DECIPHer: Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement
DECIPHer is a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence.
DECIPHer brings 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 wellbeing of children and young people. The Centre engages strongly with policy, practice and public user communities as our stakeholders, to translate the research results into practical outcomes.
DECIPHer is led by Professor Rona Campbell, University of Bristol, in a strategic partnership with colleagues at Cardiff University, led by Professor Simon Murphy, and Swansea University, led by Professor Ronan Lyons.
- Blog: For the second year running, DECIPHer has taken part in the Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme, which provides students with paid research placements within the university. Emily Lowthian, who has worked with us for eight weeks, has written about her time here in the latest blog. Read it here.
- News: A new DECIPHer study, NAPSACC, aims to address child obesity by increasing physical activity and improving diet in pre-school children. Read more about it here. You can also listen to Dr. Ruth Kipping talking about the study on BBC Radio Bristol here (starts from 1hr 49).
- Publication: New research led by DECIPHer PhD student Harriet Batista has been published in BMC Public Health. 'Barriers and facilitators to HPV vaccination of young women in high-income countries: a qualitative systematic review and evidence synthesis' is available, open access, here.