This autumn the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) will hold a series of webinars sharing some emerging findings from the first consortia funded by the partnership.

The conditions in which we are born, grow, live, work and age are key drivers of health and health inequalities. Preventing ill health related to these wider determinants of health requires well-coordinated policies across many sectors, such as the economy, welfare, housing, education and employment. 

Systems science can provide new and much needed evidence on the complex, interlinked and long-term consequences of policy decisions across these sectors. 

On Tuesday 2 November 2021 we held the second webinar in this series sharing emerging findings from UKPRP-funded projects and exploring their implications for policy. Speakers from the SIPHER (Systems science In Public Health and Health Economics Research) consortium discussed the importance of a systems science approach to research and practice in public health and shared their learning so far from their research. 


  • Dr Sophie Hawkesworth (Chair), Senior Research Manager, Discovery Research, Wellcome Trust 
  • Julian Cox, Head of Research, Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
  • Greg Fell, Director of Public Health, Sheffield City Council 

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