NW England: UCLAN - Postgraduate Student Conference 2015 Designing and Delivering Research to Inform Clinical Practice
A series of short talks to stimulate and inform those contemplating, planning and undertaking research8.30 Registration. 9.00 Start.
9.00 – Welcome by Professor Tim Thornton, Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health. Why do we need different research methods? Chair: Professor Caroline Watkins, UCLan School of Health Director of Research.
9.20 – Dr Louise Connell, NIHR Career Development Research Fellow. Developing a health research career.
9.40 – 10.20 Session 1 - Systematically reviewing the evidence.
• Dr Stephanie Jones, Senior Research Fellow & Colette Miller, Research Assistant. Searching the literature to explore what impact training health professionals has on patient outcome.
• Dr Gill Thomson, Senior Research Fellow Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN). Metasynthesis – why and how we do it.
10.20 - 10.30 Questions
BREAK – 10.30– 11.00 (30 minutes tea/coffee/networking)
11.00 – 12.00 Session 2 - Clinical Trials and complex interventions.
• Dr Chris Sutton, Principal Lecturer and Associate Director Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit. The role of feasibility trials in the development and evaluation of complex interventions.
• Dr Michael Leathley, Post Doctoral Research Fellow/Principal Lecturer (Research). Health economics in feasibility trials.
• Dr Lois Thomas, Reader in Health Services Research. What do process evaluations contribute to trials of complex interventions? An example from the ICONS: Identifying Continence OptioNs after Stroke Trial.
12.00– 12.20 Questions
LUNCH 12.20 until 13.20 networking. Sandwich lunch provided
13.20 Chair: TBC 13.20 – 14.20 Session 3 - Implementation science and service user involvement.
• Dr Rob Monks, Senior Lecturer and John Billington. Experienced-based co-design.
• Dr Mick McKeown, Principal Lecturer, Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing. & Fiona Jones, Community Futures. Activism, action and alliances: meaningful involvement in research.
14.20 – 15.00 Session 4 Qualitative research to answer health and social care questions.
• Dr Janine Arnott, Research Fellow, Children’s, Families and Transitions. Data collection from children.
• Prof Soo Downe, How qualitative research can influence national and global policy in maternal and child health.
15.00 – 15.20 Questions
15.20 – Dr Alexis Holden, Head of UCLan Funding Development and Support. ‘UCLan Research and Innovation Office (RIO) – How can we help you?’
15.40 – Final session - TBC.
Adelphi Building, Preston (Adelphi Conference Room, UCLan's Adelphi Building, Adelphi Street, Preston, PR1 7AY) (map)
[ I only learned of this event yesterday afternoon and have managed to secure leave and a place - there are a few more left. ]