SAPPHIRE NEWS - May 2018

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Welcome to SAPPHIRE's round up of updates from the team, including presentations, publications and other activities.

Congratulations

Dr Nici Mackintosh has taken over Course Directorship for the MRes in Applied Health from Professor Andy Wilson.  Dr Mackintosh has also been successful in obtaining an award of Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Dr Eva Krockow gave an interview for the latest episode of The Conversation podcast “Anthill” on the topic of confidence. She talked about some of the research conducted in collaboration with colleagues from the Department of Psychology at the University of Leicester.

Publications

Dr Krockow had the following article published :

Krockow EM, Pulford BD, Colman AM.(In press). Far but finite horizons promote cooperation in the Centipede game. Journal of Economic Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2018.07.002

Dr Carolyn Tarrant has just had a paper accepted by the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy with AMR-related colleagues from UCL, Imperial and Kings;

Lorencatto F, Charani E, Sevdalis N, Tarrant C, Davey P. (2018) Driving sustainable change in antimicrobial prescribing behaviours – How can social and behavioural sciences help? Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (in press)

Dr Farhad Peerally has had an invited commentary published in Web Mortality and Morbidity (Web M&M), which is an online repository of clinical cases, with a focus on patient safety, funded by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The commentary synthesises some of the background work he did for his PhD.

Peerally MF, Dixon-Woods M. Root Cause Analysis Gone Wrong. Web M&M AHRQ (2018)

Funding

Dr Krockow was awarded an Early Career Research Fellowship funded by the Wellcome Trust ISSF. Her project is entitled “Solving the social dilemma of antibiotic prescribing: Can the ‘Wisdom of Crowds’ reduce diagnostic uncertainty and mitigate individual risks of prescribers?” and will be funded from January 2019 - December 2019.

Presentations

Dr Krockow has been invited to give an oral presentation at BSA 50th Anniversary Medical Sociology Annual Conference in September 2018. She will be talking about: “Balancing the risks to individual and society: A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research on antibiotic prescribing behaviour in hospitals.”

Dr Krockow also gave an oral and a poster presentation at HSRUK Conference 2018. Her poster “Balancing the risks to individual and society: A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research on antibiotic prescribing behaviour in hospitals.” won the People’s Poster award for the best poster presentation amongst over 100 entries.

Dr Mackintosh has had two abstracts for oral presentations accepted, one at BSA 50th Anniversary Medical Sociology Annual Conference in September on ‘Digitally mediated reproductive health: boundaries between home and clinic’ and ‘Mothering publics: using art for knowledge translation and engagement’ for Science in Public 2018 in December 2018.

Liz Sutton has had an abstract for oral presentation accepted at the BSA 50th Anniversary Medical Sociology Annual Conference in September 2018 on “Patients’ understandings of safety: Trust, vulnerability and patient involvement”.

Dr Oli Williams, Shona Agarwal and Professor Graham Martin were invited by the Qualitative Research Forum (University of Cambridge) to present their paper Ideological, Pragmatic and Tokenistic: Patient participation within a collaborative research organisation in England’ on 29 May 2018

Other Academic News

Dr Macintosh had her first field trip out to India as part of the ‘Healthy crossroads in pregnancy care’ project. The team ran various workshops involving scoping and mapping work, to understand normal practices and how technology plays a role in family, community and care settings. This work will then inform follow-up interviews, focus groups and observations. She has a second visit planned for November 2018. (see pictures below)

Nici's trip Nici's trip 2

Liz Sutton has been nominated by the college of Life Sciences to attend a five day PhD conference and retreat at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park from 13-17 of August 2018 for those nearing completion of their PhD journeys.

Dr Williams received an invitation to talk on an episode of the popular Don’t Salt My Game podcast hosted by Laura Thomas. The episode has been downloaded from iTunes and listened to online by thousands of people. Here are links to part one and part two of the podcast.

 

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