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The CAHPR Public Health Research Awards


The 2016 CAHPR Public Health Research Awards have been developed by CAHPR and Public Health England (PHE).

Two winners have been selected through a blind review process.

  • Hannah Harniess, physiotherapist, NHS Greenwich CCG & London School of Economics 
    Title of abstract: Shisha – The New Cigarette? A Qualitative Exploration of Adolescent Perceptions and Health Beliefs about Water-Pipe Tobacco (Shisha) Smoking

  • Dr Brian Power, dietitian, London Metropolitan University 
    Title of abstract: Developing evidence-based and theory-informed recommendations for a workplace-based behaviour change intervention targeted to nurses

What CAHPR award-winners receive

This is the second year these awards have run in recognition of Allied Health Professionals’ contribution to public health.

Each winner receives:

  • £750
  • The chance to display their poster at the PHE conference in September
  • Travel expenses of up to £250 to attend the PHE conference

Relevant public health priorities

The winners were selected for abstracts demonstrating high quality research that supported one or more of the following PHE priorities:

  • Tackling obesity, particularly among children
  • Reducing smoking and stopping children starting
  • Reducing harmful drinking and alcohol related admissions
  • Ensuring every child has the best start in life
  • Reducing the risk of dementia
  • Tackling the growth in antimicrobial resistance
  • Promoting workplace wellbeing
  • Increasing physical activity
  • AHP interventions showing an impact on population health outcomes

Future awards

CAHPR and Public Health England plan to run awards in 2017. Details to follow in due course.


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