People

Executive Team

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Doctor Rhiannon Evans

Senior Lecturer, Social Science and Health
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Doctor Jemma Hawkins

Senior Lecturer
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Doctor Sara Jones

Centre Manager
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Professor Graham Moore

Deputy Director; Reader in Social Sciences and Health
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Doctor Kelly Morgan

Research Fellow
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Professor Simon Murphy

Director of DECIPHer; Professor in Social Interventions and Health, Cardiff University
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Doctor Honor Young

Senior Lecturer

Investigators

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Doctor Julie Bishop

Director of Health Improvement/Consultant in Public Health
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Joan Roberts

Manager, School Health Research Network
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Professor Amanda Robinson

Professor of Criminology and Deputy Head of School
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Professor Mike Robling

Director of Population Health Trials
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Doctor Jeremy Segrott

Lecturer in Public Health
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Doctor James White

Reader in Public Health / Deputy Director of Population Health Trials

Academic staff

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Lianna Angel

Research Associate
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Doctor Rebecca Anthony

Research Associate
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Doctor Rachel Brown

Research Associate
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Doctor Kelly Buckley

Research Associate
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Doctor Lauren Copeland

Research Associate
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Danielle Couturiaux

Research Assistant
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Amy Edwards

Research Assistant
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Doctor Gillian Hewitt

Research Associate
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Doctor Hannah Littlecott

Research Fellow
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Doctor Sara Long

Research Fellow
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Emily Lowthian

Research Associate
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Doctor Sarah MacDonald

Research Associate
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Doctor Nicholas Page

Research Associate
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Bethan Pell

Research Associate -
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Jordan Van Godwin

Research Assistant

Professional Services

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Lindsey Allan

Administrator/PA to Graham Moore
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Matthew Davies

Research Administrator
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Peter Gee

Public Involvement Officer
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Sophie Jones

Sessional Youth Worker
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Zoё Macdonald

Administration Manager
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Clare Olson

Publicity Officer
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Kim Sheppard

Clerical Assistant
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Nicola Trigg

SAFE Administrative Assistant

PhD Students

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Amy Simpson

Engaging low-income families in school-based health interventions: The How, When and Why of Food and Fun Clubs in Wales
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Caitlyn Donaldson

Engaging low-income families in school-based health interventions: The How, When and Why of Food and Fun Clubs in Wales
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Ed Janes

Caring Lives: What do children who look after family members need to thrive: A realist investigation
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Stephen Jennings

Pupil Engagement in Research and Intervention Development in Primary Schools
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Emily Lowthian

Understanding the secondary harms of parental substance use on children’s school outcomes
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Rachel May-Morris

The role of schools in supporting social relationships to improve school engagement, wellbeing and substance use outcomes among young people in care: A mixed methods study.
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Emma Noble

The normalisation of adolescent digital dating abuse
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Rachel Parker

Understanding the Role of Schools in Students’ Self-harming Behaviours: Developing System-level Prevention and Intervention
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Hayley Reed

The Development of Methodological Guidance for the Coproduction of School-Based Health Interventions
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Lorna Stabler

What are siblings' lived experiences of providing kinship care? Identifying pathways to improving kinship care outcomes

Collaborators

Professor Linda Bauld, Bruce and John Usher Chair of Public Health, Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Doctor Vashti Berry, Senior Research Fellow, NIHR CLAHRC, South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC), Child Health

Maria Boffey, Head of Operations, Fostering Network

Professor Chris Bonell, Professor of Public Health, Sociology & Social Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Doctor Paulina Bravo, Associate Professor, Director of Research and Doctoral Programme, Pontificia Universidad

Professor Rona Campbell, Professor of Public Health Research and Head of the Centre for Public Health Research, Bristol Medical School, Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol

Suzanne Cass, Chief Executive, ASH Wales Cymru

Professor Stephan Collishaw, Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Personal Chair, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Ruth Conway, Deputy Director for Support for Learners Division, Welsh Government, Education Directorate

Doctor Alisha Davies, Head of Research and Development, Public Health Wales

Professor Dr. Med Freia De Bock, Head of Early Prevention and Health Promotion, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University

Professor Adrian Edwards, Professor of General Practice and Co-Director, Division of Population Medicine. Cardiff University; Director of Prime Centre Wales.

