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LKD Seminar - Dr Jessica Sheringham, Senior Research Associate, UCL

Learning, Knowing, Doing Series Seminar

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Jessica will present a study she has led to improve diagnostic decision making in future primary care clinicians. This work, funded by the NIHR Cancer, Awareness Screening and Early Diagnosis PRU, originated in a study to understand how GPs make decisions to investigate lung cancer. It led to the co-creation of an online educational resource using simulated patients with common symptoms that might be cancer. The resource – eCREST – was co-created with GP registrars and has been tested in three medical schools. The talk will use this example to focus on: the range of opportunities in university settings for knowledge mobilisation; the tension between a REF focus on the impact of knowledge generation vs. genuine co-creation of resources with partners; and the tension between students’ and educators’ wish to provide a ‘right answer’ vs. the clinical reality of diagnostic uncertainty.

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Please note that parking at each of the venues is very limited; please consider alternative means of travel. Parking at the John Bull Building must be booked in advance.

Please note that this seminar may be recorded

Maximising the university setting for knowledge mobilization in health services research: Co-production of an online educational resource with GPs in training

Dr Jessica Sheringham, Senior Research Associate, UCL

Dr Jessica Sheringham is a Senior Research Associate at UCL, a member of NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Research Partnership Team, and a Consultant in Public Health. She uses mixed methods to study determinants of implementation. Her current work includes studies on improving pathways to a cancer diagnosis, self-management in asthma, and maximising the value of linked data. She also works on professional education and training and has developed online courses in screening, evidence-based practice, and clinical reasoning for Masters and medical students; co-written Mastering Public Health, a leading textbook on public health; and is an Examiner for the Faculty of Public Health international membership exams.


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