Open lecture by EBP world expert

UCLan will welcome the world's leading expert in Implementation Science to Preston in May.

Professor Jeremy Grimshaw from the University of Ottawa, Canada, has made a major contribution to the evidence base on the effectiveness of different strategies for implementing evidence into practice during his long career.

He has been involved in over 30 cluster randomised trials and two quasi-experimental studies of knowledge transfer interventions, working across diverse clinical problems in primary and secondary care settings across the world.

These trials have been published in a variety of journals including the BMJ, Lancet and JAMA. He has over 450 publications in peer-reviewed journals - with over 200 in the last five years.

During his visit, Professor Grimshaw will conduct Masterclasses in implementation science and knowledge transfer as well as meeting more informally with staff at UCLan and in our partner Trusts.

He will stimulate learning and debate about the best ways to introduce interventions as part of research studies, as well as considering the most effective ways of encouraging implementation of research findings.

The event takes place on Tuesday, 5 May. For more information please email Dr Lois Thomas.

Career opportunity: Research Assistant in Public Health in Allied Health Professions

UCLan's School of Medicine & Dentistry is looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to support a group of public health and allied health professionals in the design, delivery and evaluation of an innovative training programme to enhance the public health skills of Allied Health Professionals in the North West.

The successful postholder should hold a first degree (or equivalent including relevant work experience) in a health or social care related subject and have some experience in organising events and research or evaluation.

For informal enquiries please email Professor Paola Dey or Tel: 01772 892782. For application details please click here (Job reference: REQ001575).

PhD studentship for a qualitative study on the topic of Multiple Sclerosis

Applications are invited for a full time PhD (via MPhil) studentship for a project entitled 'Disease modifying treatments for Multiple Sclerosis: exploration of the influences of perceived risks on case management decision-making.'

This studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full-time (subject to satisfactory progress) and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates plus an annual maintenance stipend of £14,000 per year.

Full-time enrolment is preferred, but part-time may be considered for the successful candidate. International applicants may apply but will be expected to pay the difference between the UK/EU and International fee rate. The closing date for applications is 20 April 2015, with a starting date of 1 July.

As a minimum requirement, applicants should have or expect to receive a 2:1 Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline such as Healthcare, Allied Health or Psychology.

This will be a qualitative research design to access the experience of patients and healthcare practitioners. The protocol for the research design will be developed by the student after enrolment, under the direction of the research supervisory team. Patient data collection will be undertaken at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information about the studentship please click here. Informal project-related enquiries may be directed to Dr Hazel Roddam.