Evidence Briefs and Data Visualisations

Our Evidence Briefs are succinct summaries of our research findings for policymakers and practitioners, developed in collaboration with our partners. We are also developing data visualisation and other interactive tools to give insight into public health data.

If you have comments or questions, please contact Oliver on ocf26@cam.ac.uk. You can also contact Oliver if you would like printed copies of any of the pdfs.

Please also see our evidence submissions to policy and guidance bodies.


Roads and communities: The impact of major road infrastructure on health in local neighbourhoods – December


Photo: Chandra Prasad/SustransChanging the way we travel: Infrastructure and our everyday transport choices – June 2017


England’s Cycling Potential: Results from the Department for Transport-funded Propensity to Cycle Tool project – February 2017


DASH diet in the UK and Ireland: Addressing barriers to healthy and sustainable diets – February 2017


girl_in_rain_cuba_thumbnail_cropA child for all seasons: Addressing seasonal variation in children’s physical activity – September 2016


Food price crop 2Interactive: explore 13 year of food price changes – April 2016
Compare ONS and NDNS data on products by food group, healthiness, absolute and percentage change – and more

Making shutterstock_133805588the CASE: Creating Active School Environments for Adolescents, Evidence Review – March 2016


Sitting out physical activity: Children’s sedentary behaviour, health and the family environment – November 2015


Sugar_2xmacroEU Common Agricultural Policy Sugar Reforms
Implications for public health – October 2015


SMALLshutterstock_124898195Financial hardships, diet & obesity
Findings from the Whitehall II and EPIC-Norfolk studies – November 2014


TakeawaysAre takeaways adding pounds?
How takeaway food outlets where we live and work may affect our health – June 2014


Interactive: Food, income and education infographic v1.2Food, income and education: who eats more of what?
NDNS data on food consumption (infographic) – February 2014


Multiple social ties and healthy eating in older people
Findings from the EPIC-Norfolk study – October 2013


Two People Gripping Bicycle Handle BarsWalking & Cycling for Transport
How promoting active travel can help meet the physical activity challenge – March 2013


esrc_canteenChildren’s diets and school
Findings from CEDAR studies and evidence review – December 2012


Photo: Youth Sport TrustSchool-based physical activity programmes
Review for the Youth Sport Trust – November 2012


Children playingSupporting physical activity in schools
Findings from the SPEEDY study – May 2012