation By Deborah Keatley giving early findings from the baseline survey of the study participants. It was followed by a well-supported Q&A session and further discussions on the next stages in the study..

The event enabled us to share early findings not only with our key stakeholders in the Credit Unions but with other regional stakeholders; Community Development Health Network, our community partner in CoE; Public Health Agency; OFMDFM. The event also facilitated networking and information sharing between staff and Board members from all Credit Unions involved in the study. A Credit Union staff member has asked to be involved in product testing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Culture Night Belfast 2014 - {EB} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Members of staff engaged with the public on the topics of diabetes, nutrition , physical activity and macular degeneration. The audience comprised members of the public and included a large number of families, the engagement resulted in valuable discussions around sugar and fat content of foods, portion sizes and the nutritional value of foods. The public were also very interested to learn about research into macular degeneration and to try glasses simulating the condition. Advice was given on risk factors for diabetes and management of the condition.

2015 - Researchers cycled on a multi-person pedal bike and orally presented a lay summary of their work. We also provided promotional materials for members of the public as above

Members of the public learned about the centre and the research conducted. There was a change in attitudes in students and staff towards being more positive about public engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
URL http://www.culturenightbelfast.com/
 
Description Discussion group with professionals about migrant well-being and migrant's experience of registration with the GP and completing the census (CC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk sparked further questions and areas for consideration for the subsequent part of this research a linkage study with health and social care data and census data on the mental health of migrants.

Further requests for information and sharing of ideas and contacts for another piece of research with migrants on their experience of completing the census and experience of registering with the GP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Discussion group with the public Health Agency BME regional steering group about migrant well-being and migrant's experience of registration with the GP and completing the census (CC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact This discussion group stimulated thinking for the subsequent research using linkage data from health and social care and census data on the mental well-being of migrants

This lead to the sharing of information of other research that could be considered for the subsequent phase of migrant health project as well as sharing of contacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Diversity and Deliberate Self-harm in Public Healthcare, Public Health Annual Scientific Conference - {FT} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A literature review of the exisitng literature on deliberate self-harm was presented highlighting several factors that have been associated with such behaviours. 35-40 people attended the session and questions were raised considering household and area level variations of dsh rates in Northern Ireland.

Invitation to present to the next Public Health Scientific Conference in 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/public-health-annual-scientific-conference
 
Description ESRC Festival Event - {LM} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Twenty people (a mixture of school teachers, principals and researchers) attended an event targeted at teaching professionals, in both primary and secondary level education, to understand their experience of social science research and understand and tackle participation barriers and survey fatigue in schools. The first half of the event showcased current school-based social research in both Queen's University and the University of Ulster. The second half of the event focused on eliciting the views of schools who have participated in research.

Delegates were asked to complete a detailed feedback from for the event provided by the ESRC. Specific comments we received were:
- I was very impressed and satisfied with the event as a whole
- Excellent
- Very useful event which will benefit my future research in schools.
- Thank you - this was an enlightening experience and as a teacher it is beneficial to conducting research. Thank you for hearing my voice.

Dr Maguire was approached after the event to discuss with a researcher a research project that they were planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/ResearchEnterprise/ResearchDevelopment/TrainingandEvents/UpcomingE...
 
Description ESRC Festival of Science - {DOR} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Two presentations followed by discussion for 1-1.5 hours

mush discussion with a journalist from The Detail.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Early Environmental Factors in Deliberate Self-harm Among Young Adults: A Systematic Review, NIBPS Conference - {FT} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The findings of this study indicate that there is a need to further investigate the impact of early life factors, such as family environment, in terms of a 'whole system' of risk factors that could potentially lead to poor mental health outcomes. ~25 people attended the talk and questions were raised concenring the extent of the impact of familial environment on the manifestation of self-harm behaviours.

Discussion over the implications of the findings and how the could be utilised in the enhancement of exisiting policies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.psychologicalsociety.ie/page/all_events/264
 
Description Efficacy Paradox: can NICE be NICER? Dr Weiya Zhang & Prof Alun Evans 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 31 people attended a seminar on NICE by Dr Weiya Zhang , Associate Professor & Reader in Musculoskeletal Epidemiology at University of Nottingham. The audience included academics and members of the public and the community and voluntary sector.

