Wednesday, 9 April 2014

ScHARRNews - Wednesday 9th April 2014



Professor Susan Mawson- What do intelligent shoes and brain synapses have in common?
For those of you who were unable to attend Professor Mawson's inaugural lecture, you may be delighted to know that you can catch up by watching the video below. You can also read more about Sue's enthralling lecture via this link.
Aoife, Katie, Aarti and Robyn's Starting Motor Experience
Aofie Ryan (left) and Katie Brookes (right)We joined the Starting Motor project and set off looking in depth at the data generated by 4 participants who wore a portable device (the Aipermon500) which monitored physical activity and diet.  Our aim was to determine how long people were happy to wear the device for and noted exceptionally high acceptability levels.  We also studied the eating pattern
Useful facts about later life in the UK
The following fact sheet refers to people in the UK aged 65 years and over. The fact sheet is updated on a monthly basis and is put together by ageuk.Click here to view the facts!


Abigail Pitts and Lewis Germain: Their research experience
As neither of us had much research experience, learning about the importance and clinical relevance of conducting focused and ethical research was completely new to us. We were asked to conduct a literature review on a topic of interest relating to the use of technology in dementia care. We then used our findings to formulate an idea for a research study in that chosen area. Over the next six wee
New project: DH alcohol treatment capacity modelling
Image: The Guardian“An evidence-based model for estimating requirements for specialist alcohol treatment capacity in England” has started in February 2014 and will last for 18 months. The project is commissioned by the Department of Health and has been awarded to the University of Sheffield, with collaborators from Kings College London and the University of Manchester. The ScHARR research team inc

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