Over 100 delegates attend the Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Research Hub Launch event

On 28th April 2022 over 100 delegates came together to attend the Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Research Hub launch event, online. The event gave delegates the opportunity to learn about a number of public health research opportunities in the subregion and meet people from organisations that could support them in local research and evaluation. 
The event was opened by Dr Ifeoma Onyia, Director of Public Health for Halton with an update from Dr Nia Coupe, Senior Research Associate (Lancaster University) and Lecturer (University of Chester). 
We were also pleased to welcome Dr James Morris, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Dr Maja Palmer, Research Manager (NIHR) to discuss ‘developing our PHIRST for evaluation’ 
We also heard from Dr Jade Thai, Liverpool Health Partners who discussed ‘Identifying a new piece of Cheshire and Merseyside collaborative research’.  
During the event delegates had the opportunity to engage in breakout rooms to feed in their views on the development of research and discuss future research opportunities. 

Next steps

A public health research hub has now been established in Cheshire and Merseyside with plans for future events and opportunities for collaboration.

If you would like to join the hub please email helenforman@wirral.gov.uk and you will be added to the mailing list.

Event feedback

Excellent feedback was received from delegates following the event including:

“Really enjoyed being at the (virtual) launch of the Cheshire and Mersey Public Health Research Hub. Thank you to the organisers, speakers and participants. Strong basis for developing (even more) collaborative public health research.”

“Great attending the launch of the Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Research Hub today. Looking forward to building research collaborations between our teams and with our public health colleagues to improve the health of our local populations.”


View the full set of presentation slides and recording of the event below: 

C&M Public Health Research Hub Launch presentation slides