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Miss Lisa Jones

Miss Lisa Jones

Telephone: 0151 231 4452

Biography

Lisa Jones is a Reader in Public Health in the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University. She leads the Public Health Institute's programme of work in Evidence Synthesis.

Lisa has more than a decade of research experience, primarily in systematic review and other methods of evidence synthesis. She has been involved in the production of more than 20 systematic reviews in the field of drug and alcohol prevention and treatment, and other related public health topics. In recent years, Lisa has led the production of evidence synthesis projects to support the development of guidance and guidelines by national and international bodies; including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the UK Chief Medical Officers and for the World Health Organization. Her current research interests focus on the social causes and consequences of drug and alcohol use.

She has published widely on the outcomes of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in a range of journals including the Lancet, International Journal of Drug Policy and BMC Public Health.

Lisa is module leader for a postgraduate module on systematic reviews for the Public Health programmes; MSc Public Health, Public Health (Addictions) and International Public Health.

Degrees

2000, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons)

Publications

Highlighted publications

Hughes K, Bellis MA, Hardcastle KA, Sethi D, Butchart A, Mikton C, Jones L, Dunne MP. 2017. The effect of multiple adverse childhood experiences on health: a systematic review and meta-analysis The Lancet Public Health, 2 :e356-e366 >DOI

Bellis MA, Hughes K, Nicholls J, Sheron N, Gilmore I, Jones L. 2016. The alcohol harm paradox: using a national survey to explore how alcohol may disproportionately impact health in deprived individuals BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 16 >DOI >Link

Bellis MA, Hughes K, Jones L, Morleo M, Nicholls J, McCoy E, Webster J, Sumnall H. 2015. Holidays, celebrations, and commiserations: measuring drinking during feasting and fasting to improve national and individual estimates of alcohol consumption BMC MEDICINE, 13 >DOI >Link

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Bellis MA. 2015. Relationship between alcohol-attributable disease and socioeconomic status, and the role of alcohol consumption in this relationship: a systematic review and meta-analysis BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 >DOI >Link

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2014. Effectiveness of interventions to increase hepatitis C testing uptake among high-risk groups: a systematic review EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 24 :781-788 >DOI >Link

Jones L, Atkinson A, Bates G, McCoy E, Porcellato L, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2014. Views and experiences of hepatitis C testing and diagnosis among people who inject drugs: Systematic review of qualitative research INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 25 :204-211 >DOI >Link

Jones L, Bellis MA, Wood S, Hughes K, McCoy E, Eckley L, Bates G, Mikton C, Shakespeare T, Officer A. 2012. Prevalence and risk of violence against children with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies LANCET, 380 :899-907 >DOI >Link

Journal Articles

Bates G, Begley E, Tod D, Jones L, Leavey C, McVeigh J. 2017. A systematic review investigating the behaviour change strategies in interventions to prevent misuse of anabolic steroids. J Health Psychol, :1359105317737607 >DOI >Link

Hughes K, Bellis MA, Hardcastle KA, Sethi D, Butchart A, Mikton C, Jones L, Dunne MP. 2017. The effect of multiple adverse childhood experiences on health: a systematic review and meta-analysis The Lancet Public Health, 2 :e356-e366 >DOI

Bellis MA, Hughes K, Nicholls J, Sheron N, Gilmore I, Jones L. 2016. The alcohol harm paradox: using a national survey to explore how alcohol may disproportionately impact health in deprived individuals BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 16 >DOI >Link

Morleo M, Jones L, Bellis MA. 2016. Alcohol age of initiation and long-term impact: a cross sectional survey of adults in England JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE USE, 21 :121-127 >DOI >Link

Bellis MA, Hughes K, Jones L, Morleo M, Nicholls J, McCoy E, Webster J, Sumnall H. 2015. Holidays, celebrations, and commiserations: measuring drinking during feasting and fasting to improve national and individual estimates of alcohol consumption BMC MEDICINE, 13 >DOI >Link

