International Women's Day: Reflections from a DPhil Student
8 March 2023
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
8 March 2023
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
8 March 2023
Digital health & innovation Health Services Research Health experiences Patient experience Policy & health systems Public engagement & involvement
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
7 March 2023
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
2 March 2023
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
10 February 2023
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
6 February 2023
Digital health & innovation Global perspective Health Services Research Policy & health systems Research methods & EBM Students
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
6 February 2023
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
2 December 2022
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?
30 November 2022
Digital health & innovation Health Services Research Health behaviours
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
23 November 2022
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
18 November 2022
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?
9 November 2022
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
7 November 2022
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.
Equality, diversity and inclusion in our Research Strategy
2 November 2022
Professor Richard McManus, NDPCHS Research Committee Chair, reflects on putting into practice the department's commitment to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion as part of our Research Strategy