Members of the CaHRU team recently attended the College of Social Science Research Showcase at the University of Lincoln on 4 July 2016. The event aimed to present the work being undertaken across the College of Social Science. The day started with registration and a poster-viewing session. Posters portrayed research from a variety of areas, ranging from animal and comparative psychology, “Dogs and humans respond to emotionally competent stimuli by producing different facial actions” (Catia Correia Caeiro, Dr Kun Guo, Prof Daniel Mills) to other topics from the Schools of Psychology, Health & Social Care and Sport & Exercise Science.
The rest of the day included presentations from across the College of Social Science, with Dr Jo Middlemass (pictured right) giving the first presentation of the day on her innovative work on the EU funded CHROMED project (Clinical Trials for Elderly Patients with Multiple Diseases), entitled “Perceptions and experiences of tele-monitoring in older patients with multi-morbidity- a qualitative study”. Other CaHRU members also gave excellent presentations including Mohammed Iqbal (“A non-randomised control study to investigate the effectiveness of a novel pain assessment tool for use by ambulance clinicians: improving prehospital pain management”), Dr Zahid Asghar (“Exploratory Cross-Sectional Study of Factors Associated with Transport to Hospital in Patients with Suspected Convulsions presenting to Ambulance Services”), Joseph Akanuwe ( pictured left “Exploring service user and practitioner perspectives of QCancer use in primary care consultations”), Viet-Hai Phung (“Delivering ambulance service care that meets the needs of EU Accession migrants in Lincolnshire”), Fiona Togher (“The use of cognitive interviews to enhance the quality of a Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM) for use in NHS ambulance services”), Dr Stephanie Armstrong (“Network exploring the Ethics of Ambulance based clinical Trials (NEAT)”), and Despina Laparidou (“Challenges for carers of people with dementia and their support needs from health and social care providers: a qualitative study”). Overall, the event was an excellent opportunity for all researchers to present their work and ‘showcase’ the wonderful projects taking place within CaHRU.
A quick break for a final session of poster viewing was followed by the keynote speaker, Prof Martin Tovee from the School of Psychology, giving an excellent talk on “Body Image, Eating Disorders and the Media”. The day was brought to its close with a reception, where delegates had the opportunity to further discuss the presentations given earlier and share thought-provoking ideas.
By Despina Laparidou