The seminar generated a lively discussion with requests for further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Eimear Barrett - Early Years Intervention Transformation Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Barrett gave a presentation on the Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network and its role in facilitating public health research and knowledge exchange

Membership of the Network increased
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Eimear Barrett, Our Lady and St.Patrick's College Careers Convention 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I spoke to pupils and parents about public health and the wide range of subjects that would be useful for a career in public health

Pupils and parents expressed a motivation to to find out more about public health and the work of the Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Eimear Barrett, Science Training for Journalists Course 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact I delivered a session to trainee journalism students on reporting science and the use of statistics in journalism. This is part of a programme developed by the Royal Statistical Society

Impacts of the session will be evident as students progress through the journalism training course
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Endgame Tobacco Control Workshop 2014 - {EB} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two workshops were held to build capacity in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The first was held in Belfast on the 5th and 6th of June and the second in Dublin on the 9th and 10th of June with around 30 participants at each event.

The workshops brought together international speakers, researchers and practitioners from the island of Ireland in the field of tobacco control. The programmes comprised a blend of key note presentations, case studies and discussion on topics such as e-cigarettes, plain packaging and the development of an all-Ireland network for tobacco control. Dr Barrett was a member of the organising team, acted as a facilitator during the events and presented on the work of the NIPHRN and the potential for formation of an all-Ireland group.

Participants showed support for an all Ireland tobacco control network to share knowledge and experience from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. A follow up event is being planned to launch the new network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.publichealth.ie/news/event/endgame-tobacco-control-workshop
 
Description Engagement with Northern Ireland Assembly - {LP} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk was presented to am mixed audience of local politicians, civil servants, Assembly researchers and others (such as representatives of insurance companies)

This presentation was aimed at influencing forthcoming NI legislation on graduated driving licenses. Legislation was planned to be in place for 2014, but has so far been delayed sine die.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Documents/RaISe/knowledge_exchange/briefing_papers/series3/prior060314....
 
Description European Journal of Cancer Interview - {MOR} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr O'Rorke was asked to do an interview by the editor of the Eur J Cancer on his research paper looking at 'early life exposures and risk of malignant melanoma'. This was published on-line and freely available to the research community/public.

This interview was published online and made freely available to the research community/public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.ejcancer.com/pb/assets/raw/Health%20Advance/journals/ejc/EJCNews_March2013.pdf
 
Description Expert panel discussion on mental health in prisons - {RMB} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Panel discussion involving the mental health commissioner for the Public Health Agency, the director of offender policy and operations (Northern Ireland Prison Service), a former prisoner who works as an outreach worker for a charitable organisation, and a retired art therapist who previously worked for the Probation Board Northern Ireland. 91 people attended 20 from an academic background, 56 from the public sector, and 15 from the 3rd sector. Question and answer session with panel and audience surrounding the themes of mental health in prison, the benefits of arts based interventions and the need for greater public debate regarding public health in prisons.

Provided platform for networking between university staff and students with public sector and 3rd sector stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Food in School talk at Ballydown Primary School Oct 2014 - {CN} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Neville gave a talk to 20 parents and pupils on healthy eating for children at home and at school, which sparked questions and discussion and helped inform a review of Food in School Policy.

The school reviewed their Policy on Food in School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description From bench-side to curb-side: maximizing obesity research to impact health - {LM} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Grace O'Malley presented the results of her PhD research (Professor Mike Clarke supervised) to an audience of 25. Sixteen of those were from Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster, seven came from the public section and two were in attendance from the third sector. breakdown. The audience had the opportunity to discuss the issues arising from the presentation and also had the opportunity to ask Grace questions.

This seminar increased the awareness of the ethical consideration in conducting health-based research with young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Horizon 2020 {MCa} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact By taking part in this activity Dr Cantwell had the opportunity to discuss European multidisciplinary grants worth 5 million Euros. It was also an opportunity to discuss collaborations with others involved in the peer review process. Dr Cantwell has since been invited as a visiting researcher to Australia to collaborate with Dr Lin Fritschi as Curtin University.

Dr Marie Cantwell has been invited to peer review grants for Horizon 2020 in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description How much do you need: can readers get the key messages from summaries of Cochrane reviews without reading the full review - {LM} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Lisa Maguire and Mike Clarke presented the results of their study into Cochrane summaries. The seminar consisted of a 45 minute presentation with a 15 minute question and discussion session. Twenty-five people attended. One person attended from the third-sector the rest were from Queen's University and the University of Ulster.

The seminar's main impact was information dissemination. A colleague approached me after the presentation and asked for my slides and said that 'I think that your study would be of interest to members of the public health research network and was wondering if it would be possible to add a link to your presentation in our next ezine and on the website'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description IGFS Industry stakeholder event: Nov 2014 (CME) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Claire McEvoy provided an exhibition of nutrition and health research undertaken by the Centre for Public Health to regional food industry stakeholders and academic delegates. As a result of this activity, links were made with 'College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise', Good Food Northern Ireland and a private food supplement manufacturer.

