Continuing success for the Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Research Hub as over 70 delegates across the subregion come together for the second workshop

Over 70 delegates across Cheshire and Merseyside came together for the second Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Research Hub workshop on 23rd November 2022. The workshop gave delegates the opportunity to discuss available public health research opportunities, engage in a Q&A with guest speakers and network with colleagues in order to continue to support each other.

The event included a welcome and update from Dr Ifeoma Onyia, Director of Public Health for Halton and DPH Lead for Public Health Research in Cheshire and Merseyside, followed by two insightful presentations from the guest speakers. The first being Seonaid Beddows, Workforce Learning and Development Lead, National Institute of Health Research who delivered ‘An Introduction to Research Delivery in the Public Health Landscape’ followed by Andrew Riley, PhD researcher, University of Liverpool, who discussed ‘Research partnerships in Warrington: Developing collaborative practices between the local authority and academia’ both presentations included Q&A sessions.

During the event, delegates also had the opportunity to engage in breakout rooms and participate in an activity to discuss ‘How can we use the information from the presentations within our organisations? What are the opportunities and what additional support might be required?’ which lead to some extremely interesting and engaging discussions.

Ifeoma Onyia

Dr Ifeoma Onyia, Director of Public Health for Halton and Lead Director for the Public Health Research Hub, said:

“We are extremely pleased with the continuing success of the Public Health Research Hub and hope to see this continue to grow throughout our future workshops. The development of The Research Hub throughout the past two workshops and launch event has been phenomenal and the success has proven to us that this space that we have created is very much needed in order to engage and develop research strategies amongst colleagues.”

If the Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Research Hub is of interest to you:

  • Look out for an invitation from the Champs Public Health Collaborate to the next workshop being held on 23rd March 2022 where some of the research opportunities in Local Authorities will be discussed. The invitation will be sent out to the Collaborative’s newsletter mailing list. You can sign up here
  • Please look out for further information about a workshop in February.
  • Please do continue to look out for the next NIHR LA SPARC scheme on the NIHR website here

Download the presentations from the event here:

Andrew Riley presentation

Seonaid Beddows presentation

View the recording of the event below.