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PHR Funding Committee Meeting - Public Minutes June 2020

 

Contents

Meeting

Public Health Research Programme - Funding Committee Meeting

Date

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 June 2020  

Place

Virtual meeting

Present

Professor Peymane Adab (Chair -does not vote)
Dr Lorna Aucott (sessions 2 and 3)
Dr Suzanne Audrey
Professor Janis Baird
Professor Linda Bauld
Dr Derrick Bennett
Professor Rona Campbell
Dr Charlotte Clark
Dr Matt Egan
Professor Julia Fox-Rushby (sessions 1 and 3)
Mr David Green (public member)
Professor Judith Green
Dr Ruth Hunter
Professor Russ Jago
Professor Andy Jones
Dr Vittal Katikireddi
Ms Emma Kinloch (public member)
Professor Jim Lewsey
Professor Emma McIntosh
Professor Petra Meier
Professor Paul Montgomery (sessions 1 and 3)
Dr Graham Moore
Professor Christopher Owen
Professor Toby Prevost
Professor Sarah Rodgers (sessions 1 and 2)
Professor Falko Sniehotta
Professor Amanda Sowden (sessions 2 and 3)
Professor Martin White (Programme Director -does not vote)

Secretariat 

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

Apologies 

Dr Frank de Vocht
Dr Felix Greaves
Dr Elizabeth Such

Observers/In attendance 

Miss Julie Hannay, Administrator, Monitoring Team, NETSCC.
Dr Kim Cartledge, RDS Research Advisor, Cambridgr

Day 1 - Session 1

Commissioned Stage 2 proposal

19/01 Improving health and wellbeing for people who are at risk of or exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

NIHR129901 Woodman 
Which models of health visiting in England are most effective in reducing the harms associated with maternal ACEs?
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict: None
Decision: Fund with changes

Researcher-Led Stage 2 proposal

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: Emma McIntosh
Decision: Fund with changes

Commissioned Stage 2 proposal

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

NIHR131061 Lafortune      
Evidencing the Social Return on Investment of Age-Friendly Community Initiatives
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict: Matt Egan, Andy Jones, Martin White
Decision: Fund with changes

Day 1 - Session 2

Researcher-Led Stage 2 proposals (x2)

NIHR131487 Bonell           
Phase-III RCT of Positive Choices: a whole-school social-marketing intervention to promote sexual health and reduce health inequalities
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict: Suzanne Audrey, Rona Campbell, Frank de Vocht (absent), Matt Egan, Russ Jago, Falko Sniehotta (left meeting), Martin White (left meeting)
Decision:  Fund

NIHR130597 Burgoine       
Evaluation of planning policy to regulate takeaway food outlets for improved health in England
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict: Frank deVocht (absent), Matt Egan, Andy Jones, Falko Sniehotta (left meeting), Amanda Sowden, Martin White (co-applicant, left meeting)
Decision: Fund with changes

Commissioned Stage 2 proposal

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

NIHR130808 Barr
The health and health inequalities impact of a place-based community wealth Initiative.
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict: Frank deVocht, Matt Egan, Vittal Katikireddi, Sarah Rodgers
Decision: Fund

Day 1  - Session 3

Commissioned Stage 1 proposal

19/107 - Health effects of onshore oil and gas exploitation

NIHR131705 Davies            
Understanding and Communicating the Potential Health Impacts associated with the Onshore Oil and Gas Extraction
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict: Falko Sniehotta
Decision: Decline

Researcher-Led Stage 1 proposals (x5)

19/134 – PHR Researcher-led proposals 

NIHR131214 Webber          
LIVE-Platform: Quantifying the synergistic relationship between obesity and alcohol on liver disease morbidity and mortality and the impacts of potential interventions. A modelling study and planning platform for local authorities
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict: Frank deVocht (absent)
Decision: Decline 

NIHR131410 Lamb
A randomised controlled trial of the Dance to Health programme for the prevention of falls in community dwelling older people in England
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict: Andy Jones, Emma McIntosh
Decision: Decline

NIHR131550 Tully
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a peer-led walking programme to increase physical activity in inactive older adults: “Walk With Me Study”
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict: Andy Jones, Vittal Katikireddi, Emma McIntosh, Ruth Hunter
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR131509 McKinley       
Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of an automated text message intervention for weight management in postpartum women with overweight or obesity: The Supporting MumS (SMS) Randomised Controlled Trial
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict: Janis Baird, Ruth Hunter, Vittal Katikireddi, Jim Lewsey, Petra Meier, Falko Sniehotta, Emma McIntosh (co-applicant, left the meeting)
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR131572 Higgins           
Towards optimal public health interventions for preventing obesity in children: a novel evidence synthesis
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict: Susan Audrey, Frank deVocht, Matt Egan, Falko Sniehotta, Martin White, Russ Jago (co-applicant, left meeting), Rona Campbell (co-applicant, left meeting). Peymane Adab declared a conflict but it was agreed that this was minor and she could continue to Chair the item.
Decision: Shortlist

