The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) Community of Practice (CoP) is a forum to share ideas, opportunities and challenges across the UKPRP Networks and Consortia. By exploring our experiences, we can learn from one another, and together, to improve our ways of working to support non-communicable disease prevention.
A group of people who share a common concern, a set of problems, or an interest in a topic and who come together to fulfill both individual and group goals.1
The CoP provides a place to share our learning across key topics of mutual interest. Communities of practice are iterative and respond to the needs of the group, therefore new topics of interest have emerged as we have progressed, particularly when the new funded Consortia joined. Over time, we will continue to build a body of publicly available knowledge, methods and tools to share learning with each other and the wider prevention research community.
UKPRP Community of Practice objectives
- Establish good communication between Networks and Consortia to share ideas and practice
- Identify key areas of mutual interest ‘Development Themes’ and explore these together
- Develop a body of knowledge, methods, and supporting resources based on learning from ‘Development Themes’
- Communication and disseminate these outputs more widely to support other interdisciplinary, systems informed research collaborations
- Raise the profile of UKPRP-funded research, consortia and networks
The Community of Practice is guided by the Collaborative with representatives from each UKPRP Network and Consortium. If you’d like to get in touch to learn more about our work then please contact:
Co-Principal Investigator (MatCHNet Network)
Professor of Social Epidemiology, MRC/CSO Public Health Sciences Unit
Co-Principal Investigator (SPECTRUM Consortium)
Director of the Institute for Social Marketing & Health
CoP Research Fellow
Our Development Themes
This theme provides a forum to exchange knowledge and working towards a collective objective to build capacity and develop innovative research.
Consortium and network management
This theme shares learning and recommends methods to streamline operational management processes to deliver a more effective and efficient research team.
This theme compares each Consortia’s approach to societal impact, planning and evaluation, discusses research principles, challenges existing practice, and proposes new ways of working.
Systems thinking and complex systems
This theme connects members and partners from the UKPRP Networks and Consortia interested in systems thinking and complex systems approaches for public health and prevention research.
Commercial sector interactions
This theme considers approaches to managing interactions with commercial sector organisations (who are part of, or likely to be interested, in the current/future work of consortia/networks).