Evidence Synthesis Team

Last week… we were mostly… thinking about care homes

On Tuesday (and what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year), Noreen and Jo Day set off for London to attend the Cross-CLAHRC Care Home Event at King’s College. Researchers from CLAHRCs (Collaborations for Leadership... Continue Reading →

Paradigms, power and practices

Last week, Liz and Jo were in Brighton for the 10th annual Graphic Medicine conference.  Ever since Ian Williams author of The Bad Doctor visited the medical school as part of our Creative Communications seminar series we have been hooked... Continue Reading →

Burgers and pickled onions

A guest blog from our work experience student, Daisy... This week, I’ve been on work experience week with the Evidence Synthesis Team. On Tuesday we travelled down to Falmouth for the College of Medicine and Health Annual Research Event at... Continue Reading →

EAHIL 2019, Basel, Switzerland

EAHIL, the European Association for Health Information and Libraries, run a standard conference one year followed by a workshop year the next. 2019 was a workshop year, which was held last month in the beautiful city of Basel. Alison and... Continue Reading →

What matters to you… matters to us

For the past 15 months we've been working to bring together the evidence on the experience of care for people with dementia in hospital and how we can improve that experience.  We've been looking at the perspectives of people giving... Continue Reading →

Cricket bats and conversations

This week, Jo and Ilianna ventured up to Big London Town to attend the Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference at The Oval.  The conference agenda contained a star-studded cast of rousing and inspiring speakers – including none other than Rt Hon Matt... Continue Reading →

Read all about it: ‘Las Robomascatos’! and ‘Rise of the robopets’…

Last week, our systematic review of the experiences and effects of robopets for older adults living in residential care was published in the International Journal of Older People Nursing. We had always thought that there could be some media interest... Continue Reading →

Collaboration in research: reflections on reciprocity

A guest blog from Kate Boddy, Research Fellow in Patient and Public Involvement... We raise our glasses to toast the completion of the PaReNt study (Hunt 2019). We are celebrating the success of the study by taking the parent advisory... Continue Reading →

A tale of the unexpected and the unexplored

She sat there in a pre-Christmas haze watching the tweets cascade off the bottom of her phone. One of them suddenly attracted her attention: Evidence Synthesis Hackathon   It brought back memories of the CEE conference from spring 2018 when... Continue Reading →

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