On 7th June, over 50 colleagues joined the “Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Research – An academic perspective workshop”. The workshop aimed to explore public health research from an academic perspective and look at the challenges and opportunities for engaging with communities to support research in public health.
Dr Ifeoma Onyia, Director of Public Health (DPH) in Halton and lead DPH for research in Cheshire and Merseyside opened the session introducing guest speakers, Lisa Jones and Dr Gillian Hutcheon, Liverpool John Moores University who discussed, investigating research capacity in public health from an academic view including the challenges and how to overcome them. Followed by Dr Jo-Anne Puddephatt, Edgehill University who discussed a variety of different approaches to engaging communities in public health research.
Following the three presentations from the guest speakers delegates were given the opportunity to engage in a breakout session which enabled delegates to connect with each other and share their own knowledge and experience.
View the presentation slides here