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PHR Funding Committee - Public Minutes October 2019

 

Contents

Meeting

Public Health Research Programme - Funding Committee Meeting

Date

Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 October 2019

Place

Danubius Hotel, London

Present

Professor Peymane Adab (Chair -does not vote)
Dr Suzanne Audrey
Professor Linda Bauld
Dr Matt Egan
Professor Julia Fox-Rushby
Dr Felix Greaves
Mr David Green (public member)
Professor Judith Green
Professor Russ Jago
Professor Andy Jones
Ms Emma Kinloch (public member)
Professor Petra Meier
Dr Graham Moore
Professor Christopher Owen
Professor Sarah Rodgers
Professor Falko Sniehotta
Professor Amanda Sowden
Professor Martin White (Programme Director - does not vote)

Co-opted committee members (18/147 & 18/148 only)

Dr James Woodcock, Programme Lead, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge (Day 1)
Professor Eugene Milne, Director of Public Health, Newcastle. (Day 1)
Dr Karen Exley, Group Leader Air Quality and Public Health, Public Health England (Day 1) 

Secretariat

Dr Andrew Cook
Mrs Louise Higgs
Mrs Gemma House
Miss Andrea Ingram
Dr Claire Kidgell

Apologies

Dr Charlotte Clark Professor Rona Campbell
Professor Emma McIntosh
Professor Paul Montgomery
Professor Toby Prevost

Observers/In attendance

Dr Derrick Bennett, new committee member
Dr Emma Such, new trainee committee member (arrived mid-pm day 1)
Dr Frank de Vocht, new committee member Rebecca Cassidy, RDS South East

 

Day 1

 

Stage 2 proposals

NIHR129196 Rodgers
Adapted suicide safety plans to address suicidal ideation and suicide behaviours in autistic adults: an interventional single arm feasibility trial and external pilot randomised controlled trial
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Falko Sniehotta, Emma McIntosh (absent)
Decision: Fund with changes

NIHR129074 Notley
BabyBreathe Trial (A randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention to prevent return to smoking postpartum
Chair:
Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Linda Bauld, Matt Egan, Andy Jones, Petra Meier, Graham Moore, Chris Owen, Frank de Vocht, Toby Prevost (absent)
Decision:
Fund with changes

NIHR128833 McEachan
Evaluating the life-course health impact of a city-wide system approach to improve air quality in Bradford, UK: A quasi-experimental study with implementation and process evaluation.
Chair: Linda Bauld
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Peymane Adab, Amanda Sowden, Martin White
Decision:
Fund with change

NIHR129400 Loh
Transport for Healthy Air Quality (TransportHAQ)
Chair:
Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Russ Jago, Frank de Vocht, Emma McIntosh (absent)
Decision: Decline

NIHR129406 Beevers
The air quality health and economic costs and benefits of a zero carbon UK
Chair:
Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Julia Fox-Rushby, Judith Green
Decision: Fund with changes

NIHR129440 Reis
Assessing Mitigation Pathways to Realise Public Health Benefits of Air Pollutant Emission Reductions from Agriculture (AMPHoRA)
Chair:
Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Matt Egan, Judith Green
Decision:
Fund with changes

NIHR129449 Cowie
AIM-HEALTH: Effectiveness of agricultural interventions to minimise the health impacts of air pollution
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room:
none
Decision: Fund with changes

NIHR129064 Stenfert-Kroese
A randomised feasibility study of a school-based emotional literacy programme (Zippy's Friends) for children with intellectual disabilities.
Chair:
Russ Jago
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Peymane Adab, Rona Campbell (absent), Graham Moore
Decision: Fund with changes

NIHR128874 Petherick
Evaluation of the Universal Infant Free School Meals programme on health, educational, financial and process outcomes for students, their families and schools: a mixed methods evaluation of a natural experiment using the Born in Bradford study cohort and the National Pupil database.
Chair:
Russ Jago
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Peymane Adab, Matt Egan, Andy Jones, Petra Meier, Falko Sniehotta, Amanda Sowden, Martin White
Decision:
Decline 

NIHR129113 Evans
Mental health and well-being interventions for care-experienced children and young people: Systematic review of intervention theories, process, effect and equity.
Chair:
Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Rona Campbell (absent), Russ Jago, Graham Moore
Decision: Fund with changes

