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Dr. David Ellard
“I am a researcher working in Clinical trials. My particular interests are in research methodology and I am often labelled a qualitative researcher but I have a background in wet sciences so understand both perspectives. I have expertise in design and evaluation of clinical trials in particular process evaluation employing a mixed methods approach. In my talk I will introduce you to my world of clinical trials and show examples of how to carry out a process evaluation and how a process evaluation can help place the trial results in context. I will draw on experiences from working with elderly residents in care homes, working with none physician clinicians in Malawi and Tanzania (ETATMBA), people living with chronic pain (COPERS), people living with low-back pain (FIS), people living with Dystonia and also show how I am contributing to ongoing studies like CHESS (Chronic headache) and others.”
“My research career began in 2003 as a Senior Research Assistant working for Prof. Julie Barlow's team in the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Health, at Coventry University. Prof. Barlow and her team were at the forefront of the development and evaluation of the 'Lorig' Chronic disease self-management programme which evolved into the 'Expert Patients Programme'. In 2004 I was promoted to Research Fellow and I was funded on research grants including several small charity grants in my own right including a PhD studentship who successfully completed and published. In early 2008 I moved to Warwick CTU taking the opportunity to work as part of a team doing more substantial projects. I made a major contribution to the Older Peoples Exercise in Residential Accommodation (OPERA) trial which took five years to complete with the main papers coming out in 2013/4. Alongside this I have established myself as leader in process evaluations alongside trials of complex interventions. Since arriving at Warwick I have been a co-applicant on multiple successful grant applications. I am now working across multiple projects and 100% supported by research grant income. I am now developing a steady stream of high quality research outputs as projects complete.”
The Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research (CTEHR) is delighted that Dr Katherine Brown, Reader in eHealth and Behaviour Change with CTEHR, will be presenting a seminar as part of its 2017 internal seminar series.
The Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research (CTEHR) have been involved in an innovative project launched by BBC Learning and the Wellcome Trust which is designed to get primary school children excited about science.
As part of a new strategy in Leicester, UK, people born overseas will be offered testing for certain infectious illnesses (tuberculosis, HIV and viral hepatitis) when they register with a GP in the city. We aim to find out whether offering early tests for these infectious illnesses in this way will result in GPs actually doing more tests and identifying more people with these infectious illnesses.
Delivering Excellent Care Every Day for People Living with Advanced Dementia: Namaste Care Intervention UK (2016-19) is led by the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester & focuses on developing the optimal every-day care intervention for people with advanced dementia in care homes based on the principles of Namaste Care developed by Joyce Simard.
Facial paralysis results in weakness of the facial muscles, typically on one side of the face, affecting the facial function, appearance and communication of emotions. The objective of the project is to develop a working prototype and trial (through proof-of concept clinical studies) an inconspicuous, non-invasive wearable device (indistinguishable from normal spectacles) that provides discreet feedback on facial muscle movement and helps patients to continuously practise facial muscle exercises.
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