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LKD Seminar - Dr Jessica Sheringham, Senior Research Associate, UCL


Room 3.06, South Cloisters, St Lukes Campus, University of Exeter
4th December 2018
13:00 - 14:00
Category: Seminar

Learning, Knowing, Doing Series Seminar

Maximising the university setting for
knowledge mobilization in health services research:
Co-production of an online educational resource with GPs in training

Dr Jessica Sheringham, Senior Research Associate, UCL

Jessica will present a study she has led to improve diagnostic decision making in future primary care clinicians. This work, funded by the NIHR Cancer, Awareness Screening and Early Diagnosis PRU, originated in a study to understand how GPs make decisions to investigate lung cancer. It led to the co-creation of an online educational resource using simulated patients with common symptoms that might be cancer. The resource – eCREST – was co-created with GP registrars and has been tested in three medical schools. The talk will use this example to focus on: the range of opportunities in university settings for knowledge mobilisation; the tension between a REF focus on the impact of knowledge generation vs. genuine co-creation of resources with partners; and the tension between students’ and educators’ wish to provide a ‘right answer’ vs. the clinical reality of diagnostic uncertainty.

Dr Jessica Sheringham is a Senior Research Associate at UCL, a member of NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Research Partnership Team, and a Consultant in Public Health. She uses mixed methods to study determinants of implementation. Her current work includes studies on improving pathways to a cancer diagnosis, self-management in asthma, and maximising the value of linked data. She also works on professional education and training and has developed online courses in screening, evidence-based practice, and clinical reasoning for Masters and medical students; co-written Mastering Public Health, a leading textbook on public health; and is an Examiner for the Faculty of Public Health international membership exams.

When and Where?

Tuesday 4 December, 1 – 2 pm

University of Exeter St Luke’s Campus, South Cloisters Room 3.06, video conferenced to MR8, John Bull Building, Plymouth Science Park & F083 The Knowledge Spa, Truro

How to book?

To register, please email

Please note that parking at each of the venues is very limited; please consider alternative means of travel. Parking at the John Bull Building must be booked in advance.

Please note that this seminar may be recorded

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