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International Women's Day: Reflections from a DPhil Student

DPhil student Amadea Turk reflects on her experiences—both the successes and the stumbling blocks—working as a researcher in Primary Care.

Research highlight: Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation: Cochrane Living Systematic Review

Today is National No Smoking Day 2023, and we're delighted to share the research happening across the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, to determine the effects of e-cigarettes to help smokers achieve long‐term abstinence.

Beyond the Binary: An Intersectional Approach to Digital Health Disparities for Marginalised Women

Digital health disparities disproportionately affect marginalised women, making it challenging for them to access healthcare services. These women may face multiple hurdles such as lack of accessibility to digital technologies, gaps in language and translation support, low health and digital literacy, dismissive attitudes of healthcare providers, and the adverse impact other aspects of social policy have on their health and ability to access care.

Cancer risk prediction study seeks YOUR input

A team led by researchers at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford is seeking to develop a new ‘Risk calculator’ that will help clinicians decide which patients should be offered further tests for cancer, based on changes in their symptoms and test results. To help us with our research, we are looking for patient and members of the public to join our team as patient and public representatives.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023 – Food for thought

28 of February to 5 of March is Eating Disorders Awareness week. Elena Tsompanaki, a registered dietitian and DPhil student in Primary Care in the Health Behaviours team explains why awareness is important in eating disorders.

Sharing stories to advance gender health equity

11 February 2023, marks the 8th annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Here NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, Tori Ford, explores what this day means for achieving gender health equity from both a researcher and patient perspective.

A unique learning opportunity with the purpose of saving lives

In this blog, Dr Junior Mudji from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), shares his experience of studying on the Masters programme in Global Healthcare Leadership.

Research Finds Negative Impact of VP/VLBW on Adult Health-related Quality of Life Outcomes

In this blog post, Dr Corneliu Bolbocean, Senior Researcher in Health Economics, highlights findings from two recent papers examining adulthood quality of life outcomes for those born very pre-term or low birthweight, as well as work showing the better measure of physical or cognitive aspects of health to use.

UK Disability History Month – practicing disability-inclusion in research

In this blog, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Science DPhil student Sara Rotenberg, reflects how UK Disability History Month 2022 offers a time to reflect on how we can improve accessibility in our approach to research and shares some tips for practicing disability-inclusion in research.

What is Translational Health Sciences? What does an MSc in this topic offer?

Translational research is messy and dynamic. In this blog, Director of the MSc in Translational Health Sciences, Professor Trish Greenhalgh, introduces us to the MSc and discusses the need for such an interdisciplinary and applied programme that explores downstream elements of knowledge translation, such as human actions and interactions, to improve the success of efforts to implement innovations in complex healthcare systems.

7 things to know about e-cigarettes and quitting smoking

In this blog, Jamie Hartmann-Boyce from the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group and Martin Dockrell from the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities share 7 things you need to know about e-cigarettes and quitting smoking, with evidence from the Cochrane Living Review of E-cigarettes and Smoking Cessation

Antibiotic Guardians: two-way learning through science festivals

World Antibiotic Awareness Week is upon us! This global campaign, taking place between 18-24 November 2022, aims to improve the awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as well as promote practices to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics.

Are doctors biased against certain medical conditions?

In this blog, Catia Nicodemo and Brooke Scoles explain how research from the Health Economics group of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and the London School of Economics found that language from online discussions reveals doctors have more negative attitudes toward specific medical conditions. This was true even when comparing diseases with similar characteristics.

Student experience: MSc in Translational Health Sciences

In this blog, Madeline Tatum, a recent graduate of the full-time MSc in Translational Health Sciences, shares what she most valued from her experience of studying on the programme.

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