SIPHER contributes to the debate at the CPP Inclusive Growth Conference 2019

26th November 2019

Professor Petra Meier attended the CPP Inclusive Growth Conference in London today to participate in a panel discussion on “Increasing healthy life expectancy: a proxy for inclusive growth in action?”. Petra talked about the limited understanding of the links between inclusive growth and health. She also shared ideas for how we might fill the evidence gaps.

The event was a good chance to learn what cities around the world are doing to promote an inclusive economy. For example, it was interesting to hear from the Mayors of Bristol and Lisbon.

SIPHER looks forward to contributing to and shaping the inclusive economy debate. To find out more follow us @SipherC.

 

The SIPHER Consortium Wellcome Open Research Letter

15th November 2019

The SIPHER Team have this week published in Wellcome Open Research. Our Open Letter shares how SIPHER will contribute to the way major investment decisions are made across government sectors to support a move towards healthy public policy. Over the next five years we will focus on understanding the system-wide impact of policies in four domains. These are housing, inclusive growth, mental wellbeing and adverse childhood experiences.

To find out more about our aim and objectives, eight interlinked workstreams, plans for public involvement and anticipated outputs and impact please read the full letter here.

SIPHER Launch on 13th November at the Royal Society of Edinburgh

11th November 2019

We are excited to announce that this week is the official launch of SIPHER at the Royal Society in Edinburgh. SIPHER is a major new research consortium which seeks to support a shift from “health policy” to “healthy public policy”. This means all policy sectors working together to improve the health & wellbeing of the population and reduce inequalities.

On Wednesday 13th November from 12:00-16:00 colleagues from over 20 organisations across the UK will join us as we share our ambitions for SIPHER. Over the next five years we will focus on understanding the system-wide impact of policies in four areas: housing, inclusive growth, mental wellbeing and adverse childhood experiences. At the launch we will hear from Policy Partners in Sheffield, Greater Manchester and the Scottish Government about what they hope SIPHER will deliver and some of the challenges they anticipate along the way. Our Research Partners will provide a beginners’ introduction to SIPHER’s interdisciplinary systems methods. They will also share current thinking on UK Health Divides and Inclusive Growth.

To find out more follow us @SipherC.

 

Keeping the NHS on track hosted by the Centre for Progressive Policy

 1st October 2019

Petra Meier, SIPHER Director, attended a fringe event hosted by the Centre for Progressive Policy in Manchester today. This was an excellent opportunity to listen in to emerging policy debates and participate in a round table discussion on how we can best address the true drivers of demand for the NHS.

Systems Mapping Workshop delivered by Alex and Pete from CECAN

30th September 2019

Today SIPHER hosted the first of what we hope will be many successful workshops to support our research processes. Alex Penn and Pete Barbrook-Johnson from the Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN) came to Sheffield to deliver systems mapping training to 21 of our policy partners and researchers.

Our focus for the day was Inclusive Growth. This is one of 4 topics our UK Prevention Research Partnership funded Consortium will research over the next five years.

Systems mapping will form a key part of our work to understand the policy spaces in which we are operating. So, over the coming months our team will use these approaches with policy partners in Sheffield, Greater Manchester and Scotland to map out influential factors for Inclusive Growth. Once the maps are developed we will use them to shape complex systems modelling decisions in SIPHER.

If you’d like to know more please contact us at sipher@sheffield.ac.uk, find us @SipherC or visit our website www.sipher.ac.uk.