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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 systematic reviewers, Ken SteinRebecca Whear, Rebecca AbbottNoreen Orr, Harriet HuntJo Thompson-CoonRuth Gwernan-Jones and Ilianna Lourida, 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

Mar
26

Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 1.47, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Mar
28

Qualitative Research Advice Clinic for...

South Cloisters Room CH 1.13 College House, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Whether you are a postgraduate student, academic or researcher you can book an appointment to speak...
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Calendar

News

Persistent sore throat could be larynx cancer warning

18 March 2019

A study of more than 800 patients diagnosed with cancer of the larynx has found...
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Child anxiety could be factor in school absences, research concludes

28 February 2019

New Exeter Medical School research, supported by PenCLAHRC and the Wellcome Trust, has found a...
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Partner in focus – Livewell Southwest

22 February 2019

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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News

Research Projects

Social Prescribing - Cornwall and Plymouth Researcher in Residence

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

Evaluation work by a Researcher in Residence to assess implementation, reach, scope and acceptability of...
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ADAPT: Accelerated Design and Programme Testing

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The research involves adapting aspects of Family Nurse Partnership, an evidence-based programme for young mothers...
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Research Projects