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Bellis MA. 2015. Relationship between alcohol-attributable disease and socioeconomic status, and the role of alcohol consumption in this relationship: a systematic review and meta-analysis BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 >DOI >Link

Jones L, Atkinson A, Bates G, McCoy E, Porcellato L, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2014. Views and experiences of hepatitis C testing and diagnosis among people who inject drugs: Systematic review of qualitative research International Journal of Drug Policy, 25 :204-211 >DOI

Bellis MA, Hughes K, Leckenby N, Jones L, Baban A, Kachaeva M, Povilaitis R, Pudule I, Qirjako G, Ulukol B, Raleva M, Terzic N. 2014. Adverse childhood experiences and associations with health-harming behaviours in young adults: surveys in eight eastern European countries BULLETIN OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, 92 :641-655 >DOI >Link

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2014. Effectiveness of interventions to increase hepatitis C testing uptake among high-risk groups: a systematic review EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 24 :781-788 >DOI >Link

Jones L, Atkinson A, Bates G, McCoy E, Porcellato L, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2014. Views and experiences of hepatitis C testing and diagnosis among people who inject drugs: Systematic review of qualitative research INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 25 :204-211 >DOI >Link

Hughes K, Bellis MA, Jones L. 2012. Review: Adults with disabilities experience more violence than non-disabled adults Evidence-Based Mental Health, 15 :103 >DOI

Jones L, Bellis MA, Wood S, Hughes K, McCoy E, Eckley L, Bates G, Mikton C, Shakespeare T, Officer A. 2012. Prevalence and risk of violence against children with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies LANCET, 380 :899-907 >DOI >Link

Hughes K, Bellis MA, Jones L, Wood S, Bates G, Eckley L, McCoy E, Mikton C, Shakespeare T, Officer A. 2012. Prevalence and risk of violence against adults with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Lancet, 379 :1621-1629 >DOI >Link

Downing J, Jones L, Bates G, Sumnall H, Bellis MA. 2011. A systematic review of parent and family-based intervention effectiveness on sexual outcomes in young people. Health Educ Res, 26 :808-833 >DOI >Link

Hughes K, Quigg Z, Eckley L, Bellis M, Jones L, Calafat A, Kosir M, van Hasselt N. 2011. Environmental factors in drinking venues and alcohol-related harm: the evidence base for European intervention. Addiction, 106 Suppl 1 :37-46 >DOI >Link

Cole C, Jones L, McVeigh J, Kicman A, Syed Q, Bellis M. 2011. Adulterants in illicit drugs: a review of empirical evidence. Drug Test Anal, 3 :89-96 >DOI >Link

Jones L, Hughes K, Atkinson AM, Bellis MA. 2011. Reducing harm in drinking environments: a systematic review of effective approaches. Health Place, 17 :508-518 >DOI >Link

Cole C, Jones L, McVeigh J, Kicman A, Syed Q, Bellis M. 2010. Adulterants in illicit drugs: a review of empirical evidence. Drug Test Anal, >DOI

Jones L, Pickering L, Sumnall H, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2010. Optimal provision of needle and syringe programmes for injecting drug users: A systematic review. Int J Drug Policy, 21 :335-342 >DOI >Link

Bellis MA, Phillips-Howard PA, Hughes K, Hughes S, Cook PA, Morleo M, Hannon K, Smallthwaite L, Jones L. 2009. Teenage drinking, alcohol availability and pricing: a cross-sectional study of risk and protective factors for alcohol-related harms in school children. BMC Public Health, 9 :380 >DOI >Link

Bagnall AM, Jones L, Duffy S, Riemsma RP. 2008. Spinal fixation surgery for acute traumatic spinal cord injury Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, >DOI

Bagnall AM, Jones L, Duffy S, Riemsma RP. 2008. Spinal fixation surgery for acute traumatic spinal cord injury COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, >DOI >Link

