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PHR Funding Committee Meeting - Public Minutes October 2020

 

Contents

Meeting

Public Health Research Programme - Funding Committee Meeting

Date

Tuesday 13  and Wednesday 14 October 2020  

Place

Virtual meeting

Present

Professor Peymane Adab (Chair -does not vote)
Dr Lorna Aucott (absent from 13:00)
Dr Suzanne Audrey (absent 09:30-11:00)
Professor Janis Baird
Professor Linda Bauld
Dr Derrick Bennett
Dr Frank de Vocht (absent 09:30-11:00)
Dr Matt Egan
Professor Brian Ferguson (PHR Director -does not vote)
Professor Julia Fox-Rushby (sessions 1 and 3)
Mr David Green (public member)
Professor Judith Green
Dr Ruth Hunter
Professor Russ Jago
Dr Vittal Katikireddi
Ms Emma Kinloch (public member)
Professor Jim Lewsey
Professor Emma McIntosh
Professor Petra Meier
Professor Paul Montgomery
Dr Graham Moore (absent 14:30-15:30)
Professor Christopher Owen
Professor Sarah Rodgers
Professor Falko Sniehotta
Professor Amanda Sowden 

Secretariat 

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

Apologies 

Professor Rona Campbell
Dr Felix Greaves
Dr Elizabeth Such

Observers/In attendance 

Helen Munro-Wild (RDS) (day 1)

Day 1 - Session 1

Researcher Led Stage 2 proposal

19/89 Researcher-led - November 19

NIHR130720 Lewis
IRIS Pharmacy: a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial with internal pilot of a domestic abuse intervention integrated into sexual health services in community pharmacies.

Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict: Suzanne Audrey (absent), Rona Campbell (absent), Frank De Vocht, Russell Jago
Decision: Decline

20/36 Fast-track Stage 2 proposal

NIHR131847 Jago
Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the physical activity of Year 6 children and their parents: Identifying scalable actions to mitigate adverse impacts & provide rapid evidence to policy makers.
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict: Suzanne Audrey (absent),  Rona Campbell (absent),  Frank De Vocht,  Matt Egan,  Russell Jago (CI)
Decision: Fund with changes

Researcher-led Stage 2 proposal

19/134 Researcher-led - March 2020

NIHR131572 Higgins     

Towards optimal public health interventions for preventing obesity in children: a novel evidence synthesis.
Chair: Linda Bauld
Declared a conflict: Peymane Adab, Suzanne Audrey (absent), Rona Campbell (absent), Frank De Vocht, Matt Egan, Russell Jago, Falko Sniehotta
Decision: Fund with changes

Commissioned Stage 2 proposal

19/108 Public Mental Health Interventions - March 2020

NIHR131594 Viner         
Learning Together to promote mental health and wellbeing (LTMH).
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict: Janis Baird, Matt Egan, Frank De Vocht, Graham Moore, Falko Sniehotta (absent)
Decision:  Fund with changes

 

DAY 1 Session 2

Commissioned Stage 2 proposal

19/106 Changes to the welfare system - March 2020

NIHR131709 Craig
Evaluation of the health impacts of Universal Credit: a mixed methods study.
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict:
  Janis Baird, Matt Egan, Frank De Vocht, Vittal Katikireddi (CA), Emma McIntosh, James Lewsey, Petra Meier, Graham Moore, Sarah Rodgers, Falko Sniehotta
Decision: Fund with changes

Researcher-led Stage 2 proposals (x2)

19/134 Researcher-led - March 2020

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, James Lewsey, Emma McIntosh (CA), Petra Meier, Falko Sniehotta
Decision: Fund with changes

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: Ruth Hunter, Vittal Katikireddi, Emma McIntosh
Decision: Fund with changes

Day 1 - Session 3

Contract variation requests (x3)

17/92/39 Pallan           
An evaluation of the implementation of national school food standards in secondary schools and their impact on the school food environment and pupil intake of free sugars: a mixed methods study.
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict: Peymane Adab (CA), Vittal Katikireddi, Paul Montgomery, Christopher Owen
Decision: Approved

12/211/54 Minnis
The Best Services Trial (BeST?): Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the New Orleans Intervention Model for Infant Mental Health.
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict: James Lewsey, Vittal Katikireddi, Emma McIntosh (CA), Petra Meier
Decision: Approved

17/92/11 Hutchings
A multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of KiVa to reduce bullying in primary schools: The UK KiVa Trial.
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict: James Lewsey, Graham Moore (absent)
Decision: Approved

20/69 Application development for IPEDS (x4)

Subcommittee including; Peymane Adab, Frank De Vocht, Emma Kinloch, Emma McIntosh, Petra Meier, Graham Moore, Becky Wilkinson (Prioritisation Committee member)

