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Health Services Research Summer School, 2 - 6 July 2018

International and UK delegates attracted to Bangor University’s Health Services Research Summer School

Healthcare researchers, practitioners and students attended the School of Health Sciences residential summer school held recently at Bangor University.

Now in its second year, the Health Services Research summer school has been designed as a platform for development and learning for health and medical research students as well as for staff working in healthcare services, and provides a unique opportunity for individuals to gain an insight into the ground breaking research being undertaken in healthcare services at Bangor University.

Over the course of a week spent in North Wales, delegates participated in a series of masterclasses and talks by international experts from within Bangor University’s School of Health Sciences. The topics included the latest research in dementia services, implementation research, health economics, primary care, clinical trials, language awareness and service user experiences. In a new session this year, researchers from the South Asia Self Harm Initiative talked to the delegates about their project.

During the full residential summer school, interactive sessions were built into the programme to illustrate how Bangor University is leading on important research designed to create a strong NHS research environment in North Wales, and to benefit healthcare for patients in Wales, the UK and across the world.

Delegates also enjoyed a trip to Beaumaris to visit the Castle and spend time exploring the views!

At the end of the week, delegates were asked to provide feedback on their experiences. For Andrew the highlight of the summer school experience was; “seeing the heart and soul of the School –the team’s passion for what they do and the Bangor heartbeat”

Reflecting on the success of the week, Head of School, Professor Christopher R. Burton said: “The School of Health Sciences is renowned for the international excellence of our health services research, and for the supportive community we are creating for research staff and students. It has been delightful to provide an opportunity for aspiring and accomplished researchers from across the globe to spend time with us through our Summer School”.

For more information about the health services research summer school 1-5th July 2019, please contact Dr Lynne Williams on (+44) 01248 383170.