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Cambridge Public Health



We believe strongly that engaging and collaborating with key stakeholders will help to ensure that our research is responsive to evolving needs and leads to real-world change.

CPH is strengthened by our longstanding relationships with practitioners and policy makers at local, regional and national levels including with local authorities, the NHS and government departments.

Representatives from these organisations are on our steering committee and advisory board, contributing to the Centre’s strategy and its research, capacity building and impact activities.


Find out more about our collaborations below 

Research networks

East of England Population Health Research Hub

CPH hosts the East of England Population Health Research Hub (EoE PHResH) which is a collaborative network of public health practitioners, academics and regional research infrastructures in the East of England region. EoE PHResH connects regional research expertise with local public health in practice to inform, co-design and implement research and public health evaluations.

Contact: Programme Manager, Caitlin Grant

NIHR School for Public Health Research

CPH is one of nine academic centres that make up the National Institute for Health and Care Research, School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR). SPHR aims to increase the evidence base for cost-effective public health practice. The University of Cambridge involvement in the School is led by Professor Carol Brayne CBEProfessor Martin WhiteDr Louise Lafortune, Dr Esther van Sluijs and Professor Tamsin Ford.

NIHR Public Health Incubator

The NIHR Incubators address areas where there is a need to build research capacity on a national level. The Public Health Incubator aims to stimulate and inspire those working in the public health academic/practice field to pursue academic research careers; and to enhance the opportunities for those pursuing academic careers through better sign-posting to funding opportunities and career support activities.

Regional Academic Public Health Forum

CPH hosts the organisation of this forum which brings together academic public health representatives from across the East of England’s Universities.

National and local government

Department of Health and Social Care Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) brings together expert advice, analysis and evidence with policy development and implementation to shape and drive health improvement and equalities priorities for government.

CPH collaborates with OHID through its representation in our leadership team, East of England Population Health Research Hub, NIHR ARC East of England Population Evidence and Data Science theme and NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) work.

Business and industry

Partnership with KPMG on the ‘Future of Work’ 

CPH co-director and Public Mental Health research theme lead Gordon Harold, is leading a new partnership with KPMG to understand how the world of work is changing, starting with what really works when it comes to supporting employees’ mental wellbeing. Read more about the Future of Work partnership

Business for Health - collaboration with AstraZeneca

CPH has a Memorandum of Understanding, and has received some funding from AstraZeneca, to develop a metric approach that brings together environment, economics and health at population level. 

NHS England and healthcare providers

NHS Healthcare Public Health team 

The NHS Healthcare Public Health team aims to improve healthcare by ensuring services are effective, efficient accessible and equitable to all those who need it. The team aim to do this by reducing demand for NHS services through prevention; identifying and reducing inequalities and unfairness; and improving health related outcomes.

CPH and the East of England Population Health Research Hub work NHSEI Healthcare Public Health to facilitate NHSEI Healthcare Public Health Fellowships for the East of England region.

About us

Cambridge Public Health is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. We aim to build connections between researchers, foster collaborations with health professionals working outside of academia and conduct research that improves the health and wellbeing of populations. Find out more about us here.

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