Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer)
DECIPHer is one of five new UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence.
It will bring 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 well-being of children and young people. The Centre will engage strongly with policy, practice and public user communities to translate the research results into practical outcomes.
The Centre is led by Professor Laurence Moore, Director of the Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics (CISHE), School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University in a strategic partnership with colleagues at the University of Bristol, led by Professor Rona Campbell at the Department of Social Medicine, and Swansea University, led by Professor Ronan Lyons from CHIRAL.
DECIPHer is part of a £20 million investment into public health research, funded by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) comprising the Economic & Social Research Council, The British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Medical Research Council.
- Leah Bevan