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Archive for March, 2015

Dr Kath Maguire recognised as an inspirational woman

Posted on March 17th 2015
in PenCLAHRC people

Dr Kath Maguire recognised as an inspirational woman

PenCLAHRC researcher Dr Kath Maguire has been recognised as an inspirational woman as part of the University of Exeter International Women's Day (IWD) 2015 celebrations. Kath is an Associate Research Fellow in Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) for PenCLAHRC's PPI team and has been involved in health research for a number of years, joining PenCLAHRC as a member of PenPIG (PenCLAHRC's user involvement group).

As a Public Engagement Champion Kath works with community researchers on development projects, assisting them in accessing research information and showcasing their work. Kath completed her PhD in Public and Patient Involvement in Theory and in Practice and is skilled in encouraging people to engage with research...

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Testing the 'incredible' route to children's and parents' wellbeing

Posted on March 16th 2015
in PenCLAHRC people, Project update

Parent and child

A pioneering research project led by the University of York and involving researchers from PenCLAHRC, will evaluate newly-developed programmes that aim to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of children under two and their parents.

The four-year project led by the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) at York, with colleagues from the University’s Departments of Health Sciences, Social Work and Social Policy and Centre for Health Economics, is backed by a £1.85 million grant from the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research).

The study also includes co-investigators from the universities of Central Lancashire, Sheffield, and Maynooth, with initial partners including Action for Children,...

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Black men less willing to be investigated for prostate cancer

Posted on March 2nd 2015
in Project update

Consultation with doctor

The incidence of prostate cancer among men of Afro-Caribbean origin is higher than in white men, they are more likely to be diagnosed as emergencies and their mortality rates are higher. Until now it has been unclear why these disappointing outcomes exist.

To investigate the possible effects of patients’ preferences and choices, a team led by the University of Exeter Medical School, and supported by PenCLAHRC, carried out a study in more than 500 men attending general practices in Bristol.

The men were presented with realistic hypothetical scenarios - each included a description of a prostate cancer symptom and the estimated risk of prostate...

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