DECIPHer aims to conduct research that will lead to measurable improvements in the health of children and young people, and identifies policies and interventions that are readily adopted, implemented and maintained.

Building on the success of its first five years, the principal objectives of DECIPHer in its second five years of funding will be to develop and ensure the long term sustainability of Centre as:

  1. A platform for internationally excellent multidisciplinary research in the development and evaluation of complex interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people, and address health inequalities;
  2. An internationally excellent environment for multidisciplinary public health improvement research career development;
  3. A focal point in Wales and the South West of England for collaboration between academia, policy, practice and the public in public health improvement research that will maximise its relevance, innovation, translation and impact.