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Evidence Synthesis Team

Evidence synthesis is a way of bringing together and summarising all of the research on a particular topic or question. We work closely with those who will eventually use our findings, including both lay people and professionals, and believe that clear and effective communication of our findings is an essential part of our role.

Who We Are

The PenARC Evidence Synthesis Team (EST) are a dynamic team of health services researchers with expertise in evidence synthesis methods who enjoy conducting research that makes a difference. Their aim is to produce evidence syntheses that inform locally relevant evidence based practice and to develop capacity across the region in this skilled area. 

The team comprises systematic reviewers, Ken Stein
Rebecca Whear, Rebecca AbbottNoreen Orr, Harriet Hunt
Jo Thompson-Coon and is supported by PenARC's Information Specialists Morwenna Rogers and Alison Bethel.

Our Projects

Our team is involved in a range of projects - we lead on a number of systematic reviews but also support colleagues with their reviews. To find a full list of research that we are involved in, please visit our project page.

Supporting PenARC

The Evidence Synthesis Team (EST) supports PenARC's objectives through four sets of activities:

  • By supporting PenARC's research prioritisation processes
  • By undertaking evidence synthesis research to address priority questions where primary research evidence exists
  • By developing capacity, through provision of clinics, workshops, and other support for others to undertake evidence based research.

Specifically we:

ADVISE people on their review queries through our Searching and Review Clinics designed for academic staff and health professionals.

TEACH others about evidence synthesis through systematic review and searching courses and workshops as well as postgraduate and undergraduate teaching.

SUPPORT colleagues doing evidence synthesis through the Peninsula Systematic Review Discussion Group (PenSR) and adhoc meetings.

COLLABORATE with local and national networks, organisations, research teams and clinical staff to make sure our research is relevant.

INNOVATE in evidence synthesis methods such as implementation reviews and information searching techniques.

COMMUNICATE with stakeholders to make sure our research makes a difference. See our Creative Communication seminar series for more information.

 

Contact Us

You can contact us by via Email

You can follow us on Twitter @EvidSynthTeam.

Follow our blog https://evidsynthteam.wordpress.com/ 

 

Upcoming Events

Mar
10

PPI Advice Clinic

South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Patient and Public Involvement Advice Clinics Held every month 30 minutes between 12pm-1pm Whatever your query, from finding...
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Mar
12

Searching and Review Clinic (FULLY...

South Cloisters 2.35, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

We regret that this clinic is fully booked.  To find an alternative date, please visit our...
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News

PenARC welcomes new PhD students

18 February 2020

Our PhD studentships are linked to PenARC project and priority areas and are an important...
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Groundbreaking role for operational research in NHS decision-making

12 February 2020

A pioneering collaboration between PenARC and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) has led to...
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Celebrating ten years of Patient and Public Involvement in research

10 February 2020

(L to R: Tanya Hynd, Dr Kristin Liabo, Professor Nicky Britten, Kate Boddy, Dr Emma...
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News

Research Projects

The Exeter Care Homes and Knowledge (ExCHANGE) Collaboration

Theme: ARC - Public Health

This project aims to improve the happiness and wellbeing of care home residents through building...
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Research Projects