A number of our group members also work on research outside of palliative and end of life care. We believe this helps enrich both palliative and end of life care research and those external fields. This page lists such ‘other’ projects on which we are co-PIs or key contributors.
Social factors, biological outcomes and health inequalities
This project explores the relationship between social processes and factors and biological outcomes, with particular reference to health inequalities. It is a collaboration with colleagues from the Institute of Public Health. Read more here.
Manchester Water Fluoridation (the Catfish Study)
Evaluation of a water fluoridation scheme in Cumbria. Collaboration with the University of Manchester. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research. Read more here.
Theories and techniques of behaviour change
Developing a methodology for designing and evaluating theory-based complex interventions: an ontology for linking behaviour change techniques to theory. Collaboration with UCL. Funded by the Medical Research Council. Read more here.
Uptake of NICE public health guidelines
A study of the uptake of NICE public health guidelines in local authorities. Collaboration with UCL. Funded by ESRC.
Evidence-based medicine meets democracy: the role of evidence-based public health guidelines in local government. Journal of Public Health 2017; 39(4):678–684, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdx002
Atkins L, Kelly MP, Littleford C et al. Reversing the pipeline? Implementing public health evidence-based guidance in english local government. Implementation Science 2017; 12(63). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-017-0589-5
From the National Health Service to local government: perceptions of public health transition in England. Public Health 2019; 174:11-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2019.05.016
Evaluating evidence in medicine
A project on the evaluation of evidence in medicine. Collaboration between UCL and the Universities of Kent and Amsterdam. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Read more here.
The Human Behaviour-Change Project
This project builds on the science of behaviour change for complex intervention development. Collaboration with UCL and the University of Aberdeen. Funded by the Wellcome Trust. Read more here.
Is 20 plenty for health?
Evaluates the impact of 20mph speed limit networks in Edinburgh and Belfast on a range of public health outcomes. Collaboration with the Universities of Edinburgh, Queens Belfast, Exeter, Bristol and the University of East Anglia. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research. Read more here.
Policy Research Unit in Behavioural Science
The Policy Research Unit in Behavioural Science is a collaboration with UCL and the Universities of Newcastle and Warwick. Funded by the National Institute of Health Research. Read more here.