HSRUK Newsletter, January 2017
HSRUK Symposium 2017 – SAVE THE DATE!
6 – 7 July 2017
Nottingham Conference Centre
The Health Services Research UK (HSRUK) Symposium presents the leading edge of UK and International health services research in a multidisciplinary programme that includes research presentations and posters, plenaries from research and service leaders, and commissioned themes. It is the forum to be at for sharing knowledge on applied health research.
We invite all stakeholders to save the date and join us in July, including service users and carers, service leaders, policy makers and researchers.
Call for papers
European Health Policy Group (EHPG) workshop
Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham
The EPHG offers an opportunity for presenters and participants (from students to Professors) to take part in an in-depth discussion of papers focussed on contemporary issues in European Health Policy. Papers should be relevant to health policy, health systems or health services research.
The workshop will take place over two days (11-12 May 2017) and a workshop dinner will be held on the Thursday 11th May. This workshop not only offers an opportunity for highly detailed discussions, but also for colleagues from all over Europe to meet and work together.
Please send your abstract firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 30 January 2017
Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
10th – 12th April 2017
S3RI Building 39, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus.
This course will focus on the application of statistical methods specially developed for epidemiological study data.
Topics will include the basic disease occurrence measures of prevalence and incidence with their role in surveillance including standardization, Mantel-Haenszel estimation of various effect measures including the risk ratio and risk difference for cohort studies and the odds ratio for case-control studies as well as Poisson and logistic regression to adjust for potential confounders simultaneously. The course will also include elements of time-to-event analysis including Kaplan-Meier estimation and Cox’ proportional hazards model for confounder adjustment. The course will include a mixture of lectures and practical workshops using the software STATA.
This course is aimed at researchers who want to perform statistical modelling and analysis of epidemiological study data. Participants may be academic researchers in the medical and health or social sciences or may work in government, pharmaceutical industry, or other parts of the private sector.
The course will be presented by Professor Dankmar Böhning.
Click here to register.
Basic and advanced statistical methods for meta-analysis
13-17 March 2017
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, UK
The Meta-analysis short course for health professionals is designed to provide an overview of different meta-analysis methods and common problems encountered with extracting data. Basic and advanced methods which can be used to combine data from various study types will be covered using Review Manager and Stata software.
Topics covered will include standard methods for intervention comparisons, approaches which can be used for combining different summary measures, subgroup analyses and methods to investigate heterogeneity, as well as advanced methods for diagnostic accuracy, individual patient data and network meta-analysis.
The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 24th February 2017.
For more information and to register, click here.
PhD Studentship, North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research, Bangor University
Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship, funded as part of the Knowledge Economy Skills Partnership 2 (KESS 2) programme and in partnership with Tenovus Cancer Care. The studentship is based at the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research (NWCPCR), within the School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University (Wrexham site), under the academic supervision of Dr Julia Hiscock, Dr Rebecca-Jane Law and Prof Richard Neal. The studentship is for three years on a full-time basis and available from 1st March 2017 (applicants are requested to state their earliest possible start date on their application). In addition to having tuition fees paid, the PhD student will receive an annual tax-free stipend of £14,198. The studentship also includes funding for the running costs of the project and training and development.
Project Title: Lay referral in the early diagnosis of cancer. More details here.
Associate Professor – Director of SEaRCH, UNSW Medicine, Sydney, Australia
The Director sets research directions that contribute to the strategic aims of CPHCE and SESLHD and develops and manages a program of collaborative research drawing on the staffing, resources and programs of both organisations.
The post holder will have knowledge and research experience in an area of primary health care research which complements CPHCE’s current research strengths, extensive experience in the strategic and operational management of a set of research programs and research staff from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, as well as Doctoral qualifications in a relevant health or social science area.
Contact: Professor Mark Harris – Executive Director, CPHCE E: email@example.com
Applications close: This position is being readvertised and now closes on 4 February 2017
Lecturer in Child Public Health and Research Coordinator, Division of Health and Social Care Research, King’s College London
The Division of Health and Social Care Research is seeking to appoint an experienced academic to provide research co-leadership for the Evaluation Project of the Children and Young People’s Health Partnership (CYPHP) Programme and to undertake primary research to study the impact of the programme on the lives of children and their families and on health service use. The CYPHP is a partnership of Commissioners and Providers, Parents, Carers, Young people, and Researchers committed to changing the way healthcare is delivered for the 120,000 children and young people (CYP) in Southwark and Lambeth.
The post holder will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of a cluster randomised control trial and nested before-after studies in the evaluation of the CYPHP model of care. The post holder will have: knowledge and experience of intervention studies and complex interventions and epidemiological study design; evidence of research excellence in Public Health and Health Services Research; a record of securing research funding; qualified to a PhD level in a relevant discipline, and a strong record of coordinating and delivering high quality research within multidisciplinary teams. More information here.
Project Manager, Division of Health and Social Care Research, King’s College London
The Division of Health and Social Care Research is seeking to appoint a Project Manager to manage the evaluation project of the Children and Young People’s Health Partnership (CYPHP) Programme and provide management and support for the work of the evaluation team. The CYPHP is a partnership of Commissioners and Providers, Parents, Carers, Young people, and Researchers committed to changing the way healthcare is delivered for the 120,000 children and young people (CYP) in Southwark and Lambeth.
The post holder will be educated to a graduate level (a postgraduate qualification would be highly desirable), have a comprehensive understanding of NHS policies and procedures, and proven project management experience/ expertise. The post holder will have a broad understanding of the delivery of public health interventions and expertise in the assessment of health service interventions, along with a track record of managing significant change within the NHS or related organisations. More information here.
Lecturer in Social Sciences, Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences
King’s College London
The Division of Health and Social Care Research is seeking to appoint an experienced social scientist to contribute the development of research and education in social sciences (predominantly medical sociology).
The post holder will work with the existing teams, led by Professor Judith Green and Professor Chris McKevitt, to develop our areas of research interest and enhance our research excellence in Primary Care and Public Health at a local and national level.
The post holder will also take a leadership role in the development and delivery of medical sociology components of the new MBBS2020 undergraduate curriculum, along with contributing to teaching and assessment in social sciences and methodology on the Master of Public Health programme and the soon to be launched online MSc in Public Health.
The postholder will have a PhD in medical sociology, knowledge of keys areas of medical sociology, empirical social science research skills, and experience of teaching at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. More information here.