NIHR132984 Corazza
Skin Enhancement Drugs: An Investigation of Risk Factors, Cultural Diversity, Psychological Wellbeing and Public Health Involvement.
Declared a conflict: None
Decision: Decline

NIHR132985 Corazza
Reaching the “Perfect Body” at any cost: preventing and reducing IPED harms in online fitness communities.
Declared a conflict: None
Decision: Decline

NIHR132730 McVeigh
Application Development Award – Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPEDs): Assessment of available intelligence and research gaps to inform intervention evaluation.
Declared a conflict: None
Decision: Fund with changes

NIHR132992 Lazuros
Developing Communities of Practice for the Prevention of Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Recreational Sport and Exercise in Northern England (Project "Clean Sport and Exercise Communities in the North").
Declared a conflict: None
Decision: Decline       

Day 2 - Wednesday 14 October 2020 

Present

Professor Peymane Adab - Chair (Does not vote)
Dr Suzanne Audrey
Professor Janis Baird
Professor Linda Bauld
Dr Frank de Vocht
Dr Matt Egan
Professor Brian Ferguson - PHR Director (does not vote)
Professor Julia Fox-Rushby
Mr David Green (public member)
Professor Judith Green
Dr Ruth Hunter
Professor Russ Jago
Dr Vittal Katikireddi
Ms Emma Kinloch (public member)
Professor Jim Lewsey
Professor Emma McIntosh
Professor Petra Meier
Dr Graham Moore (absent 14:30-15:30pm)
Professor Christopher Owen
Professor Sarah Rodgers
Professor Falko Sniehotta
Professor Amanda Sowden

Secretariat 

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

Apologies 

Dr Felix Greaves
Dr Lorna Aucott
Professor Rona Campbell
Dr Elizabeth Such
Dr Derrick Bennett
Professor Paul Montgomery

Observers

Zoe McCrossan
Charlotte Clark, Associate, ARUP
Peter Miller, Environment and Town Planning Director, HS2 Ltd.
Professor Gordon Taylor RDS SW (day 2)

DAY 2 Session 4

Commissioned Stage 1 proposals (x2)

20/14 Studying mental health and wellbeing in HS2. 

NIHR132761 Morley
Study into the potential mental health and wellbeing effects of HS2
Declared a conflict: Matt Egan
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR132712 Mindell
The effects of the High Speed 2 Rail Link (HS2) on mental health and wellbeing
Declared a conflict: Brian Ferguson
Decision: Decline 

Commissioned Stage 1 proposal

20/31 Continuing priority research topics of interest to the PHR Programme - round three - July 2020. 

NIHR132399 Torun
The Impacts of Pedestrianisation on Economic and Social Activities in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Declared a conflict:None
Decision: Decline 

DAY 2 Session 5

Commissioned Stage 1 proposals (x5)

19/135 Interactive electronic devices and children and young people's welbeing - July 2020 

NIHR131396 Goodyear
SMART Schools: Smartphones, social Media and Adolescent wellbeing: the impact of school policies Restricting dayTime use.
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict:
 Peymane Adab,  Paul Montgomery (absent)
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR132413  de Azevedo
Understanding the impact of interactive screen-based technology on behaviour and development in young children: a multi-method study to develop an intervention.
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict:
 Falko Sniehotta
Decision: Decline

NIHR132491 Booker
Health and wellbeing consequences of interactive electronic devices usage among young adolescents. How do type of access, content accessed, degree of interaction and individual or familial characteristics and circumstances impact mental and physical health: A mixed method approach.
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict:
 None
Decision: Decline

NIHR132518 Edbrooke-Childs
Interactive electronic devices and children and young people's wellbeing: A mixed-methods study on mental health, health inequalities, empowerment, public health interventions, and social connectedness.
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict:
None
Decision: Decline

NIHR132639 Wright
Identifying evidence-based strategies to reduce self-harming behaviours from child and adolescent interactions with social media: a mixed methods study: The SHIELD Project
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict:
 Brian Ferguson, Amanda Sowden
Decision: Decline (waive one year rule)

Researcher-led Stage 1 proposals

19/89 Researcher-led - November 2019 

NIHR129783 Hay
Air Filtration to reduce Respiratory Infections in older people’s care homes: the AFRI cluster randomised controlled trial with nested internal pilot, qualitative and economic evaluations.
Declared a conflict: Frank De Vocht, Russell Jago, Suzanne Audrey
Decision:  Shortlist

20/32 Researcher-led - July 2020 

NIHR132158 Dawkins
Effects of e-cigarettes vs usual care for smoking cessation when offered at homeless centres: A cluster randomised controlled trial.
Conflicts:  
Janis Baird, Linda Bauld (CA), Matt Egan, Brian Ferguson, Graham Moore
Decision: 
Shortlist

DAY 2 Session 6

NIHR131745 Murphy
E-PLAYS (Enhancing Pragmatic Language skills for Young children with Social communication impairment) trial; evaluation of a computerised intervention to promote communicative development and collaborative skills in children
Declared a conflict:  Brian Ferguson
Decision:  Shortlist

Commissioned Stage 1 proposals (x2)

20/06 Reducing health inequalities in coastal towns and communities - July 2020. 

