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Professor Richard Hobbs and members of the School for Primary Care Research would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the School for Public Health Research on the successful renewal of contract which was announced by the NIHR yesterday. We would also like to extend our congratulations to Professor Ashley Adamson who has been appointed as Director for the School's second five-year term.

Following an open competition, the membership of the School for Public Health Research from 1 April 2017 to 30 March 2022 is confirmed as:

  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • Fuse - Research collaboration between Newcastle University, Durham University, Northumbria University, University of Sunderland and Teesside University
  • Imperial College London
  • LiLaC – Research collaboration between the University of Liverpool and University of Lancaster
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • University of Sheffield
  • University College London (UCL)

Professor Ashley Adamson has been appointed as Director for the School’s second five-year term.

The School was established in April 2012 to bring together leading academic centres in England demonstrating excellence in public health research and complement other NIHR funding streams. It aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice including what works practically to improve population health and reduce health inequalities and can be applied across the country to better meet the needs of policymakers, practitioners and the public.

The focus of the School is to continue to have a positive impact on public health, policy, practice and capacity building. It will also continue to integrate with the public health landscape including Public Health England.

Funding of £20.5 million over five years is available to support the School.