‘Public Health: Plymouth Priorities’ aims to better understand the barriers and facilitators to doing public health research in Plymouth.
Leaders from Plymouth’s Public Health Department and the University’s Institute of Health Research supported the project based on the belief that current research could be enhanced through better joint working. Through gathering key stakeholder views of the best options we now have a set of ideas about how to carry out more cohesive and effective public health research and related work in Plymouth.
Cath Quinn (Senior Research Fellow, University of Plymouth) who leads the NIHR project, says she has been struck by the shared motivation of public health practitioners in the local authority, university researchers, as well as many others working in the city, to carry out research together in order to address inequalities in the city.
As we come to the end of this brief study this discussion forum is being held which is open to all with an interest in public health evaluation, research and analysis across the city. Through this we will share the early results and discuss which ideas are most important to progress.
Contact Caroline Quinn, Research Administrator (email@example.com), to receive joining information or enquire further.