Events 2019

Date  TimeTitleDescriptionLocation
1st May 2019 12-1pm

Seminar

Patient and public involvement in PhD research
Professor Gunn Pettersen and Maria Bakland - University of Tromsø, Norway

Involving patients, carers and members of the public is seen as good research practice. PhDs are intended as training projects to build capacity in tomorrow’s researchers. This seminar will be led by Professor Gunn Pettersen and her PhD student Maria Bakland who will present their experiences of involving service users in a study about a treatment for eating disorders. They will discuss challenges and opportunities, and lessons learned.

Please email Tanya Hynd to register your interest.

Please note that this seminar will be recorded

2.13, South Cloisters, St Luke’s Campus


Videolinked to Express Diagnostics Room, Plymouth Science Park
and F083, ECEHH, The Knowledge Spa, Truro

3rd May 2019 1-2pm

Joint ESMI/LKD Seminar

We are pleased to announce that Dr Kathryn Oliver, Associate Professor in Sociology and Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, will be visiting South Cloisters to present a seminar on Friday 3rd May, 13:00 – 14:00.   
Kathryn’s interests lie in:

  • The use of evidence in policymaking, especially public health policy
  • the structure and function of networks in policy and practice
  • evaluation of social interventions and policies, particularly adverse effects
  • Research impact and science policy
Her full profile can be viewed here. The details of her talk will follow soon; in the meantime, please note the date in your diaries and forward details to any of your contacts who may wish to attend.

2.13, South Cloisters, St Luke's

Videolink to MR11, John Bull Building, Plymouth Science Park and ECEHH F083, The Knowledge Spa, Truro

7th May 2019 1-2pm

Health Statistics Group Seminar

Prognostic Models and Competing Risks

Lucy Teece
Research Associate (Biostatistics/Epidemiology),
Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester
 
Prognostic models are used in medical and health research to predict an individual’s future health outcomes, including risk of disease progression and the development of further complications. Communicating these risks enables clinicians to help a patient understand their own risks and to plan and manage a patient’s illness.
 
The statistical methods used to develop these models are often naïve to the presence of competing events, these are events which may prevent or alter the probability of the outcome of interest from occurring.
 
In this presentation, Lucy will introduce prognostic model research and the concept of competing risks, and explore the impact of competing risks on prognostic model research.
 
If you would like to attend, please register at
https://bit.ly/2EPrKSi 
 
Please email Leala Watson if you require further information: l.k.watson@exeter.ac.uk

2.13, South Cloisters, St Luke's
8th May 2019 1.30-3.30pm Early career researchers and postgraduate researchers event

Beyond Exeter: Networks for Early Career and Postgraduate Researchers
Learn about networks that support, develop, connect and represent early career researchers

This is an event for early career researchers and postgraduate researchers – please circulate within your teams.

Please register at https://bit.ly/2uzJI6O. Please contact T.M.Snowsill@exeter.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Featuring presentations from Lucy Teece (Chair of the Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society), Dr Rachel Meacock (Chair of the European Health Economics Association Early Career Committee) and Dr Max Barnish (Immediate Past Chair of the Society for Social Medicine and Population Health Early Career Researchers Subcommittee) and a panel discussion with questions invited from the audience.

This event is open to all staff and students, but is recommended for early career researchers and postgraduate researchers, particularly those in the Institute for Health Research or involved in running (or considering running) early career research networks.

This professional development activity is a Researcher-Led Initiative that is funded by the University of Exeter Researcher Development & Research Culture Team.

2.13, South Cloisters, St Luke's
8th May 2019   Qualitative Research Advice Clinic

These advice clinics have been set up to help to respond to qualitative research related queries from within PenCLAHRC and the Institute for Health Research. Whether you are a postgraduate student, an academic or a researcher who has a query about any phase of a qualitative project from design to writing up, you can book an appointment to speak with someone from the University of Exeter Medical School with general expertise in qualitative research who can advise and signpost. The clinics consist of 30-minute appointments with up to two advisors. To ensure that you gain the most from the clinic, please focus on clearly explaining one or two queries on which you would like to receive advice. We will send more guidance prior to your appointment on how to best use the time.

Please book a time via the UEMS store: https://store.exeter.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/nihr-clahrc-south-west-peninsula/qualitative-research-advice-clinic/08052019-qualitative-research-advice-clinic

2.17, South Cloisters, St Luke's
9th May 2019 1-2pm Seminar

The impact of removing financial incentives.

Dr Rachel Meacock
Health Organisation, Policy and Economics, University of Manchester

Pay-for-performance schemes link financial payments by purchasers to the quality of care supplied by healthcare providers. The use of financial incentives as a mechanism for quality improvement is now commonplace across health systems globally. Whilst the impact of introducing financial incentives has been studied extensively, little is known about the consequences of removing financial incentives once they are in place. The overall benefits of pay-for-performance programmes will depend upon whether any resulting quality improvements represent permanent or transitory improvements.

