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  1. Dr Iresha Jayawickrama joins CaHRU from Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo
    Dr Iresha Jayawickrama joined CaHRU this October 2019 as an international visiting fellow from the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She completed her primary medical education in 2006 at the Central South University of China with a scholarship awarded by the government of Sri Lanka. This was followed by a Master’s…
  2. CaHRU/LIH Improvement Science and Research Methods Seminar June 2019: The challenge of engaging organisations in survey research
    Dr Coral Sirdifield gave the CaHRU/LIH Improvement Science and Research Methods seminar on engaging organisations in survey research. Here, she used an example of an NIHR RfPB funded study that she has been leading as an example to illustrate some of the methodological challenges involved in attempting to engage multiple kinds of organisation in survey…
  3. Greg Whitley presents at College of Paramedics 3rd National Research Conference, UK
    The College of Paramedics held their 3rd National Research Conference on the 24th September 2019 in Cardiff. The keynote speaker was Dr Nigel Rees who gave the ‘Malcolm Woollard lecture’. Nigel discussed the life of Archibald Leman Cochrane and the relevance of his life and philosophy to modern paramedics which was well received by delegates.…
  4. Nadya Essam awarded PhD for research on effect of paramedic use of National Early Warning Scores
    Nadya Essam, PhD student at CaHRU, was awarded her PhD at the recent College of Social Science graduation which took place at the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral. She successfully defended her thesis titled: ‘To convey, or not convey …? The effect and usefulness of the National Early Warning Score to support paramedics’ decisions to convey patients…
  5. CaHRU/LIH Improvement Science and Research Methods Seminar July 2019: Assessing the applicability and transferability of interventions to alternative settings
    The July research seminar from the Community and Health Research Unit and the Lincoln Institute for Health was given by Laura Simmons, PhD student at CaHRU and the LIH. The seminar took place on Tuesday 16th July 2019 at the Sarah Swift Building. Laura spoke about the process of assessing the applicability and transferability of…
  6. Dr Elise Rowan joins CaHRU as Clinical Database Manager
    Elise joined CaHRU in October 2019 as Clinical Database Manager. Elise aims to use her skills and past experience with data management and clinical research project/surgical trial management to support various on-going and new projects at CaHRU. Elise gained her PhD at Cambridge University Orthopaedic Research Unit in 1996 and subsequently moved to the Newcastle…
  7. CaHRU/LIH Improvement Science and Research Methods Seminar September 2019: Using documentary analysis to understand self-diagnosis amongst natural philosophers and physicians
    The research seminar from the Community and Health Research Unit and the Lincoln Institute for Health was given by Professor Anna Marie Roos, Professor of the History of Science and Medicine from the School of History and Heritage. The seminar took place on Tuesday 17th September at the Sarah Swift Building and was well attended…
  8. ‘Saving bones without risking brain’ published in Osteoporosis International
    A team from CaHRU, the School of Pharmacy and the School of Social and Political Sceinces at the University of Lincoln in collaboration with the Universities of Surrey and Oxford, have published an observational study investigating potential risks of stroke when using bisphosphonate drugs, widely used for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, and found…
  9. Cognitive interview study of medical licensing knowledge test published in BMJ Open
    A team from the University of Lincoln and the Royal College of General Practitioners, with lead author Dr Julie Pattinson and corresponding author, Prof Niro Siriwardena, have published the first cognitive study, exploring reasons for differences in performance between UK and doctors trained overseas in a medical licensing exam.   The study, 'Exploring reasons for…
  10. CaHRU/LIH Improvement Science and Research Methods seminar April 2019: Process evaluation in complex intervention trials
    The Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU) and Lincoln Institute for Health (LIH) Improvement Science and Research Methods seminar on April 10th 2019 was given by Dr Julie Pattinson, research assistant in CaHRU. Julie’s talk, entitled ‘Exploring primary care nurse-administered Sleep Restriction Therapy: process evaluation in a complex intervention trial’, focused on the process evaluation…