Practitioners and services
Many of our researchers work directly with a range stakeholders as part of their research and provide advice, training and professional development education to improve skills and practice. We describe here cases where our researchers have had primary involvement in the development (and training provision) for new healthcare services and/or developed widely used training materials.
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 11:59:00 GMT
Between 2009 and 2013 our rabies research team played an integral role in the design and ongoing evaluation of canine vaccination programmes to eliminate a rabies epidemic on the island of Bali. These campaigns controlled the spread of rabies in dogs and reduced the incidence of human deaths by over 90% compared with the incidence before the campaigns started.
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:45:00 GMT
Our rabies research team have played important roles in international development, leading directly to major changes in policy, influencing decisions made by government health and veterinary authorities internationally.
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:54:00 GMT
Since 2008 a genetic management plan for African wild dogs, developed by researchers in our College, has been in use across the European zoo network (which houses roughly half the world’s captive African wild dog population) in 53 participating zoos across 16 European countries and Israel.
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 09:38:00 GMT
Our research is driving the concept of personalised in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) therapy and outcome prediction, informing national clinical guidelines and defining patient access to treatment and regulatory policy for all UK IVF units. This research has also increased availability of accurate, personalised information to IVF patients worldwide, enabling informed treatment choices and enhancing quality of life.
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 09:41:00 GMT
Our research has developed therapies which are used nationally to prevent psychosis relapse and promote emotional recovery, and has supported the design of local mental health services for people suffering from psychosis.
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 09:45:00 GMT
In the UK, men who have sex with men (MSM) are at highest risk of HIV. Dr Lisa McDaid of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, has conducted the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Survey every three years since 1996. They collect information on the sexual behaviours, prevention and testing of 1,500 gay and bisexual MSM in gay commercial venues in Glasgow and Edinburgh.