“Well into Words’’ by Mr Barney Eden Personal Reflections on the International Bibliotherapy Conference Affiliated with and on behalf of the CLAHRC Prison Projects ‘Care to Older Prisoners’ and ‘Dementia Friendly Prisons’ – Dr Tine Van Bortel (P.I./ed.) “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is […]
15 lessons from doing doctoral research: a researcher’s blog
“15 lessons from doing doctoral research” by Julie Bounford Work on my final chapter is progressing well and I should have the draft finished soon. Meanwhile, my supervisor asked if I would jot down some lessons I had learned about research through doing the doctorate. Whilst the list below is not […]
Patient satisfaction at all costs?
Queuing Theory investigates NHS waiting times A blog by Dr Alex Komashie, Engineering Design Centre The average Brit spends over an hour a week engaged in the vexatious business of queuing. From the post office to the pub toilet, standing in line to wait a turn is a stoically […]
Community based research to improve end of life care : a researcher blog
“As I Lay Dying” By Mila Petrova I began reading Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying” as I lay feverish, soon after having started my job as a researcher on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Project for Data Sharing in End of Life Care. I hoped it would be a darkly poetic […]
The PPI Toolbox by Julie Bounford and Elspeth Mathie.
In November 2014, Julie Bounford and Elspeth Mathie (left) from the CLAHRC East of England PPI Theme (along with Julia Keenan, Valerie Dunn and Simon Horton) attended the national INVOLVE conference in Birmingham for people interested in public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. With different professional […]
Lisa Irvine on the Ebola crisis: how it’s effecting the poorest regions of the world and the progress towards a vaccine.
Ebola economics and the Bottom Billion. In March 2014 the first official cases of Ebola were reported in Guinea and Liberia. Nine months on, the outbreak has escalated to the most severe in the disease’s history, claiming over 6000 deaths. Until 2014, there were just over 1000 recorded cases in […]
Chris Stinton on evaluating management strategies for Lewy body dementia
Chris Stinton is a Research Associate based in the University of Cambridge’s School of Clinical Medicine and works on the DIAMOND-LEWY project: Improving the diagnosis and management of neurodegenerative dementia of Lewy body type in the NHS. This project is part of our Dementia, frailty and end of life Care […]
Tine van Bortel on the global suicide epidemic, leadership in public mental health, and why we should care.
The global Mental Health Action Plan (2013-2020) and the launch of the first World Suicide Report ‘Preventing suicide: a global imperative’. On the 4th and 5th of September 2014, a specially invited global committee of stakeholders gathered at the WHO in Geneva to discuss the strategic directions, actions and innovations […]
Involving lay members in health research: a reflection by Penny Vicary
I’m a lay member of the Norfolk & Suffolk Patient & Public Involvement in Research Panel (the Panel) and I’ve been involved with health research for well over ten years. The Panel was set up to facilitate and coordinate the involvement of lay members in research. In this blog I […]
Marina Buswell: grounding research in the experience of patients and practitioners
It’s tricky, trying to keep the research grounded and applicable, yet robust and not swayed by anecdote. Yet when we take our findings to a stakeholder group we expect personal experience and stories and opinion on what ‘should or should not be done’ we want that to ‘test’ what has […]