April 2022 HERU newsletter
The April issue of the HERU newsletter is now available. In the newsletter we highlight two trials that have recently been funded to follow-up on previous work: The PROSPECT trial - a long-term follow-up trial on treatments for vaginal wall prolapse. The 'Game of Stones' trial - a follow up to a...
New PhD studentship available: 'Choosing wisely in dentistry'
PhD Studentship: ‘Choosing Wisely in Dentistry: To Dis-invest or Re-invest?’ A PhD studentship (UK students only) is available for a project on 'Choosing Wisely in Dentistry: To Dis-invest or Re-invest?’ The funded PhD project at the University of Dundee will be supervised by Dr Heather Cassie from the University of Dundee...
HERU Blog post - latest blog on our study into public preferences for pandemic lockdowns
The latest HERU blog post is the third in a series on our research into public preferences for pandemic lockdowns. This posts asks 'What do UK residents prefer and what are they willing to trade when introducing lockdown restrictions?, and is based on research that was recently published in the...
Latest HERU blog post on public engagement with new pharmacy roles.
Will the public engage with new pharmacy roles? The latest HERU blog post looks at public preferences for a community pharmacy-based health check for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Community pharmacies have a prominent role in healthcare and are increasingly providing clinical services to patients. The blog post highlights recent research we were...
Welcome to new PhD student Carolina Yanez Contreras
Carolina Yanez Contreras has joined HERU as a PhD student. Carolina has been awarded an Elphinstone Scholarship to research 'Valuing the benefits of oral health interventions for use in economic evaluation'. She will be supervised by Professor Marjon van der Pol and Dr Dwayne Boyers from HERU, and Dr Ekta...
Registration open for our Using Discrete Choice Experiments in Health Economics' course in Aberdeen.
We are delighted to announce that registration is open for our 'Using DCEs in Health Economics' course in Aberdeen. We are planning to run the course from 19th to 21st September 2022 at the Park Inn by Radisson, Aberdeen. This will be a face-to-face event. There is more information on the course content...
Latest HERU Blog post on IVF choices
Our last HERU blog post of the year looks at a study on couples' preferences for embryo transfer in IVF (in vitro fertilisation). The study involved researchers from the University of Aberdeen, including HERU, and the Aberdeen Fertility Centre at NHS Grampian. The research used a discrete choice experiment (DCE) to...
Latest HERU newsletter issue - December 2021
The December 2021 issue of the HERU newsletter is available. In the newsletter we feature two new studies related to glaucoma research - the GRIP project on developing and testing a risk predictor tool for glaucoma, and the I-TRAC project on the feasibility of home monitoring for glaucoma. We highlight our discrete choice...
Latest HERU blog post on cost and value of WGS for rare disease diagnosis in Scotland
The latest HERU blog post highlights our recent article on the cost and value of Whole Genomic Sequencing (WGS) for rare disease diagnosis in Scotland. The article has been published online in the Journal of Community Genetics and is available via open access. The article and the blog post describe...
Welcome to Dr Hangjian Wu
A warm welcome to HERU to Hangjian Wu who joined as a Research Fellow last month. Hangjian will initially work on the GRIP project, which attempts to assess the cost-effectiveness of different glaucoma monitoring pathways and treatments in the UK, as well as elicit patients' preferences for different monitoring schemes...
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