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  1. Improvement science and research methods seminar January 2021: Reflections on stepped-wedge trials
    The first Improvement science and research methods seminar in 2021, featured Dr Vanessa Botan who presented her 'Reflections on stepped-wedge trials: rationale, design, and analysis'. Vanessa is a postdoctoral research associate in medical statistics, working on two major NIHR funded studies and a number of other projects at CaHRU since she completed her PhD at…
  2. Improvement science and research methods seminar December 2020: Interrupted time series, COVID lockdown and ambulance data
    In the December Improvement science and research methods seminar, Professor Graham Law discussed 'Interrupted time series, COVID lockdown and ambulance data'. Graham Law is a Professor in Medical Statistics in the College of Social Science and a senior member of CaHRU. He has published extensively in epidemiology and medical statistics, focussing on sleep and the…
  3. New ESRC study on impact of COVID-19 on probation’s work to improve health of people under supervision
    The latest research funding for CaHRU was awarded to Dr Coral Sirdifield and her team, for a study titled, 'Understanding and learning from the impact of COVID-19 on probation’s work to improve the health of people under its supervision'. The research is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of UK…
  4. CaHRU presents study of prehospital methoxyflurane for acute pain in trauma in adults at 4th annual UK College of Paramedics conference
    Prof Niro Siriwardena presented CaHRU's latest study on 'Clinical effectiveness and costs of prehospital inhaled methoxyflurane for acute pain in trauma in adults: non-randomised control group study' from Dr Murray D Smith who led the analysis, with Dr Elise Rowan of CaHRU and Rob Spaight of East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS), at the…
  5. Improvement science and research methods seminar November 2020: Complex intervention trials and studies
    The November Community and Health Research Unit seminar, 'Complex intervention trials and studies' was given by Drs Julie Pattinson and Elise Rowan. Julie is a postdoctoral research assistant in CaHRU with expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, specifically grounded theory and interpretative phenomenological analysis; she is currently working on a major trial of sleep restruction…
  6. CaHRU Improvement Science and Research Methods Seminar Series 2020-2021
    The CaHRU Improvement Science and Research Methods Seminar Series this season is taking place on Teams at 1100 hours on the dates below. Please contact Sue Bowler sbowler@lincoln.ac.uk for a link to join future seminars or click the link below to access the video and presentation for past presentations or those you cannot attend on…
  7. CaHRU/MRCGP study wins national award RCGP Research Paper of the Year in Medical Education
      A study led by Dr Julie Pattinson and Prof Niro Siriwardena in collaboration with MRCGP examinations (Dr Carol Blow) and the Lincolnshire GP Speciality Training Programme (Dr Bijoy Sinha) was awarded RCGP Research Paper of the Year (RPY) for 2019 in the Medical Education category. The study, ‘Exploring reasons…
  8. Improvement science and research methods seminar October 2020: Using consensus research methods with multi-stakeholder groups
    CaHRU's October 2020 Improvement science and research methods seminar, 'Using consensus research methods with multi-stakeholder groups: does one size fit all?' was given by Joanne Coster, Research Fellow, School of Health and Related Research and Deputy Director at the Centre for Urgent and Emergency Care Research (CURE) at the University of Sheffield. Consensus methods have…
  9. Dr Nimali Wijegoonewardene joins CaHRU from Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo
    Dr. Nimali Wijegoonewardene joined the Community and Health Research Unit in October 2020 as an International Research Fellow, from the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She graduated as a medical doctor from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in 2008. In 2014, and completed her Master’s in Community Medicine (MSc)…
  10. Dr Colin Ridyard joins CaHRU as a health economist and econometrist
    Having joined CaHRU this October 2020 as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Health Economics and Econometrics, Colin will be working on national NIHR funded studies of Community First Responders and studies using ambulance data investigating implementation and improvement as part of the NIHR ARC East Midlands. He intends to use his NHS and research background…