Friday, 24 January 2014

Kevin Goode & David Barrett win telehealth service evaluation contract with Merke Sharp & Dohme
Kevin Goode
David Barrett
Catching up on old news since it is still good news. Dr KevinGoode and David Barrett were successful in winning a substantial contract with MSD in 2013 to evaluate a telehealth service for patients with heart failure and COPD. The project started in August 2013 and is expected to deliver results in Q2 of 2015.

The project is entitled “Enabling Self Care through technology: Evaluation of the MSD Telehealth service”. As an enterprise activity it has been designed with research outputs in mind so that findings from telehealth service delivery can meet the rigour of peer reviewed publication. It will seek to address the following areas;
Work Package 1 - Activity data: (a) understanding service usage and activity; (b) understanding alert escalation rates; (c) understanding measurement adherence

Work Package 2 – Clinical effectiveness and outcomes: This will be achieved through a case-matched analysis against a number of registry databases including Hull-Lifelab (Academic Cardiology, HYMS) to enable comparison of the service patients against a control group; without the need for a randomised control trial. Also exploring whether telehealth increases self-care or reduces carer burden.
Work Package 3 – Economic benefits: Does the service translate into cost savings and/or increased case load management?

Work Package 4 – User and carer experience: Understanding the user’s experience of telehealth and of those who care for the patient.
Work Package 5 – Provider and practitioner experience: Understanding the telehealth nurse and GP experience of using telehealth.

Faculty colleague presenting at Royal College of Midwives Inaugural Education Conference

Nicky Clark
Nicky Clark is presenting at:

the Royal College of Midwives InauguralEducation Conference in March 2014 in London on: Exploring emotional intelligence in student midwives

Thursday, 23 January 2014

More Faculty staff to present at UK conferences

Dr Anji Gardiner
Ajni Gardiner is addressing

the Widening Participation in Higher Education 2014
conference in London in February

Catriona Jones

Catriona Jones is addressing the
National Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference
in London this month on using social media in healthcare

Kevin Goode wins Industrial Case Studentship from EPSRC in collaboration with Philips Research UK
Kevin Goode
Dr Kevin Goode has successfully won an Industrial Case Studentship from the Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in collaboration with Philips Research UK to fund a PhD studentship for a project entitled:

Predictive Algorithms for Telehealth Service Improvement and Evaluation (PATSIE):  The development of predictive algorithms using recurrent and competing clinical events combined with cost data to  improve the efficacy of telehealth service delivery and evaluation in chronic disease management

Project Aim :To develop a set of novel statistical methods that will enable robust evaluation of telehealth services in an integrated care context. This will facilitate a better understanding of current and future telehealth service deployments and enable service streamlining, innovation and re-design.

New publication on the stability of novel biomarkers by Dr Kevin Goode
Kevin Goode
Kevin Goode has published:

Goode KM, Nicholls R, Pellicori P, Clark AL, Cleland JGF (2014) The in vitro stability of novel cardiovascular and sepsis biomarkers at ambient temperature. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine DOI: 10.1515/cclm-2013-0767 (IF 3.0)

In collaboration with Academic Cardiology, Hull York Medical School

Jeanette Roddy to present at British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Jeanette Roddy   

Scarborough Centre for Health Care Studies has had her paper: Foundations for domestic violence counselling: trust and hope accepted for presentation at theBritish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research ConferenceLondon May 2014

Hull staff to present their work in Sweden

Mary Laurenson and Lesley Gratrix have had their submissions accepted for the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society 2nd European Conference: Leadership, Learning and Research in Nursing and Midwifery, in Gothenburg, June 2014
Dr Mary Laurenson

Mary's paper will be taken from her study: Preparing to Care: A longitudinal study of personal qualities, values, and readiness to engage in caring work among students in nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy and 
Lesley's submission will be a poster entitled: Emotional Intelligence: An essential attribute of Nursing Leadership

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Hull PhD student becomes full professor

Alvisa Palese, a PhD student in the Faculty of Health and Social Care has been recognized as possessing the full scientific maturity for the license to become a full professor in Italy
Alvisa Palese

The process for becoming a full professor in Italy is on the basis of a national assessment. Alvisa, who is an Associate Professor at Udine University has an international reputation for her work in nursing workforce and trans-European studies.  Alvisa was one of six nurses who have just obtained the licensure out of around 14 applicants. Her CV lists 340 publications (including conference proceedings), the first of which was in 1994, as well as various international activities and awards.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