As a result of this activity, links were made with a number of industry stakeholders and further future activities are planned to identify areas for mutual research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description III WCPHN (World Congress of Public Health Nutrition) - Las Palmas, Gran Canarias, Spain - {MOD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Satellite Symposia: Risk factors for healthy aging: insight from the CHANCES Project
SPEAKERS: Antonia Trichopoulou, Ben Schöttker, Martin Bobak, Mark O´Doherty, Christina Bamia, Eugène Jansen
CHANCES

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.nutrition2014.org/
 
Description IPH Open Conference 2014 - {EB} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 300 policy-makers, health and social care practitioners, academics and individuals from the community and voluntary sector attended the third annual Open Conference hosted by the Institute of Public Health.

Twenty four papers were presented around 5 key themes; active travel; positive ageing; promoting mental health and wellbeing; public health approaches to poverty; and research, policy, practice cycle -closing the gap.

Attendees shared knowledge and examples of good practice, presentations also generated discussion around future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
URL http://www.iphopenconference.com/
 
Description International Conference (EA-OHP; London) - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact "Workplace stress and insufficient physical activity: prospective evidence from a large cohort study". Paper presented at the 11th conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EA-OHP), from 14th to 16th April 2014, Birkbeck College, London, UK. (Dr Kouvonen). About 30 people attended the session, lively discussion about the results.

Not aware of any impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.eaohp.org/
 
Description International Conference (EUPHA; Glasgow, November 2014) - {DK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Diborah Keatley will give an Oral presentation "The toxic relationship between debt and mental and physical health in low income households in Northern Ireland in 2014". The conference will take place in November and I will update sections on results and impact afterwards.


The conference will take place in November and I will update sections on results and impact afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://ephconference.eu/programme/popup.php?eupha_code=C5
 
Description International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) 2013: Oral Presentation number O50 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk was entitled 'Mortality in patients diagnosed with diabetes during childhood in Northern Ireland, UK'. The role of illegal drug use in deaths of young people with diabetes (previously reported from a study based in Leeds) could not be confirmed in this Northern Ireland study and instead alcohol was reported to have made a significant contribution to deaths in the Northern Ireland cohort.

Clinicians from many countries who care for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes were in attendance and this talk raised their awareness of the role played by excessive alcohol consumption in deaths among young diabetics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://2013.ispad.org
 
Description International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Early Career Research Network - {RH} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Dr Ruth Hunter is vice chair of the newly established ISPAH Early Career Research Network. This has involved developing the Network from its inception.

The Network has provided a range of opportunities that help support and develop international early career researchers working in physical activity and public health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interview with newspaper - {DOR} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact half-page spread in local newspaper

increased discussion about the Ageing Study (NICOLA)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Investigating Factors Associated with early death in Colon Cancer - {CD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Poster presentation

Received feedback on research approach and discussion with researchers in field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Investigating Factors Associated with early death in Colon Cancer - {CD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact feedback on research to date

improved communication of aspects of the findings to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited article: My Academy magazine - title: "Diet, cognitive development and academic performance" - {MMK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article publication in My Academy magazine - submitted October 2014, estimated publication November 2014

Unknown at present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://myacademy.govnet.co.uk/
 
Description Invited presentation (Lisburn City Council) - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact "The Social Determinants of Health". Anne Kouvonen gave an invited presentation at "Women's Health Conference - Check Today For Tomorrow", Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn City Council. About 100 people attended, including city councillors, Diane Dodds MEP, Lord Lieutenant of Co Antrim, the Mayor of Lisburn, and representatives of a large number of health-related organisations.

Raising awareness about social determinants of health. After the talk I discussed with the representative of Lisburn City Council, a trustee of a mental health charity, and a local MEP, and they expressed interest for my work and further collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.lisburncity.gov.uk/Your-City-Council/Mayor-s-Blog/Mayor-Tolerton-s-Blogs/June-2014/2nd-Ju...
 
Description Invited presentation in Copenhagen (AK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Dr Anne Kouvonen: "Physical activity and mental health in older, midlife and younger women". Invited presentation at the National Research Centre for the Work Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark. 13/11/14. There was a lively discussion afterwards with Danish colleagues.

