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The perfect storm: How COVID-19 public health messages may not serve ethnic minority communities

Research has uncovered how historical and contemporary injustice and institutional mistrust influenced how public health information was received by ethnic minority communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Tushna Vandrevala describes how important it is to get government messaging right and the advice from her research on creating inclusive and effective health behaviour communications.

  • Published: 25 March 2022

Improving the uptake of research findings in global health

Trudie Lang, Professor of Global Health Research at the University of Oxford and Head of the Global Health Network and Senior Research Scientist in Tropical Medicine at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, reflects on the challenges of translating research into standard practice.

  • Published: 14 July 2021

Reflections on the first wave: a research midwife’s experience

Research Midwife and Midwifery Practice Facilitator Hayley Martin stepped away from the maternity ward during the first peak of the pandemic to join the COVID-19 Research Team at the Princess Royal University Hospital, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Now a principal investigator for a maternity COVID-19 data registry study, Hayley writes about her journey.

  • Published: 17 November 2020

#Covid19ResearchVoices: Our experience as Covid-19 Medical Student Volunteers

Eight medical student volunteers at Heartlands Hospital, part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust write about their experiences delivering essential COVID-19 clinical research as staff were deployed to the NHS frontline. Their blog is part of our COVID-19 Research Voices series.

  • Published: 31 July 2020
Covid-19 Research Voices: Heather Willis

#Covid19ResearchVoices: Removing the cloak of invisibility

Heather Willis, a Research Nurse at Good Hope Hospital, has been working on the frontline, delivering urgent public health research during the pandemic. Her experience has reinforced her views that research makes a real difference to patient lives and is best delivered as part of a team. Part of the COVID-19 Research Voices series.

  • Published: 16 July 2020

#Covid19ResearchVoices: Going back to the frontline

Thomas Walters, a Senior Research Nurse from London, describes his experience of going back to ICU and how that’s renewed his appreciation for research. Part of the Covid-19 Research Voices series.

  • Published: 09 July 2020
Covid-19 Research Voices: Keith Hugill

#Covid19ResearchVoices: Research on the frontline

Keith Hugill, Research Coordinator, Critical Care Unit, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, tells us what it has been like on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Published: 03 July 2020

Ensuring ethnic diversity in COVID-19 research

People from ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by coronavirus infection, so it’s imperative that they’re included in COVID-19 research. Professor Kamlesh Khunti and Professor Azhar Farooqi from the Centre for Ethnic Health Research share some tips on how to successfully involve people from ethnic minorities in your research.

  • Published: 01 July 2020
Covid-19 Research voices: Adam Galloway

#Covid19ResearchVoices: Answering the call to support our health services

Adam Galloway is a Senior Children’s Physiotherapist and HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellow (PCAF). This is Adam’s story of how he has increased his time working clinically in response to COVID-19 whilst still managing to submit an application for his next career development award with the NIHR Academy.

  • Published: 30 June 2020
COVID-19 Research Voices: Fiona Yelnoorkar

#Covid19ResearchVoices: Research has never been so important

Fiona Yelnoorkar is Lead Midwife at the Clinical Research Network North East North Cumbria, and is responsible for the management of NIHR specialties including Reproductive Health and Childbirth (RH&C). Fiona writes about her experiences redeployed to support the recruitment of pregnant women as part of the COVID-19 research team at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Published: 05 June 2020
Covid-19 Research Voices: Lauran O'Neill

#Covid19ResearchVoices: Diary of an ICU nurse

Lauran O’Neill is a Senior Research Nurse in Great Ormond Street Hospital’s (GOSH) critical care research team. She’s worked at GOSH for around 15 years in total but has never been busier and prouder of her colleagues than in the last six weeks. This is her experience of COVID-19 so far.

  • Published: 01 June 2020
Covid-19 Research Voices: Georgina Falagan-Garmon

#Covid19ResearchVoices: Diving into the unknown

Research nurse Georgina Falagan-Garmon’s skills are needed more than ever as she readies herself for a return to the Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU). Part of our series: Covid-19 Research Voices.

  • Published: 24 April 2020