About the Network

NIPHRN brings together individuals from academia, the statutory sector, the community and the voluntary sector to establish Research Development Groups (RDGs) that develop a specific research protocol to attract external funding around new public health interventions.

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You will have access to a vibrant community

We currently have around 300 members. These members come from universities, health trusts, the Public Health Agency and the community and voluntary sector.

Attract more funding and collaborators for your ideas

Any member can propose the formation of an RDG either in response to a specific funding call or their own idea which might be developed for submission to a researcher led call.

It’s flexible

Build a package that’s right for you. As a member you are not required to do anything, you can respond to requests to form groups, attend events and share resources as you wish.

Share your ideas

We're always interested in hearing new ideas to explore within our research activities, share yours with us.

Get In Touch

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To join and add your details to the research register, simply complete the form.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email info@niphrn.org.uk

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Themes we are exploring right now

  • Mental health
  • Physical activity
  • Behaviour
  • Nutrition
  • Data linkage
  • Maternal and infant health
  • Children and young people
  • Chronic conditions
  • Education
  • Obesity
  • Social determinants of health
  • Tobacco