We study incentive removal from the long-running UK Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), which links financial incentives to the quality of care provided by GPs in England. Doctors have claimed the scheme distorts clinical decision-making and induces them to provide care to patients that did not need it. Therefore, we expect to see care no longer provided to patients for whom indicators were unnecessary or inappropriate.

We consider the implications of our findings for clinical decision-making, equity and the long-term success of pay-for-performance schemes.

Please register your attendance at https://bit.ly/2E9cYcg

For further information please contact l.k.watson@exeter.ac.uk

St Luke’s Campus, Exeter
10th May 2019 10am-1pm Health Statistics Group - Stats Advice Clinics

For UEMS staff and UEMS research students
Members of the Health Statistics team will be available to assist with your Stats related queries during the following sessions below – please email them individually to discuss your query or arrange an appointment. Telephone appointment can be held for those based in Cornwall.

Sue Ball - South Cloisters, St Luke’s
Email: S.Ball3@exeter.ac.uk

Attendees will be asked to complete a questionnaire prior to their Stats Clinic appointment, to enable the team to offer the best advice.

South Cloisters, St Luke's
13th May 2019 12.30-4.00pm Creative Communications Seminar

Using Wikipedia to disseminate your research
Brian Kelly and Andy Dingley

Further details and booking information to follow.

3.06, South Cloisters, St Luke's
15th May 2019

2-3pm

Refreshments will be available from 1:30pm

Joint APEX and Exeter Clinical Trials Unit Seminar

Dr Ben Darlow from the Department of primary Health Care and General Practice from the University of Otago, Wellingtpon, new Zealand will give a talk about lower back pain in general practice:

Effective and cost-effective primary care treatments for low back pain are required to reduce the burden of the world’s most disabling condition. Ben will talk about the results from the Low Back Pain in General Practice randomised trial and implementation study, completed in 2018, which compared the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Fear Reduction Exercised Early (FREE) approach to low back pain (intervention) with usual general practitioner care (control).

Ben completed his undergraduate physiotherapy degree at the University of Otago in 1998, and his Master of Sports Physiotherapy at Curtin University (Perth) in 2002. He completed his PhD at the University of Otago in 2014. His main research foci are the management of common musculoskeletal conditions in primary care and interprofessional education. Ben has explored clinician and patient attitudes and beliefs related to low back pain and osteoarthritis, resulting in several highly cited publications. He recently led the Low Back Pain in General Practice Study exploring the feasibility and impact of implementing a new approach to explaining and managing back pain in general practice. Ben has also led the development of the Back Pain Attitudes Questionnaire (Back-PAQ).

For further information please contact:  Jo Jacob j.jacob@exeter.ac.uk, Exeter CTU or Joy Choules j.l.choules@exeter.ac.uk 01392 722743

JS07, Smeall Building, St Luke’s
22nd May 2019 2-3pm Joint RSS South West Local Group and Exeter Health Statistics Event
Seminar

Publication bias, and a model for sensitivity analysis
John Copas
University of Warwick

Publication bias is a serious problem in the interpretation of reviews of the published literature. We will describe a relatively simple model for sensitivity analysis, based on empirical evidence that research studies giving significant results are more likely to be published. Some applications will be discussed.

If you would like to attend, please register at https://bit.ly/2EBVJx8

Please email Leala Watson if you require further information: l.k.watson@exeter.ac.uk

3.06 South Cloisters, St Luke’s Campus
7th June 2019 10am-1pm Health Statistics Group - Stats Advice Clinics

For UEMS staff and UEMS research students
Members of the Health Statistics team will be available to assist with your Stats related queries during the following sessions below – please email them individually to discuss your query or arrange an appointment. Telephone appointment can be held for those based in Cornwall.

Professor William Henley - South Cloisters, St Lukes
Email: L.K.Watson@exeter.ac.uk

Attendees will be asked to complete a questionnaire prior to their Stats Clinic appointment, to enable the team to offer the best advice.

South Cloisters, St Luke's
19th June 2019   Qualitative Research Advice Clinic

These advice clinics have been set up to help to respond to qualitative research related queries from within PenCLAHRC and the Institute for Health Research. Whether you are a postgraduate student, an academic or a researcher who has a query about any phase of a qualitative project from design to writing up, you can book an appointment to speak with someone from the University of Exeter Medical School with general expertise in qualitative research who can advise and signpost. The clinics consist of 30-minute appointments with up to two advisors. To ensure that you gain the most from the clinic, please focus on clearly explaining one or two queries on which you would like to receive advice. We will send more guidance prior to your appointment on how to best use the time.

Please book a time via the UEMS store: https://store.exeter.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/nihr-clahrc-south-west-peninsula/qualitative-research-advice-clinic/08052019-qualitative-research-advice-clinic

2.35, South Cloisters, St Luke's