Welcome to SPHR@cam.
The aim of our research is to strengthen evidence and understanding for better decision-making on the social and environmental factors that determine public health.
Established in April 2012, SPHR@cam forms part of the wider NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR), comprised of eight UK universities and research centres of excellence.
As outlined in 2010’s White Paper Healthy Lives, Health People, the management of public health has radically shifted to local government and communities, enabling them to work together to improve health throughout people’s lives, reduce inequalities and focus on the local population’s needs.
SPHR@cam’s multidisciplinary team boasts extensive expertise within local government and research in fields including ageing, housing, obesity, alcohol, the environment, transport, inequalities, smoking, community development and citizenship.