Research activity

Here is a list of all the research activity pages:

Generic List

Complementary and Alternative Medicines

This research group focuses on the use of traditional/ indigenous forms of medicine, and complementary and alternative therapies (TM/CAM). This includes an extremely diverse group of approaches to managing health and wellbeing, including traditional medical systems, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, complementary therapies, such as reflexology and aromatherapy, alternative medical systems, such as homeopathy or osteopathy, mindfulness practices, such as meditation, and bodywork/exercise, such as yoga or tai chi. Research includes: different cultural perspectives on health and illness, and their relationship to healthcare choices legal and professional issues in TM/CAM, including regulation and practitioner training and development patient experience of care in TM/CAM, and its relationship to self-care the structure and organisation of health systems internationally, and the role of TM/CAM epidemiological studies on the prevalence and distribution of TM/CAM use evaluations of the effectiveness of specific TM/CAM interventions The research group in HaPS also hosts the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Birmingham Research Alliance (CAMBRA), an interdisciplinary and cross-organisational research network for the study of TM/CAM.

Computational cognitive neuroimaging - Behavioural neuroscience research - School of Psychology

Information about research into Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham. The goal of the Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging Group is to better understand the neural systems that allow us to acquire, represent and retrieve knowledge about our multisensory environment.

Contact - Centre in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics

CNCR, c/o School of Psychology University of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT UKTel: +44 (0)121 414 4932 Fax: +44 (0)121 414 489

Contact the ASTRAL team

ASTRAL is a multicentre, randomized, unblinded clinical trial, comparing revascularisation in addition to medical therapy versus medical therapy alone in patients with atherosclerotic renovascular disease (ARVD). The aim of ASTRAL is to assess whether renal arterial revascularisation with balloon angioplasty and/or endovascular stenting can safely prevent progressive renal failure among patients with ARVD. ASTRAL closed to recruitment in October 2007 having recruited 806 patients, and is now in long term follow up until 2017. The trial is managed by the BCTU at the University of Birmingham.

Contact the eGFR-C team

eGFR-C is a national multicentre prospective longitudinal study investigating the accuracy of different methods of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimation run by University of Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit.

Contact the PD GEN team

PD GEN is a DNA databank for patients with Parkinson's, from the large randomised controlled trials PD MED, PD SURG, PD REHAB & PD COMM.
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