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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

Jun
04

Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 2.35, 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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Jun
13

Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 2.35, 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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Calendar

News

Publication of findings from the National Survey of Local NHS Innovation and Research Needs

20 May 2019

The AHSN Network, NHS England and the NIHR commissioned ComRes to conduct a survey that...
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‘Robopets’ may be beneficial for care home residents

15 May 2019

Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older...
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2019 PhD Studentships Announced

10 May 2019

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Allied Health Research and Care...
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News

Research Projects

Social Prescribing - Understanding what works in, and supporting provision of, nature - based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

We have been awarded funding from DEFRA to identify what works in the use of...
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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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Research Projects