NIHR129125 Taggart
A feasibility study of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of the MATILDA intervention to support older adults with intellectual disability to improve health, wellbeing and social networks compared to usual care.
Chair:
Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room:
none
Decision:
Fund with changes

NIHR128607 Knai
Population interventions to improve diet in England: An evidence synthesis of the effectiveness of mandatory, voluntary and partnership approaches
Chair:
Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Linda Bauld, Matt Egan, Judith Green, Petra Meier, Amanda Sowden, Martin White, Elizabeth Such (absent), Frank de Vocht
Decision:
Fund with changes

NIHR129182 Jolly
The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Assets-based feeding help Before and After birth (ABA) for improving breastfeeding initiation and continuation
Chair:
Linda Bauld
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Peymane Adab, Suzanne Audrey, Rona Campbell (absent), Russ Jago, Graham Moore, Falko Sniehotta, Martin White, Frank de Vocht
Decision:
Fund with changes

 

Commissioned - Stage 1 Proposals

19/04 – People as assets

NIHR130156 Stathi
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.
Chair: Linda Bauld
Declared a conflict and left the room: Peymane Adab, Russ Jago, Andy Jones, Petra Meier
Decision: Shortlist 

NIHR129118 Baker
CommonHealth Assets: a realist evaluation of how community led organisations impact on health, wellbeing and health inequalities
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Falko Sniehotta, Emma McIntosh (absent)
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR129878 Visram
Can interventions that focus on mobilising individual and community assets improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities? A pragmatic, mixed methods evaluation
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Petra Meier, Falko Sniehotta, Matt Egan (absent)
Decision: Decline

NIHR130243 Calder
Enhancing the sustainability of community-led support initiatives for older people - a mixed methods study.
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: none
Decision: Decline

NIHR130269 Gage
Evaluation of community based approaches to mobilising people as assets: a mixed methods study
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: none
Decision: Decline

 

Researcher-Led Stage 1 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: Suzanne Audrey, Linda Bauld, Rona Campbell (absent), Russ Jago, Falko Sniehotta, Martin White, James Woodcock, Ruth Hunter, Frank de Vocht, Graham Moore
Decision: Shortlist

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, Matt Egan, Petra Meier, Graham Moore, Elizabeth Such, Frank de Vocht, Emma McIntosh (absent)
Decision:  Shortlist 

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, Graham Moore
Decision: Shortlist

 

Day 2

 

Present

Professor Peymane Adab (Chair -does not vote)
Dr Suzanne Audrey
Professor Linda Bauld
Professor Rona Campbell
Professor Julia Fox-Rushby
Dr Felix Greaves Mr David Green (public member)
Professor Judith Green
Professor Russ Jago
Professor Andy Jones
Ms Emma Kinloch (public member)
Professor Petra Meier
Dr Graham Moore
Professor Christopher Owen
Professor Sarah Rodgers
Professor Falko Sniehotta
Professor Amanda Sowden

Secretariat

Dr Andrew Cook
Mrs Gemma House
Miss Andrea Ingram

Apologies

Dr Charlotte Clark
Professor Emma McIntosh
Dr Matt Egan Professor Paul Montgomery
Professor Toby Prevost
Professor Petra Meier (from 11.30am)
Professor Martin White

Observers

Dr Derrick Bennett
Dr Emma Such
Dr Frank de Vocht Sharon Caunt, RDS Yorkshire & Humber
Alex Recio-Saucedo (Secretariat)

 

Commissioned - Stage 1 Proposals

19/01 – Adverse childhood experiences

NIHR129793 Callaghan
Reducing the Impact of Sexual Exploitation: An implementation evaluation
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: none
Decision: Decline

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 and left the room: none
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR130251 McLaughlin
Improving the emotional health and wellbeing of looked after children and young people: Evaluating a trauma-informed model of care for Northern Ireland
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Emma Mintosh (absent)
Decision: Decline

NIHR130338 Whittaker
Realist evaluation of the Parents under Pressure (PuP) programme for children and families affected by multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: none
Decision: Decline