Possible future research collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited speaker: 'Healthy Food for Healthy Outcomes', Launch of the NI Food in Schools Policy, talk entitled: Impact of poor nutrition on child development and educational attainment, February 2014 - {MMK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Positive feedback from the conference
Invitation to write article for My Academy magazine
Discussion with Department of Education regarding the evidence base

Minister for Education attended this presentation by Dr Michelle McKinley and was interested in the key findings outlined in the presentation and requested that I meet with Anne Tohill, Head of Parenting and Participation team at the Department of Education to explore further the research evidence base in relation to the impact of nutrition on education, attendance and academic achievement. This meeting took place in March 2014 and resulted in Anne preparing a paper on the options for research/initiatives on breakfasts in schools for the Ministers consideration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Irish Research Council Interdisciplinary Research Workshop for Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I gave a presentation in the session "Showcasing excellent interdisciplinary research". Approximately 150 attendees from academia and industry were present, The aim of the session was to give examples of best practice from multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=479
 
Description Keeping active for better ageing seminar - {MT} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Approximately 100 people from across the Island of Ireland attended a one day seminar hosted by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI). The purpose of the seminar was to discuss the benefits of physical activity for older people and the reasons why older people as a group don't have higher levels of physical activity.
Dr Mark Tully (CoE NI) gave an invited presentation entitled "Are current guidelines the best targets for older people across Ireland?"

Interest was shown in the CoE research theme of older adults and healthy behaviours, and the implications of our research for policy and practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cardi.ie/news/getactivetoenjoybetterphysicalandmentalhealthasyouage
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Seminar: Northern Ireland Assembly - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Study presentation at the Knowledge Exchange Stormont Seminar- inclusive engagement and exchange of our study findings. 9 January 2014. (Drs Anne Kouvonen and Justyna Bell)

Requests for further information. Downloads of the policy briefing produced for the purpose of the knowledge exchange.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Laymans summary of research and preparation of eduactional material for dissemination at Belfast Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The information disseminated generated interest in our research work and the importance of diet for health.

Translation of research evidence into public health messages
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lecture: Multicultural Medicine - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture on cultural awareness in mental health practice, as a part of the Multicultural Medicine for 1st yrs Medical students (based on the research results of the qualitative study in mental health of Polish migrants in NI). 14 February 2014 (Dr Justyna Bell)

Impact not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Media: 'Poles apart: tackling a Northern Irish suicide crisis' (The Irish Times) - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An interview for an article in The Irish Times discussing the mental health of Polish migrants in Northern Ireland- published on 23 April 2013 (Dr Justyna Bell)

Following the article, the research team was repeatedly contacted to share the findings of the study in migrant mental health. The article was additionally frequently discussed in the meetings with the users, stakeholders and fellow academics and initiated a contact between the research team and the local mental health charities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/poles-apart-tackling-a-northern-irish-suicide-crisis...
 
Description Media: Evening Extra at BBC Radio Ulster - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An interview in Evening Extra at BBC Radio Ulster presenting preliminary findings of the study on mental health of Polish migrants in Northern Ireland as a commentary to high rates of suicides within this community- broadcasted on 2 May 2013 (Dr Anne Kouvonen)

Increased requests for sharing the research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Media: Government attacked over deals with fast-food industry (The Independent) - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Dr De Vogli (University of California, Davis) about his study on market deregulation and obesity that she conducted with Anne Kouvonen (Queen's)

Increase in media requests for further information about the study results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/government-attacked-over-dea...
 
Description Media: Is Obesity a Free Market Failure? (RT) - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A TV Interview with Dr De Vogli (University of California, Davis) about his study on market deregulation and obesity that he conducted with Anne Kouvonen (Queen's)

Increase in further media interview requests
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.hhe.tv/is-obesity-a-free-market-failure-think-tank-video/
 
Description Media: Polish and lost in Ireland (the Irish Times) - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Engagement in the multi-media project on Polish migrants, focused specifically on mental health issues- Agnes Radomski from The Irish Times (Dr Justyna Bell)

The activity increased requests for information about the mental health of Polish immigrants in the UK and Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.irishtimes.com/premium/loginpage?destination=http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/peo...
 
Description Media: Tighter economic regulation is needed to reverse obesity epidemic - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Dr De Vogli (University of California, Davis) about his study on market deregulation and obesity that she conducted with Anne Kouvonen (Queen's and Dr Kouvonen mentioned)

Not aware of any yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.healthcanal.com/metabolic-problems/obesity/47230-tighter-economic-regulation-is-needed-to...
 
Description Mediterranean diet and heart health talk - {CME} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 25 people attended a public information talk gvien by Dr Claire McEvoy, with discussion afterwards

Some attendees requested information about NPRI funded Mediterranean diet study (TEAM-MED)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description Mediterranean diet and heart health talk - {CME} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 60 Queen's University employees attended this talk, given by Dr Claire McEvoy, which stimulated discussion afterwards

Some attendees requested further information about taking part in a NPRI funded Mediterranean diet study (TEAM-MED)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Member of CoE Communications Team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Involved in organising university department engagement events, attending group meetings, input regarding events, helping with the running of the events and CoE conferences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Newspaper Interview - NICOLA - {MOD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview highlighting Dr O'Doherty's research in the context of the wider NICOLA project encouraging uptake of participants from the North West/Derry area

Potentially increased acceptance of participation in study if randomly selected
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.derryjournal.com/news/derry-academic-leads-study-into-ageing-in-north-1-6367446
 
Description Northern Ireland 10,000 steps walking promotion campaign 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I have contributed evidence from our research on how to promote walking, and summarized other research on how to implement a national walking promotion programme

This has led to plans for a mass media campaign, followed by community programmes to promote walking, planned or summer 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Online guest blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Global reach for this online blog for World Cancer Research Fund.

