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Professor Cathy Lloyd, from the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University, is leading new research into links between diabetes and depression. INTERPRET-DD (the International Prevalence and Treatment of Diabetes and Depression) will explore the prevalence of diabetes in every country across the globe, with projected estimates…
A Northern Irish social work lecturer who completed a PhD on the topic of ‘Resilience and Burnout in Child Protection Social Work’ was one of eight individuals who achieved the NI Leadership/Strategic Award at the recent NISCC PQ awards ceremony. Dr Paula McFadden is a lecturer at the School of…
Researchers are investigating whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. A three-year £1.1 million project will look at whether warning signs can be detected using special computer software to analyse high-definition images of the eye. Evidence suggests that changes in the…
Cancer treatment on the NHS is to get a £6 million boost under new measures announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The investment will be used to fund clinical trials over the next five years for a specialist new radiotherapy, as Mr Hunt reiterated the Government's pledge to "aim high"…
This Insight is intended to summarise the evidence in this challenging area of work and to support practitioners to reflect on their practice in this context. An enhanced understanding of trauma can enable practitioners and managers, from all the agencies working with children in care, to improve their practice with…
This is the first time that CHS has commissioned such research and follows a joint survey carried out with the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration in 2012/13, where CHS asked those taking part if they would be willing to participate in this piece of follow up qualitative work. The aim of…
A major new study, led by The University of Manchester, is to examine Salford’s pioneering integrated care programme for older people. Salford Integrated Care Programme (SICP) is revolutionising the delivery of care with more ‘joined up’ services for older people with long-term conditions and social care needs. It includes better…
Social workers in Wales need a "change of mindset" if they are to make best use of new research on children's social care, an expert has said. Neelam Bhardwaja was speaking at the launch of Cardiff University's, Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre (Cascade), which aims to provide primary…
I consider myself a bit of a magpie; a bit of a scavenger when it comes to research: I’m opportunistic, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial. My current design research projects are varied; one explores how digital technologies can help people engage with the arts, another is about using design to help the…
Welfare reform has had a significant impact on benefit claimants and the supports that vulnerable people in society receive. Access to quality and consistent information is important in ensuring that people are prepared for any changes they encouter. The British Library has created a portal (website) of social welfare resources,…
Researchers at York University are launching a project to examine what works best for abused or neglected children – going into care or staying at home with support. The study will find out whether going into care can improve wellbeing and life chances or whether it compounds the effects of…
The University of Ulster has said new research it has carried out indicates a direct link between suicidal behaviour in Northern Ireland having experienced the violence of the Troubles first hand. Lead author of the paper, Professor Siobhan O’Neill from the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing at the…