19/57 – Continuing priority research topics

NIHR129842 Callaghan
A multi-centred, parallel, two-group, randomised controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis comparing (i) usual support plus tailored support to improve wellbeing and health enhancing lifestyle with (ii) usual support only, among men and women receiving community supervision
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: none
Decision: Decline

NIHR130208 Brand
Community-led prevention of gang involvement and creation of diversionary pathways for vulnerable young people to prevent gang violence and gang-related harms to mental health: A feasibility study of the ECHO intervention
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Graham Moore
Decision: Decline

NIHR130228 Whittaker
Girls and young women in gangs
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: none
Decision: Decline

NIHR129791 Buston
Healthy Dads Healthy Kids in prisons: a feasibility study and pilot for an intervention to improve father –child relationships
Chair: Linda Bauld
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Russ Jago, Peymane Adab, Emma McIntosh (absent)
Decision: Shortlist

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
Decision: Shortlist

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, Matt Egan (absent), Martin White (absent)
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR129665 Bryant
System wide influences on food choice within primary schools in the UK: co-design and evaluation of an implementation plan to maximise the impact of whole school approaches to food
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict and left the room: Peymane Adab, Petra Meier, Falko Sniehotta, Amanda Sowden, Matt Egan (absent), Martin White (absent)
Decision:  Decline

NIHR129937 Relton
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
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Petra Meier, Martin White (absent)
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR130293 Lake
A mixed methods study to explore the impact of local authorities and food partnerships on food systems
Chair: Linda Bauld
Declared a conflict and left the room: Peymane Adab, Rona Campbell, Russ Jago, Petra Meier, Falko Sniehotta, Elizabeth Such, Martin White (absent)
Decision: Decline

19/20 – Tobacco NETS3

NIHR129920 Conner
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, Paul Montgomery (absent)
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR129968 Hajek
Does availability of reduced-risk nicotine delivery products increase or decrease smoking prevalence, cigarette sales and health inequalities? (GIRO - Gateway into or out of smoking?)
Chair: Linda Bauld
Declared a conflict and left the room: Peymane Adab, Petra Meier, Frank de Vocht
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR129696 Moodie
Assessing consumer, tobacco industry, and 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, Petra Meier, Graham Moore, Martin White (absent)
Decision: Shortlist
 
NIHR130292 McNeill
Youth smoking: nicotine dependence, cessation and the evolving nicotine market
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Petra Meier
Decision: Shortlist

19/02 -  Novel psychoactive substances

NIHR130046 Elison-Davies
Efficacy and effectiveness evaluation of 'BFO/Timewise': A digitally enabled, population-wide intervention for Novel Psychoactive Substance use in prisons
Chair: Russ Jago
Declared a conflict and left the room: Peymane Adab, Petra Meier
Decision: Decline

NIHR129620 Gilchrist
Reducing harmful substance use and sexual risk behaviour among men who have sex with men and engage in chemsex in the UK: effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Chemcheck group programme + safer chemsex PIC PAC, compared to safer chemsex PIC PAC only
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Suzanne Audrey, Rona Campbell, Russ Jago, Petra Meier, Frank de Vocht
Decision: Decline

NIHR129721 Higgins
Evaluation of The AD:EPT Core Intensive Programme (CIP): A low threshold multi-modal intervention to reduce risk of harmful substance use for those in prison - A feasibility Study
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Ruth Hunter
Decision: Decline

NIHR129829 Roberts
Are prison drug interventions effective in reducing harm and improving health in drug and NPS use?
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room:
none
Decision: Decline

19/49 – Data enabled trials NETS3 cross-programme

NIHR129867 Hardelid
Air Pollution, housing and respiratory tract Infections in Children: a naTURal Experiment (PICTURE)
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room:
Linda Bauld, Paul Montgomery (absent), Sarah Rodgers, Emma McIntosh (absent)
Decision: Shortlist

NIHR130279 Meehan
Combining geospatial and genomic information to reveal occult locations of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission
Chair: Peymane Adab
Declared a conflict and left the room: Felix Greaves
Decision: Decline

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
Decision: Shortlist

Summary

  • 0 Stage 2 proposals were recommended for funding
  • 11 Stage 2 proposals were recommended for funding subject to certain conditions
  • 0 Stage 2 proposals were invited to re-submit
  • 16 Stage 1 proposals were shortlisted

