Public Health and Wellbeing research projects

Funded Research Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing

Retirement in Action (REACT)

Keeping older people with disabilities mobile and active Retirement in Action (REACT). Funded by NIHR PHR 2015-2020 £1.6 million. Dr Afroditi Stathi (PI) University of Bath, with collaborators in Birmingham, UWE, Oxford, Bristol and Exeter. Co-investigator Selena Gray.

Impact of Constructing Non-motorised Networks and Evaluating Changes in Travel (iConnect)

Informing the decision making processes of commissioners and sponsors of healthy living initiatives by demonstrating the health impact and value of infrastructure to enable physical activity Impact of Constructing Non-motorised Networks and Evaluating Changes in Travel (iConnect). Funded by EPSRC 2008-2013. £2.3 million. Professor John Preston University of Southampton (PI) with Bristol, UWE, Cambridge, Oxford, Strathclyde, UEA, Loughborough. Co-investigator and work package 5 lead Jane Powell, Emma Bird researcher.

Bristol Girls Dance Project

Increasing physical activity in young girls Bristol Girls Dance Project. Funded by NIHR PHR £840,000. Professor Russ Jago University of Bristol (PI) with UWE and Bristol City Council. Co-investigator Jane Powell, Emma Bird researcher.

Our Planet Our Health

UPSTREAM: Moving health and sustainability upstream into strategic urban development decision making. Funded by Wellcome Trust 2016-2019. £403,000. Joint Principal Investigators Judy Orme, Gabriel Scally. Public Health Research Lead, Paul Pilkington. Contract Lead, Laurence Carmichael.

Bristol Ageing Better

Community involvement in reducing loneliness and social isolation in older people Bristol Ageing Better. Funded by Big Lottery 2015-2020. £255,000. Robin Means (PI) Richard Kimberlee and Naomi Woodspring.

Bristol Golden Key Evaluation

Reducing loneliness and social isolation in disadvantaged groups including ex criminal justice and armed forces Bristol Golden Key Evaluation. Funded by Sport England 2015-2022. £275,000. Anita Gulati (PI) UWE with Richard Kimberlee and Chris Pawson.

Food for Life

Towards a trans-national advocacy coalition on food, public health and sustainability in school and youth settings Food for Life. Funded by Big Lottery 2013-2015 £200,000 Mat Jones (PI) UWE with Judy Orme.

Musical Pathways

Changing the way society views people in the criminal justice system Musical Pathways. Funded by Big Lottery 2010-2013 £380,000. Music in Time. Funded by Central Government 2010-11 £99,000 Nick de Viggiani (PI).

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