SIPHER Blog

Cascading effects in participatory systems mapping

By Mohammad Hassannezhad and Daniel Chedgzoy Cascading effects arise when an initiating cause in one part of the system has knock-on effects on other parts, due to interdependencies between them. […]

Does COVID-19 mean we should stop worrying about chronic diseases?

By Colin Angus The World Health Organization recently published their Global Health Estimates for 2019 with a news story that led on the fact that 7 of the top 10 […]

Why ‘Football Manager’ is a Complex Systems Model

By Ally Brown Before I discovered being a teenager, I played with a complex systems model every evening for hours on end, for weeks, for months. I wasn’t doing homework, […]

Public Involvement in SIPHER

By Ellen Stewart Patient and public involvement (PPI) in health research is a field of practice which has grown at pace, and is now understood as central to high quality […]

The Unequal Mortality Burden of COVID-19

By Colin Angus   The COVID-19 pandemic has had an almost unprecedented impact on mortality across the globe and the United Kingdom has been one of the worst affected countries, […]

Towards Joined-up Decision Making for an Inclusive Economy

By Lucy Gavens In September 2019, as the SIPHER Consortium officially launched, the Health Foundation published a report on the need for a whole-government approach to long-term investment in the […]

Participatory Systems Mapping in a Socially Distanced World

By Mohammad Hassannezhad & Lucy Gavens Policy decision-making is most effective when all stakeholders play an active role in the process of problem solving. Participatory systems mapping (PSM) is a […]

Covid-19: Economic Recovery and Inequalities that Influence Health and Wellbeing

By Lucy Gavens The message that “we’re all in it together” has spread far and wide in recent months. But, evidence tells us that we are not all affected in […]

Why “health” matters to “the economy”. An economy with wellbeing at its heart…

By Greg Fell Health and wealth is a two way relationship. Here is why… The economy is everything, everything is connected. The economy is not just about the activities of […]

Introducing the SIPHER Consortium

By Lucy Gavens