E-mail contacts from others in the research field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oral presentation at AUDGPI Conference, University of Limerick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation on the development of my intervention at The Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland in partnership with The Irish College of General Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Oral presentation at WHO Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA) conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented the outcomes of my systematic review and meta-analyses in an oral session to other conference delegates
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Oral presentation by PhD researcher Christopher Steele at the CHANCES Final Plenary Meeting, Athens - {CS} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Talk started conversations with other CHANCES researchers about the findings in the ESTHER study.

After my talk, plans were made for a future publication based on the ESTHER study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Overindebtedness and Health - {DF} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr French gave a presentation of preliminary findings to (a) representatives from participating credit unions (b) regional public health policy makers (c) representatives from regional third-sector groups

Positive feedback and buy-in from credit unions in study going forward. Also, interest from policy makers and third -sector groups Community Development and Health Network very interested in final results when available. Another session will be run next year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description PHA conference: Recognising Diversity in Public Health, Belfast, NI - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact The presentation entitled 'Mental health and well-being of Polish migrants in Northern Ireland' initiated a debate about migrant mental health. (Drs Anne Kouvonen and Justyna Bell)

Not aware of any impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description PPI involvement with NI Cancer Consumer Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Help to write lay summary of findings and dissemination of results

The research was well-supported and found to be stimulating for the patient group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Physical Activity Referral Programmes (PARPs) in Northern Ireland - {MT} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 21 individuals from the Public Health Agency and local councils attended to hear a presentation on the Welsh National Exercise Referral Scheme from Dr Simon Murphy, DECIPHER Centre of Excellence. This was followed by a discussion of the implication to redesigning the Northern Ireland Physical Activity Referral Programme.

A draft proposal for the redesign of the Northern Ireland Physical Activity Referral Programme, based on the Welsh Experience, was prepared and presented to the Senior Management Team in the Public Health Agency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Pilot Farm Open Days 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Potential healthcare commissioners and potential users viewed pilot social farms in operation.

A demonstration network of working social farms is now active on both sides of the Irish border.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.socialfarmingacrossborders.org
 
Description Population Mental Health: Record Linkage and Secondary Analysis, 1st Year Student Symposium - {FT} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact An overview of the resutls that were obtained up to that point through the implementation of a systematic review methodology. Questions were asked on the methodology that was implimented as well as the results that were presented.

Discussion concerning the future objectives and directions of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster Presentation at the Humanitarian Technology Conference (Boston, MA) - {DM} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I had a poster presentation accepted for the Humanitarian Technology Conference in Boston, MA on 13 May 2014. As I was unable to attend in person, by colleague and co-author presented the poster using notes I had prepared in advance.

Some additional interest in my research and the ongoing work of Evidence Aid.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.humanitariantechnology.org/
 
Description Poster at CoE away day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented poster at the CoE away day in 2014 and 2015 on my PhD research. The conference was attended by researchers, PhD students, MSc students from the CPH centre as well as people from community groups, schools, charities and other health related organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Poster presentation at Europrevent conference (Malaga) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation at the European Society of Cardiology conference Europrevent in Malaga, Spain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Poster presentation by PhD Student Alan McMichael at the 36th annual meeting of the US Society for Medical Decision Making, Miami Florida 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Alan made a poster presentation entitled "Has my patient responded to treatment? The seldom asked question in personalized medicine research"


Alan established a new network of potential collaborators interested in the application of conjoint analysis methods in public health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://smdm.org/meeting/36th-annual-north-american-meeting
 
Description Poster presentation by PhD researcher Christopher Steele at CHANCES Dissemination Workshop, Athens - {CS} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Poster informed audience about the results obtained from analysis of education-T2DM relationship in the ESTHER study.

Future plans made for a publication based on the ESTHER study results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation by PhD researcher Christopher Steele at the Conference for Applied Statistics in Ireland 2014 - {CS} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact My poster presentation at the Conference for Applied Statistics in Ireland (CASI) allowed me several opportunities to discuss my current work and plans for the future with a variety of individuals from different institutions. The event also allowed me to obtain extremely valuable advice from Statisticians including Professor Sir David Cox.

