Monthly Archives: January 2014

Alumni Profile: Dr Rose Drew

Dr Rose Drew is an anaesthetic registrar in the UK but is currently on a two year career break working for the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit (BASMU) as the medical officer for Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula.  … Continue reading

OPPORTUNITY: Senior Researcher (Alcohol) position at ScHAAR

Based in the Section of Public Health, under the direction of Professor Petra Meier, we take a lead in ScHARR’s developing research programme on alcohol and other addictions. Our work is influential in informing current debate on alcohol policy and our Sheffield Alcohol … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Don’t Touch Book Launch

Val Curtis has recently launched her new book called Don’t Look, Don’t Touch: the Science of Revulsion. Summary of the Book There is a powerful subconscious reaction that influences a disturbingly wide range of our daily behaviour – our eating … Continue reading

Understanding the role of uncertainty in preparing for the unpredictable

By Prashant Yadav The risk of a flu pandemic is amongst the top global risks today.  Scientists and public health experts seem to agree that it is a question of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ it happens.  It has been nearly … Continue reading

Drop-In Session: Open Access/Copyright/E-Theses – Monday 27th January 2-3pm

  We will be in the canteen at Tavistock Place on Monday 27th January 2-3pm to answer any queries you may have on open acces publishing, meeting RCUK, Wellcome funder requirements, covering open access fees, predatory publishers, complying with copyright … Continue reading

ANNOUNCEMENT: Round 2 of SPHR’s Public Health Practice Evaluation scheme open!

SPHR opens Round 2 of its innovative evaluation scheme Round 2 of SPHR’s Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) is now open. PHPES aims to produce high quality evidence needed by public health practice to improve population health and help reduce … Continue reading

A year in the life of an RDM Service: How we helped LSHTM researchers during 2013

When setting up an institutional RDM Service, you quickly realise that there are many unknowns: How many RDM queries will you receive each month? What type of questions will they ask? How much time will I need to allocate? This … Continue reading

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Medicine pricing and purchasing in LMICs: looking under the wrong street lamp?

By Warren Kaplan The increase in global spending on medicines has been dramatic, with an approximate per capita increase of 50% between 1995 and 2006.  In a recently published paper, Nguyen et al. reviewed the literature on pharmaceutical pricing and … Continue reading