The NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme has two boards of experts who play an important role in assessing our outline and full proposals and identifying topics for research. The Programme Advisory Board (PAB) advises on the identification and prioritisation of research topics and researcher-led outline proposals based on public health importance. Those successful applicants, and all commissioned outline proposals, are assessed by the Research Funding Board (RFB) based on their scientific quality, feasibility, and value for money.
Professor Martin White
Professor Martin White is Programme Leader in the UKCRC Centre for Diet & Activity Research (CEDAR) in the MRC Epidemiology Unit & at the University of Cambridge. He holds a visiting chair at Newcastle University.
His other roles include co-investigator in the Department of Health’s Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC) and in the NIHR School for Public Health Research. He is a member of the MRC's Population Health Sciences Group and Public Health Intervention Development (PHIND) research funding panel. He is President-elect of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM).
Professor Frank Kee
Professor Kee is Director of the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Research Northern Ireland and Deputy Director for the Centre for Public Health in Queens University. The research scope of the Centre of Excellence
Our board members
Programme Advisory Board (PAB)
|Professor Martin White ||Programme Leader, MRC Epidemiology Unit & UKCRC Centre for Diet & Activity Research (CEDAR), University of Cambridge|
|Ms Mary Black||Assistant Director of Public Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement, Public Health Agency Northern Ireland|
|Dr Simon Ellis|
Associate Director, Centre for Public Health
|Professor Kevin Fenton||National Director for Health & Wellbeing, Public Health England|
|Dr Felix Greaves||Deputy Director of Science and Strategic Information, Public Health England|
|Mr Richard Hindley||Public Board member|
|Mr Philip Insall||Director, Insall & Coe|
|Mrs Rachel Johns||Deputy Director - Service Delivery (North Region), Public Health England|
|Mr Scott Lloyd||Health Improvement Commissioning Lead, Redcar &Cleveland Borough Council|
|Mr Jason Lowther||Director of Strategy, Birmingham City Council|
|Mr Jim McManus||Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council|
|Ms Dorothy May ||Pubic Board member |
|Mr Darren Mepham||Chief Executive, Bridgend County Borough Council|
|Professor Eugene Milne||Director of Public Health, Newcastle City Council|
|Professor Jane Moore||Director of Public Health, Coventry City Council|
|Dr Vicci Owen-Smith||Clinical Director (Public Health), NHS Stockport CCG|
|Dr Harry Rutter||Senior Clinical Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|Mrs Angela Scott||Chief Executive, Aberdeen City Council|
|Ms Bridget Strong||Community Partnership Lead, Mind to Mind|
|Dr Jo Whaley||Public Engagement Manager for Learning Disability, NHS England|
|Ms Kim Wright||Group Director, Neighbourhoods and Housing, London Borough of Hackney Council|
Research Funding Board (RFB)
|Professor Martin White||Programme Leader, MRC Epidemiology Unit & UKCRC Centre for Diet & Activity Research (CEDAR), University of Cambridge|
|Professor Frank Kee||Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI) Queen’s University Belfast|
|Professor Peymane Adab||Professor of Public Health, University of Birmingham|
|Professor Karl Atkin||Senior Lecturer in Ethnicity and Health, University of York|
|Professor Linda Bauld||Professor of Health Policy and Dean of Research, University of Stirling|
|Dr Adrian Barker||Public Member|
|Professor Rona Campbell||Professor of Public Health Research, University of Bristol|
|Professor Christopher Bonell||Professor of Public Health Sociology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|Dr Charlotte Clark||Reader in Environmental & Mental Health Epidemiology, Barts & The London School of Medicine|
|Mr Ian Copley||Public Member|
|Professor Adam Fletcher||Senior Lecturer in Social Science and Health, Cardiff University|
|Professor David French||Professor of Health Psychology, University of Manchester|
|Dr Felix Greaves||Deputy Director, Science and Strategic Information, Public Health England|
|Professor Matthew Hickman||Professor in Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Bristol|
|Professor Kate Hunt||Senior Research Scientist, University of Glasgow|
|Professor Russell Jago||Professor of Paediatric Physical Activity & Public Health,University of Bristol|
|Professor Andy Jones||Professor of Public Health, University of East Anglia|
|Professor Eileen Kaner||Professor of Public Health Research, Newcastle University|
|Dr Emma McIntosh||Reader in Health Economics of Public Health, University of Glasgow|
|Professor Stephen Morris||Professor of Health Economics, University College London|
|Professor Christopher Owen||Reader in Epidemiology, St George’s University of London|
|Professor Toby Prevost||Professor of Medical Statistics, King’s College London|
|Dr Sarah Salway||Senior Research Fellow, School of Health & Related Research, University of Sheffield|
|Professor Amanda Sowden||Deputy Director, Centre for Reviews & Dissemination, University of York|
|Professor Robert West||Professor of Biostatistics, University of Leeds|
|Professor Lucy Yardley||Professor of Health Psychology, University of Southampton|
Our community of reviewers play a vital part in maintaining and improving the quality of the PHR Programme projects and outputs. They are sought from a variety of fields, including from those who work in and use NHS services.
To demonstrate our gratitude to our reviewers and acknowledge the important work they do for the programme the names of past year’s reviewers are listed on our website. Please click the link below to access the list:
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