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Two groundbreaking research studies by University of Manchester researchers have been recognised nationally for their involvement of service users and carers in their programmes. CaFI will improve evidence-based care for African Caribbeans with schizophreniaThe CaFI (Culturally-adapted Family Intervention) study, led by Dr Dawn Edge, from the School of Psychological Sciences,…
The Scottish Government has issued guidance: Navigating ethical approval and access in social care research. This has been developed by a working group involving Scottish Government, ADSW and IRISS, and explores the routes for navigating social care research ethics. The guidance was launched at a well-attended event in Edinburgh on…
Queen’s University Belfast has launched Northern Ireland’s largest ever public health research project into ageing. The Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA ) is hoping to provide the basis for future Government policy by following the lives of 8,500 over 50s as they grow older. Officially…
The University of Ulster is leading improvements in mental health with the launch of a dedicated Clinical Research Network for Northern Ireland. The new network means that mental health patients from Northern Ireland can now be involved in major national and international research trials. It will also ensure that researchers…
Research charity, Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI, has announced a £1.5 million investment to support research into leukaemia, lymphoma and other related disorders. The organisation will make this investment over a three year period. As part of the £1.5 million package, the organisation has launched a £500,000 Golden Anniversary research programme,…
People across Scotland are being encouraged to register their interest in health research. A new campaign has been launched to boost awareness of the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE), a confidential register run by NHSScotland of people who are interested in participating in health research. By joining the register, which…
Article examines the application of action research in a project that sought to understand prisoner experiences in high security prisons in England. It discussed the challenges and limitations of the approach and the role of power relations, and suggested that facilitating change might require the development of two separate 'pedagogies'.
Professor Daniel reflects on the main messages from the original food practices research as well the the Food for Thought project, highlighting the value of combining practice based evidence with academic research with a sprinkling of the day to day experience of children and young people.
Mark Irwin (Social Services Training and Development Consultant – Southern Health and Social Care Trust) will be presenting his research “An examination of practice assessment within the direct observation of social work students in the SHSCT” at the forthcoming International Practice Teaching Conference at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow…
Professor Broad PhD is Visiting Professor in London South Bank University’s Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research. He has previously been a lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Director of the Children and Family Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester and Director of Research…
The 3rd annual Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy (MESAS) report from NHS Health Scotland has been published today. The report includes an evaluation plan, trends in price and affordability, alcohol sales and consumption, and alcohol-related harm. New chapters reflect the evaluation of the Scottish Licensing Act and the contribution…
In today’s information rich world finding your way around can be daunting and you can easily become disoriented or lost. Here is quick guide. The Learning Exchange is IRISS’s digital library of multimedia learning materials, audio and video, policy documents and research findings. Specialist organisations - for example, Shared Care…