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Rob Anderson, Associate Professor of Health Economics and Evaluation, was one of the authors to win first prize in the Public Health category of the 2017 BMA Medical Book Awards on Monday night.
The prize was awarded for their undergraduate medical textbook, Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance (2nd edition).
Professor Anderson co-authored the book along with Dr Margaret Somerville and Dr K Kumaran. He said he was “totally surprised” for their book to have won amid such a high calibre of shortlisted books.
“Many of the examples we used in the book drew directly from the research-inspired teaching and real connections to...Read more
A PenCLAHRC project showing that eating a Mediterranean diet may help reduce the risk of dementia has been reported in the Western Morning News as part of Dementia Awareness Week.
The systematic review, conducted by Dr Ilianna Lourida and Professor Jo Thompson-Coon of PenCLAHRC's Evidence Synthesis Team, brought together evidence to conclude that a Mediterranean diet could help to protect the ageing brain.
A Mediterranean diet typically consists of high consumption of plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and olive oil, moderate consumption of fish and dairy products, and reduced intake of red meat and processed foods. Moderate alcohol intake, usually wine, during meals is another...Read more
PenCLAHRC are looking to recruit a Research Fellow to work within the Evidence Synthesis Team to promote and apply evidence synthesis techniques in a number of key areas of health services research. This post is available from 1st September 2016 for two years.
The post holder will be required to contribute to evidence synthesis projects and to provide advice and guidance to other teams within PenCLAHRC, thus building skills and capacity within the Peninsula in this methodological area. Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or other postgraduate qualification and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in evidence synthesis of qualitative or quantitative...Read more