Host: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
About the event:
12:30 – 2:00pm (lunch 12:30 – 1:00pm; presentations 1:00 – 2:00pm)
Michael Smith Lecture Theatre (lunch in lounge area)
Hosted by School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and Institute of Human Development
Professor Ann Caress, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work: “Patient and Public Involvement and Impact: why, how and whether”
Ann Caress graduated from the University of Manchester in 1986. She then worked on a renal unit and as a research associate in the renal field. This sparked her enduring research interest in the areas of long-term conditions, health information/patient education and service user involvement in healthcare.
Ann undertook her doctoral studies at the University of Liverpool, where she then became a lecturer. She returned to the University of Manchester in 1998, becoming Senior Lecturer in 2004 and Professor in 2009. From 2001-2003, she held a joint appointment as Academic Lead for Nursing at the Christie Hospital NHS (now Foundation) Trust. Since 2004, she has led the School's Self-Management and Long Term Conditions Research Team. She became Postgraduate Tutor in 2007.
Ann was involved in development of the UK National Clinical Asthma Research Strategy and chaired an RCN working group on promoting nursing research in healthcare organizations. In 2007, she became a member of INVOLVE’s national Empowerment Working Group.
Ann is active in promotion of research nationally and internationally, particularly through the Royal College of Nursing Research Society, the European Academy of Nursing Science and International Conferences on Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR). She has research collaborations with the North West Lung Centre, Manchester; Imperial College, London and the University of Aberdeen, as well as international collaborations with colleagues from Denmark and Canada.
Dr Richard Unwin, Institute of Human Development: “Public Engagement: Experiences, Execution and Evaluation”
Richard completed his PhD in Leeds, applying proteomics to study renal cell carcinoma, before moving to Manchester in 2001 to work with Prof Tony Whetton. He developed methods for the proteomic analysis of leukaemia and stem cells, establishing novel mass spectrometry methods for large scale protein quantification and phosphorylation site mapping, and bioinformatics methods to compare protein and gene expression datasets.
In 2011, he became Proteomics Lead in the newly established Centre for Advanced Discovery and Experimental Therapeutics (CADET), a joint venture between Manchester University and the Central Manchester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Currently his research is focussed on analysis of clinical and pre-clinical material in order to define key pathways in disease progression, and extend these studies into the development and characterisation of novel therapeutics for common human conditions, with major programmes including diabetes and dementia.
Alongside his scientific research, Richard has a strong interest in Public Engagement. Along with colleagues from CADET he has led several successful PE ventures, including the development of online resources for the general public, and hands-on activities for children ranging from the ages of 5 to 18, and regularly taking part in school visits and other outreach activities. Richard currently represents the Institute for Human Development on the forum for the FMHS Coordinating Centre for Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPI/E).
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Who's it for?
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 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 minute presentations – one from a senior and one from a more junior 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.
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