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  1. 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…
  2. 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)…
  3. 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…
  4. Improvement science and research methods seminar September 2020: Reflections upon incorporating a realist evaluation within a clinical trial
    The latest in the CaHRU seminar series was given on 30 September 2020 by Dr Paul Leighton, Associate Professor of Applied Health Services Research at the University of Nottingham and Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Lincoln where he has been closely associated with CaHRU for several years. As a research methodologist Paul has…
  5. CaHRU Newsletter (Summer 2020)
    The latest edition of the CaHRU Newsletter (Summer 2020) was published in September 2020. 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,…
  6. Maximising positive mental health outcomes for people under probation supervision
    Dr Coral Sirdifield (CaHRU, University of Lincoln), and Professor Charlie Brooker (Royal Holloway, University of London) have produced an Academic Insights report for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation, which was published on the 13th of August 2020. The report provides an overview of the (limited) research evidence base on the mental health needs of people…
  7. Doctoral studies at CaHRU
    CaHRU supports a number of PhD and MSc students, some funded by external grants, others through university studentships and also a number of self-funded doctoral studies. Greg Whitley is a paramedic, supported by a studentship from the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands and Health Education East Midlands, who is studying pain relief provided by…
  8. Effective management of acute pain in children by Emergency Medical Services
    The latest in a series of articles from Greg Whitley’s doctoral studies was published in August 2020 in the Journal of Child Health, 'The predictors, barriers and facilitators to effective management of acute pain in children by emergency medical services: a systematic mixed studies review.' Greg was awarded a prestigious doctoral studentship from the National…
  9. Experiences of people with Guillain-Barré syndrome from illness to recovery
    The latest research from CaHRU, ‘Exploring the experiences of having Guillain-Barré Syndrome: a qualitative interview study’, was published in the international journal, Health Expectations, in July 2020. The study, funded by the GAIN charity and led by Prof Niro Siriwardena, involved a collaboration between Dr Joseph Akanuwe, Despina Laparidou of CaHRU, Dr Ffion Curtis from…
  10. Improvement science and research methods seminar July 2020: Actor Network Theory and health research
    The latest in the seminar series was given on 15 July 2020 by Dr Brian Crosbie, senior methods adviser for NIHR East Midlands Research Design Service and a sociologist with an interest in science and technology studies. His PhD concerned nurses’ understanding and use of technology in intensive care and he has written on the…