Evidence Synthesis Team



Off to the Races… the UK Dementia Congress 2017 at Doncaster Racecourse

Last week Noreen and Wendy Brewin  from the Sensory Trust returned from attending the 12th UK Dementia Congress at Doncaster Racecourse, home of the St Leger Festival. The three day conference, organised by the Journal of Dementia Care, was attended by... Continue Reading →


CLARHCs coming together to improve dementia care

Last week Jo had the pleasure of accompanying the PenCLAHRC PhD students funded by the NIHR CLAHRC Research Capacity in Dementia Care Pilot programme (RCDCP) to their annual meeting in London. The meeting brought together students and supervisors from PenCLAHRC and... Continue Reading →

If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together

Jo, Morwenna, Ken, Noreen and Darren spent the last ten days in the beautiful city of Cape Town at the first ever Global Evidence Summit. They were accompanied by colleagues from the HS&DR Evidence Synthesis Centre in Exeter (Michael and... Continue Reading →

To blog or not to blog?

Yesterday we co-hosted a tweet chat on blogging. Our co-hosts were André Tomlin who blogs (with many others) as the Mental Elf, Caron Sprake who blogs as Caron Cares and Professor Andrew McRae who blogs as aheadofdepartmentblog (two of whom... Continue Reading →

Living, ageing and dying well in care homes

Yesterday Jo and Noreen travelled to London for the launch of the NIHR Themed Review on Research with Care Homes. The event was held in one of the meeting rooms at the Wellcome Collection - a fabulous location with the added bonus... Continue Reading →

‘If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got’ ~ Einstein

Reflections on a Canadian adventure by @jog13 (Part One) Having been buried in the midst of several systematic reviews of implementation evidence for what feels like most of a lifetime it was time to shake things up a bit, get... Continue Reading →

Waste not, want not….how prioritisation helps us to think more about reducing research waste

Reflections from @becsta94 Last month saw the culmination of the PenCLAHRC prioritisation process – known to those involved as ‘the stakeholder meeting’. The meeting was held in the beautiful surroundings of Dartington Hall. Twenty-seven representatives from the PenCLAHRC stakeholder organisations... Continue Reading →

Getting close to nature with the Sensory Trust in Cornwall

We have just returned from a fascinating morning with the Sensory Trust in Cornwall.  Jo, Becky and Noreen joined Ruth Garside and Kath Maguire from the European Centre for the Environment and Health to meet Stuart Spurring, Wendy Brewin, Jane... Continue Reading →

‘No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise…’

This week Jo attended the Cochrane UK and Ireland Symposium 2017 #CochraneTLG which was held in the beautiful surroundings of Keble College in Oxford. The theme for the symposium was Through the Looking Glass and the long train journey back... Continue Reading →

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