Drury D, Michaels JA, Jones L, Ayiku L. 2005. Systematic review of recent evidence for the safety and efficacy of elective endovascular repair in the management of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 92 :937-946 >DOI >Link

Jones L, Griffin S, Palmer S, Main C, Orton V, Sculpher M, Sudlow C, Henderson R, Hawkins N, Riemsma R. 2004. Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of clopidogrel and modified-release dipyridamole in the secondary prevention of occlusive vascular events: a systematic review and economic evaluation HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, 8 :1-+ >Link

Main C, Palmer S, Griffin S, Jones L, Orton V, Sculpher M, Henderson R, Sudlow C, Hawkins N, Riemsma R. 2004. Clopidogrel used in combination with aspirin compared with aspirin alone in the treatment of non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndromes: a systematic review and economic evaluation HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, 8 :1-+ >Link

Jones L, Hawkins N, Westwood M, Wright K, Richardson G, Riemsma R. 2004. Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and costeffectiveness of capecitabine (Xeloda (R)) for locally advanced and/or metastatic breast cancer HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, 8 :1-+ >Link

Jones L, Bagnall A. 2004. Spinal injuries centres (SICs) for acute traumatic spinal cord injury. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online),

Jones L, Bagnall A-M. 2004. Spinal injuries centres (SICs) for acute traumatic spinal cord injury COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, >DOI >Link

Jones L, Griffin S, Palmer S, Main C, Orton V, Sculpher M, Sudlow C, Henderson R, Hawkins N, Riemsma R. 2004. Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of clopidogrel and modified-release dipyridamole in the secondary prevention of occlusive vascular events: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess, 8 :iii-196 >Link

Main C, Palmer S, Griffin S, Jones L, Orton V, Sculpher M, Henderson R, Sudlow C, Hawkins N, Riemsma R. 2004. Clopidogrel used in combination with aspirin compared with aspirin alone in the treatment of non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndromes: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess, 8 :iii-141 >Link

Jones L, Hawkins N, Westwood M, Wright K, Richardson G, Riemsma R. 2004. Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of capecitabine (Xeloda®) for locally advanced and/or metastatic breast cancer Health Technology Assessment,

Bagnall A-M, Jones L, Richardson G, Duffy S, Riemsma R. 2003. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of acute hospital-based spinal cord injuries services: systematic review. Health Technol Assess, 7 :iii-92 >Link

Bagnall A-M, Jones L, Ginnelly L, Lewis R, Glanville J, Gilbody S, Davies L, Torgerson D, Kleijnen J. 2003. A systematic review of atypical antipsychotic drugs in schizophrenia. Health Technol Assess, 7 :1-193 >Link

Woolacott NF, Jones L, Forbes CA, Mather LC, Sowden AJ, Song FJ, Raftery JP, Aveyard PN, Hyde CJ, Barton PM. 2002. The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of bupropion and nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess, 6 :1-245 >Link

Robinson M, Ginnelly L, Sculpher M, Jones L, Riemsma R, Palmer S, Philips Z, Glanville J. 2002. A systematic review update of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonists Health Technology Assessment, 6

Reports

Bates G, Jones L, Maden M, Cochrane M, Pendlebury M, Sumnall HS. 2017. The effectiveness of interventions related to the use of illicit drugs: prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. A ‘review of reviews’. The effectiveness of interventions related to the use of illicit drugs: prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. A ‘review of reviews’. HRB Drug and Alcohol Evidence Review 5

McCoy EJ, Oyston J, Ross-Houle K, COCHRANE M, BATES G, JONES L, WHITFIELD M, MCVEIGH J. 2016. Evaluation of the Liverpool REST Centre

Bates G, Jones L, Timpson H, Begley E, Hardcastle KA, Hughes K, Ross K. 2014. “Top Ten for Number Ten” – A Public Health Manifesto from the North West Directors of Public Health

McCoy E, Jones L, McVeigh J. 2013. Evaluation of the Liverpool Women’s Turnaround Project >Link

