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Patient and public involvement in health research design: A review of the evidence.
Dr Jonathan Boote, Research Fellow, Research Design Service for Yorkshire and Humber, ScHARR,
Talking to machines: Speech technology in rehabilitation, health and social care.
Professor Mark Hawley, Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Research Group, Health Services Research, ScHARR,
The relationship between Research Design Services and Clinical Trials Units with examples from our own experience.
Professor Elaine McColl, Director of
Half Term – No Seminar.
Recruitment projections and Lasagna's Law: Literature review and qualitative research.
Daniel Hind, Research Fellow, Clinical Trials, Research Unit, HSR, ScHARR,
Rethinking informed consent: Why do patients enter clinical trials?
Dr Clare Relton, Honorary Research Fellow, Public Health, ScHARR,
Watching them grow and knowing you have done that: A qualitative study of well- being and allotment gardening.
Professor Nigel King,
Pilot studies and feasibility studies: Their definitions and uses in practice and policy.
Dr Cindy Cooper, Senior Research Fellow, Clinical Trials Unit, HSR, ScHARR,
Improving care for older people who fall: A programme of research in emergency care.
Professor Helen Snooks, Professor of Health Services Research, Centre for Health Information Research and Evaluation,
All the seminars will be held on Tuesday lunchtimes, in the Lecture Rooms 1&2 on the First Floor of ScHARR at
Seminars organised by Annette Haywood, ScHARR
( For further information please contact Joanne Turner on 0114 222 0751 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to work in new ways?You can book on one of the courses here
Do you want better collaboration with your colleagues?
Do you want to teach using discussion forums, blogs, videos and images?
Do you want to work on shared documents, complete with hyperlinks?
The dates of these sessions are:
15th September 3-4
18th September 10-11
25th September 10-11
25th September 2-3
28th September 10-11
Each session is limited to six participants – first come first served.
uSpace is the University’s own social web service. It offers a collection of social web tools for communication and collaboration amongst students and staff. uSpace is available through MUSE and hosted at the University so there are no difficult security or intellectual property issues.
Students are casually using a variety of social web services to interact with each other. Staff have also been quick to use different social web services to engage students and collaborate in research. CiCS has implemented uSpace to bring the two communities
together with a common set of social web tools, available from a single University environment.
uSpace is similar to students’ social environment so it seems familiar and allows them to
capitalise on their existing skills. However, as it is clearly a University service, separate from their social environment, students can begin to develop more sophisticated social web skills, evaluating and citing information in accordance with academic practice.
Staff can also experiment with a range of secure social web tools based at the University. Staff can use these tools to collaborate, develop ideas, and jointly author papers free from the difficult questions of intellectual property often associated with external services.
Taken from the latest issue of myCICSnews
Don't be put off trying it, Xtranormal is very easy to use. You simply drag the action and camera icons onto the script you've written to change camera angle, place pauses, change expressions of your chosen character, or make the character move. You can have either one or two actors in your scene, hopefully other characters and actions will be added later.
The rendering can take a little while, and you need to register to save and publish your final video. That done and you’re supplied with a URL and embed code. Also, put in your YouTube account details to enable a one click upload to YouTube. It is a great piece of software if you want to make short, snappy films to advertise a course, explain a service or just tell a joke.