Day 2

Present

Professor Peymane Adab
Dr Suzanne Audrey
Professor Janis Baird
Professor Linda Bauld
Dr Derrick Bennett
Professor Rona Campbell
Dr Charlotte Clark
Dr Frank de Vocht (session 4)
Dr Matt Egan
Professor Julia Fox-Rushby (session 4)
Mr David Green (public member)
Professor Judith Green
Dr Ruth Hunter
Professor Russ Jago
Professor Andy Jones
Dr Vittal Katikireddi 
Professor Jim Lewsey
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

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
Ms Bernie Newitt
Dr Helen Walters

Apologies 

Dr Lorna Aucott 
Dr Felix Greaves 
Ms Emma Kinloch (public member)
Professor Martin White

Observers

None

Commissioned Stage 1 proposals (x3)

19/106 Changes to the welfare system

NIHR131497 Stevelink
Mental Disorders, Universal Credit and Health Inequalities
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the discussion: none
Decision: Decline

NIHR131535 Loopstra
The impact of Universal Credit on food insecurity and nutrition among working-age adults and their families
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the discussion: Martin White (absent)
Decision: Decline (waive 1yr rule)

NIHR131709 Craig
Evaluation of the health impacts of Universal Credit: a mixed methods study
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the discussion: Janis Baird, Frank deVocht, Matt Egan, James Lewsey, Emma McIntosh, Graham Moore, Falko Sniehotta, Vittal Katikireddi (co-applicant, left meeting)
Decision:  Shortlist

Researcher-led Stage 1 proposals (x3)

19/134 – PHR Researcher-led

NIHR131679 Bick
Supporting Women with postnAtal weight management(SWAN): A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost effectiveness of commercial weight management groups for postnatal weight management
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the discussion: Christopher Owen 
Decision: Decline (waive 1yr rule)

NIHR131740 Goldacre
OpenCycling.net: open digital tools to assess the impact of cycling infrastructure on behaviour
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict and left the room: Peymane Adab, Janis Baird, Derrick Bennett, Martin White (absent)
Decision: Decline

NIHR131613 Hunt
Maximising the public health benefits of smoke-free prisons
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the discussion: Janis Baird, Lindal Bauld (co-applicant), Matt Egan, Russ Jago, Vittal Katikireddi, James Lewsey, Emma McIntosh,  Martin White (absent)
Decision: Shortlist

DAY 2 Session 5

Commissioned Stage 1 proposals (x6)

19/108 - Public Mental Health Interventions

NIHR131245 Byrom 
Evaluating the Charter for University Mental Health
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the discussion: Graham Moore
Decision: Decline

NIHR131658 Diedrichs
Using social media influencers as a first-line intervention to improve body image and mental health self-management among adolescent girls at scale.
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the discussion: Frank de Vocht
Decision: Decline

NIHR131594 Viner 
Learning Together to promote mental health and wellbeing (LTMH)
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Janis Baird, Matt Egan, Falko Sniehotta
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR131640 Wright
Increasing access to green and blue spaces for young people with parents who have severe physical or mental health problems - a feasibility study
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the discussion: Amanda Sowden
Decision: Decline

NIHR131492 Coventry 
Ecotherapy for Loneliness, Depression and Ageing (ELDA): a randomised controlled trial of a nature-based intervention among lonely and pre-frail older adults at risk of depression.
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the discussion: Amanda Sowden 
Decision: Decline

NIHR131672 Purdy
The Science of Happiness: A University Educational Approach to Supporting Student Mental Well-Being 
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Suzanne Audrey, Rona Campbell, Frank de Vocht, Russ Jago, Christopher Owen, Amanda Sowden
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
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
NIHR131487 Professor Christopher Bonell London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Phase-III RCT of Positive Choices: a whole-school social-marketing intervention to promote sexual health and reduce health inequalities

Commissioned

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.
NIHR131061  Dr Louise Lafortune University of Cambridge Evidencing the Social Return on Investment of Age-Friendly Community Initiatives
NIHR129901 Dr Jenny Woodman University College London Which models of health visiting in England are most effective in reducing the harms associated with maternal ACEs?

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
NIHR131613 Professor Kate Hunt University of Stirling Maximising the public health benefits of smokefree prisons.  
NIHR131509 Professor Michelle McKinley The Queen's University of Belfast Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of an automated text message intervention for weight management in postpartum women with overweight or obesity: the Supporting MumS (SMS) Randomised Controlled Trial
NIHR131572 Professor Julian Higgins  University of Bristol Towards optimal public health interventions for preventing obesity in children: a novel evidence synthesis
NIHR131550 Professor Mark Tully University of Ulster Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a peer-led walking programme to increase physical activity in inactive older adults: “Walk With Me Study”

 Commissioned - 19/106 Changes to the welfare system - March 2020s   

Project Reference Lead Applicant Institution Project Title
NIHR131709 Dr Peter Craig University of Glasgow Evaluation of the health impacts of Universal Credit: a mixed methods study

 Commissioned - 19/108 Public Mental Health Interventions - March 2020

 Project Reference  Lead Applicant  Institution  Project Title
 NIHR131594 Professor Russell Viner UCL Institute of Child Health Learning Together to promote mental health and wellbeing (LTMH)