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New research group joins City University London

Health Services Research Group joins School of Community and Health Sciences.
by Hollie Jenkins

A new high-profile team of academic researchers focusing on applied research in the healthcare sector has joined City University London.

The Health Services Research Group, comprises 14 esteemed research academics who previously worked at University College London with Professor Stanton Newman, now Dean of City's School of Community and Health Sciences.

The team is an active research and teaching group and has specialist interests in the areas of:

• health psychology and behavioural medicine
• adaption and self-management in chronic illness
• telehealth and telecare
• the impact of surgery and medical treatments on cognition and the brain
• informal care givers

The Group was recently awarded a £5 million grant from the Department of Health to investigate the use of telehealth and telecare to support people with social care needs and long-term conditions and will now conduct the work at City.

A number of high profile projects are currently underway, all of which are interdisciplinary, and involve stakeholders including the Department of Health, National Institute of Health Research and UCLH Charitable Trust. These will now be completed at City.

Professor Newman said that the appointment of the Research Group fitted with the School's overall research strategy of focusing on applied health research.

"With an aging population, healthcare professionals not only need to focus on the cost-effective delivery of care that is clinically effective and beneficial to patients, but also need to develop interdisciplinary approaches. Within the School we are focusing on education and innovative research to overcome the challenges facing health and healthcare.

"The research conducted by the Group has important practical implications which can shape the way healthcare is provided effectively and efficiently in the UK."

Professor Stanton Newman, Dean, School of Community and Health Sciences

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