Bates G, Jones L, McVeigh J. 2013. Update of NICE Guidance PH18 on 'Needle and Syringe programmes. PIEDs Review. >Link

McCoy E, Jones L, McVeigh J. 2013. Evaluation of the Liverpool Women’s Turnaround Project: Moving forward >Link

Hughes KE, Bellis M, Jones L, Wood S, Bates G, Eckley L, McCoy E, Mikton C, Shakespeare T, Officer A. 2012. Prevalence and risk of violence against adults with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Jones L, Bates G, Bellis M, Beynon C, Duffy P, Evans-Brown M, Mackridge A, McCoy E, Sumnall H, McVeigh J. 2011. A summary of the health harms of drugs >Link

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2011. A systematic review of the effectiveness & cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at raising awareness and engaging with groups who are at an increased risk of hepatitis B and C infection. >Link

Jones L, Atkinson A, Porcellato L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2011. A systematic review of qualitative research on the views, perspectives and experiences of hepatitis B and C testing among practitioners and people at greatest risk of infection. >Link

Harris J, Mason J, Spalding J, Jones L, Perkins C. 2011. Changing Health Choices - A review of the Cost Effectiveness of Individual Behaviour Change Interventions

Quigg ZA, McCoy E, Jones L. 2011. A consultation with young people about the Impact of Domestic Violence

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Luxton A, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2011. NICE PH Hepatitis B & C A practice survey of activities and interventions that aim to raise awareness among, and/or engage with, groups who are at an increased risk of hepatitis B and C infection

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2011. NICE PH hepatitis B and C A systematic review of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions aimed at raising awareness and engaging with groups who are at an increased risk of hepatitis B and C infection

Jones L, Bellis MA, Hughes K, Wood S. 2011. WHO Mainstreaming Health Promotion Project WHO Mainstreaming Health Promotion Project. Rapid review of the current evidence base for health promotion actions for violence prevention (with specific reference to low- and middle-income countries).

Hughes KE, Eckley L, Jones L, Bellis M. 2010. Reducing harm in drinking environments: evidence and practice in Europe

Hughes KE, Jones L, Atkinson A, Whelan G, Bellis M. 2010. Reducing harm in drinking environments: a systematic review of effective approaches

Jones L, Bellis MA, Hughes K, Hughes S. 2010. Preventing and reducing armed violence Preventing and reducing armed violence. What works? Background paper for the Oslo Conference on Armed Violence Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Jones L, Woolfall K, Porcellato L, McVeigh J. 2009. Evidence relating to new tobacco control priorities that aim to protect children and young people from exposure to tobacco Evidence. >Link

Jones L, Woodfall K, Porcellato L, McVeigh J. 2009. The impact of advocacy initiatives led by, or on the behalf of, young people. A systematic map and summary of the evidence. >Link

Hughes KE, Jones L, Bellis M. 2009. Reducing harm in drinking environments

Jones L, Pickering L, Sumnull H, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2008. A review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programmes for injecting drug users. >Link

Fordham R, Jones L, Sumnall H, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2007. The economics of preventing drug use: An introduction to the issues. Richard Fordham, Lisa Jones, Harry Sumnall, Jim McVeigh and Mark Bellis >Link

Jones L, Sumnall H, Witty K, Wareing M, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2006. A review of community-based interventions to reduce stance misuse among vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. >Link

Jones L, Sumnall H, Burrell K, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2006. Universal Drug Prevention. >Link

Jones L, Sumnall H, Burrell K, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2006. Universal Drug Prevention - Fact Sheets >Link

Sumnall H, Jones L, Burrell K, Witty K, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2006. Annual review of Drug Prevention The National Collaborating Centre for Drug Prevention. >Link

Sumnall H, Burrell K, Jones L, Wilkinson L, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2005. Drug Prevention Quarterly September 2005. >Link

BURRELL K, Jones L, SUMNALL H, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2005. Tiered approach to Drug Prevention and treatment among young people. >Link

Jones L, Atkinson AM, Porcellato L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. NICE PH hepatitis B and C A systematic review of qualitative research on the views, perspectives and experiences of hepatitis B and C testing among practitioners and people at greatest risk of infection.

