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Report reveals legacy of public health research centres

New report shows how the legacy of a UK-wide network of centres of excellence has helped fuel future public health and prevention research.

By building capacity and capability in public health research, a report shows how the legacy of a UK-wide network of centres of excellence has helped fuel future public health and prevention research.

Since 2008, partners in the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) have invested £37 million in a network of six Public Health Research Centres of Excellence (UKCRC centres) to increase infrastructure, build academic capacity in public health research in the UK and provide a platform to engage with policy and practice.

The report shows how 10-years of collaborative work by these centres – based in Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Nottingham, Cambridge and Cardiff – has exceeded expectations of what was thought possible back in 2008.

The production of the report and subsequent request for infographics was co-ordinated by Roisin Corr on behalf of the Directors of the six UKCRC Centres of Excellence.  The press release and report is available from the MRC website.