First Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Research Hub workshop held with over 70 delegates across the subregion attending

Over 70 delegates came together at the first Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Research Hub workshop on 25th July following the successful launch of the Hub in April. The workshop gave delegates the opportunity to discuss available public health research opportunities and network with colleagues in order to support each other.

The event included a welcome and update from Dr Ifeoma Onyia, Director of Public Health for Halton and Dr Nia Coupe, Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University, followed by an engaging presentation from guest speaker, Dr Steven Lane, Advisor, Research Design Service North West (RDS NW) which featured an overview of the service and available support and funding. A question and answer session was also held.

During the event, delegates also had the opportunity to engage in breakout rooms and participate in an activity and discuss support and funding opportunities from the RDS NW.

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 current success of the Public Health Research Hub and hope to see this to continue throughout our future workshops. The Research Hub has created a space to engage and develop research strategies amongst colleagues, as well as learn about current and future research funding opportunities and we are excited to see this develop as the workshops continue.”

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 November 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
  • Look at and consider if you would like to be considered for academic led evaluation (Deadline 12th September 2022)
  • Thinking about delivering community-based research? UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are providing grants of £25,000 for six month collaborative projects running from December 2022 to May 2023. Further details here (Deadline 14th September)


View the full recording of the workshop here.

For more information

To find out more about the Public Health Research Hub, click here.