This inaugural PROMs Conference is being held on Thursday 9 June 2016, hosted by:

Professor John Brazier, ScHARR, University of Sheffield and NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber
Elizabeth Gibbons, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford and NIHR CLAHRC Oxford
Professor Jose M Valderas, University of Exeter and NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula
Dr Georgina Jones, ScHARR, University of Sheffield

In the UK there are many PROMs events, however there are no national researcher-led activities on methodologies around development, testing and use of PROMS in different contexts and settings. The aim of this conference is to bring together leading researchers to discuss cutting edge developments in PROMs research. There will be three plenary sessions on ‘Realist synthesis’, using ‘Computer Adaptive Testing’ and ‘Wellbeing’. The morning will comprise of sixteen parallel sessions which will be open to competition and posters; submissions from PhD and young researchers will be encouraged.

This event will be chaired by Professor Ray Fitzpatrick and has been sponsored by:

NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber (CLAHRC Y&H)
NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC)
NIHR CLAHRC East of England

Plenary speakers
Realist synthesis – Associate Professor Joanne Greenhalgh, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law, University of Leeds – homepage

Using Computer Adaptive Testing – Professor Tim Croudace – School of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Dundee – homepage

Wellbeing – Professor John Brazier – ScHARR, University of Sheffield, NIHR CLAHRC YH – homepage

Key dates
Abstract submission: now closed
Registration: now open
Registration deadline
: Monday 30 May 2016

Please direct all enquiries to



“Maternal and Infant Health and Nutrition in Indonesia” @sheffhallamuni

Dates and venue: August 28th – September 1st 2016, in Padang, West Sumatra Indonesia

Workshop Title: Maternal and Infant Health and Nutrition in Indonesia: An interdisciplinary workshop exploring opportunities and challenges for collaborative research, policy and practice development

UK coordinator: Sadiq Bhanbhro ( Sheffield Hallam University

Partner country coordinator: Dr Hardisman Dasman ( Andalas University Indonesia

Discipline: Public Health/Nutrition

Cost: The British Council will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals. Costs for the visa will be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements.

Please find more information and application form attached.


Call for participants

Application Form

The recruitment will be according to the attached eligibility criteria with limited availability. The participants who meet the criteria (attached), will be supported to attend the workshop through this initiative.

This workshop is supported by funding from the British Council and is granted to Sheffield Hallam University (UK) and Andalas University (Indonesia) to organise and deliver the event.

The deadline for applications is: 4pm on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 with all completed UK forms sent to:  Sadiq Bhanbhro at

The deadline for applications is: 4pm on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 with all completed UK forms sent to:  Sadiq Bhanbhro

Please feel free to contact me for more information at

Improvement Science Fellowships @HealthFdn

The Health Foundation’s Improvement Science Fellowships are now open for applications.

This senior post-doctoral fellowship offers a unique leadership development programme with three years’ funding for original, applied research dedicated to improving health care in the UK.

We are looking for up to five fellows who will receive:

  • a tailored leadership development programme including facilitated action learning sets and individual coaching
  • funding for full salary and research costs
  • the opportunity to work with international experts in improvement science.

Applicants must demonstrate leadership skills and significant research or improvement in practice experience, with a PhD, professional doctorate or MD.

We encourage applications from clinicians who wish to combine research with continuing clinical practice.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 5 July 2016.

Find out more and apply