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"
“Shoot for the moon and if you fail you will land among the stars” The idea for this blog had been percolating for a long time like a strong coffee. I had previous experience of blogging over at the fuse open science blog on topics as diverse as part time working, presentation skills, and social […]Read more "A blog was born"