Research activity

Here is a list of all the research activity pages:

Generic List

Epilepsy Research Group

Description
Information on the Epilepsy research group, lead by Professor John Jefferys, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration, University of Birmingham.

Escalate project - Society, Economy and Environment research - School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Description
ESCALATE was a research project funded by the European Commission (Marie Curie Actions, Intra-European Fellowship). The project started in September 2011 and was completed in July 2013. The Principal Investigator was Dr Julian Clark and the post-doctoral fellow was Dr Nikoleta Jones.

Ethics and Medical Humanities

Description
The ethics group work on a wide range of biomedical ethical issues related to clinical practice and research, medical education and bioethics more broadly conceived. We are distinctively identified with empirical bioethics as a methodology but also produce high quality, internationally recognised publications in philosophical bioethics. The group provides ethics support to research teams across the College of medical and dental sciences, are part of local trusts' clinical ethics committees and serve on national groups such as the UK Donation Ethics Committee and Human Genetics Commission. Areas of research interest include:Educational Research, Empirical BioethicsEthics relating to Parenting Families and ChildrenPublic Health EthicsResearch EthicsMedical Humanities

Ethnicity, Disability and Health Research Group

Description
Information on the Ethnicity, Disability and Health Research group lead by Dr Qulsom Fazil, Section of Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, The University of Birmingham

Europe-China High Value Engineering Network

Description
Europe-China High Value Engineering Network (EC-HVEN) is an exchange project aiming to establish a framework for global network collaborations in high value engineering, manufacturing and innovation.

Evaluating Micro-Enterprises in Adult Social Care

Description
The aim of this ESRC funded project to evaluate micro-enterprises in adult social care, is to test the relationship between size and performance in organisations providing adult social care to see if micro-enterprises outperform larger care providers in delivering services to users that are valued; innovative; personalised and cost-effective.

Evaluative Spaces and the Capability Approach

Description
This research group is formed around one of the two methodological programmes within the Health Economics Unit. The programme of work arises from concerns about the inadequacies of the current economic evaluation framework within health economics. It aims to improve the conduct of economic evaluation in complex settings, where a broader assessment of costs and outcomes is required, developing approaches to enable such assessment within a sound theoretical extra-welfarist (in its widest sense) framework. The programme does not take a single philosophy, but a strong element of the programme is to build on work developing Sen's capability approach.The programme has four main research areas: 1. Examining the underlying theory of capability and how it relates to economic evaluation. 2. Developing, valuing and validating economic measures of outcome that include, and go beyond, health gain - Developing measures; Valuing measures; Validity assessment3. Exploring decision rules for decision-making. 4. Exploring the process of estimating efficiency and equity using different evaluative spaces within the contexts of primary research and secondary modelling

Evidence Synthesis

Description
This cross school group has a strong track record in the techniques of evidence synthesis, their application to inform specific healthcare decision making problems and the education of others in these methodologies. The aim of evidence synthesis, and this research group, is to provide the best evidence to address a given question through the comprehensive assimilation of relevant information, using techniques to minimise bias and make explicit uncertainties. These are key principles underpinning evidence based medicine and healthcare decision making. The group has experience in undertaking research to inform national and international healthcare decision making, aid the development of new healthcare technologies, and improve methodologies to advance evidence synthesis. The group has a focus and a track record in a number of areas including, but not limited to: cardiovascular medicine, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, medical devises, rare diseases and the interface between evidence of clinical effectiveness and health economic modelling. The group also contains the information support unit for the School, which has a pivotal position in devising, undertaking and educating on advanced strategies to identify published, grey and unpublished research literature.

ExACT - Extended anticoagulation treatment for VTE: a randomised trial

Description
Information on the 'Extended anticoagulation treatment for VTE' randomised trial (ExACT) - part of the Primary Care Trials Unit at the University of Birmingham.
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