Maternal Health Research Conference

Tuesday 24 May 2022, 9:30am-3:30pm

This international event being held at Edge Hill University will highlight some of the impactful, multidisciplinary research that exists in the field of maternal health. We have international speakers contributing virtually from Australia and Brazil, with delegates from these countries also joining us. There will be time for networking, reflection and research planning as part of this event.

The conference is suitable for students, academics, practitioners (especially dietitians, nutritionists, midwives and therapists), and anyone with a particular interest in maternal health, from Edge Hill University and beyond.

If you wish to contribute to this conference, we welcome submission of relevant research posters both hard copy and electronic, to reach our hybrid audience.  There is a section in the booking form for you to confirm if you wish to contribute.

Please see further information and booking.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Research Programme – Research Seminar

Thursday 2nd December 2021, 12-1:30pm

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Research Programme (RCLCRP) aims to reduce lung cancer mortality by enabling early diagnosis through developing and implementing a molecular-epidemiological risk assessment and biomarkers of pre-clinical carcinogenesis, used in conjunction with low-dose CT screening.

The two main branches of the RCLCRP are:

The Liverpool Lung Project (LLP), which collected data and tissue samples individuals at risk of lung cancer in the general population, from those undergoing diagnosis in hospitals and from those receiving treatment after diagnosis.

The UK Lung Cancer Screening trial (UKLS) – the only randomised control trial of low-dose CT in the UK.

This presentation will provide details on the development and current status of the projects, with emphasis on the research opportunities and challenges at present and in the future.

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HRI Annual Address: Using the Therapeutic Relationship as an Effective Medical Intervention

Thursday 11th November 2021, 12-1pm

The Health Research Institute is pleased to welcome Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners to deliver the HRI annual address, looking at the importance of trusting relationships between doctors and patients as effective therapeutic interventions which we should understand and use in the same way as we use drugs and surgical procedures.

This event was held online via Microsoft Teams.

View the session recording.

Recovery and Renewal: The future of Primary Care Research
Dr Greg Irving

Thursday 1st July 2021

The pandemic has posed the greatest challenge to the NHS in living memory and research played a vital role in shaping the NHS response.

Primary care research played a vital role in shaping the NHS response from developing tools to rapidly identify those at high risk of adverse outcomes through to evaluating interventions to treat and protect patients.

As the UK now moves into a phase of recovery and renewal, we ask what the priorities are for primary care research – and the opportunities and challenges it may bring.

Politics, post-truth and Covid-19
Professor Trish Greenhalgh

Thursday 14 January, 12-1pm

Trish Greenhalgh is Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences and Fellow of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford. She studied Medical, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge and Clinical Medicine at Oxford before training first as a diabetologist and later as an academic general practitioner. She has a doctorate in diabetes care and an MBA in Higher Education Management. She leads a programme of research at the interface between the social sciences and medicine, working across primary and secondary care.

Her work seeks to celebrate and retain the traditional and the humanistic aspects of medicine and healthcare while also embracing the unparalleled opportunities of contemporary science and technology to improve health outcomes and relieve suffering. Three particular interests are the health needs and illness narratives of minority and disadvantaged groups; the introduction of technology-based innovations in healthcare; and the complex links (philosophical and empirical) between research, policy and practice.

Trish is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed publications and 16 textbooks. She was awarded the OBE for Services to Medicine by Her Majesty the Queen in 2001 and made a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences in 2014. She is also a Fellow of the UK Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of General Practitioners, Faculty of Clinical Informatics and Faculty of Public Health.

Recording  of the session: will be available as soon as possible

Applying for Health Related Research Funding

Friday 29 January, 12-2pm – This event has been postponed

This event is for internal Edge Hill University staff only.

This workshop is an introductory session to a planned series focusing on the development of strong research funding applications to funders of health research. They will be delivered by senior researchers, who will share their experiences of success and failure, to help increase your chances of success. This first session will highlight key features of successful applications and some of the common pitfalls. Future sessions will focus on specific aspects of applications including, meeting the brief, developing a strong team, patient and public involvement, presenting a strong rationale and accurate costing, supported by shared examples from past applications. Presenters include Prof Ella Pereira (FAS), Prof Lucy Bray (FHSCM), Prof Sally Spencer (FHSCM), Prof Stuart Fairclough (FAS) and Prof Jeremy Brown (FAS), facilitated by Dr Andy Levy. A range of research funders will be discussed in the workshops, including MRC, NIHR, HEE and health related charities.

Registration: this event is FREE but please email to book your place
[email protected]

Venue: Online a secure link will be distributed following registration


The Health Research Institute runs a range of internal and external events, these are usually posted on this page and on our Twitter feed @edgehill_hri.

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