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Clinical Research Methods: A Practical Guide for Clinical Staff to Deliver Research that Improves Patient Outcomes

This conference brings together distinguished experts in the field of clinical Research and offers a comprehensive and practical guide for clinical staff to conduct and publish research that can be translated into clinical practice.

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Integration of Knowledge, Improvement and Research Services - Case Study: The Academy of Research & Improvement

• Creating an integrated Academy that joins up knowledge and library services, clinical audit, service evaluation, quality improvement, innovation, research development and delivery

• How this integration provides for staff as well as topic development

• The importance of patient and public involvement across all workstreams

• How the knowledge and library service provides specific support for clinical and corporate research and improvement initiatives

• How clinical audit and service evaluation can connect to Quality Improvement and research

• The role of a researcher development programme alongside other staff development and leadership networks

• The relationships between training, resources, support, sharing media and active learning

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Dr Colin Barnes

Dr Colin Barnes

Head of Improvement, The Academy of Research and Improvement

  • BSc, MA, PhD, MRCLST, Reg HPC

  • I worked clinically as a specialist speech and language therapist in older persons mental health from 1994 until 2017. Prior to that I held a research post at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

  • Completed PhD in 2016 – a mixed methods RCT looking at a CBT intervention for carers of people with dementia and communication difficulties

  • Head of Improvement at the Academy of Research and Improvement since 2017

  • My role includes overseeing our library and knowledge service, clinical audit and service evaluation programme, virtual workshops, Quality Improvement and researcher development programme.

  • I regularly review research grant applications and submissions to peer reviewed journals.

  • I have experience of publishing in a broad range of media

  • See more about the Academy of Research and Improvement here Welcome to the Academy of Research and Improvement (solent.nhs.uk)

  • Dr Colin Barnes, Head of Improvement (solent.nhs.uk)

Research Design and Methodology

• Choosing the most suitable research design for specific research questions

• Advantages and disadvantages of cross-sectional, cohort, case-control, and experimental designs

• Reviewing the principles of randomisation and control in clinical trials

• Sampling techniques and their applications in clinical research

• Developing research hypotheses and objectives

• Case study



Dr Mandyam Roopashree

Dr Mandyam Roopashree

Consultant, Research Scholar and Hospital and Healthcare Management Specialist; Past Experience as Assistant Professor

An astute performer with 24years+ of extensive experience in Health Care services & the capacity to handle hospital administration and healthcare management within the responsibility.

A passionate technocrat with professional enrichment in the areas of the healthcare service sector: Operations, Quality and Accreditation, Strategy management and Projects management, Research and development, Training and Capacity Building, and IT & Digital innovations.

Rich knowledge and expertise in formulating and effectuating strategies aimed at sustaining profitability in business operations. Experience in managerial and technical support & troubleshooting, functional development & processes expertness has helped to apply and enhance current skills, acquire new skills, and contribute constructively to reputed organizational development to transformation. 

The academic accomplishments have equipped in handling quality teaching through developing various modules according to the need of management students, and faculty, and drafting policies for stakeholders. Research and development have been my real work for global health care and positively impact people’s life.                                                                                                                                                     

A resourceful and conscientious person who always strives to achieve high standards, remaining calm under pressure with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workloads to meet tight deadlines and balance time management with continuous improvements.


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