Seminars and Events
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
|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|
|24th April 2017||Clinical Epidemiology and Electronic Health Records Research||TBC||Monday|
|18th May 2017||External speaker||NoCLoR. Title TBC||Thursday|
|17th July 2017||E-Health||TBC||Monday|
|31st July 2017||Health Improvement||TBC||Monday|
|21st September 2017||Teaching||TBC||Thursday|
|16th October 2017||Mental Health||TBC||Monday|
|20th November 2017||BRHS||TBC||Thursday|
|14th December 2017||CAPS||
Date & Time: Monday 6th March 2017. 2pm
Title: Missed opportunities for the diagnosis of malaria in Primary Care
Speaker: Hamad Bastaki
Venue: Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, PCPH. 2pm
Abstract: Between 2005 and 2014 there were a total of 15,828 reported cases of malaria imported to the UK. A delay in diagnosis, misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment are known risk factors for mortality related to imported malaria in those who seek healthcare. In primary care however, the prompt diagnosis and treatment of malaria is quite challenging and cases are easily missed.
The aim of the PhD is to review consultation behaviour in primary care prior to a diagnosis of malaria. The upgrade will present the results of a systematic review summarising the current time delays in the diagnosis and treatment of malaria and provide an outline for the remaining studies. For these studies, The Health Improvement Network (THIN) primary care database will be used to identify missed opportunities for diagnosis of malaria in primary care, and subsequently, identify factors associated with a missed opportunity for diagnosis.
Date & Time: Monday 13th March 2017. 2pm
Title: Contextual factors linked with sexual health risk for young Black Caribbean women in London
Speaker: Josina Calliste
Venue: Tutorial Room 13 (GROUND FLOOR, Royal Free Hospital)
Abstract: Black Caribbean people in England experience a disproportionate burden of certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs), in particular, gonorrhoea and chlamydia. Known risk factors behind poor sexual health for this ethnic group include concurrent sexual partnerships and a lower age of sexual debut. Young women within the Black Caribbean population are particularly vulnerable to various negative sexual health outcomes, including STI diagnosis, reinfection and repeat abortion.
The aim of the PhD is to explore wider social issues and cultural norms influencing sexual health risk, identifying specific factors behind age- and gender- based patterning of sexual health outcomes for this ethnic group. The upgrade will outline the two planned studies using qualitative approaches and discourse analysis.
Josina Calliste is a full-time PhD student, supervised by Dr
Julia Bailey, Dr Fiona Burns and Dr Sonali Wayal. Her PhD is funded by the
National Institute of Health Research’s Health Protection Research Unit in
Blood Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections. She holds an MSc in
Reproductive and Sexual Health Research and a BA in Sociology and International
Date & Time: Wednesday 15th March 2017. 12.15pm
Title: The public health potential of currently available mobile health applications for increasing physical activity
Speaker: Paulina Bondaronek
Venue: Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, PCPH
Abstract: The benefits of physical activity (PA) on disease prevention are well-documented. Within the new digital health care landscape, the rise of health applications (apps) creates novel prospects for public health interventions. Despite the wide distribution and popularity of PA apps, there are limited data on the quality of these apps. Research on the effectiveness of the apps, what users perceive as useful, and how they fit the mobile technology for behaviour change into their daily routines needs to be addressed in order to help tackle the significant public health concern on physical inactivity.
The aim of this PhD is to investigate the quality of PA apps on the market, to determine their efficacy and explore the user experience of using the PA apps. The upgrade will present the results of the review and content analysis of PA apps on the market and outline the next studies.
Paulina Bondaronek is a full-time PhD student at the UCL eHealth Unit, supervised by Prof Elizabeth Murray and Dr Fiona Hamilton. Her PhD is funded by the Medical Research Council. She holds an MSc in Health Psychology and a BSc in Psychology.
"The Mind in Medical Education"
Date: Friday 17th March 2017
Venue: The Atrium, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2PF
For queries please contact Carol Lynch
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Timetable for 2015/2016 Seminars
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