CaHRU

Community and Health Research Unit

The Community and Health Research Unit conducts research on quality and improvement in health and social care, focusing on primary care, prehospital care and older people and well-being. Its work continues to have important influence on service users, clinical and operational practice, and policy in the UK and internationally.

 

What are we Doing?

The Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU) is the research centre of the School of Health and Social Care in the College of Social Science and a constituent group of the Lincoln Institute for Health. CaHRU’s mission is to increase people’s health and well-being by improving the quality, performance and systems of care across the health, social and third sector care services through our world leading interdisciplinary research.

We are:

  • conducting research which promotes high quality care which enhances the experience, safety, effectiveness, efficiency and equity of healthcare by examining and transforming the performance and function of health and social care practice, organisation and delivery;
  • engaging service users, carers, practitioners, managers, commissioners and policymakers in our research activities;
  • maximising the impact of our research by responding to service priorities, working with service users and care organisations to embed research findings into practice through a variety of media;
  • enabling our researchers to achieve their highest potential through a research environment that encourages cooperation, collaboration and mutual support.

 

Why is it important?

Our work is important because patients and service users, professionals and provider organisations, commissioners of services and government, are all seeking to improve the quality of health and social care. 

 

How are we different?

We are different because we are at the forefront internationally of translational and implementation research in the prehospital and primary care setting which identifies gaps in care, develops interventions to address these gaps and evaluates the effects of these interventions, using a variety of methods ranging from systematic reviews, through qualitative, quantitative and mixed designs to clinical trials.

 

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Academic Staff

 

Professor A N Siriwardenas

Prof of Primary & Pre-Hosp Health Care

Dr Zahid Asghar

Senior Lecturer

Dr Jo Middlemass

Research Fellow

Dr Coral Sirdifield


Dr Murray Smith


Dr Stephanie Armstrong

Research Fellow


Research Fellow


Research Assistant

Viet-Hai Phung


Despina Laparidou


Michael Toze


Julie Pattinson


Joseph Akanuwe

Research Assistant


Research Assistant


Graduate Research Assistant


Research Assistant


Research Assistant

Laura Simmons

PhD Student

 


Associate Members 

 

Prof Sara Owen 

Head of the College of Social Science

Professor Roderick Orner

Visiting Professor

Dr Ros Kane

Principal Lecturer

Prof Steve McKay

Distinguished Prof in Social Research

Prof David Mullineaux

Professor in Sports Science

Dr Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

Reader

Dr Adam Evans

Senior Lecturer

Dr Conor Linehan   Lecturer
Dr Susan Chipchase

Senior Lecturer

Dr Adele Langlois

Senior Lecturer

Dr Milika Ruth Matiti

Senior Lecturer

Ana Godoy Caballero


Anne Spaight


Deborah Shaw


Mohammad Iqbal


Janice Wiseman

 

Lecturer


East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust


East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust


East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

 


Research Students

 

Jolien Vos 

PhD Student

Fiona Togher

PhD Student

Mohammad Iqbal

PhD Student

Joseph Akanuwe 

PhD Student

Hannah Henderson


Michael Toze


Viet-Hai Phung


Laura Simmons

PhD Student


PhD Student


PhD Student


PhD Student

   
   

 

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