Dr. Anthony was one of 30 researchers chosen to take part in the early career researcher leadership development programme GW4 announced the new cohort in… Read More »‘Future research leader’ Dr. Rebecca Anthony selected for GW4 Crucible 2024
A new report by Welsh Parliament’s Equality and Social Justice Committee looks at how we can help to end the epidemic of violence against women.… Read More »New Senedd report asks: How can we stop gender based violence?
DECIPHer PhD student Isabel Lang writes about her three-month placement in the Children, Young People and Education research team within Senedd Research My passion for… Read More »My internship at Welsh Parliament’s Senedd Research
DECIPHer Research Assistant Jess Lennon updates on the SCeTCH project, which asks: Could providing free e-cigarette starter kits in homeless services aid smoking cessation? Up… Read More »Reflections on SCeTCH – where are we now?
There was a substantial increase in emotional problems among young people in Wales in the years immediately before the pandemic, research from Cardiff University shows.… Read More »Emotional problems in young people were rising rapidly even before the pandemic
Details to follow – see £5 million awarded to reduce health inequality.
£5 million has been awarded to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), with the aim of reducing… Read More »£5 million awarded to reduce health inequality
The School-Level Digital Dashboard is one of three projects to make it through to the Sustainability Phase. The aim of the School Level Digital Dashboard is to empower schools… Read More »SHRN Data Dashboard Project one of three winners of the Mental Health Data Prize
Evaluating the effectiveness of e-cigarettes compared with usual care for smoking cessation when offered to smokers at homeless centres: A multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial in Great Britain (SCeTCH)
Lead Investigators Dr Sharon Cox, Prof. Lynne Dawkins Co-Investigators Prof. Linda Bauld, Dr Rachel Brown, Dr Allison Ford, Prof. Caitlin Notley, Mr Steve Parrott, Dr… Read More »Evaluating the effectiveness of e-cigarettes compared with usual care for smoking cessation when offered to smokers at homeless centres: A multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial in Great Britain (SCeTCH)
Public Health Wales has published new guidance for secondary schools to help tackle the rise in youth vaping The guidance, which can be read here, provides… Read More »SHRN data informs Public Health Wales vaping guidance
Megan Hamilton recently completed a Master’s Degree in International Criminology and Criminal Justice and has previously completed an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology. Here, she discusses… Read More »Megan’s Research Assistant internship : ‘My placement gave me the skills for a career in research’
A key element of DECIPHer’s methods research programme is our suite of short courses that provide training on methods for public health intervention science, covering… Read More »DECIPHer 2023 short courses – how did we do?
Co-Principal Investigators Dr Kelly Morgan & Dr Elinor Coulman (Cardiff University) Co-investigators Dr Samantha Garay (Cardiff University); Prof Frank de Vocht (University of Bristol) Background… Read More »Healthier Advertising in Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Cardiff University to lead the Wales arm of a new £10 million four UK nation hub for behavioural research
A new UK hub for behavioural research has been funded to help tackle societal and economic challenges. Behavioural Research UK (BR-UK) is supported by a £10 million grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and will form the centrepiece of ESRC’s investment in behavioural research.
Schools are seen as an important setting for supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all children and young people, but there are few school-based interventions that are specifically designed to support care-experienced students
ALPHA, DECIPHer’s public involvement group funded by Health and Care Research Wales, was recently involved in a UK-wide project with young people co-producing a study… Read More »ALPHA supports TRIUMPH youth advisory group
Principal Investigators Dr Jemma Hawkins Co-Investigators Dr Sara Long, Professor G.J. Melendez-Torres, Dr Kelly Morgan, Professor Simon Murphy, Mr Jordan Van Godwin Background The COVID-19… Read More »Healthy Working Wales Evaluation Partner
June 2023 saw the launch of ADEPT-HSC, a course aiming to enhance the knowledge and skillset of Healthy Schools Coordinators supporting schools in their use… Read More »Supporting educationalists to become more adept in the use of health and wellbeing data
Sneha Salel is a Master’s Psychology Student who took on a three-month summer placement at DECIPHer I have always had a keen interest in people,… Read More »Sneha’s internship: ‘I have learned so much and have so many great memories.’
Christine Jenkins looks back on her summer placement at DECIPHer, which involved drawing on her data handling skills Summer internships are a rite of passage… Read More »Christine’s internship: ‘It was a transformative experience’
Nearly half (48%) of Welsh children aged seven to 11 are regularly using social media, according to a survey led by DECIPHer The School Health… Read More »Social media regularly used by 48% of primary age children in Wales, report shows
Research Applicants Dr Christopher Butler (Joint Lead Applicant) Professor Jaime Miranda (previous Joint Lead Applicant) Dr Maria Sofia Cuba-Fuentes (current Joint Lead Applicant) Dr Filipa… Read More »IMPACT: Innovations using Mhealth for People with dementiA and Co-morbidiTies
“Feeling loved and appreciated”: A mixed methods study to examine care-experienced children and young people’s relationships and their association with mental health and wellbeing
The overall aim of this fellowship is to produce an evidence base about care-experienced children and young people’s social support and perceptions of relationships and their association with mental health and wellbeing.
‘Feeling loved and appreciated’: My Fellowship focusing on the relationships of children and young people in care
Dr Rebecca Anthony discusses her four-year Fellowship funded by Health and Care Research Wales. The Fellowship will examine care-experienced children and young people’s social support,… Read More »‘Feeling loved and appreciated’: My Fellowship focusing on the relationships of children and young people in care
A growing number of nations are advocating for a whole school approach to emotional and mental wellbeing. In 2021, Welsh Government published a framework outlining… Read More »Taking a whole-school approach to mental health in Wales
New study shows addressing masculinities helps to prevent unintended pregnancies On World Contraception Day 2023, a study funded by the National Institute for Health and… Read More »New study shows addressing masculinities helps to prevent unintended pregnancies
In June 2023, Dr Rhiannon Evans and Dr Honor Young visited Namibia to work on the pilot of the Namibian School Health Research Network (SHRN).… Read More »Developing a Namibian School Health Research Network (SHRN)
Alice’s internship: ‘Having these opportunities exposed me to different industries and career paths’
Alice McHale researched literature regarding Child-to-Parent-Violence during her CUROP internship at DECIPHer. I study Human and Social Science (BSc) at Cardiff University and undertook this… Read More »Alice’s internship: ‘Having these opportunities exposed me to different industries and career paths’
Rowan’s internship: ‘I’m now certain a career in social science research is something I’d love to pursue’
Rowan Kitchener is a third-year student studying Biomedical Science at Cardiff University. Here she discusses her CUROP placement at DECIPHer researching public perceptions on food… Read More »Rowan’s internship: ‘I’m now certain a career in social science research is something I’d love to pursue’