NIHR132464 Cassell
What works in coastal towns to improve health and reduce health inequalities for young people?  A whole systems, realist investigation.
Declared a conflict: Brian Ferguson
Decision:  Decline

NIHR132682 Gage
Interventions to improve health and reduce health inequalities in coastal towns and communities in England: a mixed methods analysis of effectiveness and costs.
Declared a conflict: None
Decision:  Shortlist

20/07 Mobile data for public health - July 2020. 

NIHR132697 Grant-Muller
New mobility data to understand if shared e-scooter schemes increase active travel and improve population health:  A feasibility study.
Declared a conflict:  Janis Baird, Vittal Katikireddi, James Lewsey, Petra Meier, Emma McIntosh
Decision:  Decline

 

Stage 2 Proposals Outcomes table

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

20/36 Fast-track Stage 2

Project ReferenceLead Applicant  Institution Project Title
NIHR131847

Professor Russell Jago University of Bristol Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the physical activity of Year 6 children and their parents: Identifying scalable actions to mitigate adverse impacts & provide rapid evidence to policy makers.

Stage 2 Proposals – 19/134 Researcher-led

Project ReferenceLead Applicant  Institution Project Title
NIHR131572 

Professor Julian Higgins University of Bristol Towards optimal public health interventions for preventing obesity in children: a novel evidence synthesis

 Commissioned Stage 2 proposal -19/108 Public Mental Health Interventions - March 2020

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

Commissioned Stage 2 proposal - 19/106 Changes to the welfare system - March 2020

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

Stage 2 Proposals – 19/134 Researcher-led

Project ReferenceLead Applicant   Institution Project Title
NIHR131509 Professor Michelle McKinley Queens University 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
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”

Contract variation requests

Project ReferenceLead Applicant   Institution Project Title
17/92/39 Dr Miranda Pallan University of Birmingham An evaluation of the implementation of national school food standards in secondary schools and their impact on the school food environment and pupil intake of free sugars: a mixed methods study.
12/211/54 Professor Helen Minnis University of Glasgow The Best Services Trial (BeST?): Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the New Orleans Intervention Model for Infant Mental Health.
17/92/11 Professor Judy Hutchings Bangor University A multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of KiVa to reduce bullying in primary schools: The UK KiVa Trial.

20/69 Application development for IPEDS –Stage 2 proposal

Project ReferenceLead Applicant   Institution Project Title
NIHR132730 Professor James McVeigh Manchester Metropolitan University  Application Development Award – Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPEDs): Assessment of available intelligence and research gaps to inform intervention evaluation.

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.

20/14 Studying mental health and wellbeing in HS2. 

 Project Reference Lead Applicant  Institution Project Title
NIHR132761 Dr Katherine  Morley RAND Europe The effects of the High Speed 2 Rail Link (HS2) on mental health and wellbeing.

19/135 Interactive electronic devices and children and young people's welbeing - July 2020

Project Reference Lead Applicant Institution Project Title
NIHR131396 Dr Victoria Goodyear University of Birmingham SMART Schools: Smartphones, social Media and Adolescent wellbeing: the impact of school policies Restricting dayTime use.

 19/89 Researcher-led - November 2019  

 Project Reference  Lead Applicant  Institution  Project Title
 NIHR12978 Professor Alastair Hay University of Bristol Air Filtration to reduce Respiratory Infections in older people’s care homes: the AFRI cluster randomised controlled trial with nested internal pilot, qualitative and economic evaluations.

20/32 Researcher-led - July 2020 - Stage 1

Project ReferenceLead Applicant   Institution Project Title
NIHR132158 Professor Lynne Dawkins London South Bank University Effects of e-cigarettes vs usual care for smoking cessation when offered at homeless centres: A cluster randomised controlled trial.
NIHR131745 Dr Suzanne Murphy University of Bedfordshire E-PLAYS (Enhancing Pragmatic Language skills for Young children with Social communication impairment) trial; evaluation of a computerised intervention to promote communicative development and collaborative skills in children.

 20/06 Reducing health inequalities in coastal towns and communities - July 2020

Project Reference  Lead Applicant  Institution  Project Title
 NIHR132682 Professor Heather Gage University of Surrey Interventions to improve health and reduce health inequalities in coastal towns and communities in England: a mixed methods analysis of effectiveness and costs.