Evidence, research and publication: a guide for environmental health professionals is finally complete, we are very grateful to all those who contributed their thoughts and ideas over the years. Further, we hope the eBook helps to inform and develop the research and evidence debate for EH professionals worldwide.

Our ebook is now free via: UKEHRNet draft – Evidence research and publication.

With best wishes, Surindar, Caroline, Jill, Alan and Rob.

Book description: Environmental health (EH) professionals have long spoken of the need to become more research active and evidence based in their practice but so far little has been written about how to achieve this. In response this eBook seeks to explain research, evidence and publication in a way that can be used by students and professionals at all levels and in all areas of environmental health. The eBook begins by setting out the fundamentals of environmental health evidence and research and then developing your skills as a researcher in reading, writing and publication before identifying potential options for further research related study. Finally the eBook explores the challenges facing EH professionals wanting to become more research active and evidence based and suggests how they can be overcome. The eBook ends with a vision for a more research active and evidence based environmental health.

Book format: eBook (PDF), 104 pages

Draft contents page:  eBook contents – DRAFT

Authors eBook permission letter for UniversitiesUniversity library – eBook use permission letter

Review extract: By Dr Chris Day, Editor of the Journal of Environmental Health Research (Volume 13 No. 1 pages 89-91):

“Receiving a final draft of ‘Evidence, research and publication: a guide for environmental health professionals’ in October 2012 I was immediately struck by its informal tone and the lack of pretention across its 94 pages. However, don’t be fooled, this is a guide that insists upon the engagement of its reader for it has to be read, and read carefully.

Whilst the book as a whole provides a compelling argument for EH professionals to become research active (it is undoubtedly a ‘call to arms’) it seldom ‘preaches’ and uses the personal experience of the authors to great effect. It comes over as the ‘antidote’ to some of the research books one reads where the text is slick, reflection is over-rehearsed and any commentary laden with faux humility. If EHRNet’s book lacks sophistication, and at times a certain discipline in the way ideas are developed, this only serves to make the book more personable and ‘human’.” (Day, 2013: 89)

Full review available via: http://www.cieh.org/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=50278