Professor Rona Campbell
Rona is Professor of Public Health Research and leads the Centre for Public Health...find out more
Evidence to Impact is a not for profit social enterprise that spun out from the Universities of Cardiff and Bristol. Our board is chaired by Chris Mould, and comprises senior members of the University academic staff and technology transfer teams. We meet at least once a quarter. We also have a larger Scientific Advisory Group, chaired by Professor Marcus Munafò, which advises the board on which evidence-based interventions we should direct our focus upon.
"We developed the ASSIST smoking prevention programme which was shown in a rigorous scientific evaluation to be effective in reducing the uptake of smoking in teenagers in secondary schools. We developed the company as a not-for -profit enterprise to ensure that the ASSIST programme could be delivered to as many schools as possible in standardised and quality assured way thereby maximising its impact on teenage smoking. We also wanted the company to develop and be able to disseminate other health promotion interventions for which there was a scientific evidence base and ensuring that public health research undertaken by universities can be used by public health practitioners."
~ Professor Rona Campbell, University of Bristol
We have been working with Evidence to Impact on an extension of the ASSIST model in UK and on a proposal to translate ASSIST to lower and middle income countries. Working with Sally is a real pleasure. She is highly approachable and pragmatic, and provides great advice from her wealth of experience on ASSIST.
~ Kirstin Mitchell - University of Glasgow