The PublicHealth@Cambridge network is a multi-disciplinary community for public health research across Cambridge.

“Public health is the science and art of promoting and protecting the health and well-being of whole populations, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society.”

Funding opportunities from the NIHR

The NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme funds research into evaluation of public health interventions, looking at benefits, costs, acceptability and wider impacts of non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce health inequalities. The Programme is multi-disciplinary and covers a broad range of interventions that improve public health. Commissioned calls […]

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Over simplification leads to mixed messages

An editorial in Nature (22nd May 2013) highlights the risks of  oversimplifying science for the sake of a clear public-health message. The article cites sodium intake, extreme exercise, and obesity as examples in which the mixed messages from scientific research confuse the public and medical professionals and can undermine public health efforts, and argues that using […]

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PublicHealth@Cambridge Research Network Launched

The University of Cambridge public health research Network PublicHealth@Cambridge was formally launched on Monday March 25th 2013, drawing together expertise in all aspects of population health across the arts, humanities, social and physical sciences, technology and biomedicine. At the Sainsbury Laboratory in the University Botanical Gardens, more than 100 participants from around Cambridge gathered to […]

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‘Robust Hospitals’ film released

A University of Cambridge research project to devise and test refurbishment strategies to improve energy efficiency and resilience of NHS hospital buildings has released their key findings in the new ‘Robust Hospitals’ film. The NHS generates some 18 millions tons of carbon and carbon dioxide per annum, around 30% of public sector emissions, of which […]

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Want to know more about crowd-sourcing?

The Cambridge Digital Humanities Network is organising a small workshop for researchers at Cambridge University who are interested in exploring crowdsourcing methods in more detail or sharing their experiences with crowdsourcing with other colleagues. Speakers on the day include Stuart Dunn from King’s College London Department of Digital Humanities and Anne Alexander from CRASSH and […]

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Cambridge named Centre for Global Health Research

The Wellcome Trust has named the University of Cambridge as the site of one of its five Centres for Global Health Research, to which it is committing more than £3m over the next five years.   As well as helping public health and tropical medicine researchers develop their careers, the new centres will foster links […]

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