The SIPHER Consortium is a major five-year investment (2019- 2024) by the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) -  a £50 million multi-funder initiative to improve population health and reduce health inequalities, through the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases. 

In addition to our £5m UKPRP Grant, SIPHER is supported by significant in-kind contributions from many of our policy and practice partners. We also have PhD studentships funded at the Universities of Glasgow, Leeds, Strathclyde and Sheffield.

SIPHER has been granted a six month (uncosted) extension and our new funding end date is now 15 March 2025.

UKPRP Funding

The SIPHER Consortium is supported by the UK Prevention Research Partnership (MR/S037578/2), which is funded by the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Health and Social Care Research and Development Division (Welsh Government), Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research, Natural Environment Research Council, Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland), The Health Foundation and Wellcome.


Related Funding Programmes

Funded by UKRI as part of their Population Health Improvement UK (PHI-UK) network. SIPHER Director Professor Petra Meier will lead on one of the four initial investments. The £7.5m Enhancing Policy Modelling theme will look at how better economic policies can help tackle the UK’s growing health inequalities. Working alongside colleagues from the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, Leeds, Sheffield, Essex, and Birmingham, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, West Midlands Combined Authority, Glasgow City Region, Public Health Scotland, and other local and national government departments and agencies, charities, and citizens’ groups.

Funded by UKRI NERC as part of their Changing the Environment investment, University researchers are helping the city move towards climate resilience whilst tackling health, social and economic inequalities. SIPHER Director Professor Petra Meier is part of the GALLANT Leadership Team (Co-PI)

Part of core funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO).

SIPHER researcher Andreas Hoehn secured one of only three awards from the inaugural Research Data Scotland Fund to explore the potential of linking our SIPHER Synthetic Population dataset with administrative records to support more informed decision-making around health and health inequalities.