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PHR Funding Committee Meeting - Public Minutes February 2020

 

Contents

Meeting

Public Health Research Programme - Funding Committee Meeting

Date

Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 February 2020

Place

Danubius Hotel, London

Present

Professor Peymane Adab (Chair -does not vote)
Dr Lorna Aucott
Dr Suzanne Audrey
Professor Janis Baird
Professor Linda Bauld
Dr Derrick Bennett
Dr Frank de Vocht
Dr Matt Egan
Professor Julia Fox-Rushby
Dr Felix Greaves
Mr David Green (public member)
Professor Judith Green
Professor Russ Jago
Professor Andy Jones
Dr Vittal Katikireddi
Ms Emma Kinloch (public member)
Professor Emma McIntosh
Professor Petra Meier
Professor Paul Montgomery
Dr Graham Moore
Professor Christopher Owen
Professor Toby Prevost
Professor Sarah Rodgers
Professor Falko Sniehotta
Professor Amanda Sowden
Dr Elizabeth Such
Professor Martin White (Programme Director -does not vote)

Co-opted committee members

Michael Chang MRTPI, PHE – co-opted member (Voting, day 2 for Place and Health commissioned proposals)

Secretariat 

Mrs Louise Higgs
Mrs Gemma House
Miss Andrea Ingram
Dr Claire Kidgell
Dr Helen Walters

Apologies 

Professor Rona Campbell
Dr Charlotte Clark

Observers/In attendance 

Jane Barrett DHSC
Alison Booth RDS London
Kathryn Fackrell RoR
Dr Vanessa Er (new trainee committee member)
Dr Ruth Hunter (new committee member)
Professor Jim Lewsey (new committee member)
Dr Jo Mearhart, CRN Specialty Cluster Manager

Day 1

Researcher-led Stage 1 proposals

NIHR130667 Moore  
The Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Data Sharing and Use to Reduce Assault-Related Injury
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Graham Moore, Sarah Rodgers (absent)
Decision: Decline

NIHR130720 Lewis  
Extending an evidence-based domestic violence intervention to community pharmacies: a before after mixed-method feasibility study
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Suzanne Audrey, Frank de Vocht, Russ Jago, Vanessa Er
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR130801 Wyatt  
Developing the evidence base for self-organising community groups in improving the health of the public: an in-depth case study including a Social Return on Investment of a peer-led dance group in an area of high economic deprivation, the TR14ers
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Judith Green
Decision: Decline

NIHR130802 Bonell  
Systematic review of spatial planning interventions to prevent violence: theories of change, implementation, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Matt Egan, Graham Moore, Falko Sniehotta, Paul Montgomery, Vanessa Er
Decision: Decline

NIHR130597 Burgoigne  
Evaluation of planning policy to regulate takeaway food outlets for improved health in England
Chair: Peymane Adab 
Declared a conflict and left the room: Frank de Vocht, Matt Egan, Vanessa Er, Andy Jones, Petra Meier, Falko Sniehotta, Amanda Sowden, Martin White (absent)
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR130914 Windle  
A randomised controlled trial and feasibility study of the effects of an e-health intervention ‘iSupport’ for reducing distress of dementia carers
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Emma McIntosh
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR131098 Edwards  
What is the effect of 20 mph traffic speed limits on the safety and perceived safety and wellbeing of vulnerable road users in Britain? – A Natural Experiment
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Matt Egan, Vanessa Er, Judith Green
Decision: Decline

NIHR131096 Solomon-Moore  
What is the impact of The Daily Mile on primary school age children’s physical activity and mental health? A pragmatic, waitlist cluster randomised controlled trial.
Chair: Linda Bauld
Declared a conflict and left the room: Peymane Adab, Lorna Aucott, Russ Jago
Decision: Decline

Commissioned Stage 1 proposals

19/52 – ‘The impact of highway infrastructure and its management on the safety (or perceived safety) of pedestrians and cyclists, and the uptake of active transport’

NIHR129913 Aldred 
Protecting and Enabling Active Travel: Which Infrastructure and Street Environments? (PEAT_WISE)
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict and left the room: Matt Egan, Andy Jones, Martin White (absent)
Decision: Decline

