Projects started in 2014

The MoRE project: models of reablement evaluation: a mixed methods evaluation of a complex interventionOctober 2014 - July 2017

This mixed-methods study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different ways of providing reablement in England.

Provision of informal care in England: exploring geographical and cultural associations and neighbourhood characteristics to inform policyOctober 2014 - July 2015

Previous studies have found that the likelihood of unpaid caregiving varies across local authorities. In this small pilot study, we extended the analysis of geographic variations by studying what influences unpaid care at the level of neighbourhoods.

The SHAPE project: mapping and evaluating Specialist Autism Team service modelsSeptember 2014 - March 2019

This project is evaluating Specialist Autism Teams, and investigating their role in supporting autism-specialist practice in mainstream services.

The Making Sense? study: how do parents and young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders make sense of behaviour problems and mental health difficulties?September 2014 - April 2019

This study is exploring how young adults with Asperger syndrome, and parents of children with autism, understand and make sense of emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Parents' experiences of being responsible for painful procedures (the PEAPIP project)May 2014 - October 2015

Parents' experiences of administering painful and invasive nursing procedures as part of caring for their ill child at home. The purpose of this study is to explore and better understand these issues.

Children in Scotland requiring palliative care: identifying numbers and needs (ChiSP)May 2014 - September 2015

The purpose of this project is to identify those children and young people who may be affected with life-limiting conditions and discover what their needs are.

The personal is political: women's experience of dementiaApril 2014 - April 2015

White Rose is a three university consortium that fosters joint working across the universities of Leeds, York and Sheffield. White Rose is supporting a collaboration in 'dementia, cognition and care' through 2014 and into 2015. Using this support, we created a virtual centre for dementia care research, which involved researchers from the three universities, in partnership with dementia practitioners and people living with the condition.

NIHR Evidence Synthesis CentreMarch 2014 - February 2017

The Centre appraises and synthesises evidence on effectiveness, cost effectiveness, patient experience, service delivery, implementation, resource use and equity to inform the organisation and delivery of health services.

The personal is political: women's experience of dementiaJanuary 2014 - September 2015

Dementia is an issue that disproportionately affects women. Little is known about the particular experiences of women living with or caring for people with dementia, particularly in respect of issues such as power, control, choice and influence. This project aims to address this gendered gap in evidence by consulting women and using their stories to change the tenor of policy and practice debates and to adjust the focus of future research

Sunlight Exposure: Communicating the benefits and risks of ultraviolet lightJanuary 2014 - June 2014

The purpose of this work is two-fold. First, to examine the accuracy and comprehensiveness of UK national newspaper and magazine reporting of research evidence on the health benefits and risks associated with sun exposures. Second, to identify and describe how the UK media present the health benefits and risks associated with sun exposure.

Risk, safety and safeguarding: understanding and application of concepts and implications for integrated care servicesJanuary 2014 - April 2014

This research aims to explore conceptual understandings of risk, safety and safeguarding in different organisational contexts and assess whether any differences might impact on effective integrated service provision or act as barriers to closer working and integration of health and social care.

People who fund their own social care: a scoping reviewJanuary 2014 - April 2014

This was a short, relatively limited scoping review that aimed rapidly to map recent published evidence about people who fund their own social care, complemented by a focussed search of the websites of key organisations and, if time permitted, a small number of semi-structured interviews with key informants.