SAPPHIRE News - March 2016

Posted by vh58 at Apr 06, 2016 11:42 AM |
Welcome to SAPPHIRE's monthly roundup of good news from the team, including presentations and a teaching update.

Conferences and Talks

Caroline Morris with a poster which outlines her PhD study on Risk-Identification to prevent cardiovascular disease: An ethnographic study in general practice (RISKI) Caroline Morris presented a poster at the SAPC Trent Regional Conference at College Court on 15th March, which outlined her PhD study:

  • Risk-Identification to prevent cardiovascular disease: An ethnographic study in general practice (RISKI)

Dr Farhad M Peerally has had an oral presentation and a poster presentation accepted for the Midlands Gastroenterology Society (May 2016):

  • Oral presentation: Results of a feasibility study comparing argon plasma coagulation with radiofrequency ablation after endoscopic resection of patients with high grade dysplasia or T1 adenocarcinoma in Barrett’s Oesophagus
  • Poster presentation: Optimising the first 24 hours of care of patients with decompensated chronic liver disease (DCLD)– A multifaceted quality improvement (QI) approach

Prof Mary Dixon-Woods has given two talks this month:

  • Creating conditions for change. Mental Health Network Annual Conference and Exhibition. King’s Fund 9 March 2016 
  • Why is improving healthcare so hard? 30th Annual Health Services Research lecture. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 8 March 2016

Dr Emmilie Aveling and her colleagues from the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health (Sara Singer, Julianna Stone) and Mass General Hospital (Thor Sundt and Cam Wright) have had a paper accepted for oral presentation at the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting taking place August 5-9 in Anaheim, California:

  • Contextual influences on leadership and teamwork in surgical operating rooms: a qualitative study

Dr Emmilie Aveling also gave a seminar at the National School of Public Health (ENSP), Fiocruz (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) in March, about her work with Prof Mary Dixon-Woods and Prof Michael Parker (University of Oxford):

  • What is the role of individual accountability in securing patient safety? Insights from an ethnographic study of hospitals in diverse settings


While visiting Fiocruz and former SAPPHIRE member Margareth Portela in Brazil, Dr Emmilie Aveling taught an intensive course for graduate students and staff – ‘An introduction to qualitative methods in health research’.

Other news . . .

Congratulations to Veronica Heney, who has been appointed as Digital Communications Assistant for the Evidence Based Mental Health journal.

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