Greater public involvement in the development and implementation of policy and technologies is key to better uptake of COVID tracing apps, according to a new study published in JMIR mHealth & uHealth led by Professor Kerina Jones, Associate Director for Information Governance and Public Engagement (IG&PE) and Professor of Population Data Science at Swansea University. Contact tracing…
Poor school attendance impacts a child’s future, not just through their educational achievement but also socially and developmentally. Pupils with mental and neurodevelopmental disorders or who self-harm are more likely to miss school.
Swansea University has been awarded 2.4 million in funding to continue and develop the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) Data Portal – a world-class data repository for dementia research. The renewal of funding is part of a multi-million-pound investment by The UK’s Medical Research Council (MRC) in partnership with industry and the third sector.
In this guest blog Ed Chalstrey, from the Alan Turing Institute discusses best practices for doing research with Trusted Research Environments (TRE). Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift towards ‘big data’ research had presented health and social care researchers with a problem: what is the best way to conduct collaborative projects involving sensitive data?
Parental depression is associated with worse childhood mental health and educational attainment – new study
Children who live with a parent who has depression are more likely to develop depression and to not achieve educational milestones, according to a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE led by Sinead Brophy of Population Data Science at Swansea University Medical School.
New study revealed that home adaptation interventions help to reduce emergency fall admissions in older people
A new study has revealed that home adaptation interventions help to reduce emergency fall admissions amongst older people.
The Population Data Science at Swansea University led research which has been published in Age and Ageing (Oxford University Press).
A unique exhibition featuring virtual reality artwork created by young people to express their feelings about their mental health is being held in Swansea next month. The event is the latest phase of a Swansea University project which explores how young people post, share and view images online to express their narratives and state of mind.
A Population Data Science at Swansea University academic is in the running for a nationwide award for her pioneering work in the field of child health and education during her PhD. Dr Emily Marchant has been shortlisted for this year’s Economic and Social Research Council’s Celebrating Impact Prize which recognises the success of ESRC-funded researchers…
New research finds that quitting smoking may cause slowing of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) disease progression.
SeRP behind federated analysis platform for pandemic perinatal research: Part of the International COVID-19 Data Research Alliance (ICODA)
Last summer we announced SeRP’s (Secure eResearch Platform) role in the ground-breaking International COVID-19 Data Research Alliance – ICODA – funded by the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, a large-scale initiative started by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, Mastercard with additional support from Minderoo Foundation, and other donors. ICODA is convened by Health Data Research UK.