On Wednesday 1st December, over 70 partners from across Cheshire and Merseyside came together for the subregion’s first Public Health Research Network webinar hosted by Champs Public Health Collaborative.
The online event facilitated by Mari Davis, Co-Director, Leading Communities was opened by Dr Ifeoma Onyia, Interim Director of Public Health for Halton.
We were pleased to welcome Dr Nia Coupe, Senior Research Associate (Lancaster University) and Lecturer (University of Chester) to discuss increasing local authority research capacity in Cheshire and Merseyside.
We also heard from Julie Mugarza, Research Delivery Manager, Division Primary Care/HSDR/Public Health/Social Care lead, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Dr Roberto Vivancos, UK Health Security Agency and Public Health SRL lead for the Clinical Research Network, North West Coast on how might public health local authority and higher education institutions and NIHR clinical research network work together.
In addition, delegates had the opportunity to engage in breakout rooms with partners to feed in their views on barriers to becoming more research active, collaborative working and ways we need to work together.
The presentations were very well received, with some excellent comments from participants including:
“Thank you for putting on the session today. It has been really useful and it will be exciting to see how it develops.”
“Thanks for a great meeting, I’ve really enjoyed the presentations and discussions.”
The event recording can be accessed here.
Please use the links below to download the presentations from the event.
- Dr Nia Coupe – Increasing local authority research capacity in Cheshire and Merseyside.
- Julie Mugarza and Dr Roberto Vivancos – How might public health local authority and higher education institutions and NIHR clinical research network work together?
Thank you to everyone who attended the webinar and shared their views on the new Public Health Research Network for Cheshire and Merseyside.
Further stakeholder engagement will follow so please look out for future opportunities to get involved.