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 Reference Lead Applicant Institution Project Title
 NIHR129064 Dr Biza Stenfert Kroese  University of Birmingham  A randomised feasibility study of a school-based emotional literacy programme (Zippy's Friends) for children with intellectual disabilities
 NIHR129113 Dr Rhiannon Evans  Cardiff University Mental health and well-being interventions for care-experienced children and young people: Systematic review of intervention theories, process, effect and equity
 NIHR128607 Dr Cecile Knai  London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine   Population interventions to improve diet in England: An evidence synthesis of the effectiveness of mandatory, voluntary and partnership approaches
 NIHR129182 Professor Kate Jolly  University of Birmingham The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Assets-based feeding help Before and After birth (ABA) for improving breastfeeding initiation and continuation
 NIHR129125 Dr Laurence Taggart  University of Ulster A feasibility study of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of the MATILDA intervention to support older adults with intellectual disability to improve health, wellbeing and social networks

 Commissioned

Project ReferenceLead Applicant InstitutionProject Title
NIHR129196 Dr Jacqueline Rodgers University of Newcastle Adapted suicide safety plans to address suicidal ideation and suicide behaviours in autistic adults: an interventional single arm feasibility trial and external pilot randomised controlled trial
NIHR128833 Dr Rosemary McEachan Bradford Institute for Health Research Evaluating the life-course health impact of a city-wide system approach to improve air quality in Bradford, UK: A quasi-experimental study with implementation and process evaluation.
NIHR129406 Dr Sean Beevers  King's College London The air quality health and economic benefits of a zero carbon UK
NIHR129440 Dr Stefan Reis Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Assessing Mitigation Pathways to Realise Public Health Benefits of Air Pollutant Emission Reductions from Agriculture (AMPHoRA)
NIHR129074 Dr Caitlin Notley University of East Anglia BabyBreathe Trial - A randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention to prevent return to smoking postpartum
NIHR129449 Ms Hilary Cowie Institute of Occupational Medicine (Edinburgh) AIM-HEALTH: Effectiveness of agricultural interventions to minimise the health impacts of air pollution

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

Researcher-led

Project Reference Lead Applicant Institution Project Title
 NIHR129703  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 – 19/04 - People as assets

Project ReferenceLead Applicant Institution Project Title
 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.
 NIHR129118 Professor Rachel Baker  Glasgow Caledonian University Common Health Assets: a realist evaluation of how community led organisations impact on health, wellbeing and health inequalities

Commissioned – 19/01 – Adverse Childhood Experiences

 Project ReferenceLead Applicant  Institution Project Title
 NIHR 129901 Dr Jenny Woodman  University College London Which models of health visiting in England are most effective in reducing the harms associated with maternal ACEs?

Commissioned – 19/57 - Continuing priority research topics

Project ReferenceLead Applicant Institution Project Title
 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
 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

Commissioned – 19/03 - Local influences on food choice and diet

Project Reference Lead Applicant Institution Project Title
 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?
 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

 Commissioned – NETS3 -19/20 - Tobacco

 NIHR130292Professor Ann McNeillKing's College LondonYouth smoking: nicotine dependence, cessation and the evolving nicotine market
 NIHR129968 Professor Peter Hajek Queen Mary
University of London
Does availability of reduced-risk nicotine delivery products increase or decrease smoking prevalence, cigarette sales and health inequalities? (GIRO - Gateway into or out of smoking?)
 NIHR129696 Dr Crawford Moodie University of Stirling Assessing consumer, tobacco industry, and retailer response to a ban on characterising flavours in cigarettes and rolling tobacco in the UK
 NIHR 129920 Professor Mark Conner University of Leeds What is the relative effects of factors that lead teenagers to start smoking? Analysis of cohort data, systematic review and meta synthesis

 Commissioned – NETS3 – 19/111 - Ambitious data-enabled trials

Project Reference Lead Applicant Institution Project Title
 NIHR129867 Dr Pia Hardelid University College London Air Pollution, housing and respiratory tract Infections in Children: a naTURal Experiment (PICTURE)
 NIHR130286 Dr Michael Soljak  Imperial College London NHS Health Checks: FIlling GAps in Research Outcomes at 10 years (FIGARO-10)