The Value of Systematic Reviews for Health and Social Care
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Peninsula Allied Health Centre, Derriford Road, Plymouth (North campus)

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The School of Health Professions and the IHC are pleased to invite you to their May lecture entitled ‘The value of systematic reviews for health and social care by Dr Katrina Bannigan, Associate Professor (Reader) in Occupational Therapy, Plymouth University.

Katrina is Associate Professor (Reader) of Occupational Therapy at the School of Health Professions at Plymouth University where she leads research for the occupational science and occupational therapy under the auspices of the Institute of Health and Community. Her own research focuses on participation and mental health. She is currently leading an evaluation of public health for Plymouth City Council and the IHC Plymouth Case Study Research Project (which is using single case studies to increase research and research capacity in occupational therapy). She is a co-editor of the 5th edition of Creek’s Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

She says ‘Systematic reviews are a form of secondary research (sometimes called as desk research) and involve the summary, collation and/or synthesis of existing research or knowledge. They are used in health and social care to support decision-making in every day practice. In my title I have used the term systematic reviews loosely, as a ‘catch-all’ term, to cover all types of secondary research from qualitative meta-synthesis to realist reviews to living systematic reviews. My aim is to explore systematic reviewing in an accessible way so that, whether you are new to systematic reviews or familiar with them, you will learn something.'

The lecture will cover:
  • The value of secondary research to providing high quality care.
  • The different types of secondary research (reviews) that are available to us as health and social care professionals.
  • Recent developments in secondary research (reviews), such as Living Systematic Reviews.
  • The role of the Joanna Briggs Collaborating Centre at Plymouth as well as highlighting some of the systematic reviews currently being conducted in the School of Health Professions under the auspices of IHC Plymouth.

This free lecture is part of the School of Health Professions Lecture Series, co-hosted by the Institute of Health and Community. Everybody is welcome to attend.

Please visit the Eventbrite webpage via the above link for further information and to book your place.

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