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What's New on Our Website 

'What’s New on Our Website’ is a regular email to inform you of the latest news and events that have been posted on our website.

This week's edition includes:
  • News: 3 blogs from our PPI and Patient Safety themes; the NIHR new Dissemination Centre; research findings looking at the barriers of public enagement; and an opportunity for neuropsychological rehabilitation post-docs to go to Brazil.
  • Events: A UK Policy Forum on Mental Health in Children & Young People, and the Inaugural United Kingdom Mental Disability Law Conference


A Dementia PhD Student, a PPI PhD Student and a PPI research team each wrote a blog...... 

.... and they're brilliant! 

We are lucky to have three great blogs to draw your attention to this week, including more in the series from our PhD students and their reflections on their first few months, and one from a PPI research team working with older care-home residents. Each blog can be accessed by clicking on the links:

NIHR's new Dissemination Centre: making health research evidence easier to reach

The NIHR has set-up a new Dissemination Centre, providing clear, relevant and useful information about the latest research for people working in health and social care, as well as patients. Hundreds of the latest research papers from both the NIHR and other research providers are critically assessed to identify the most reliable and significant findings. The Centre takes these findings and produces different types of report that summarise and interpret the evidence.

For more information, please see here 

Exploring barriers to public engagement by UK researchers: research results

The top 15 funders of publicly funded research in the UK are working in a consortium to review the current state of the public engagement with research landscape within higher education, research institute or clinical settings across the UK.
The consortium commissioned TNS-BMRB, an independent social research organisation, to undertake a national survey in 2015 into the factors that affect public engagement by researchers across the UK.

Results shows there has been a positive shift in researchers’ understanding and attitudes to public engagement over the past ten years and that researchers are now considerably more personally motivated in this area.

To read more and for access to the report, please see here 

Opportunity for post-docs to join a workshop in Brazil on neuropsychological rehabilitation

Closing date for applications is 8 January 2016

An "International workshop in neuropsychological rehabilitation: Creating a multicultural network of interdisciplinary researchers" is taking place from the 8 to the 11 March 2016, at the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil.

A British Council Newton fund will enable 12 early career post-docs to participate for this week in Brazil at what is anticipated to be a productive and interesting workshop. Applicants are invited to benefit from an amazing mentoring/networking opportunity, that is planned will lead to new research projects and collaborations.

For more information and how to apply, please see here 


Mental Health in Children & Young People: Creating a Comprehensive Approach – a Policy UK Forum


Thursday 14 April 2016

This Policy-UK Forum will examine the priorities for effectively understanding, identifying and supporting those with mental ill health under the age of 25, one year on from the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce’s ‘Future in Mind’ report.
Key themes for discussion will include support and engagement; treatment innovation; and commissioning CYP mental health care.

Please see here for more information 

Inaugural United Kingdom Mental Disability Law Conference


30 June to 1 July 2016
University of Nottingham

This important conference is intended to bring together a wide range of researchers active in the field of mental disability law (including both mental health law and mental capacity law). It is sponsored jointly by the School of Law at the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Mental Health, and is endorsed by the Human Rights Law Centre of the University of Nottingham, and will combine plenary and breakout sessions. 

Please see here for more information 

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