Who was involved in the project?

The Understanding Health Research tool was developed by researchers at MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, in collaboration with two other MRC Units and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The project team comprised:

Dr. Shona Hilton, Deputy Director, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow

Prof. Dame Sally Macintyre, Honourary Research Fellow, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow

Lindsay Murphy, Director, Be Experimental; Scottish Coordinator, Sense about Science

Prof. Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and population Health, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Prof. Mark Petticrew, Professor of Public Health Evaluation, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Director, Public Health Research Consortium

Dr. David Ogilvie, Programme Leader, MRC Epidemiology Unit, Centre of Diet and Activity Research, University of Cambridge

Dr. Amy Nimegeer, Research Associate, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow

Chris Patterson, Research Assistant, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow

Olivia Mason, Research Postgraduate (PhD), Department of Geography, Durham University

Additional development and testing:

  • Douglas Badenoch, Minervation
  • Dr. Matthew Lowther, Principle Public Health Adviser, NHS Health Scotland
  • Dr. Matthew Sullivan, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Simon Denegri, Chair, INVOLVE; National Director for Public Participation and Engagement in Research
  • Dr. Phil Davies, University of Oxford
  • Dr. Hilary Jones, Communications manager, MRC Human Nutrition Research
  • Staff and students at MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow: Dr. Gillian FergieDr. Heide WeishaarDr. Michael GreenDr. Sharon SimpsonSusan MartinRosie SeamanMegan YatesFrancesca PannulloLauren WhiteSheela TripatheeAidan Cassidy; and Natalie Chalmers