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A large-scale trial led by the University of Exeter, presented at the international Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 on Tuesday July 18, has found that cognitive rehabilitation leads to people seeing satisfying progress in areas that enable them to maintain their functioning and independence.
The Goal-oriented Cognitive Rehabilitation in Early-stage Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias: Multi-centre Single-blind Randomised Controlled Trial (GREAT) trial involved 475 people across eight sites in England and Wales. Half of them received ten cognitive rehabilitation sessions over three months, and the other half did not. The group receiving the therapy then took part in four ‘top-up’ sessions...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
A team of health researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and the National Institute for Health Research are working with local music charity Plymouth Music Zone to bring together people who have communication problems caused by aphasia.
Aphasia is a speech and language disorder, which is caused by damage to the brain, often as a result of having a stroke. People with aphasia can struggle to speak or to understand spoken language, but also can have difficulties with reading, writing or using numbers.
Of the over 150,000 people who have a stroke each year, around a third (33%) will also...Read more
Blood pressure differences between each arm can signal an increased risk of dying of heart disease, even in healthy people, a new large-scale study has found.
The study, led by University of Exeter Medical School and supported by PenCLAHRC, took blood pressure measurements in both arms of more than 3,000 people in Scotland and demonstrated the importance of routinely measuring blood pressure in both arms.
Up to now, such research has mainly focussed on people who have already encountered heart disease or hypertension. Now, the new research, funded also by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the South West GP Trust,...Read more
PenCLAHRC are looking to recruit an Associate Research Fellow. The successful applicant will work alongside the PenCLAHRC team to develop prioritised questions into research and implementation projects.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or have an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies.
The key purpose of the post is to provide research support to current and future PenCLAHRC projects, and to support the development of new projects. Existing and future projects adopted by PenCLAHRC will have both qualitative and quantitative components, requiring support from the core...Read more
The PenCLAHRC team in Exeter are looking to recruit an Engagement, Research Information and Communication Manager to cover a period of maternity leave.
This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to be a key member of the PenCLAHRC support team, overseeing the management and dissemination of research information relating to PenCLAHRC’s outputs. They will also be a pivotal member of the PenCLAHRC Executive Team and will play a lead role in communicating and disseminating relevant CLAHRC information.
The post holder will be a principal member of the central PenCLAHRC Support Team, working closely with PenCLAHRC Research Managers and administrative staff from...Read more
A new research project will unite police and researchers to increase evidence-based knowledge, skills and problem solving approaches within policing.
A team from the University of Exeter, including PenCLAHRC's Dr Iain Lang and Dr Mark Pearson, have secured nearly £250,000 from the Police Knowledge Fund to foster stronger collaboration between the police force and researchers, ensuring practices are rooted in the best evidence of what is effective. The team will help police find and use information to ensure the best outcomes for the police and public are achieved.
Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg said of the project:
“This is...Read more