School of Health in Social Science

The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy

SCPHRP’s vision is to develop Scotland as a leader in public-health intervention research for equitable health improvement through catalysing strong researcher/research-user collaborations that ensure timely, robust, policy relevant research that is created with – and used by - key decision-makers.

About us

We are The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP), established 2008. We were was co-funded by The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) until July 2018, and are based within the University of Edinburgh. SCPHRP was established to encourage and facilitate collaborations between all sectors of the public health community in Scotland.

Our core objectives are:

  • To identify key areas of opportunity for developing novel public health interventions that equitably address major health problems in Scotland, and move those forward.
  • To foster collaboration between government, researchers and the public health community to develop a national programme of intervention development, large-scale implementation and robust evaluation.
  • Build capacity within the public health community for collaborative research of the highest quality, with maximum impact on policies, programs and practice

Our work

SCPHRP’s vision is to develop Scotland as a leader in public-health intervention research for equitable health improvement through catalysing strong researcher/research-user collaborations that ensure timely, robust, policy relevant research that is created with – and used by - key decision-makers. Four key areas of activity have been identified for achieving SCPHRP’s aim to develop Scotland as a leader in intervention research for equitable health improvement:

  • Working Group Activites
  • Staff and Fellow Activities
  • Capacity Building
  • Knowledge Translation & Communication

Projects

See what projects we have been involved with and working on.

Updates

See the recent updates from SCPHRP and read our latest bulletin.
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Dr Ruth Jepson Director Dr Jan Pringle Research Fellow
Dr Yvonne Laird Research Fellow Dr Larry Doi Research Fellow
Dr. Glenna Nightingale Research Fellow 20mph project Jillian Manner Research Assistant
Kieran Turner Research Assistant 20mph project Gosaye Kaba PhD Research Student
Audrey Buelo PhD Student Kathleen Morrison PhD Student

 

 
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