NIHR130181 Davis 
HI-TIME: Highway Infrastructure - Transport Impacts of Mediating Environments
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict and left the room: none
Decision: Decline

Commissioned Stage 2 proposal

19/03 – ‘Local influences on food choice and diet’

NIHR129937 Relton 
Fresh Street: a cluster randomised controlled trial of the benefits of a place and household-level subsidy for fresh fruit and vegetables on diet, health and the wider environment
Chair:
Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Derrick Bennett , Vanessa Er, Julia Fox-Rushby, Petra Meier, Martin White
Decision: Fund with changes

Commissioned Stage 2 proposal

19/04 – ‘People as assets’

NIHR129118 Baker 
Common Health Assets: a mixed methods realist evaluation and economic appraisal of how community led organisations impact on the health and wellbeing of people living in deprived areas
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Emma McIntosh, Falko Sniehotta, Martin White
Decision: Fund with changes

19/20 – ‘Tobacco NETS3’

NIHR129696 Moodie 
Assessing consumer, tobacco industry, and small retailer response to a ban on characterising flavours in cigarettes and rolling tobacco in the UK
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Linda Bauld, Vittal Katikireddi, Petra Meier, Graham Moore, Amanda Sowden, Martin White
Decision: Decline

Researcher-Led Stage 2 proposals

NIHR129703 Hoddinott 
Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of text message and endowment incentives for weight management in men with obesity: the Game of Stones randomised controlled trial
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Lorna Aucott ,Suzanne Audrey, Linda Bauld, Rona Campbell (absent), Frank de Vocht, Ruth Hunter, Russ Jago, Vittal Katikireddi, James Lewsey, Emma McIntosh, Petra Meier, Falko Sniehotta
Decision: Fund with changes

NIHR129885 Fitzgerald 
Evaluating later or expanded premises hours for alcohol in the night-time economy (ELEPHANT): A mixed-methods, natural experiment evaluation
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Linda Bauld, Frank de Vocht, Matt Egan, Vittal Katikireddi, James Lewsey,  Emma McIntosh , Petra Meier, Elizabeth Such
Decision: Fund with changes

NIHR130144 Melendez-Torres 
School-based interventions TO Prevent dating and relationship and gender-based violence (STOPDRV- GBV): systematic review to understand characteristics, mechanisms, implementation and  effectiveness.
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Rona Campbell (absent), Matt Egan, Vanessa Er, Paul Montgomery, Graham Moore, Falko Sniehotta
Decision: Fund with changes

Commissioned Stage 2 proposals

19/57 – Continuing priority research topics

NIHR129814 Hodgkinson 
Comprehensive’ interventions to prevent and/or reduce gang-related violence and other harms to health: a systematic review
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict and left the room: Peymane Adab, Paul Montgomery
Decision: Fund with changes

NIHR129791 Buston 
Healthy Dads Healthy Kids in prisons: a feasibility study and pilot for an intervention to improve father –child relationships
Chair: Martin White
Declared a conflict and left the room: Peymane Adab, Linda Bauld  Russ Jago, Vittal Katikireddi, James Lewsey, Emma McIntosh
Decision: Fund with changes

19/20 – Tobacco NETS3

NIHR129920 Connor 
What is the relative effects of factors that lead teenagers to start smoking? Analysis of cohort data, systematic review and meta synthesis
Chair: Linda Bauld
Declared a conflict and left the room: Peymane Adab
Felix Greaves was not present during the discussion of this proposal.
Decision: Decline

NIHR129968 Hajek 
Effects of reduced-risk nicotine delivery products on smoking prevalence, cigarette sales and health inequalities: Regulatory implications (GIRO - Gateway into or out of smoking?)
Chair: Linda Bauld
Declared a conflict and left the room: Peymane Adab, Frank de Vocht, Petra Meier
Decision: Fund with changes

NIHR130292 McNeill 
What is the impact of vaping on smoking, nicotine intake and toxin exposure among youth in England compared with youth in North America?
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: none
Decision: Fund with changes