I have been able to use the feedback I obtained to improve the specification of the Statistical model I will be forming as the main component of my PhD research project. Also, as a result of my poster presentation, my presentation skills and confidence presenting to an International audience have improved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.casi.ie/CASI_2014/index.html
 
Description Poster presentation by PhD student at the 36th annual meeting of the US Society for Medical Decision Making (Miami Florida), entitled: Has my patient responded to treatment? The seldom asked question in personalized medicine research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Alan's work attracted considerable interest and he established a new network of potential collaborators.

Alan engaged with senior US academic leaders in the field who have expressed interest in collaborating on the next phase of his work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://smdm.org/meeting/36th-annual-north-american-meeting
 
Description Poster presentations ISBNPA Annual Scientific Meeting 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster sparked discussions about the importance of understanding the determinants of sedentary behaviour with conference delegates.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.isbnpa2015.org/
 
Description Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Dr Synnott will be attending an international conference,the 1st International Conference on Ambient Intelligence for Health (AmIHEALTH 2015), which will be held in Chile December 2015.

Helped inform the next stage of the project to gain further funding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2015
URL http://mami.uclm.es/ucami-iwaal-amihealth-2015/cfp.html
 
Description Presentation Grand Rounds at University (Vanderbilt) - {BH} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards. Increased links between QUB and Vanderbilt University

No notable impacts from meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation World Psychiatric Association Madrid - {DOR} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact presentation followed by lively discussion

not aware of any yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation at Northern Ireland Science Festival (JW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on current reseach led to questions and further contact with interested member of the public - may lead to public participation in research or future undergraduate or research students taking nutrition related courses.

Talk has led to email contact from potential participants in research studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.nisciencefestival.com/
 
Description Presentation of the use of administrative record data in research in Finland at ADRC/CoE seminar series (AK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked lively discussion about register-based research in Finland and in the UK (cross-country comparisons)

Possibility of new research collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://twitter.com/adrc_ni/status/590105751407984641
 
Description Presentation on the migrant mental health project (linkage study) to staff at NICEM (Ciara Close) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Strengthened our existing collaboration with NICEM

Possibility to conduct focus groups among professionals working with migrants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to stakeholders 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented my research to a group of stakeholders through my involvement in the CPH public engagement group. Consisted of a short presentation with opportunities for the audience to ask questions. The audience consisted of people in the healthcare profession, other researchers and carers/patients.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presented at the 'Living with and beyond Prostate cancer conference' - {RON} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact ~200 prostate cancer patients along with their partners/caregivers attended the event to discuss issues associated with a prostate cancer diagnosis including available treatment options, nutrition and physical activity considerations etc.

The conference provides prostate cancer patients with a better understanding and knowledge of the disease and the options available to them after a diagnosis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014
 
Description Presenting to researchers from the University of Malaya - {LM} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked discussions

The visiting researchers used the results presented in our talk to generate new ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Public Health Directorate Business Day 2014 - {EB} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Barrett presented on the Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network at the Public Health Agency, Public Health Directorate Business Day. The event was attended by public health practitioners from across Northern Ireland.

The presentation resulted in requests for further information on the network. The number of public health practitioners who were members of the network also increased after the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Public Health Scientific Conference 2014 - {EB} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Barrett was invited to join the planning committee of the Public Health Agency Annual Scientific Conference which provided input into the organisation of the event. She was also a member of the subgroup responsible for selection of abstracts. The conference was attend by over 100 practitioners and academics from across Northern Ireland.

Presentations generated excellent discussion on important public health priorities and examples of good practice were shared amongst delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Public engagement event Belfast 2013 - {JW} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 people attended an interactive talk about the Mediterranean Diet and the potential health benefits, with discussion afterwards

Attendees requested further information about on-going research as it developed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Publication of report 'CHD Mortality projections to 2020, comparing different policy scenarioos' - (JH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Dr John Hughes published the report 'CHD Mortality projections to 2020, comparing different policy scenarios' in February 2014 on European Heart Network website with subsequent dissemination of results at European conferences and seminars. The project included reviews on policy recommendations for future cardiovascular prevention strategies by representatives of government Departments, commissioning groups, Heart disease charities, general practitioners and leading Academics in nine EU countries.

Final results were forwarded to senior policy makers in each of the participating countries (including Northern Ireland) to inform future heart disease prevention strategies.


The study has enabled the production of a number of comparative papers (at an advanced stage and to be submitted to high ranking journals in the next few months) which provide interesting insight into how NI policies on cardiovascular disease prevention compare to policies in other countries (i.e at both a British Isles and at a wider EU level).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ehnheart.org/euroheart-ii/euroheart-ii-publications/publication/787-chd-mortality-project...
 
