Host: Manchester Pharmacy School and Institute of Inflammation and Repair
Speakers: Professor Darren Ashcroft and Dr Pauline Nelson
Professor Darren Ashcroft and Dr Pauline Nelson will present findings from an NIHR Programme Grant they have been working on “IMPACT Programme: Identification and Management of Psoriasis Associated Co-Morbidity”
Professor Darren Ashcroft, Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology, Manchester Pharmacy School
“Does psoriasis increase the risk of myocardial infarction or stroke? Findings from cohort studies using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)”
Darren holds the Foundation Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Manchester and is the founding Director of the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. He is also the research theme lead for medication safety in the NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. His major research interests focus on pharmacoepidemiogy and pharmaceutical outcomes research, with particular interest in the comparative safety and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and biotechnolgy products, drug policy and risk management programme evaluation, and epidemiological methods using electronic healthcare databases.
Dr Pauline Nelson, Research Fellow, Institute of Inflammation and Repair
“They say it doesn’t matter but I don’t believe them’: qualitative approaches to uncovering hidden IMPACT in psoriasis”
Pauline is lead researcher on the qualitative aspects of the NIHR IMPACT Programme of research (Identification and Management of Psoriasis Associated Co-morbidiTy). She has explored the experiences of people with psoriasis about living and coping with the condition, and those of health care professionals about their approaches to delivering psoriasis care. She has several publications reporting this work, which identifies professional and patient barriers and enablers to improving the way that psoriasis is managed both by clinicians and patients themselves. She has been invited to present her research at national and international conferences. Pauline is currently involved in developing the new ‘Pso Well’ materials aimed at broadening patients’ understanding of psoriasis to improve self-management and wellbeing. She is also developing research focused on young people’s experiences of living with a skin condition and identifying their service needs. Her PhD was in cleft lip and palate and she has particular interests in how people cope with conditions that affect appearance; in qualitative methods and service user involvement in research.
About the research series:
The monthly Faculty Research Series events are open to all staff and students from across the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the University, offering an opportunity to celebrate research achievement and stimulate scientific interaction. Each month one host School or Institute from the Faculty will pair with a different School or Institute to highlight and showcase similar topics from different perspectives. The 2014 series is led by Professor David Eisner and administered from the Faculty Research Office.
Held on Wednesday lunchtimes, each meeting lasts an hour, including two 20-25 minute presentations – one from a junior and one from a more senior member of Faculty staff. Each presentation will be followed by a short discussion. A buffet lunch will be available from 12.30. Presentations begin at 1pm.
Please note that places will be limited so registration is essential, please register via Eventbrite