New publication by Professor Kate Galvin

Kate Galvin has published
Kate Galvin

Todres L, Galvin KT, Dahlberg K (2014) "Caring for insiderness": Phenomenology informed insights that can guide practice International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being doi:10.3402/ghw.v9.21421

New publications by Professor Mark Hayter

Mark Hayter has published
Mark Hayter

Lee RL, Hayter M (2013) The effect of a structured adolescent health summer programme: a quasi-experimental intervention International Nursing Review doi:10.1111/inr.12081

Kuo Y-L, Wu S-C, Hayter M, Hsu W-L, Chang M, Huang S-F, Chang S-C (2013) Exercise engagement in people with prediabetes – a qualitative study Journal of Clinical Nursing doi:10.1111/jocn.12424

Friday, 17 January 2014

Peter Draper obtains research funding from the Averil Osborn Memorial Fund

Dr Peter Draper has obtained a grant of £3,000 from the  Averil Osborn Memorial Fund for a project titled: The power of words – older people’s experiences of health workers’ use of language.  
Peter Draper

Commenting on the project, Peter says:
The Averil Osborn Memorial Fund is administered by the British Society of Gerontology.  The mission of the fund is to ‘encourage and support research that enhances the quality of life and citizenship of older people’.  This funding will help me to develop my research into the impact of health workers’ language on the well-being of older people.  I will interview nine older people to explore their recent experience of interaction with health workers, and will also record a 5-minute ‘talking head’ video with each, in which they will summarise their experience, providing training materials for use with nurses and others.  The research will also contribute to the Well Being in Long Term Conditions Research Development Group.   The project is distinctive because it will be steered by a group of older people who will be involved in every stage of the research from recruitment of participants to the analysis of qualitative data.  The findings of the project will contribute to a bigger grant application I am currently preparing in collaboration with Dr Andrea Hilton, Dr Gloria Likupe and other colleagues.

Dementia Research Centre launched at Hull Memory Clinic

Professor Esme Moniz-Cook was honoured by local politicians Alan Johnson MP and Diana Johnson MP at the recent launch of the Dementia Research Centre in Hull.  The launch took place in the Hull Memory Clinic and the event was covered by the Hull Daily Mail.
Esme Moniz-Cook

Professor Moniz-Cook is an Honorary Professor in the Faculty and recently received an accolade for her work in dementia: Esme was recently named joint NHS Quality Champion for leading the way in early detection of dementia and groundbreaking research at Hull Memory Clinic.  She will now go forward as a candidate for the national leadership award next year.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

New publication by Catriona Jones

Catriona Jones
Catriona Jones has published:

Robinson F, Jones C (2014) Women's engagement with mobile device applications in pregnancy and childbirth The Practising Midwife 17:1, 23-25

The authors wish to acknowledgement all who contributed to our informal discussions and gave permission for their views to be included, and to Professor Julie Jomeen for technical advice.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Sunday, 5 January 2014

The Lancet commission on UK nursing

Roger Watson, Professor of Nursing at The University of Hull has been appointed to lead a Lancet commission on UK nursing.  Professor Watson will lead a team of eminent UK and international nurses over the next two years to investigate nursing education, organisation and practice in the UK.  The need for the commission arose as a result of the poor image of nursing that is sometimes projected by the UK media compared with the high esteem in which nursing is held in most other countries, especially in the USA.  The aim of the Lancet commission is to make proposals which will address these issues and influence, positively, the future of nursing in the UK.

Professor Watson says: "There have been several nursing commissions in recent years but most have investigated problems in the profession and none have really shifted UK popular and political opinion away from the negative stereotypes of university educated nurses.  University education for nurses has been the norm for decades in most other countries and evidence supports the value of university education for nurses.  I hope this Lancet commission can help to form opinions and influence decision-makers."

Roger Watson PhD FRCN FAAN is Professor of Nursing, University of Hull; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Advanced Nursing; Editor, Nursing Open; and a member of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework sub-panel for Dentistry, Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Parveen Ali PhD FHEA, Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull will join the commission as secretary and support Professor Watson.

3 January 2014

Thursday, 2 January 2014