The Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) is one of five UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence.
DECIPHer brings together leading experts from a range of disciplines to tackle public health issues such as diet and nutrition; physical activity; and alcohol, tobacco and drugs, with a particular focus on developing and evaluating multi-level interventions that have an impact on the health and well-being of children and young people. The Centre engages strongly with policy, practice and public user communities, to translate the research results into practical outcomes.
The Centre is led by Professor Laurence Moore, Cardiff University, in a strategic partnership with colleagues at the University of Bristol, led by Professor Rona Campbell, and Swansea University, led by Professor Ronan Lyons.
DECIPHer is part of a £20 million investment into public health research and is funded by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC), comprising the Economic & Social Research Council, The British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, the Welsh Government and the Medical Research Council.
Participants in the AHEAD (Activity and Healthy Eating in Adolescence) study