University of Cambridge is one of eight leading academic centres with excellence in applied public health research which make up the NIHR School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR). The NIHR SPHR aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice. The School’s research looks at what works practically to improve population health and reduce health inequalities, which can be applied across the country and meets the needs of policymakers, practitioners and the public.
From April 2017 to March 2022 the NIHR SPHR will focus its research on public mental health, places and communities, and children, young people and families.
The NIHR School for Public Health Research is a partnership between the Universities of Sheffield; Bristol; Cambridge; Imperial; and University College London; The London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); LiLaC – a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster; and Fuse – The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health a collaboration between Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities.