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The Exeter HS&DR Evidence Synthesis team.  From L to R: Jo Thompson-Coon, Chris Cooper, Simon Briscoe, Sue Whiffin, Rob Anderson, Michael Nunns, Liz Shaw

Latest News

Medical School to host an NIHR HS&DR Evidence Synthesis Centre

May 2017

A team within ESMI to become one of three research groups commissioned by the National Institute of Health HS&DR to conduct syntheses of evidence about the organisation and delivery of healthcare.  [Full story]

A new professor in our midst

April 2017

Congratulations to Jo Thompson-Coon, Director of the Evidence Synthesis Team, on her recent promotion to Associate Professor.  We asked Jo a few questions about her work and how things have changed in the land of evidence synthesis.  [Full story]

ESMI heads to Korea

October 2016

ESMI attends the 24th Cochrane Colloquium in Seoul (South Korea) to engage in discussions to advance Cochrane’s work in evidence-informed health care.  [Full story]

ESMI is moving on up

19 September 2016

This has been a bumper couple of months for success within ESMI.  [Full story]

TEDx Exeter comes to St Lukes and Cake-Off 2016

09 September 2016

TEDx Exeter theme for 2016 'Dreams to Reality' comes to St Lukes and coincides with the Cake-Off 2016.  [Full story]

EST and IS meet US: Systematic Review Training Stateside

01 September 2016

Alison Bethel and Becca Abbott visited a whole range of informationists and health science librarians from across US and Canada to learn about their flipped classroom model. [Full story]

Patrick Bossuyt visits ESMI

16 June, 2016

World renowned expert in medical test evaluation visits ESMI.  [Full story]

Exciting times for PenCHORD

10 Dec, 2015

PenCHORD has been engaging in a lot of exciting activity recently, including successful grants, showcasing events and expanding both their training programme and the team. [Full story]

Grant success: Project to assess the effectiveness of mental health interventions for children with long term physical conditions

13 Nov, 2015

Congratulations to the team for being awarded a grant to assess how well treatments aimed at improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions work. [Full story]

New PenTAG director

01 Oct, 2015

Congratulations to Martin Hoyle on becoming the new PenTAG director. [Full story]

ESMI researchers publish systematic review of school-based ADHD interventions

09 Sept, 2015

Congratulations to the ESMI researchers who published a systematic review of school-based ADHD interventions in the journal Health Technology Assessment. [Full Story]

PhD celebrations in ESMI

26 Aug, 2015

Congratulations to Mary Bond, Marcela Haasova, Jo Varley-Campbell, and Bogdan Grigore. [Full Story]

Awards recognise ESMI researcher among UK's best

26 June, 2015

ESMI researcher Professor Rod Taylor has been recognised by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) as being among the most outstanding health researchers in the UK. [Full Story]

Molecular Music at the Eden Project

03 July, 2015

ESMI researcher Dr Linda Long was interviewed by the BBC about her collaboration with an artist and composer on an installation at the new permanent exhibition at The Eden Project. [Full Story]

ESMI researchers contribute their knowledge at the HTAi

25 June, 2015

ESMI researchers deliver three well received sessions at the HTAi (Health Technology Assessment international) in Oslo. [Full Story]

PenTAG’s collaboration with infectious disease researchers in Brazil takes off

12 June, 2015

PenTAG researchers have linked with Fiocruz (the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) in Brazil, and taken part in the first collaborative workshop at the Fiocruz research campus in Rio de Janeiro. [Full Story]

ESMI hosts the Colossal Cloisters Cake-off Challenge to raise £175 for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust

31 May, 2015

Colleagues from across the Institute of Health Research were invited to dust off their aprons to bake up a storm for the inaugural event.  A phenomenal array of cakes were brought to the judging table, but who won the prestigious awards? [Full Story]

ESMI moves to St Luke's campus.  Come and visit

01 May, 2015

ESMI researchers relocate to their new offices in South Cloisters on St Luke’s campus to finally bring together all the Medical School researchers onto one campus. [Full Story]

ESMI IS-team paper chosen as Editor’s Pick

07 May, 2015

A mapping review of the literature on UK-focused health and social care databases compiled by the Information Specialist team at ESMI has recently been chosen by the Editor of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) quarterly newsletter as their ‘pick’ of the current literature. [Full Story]

