Research themes, CHAD has identified four thematic areas, each with a named lead. Within these broad themes, we wish to develop critical mass for collaborative research:
Including the health needs of people who may experience complex and multiple needs and/or who may have difficulty in accessing universal services (lead Fiona McCormack/Matilda Hanjari).
- City Centre Street Activity and Rough Sleeping (complete)
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) pilot evaluation
Including the health needs and wellbeing of women who are pregnant and/or have young children, the children themselves, and their significant others (lead Rachel Massie)
- Gestational diabetes and maternal behaviour change
- Smoking cessation in pregnancy
Including prevention, management and treatment of long-term conditions and mental health in an ageing population (lead Peter Kevern)
- Thinking Active, dementia and physical activity evaluation
- Physical activity and cancer evaluation
- NIHR funding for NHS health checks research
Healthy communities and place
Including community development, built and natural environments and health (lead Christopher Gidlow).
- Healthy Urban Planning
- CHAD Community Action Network (CHAD CAN!)