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Policy Research Programme - Minutes from the Round 29 Stage 2 Committee Meeting

Contents

Outcomes for the Policy Research Programme Round 29 Stage 2 Committee Meeting

Date and Location

Tuesday 22 June 2021, held virtually

In Attendance

Core Committee Members

Professor Karen Bloor (Chair), University of York, Health Sciences

Professor Kevin Brazil (Deputy Chair), Queen's University Belfast, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Dr Mai Stafford, The Health Foundation, Data Analytics 

Professor Catherine Law, University College London, Institute of Child Health

Professor Ruth McDonald, University of Manchester, Alliance Manchester Business School

Professor Andrew Hill, University of Leeds, School of Medicine

Professor Paul Aveyard, University of Oxford, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Professor Mike Robling, Cardiff University, Centre for Trials Research, College of Biomedical & Life Sciences

Professor Stephen Sutton, University of Cambridge, Department of Public Health and Primary Care

Mrs Gillian Bridgland, PPIE Representative

DrJim Fitzgibbon, PPIE Representative

Mr Paul Anderson, PPIE Representative

Ms Amander Wellings, PPIE Representative

Subject Experts for Call 1

Dr Anna Plym, Karolinska Institutet Solna, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Professor Anne McMunn, University College London, Epidemiology & Public Health

Dr Peter Goldblatt, University College London, Epidemiology and Public Health

Professor Karen Walker-Bone, University of Southampton, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit

Subject Experts for Call 2

Dr Katy Rose Holloway, University of South Wales, Department of Criminology

Professor Tim Millar, The University of Manchester, Centre for Mental Health and Safety

Professor Susanne MacGregor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Public Health, Environment and Society

Professor John Marsden, King's College London, Addictions Department

Dr Paolo Deluca, King's College London, Addictions Department

Department of Health and Social Care Liaison Officers

Helen Stinson, Department of Health and Social Care, Science, Research and Evidence Directorate

Simon Robinson, Department of Health and Social Care, Science, Research and Evidence Directorate

Rachel Conner, Department of Health and Social Care, Science, Research and Evidence Directorate

Simon Malyon, Department of Health and Social Care, Science, Research and Evidence Directorate

Policy Representatives

Sarah Umpleby, EHIE Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions

Laura Adelman, EHIE Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions

Kirsty Blenkins, Public Health England 

Ellen Flint, EHIE Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions

Cristina Sanchez, Policy Analysis team, Department of Health & Social Care

Lyndon Clews, Department for Work and Pensions

NIHR CCF

Mario Moroso, Assistant Director, Policy Research Programme

Nicholas Chandler, Senior Programme Manager, Policy Research Programme

Tyler Maher, Senior Research Programme Manager, Policy Research Programme

Maria Chisholm, Senior Programme Manager, Policy Research Programme

Kelly Howard, Senior Research Manager, Programme Grants

Jojo Leppink, Operations Manager, Operations

Yvette Arku-Nelson, Research Officer, Operations

Marc Browne, Research Officer, Operations

Observers

Candace Imison, Associate Director of Evidence and Dissemination, NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination (CED)

Lindsay Bearne, Senior Research Fellow (Knowledge Mobilisation), NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination (CED)

Call 1: Working Age Health Call - Stage 2 applications considered

NIHR202986: Sustainable return to work: A pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of a multicomponent workplace ‘IGLOO’ intervention compared with usual return-to-work support
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Recommended for funding    

NIHR202996: IPS BEYOND SMI: MAXIMISING INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENT AND SUPPORT (IPS) BEYOND SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS (SMI)
Conflicts: Dr Mai Stafford, Professor Andrew Hill, Professor Paul Aveyard left the room
Outcome: Recommended for funding

Dr Mai Stafford, Professor Andrew Hill, Professor Paul Aveyard returned to the room once the Committee’s discussion of the application was complete.

NIHR202998: Supporting employers to narrow disability employment and pay gaps in the UK
Conflicts: Professor Mike Robling left the room
Outcome: Reject

Professor Mike Robling returned to the room once the Committee’s discussion of the application was complete. 

NIHR203000: Identifying the predictors of job loss in people with long-term conditions and disabilities; implications for policy and practice
Conflicts: Dr Mai Stafford left the room
Outcome: Reject

Dr Mai Stafford returned to the room once the Committee’s discussion of the application was complete. 

Call 2: Understanding Recent Increases in the Prevalence of Drug Misuse Among Young People - applications considered

NIHR202988: AMOUNT: A mixed methods investigation of the individual, sociocultural, and societal factors that underly the recent increase in substance use among young people to inform policy
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Recommended for funding

NIHR202989: Drugs and Youth: Understanding and explaining shifting trends, changing consumption patterns and treatment engagement
Conflicts: Professor Susanne MacGregor
Outcome: Reject

Professor Susanne MacGregor returned to the room once the Committee’s discussion of the application was complete. 

NIHR202991: Understanding Contemporary Patterns of Drug and Alcohol Use Among Young People Aged Under 18 Across the UK
Conflicts: Professor Kevin Brazil, Professor John Marsden left the room
Outcome: Reject

Professor Kevin Brazil, Professor John Marsden returned to the room once the Committee’s discussion of the application was complete.