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I assumed the position of Director of PenCLAHRC at its establishment in October 2008 and, with help from colleagues, designed an innovative approach in which we actively encourage decision makers to work with us to identify key questions, attempt to answer them through primary or secondary research and then to use the results to change routine practice. I have executive responsibility for a range of PenCLAHRC projects. I trained initially in paediatrics and then in epidemiology. I remain a clinical paediatrician but spend most of my time doing research and teaching, including running courses on evidence-based practice. In recent years much of my work has been in the areas of childhood disability, management of common conditions in childhood and the search for effective methods to influence unhealthy lifestyle factors. A central tenet of my research has been the importance of involving families in the research process. In addition to my role at PenCLAHRC, I am also Director of the Institute of Health Research at the University of Exeter Medical School.
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University of Exeter
Areas of expertise
Paediatrics, Epidemiology, Childhood Disability
02 August 2018
The University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and
Dentistry are looking to recruit a Research
22 July 2018
PenCLAHRC’s Deputy Director, Professor Ken Stein, has been
appointed as Programme Director for the NIHR
Systematic Reviews (SR)...
18 July 2018
Training teachers to focus their attention on positive conduct, and
to avoid jumping to correct...
Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
What is the available evidence for interventions relating to
improving continence for children and young...
Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
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