research

Insall & Coe has an excellent contacts network in public health research, and offers strategic guidance and advice in the design of transport and health research projects, and in their successful implementation.  We have a particular interest in the translation of academic research and evidence into good policy and guidance.

Director Philip Insall envisioned, and led the project to create, a trans-disciplinary research group to study the impact of area-wide active travel interventions delivered by Sustrans and partners.  This led to three influential consortia, the largest being iConnect, now producing a volume of valuable evidence in a field where high quality research is still quite rare.

He co-led the development of the Health Impact of Physical Inactivity (HIPI) tool, working with Public Health England and others.  HIPI is available on the PHE website.

Philip sits, among other responsibilities, on the National Institute for Health Research Public Health Programme Advisory Board.