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DECIPHer – Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement

Introduction

The Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) is one of five new UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence.

DECIPHer will bring together leading experts from a range of disciplines to tackle public health issues such as diet and nutrition, physical activity; and alcohol, tobacco and drugs, with a particular focus on developing and evaluating multi-level interventions that will have an impact on the health and well-being of children and young people. The Centre will engage strongly with policy, practice and public user communities to translate the research results into practical outcomes.

The Centre is led by Professor Laurence Moore, Director of the Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics (CISHE), School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University in a strategic partnership with colleagues at the University of Bristol, led by Professor Rona Campbell at the Department of Social Medicine, and Swansea University, led by Professor Ronan Lyons from CHIRAL.

DECIPHer is part of a £20 million investment into public health research, funded by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) comprising the Economic & Social Research Council, The British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Medical Research Council.


Aims of Project

The ultimate aim of the DECIPHer Centre is to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people through public health improvement research.

The overall mission is that:

DECIPHer will work in partnership to improve capacity to undertake methodologically innovative multidisciplinary research with a focus on the development and evaluation of complex interventions and policies with the goal of achieving sustainable improvements in the health and well being of children and young people.




Funder

UK Clinical Research Collaboration. Centre for the development and evaluation of complex interventions for public health improvement. (Moore L, Campbell R, Lyons R, Murphy S, Butler C, Elwyn G, Gunnell D, Hickman M, Donovan J).

Project Value

£5,000,000

Duration

2008-2013

Additional Information

For further information: http://www.decipher.uk.net

For a full list of projects at the Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/socsi/cishe/pages/projects.html