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Research excellence reflected in awards shortlist

Posted on January 28th 2020
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Research excellence reflected in awards shortlist

PenARC are celebrating the news that a number of our people and projects have been shortlisted in the South West Research Awards 2020. The awards, a new, region-wide initiative by the NIHR Clinical Research Network South West Peninsula, celebrate innovation and excellence and the achievements of outstanding individuals and teams involved in health and social care research across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

PenARC’s Patient and Public Involvement Team have been shortlisted for a Public Engagement Award to recognise excellence in promoting the interests of patients and public in research delivery. Our Parent-to-Parent Support Interventions for Parents of Babies Cared for in...

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Getting to know you: The Evidence Synthesis Team at Ten

Posted on January 20th 2020
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Getting to know you: The Evidence Synthesis Team at Ten

(Photo shows: Dr Rebecca Abbot, Dr Noreen Orr, Alison Bethel, Morwenna Rogers, Prof Jo Thompson-Coon, Harriet Hunt, Rebecca Whear)

The close of 2019 saw a very special anniversary – ten years of evidence synthesis at PenARC. Evidence synthesis is a way of bringing together and summarising all of the research on a particular topic or question. Our Evidence Synthesis Team work closely with those who will eventually use their findings to help inform evidence-based practice and develop capacity in this skilled area across the south west.

We decided to celebrate the team’s birthday with a special feature to find out who they are,...

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Pioneering scheme to support evidence-based policing launches

Posted on January 8th 2020
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Pioneering scheme to support evidence-based policing launches

Following on from the success of previous training programmes, our operational research team, PenCHORD, are launching the first ever Police Service Modelling Associates Programme (PSMA). The scheme, which launches on January 28th, will see associates, recruited from Devon & Cornwall Police staff, the College of Policing and other regional forces, receive mentoring and training to support them to undertake projects which will lead to real impact and embed evidence-based decision making and operational research skills within the service.

The 9 month PSMA programme, which is primarily a mentoring programme, will continue the same structure of the enormously successful Health Services Modelling Associates Programme...

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