The Department of Health Policy Research Programme
The Department of Health invests in research to support government objectives for public health, health services and social care, as well as contributing to the government science strategy. The Policy Research Programme undertakes development and evaluation in public health, health services and social care in order to ensure that policy is based on reliable evidence of needs. The Head of the PRP is Dr Sandra Williams.
The Drug Misuse Research Initiative
The Drug Misuse Research Initiative (DMRI) is a £3.8 million
programme of research over the years 2000-2009. It comprises 24
studies in the areas of drug treatment and prevention and aims to
deliver research-based evidence to underpin the development and
delivery of effective services and interventions in the field of
The DMRI is co-ordinated by Professor Susanne MacGregor. The Programme
Co-ordinator's role is to monitor the scientific progress and policy
relevance of the research projects and facilitate communication
and dissemination of findings.