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Contact%20the%20School%20of%20Nursing%20and%20Midwifery research groups

 

All of the research groups run by the Contact%20the%20School%20of%20Nursing%20and%20Midwifery are listed below.

Research Directory

Ageing and Rurality

With the oldest population of all the regions in the UK, the South West is at the forefront of the nation's demographic 'age wave'. Reflecting this, ageing is a major component of the research conducted within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The rural nature of much of the South West also provides the context for this research on the health and provision of care to its growing elderly population. Within the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Professor Catherine Hennessy is a specialist researcher in public health gerontology who has conducted extensive epidemiological studies and health services research focused on the needs and care of older people. Much of her work relates to ageing and service provision issues in rural areas in the UK and the USA. She also leads the Rural and Ur... (more >>)

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Please contact Professor Catherine Hennessy
or for business enquiries visit Business and Enterprise Services

Applied Health Genetics

Genetics research at Plymouth University aims to be wide-ranging, with a focus on enabling delivery of healthcare services that are effective and meet the needs of the client group.  The core group is led by Professor Heather Skirton and includes Research Fellows Dr Lesley Goldsmith and Leigh Jackson and Research Associate Anita O'Connor.  The group meets weekly (usually at 1100hrs Thursday) and we would welcome any interested staff or students.  If you would like to attend the research meeting please contact Prof Heather Skirton for details of dates and venues.   Current projects: EuroGentest2 project - a multi-centre European project aimed at ensuring standardisation and harmonisation of genetic testing across Europe.  Heather Skirton leads Work Package ... (more >>)

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Please contact Professor Heather Skirton
or for business enquiries visit Business and Enterprise Services

Centre for Health and Social Care Innovation (CHeSCI)

This multi-professional research centre is driven by the challenges that face health and social care. Members are engaged in local, national and international research from clinically based studies to theoretical work.In order to generate innovation in specific areas, the Centre supports a number of research clusters in areas of: Ageing and Rurality Applied Health Genetics  Clinical Skills Innovation Dietetics and Health Drug and Alcohol Use (Drug and Alcohol Research Unit DARU) e-Health Oral and Dental Health Rehabilitation Social Science and Health Sustainability, Society and Health The members of CHeSCI are involved in a range of nationally and internationally significant research across the health and social care spectrum from clinically based studies to the... (more >>)

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Please contact Professor Ruth Endacott
or for business enquiries visit Business and Enterprise Services

Clinical Skills

The studies undertaken by this group investigate optimal ways of providing education related to clinical skills. Recent studies have investigated the use of simulation to improve performance of a range of clinical skills and the contribution of situation awareness to skill performance. We are collaborating on studies with the University of Brighton (Prof Julie Scholes) and Monash University in Melbourne (Assoc Prof Simon Cooper and Leigh Kinsman): current studies underway with this group includeIdentifying patient deterioration: rural hospitals clinical skills Funder: Monash University Small Grant Scheme (Australia) AUS19,060 Identifying maternal and neonatal deterioration in a simulated environment: measuring and developing student midwives' knowledge, clinical skills and situat... (more >>)

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Please contact Professor Ruth Endacott
or for business enquiries visit Business and Enterprise Services

E-health

 The focus of our work is on the impact of e-health (led by Ray Jones) and Next Generation Internet Solutions (led by Maged Boulos). Assessing the impact of e-health usually involves an interdisciplinary approach and we have projects and proposals at the various stages of evaluation from exploratory work, through pilots to randomised trials. Research into next-generation Internet solutions in health and social care includes research into e-learning, telehealthcare standardisation and interoperability, knowledge management/Semantic Web, technosocial predictive analytics and e-surveillance services, and Cancer GIS. Examples of recent and current projects include the Diabetes App Challenge, evaluation of Plymouth SeniorNet (helping older people get started with Internet), a cluster RCT... (more >>)

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Please contact Professor Ray Jones
or for business enquiries visit Business and Enterprise Services

Sustainability, Society and Health

This is a cross-Faculty multi-disciplinary group that explores issues and seeks solutions to the challenges that climate change, fossil fuel dependency, food security and other threats to sustainability present to society and health. We view our colleagues and students as agents of change, and, drawing on our diverse experiences and disciplines we approach these challenges through research, education, information and action. Some of this work has been supported through Fellowships with the Centre for Sustainable Futures  and links with the University Institute for Sustainable Solutions Research. new TWTR.Widget({ version: 2, type: 'profile', rpp: 4, interval: 30000, width: 250, height: 300, theme: { shell: { background: '#D2DCDD', col... (more >>)

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Please contact Professor Janet Richardson
or for business enquiries visit Business and Enterprise Services

VOYAGE: Risk and decision-making

Lead: Dr Yaniv Hanoch Ageing brings changes in individuals' capacity to judge and respond to risk, plus critical decisions about retirement and pensions, medical care, making a will. Our research focuses on understanding the basic cognitive processes that underpin older adults' decision making and applying that understanding to real-world problems of wellbeing and safety in an ageing population. Basic science includes memory changes with ageing, thinking and reasoning, and mental imagery. Key applications to safety include medical monitoring, changes in medical safety standards, and smart alarms, as well as older drivers, where PU researchers are working closely with the Devon County Council Road Safety team. Applications to risk and decision making include research on older adults' d... (more >>)

Further Information:

Please contact Dr Yaniv Hanoch
or for business enquiries visit Business and Enterprise Services