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Staff Profile

Dr Iain Lang

Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Kath Maguire

I am a Senior Lecturer in Public Health in the University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health. I used to work as a Consultant in Public Health for Devon County Council but in 2016 I took up my current role. From 2014 to 2017 I was an NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow.

I study knowledge mobilisation and implementation science and look at how people use (or do not use) different types of knowledge in different settings. This includes healthcare organisations, care homes and nursing homes for older people, and voluntary-sector organisations. Much of my work involves older people and especially those who are frail, those whose lives are affected by dementia, and those who provide services or care for older people. I use both qualitative and quantitative methods and am interested in theories and philosophies of knowledge and knowledge use.

 

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Contact by phone
01392 726087

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Public health, implementation science, knowledge mobilization, dementia care

External links
University of Exeter Profile
 

Projects

The Patient Safety Collaborative Evaluation Study (PiSCES)

End of Life Advance Care Planning Study (ELAPS)

Health Care Quality for an Active Later Life

Vitamin D and Cognitive Health: the DCog Project

Volunteering for Health

Physical Activity in Older Adults

Antipsychotic prescribing in people with dementia resident in care homes

PenCHORD - DECODE: Modelling the impact of a dementia triage system on Exeter memory clinic waiting times

SW AHSN/PenCLAHRC Project - Analysing implementation in Acute Stroke and Patient Initiated Clinics (ASPIC)

ExPERT - Exeter Policing, Evidence and Research Translation

PenCHORD- Evaluation of the PenCHORD Health Service Modelling Associates programme (EmMA)

Dissemination and implementation in dementia care

Social Prescribing - Effective Mechanisms for Social Prescribing

The Care Home Implementation and Knowledge Mobilisation Project (CHIK-P)

Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Programme

The University of Exeter and Care Homes Knowledge (ExCHANGE) Collaboration

Caring about Care - Improving the Experience of Care for People with Dementia in Hospital

Publications

Variation in childhood and adolescent obesity prevalence defined by international and country-specific criteria in England and the United States

Common health predictors of early retirement: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Baby boomers nearing retirement: the healthiest generation?

The case for addressing explosive weapons: Conflict, violence and health

Vitamin D and risk of cognitive decline in elderly persons

Depression among older adults in the United States and England

Vitamin D and cognitive impairment in the elderly US population

Income and the midlife peak in common mental disorder prevalence

Vitamin D, cognitive dysfunction and dementia in older adults

Vitamin D and cognitive function

Cost-effectiveness of oromucosal cannabis-based medicine (Sativex) for spasticity in multiple sclerosis

Association of Bisphenol A With Diabetes and Other Abnormalities

Improving later life. Understanding the oldest old

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice (3rd edition)

The influence of problematic child-teacher relationships on future psychiatric disorder in a population survey with three year follow up

Vitamin D and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease

Interventions to reduce inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications in people with dementia resident in care homes: a systematic review

Economic inequalities in burden of illness, diagnosis and treatment of five long-term conditions in England: panel study

Association of Urinary Bisphenol A Concentration With Medical Disorders and Laboratory Abnormalities in Adults

Knowledge, knowledge mobilisation and the third sector

History of alcohol use disorders and risk of severe cognitive impairment: A nineteen-year prospective cohort study

Serum Leptin and Risk of Cognitive Decline in Elderly Italians

Editorial: Avoiding Depression, Dementia and Frailty: Do You Feel Lucky?

Initiating discussion in end of life care: clinician's perspectives

“Thinking you’re old and frail”: A qualitative study of a frailty in older adults

Physiotherapeutic interventions for people with dementia and hip fracture - a scoping review of the literature

Alcohol and dementia: a complex relationship with potential for dementia prevention

Adherence to Mediterranean diet, cognitive function and dementia: a systematic review

Frailty, wealth and subjective well-being in later life

Relationship between perceptions of ageing and frailty in English older adults

The experiences of physiotherapists treating people with dementia who fracture their hip

Testing of a novel Valsalva Assist Device with supine and modified positions in health volunteers

Older adults’ perceptions of ageing and their health and functioning: a systematic review of observational studies

Variation in ambulance call rates for care homes in Torbay, UK

Dissemination and implementation research in dementia care: a systematic scoping review and evidence map

Making Sense of Evidence: Using Research Training to Promote Organisational Change

What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A realist review

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery and dementia risk in the Cardiovascular Health Study

An implementation science perspective on deprescribing

What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A protocol for a realist review

Vitamin D and memory decline: two population-based prospective studies

Upcoming Events

Jan
21

PPI Advice Clinic

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Patient and Public Involvement Advice Clinics Whatever your query, from finding out more about Patient and...
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Jan
26

Searching and Review Clinic

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COVID-19 update: As a result of the pandemic, all PenARC staff are currently working remotely. While...
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News

Could physical activity help minimise drug and alcohol use?

17 December 2020

Figures and surveys have shown that high-risk alcohol consumption increased during lockdown periods, while exercise...
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£300,000 from NIHR to investigate the views of older adults on strategies to improve recovery from planned surgery

10 December 2020

A team of researchers from across the University of Exeter Medical School, Royal Devon &...
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'Why physical activity matters more than ever'

01 December 2020

Professor of Health Service Research, Adrian Taylor, discusses motivation, exercise schemes, and the future impact on...
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News

Research Projects

Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Programme

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

The PSMA Programme is a pilot programme which supports analytical staff working in policing to...
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Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Theme: ARC - Public Health

A research project to investigate how to ensure the delivery of effective care accessed remotely...
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Research Projects