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November 2018

CCHSR Annual Lecture: Patient and public involvement in research: progress and challenges – Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

20 November 2018, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

It is undisputed that patient and public involvement in research (PPI) is a good thing. The UK, and particularly the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), has led the world in driving change in order to make PPI a normal part of contemporary research. Real progress has been made, and worthwhile impacts have been documented. But all is not well in the land of researcher-patient partnerships. Professor Trish Greenhalgh covers three deeply ironic problems that have emerged as unintended consequences…

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Title to be confirmed – Fabio Rigat (GSK) & Nicky Best (Imperial College)

20 November 2018, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm

Abstract not available

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December 2018

HE@Cam: Padraig Dixon – The causal effect of BMI on inpatient hospital costs: Mendelian Randomization analysis of the UK Biobank cohort – Dr Padraig Dixon, University of Bristol

3 December 2018, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Health Economics at Cambridge (HE@Cam) are happy to present Dr Padraig Dixon, University of Bristol, for a talk on the use of new methods for estimating the causal effects of body mass index (BMI) upon inpatient hospital costs. Almost all evidence of the association between obesity and inpatient costs is based on observational research prone to bias because of reverse causation, measurement error, and residual confounding. During his talk, Padraig will discuss the first use of genetic variants in a…

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January 2019

Title to be confirmed – Sylvia Richardson, MRC Biostatistics Unit

21 January, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm

Abstract not available

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February 2019

Title to be confirmed – Sian Evans, Public Health England

Abstract not available

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Solving the Reproducibility Crisis – Nicole Janz, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham

Reproducibility is held as the gold standard for scientific research. The legitimacy of any published work depends on the question: can we access the data, replicate the analysis and come to the same results? In many cases, the answer is no. In Political Science, Economics, Psychology and many other fields, scandals involving fabricated data have stirred a debate that calls for fundamental changes in the way research is done. This talk will discuss how universities, journals, funders and researchers can…

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March 2019

Bradford Hill Seminar with Professor Michael Kenny – Title TBC – Professor Michael Kenny, Director of Bennett Institute of Public Policy

15 March, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

The seminar will be chaired by Professor Dame Theresa Marteau DBE, Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge.

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Title to be confirmed – Graham Wheeler, UCL Cancer Trials Centre

19 March, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm

Abstract not available

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April 2019

Title to be confirmed – Matthew Bland, Institute of Criminology

30 April, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm

Abstract not available

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October 2019

Clueless Voting – Imre Leader, Department of Pure Mathematics

9 October, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm

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