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  1. Improvement Science and Research Methods Seminar by Despina Laparidou: Qualitative systematic reviews
    On 24th May Despina Laparidou gave the latest CaHRU seminar on the topic of qualitative systematic reviews. Despina has been a health services researcher at CaHRU since 2014 where she leads the systematic review programme. Despina will give a brief introduction on qualitative systematic reviews and how to conduct one. She will use as an…
  2. Prehospital Research Methods and Practice edited by Prof Niro Siriwardena and Dr Greg Whitley
    This month, April 2022, sees the publication of a major new textbook from Class Publishing, ‘Prehospital Research Methods and Practice’, edited and co-authored by members of CaHRU together with an international line-up of eminent experts in the field of prehospital research from the UK, US and Australia. Written for students and researchers undertaking studies in…
  3. CaHRU's Despina Laparidou wins prize at 999 EMS Research Forum conference
    Members from the Community and Health Research Unit provided elevator and poster presentations at this year's 999 EMS Research Foum Conference online, 'All in this together: collaboration in emergency prehospital care research'. Highlights from the CaHRU team included a rapid elevator presentation by Dr Vanessa Botan, from the NIHR study, Community First Responders' contribution to…
  4. Dr Mehrshad Parvin Hosseini joins CaHRU
    Dr Mehrshad Parvin Hosseini joined CaHRU in March 2022 as a Research Associate in Health Economics and Econometrics. He will be working on a national NIHR funded study, Community First Responders’ role in the current and future rural health and care workforce. He will contribute to this study and the wider work of CaHRU by…
  5. CaHRU Improvement Science and Research Methods seminar by Dr Zahid Asghar: Mathematical modelling of epidemics
    The March improvement science and research methods seminar, Using Track and Trace data to model the early phase of Covid-19 Epidemic in Lincolnshire. Empirical evidence for the rule of six, was given by Dr Zahid Asghar on 23rd March. Dr Zahid Asghar is a Mathematical Modeller and a Medical Statistician based in the Medical School.…
  6. Improvement science and research methods seminar by Kim Kirby: Conversation analysis
    On 26th April, Kim Kirby, a clinical academic paramedic at South Western Ambulance Service and PhD candidate at University of the West of England gave the CaHRU research seminar.  Kim is funded on a National Institute for Health Research Clinical Academic Doctoral Research Fellowship Award. Her fellowship explored how the ambulance service can improve the…
  7. Community and Health Research Unit Newsletter Winter 2021/22
    The latest edition of the CaHRU Newsletter (Winter 2021/22) was published in March 2022. The newsletter presents the work of the research centre over the past three months and includes articles from the CaHRU blog covering publications, conferences and funding. The newsletter is written by members of the CaHRU team and produced by Sue Bowler,…
  8. CaHRU Improvement Science and Research Methods seminar by Dr Harriet Moore: Novel use of ambulance data to identify vulnerable communities in the pandemic
    The February 2022 CaHRU Improvement Science and Research Method seminar was presented by Dr Harriet Moore on 'Novel use of ambulance data to identify vulnerable communities in the early days of new pandemic’. Dr Moore is an interdisciplinary researcher and lecturer in the Department of Geography. Harriet’s main interests include river restoration, environmental behaviour, social…
  9. Centre for Computational Physics Seminar: Mathematic Modelling and Statistics in Medicine given by Dr Zahid Asghar
    On 12th January, Dr Zahid Asghar gave a presentation for the Centre for Computational Physics at the University of Lincoln. Dr Asghar gave examples of deterministic and stochastics models used in infectious disease epidemiology. He looked at the way these models have been developed for HIV and Covid19 more recently. Dr Asghar gave an overview…
  10. Dr Prasanna Dinesh Koggalage joins the Community and Health Research Unit
    Dr Prasanna Dinesh Koggalage joined the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU) in January 2022 as an International Research Fellow, from the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dinesh will be on placement with CaHRU for 12 months. As a medical doctor, he has special research interests in medical tourism, healthcare quality…