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  1. Jordan Engel-Stevens joins CaHRU as research assistant in econometrics and health economics
    Jordan joined CaHRU in May 2019 as a Research Assistant in Econometrics and Health Economics working under the guidance of econometrician, Dr Murray Smith. He aims to work on various different projects at CaHRU using econometric and health economic concepts to underpin analysis and contribute to the research objectives. He graduated with a BSc (Hons)…
  2. Dr Sarathchandra Kumarawansa joins CaHRU as international visiting fellow
    Dr Sarathchandra Kumarawansa joined CaHRU this May 2019 as an international visiting fellow from the University of Colombo’s Postgraduate Institute of Medicine. Kumarawansa graduated as a bachelor of Medicine and bachelor of Surgery in 1997 from the faculty of Medicine, University of Peredeniya. He obtained his first Master Degree (MPH) on Primary Health Care from…
  3. Professor Colin Espie visits CaHRU, LIH and sleep lab to support sleep research at Lincoln
    We were proud to welcome Prof Espie to the University of Lincoln as a Lincoln Institute for Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow attached to the Community and Health Research Unit, Lincoln Institute for Health and Lincoln Sleep and Cognition Laboratory during May 2019. He is a world-leading expert in sleep research and sleep medicine. He was…
  4. CaHRU/LIH Improvement Science and Research Methods seminar: Process evaluation in complex intervention trials
    The latest CaHRU and LIH Improvement Science and Research Methods seminar was given on April 10th 2019 by Dr Julie Pattinson, research assistant in CaHRU. Julie’s talk, entitled ‘Exploring primary care nurse-administered Sleep Restriction Therapy: process evaluation in a complex intervention trial’, focused on the process evaluation of a complex intervention trial aiming to improve…
  5. Dr Mahendra Senevirathna, international visiting fellow, says farewell to CaHRU
    Dr Mahendra Senevirathna, an international visiting fellow at CaHRU and a Senior Registrar in Medical Administration, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, bade farewell to colleagues at CaHRU with a presentation about his experience at the University of Lincoln and the UK in general.In his presentation, Mahendra outlined what he expected to achieve prior to starting…
  6. CaHRU attends 999EMS Research Forum on advancing patient care
    Members of CaHRU, Laura Simmons, Viet-Hai Phung and Prof Niro Siriwardena recently attended the annual 999EMS Research Forum conference, which took place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, NEC Birmingham, on 1-2 April 2019. This year’s theme was, ‘Advancing patient care: taking research to the front line’. Following workshops, focus groups as well as the drinks…
  7. CaHRU attends EMS2019 conference, Madrid
    Dr Zahid Asghar and Prof Niro Siriwardena attended the fourth European Emergency Medical Service Congress (EMS2019) which took place in Madrid from Friday to Sunday 24-26 April 2019. The theme of this year’s conference was, “It takes a system to save a life – patients first’. The congress provided an opportunity for leading clinicians, scientists…
  8. Prof Siriwardena gives invited lecture at Cardiff University School of Medicine on sleep in primary care
    Professor Niro Siriwardena, director of CaHRU, gave an invited lecture, on ‘Sleep matters: why we should care about insomnia in general practice’ at Cardiff University School of Medicine at the invitation of PRIME Centre Wales (Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency Care Research) on the 26 March 2019. Niro spoke about work conducted at CaHRU…
  9. Farewell to Drs Ravindra Pathirathna and Rebecca Marples
    The team bade farewell to two members of CaHRU, Dr Ravindra (Ravi) Pathirathna and Dr Rebecca (Becky) Marples at a goodbye lunch on 28 March 2019. Although sad to see both colleagues leave it was also a time to celebrate their achievements at CaHRU. Rebecca worked at CaHRU for two and a half years under…
  10. CaHRU at Trent Regional SAPC, Nottingham, March 2019
    CaHRU was well represented at the recent annual Trent Regional SAPC Conference which this year was held at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham on 19 March 2019 . The core of the morning session were the two parallel sessions. Dr Zahid Asghar presented his work on the performance of candidates with dyslexia in the MRCGP…