SAPPHIRE News - September 2016

Posted by vh58 at Oct 12, 2016 04:45 PM |
Welcome to SAPPHIRE's monthly roundup of updates from the team, including awards, publications and new blog posts


We are very pleased to announce that Dr Natalie Armstrong has been awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and that Dr Pam Carter is now an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Publications and Presentations

Dr Carolyn Tarrant has had the following paper accepted:

Carr S, Mukherjee T, Montgomery A, Durbridge M, Tarrant C. Developing the ‘gripes’ tool for junior doctors to report concerns: a pilot study. Pilot & Feasibility Studies.

Dr Farhad Peerally has had the following paper published:

Aziz I, Peerally MF, Barnes JH, Kandasamy V, Whiteley JC, Partridge D, Vergani P, Cross SS, Green PH, Sanders DS. The clinical and phenotypical assessment of seronegative villous atrophy; a prospective UK centre experience evaluating 200 adult cases over a 15-year period (2000–2015). Gut. 2016 Sep 7:gutjnl-2016

Dr Natalie Armstrong gave a presentation at the Preventing Overdiagnosis 2016 conference in Barcelona earlier this month entitled ‘Trial participation as a strategy to avoid over-diagnosis’


Check out these new posts on the SAPPHIRE blog:

Dr Carolyn Tarrant and Prof Julian Bion on why evidence is important when talking about the weekend effect:

Dr Natalie Armstrong and Caroline Morris discussed their experience at the Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference’ (#PODC2016) in sunny Barcelona:


SAPPHIRE is delighted to welcome new PhD student, Julia Clark, who will be supervised jointly by Dr Natalie Armstrong and Dr Lucy Smith of the TIMMS group.

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