Categories: Blog, PPI Research theme

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Annabel Price: anonymised clinical data to examine temporal trends in dementia diagnosis

Annabel Price is a CLARHC Fellow 2014 and Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT). She is based in the Liaison Psychiatry for Older People (LPOP) team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Project: DiAgNostic pracTice in dEmentia (DANTE): Use of routine anonymised NHS secondary care records to examine presentation, […]

Louise Lafortune: midlife approaches to prevent or delay the onset of disability, dementia and frailty in later life

Louise Lafortune is Senior Research Associate in the Dementia, Fraily and End of Life Care Research theme. Research team: Louise Lafortune, Sarah Kelly, Steven Martin, Isla Kuhn, Andy Cowan, Carol Brayne Background Despite a wealth of evidence on the association between low physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, and ill […]

Chiara Lombardo on the importance of conducting evaluations

One of the important messages I took from the 2014 HSRN conference was the challenge on the research community to conduct rigorous evaluations in order to identify and promote best practice. In her Plenary talk ‘Integrating Care, what works’, Jennifer Dixon, from Health Foundation, stressed the importance of evaluating initiatives and on how […]

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