Public health research and practice in the West Midlands: working together to improve health

14 November 2017 thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

Colleagues working in public health across the West Midlands are invited to join a workshop focusing on research and practice in the region, jointly organised by Public Health England (PHE) and the NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands, on Tuesday 14 November in Birmingham. The aim is to identify and recognise regional research needs and priorities and consider how research findings can better support public health policy and practice within the region. Dr Christopher Parker, Managing Director of WMAHSN, will be among the speakers. 


There will be an opportunity to hear the views of key groups within the West Midlands, and in the afternoon you can choose to attend a PHE honorary contract surgery with national PHE staff, learn about how to overcome barriers to research and how to better translate research into practice.

There will be a ‘Dragons’ Den’ session in which public health practitioners and researchers will pitch ideas for local research projects with a focus on evaluation to a panel. The winning pitch will receive £5,000 to pump-prime their project. Please see the Dragons' Den session page for further information, including how to apply.

To see full details about the programme and to book your place, please visit the event website. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the event, please send an email to