Yet another busy month has passed for us all, but I thought I would take this time to write a short piece about a couple of events, at which I represented the British Psychology Society (BPS). Exeter University Psychology Society Careers Event Midweek on what turned out to be a wet, and chilly March day,… Continue reading Representing the BPS
I strongly believe that if you ask people to take part in research you are subsequently obliged to disseminate the findings of that research. The effort and time that this can take is substantial, and all to often researchers stop at conference posters or oral presentations. These reach a limited audience and have very little… Continue reading The Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Quality Of Life in Maxillofacial Patients with Type III Osteoradionecrosis
Innovation is generally held to be a “good thing”. Companies that are innovative or that produce innovative products are lauded with praise, awards, not to mention investment funding. Innovative individuals are highly sought after and richly rewarded. So how can we be more innovative, in our personal and corporate lives? Find new ideas Most of… Continue reading How to be more innovative
Every now and again we are fortunate enough to have an opportunity to under take a piece of research in an area that we are passionate about. For a number of years, I’ve been interested in how the treatment of head and neck cancer (HNC) affects a patient’s perceptions about their appearance. As part of… Continue reading An exploratory study into HNC patients’ perceptions of their appearance
In these straightened times, its a great opportunity to review your business processes & establish the foundations for the future. Never let a crisis go to waste. Rahm Emmanuel (via WSJ) Lean means taking a fundamental look at your business & driving out waste. Some of these wastes will be obvious (work in progress, re-work,… Continue reading How do you ‘lean’ a business?
I have recently submitted a thesis for a masters of philosphy, entitled: The Design and Validation of assessment tools for use with Junior Doctors in Applying Clinical Pharmacology. Part of this work has been written up and will be published in the next edition (June 2010) of the peer reviewed academic journal British Journal of… Continue reading The performance of junior doctors in applying clinical pharmacology knowledge and prescribing skills to standardised clinical cases
Doctor-Patient contact time is vitally important for diagnosis and treatment. To aid doctors thousands of ‘tools’ have been developed for use in various fields of medical practice. But as new technology (including physical assessment and validated questionnaires) is introduced assessment tools become redundent and others are introduced. However technological advances tend to be expensive and… Continue reading Clinical Assessment Tools need to be user friendly
Recently I posted about an area of research I am interested in and mentioned that we were going to Pisa to present the results at the European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference. I jokingly asked if Psychology could help the leaning tower and we concluded that the research I was offering up for scrutiny probably wouldn’t. However the… Continue reading New Perspectives – Is the Leaning Tower of Pisa always inclined?
As part of Sam’s interest and research into the effect of Oral and Maxillofacial Cancer, and its treatment on patients, she has been investigating the knowledge and attitudes of General Dental Practitioners (GDP). In particular she was interested in GDP’s expereince of treatment of this patient group following completion of their cancer treatment. So she performed… Continue reading Can Psychology help the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
[Disclosure: I was attending last night’s Science Cafe in my role as Manager of Science City Bristol.] At last night’s Science Cafe, a broad group of Bristolians heard about CFD, Pitch drips, carbon footprint of cows, and road spray from lorries; all from a talk about a 1,000mph rocket car! Computational Fluid Dynamics is the… Continue reading Supersonic cafe