Dr Liz Such awarded NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship to explore how policy can be made healthier

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ScHARR Research Fellow, Dr Liz Such, has been awarded an NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship for 4 years to help mobilise knowledge and conduct research about Health in All Policies. Her £200K award will support her development as a knowledge mobilisation specialist in the field of policy for health equity. The focus for the work will be on how local government policy, strategy and practice supports or constrains health promotion and equity.

This work takes place at an important time for local government. Financially, times are tough and there is growing recognition that the NHS and local public health departments cannot tackle health and health inequalities alone. Liz will be shadowing local government officials and council members as they seek to address local challenges – economic and social – whilst pursuing better health and wellbeing among local populations. She is particularly interested in how health is integrated into decisions and actions around ‘inclusive economic growth’ in local areas.

She will be conducting several packages of research and knowledge mobilisation activity with the support of mentors in the University of Sheffield, including Professor Elizabeth Goyder in ScHARR and Professor Sarah Salway in Social Sciences, the University of Edinburgh, UCL, the Health Foundation and Sheffield City Council.

For more information contact Liz at e.such@sheffield.ac.uk

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