Calling all working in and with local authorities: take part in our study to help evidence-informed policy
At CEDAR we are conducting an NIHR School for Public Health Research study looking at the uses of data visualisation tools to support decision making in local authorities.
We’re looking for people working in public health, urban planning, transport planning and consultancy, charities and advocacy groups to take part.
The study – using learning and experience gained from development and use of the Food environment assessment tool (Feat) and Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) – is examining user experience, acceptability and funding of these tools and others like them.
If you think you might be eligible for our research, please sign-up below so we can send you further details.
Or you can email Roxanne.firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read some more about the project below the sign-up form.
For more information about how we handle your personal information, and your rights under data protection legislation, please visit: www.information-compliance.admin.cam.ac.uk/data-protection/general-data
Or if you have any questions about how we will use this specific information, please contact: Roxanne.email@example.com
More about the project
A growing body of evidence shows that the environment in which we live can affect our diets, levels of physical activity, and as a result our weight and health.
The distribution and density of food outlets, in particular takeaway food outlets, in our towns and cities, are increasingly recognised as influencing our diets, body weight and overall health.
And access to green space and well-connected road networks that make destinations more accessible have been linked to greater levels of physical activity – both through active transport and recreation. High quality cycling infrastructure, in particular, can play an important role in promoting cycling uptake.
But where are changes to the food retail landscape needed? Where would high quality cycling infrastructure be most effective?
These are difficult questions to answer that require the latest evidence and data.
Data visualisation tools have potential to help. They may bridge a gap between academia and public health practice. They can provide local data underpinned by scientific research, and support evidence-informed decision making to promote public health.
We are currently running a project to explore uses, acceptability and funding of these tools and others across key groups: Public Health, Urban Planning, Transport Planning, Transport Consultancy, Charity or Advocacy Groups.
If you would like to be involved in this study, please complete the above form – or email Roxanne.firstname.lastname@example.org – and we will send you further information.
Other information and support
If you choose to take part in our research, you will be asked to sign a consent form.
You will be provided with contacts both within and outside of the research team to answer any queries or concerns you may have.
Any other questions, please contact Roxanne.email@example.com
Project funding and ethical approval
The project is funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research. The University of Cambridge Humanities and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee have provided ethical approval for this work (reference 19/192).