Categories: Blog, PPI Research theme

A step forward: reflections on a workshop on PPI with older care-home residents, 24th November 2015. A blog by Anne Killet and the RReACH Team

A step forward: A blog by Anne Killett and the RReACH Team Our project, “Residents Research-Active in Care Homes” (RReACH), has explored the involvement of older care-home residents as collaborators and advisors in research. We examined past research projects and then interviewed residents and staff in care homes. The results suggested […]

Christina-Jane Crossman-Barnes PhD Student in the Health Economics Theme Blogs About Her Journey to Becoming a PhD Student

Christina-Jane Crossman-Barnes: My Journey to becoming a PhD student When I graduated from my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Southampton, I knew that I wanted to continue in a health-related field as health issues have always been of interest to me. After doing some research into […]

A blog by Sue Jones, PhD student on the NIHR research capacity in dementia care pilot programme (RCDCP)

Sue Jones, PhD student on the NIHR research capacity in dementia care pilot programme (RCDCP): The psycho-social needs of carers   This time last year I hadn’t considered doing a PhD, I was enjoying my clinical work as an Admiral Nurse and only found the CLAHRC PhD opportunity when idly scrolling […]

Rashmi Becker PhD Student in the Enduring Disability and/or Disadvantage Theme Blogs about the Commodification of Care as a Means for Improving the Wellbeing of Men and Women With Learning Disabilities

Challenging the Commodification of Care as a Means for Improving the Wellbeing of Men and Women With Learning Disabilities In the wake of a number of high profile failings in social care, most notably the abuse of people with severe learning disabilities at Winterbourne View in 2011, there has been […]

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Reflections from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) annual doctoral training camp: A blog by PhD student Sarah Hoare

How to ensure research findings are heard Taking up training opportunities as a PhD student on a strict timescale can be challenging. Deep in analysis on my end-of-life care study, I even deliberated when offered a place at the flagship National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) annual doctoral training camp. […]

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Depression? ‘It’s like trying to explain a colour you can’t see’ Young people use film to discuss depression and therapy: a researcher blog

By Valerie Dunn The IMPACT Study (Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies, Goodyer et al., 2011) is a large randomized controlled trial (RCT) in Cambridge, North London and Manchester. The qualitative arm, IMPACT-ME (IMPACT My-Experience) is run by Dr Nick Midgley of the Anne Freud Centre and UCL, London. […]