Day 2

Present

Professor Peymane Adab
Dr Lorna Aucott
Dr Suzanne Audrey
Professor Janis Baird
Professor Linda Bauld
Dr Derrick Bennett
Dr Frank de Vocht
Dr Matt Egan
Professor Julia Fox-Rushby
Dr Felix Greaves Mr David Green (public member)
Professor Judith Green
Professor Russ Jago
Professor Andy Jones
Dr Vittal Katikireddi
Ms Emma Kinloch (public member)
Professor Emma McIntosh
Professor Petra Meier Professor Paul Montgomery
Dr Graham Moore
Professor Christopher Owen Professor Toby Prevost
Professor Sarah Rodgers
Professor Falko Sniehotta
Professor Amanda Sowden
Dr Elizabeth Such
Professor Martin White 

Co-opted committee members

Michael Chang MRTPI, PHE – co-opted member (Voting, day 2 for Place and Health commissioned proposals)

Secretariat 

Mrs Gemma House
Miss Andrea Ingram
Dr Claire Kidgell
Dr Helen Walters

Apologies 

Professor Rona Campbell
Dr Charlotte Clark 
Professor Paul Montgomery

Observers

Jane Barrett DHSC
Dr Caroline Burgess, RDS London
Dr Vanessa Er (new trainee committee member)
Dr Ruth Hunter (new committee member)
Professor Jim Lewsey (new committee member)
Dr Jo Mearhart, CRN Specialty Cluster Manager

Commissioned Stage 2 proposal

19/49 – Data enabled trials NETS3 cross programme

NIHR130286 Soljak 
NHS Health Checks: FIlling GAps in Research Outcomes at 10 years (FIGARO-10)
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Felix Greaves
Toby Prevost was not present for the discussion of this proposal
Decision: Decline

19/04 – People as assets

NIHR130156 Stathi 
A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a peer-volunteer led active ageing programme to prevent decline in physical function in older people at risk of mobility disability. The ACE (Active, Connected, Engaged) study.
Chair: Linda Bauld
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Peymane Adab, Russ Jago, Andy Jones, Emma McIntosh, Petra Meier, Paul Montgomery (absent)
Decision: Fund with changes

19/03 – Local influences on food choice and diet

NIHR129771 Hawkes 
The Kids Will Eat Better study: how can local authorities improve the efficiency and effectiveness of interventions to address inequality in childhood obesity?
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict and left the room: Peymane Adab, Falko Sniehotta, Vanessa Er
Decision: Fund with changes

Commissioned Stage 1 proposals

19/50 – Understanding the potential of place to impact health and health inequalities

NIHR130753 Oyebode  
What is the impact of healthy planning principle led approaches to redevelopment on mental health and wellbeing across the socio-economic gradient?
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: none
Decision: Decline

NIHR130808 Barr  
The health and health inequalities impact of a place-based community wealth Initiative.
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Frank de Vocht, Matt Egan, Vittal Katikireddi, Vanessa Er, Sarah Rodgers (absent).
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR130943 Harden  
The impact of Healthy New Towns (HNTs) on health and health inequalities: a longitudinal study to evaluate pathways to long-term improvements in population health.
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Matt Egan, Vittal Katikireddi, Petra Meier, Falko Sniehotta
Decision: Decline

NIHR131042 Baybutt  
Growing Health in Prison: what mechanisms are effective in promoting place-based health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities, through the use prison-based horticulture
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: none
Decision: Decline

19/90 – Continuing priority research topics of interest to the PHR Programme 

NIHR130755 Giebel  
Enabling people with dementia in disadvantaged communities to maintain quality of life and independence: A realist evaluation of the National Museums Liverpool’s House of Memories Programme
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Sarah Rodgers (absent)
Decision: Decline

NIHR130795 O’Neill  
Investigating an optimal mix of interventions for the prevention of suicidal behaviour at bridges and railway locations
Chair: Peymane Adab 
Declared a conflict and left the room:  none
Decision: Decline

NIHR131061 Lafortune  
Evidencing the Social Return on Investment of Age-Friendly Community Initiatives
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Matt Egan, Andy Jones, Petra Meier, Martin White (absent)
Decision: Shortlist

19/51 – Interventions funded by Local Authorities to change multiple health behaviours

NIHR130592 Appleton
Impact of interventions to target single versus multiple health behaviours: Systematic Review, Secondary Data Analysis and Realist Evaluation
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Andy Jones
Falko Sniehotta was not present for the discussion of this proposal.
Decision: Decline

NIHR130701 Arden
Evaluating different models of delivering multiple health behaviour change services in 4 Local Authorities: An assessment of effectiveness and a process evaluation
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Petra Meier, Elizabeth Such
Falko Sniehotta was not present for the discussion of this proposal.
Decision: Decline

Outcomes table

Stage 2 Proposals

The PHR Funding Committee recommended the following Stage 2 proposals for either immediate funding or for funding subject to certain conditions.

