Seminars and Events

Current Seminars

Aim:To provide a forum for departmental staff to share and learn about current research developments.


  • To provide an opportunity for speakers (internal and external) to  present work to the department.
  • To provide a space for staff to present research work in progress.
  • To generate and facilitate discussion and sharing of ideas about research substantive topics and methodologies.
  • To critique and develop research in an informal and supportive environment.

Timetable for 2016/2017 Seminars

Date Unit Responsible Title Day
21st September 2017  Teaching  Thinking about teaching. The UCL Peer Dialogue Scheme Thursday 
16th October 2017  Mental Health  Doctors as Patients': Exploring the barriers and facilitators to help seeing for mental health problems by GPs and improving access to support Monday 
20th November 2017  BRHS  TBC Thursday 
14th December 2017  CAPS  TBC

PRIMENT Seminars

PhD Upgrade Seminars

Date & Time: Tuesday 12th September 2017. 12.30 - 2.00pm

Speaker: April Slee

Venue: Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, PCPH

Title: Methods for Assessing Causality in Large, Observational Data Sets – Bridging from Randomised Trials to the Real World Population

Abstract: There are many problems in medical research which are not amenable to the clinical trials framework. For reasons including ethics, resource scarcity and the influence of protocol-driven decision-making, we must find alternatives to clinical trials in order to address these questions. My dissertation is an examination of statistical options for questions that cannot be addressed using a prospective, randomised clinical trial. When only non-trial data sources are available, the appropriate statistical toolbox depends on the source and granularity of the available data.

My thesis focuses on 4 of these scenarios that cannot currently be addressed with a clinical trial, and I have classified them by decreasing granularity of data required. First, I will examine the relationship between anxiolytics and dementia using patient-level data from The Health Improvement Network (most granular). Second, I will assess the relationship between stroke and processing speed in sickle cell disease by combining patient-level data with published estimates. Third, I will explore the efficacy and tolerability of pharmacologic options for generalised anxiety disorder using a network meta-analysis based on published estimates. Finally, I will describe a technique for evaluating random effects estimators based on simulation studies (least granular, requiring no data).

GP Tutors Annual Conference 2018

"Quality in General Practice Education"

Date:   Friday 16th March 2018

Venue: The Atrium, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2PF

For queries please contact Carol Lynch

2017 conference page

Previous Seminars

Timetable for 2015/2016 Seminars

Date Unit Responsible Title Day
17th September 2015 E-Health Alcohol Help Centre and Check Your Drinking: Can they reduce hazardous drinking in the UK? Thursday
19th October 2015 Teaching Undergraduate Medical Education in Israel. The views of an international Review Team Monday
29th October 2015 Central Services  Introduction to Information Governance Services Thursday
19th November 2015 CAPS Developing a complex behaviour change intervention for older people using 'co-design' methods: the experiences of the HomeHealth study Thursday
8th January 2016 Priment Increased mortality associated with weekend hospital admission: a case for expanded seven day services? An analysis of 2013/14 data Friday
14th January 2016  Royal Free R&D  Overview of HRA changes to research approvals Thursday 
21st January 2016  Madingley dry run  TBC  Thursday 
15th February 2016 BRHS Physical activity in the elderly: new findings from the British Regional Heart Study Monday
17th March 2016 Methodology Patient and public involvement in health research Thursday
18th April 2016 Mental Health How can we encourage more smokers to seek help? The start2quit randomised trial Monday
19th May 2016 ISL Exploring the Regulatory Impact of Medical Revalidation in the United Kingdom - Findings from a Profession Wide Survey Thursday
21st June 2016 E-Health HeLP Diabetes Tuesday 
19th July 2016  External speaker  The challenges of developing and implementing effective family medicine in the occupied Palestinian territories Tuesday 
26th July 2016  E-Health  I-DECIDE Tuesday 
19th September 2016  Teaching  Patient and public engagement in UK medical education (or the rocky road to a Doctorate in Education) Monday 
20th October 2016  CAPS  The aftermath of the Liverpool Care Pathway - developing heuristics (rules-of-thumb) for practitioners making end of life decisions for people with dementia Thursday
21st November 2016 BRHS Physical activity: patterns and promotion across the lifespan Monday
16th January 2017 Infection Sexual health promotion research at Public Health England Monday 
6th March 2017  PhD Upgrade Missed opportunities for the diagnosis of malaria in Primary Care Monday  
15th March 2017  PhD Upgrade The public health potential of currently available mobile health applications for increasing physical activity Wednesday 
4th May 2017  Clinical Epidemiology and Electronic Health Records Research Communicating risks and evidence to patients in a clear and balanced way Thursday
18th May 2017  External speaker NoCLoR. Title TBC Thursday
20th June 2017  External speaker Facilitating sexual health discussions in primary care with older Australians: Health practitioner perspectives Tuesday
3rd July 2017  External speaker Open access compliance  Monday 
21st July 2017 CAPS Challenges in delivering Innovative interventions for dementia Friday
31st July 2017  Health Improvement  TBC Monday 
16th August 2017  E-Health Development of a model of service delivery to standardise anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation in the NHS and testing the feasibility of an E-Health intervention to support delivery of this model Wednesday 
21st September 2017  Teaching  Thinking about teaching. The UCL Peer Dialogue Scheme Thursday 

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