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CAHPR Public Health Research Awards

The 2017 Public Health Research Awards have been developed by CAHPR and Public Health England (PHE).

What CAHPR award-winners receive

This is the third year these awards have run in recognition of Allied Health Professionals' contribution to public health.

Each winner receives an expenses paid trip to the PHE conference on 12-13 September and the chance to display their poster. This includes conference booking and travel costs.

Award criteria

Application is by submission of abstracts of high quality research/service evaluation that supports one or more of the following PHE priorities:

  • Tackling obesity, particularly among children
  • Reducing smoking and stopping children starting
  • Reducing harmful drinking and alcohol related admissions
  • Ensuring every child has the best start in life
  • Reducing the risk of dementia
  • Tackling the growth in antimicrobial resistance
  • Promoting workplace wellbeing
  • Promoting mental wellbeing
  • Increasing physical activity
  • AHP interventions showing an impact on population health outcomes

Applicants must be HCPC registered Allied Health Professionals who are members of their professional organisations and work within England.

How to apply

Step 1: Pre-application support
CAHPR Hubs can offer advice and support to develop your application. Simply contact to express an interest in applying for the awards. Please include brief details of where you are based and whether you are planning to submit a research or service evaluation abstract.

Step 2: Submit an application
Use the application form and guidance below to apply.  The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2017.

Previous Public Health Research Award winners

  • Hannah Harniess, physiotherapist, NHS Greenwich CCG & London School of Economics
    Title of abstract: Shisha - The New Cigarette? A Qualitative Exploration of Adolescent Perceptions and Health Beliefs about Water-Pipe Tobacco (Shisha) Smoking
  • Dr Brian Power, dietitian, London Metropolitan University
    Title of abstract: Developing evidence-based and theory-informed recommendations for a workplace-based behaviour change intervention targeted to nurses
  • Dr Lisa Farndon, Podiatrist, Podiatry Services, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) NHS Foundation Trust 
    Title of abstract: If the Shoe Fits: Enabling Patient-Centred Podiatry through Social Science Methodologies 
  • Dr Niina Kolehmainen, Occupational Therapist, Newcastle University
    Title of abstract: Enabling health and wellbeing by promoting participation in physical activity: a mixed methods multisite study of children with motor impairments 
  • Highly commended
  • Dr Deborah Gibbard, Speech & Language Therapist
    Title of abstract: A transagency approach to enabling access to parent-based intervention for language delay in areas of social disadvantage 


Last reviewed

3 March 2016
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