Third party research and evidence are often a trigger for action; be it prompting a new approach to a charity’s activity or a new policy response from government. But what happens when research is co-produced by academic bodies and third sector organisations? What is the impact on the interventions that are developed and the groups that are targeted?

In this Lunch and Learn, Professor Jill Pell from The Institute of Health and Wellbeing at Glasgow University will tell us how they have successfully partnered with charities and social sector organisations. Highlighting examples of research co-produced with organisations such as British Cycling, the Scottish Football Association and Premiership Rugby, she will explain the benefits of co-produced research for developing novel interventions that target a diverse number of hard to reach sub-groups of the population. Drawing on her experience she will also talk about how organisations can go about developing these partnerships and crucially, how to get the most from them.


This Lunch and Learn is open to all Pears Grantees but will be particularly relevant for Directors, Chief Executives, senior management and trustees of both non-profit and academic organisations that are interested in developing partnerships to advance research and enhance interventions.

If you’d like to book a place please contact Rachel Franklin.

Trainer Biography

Professor Jill Pell

Jill Pell is the Henry Mechan Professor of Public Health at the University of Glasgow, where she has been Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing since 2014. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Her personal research interests lie in using routine data and record linkage to study chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease. Her study on the impact of smokefree legislation on myocardial infarction, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was voted by the American Heart and Stroke Associations to be the most important research advance of the year. She was awarded the CBE in 2017 for services to public health research.


The Institute of Health and Wellbeing

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing was established, in 2011, to bring together around 250 academics from different disciplines who shared an interest in promoting health, preventing disease and reducing health inequalities. They work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders to improve understanding of health and use this information to develop effective health policies and practice that impacts positively on the health and wellbeing of the population. Their partners include national and local government, the NHS, the voluntary sector, industry and the general public.

Extra Information

The event will start at 12.00 pm with lunch and end by 2pm.

A vegetarian lunch will be served; if you have any dietary requirements please let us know.

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