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DECIPHer is a strategic partnership between Cardiff, Bristol and Swansea Universities. The Centre is directed by Professor Simon Murphy and co-directed by Professor Rona Campbell and Professor Ronan Lyons.

Director

School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
029 208 79144

Co-Directors

School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol
+44 (0)117 928 7363
Centre for Health Information, Research and Evaluation, Swansea University
+44 (0)1792 513484

  • Cardiff
  • Bristol
  • Swansea

Cardiff

Cardiff University LogoDECIPHer at Cardiff University is a multi- and inter-disciplinary group that focuses on the development and pragmatic evaluation of sustainable complex interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people, and reduce health inequalities. Strong collaborative relationships with policy and practice maximise the relevance, innovation, translation and impact of DECIPHer’s research both nationally and internationally.

Centre Director

School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
029 208 79144

Academic staff

Director of Health Improvement PHW and DECIPHer Collaborator
+44 (0)29 2087 9609
Research Associate - Community Trials
029 225 10090
Professor and Hon. Consultant in Dental Public Health
Professor of Medical Statistics
Professor of Primary Care
Research Associate
029 208 70099
Senior Lecturer in Social Science and Health
029 208 79679
Professor of Health Sciences Research
Public Involvement Officer
02920 687 218
WISE Research Assistant
(029) 20 875 360
Professor of Operational Research
Research Associate, Public Health Improvement Research Network
029 208 75184
Research Associate
029 225 10083
Professor of Medical Statistics and Trial Design
Youth Worker
029 208 70285
Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health
+44 29207 45490
Research Associate
029 225 10088
DECIPHer - CASCADE Research Associate
029 225 10098
Research Associate
029 225 10097
Research Associate
029 206 87908
Research Associate
+44 29208 79876
Research Fellow
029 208 75387
Professor, Applied Clinical Research
Professor of Social Marketing
Involving Young People Research Officer
School Health Research Network Manager
029 20 874 739
Associate Director, South East Wales Trials Unit
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Research Fellow in Public Health
029 20 870 216
Vice-Dean of Innovation & Engagement, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Professor of Dental Public Health
Research Associate
029 225 10082
Research Fellow
029 20 687 912
Professor, Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
CHARMING Research Assistant
029 225 10091
Lecturer in Public Health
029 20 687 054
Research Associate
029 225 10085

Administrative support

WISE Administrator
Research Network Administrator
+44 29 20 876638
Knowledge Exchange and Research Coordinator
029 225 10089
Centre Manager
+44 (0)29 208 79052
PA and Executive Officer
029 225 10094
Clerical Assistant
029 225 10093

PhD students

High caffeine energy drinks: Prevalence and Opportunities for interventions
+44 29225 10175
Healthy Eating and Lifestyle in Pregnancy (HELP): an evaluation of the effect of a pregnancy weight management intervention on maternal and baby outcomes at 2 years following birth
Pupil Engagement in Research and Intervention Development in Primary Schools
Exploring the use of electronic-cigarettes among young people in Wales: mixed method case-study research
029 225 10092
Understanding perceptions and utilisation of school-level tailored health profiles from a complex systems perspective: a mixed methods evaluation
029 225 10088
Understanding Secondary Effects of Parental Alcohol Use on Young People’s Health and Educational Outcomes
029 255 10081
Development of a new school-based intervention to prevent youth alcohol, tobacco and drug use
029 208 79161
Understanding the Role of Schools in Students’ Self-harming Behaviours: Developing System-level Prevention and Intervention
02920 874 160
Development of Methodological Guidance for the Coproduction of Health Interventions: Targeting wellbeing in secondary schools to prevent mental health issues
Developing ecological-systems approaches to infant feeding policy
029 225 10082
Promoting the utilization of health improvement evidence by schools: Knowledge Translation (KT) intervention development in Welsh secondary schools
How does the transition to secondary school shape young people’s mental health and wellbeing? Informing the development of a theoretically-driven intervention
029 225 10087
Peer moderating and mediating effects upon parent-child relationships, school connectedness and adolescent substance use
029 225 10080

Bristol

DECIPHer at the University of Bristol is a multi- and inter- disciplinary research group with particular interests in: preventing harm from multiple risk behaviours in children and young people; schools as a setting for health promotion; obesity prevention and the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating; promoting sexual health; preventing substance misuse; and suicide prevention and promoting emotional wellbeing.

Centre Co-Director

Professor of Public Health Research
+44 (0)117 928 7363

Academic staff

Senior Research Associate in Mixed Methods
+44 (0) 117 928 7223
Professor in Clinical Epidemiology
Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Lecturer in Public Health Research
Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine
+44 (0) 117 928 7318
Trial Coordinator - NAP SACC UK
+44 (0) 117 928 7308
Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health
Professor of Epidemiology
Research Assistant, NAP SACC
Professor of Epidemiology and Drug Misuse
Consultant Senior Lecturer in Genitourinary Medicine
Professor of Paediatric Physical Activity and Public Health
Acting Bristol Centre Co-Director and Research Fellow
Professor of Epidemiology
NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Professor in Clinical Epidemiology and Primary Care
Reader in Physical Activity and Public Health
Walk to Work Study Manager
Head of HSR Division and Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology
Professor of Medical Statistics
Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health Research
Research Assistant in Public Health

Administrative support

DECIPHer Administrator
+44 (0)117 3314566

PhD students

Youth mentoring: factors influencing effectiveness of youth mentoring programmes and assessment of outcomes
An exploration of the relationship between multiple risk behaviour and health inequalities in young adulthood

Swansea

swansea-universityDECIPHer at Swansea University is a multi- and inter- disciplinary group with particular expertise in the use of linked administrative data for population research. DECIPHer researchers at Swansea University focus on the interrelationship of health and education, with a special interest in physical activity, injury, mental health, and spatial research. The group has expertise in data mining to understand complex relationships in multiple data sources, and works in partnership with local schools and services to develop policy-relevant interventions.

Centre Co-Director

Clinical Professor of Public Health
+44 (0)1792 513484

Academic staff

Professor of Public Health Informatics
Associate Professor in Epidemiology
Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist in Swansea
Associate Professor in Epidemiology
Lecturer in Statistics and Mathematical Modelling

Administrative support

Secretarial Assistant
+44 (0)1792 513485
Personal Assistant to Professor Ronan Lyons

PhD students

Does the relative density of fast food outlets near to schools affect childhood obesity?
Individual and community led activity programmes in school children
Phase 1-interventions for Childhood Obesity (PICO) 
Identifying risk factors for unintentional house fire incidents, injuries and deaths