Description QUB Staff well-being week - {CR} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Rooney gave a talk about dietary guidelines initiated discussion afterwards

Audience provided positive feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Radio interviews (Childhood obesity) - {CME} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following Dr Claire McEvoy's interview, there was increased media enquiries as a result of the Safefood Childhood Obesity campaign 'Let's take on childhood obesity: one small step at a time'

Being evaluated by Safefood
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description Radio interviews (TEAM-MED) - {CME} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following Dr Claire McEvoy's interview, approximately 300 people requested information about a NPRI funded Mediterranean diet study (TEAM-MED)

16 suitable participants were recruited to take part in a NPRI funded Mediterranean diet study (TEAM-MED)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Randomised Trial Course - {MC} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Approximately 25 researchers attended this 2-day workshop to learn about randomised trials, on 7-8 May 2014 at Riddell Hall Belfast and approximately 30 researchers attended the second running of the workshop in September 2015 at Riddell Hall Belfast.

Some attendees have approached the All-Ireland Hub for Trials Methodology Research for further advice on the conduct of trials and the funding applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Record Linkage Study on the Association Between Early Life Factors and Deliberate Self-harm in Northern Ireland, CoE Away Day - {FT} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A brief outline of my PhD project was presented. The main aim was to outline the objectives of the project. ~50 people attended but there was no time allocated for questions

Discussion with colleagues and research staff concerning the impact of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Research Article for All Island Obesity News bimonthly e-bulletin Vol 6, Jul/Aug 2014 - {CN} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article published in e-bulletin which is disseminated to a variety of readership interested. This article highlighted the effectiveness of weight management interventions in breastfeeding women and linked readers to the published manuscript .

Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Research Article for International Fruit and Vegetable Alliance Aug 2013 - {CN} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Article published which highlighted the effect of fruit and vegetable intake on immune function in older adults

This article generated interest in the full scientific paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Role of research and the development of the new public health framework for NI - {CDHN} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Deputy CMO provided an input at Centre of Excellence in Public Health annual away day regarding research, public health policy and the new public health framework.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description STEMNET Ambassador - {MOD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Various voluntary activities with schools throughout Northern Ireland promoting STEM subjects and careers

schools request STEM ambassadors for various events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
URL http://www.stemnet.org.uk/
 
Description STEMNET Ambassador - {MOR} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We had a stand at a careers evening in secondary schools in Northern Ireland to showcase the work of the Centre for Public Helath and to encourage students to think about taking up a career in science allied to some the broad disciplines in the Centre. I spoke a little about my own career to date and the purpose of my current CRUK fellowship funding. Feedback from the event was positive with students thinking more widely about their future subjects and career prospects.

A teacher (head of biology) had asked for representation from our centre at next year's career's event as the work of the Centre seemed to be well recieved amongst parents, staff and pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description STEMNET- school visit (St Louise's Belfast) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Career networking event

The school asked if students could do a placement at my Research Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School Visit (Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh) - {BH} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions from pupils on STEM subjects in the workplace, in particular the role of maths in health.

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description School Visit (Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh) - {BH} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact workshop inspired questions and discussion on careers in the STEM industry

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description School visit - {JMcC} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk to Schools

Talk to Schools about Careers in Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description School visit (Malahide Community School, Dublin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation to 14 and 15 year old school girls to generate their interest in participating in a research study to study iodine status in Ireland.

I spoke to approximately 200 school girls about the role of iodine for health.
This talk resulted in 65 school girls giving their consent and taking part in the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Scientific article for International Fruit and Vegetable Alliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Article published in the International Fruit and Vegetable Alliance e-newsletter

Generated International interest in the research that was conducted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Secretary and co-organiser of the Belfast Science Cafe (Northern Ireland branch of British Science Associaition) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Secretary of the Northern Ireland Branch of the British Science Association. Co-organiser of Belfast Science Cafe events which involves chairing talks, social media, liaising with presenters, input regarding speakers and venues and set up of the venues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Seminar on 'big data' to the University Connected Health initiative - {DOR} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Seminar related to 'big data' in general and more specifically about the Administrative Data Research Centre. Lots of discussion and questions followed.

Raising knowledge and awareness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Special Interest Group (Systematic review) Introduction to Systematic Review supported by Improving Children's Lives initiative (Convened and chaired by Dr L Dunne and Dr Mark Tully) - {LD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Three training events/workshops were held during 2014 on the topic of Systematic Review. This group brings together academics, researchers and postgraduates with experience or an interest in systematic review methodology with a view to learning from each other and building capacity in this area.

