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Closing date: 23 April 2021

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Senior/experienced representatives from UK based Local Authorities and public bodies (Ref - PHRPC/21/01)

The Public Health Research (PHR) programme is seeking to appoint members to the Prioritisation Committee.

This opportunity is for current UK based Local Authority and public health body employees working at a senior level and/or with a breadth of experience within the sector. We encourage applications from all four countries of the UK.

The PHR programme funds approximately £17m of UK based Public Health research every year. It is keen to fund research that is of importance and relevance to Public Health practice.

The role of the Prioritisation Committee is to advise the Programme Director on the identification and prioritisation of a broad range of public health research topics, the prioritisation of research proposals and to help steer the development of the programme.

The term of office is 4 years starting from September 2021 (or May 2021 if possible). Travel and expenses will be paid. The committee meets three times a year, usually in January, May and September. Meetings are currently being held virtually using Microsoft Teams.

The NIHR embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to ensuring our committees represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills, and welcome applications from under-represented groups.

Individuals with global public health expertise may wish to consider the Global Health Research Programme.

If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact Louise Higgs at

To apply please complete the online application form, which will be followed by an anonymous equality, diversity and inclusion reporting form.  You will find advice on how to apply in the guidance document linked below:

Applications for this opportunity close on Friday 23rd April 2021.

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