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SPCR Research Fellow Dr Emma Palmer-Cooper and Health Psychology Researcher Dr Anne Ferrey write about an innovative public engagement project that sets out to investigate whether yarn-based crafting can improve health and wellbeing. The project recently received a University of Oxford Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund Award.
Patient experience Public engagement & involvement Research methods & EBM
The number of people with type 2 diabetes is increasing globally, a condition that disproportionately affects South Asians. Text messages to support people to manage their diabetes show promise. They are cheap, accessible, and can positively impact blood sugar levels. Senior Qualitative Researcher Dr Suman Prinjha writes about her research (published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth) on how a text messaging system could support medication use in British South Asian people with diabetes.
Cardiovascular & metabolic Global perspective Patient experience
Senior Qualitative Researcher Dr Suman Prinjha, with Project Support Assistant Nasima Miah from the University of Leicester, and Professor of General Practice Andrew Farmer write about a knowledge exchange workshop for patients, public, researchers and health professionals to discuss South Asian narratives of diabetes and what future research should explore. The project was funded by a University of Oxford KE Seed Fund award.
Digital health & innovation Patient experience
Postdoctoral Researcher Farzana Dudhwala explores the quantified self movement to understand the ways in which self-monitoring and self-quantifying technologies are implicated in the 'doing' of self.
Lisa Hinton blogs about her research on experiences of infertility and collecting women’s and men’s stories for the www.healthtalk.org website.