Doctor Adam Fletcher, Head of BHF Cymru, British Heart Foundation

Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
Exeter University

Professor Mark Hadfield, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Janine Hale, Principle Research Officer Health, Welsh Government

Professor Paul Harper, Director of the Data Innovation Research Institute, Professor of Operational Research, School of Mathematics, School of Mathematics, Cardiff University

Professor Matt Hickman, Professor in Public Health and Epidemiology; Head of Population Health Sciences; Deputy Director of Bristol Medical School at University of Bristol

Professor Kerry Hood, Professor of Trials and the Director, UKCRC Registered Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University; Senior Research Leader and mentor, Health and Care Research Wales

Doctor Emma Howarth, Senior Research Associate for the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research Care (CLAHRC), Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge

Doctor David Humphreys, Associate Professor in Evidence-based Intervention and Policy Evaluation, Oxford University

Doctor Jo Inchley, Assistant Director, Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit
School of Medicine, University of St Andrews

Professor Russell Jago, Professor of Paediatric Physical Activity and Public Health, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

Professor Ann John, Professor in Public Health and Psychiatry, Swansea University Medical School.

Professor Frank Kee, Director, UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Research (NI), Deputy Director for the Centre for Public Health
Queens University Belfast

Doctor Judi Kidger, Senior Research Fellow in Public Health, Bristol Medical School, Population Health Sciences

Doctor Ruth Kipping, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Bristol University

Professor Stef Kremers, Professor of Health Promotion, Department of Health Promotion, School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism (NUTRIM), Maastricht University

Professor James Lewis, Co-Lead and Academic Director of YLab, Cardiff University

Professor Steve Martin, Director, Wales Centre for Public Policy, Cardiff University

Professor Lisa McDaid, Programme Leader, Social Relationships and Health Improvement, MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit
Director – Transdisciplinary Research for the Improvement of yoUth Mental Public Health (TRIUMPH) Network
MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow

Mary-Ann McKibben, PHW Consultant in Public Health, Health Improvement Division, Public Health Wales

Professor G.J. Melendez-Torres, Health Economist and Head of Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG), University of Exeter Medical School

Professor Laurence Moore, Director, MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow

Professor Simon Moore, Co-Director, Crime and Security Research Institute
Crime and Security Research Institute, Cardiff University

Doctor Charlotte Overgaard, Associate Professor, Public Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark

Professor Shantini Paranjothy, Professor of Preventative Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Professor Jonathan Pettigrew, Professor, Human Communication
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University

Jon Rae, Director of Resources, Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA)

Professor Eva Rehfuess, Professor of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians, Universitat Munchen

Doctor Frances Rice, Reader of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Doctor Gill Richardson, Assistant Director of Policy, Research and International Development, Public Health Wales

Doctor Anette Schulz, Senior Consultant and Schools for Health in Europe Network Manager, University College South Denmark

Professor Jonathan Scourfield, Professor of Social Work, Specialist policy adviser, Welsh Government, Deputy Director, CASCADE,  Deputy Director of the research partner, What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care.

Professor John Shepherd, Emeritus Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Emeritus Professor at the University’s Crime and Security Research Institute.

Professor Danny Smith, Professor of Psychiatry (Mental Health & Wellbeing)
Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow

Professor Chris Taylor, Professor of Education Policy, Co-Director of the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Doctor Richard Thurston, Deputy Chief Social Research Officer Education
Welsh Government

Professor Mark Tully, Professor of Public Health, Director Institute of Mental Health Sciences and lead for Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network
School of Health Sciences, Ulster University

Professor Stephanie van Goozen, Director Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute
School of Psychology, Cardiff University

Graham Williams, Deputy Director Community Sport, Sport Wales

Between 2009 and 2018 DECIPHer was developed as a strategic partnership between Cardiff University (led by Professor Simon Murphy), University of Bristol (led by Professor Rona Campbell) and Swansea University (led by Professor Ronan Lyons), with funding from UKCRC. From 2020, DECIPHer is being led by Professor Simon Murphy, Cardiff University with funding from Health Care Research Wales.

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