Applications being developed to conduct systematic reviews among SIG members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.improvingchildrenslives.org/Research/ResearchSynthesis/
 
Description Spotlight Article All-island Obesity News, Vol 5 Issue 6 Nov/Dec 2013 {VAW} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The article was published in an e-bulletin which is sent to a wide readership. The article highlighted the evidence gap in preconception weight management, and appropriate amounts of gestational weight gain, and shared information on planned future research within the centre.

Unknown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Study presentation: Oslo, Norway - {AK} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Study presentation at the seminar in mental health of ethnic minorities organised by the National Centre for Minority Health, Oslo, Norway. 24 March 2014 (Dr Justyna Bell)

Increase requests for collaborative, intentional studies in migrant access to mental health services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description TV event for promotion of NICOLA - {DOR} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Question and answer session about the NICOLA study for the main TV station in Northern Ireland

Increased knowledge of and discussion about NICOLA amongst population
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk to Patient and Public Involvement Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was an invited talk to the Public Health Agency's 'Patient and Public Involvement' representatives forum, to outline the Centre of Excellence approach to PPI and demonstrate using examples of ongoing or forthcoming projects. 7 of the 10 members were in attendance.

The PPI reps gave very positive feedback on our approach to date and noted that the quality of our mechanisms for enagaging the public in research. They gave us some further advice on how we might improve engagement with members of the public via the some of the organisations they are involved with. Finally, some of the PPI reps present indicated a willingness to join study steering committees for upcoming trials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/directorate-nursing-and-allied-health-professions/allied-health-pr...
 
Description The Beeson Annual Meeting - San Diego, California, USA - {MOD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The Beeson Annual Meeting is held for Beeson Scholars, mentors and other leaders in academic medicine and aging research to review research progress of Scholars, encourage dissemination of their findings, and enhance development of scholarship and leadership.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.afar.org/events/view/beeson-annual-meeting/
 
Description The Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland Annual Away Day - Regional locations - {MOD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr O'Doherty presented oral and poster presentations throughout the years

Awarded 2nd prize for poster in 2013 - Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
 
Description The Communication - article - {DOR} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Detailed discussion with interviewer

none noted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The TEAM-MED study talk at U3A Newry - {CME} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 10 adults attended a talk given by Dr Claire McEvoy, to raise awareness of the TEAM-MED study (NPRI funded)

Attendees requested further information about the study and 1 person was recruited to take part in the trial.
Information about the study was included in the charity website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Tobacco Presentation at St.Louise's Comprehensive College 2014 - {EB} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 40 pupils attended a presentation on tobacco and the dangers associated with smoking. The presentation provided an introduction to a health promotion module which was part of an AS in Health and Social Care. Students used the information to develop a health promotion activity.

Teachers reported a higher standard of health promotion activity accompanied by better grades as a result of my presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Training courses at CAFRE (Enniskillen Campus) and CAFRE (Greenmount Campus) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 55 farmers attended a training course to learn about the opportunity to income earning capacity of the farm and rural economy.

A knowledge of the benefits of social farming for farmers, farm families and service users lead to increased demand for information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.www.socialfarmingacrossborders.org
 
Description Transforming Your Care - {CDHN} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Prompted discussions between policymakers and researchers.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description UKCRC Centres for Public Health Excellence Annual Conference - {AW} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Aisling Wright presented a poster on peer led physical activity: a systematic review.

Networking with similar like-minded researchers from different centers across the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description UKCRC Conference Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented at the UKCRC Conference the findings of my published paper 'Use of a Use of an Employment Advisory Service by Cancer Survivors'. The conference was held at the University of Edinburgh. The presentation was in the form of the innovative pecha kutcha with a questions from the audience at the end of the session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence Annual Conference - Various national locations - {MOD} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr O'Doherty presented individual projects from CHANCES and Personal Fellowship to colleagues/peers from throughout the UK from the various UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence.

Dr O'Doherty delivered an oral presentation at a parallel session during the annual conference in 2013 - Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
 
Description Volunteer at Northern Ireland Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Assisted with the running of events, talks and science related activities. This enabled me to talk to the public about science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Volunteer at WHO Health Enhancing Physical Activity Conference (HEPA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Assisted with the running of the conference. Included setting up the rooms and presentations, guiding delegates to the rooms, registering delegates and general activities to ensure the smooth running of the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description WHO HEPA Europe Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I presented a talk entitled "Promoting Walking in Older Adults Living in Independent Living Communities in Northern Ireland: A Feasibility Study" at one of the conference parallel sessions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.hepaeurope2016.eu
 
Description World Health Organisation HEPA Europe Conference - chair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I was chair of the organizing committee for the World Health Organisation Health Enhancing Physical Activity Conference,in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 300 delegates attended a three day conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.hepaeurope2016.eu/
 
Description international nutrition conference - {AMG} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alanna McGrath presented a poster presentation

generated constructive feedback for further research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013