Other

Simkhada P, Poudel AN, Simkhada B, Sumnall H, Jones L, Bista S, McVeigh J, Gaidhane A, Zahiruddin QS, Chowdhury ME, Bhuiyan MBAS, Iliyasu Z, Pant PR, Kurmi O, Hill R, Van Teijlingen E, Regmi PR. 2016. Need and scope of global partnership on public health research Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, 11 :260-262

Bates G, Jones L, Tod D, McVeigh J, Newson LM, Begley E. Investigating the application and effectiveness of behaviour change theories and techniques in interventions to prevent muscle enhancement drug use >Link

Editorials and letter to the editor

Simkhada P, Poudel AN, Simkhada B, Sumnall H, Jones L, Bista S, McVeigh J, Gaidhane A, Zahiruddin QS, Chowdhury ME, Bhuiyan MBAS, Iliyasu Z, Pant PR, Kurmi O, Hill R, van Teijlingen E, Regmi PR. 2016. Need and scope of global partnership on public health research Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, 11 :202-204

Chapters

Jones L, Sumnall H. 2010. Redefining drug prevention Barlow J. Substance Misuse. The implications of research, policy and practice 978-1-84310-696-8

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Do drinking patterns give rise to a paradox in alcohol-related harm? Evaluating the association between socioeconomic status and alcohol consumption: systematic review and application of the Bradford-Hill criteria for causation, Conference title: 43rd Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Research Grants Awarded:

UK Department for International Development, Evidence summary of existing systematic reviews on community engagement/participation approaches to health programmes, Professor Padam Simkhada (LJMU), Dr Ruaraidh Hill (University of Liverpool), Professor Mahalaqua Nazli Khatib (Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, India), Grant value (£): £25,681, Duration of research project: 9 months

Alcohol Research UK, Understanding the alcohol harm paradox in order to focus the development of interventions, Professor Mark Bellis, Dr Penny Cook, Dr Caryl Beynon, Mr Matt Hennessy, Sir Dr Ian Gilmore, University of Liverpool, Dr Nick Sheron, University of Southampton, Grant value (£): 299956, Duration of research project: 2 years

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Understanding the relationship between poverty and alcohol misuse, Harry Sumnall, Grant value (£): 7000, Duration of research project: 2 months

Public Health England, Rapid review of drug treatment evidence, Jim McVeigh, Geoff Bates, Grant value (£): 30000, Duration of research project: 4 months

Professional activities

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Systematic review of capecitabine monotherapy for advanced breast cancer., Conference title: 19th Meeting of the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Place/location of conference: Canmore, Canada, Presentation type: Poster presentation

Title of presentation: Using the adjusted indirect comparison in a Health Technology Assessment (HTA): Clopidogrel versus modified-release dipyridamole in combination with aspirin., Conference title: HTAi Annual Meeting 2004, Place/location of conference: Krakow, Poland, Presentation type: Poster presentation

Title of presentation: New interventional procedures: An evaluation of the quality of the evidence identified., Conference title: HTAi Annual Meeting 2005, Place/location of conference: Rome, Italy, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The role of nursing in preventing drug use, Conference title: International Council of Nurses International Conference, Place/location of conference: Yokohama, Japan, Presentation type: Poster presentation

Title of presentation: Community-based interventions to reduce substance misuse: Focus on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, Conference title: HTAi Annual Meeting 2007, Place/location of conference: Barcelona, Spain, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Informing the development of NICE public health guidance: Community-based substance misuse prevention for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, Conference title: NICE 2006, Place/location of conference: Birmingham, UK, Presentation type: Poster presentation

