Health research showcased at UWE Bristol conference

Issue date: 30 January 2012

UWE researcher in Health and Life Sciences

Wednesday 1 February 2012 09:30-13:00 Exhibition and Conference Centre

UWE Bristol is hosting a conference that will showcase current health research in a range of specialist areas on Wednesday 1 February at the Exhibition and Conference Centre. The conference is the first of its kind to he hosted by UWE Bristol's Centre for Health and Clinical Research.

The event will include an overview of centre work presented by Director, Professor Pam Moule.

Professor Moule says, “We have over 125 delegates signed up to this exciting showcase of health research. The conference is a great opportunity to learn more about the scope and range of work conducted at UWE Bristol combined with an exclusive opportunity to attend seminar sessions led by health specialists. We also anticipate that this will be a great networking opportunity for health researchers and practitioners leading to future collaborations.”

Topics covered will include long term conditions and critical care, children and young people, public health and wellbeing, health, ethics and society, public involvement in research and education and practice and development.

Posters, reports and centre information will be on display throughout the event, which culminates in an opportunity for networking over lunch.

Talks include:

Professor Candy McCabe 'Mechanism and Management of chronic pain'

Professor Sarah Hewlett 'Patient Self Management'

Professor Sue Roulstone 'Improving outcomes for people with speech, language and communication impairment'

Professor Jonathan Benger 'Designing improvements in critical and emergency care'

Professor Margaret Fletcher, Professor Elizabeth Towner and Dr Barry Percy Smith will explore three studies engaging with children and young people in a research context including 'Keeping Children Safe'; 'Using action inquiry to support evaluation and improvement in children and family services' and 'the diagnosis of urinary tract infection in young children'.

Professor Judy Orme will present on research relating to public health and wellbeing including an overview of UWE Bristol's Healthy University initiative; findings from the national evaluation of the Food for Life Partnership initiative aiming to change food culture in primary and secondary schools; reflections on a three year research study with young offenders – the Musical Pathways Project and finally the South West Wellbeing project focusing on the role of Third Sector organisations in contributing to wellbeing.

Professor Julie Kent will give a presentation on 'Biological citizenship and contemporary health care'.

This will include ongoing work around patient perspectives on illness and wellbeing, responsibility and blood donation, blood economies and transnational ova exchange.

Professor David Evans' talk explores 'Public involvement in research'.

Professor Pam Moule, Ms Abby Sabey and Dr Kathy Pollard will host a session that outlines the importance of service evaluation in health and the key policy drivers informing this.

Abby Sabey, provides an example of a local evaluation undertaken as part of a collaborative partnership with the Severn Deanery Primary Care School who are responsible for the delivery of GP education.

Katherine Pollard presents a national evaluation of the Department of Health's Pacesetters project. This presentation will concentrate on discussing practical issues which can impact significantly on undertaking evaluation within different NHS organisations. Finally, there will be scope to discuss some of the emerging issues and draw out key thoughts.

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