Community and Health Research Unit

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An Important Influence

The Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU) is a University recognised research centre.

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. Our work promotes high-quality care to enhance 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.

Our Research Is Different

The aim of our work is to engage service users, carers, practitioners, managers, commissioners, and policymakers in our research activities whilst 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.

CaHRU is 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.

Academic Staff

   

Professor A N Siriwardena

 

Professor of Primary and Pre-Hospital Healthcare

Professor Graham Law

 

Professor in Medical Studies

Dr Zahid Asghar

 

Senior Lecturer

Dr Coral Sirdifield

  Research Fellow
Dr Stephanie Armstrong  

Research Assistant 

Viet-Hai Phung

 

Research Assistant

Despina Laparidou

  Research Assistant
Murray Smith  

Senior Research Fellow

Julie Pattinson  

Research Assistant

Sue Bowler

 

Administrator

Joseph Akanuwe

  Research Assistant

Elise Rowan

  Clinical Database Manager
Vanessa Botan  

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Colin Ridyard  

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Greg Whitley  

Lecturer in Paramedic Science

Gupteswar Patel  

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Associate Members 

   

Professor Roderick Orner

 

Visiting Professor

Professor Aly Rashid

 

Visiting Professor

Dr Ros Kane  

Associate Professor 

Prof Steve McKay  

Distinguished Professor in Social Research

Dr Adele Langlois
 

Associate Professor 

Ian Trueman  

Associate Professor 

Dr Paul Leighton  

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Maria Kordowicz  

Visiting Research Fellow

Deborah Shaw  

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Ffion Curtis  

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Andrew Orsi  

Visiting Research Fellow

Research Students

   

Viet-Hai Phung

  PhD Student

Darren Fernandes

  PhD Student

Betul Yalcin

  PhD Student

Emadione Lustre Ntungwe

  MSc Student

Despina Laparidou

  PhD Student

Andi Seago

  PhD Student