Title of presentation: A review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programmes for injecting drug users, Conference title: 2008 National Conference on Injecting Drug Use, Place/location of conference: London, UK, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Alcohol-related deaths and hospital admissions in young people in England, Conference title: 5th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues, Place/location of conference: Ibiza, Spain, Presentation type: Poster presentation

Title of presentation: Reducing harm in drinking environments, Conference title: Harm Reduction 2010, Place/location of conference: Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Reducing harm in drinking environments, Conference title: 6th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Overview of the evidence for alcohol prevention approaches targeting children and young people., Conference title: Tobacco and Alcohol: Learning from Each Other International Conference, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Do drinking patterns give rise to a paradox in alcohol-related harm? Evaluating the association between socioeconomic status and alcohol consumption: systematic review and application of the Bradford-Hill criteria for causation, Conference title: 43rd Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Presentation type: Oral presentation

External committees:

Committee name: Liverpool Cancer Inequalities Research Network Executive Group, Organisation: Liverpool Cancer Inequalities Research Network (LCIRN), Position: Group member, URL: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/nwcrc/lcirn/

Research Grants Awarded:

Health Research Board (Ireland), Evidence reviews to support development of new Irish drugs strategy, Harry Sumnall (LJMU), Geoff Bates (LJMU)), Grant value (£): €60,000

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Evidence reviews on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programmes, Professor Mark Bellis (LJMU); Professor Harry Sumnall (LJMU); Jim McVeigh (LJMU), Grant value (£): £127,500, Duration of research project: 9 months

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Evidence reviews on the effectiveness of PSHE education in schools, Professor Mark Bellis (LJMU); Professor Harry Sumnall (LJMU), Grant value (£): £95,000, Duration of research project: 9 months

National Treatment Agency, Department of Health, A summary of the health harms of drugs, Jim McVeigh (LJMU), Grant value (£): £24,956, Duration of research project: 6 months

EU Public Health Executive Agency, Development of evidence-based EU standards in drug prevention, Professor Harry Sumnall (LJMU), Grant value (£): €290,000, Duration of research project: 2 years

World Health Organization, Systematic reviews on violence and persons with disability, Professor Mark Bellis (LJMU), Grant value (£): $18,000, Duration of research project: 12 months

World Health Organization, Mainstreaming Health Promotion. Rapid review on violence prevention, Professor Mark Bellis (LJMU), Grant value (£): $6,666, Duration of research project: 12 months

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Estimating the cost effectiveness for screening strategies for hepatitis B and C and HIV infections in different populations in Europe, University of Glasgow, Health Protection Scotland, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Bristol and the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance, Grant value (£): €64,500 (100% to University of Glasgow), Duration of research project: 12 months

UK Department for International Development, Evidence summary of existing systematic reviews on community engagement/participation approaches to health programmes, Professor Padam Simkhada (LJMU), Dr Ruaraidh Hill (University of Liverpool), Professor Mahalaqua Nazli Khatib (Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, India), Grant value (£): £25,681, Duration of research project: 9 months

Alcohol Research UK, Understanding the alcohol harm paradox in order to focus the development of interventions, Professor Mark Bellis, Dr Penny Cook, Dr Caryl Beynon, Mr Matt Hennessy, Sir Dr Ian Gilmore, University of Liverpool, Dr Nick Sheron, University of Southampton, Grant value (£): 299956, Duration of research project: 2 years

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Understanding the relationship between poverty and alcohol misuse, Harry Sumnall, Grant value (£): 7000, Duration of research project: 2 months

Public Health England, Rapid review of drug treatment evidence, Jim McVeigh, Geoff Bates, Grant value (£): 30000, Duration of research project: 4 months

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Evidence reviews to inform guidance on improving the uptake of hepatitis B and C testing, Grant value (£): £120,754, Duration of research project: 18 months

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Evidence reviews to inform the update of NICE Guidance PH18 on Needle and Syringe Programmes., Grant value (£): £52,213, Duration of research project: 12 months