PHRC Phase 1 (2005-2011) Projects

The following projects, under the first phase of the PHRC research programme (2005-2011), have been completed. For full details and reports of each project, please click on the project title.


What scope is there for averting the adverse health effects of obesity? Investigating the role of physical activity

  • Principal Investigator: Chris Power, Institute of Child Health, UCL
  • Duration: August 2009 - March 2011 (20 months)

Using qualitative research to inform interventions to reduce smoking in pregnancy in England: a systematic review of qualitative studies

  • Principal Investigator: Hilary Graham, York
  • Duration: March 2010 - March 2011 (13 months)

What scope is there for averting the adverse health effects of obesity? Investigating the role of physical activity

  • Principal Investigator: Chris Power, Institute of Child Health, UCL
  • Duration: August 2009 - March 2011 (20 months)

The process and impact of change in school food policy on food and nutrient intake both in and outside of school
  • Principal Investigator: Ashley Adamson, Newcastle
  • Duration: July 2007 - March 2011 (46 months)

Tobacco Control, Inequalities in Health and Action at the Local Level in England

  • Principal Investigator: Amanda Amos, Edinburgh
  • Duration: April 2010 - December 2010 (11 months)

Obesity in ethnic minority children and adolescents: developing acceptable parent and child-based interventions in schools and places of worship

  • Principal Invesitgator: Seeromanie Harding, Glasgow
  • Duration: February 2008 - December 2010 (35 months)

PEAR: Our Voices, Our Health (Young People's Public Health Reference Group)

  • PHRC Lead: Catherine Shaw, NCB
  • Duration: November 2005 - November 2010 (61 months)

An Economic Model of Adult Smoking Related Costs and Consequences for England

  • Principal Investigator: Chris Godfrey, York
  • Duration: August 2007 - July 2010 (36 months)

Will policies for the early years reduce inequalities in health? A synthesis of evidence to inform policy development, using the examples of unintentional injury and childcare.

  • Principal Investigator: Catherine Law, Institute of Child Health, UCL
  • Duration: September 2007 - February 2010 (30 months)

Evaluating the Impact of Picture Health Warnings on Cigarette Packets

  • Principal Investigator: Heather Wardle, NatCen
  • Duration: June 2008 - September 2009 (16 months)

Evaluation of Smokefree England: a Longitudinal, Qualitative Study

  • Principal Investigator: Stephen Platt, Edinburgh
  • Duration: April 2007 - March 2009 (24 months)

A Review of Young People and Smoking in England

  • Principal Investigator: Amanda Amos, Edinburgh
  • Duration: August 2008 - January 2009 (6 months)

How do young people engage with food branding?

  • Principal Investigator: Martine Stead, Stirling
  • Duration: January 2007 - December 2008 (24 months)

Estimating the Costs to the NHS of Smoking in Pregnancy for Pregnant Women and Infants

  • Principal Investigator: Chris Godfrey, York
  • Duration: August 2007 - November 2008 (16 months)

A Systematic Review of the Effects of Price on the Smoking Behaviour of Young People

  • Principal Investigator: Nigel Rice, York
  • Duration: April 2007 - September 2008 (18 months)

Helping chronically ill or disabled people into work: what can we learn from international comparative analyses?

  • Principal Investigator: Margaret Whitehead, University of Liverpool
  • Commenced: October 2006 - September 2008 (24 months)

Tackling inequalities through the social determinants of health: Building the evidence base.

  • Principal Investigator: Mark Petticrew, LSHTM
  • Duration: October 2006 - August 2007 (11 months)

Scoping review on evaluation of Healthy Start.

  • Principal Investigator: Mary Renfrew, York
  • Duration: September 2006 - May 2007 (9 months)

The changing social patterning of obesity: an analysis to inform practice and policy development.

  • Principal Investigator: Martin White, Cambridge
  • Duration: January 2006 - December 2006 (12 months)

National Tobacco Control Policies: do they have a Differential Social Impact?

  • Principal Investigator: Gerard Hastings, Stirling
  • Duration: November 2005 - October 2006 (12 months)

Shiftwork and health: a systematic review.

  • Principal Investigator: Mark Petticrew, LSHTM
  • Duration: October 2005 - September 2006 (12 months)

Assessing the challenges of applying standard methods of economic evaluation to public health programmes.

  • Principal Investigator: Mike Drummond, York
  • Duration: October 2005 - June 2006 (9 months)