Researcher led

Project ReferenceLead Applicant  Institution Project Title
 NIHR129703t Professor Pat Hoddinott University of Stirling Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of text message and endowment incentives for weight management in men with obesity: the Game of Stones randomised controlled trial
 NIHR129885 Dr Niamh Fitzgerald University of Stirling  Evaluating later or expanded premises hours for alcohol in the night-time economy (ELEPHANT): A mixed-methods, natural experiment evaluation
 NIHR130144 Professor G.J. Melendez-Torres University of Exeter  School-based interventions TO Prevent dating and relationship and gender-based violence (STOPDRV- GBV): systematic review to understand characteristics, mechanisms, implementation and  effectiveness.

Commissioned

Project ReferenceLead Applicant   Institution Project Title
NIHR129814   Dr James Hodgkinson  University of Birmingham  Comprehensive’ interventions to prevent and/or reduce gang-related violence and other harms to health: a systematic review
NIHR129791  Dr Katie Buston  University of Glasgow  Healthy Dads Healthy Kids in prisons: a feasibility study and pilot for an intervention to improve father – child relationships
 NIHR129118  Professor Rachel Baker  Glasgow Caledonian University Common Health Assets: a mixed methods realist evaluation and economic appraisal of how community led organisations impact on the health and wellbeing of people living in deprived areas
NIHR130156  Associate Professor Afroditi Stathi  University of Birmingham  A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a peer-volunteering, active ageing, community programme for people at risk of mobility disability. The ACE (Active, Connected, Engaged) study.
NIHR130292  Professor Ann McNeill  King's College London What is the impact of vaping on smoking, nicotine intake and toxin exposure among youth in England compared with youth in North America?
NIHR129771  Professor Corinna Hawkes  City University of London The Kids Will Eat Better study: how can local authorities improve the efficiency and effectiveness of interventions to address inequality in childhood obesity?
NIHR129968  Professor Peter Hajek  Queen Mary University of London Effects of reduced-risk nicotine delivery products on smoking prevalence, cigarette sales and health inequalities: Regulatory implications (GIRO - Gateway into or out of smoking?)
NIHR129937  Dr Clare Relton  Queen Mary University of London  Fresh Street: a cluster randomised controlled trial of the co-benefits of a place and household-level conditional cash transfer approach to diet, health and the wider environment

 Further information on the above projects will be provided on the NIHR Journals Library website, once the project has started.

 Stage 1 Proposals

The following Stage 1 proposals have been shortlisted to submit a Stage 2 proposal for consideration by the PHR Funding Committee at its next meeting.

Researcher led

 Project Reference Lead Applicant  Institution Project Title
 NIHR130597   Dr Thomas Burgoine  University of
Cambridge 
Evaluation of planning policy to regulate takeaway food outlets for improved health in England 
 NIHR130914   Professor Gillian Windle  Bangor University  A randomised controlled trial and feasibility study of the effects of an e-health intervention ‘iSupport’ for reducing distress of dementia carers
 NIHR130720  Dr Natalia Lewis  NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group  Extending an evidence-based domestic violence intervention to community pharmacies: a before after mixed-method feasibility study

 Commissioned - 19/50 Understanding the potential of place to impact health and health inequalities

 Project ReferenceLead Applicant  Institution   Project Title
NIHR130808    Dr Ben Barr  University of Liverpool  The health and health inequalities impact of a place-based community wealth Initiative.

Commissioned - 19/90 Continuing priority research topics of interest to the PHR Programme

Project Reference Lead Applicant Institution   Project Title
 NIHR131061   Dr Louise Lafortune  University of Cambridge  Evidencing the Social Return on Investment of Age-Friendly Community Initiatives