Public Health Review Team

School of Health and Related Research

Completed projects

Warmer Housing: what are the choices?

This briefing summarises the best available evidence regarding the design and implementation of policies for reducing the health impact of cold homes, particularly during UK winter months.

Accessibility of Local Authority services for ethnic minority groups

Report summarising current UK research. Research questions include:

  • What are the factors and/or mechanisms affecting accessibility to local authority and third sector services?

  • How might interventions counter negative factors (or activate mechanisms) to enhance accessibility?

  • Are there potentially any negative consequences?


Parenting engagement and support interventions

Report summarising current UK research, where we will address the research question 'what are the best parenting engagement and support interventions for different population subgroups?'

For more information about this project visit the NIHR Funding and Awards website.

Evidence review of the factors that influence the mental health of university and college students in the UK

Poor mental health of tertiary education students is a growing public policy concern with recent evidence suggesting that the prevalence of mental health problems (including self-harm and suicide) among university students is increasing. Whilst there has been an increase in the number of students seeking support from university and college counselling services, a substantial proportion do not seek formal health. Therefore a focus on prevention, and early identification of those most at risk of poor mental health is important.

This work has been commissioned to provide an independent review of existing research to establish what is known, what gaps existing in the evidence base, and to provide national and local policy makers with the best available evidence to identify policies and interventions which will best prevent and reduce poor mental health amongst tertiary level students in the UK.

For more information about this project visit the NIHR Funding and Awards website.

Evidence review of gambling related harms

An independent review of existing research into the effectiveness of interventions to reduce gambling related harms, to provide policy makers with best available evidence.

For more information about this project visit the NIHR Funding and Awards website.

Public health implications of extending working lives

The extension of working lives is happening at a time when there are considerable changes taking place in the nature of work. The removal of the default retirement age potentially gives employees more choice regarding when to retire, however choice may not be available to those with poor health or in poverty, with the potential for extending work to impact on inequalities in older age and act differentially in population sub-groups.

This work has been commissioned to provide an independent review of existing research in this are to establish what is known, where there are clear gaps in the evidence base, and to provide national and local policy makers with the best available evidence on the public health impacts of longer working lives.

For more information about this project visit the NIHR Funding and Awards website.

Please contact Katie Lewis (katie.lewis@sheffield.ac.uk) if you are experiencing any issues accessing the documents.