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Previous Public Health Research Award Winners

CAHPR Public Health Research Awards have run in conjunction with Public Health England since 2015.

Previous Public Health Research Award winners


  • Rafiah Badat, Speech and Language Therapist. St George's University NHS Foundation Trust
    Title of abstract: Investigating the feasibility of using digitally-enhanced language disorder therapy to improve vocabulary and influence wellbeing
  • Alison Bruce, Orthoptist. Bradfor Institute for Health Research, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
    Effect of adherence to spectacle wear on early developing literacy: A longitudinal study


  • Laran Chetty, Physiotherapist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust 
    Title of abstract: Promoting workplace wellbeing through employee engagement
  • Esther Clift, Physiotherapist, Solent NHS Trust 
    Tile of abstract: Who uses exercise in later life? A critical ethnographic study
  • Dr Clare Pettinger, Dietician, School of Health Professions, University of Plymouth 
    Title of Abstract: Uncovering the complexity of workplace wellbeing using a cross-case analysis approach (poster shown below)
  • John Renshaw, Paramedic, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University, 
    Title of abstract: The BHF PocketCPR smartphone application: ‘Staying alive’ with bystander CPR


  • 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 


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