About us

Background and Introduction

Academic institutions within Yorkshire and the Humber have a strong reputation for Public Health research both locally and internationally however a large proportion of this work is often done in isolation from the environment in which the evidence generated can be put into practice.  Research that takes place in isolation can often miss the opportunity for this to be actionable or fail to address regional and local public health challenges.

In winter 2018, the Yorkshire and Humber ‘Public Health Research Hub’ agreed to establish a Practice and Research Collaborative (PaRC) with a view to bridging the research into practice gap and to link Academic institutions/Academics with Public Health practitioners.


Annette Haywood (PaRC Manager) a.haywood@sheffield.ac.uk;

Liddy Goyder (Academic Lead) e.goyder@sheffield.ac.uk;

Chris Sharp (PHE lead) chris.sharp@phe.gov.uk

PaRC is funded by Y&H PHE, the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Yorkshire & Humber and the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN).


New Infographic – The Yorkshire Health Study Dataset

New Infographic – The Yorkshire Health Study Dataset

We have been working with Nifty Fox Creative to produce an infographic from the Yorkshire Health Study dataset. The YHS was a work stream of the Public Health and Inequalities Theme of the NIHR CLAHRC YH. Although the study is currently closed to recruitment, it...


From CLAHRC to PaRC my journey so far

From CLAHRC to PaRC my journey so far

Dr Annette Haywood, Manager Public Health Practice and Research Collaborative (PaRC) YH I completed a BSc in Psychology from SHU in 1997, graduating with a 2:1 and hold a PhD from the University of Sheffield. My thesis explored whether there was evidence of an...