The Yorkshire & Humber Research Design Service (RDS) hosted an NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme Event at the University of York on 1st November. It was an interesting day that really helped me better understand the i4i programme. Karen Bloor, Research Theme Champion for Health and Wellbeing, University of York, opened the day, followed […]Read more "Is impact the driver for the NIHR i4i programme?"
Why did I want to be a consumer panel member? I have been a consumer panel member for about two years now and I would not want to give it up, even although I have a busy life. I am a carer for my daughter, who has had a tough journey in her life […]Read more "All research has to have a public element"
Research Design – who me? I’ve worked for Newcastle University in research support roles for nearly 25 years and have always been interested in health and social care research which inspires me to get involved whenever the opportunity arises. In my spare time I love playing badminton with colleagues at the Sports Hall and also […]Read more "Research Design – Who me?"
I attended the NIHR RfPB (http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/research-for-patient-benefit.htm) event organised by the Research Design Service (RDS) North East (http://rds-ne.nihr.ac.uk/) recently as an RDS advisor. The event was attended by around 60 individuals from across the region, with particularly high attendance from the local NHS Foundation Trusts and Universities. Professor Luke Vale, co-director of the RDS North East, […]Read more "One Arm Bandit"
Recently I came across a paper on bed sharing and breastfeeding by Helen Ball and colleagues which cited my research with Dr Amy Brown on the effect of early parenting routines on breastfeeding. I was therefore keen to read the paper – despite my ever growing to do list! The paper reports on follow up […]Read more "Three in a bed"
I recently attended the full to capacity Northumberland Tyne and Wear (NTW) NHS Trust Research and Development (R&D) Day, which celebrates research successes in the trust every year. I was attending the event with one of my NIHR Research Design Service North East colleagues to offer pre-bookable appointments and drop-in sessions for those who wanted […]Read more "From small acorns"
It was Valentine’s day recently but instead of emails from secret admirers declaring their devotion I received some less than positive feedback on a paper that I had submitted; also known as a revise and resubmit. While a revise and resubmit decision always stings at first, there was a little more that bothered me about […]Read more "Never test the river with both feet"