ESMI researcher speaks at inaugural patient conference for hereditary cancer syndrome

27 April, 2015

Tristan Snowsill from the technology assessment group (PenTAG) within ESMI appeared as an invited speaker at the inaugural Lynch Syndrome UK conference in Birmingham on April 18th, to speak about research into the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of systematic testing for Lynch syndrome in young bowel cancer patients. [Full Story]

ESMI magpies devour the Delicious Dart Trail to raise over £500 for charity

13 April, 2015

Eight ESMI researchers, plus Murphy the dog, took part in the Delicious Dart Trail as a tiding of magpies to raise money for the charity, CHICKS. [Full Story]

ESMI researcher and University Senator gives a quick guide of Senate

02 April, 2015

Congratulations to Felix Gradinger for being elected as Senator to represent the academic staff of the Medical School.  Felix gives us a quick guide about how the Senate and the University Management Structures work. [Full Story]

Congratulations to Harriet Hunt

09 March, 2015

ESMIs very own Harriet Hunt was one of the winners of the recent Evidence Live 2015 competition. [Full Story]

Fourth Plymouth Dementia Conference 2015

25 February, 2015

Jo Thompson Coon and Alison Bethel from the Evidence Synthesis Team were recently invited to be part of the Fourth Plymouth Dementia Conference, held at the Plymouth Guidhall on the 6th February. [Full Story]

More news

PenTAG hosts the 1st InterTASC ISSG Conference

23 July, 2014

The University of Exeter Forum building played host to 132 delegates who met on July 9th to explore the role of information, and information specialists, in health technology assessments (HTA). [Full Story]

Three prizes in one week for Evidence Synthesis Team!

16 June, 2014

Research prizes seem to be like buses; you wait ages for one, and then three come at once! [Full Story]

Spreading the science of information science: teaching at the German Cochrane Centre

29 April, 2014

Chris Cooper, lead of the information specialist work stream at PenTAG, was recently invited to teach at the German Cochrane Centre. [Full Story]

PenTAG researcher chosen as one of University's inspirational women of 2014

17 March, 2014

Rebecca Hardwick, an Associate Research Fellow in PenTAG and PenCLAHRC since 2012, is one of 31 women – one for every day in March – who have been chosen by the University of Exeter to celebrate International Women’s Day 2014. [Full Story]

Undeterred by the floods PenTAG researchers make a splash at the SW Public Health Science Conference

17 February, 2014

Attendance at the South West Public Health Science Conference 2014 in Weston-Super-Mare was high, despite the onslaught of poor weather that had disrupted so many homes, roads and railways in the region. [Full story]

Second year of success in Researcher-led Initiative grants

05 February 2014

In the second round of awards for the Researcher-led initiative grants, two PenTAG researchers have gained an award to increase research capacity in diagnostic accuracy research. [Full story] 

Double whammy: Two awards for Research Impact

13 December 2014

PenTAG researchers Dr Tom Monks and Oriana Ciani (a PhD student) scooped two of the eight 2013 Exeter Impact Awards, at the glittering ceremony on Tuesday 10 December, 2013. [Full story]

PenTAG researchers take the Cochrane Colloquium by storm‌

21 October, 2013

In late September 2013, five PenTAG researchers went to Quebec City and gave five presentations and were involved in delivering two methods workshops, many on methodological developments in evidence synthesis.  [Full story]

Information Specialist even more specialised

15 October, 2013

Just before Christmas, Morwenna Rogers who works as an Information Specialist in the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team, completed the Society of Indexers distance learning course, which means that she has been awarded the status of Accredited Indexer and is now a Professional Member of the Society of Indexers (MSocInd) [Full story]

PenTAG researchers gain two of four university awards for Early Career Researchers

01 February 2013

In the most recent round of awards for the Researcher-led initiative grants, three PenTAG researchers scooped two of the awards. These grants support the development and cascade of personal, professional and career management skills by and for early career researchers across the University of Exeter. [Full story]

Visit marks start of international collaboration with Estonian HTA group

23 January, 2013

From the 22nd to 23rd January PenTAG hosted a visit by Prof Raul-Allan Kiivet, who leads the only health technology assessment group in Estonia, at the University of Tartu. The visit was to finalise plans for a two-year collaborative relationship between our two HTA research groups, including a programme of exchange visits. [Full story]