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Evidence Synthesis Team

Evidence synthesis is a way of bringing together and summarising all of the research on a particular topic or question. We work closely with those who will eventually use our findings, including both lay people and professionals, and believe that clear and effective communication of our findings is an essential part of our role.

Who We Are

The PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team (EST) are a dynamic team of health services researchers with expertise in evidence synthesis methods who enjoy conducting research that makes a difference.  Our aim is to produce evidence syntheses that inform locally relevant evidence based practice and to develop capacity across the region in this skilled area. 

The team comprises researchers, Ken SteinRebecca Whear, Rebecca AbbottNoreen Orr, Harriet Hunt and Jo Thompson-Coon, supported by PenCLAHRC's Information Specialists Morwenna Rogers and Alison Bethel.

 

Our Projects

Our team is involved in a range of projects - we lead on a number of systematic reviews but also support colleagues with their reviews. To find a full list of research that we are involved in, please visit our project page.

 

Supporting PenCLAHRC

The Evidence Synthesis Team (EST) supports PenCLAHRC's objectives through four sets of activities:

  • By supporting PenCLAHRC's research prioritisation processes
  • By undertaking evidence synthesis research to address priority questions where primary research evidence exists
  • By developing capacity, through provision of clinics, workshops, and other support for others to undertake evidence based research.

Specifically we:

ADVISE people on their review queries through our Searching and Review Clinics designed for academic staff and health professionals.

TEACH others about evidence synthesis through systematic review and searching courses and workshops as well as postgraduate and undergraduate teaching.

SUPPORT colleagues doing evidence synthesis through the Peninsula Systematic Review Discussion Group (PenSR) and adhoc meetings.

COLLABORATE with local and national networks, organisations, research teams and clinical staff to make sure our research is relevant.

INNOVATE in evidence synthesis methods such as implementation reviews and information searching techniques.

COMMUNICATE with stakeholders to make sure our research makes a difference. See our Creative Communication seminar series for more information.

 

Contact Us

You can contact us by via Email

You can follow us on Twitter @EvidSynthTeam.

Follow our blog https://evidsynthteam.wordpress.com/ 

 

Upcoming Events

Jan
29

Seminar on Open Access by...

South Cloisters 3.06, St Luke’s campus with video conferencing link to MR8, John Bull Building, Plymouth and F083 in Truro

  A life with no Windows. A 12 month exploration into living in an Open Science...
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Feb
06

PPI Advice Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters

Patient and Public Involvement Clinic What? These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC PPI Team manage and respond...
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Calendar

News

Partner In Focus - South West Academic Health Science Network

17 January 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Members of PenCHORD team makes switch to Open Source working

15 December 2017

Members of PenCLAHRC's operational research team, PenCHORD, have been working towards transferring their work to Free Open Source Software (FOSS). Dr...
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Using Implementation Science to drive health care change: The ASPIC project

14 December 2017

Understanding how to put effective health care into practice is an important part of the...
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News

Research Projects

Parent-to-Parent Support Interventions for Parents of Babies Cared for in a Neonatal unit (PaReNt)

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence of parent to parent support interventions for...
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Improving the Experience of Care for People with Dementia in Hospital (ACEDEM)

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

Can we improve the experience of care for people with dementia in hospital? A synthesis...
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Research Projects