Blog and News
News and events from the Advanced Care Research Centre
Second cohort of ACRC Academy underway
The second cohort of students to the ACRC Academy have arrived.
ACRC at the Tiree Techwave
Lucy McCloughan tells us about a week spent with colleagues developing understanding around co-design and engagement with a rural community.
What does care look like?
Work package 4.5 of the ACRC is asking the question “What does care in later life look like?”
Wellcome PhD Programme in Multimorbidity open for Applications
The Wellcome PhD Programme in Multimorbidity for health professionals is now open for applications for an August 2023 start.
Wishing our Public Involvement Network a happy first birthday
Earlier this month, our Public Involvement Network reached a milestone by celebrating its first birthday.
Thought-provoking engagement from Mind and Body in (dis)Harmony
“Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow, don't stop, it'll soon be here.”
Dunhill funding allows for additional students
The ACRC Academy will welcome additional students, with new funding announced.
New Community of Practice aims to improve depth and diversity of public and patient involvement.
ACRC’s Jenny Robertson is part of a successful bid to establish a new Community of Practice (CoP) for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI).
ACRC Director Bruce Guthrie recognised for contribution
Professor Bruce Guthrie has been named a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Responses to Worlds of Care
For almost two weeks at the end of April, staff and researchers at the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC) held a photography exhibition as part of Edinburgh Science Festival.
Visiting a World of Care
Part of the Edinburgh Science Festival, the ‘Worlds of Care’ photography exhibition aims to explore how care is commonly portrayed, perceived and experienced.
ACRC Academy Advisory Board assembled
Students within the ACRC Academy will benefit from additional experience and leadership with confirmation of the Advisory Board.
Blog - Academy Mini-Conference
On Tuesday 14th March, the students from the Academy presented on their projects at a mini-conference. Lucy McCloughan, ACRC Programme Manager, was there.
Blog - Bereavement in later life
In our latest blog, Research Fellow Caroline Pearce discusses challenges around bereavement, as she relaunches the Bereavement Journal.
Academy Students asked to present findings
Three first-year PhD students at the ACRC Academy have been invited to present findings from a group project to the Edinburgh Clinical Frailty Network and the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.
Blog - The proposed National Care Service needs to take care with data
We provided the following blog, on our response to the National Care Service Consultation, to ALLIANCE Scotland as part of their series on the Future of Social Care.
Blog - Public involvement in the ACRC
In our latest blog, we sought insight into what it's like to be one of our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Network members.
Blog - Understanding informal networks of care with older adults
Design Informatics designed the CareTree Cultural Probe study to explore how participants perceive the informal networks of care which support them in everyday life. Cultural probes are physical toolkits or packages sent to participants in their homes or communities, enabling contextual reflection through physical artefacts and a variety of prompts.
Methodological challenges in research on physical-mental health multimorbidity
On 7th Feb, the Usher Institute is hosting an event looking at methodical challenges around multimorbidity research.
Leading bereavement charity celebrates relaunch of their academic journal
ACRC Research Fellow Caroline Pearce is the editor-in-chief of a new open-access journal which is relaunched, decades after initial publication.
Blog - Taking Care with Data
Earlier this month, the Alliance asked the ACRC to submit a blog looking at our response to the National Care Service Consultation.
Multimorbidity PhD Programme for Health Professionals
Multimorbidity is the presence of two or more long-term health conditions in a person, and is a major global public health problem of increasing prevalence.
Blog - ACRC Launch – A day to remember
In our latest blog, Rob Mackie looks back at the ACRC Launch event.
Blog - Quality of care in later life in LMICs
Briefing paper 4: Quality of care in later life in Low and middle-income countries (LMICs)
Blog - ACRC publishes third briefing paper
Briefing Paper 3: Multimorbidities
Blog - Thriving in later life through care networks and data-driven care technologies
The Institute for Design Informatics (DI) is exploring the future of care in later life through its involvement in the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC).
Blog - ACRC Academy: from ambition to reality
Having been operating for just under a year, the ACRC hit another milestone this week as the first cohort of students were welcomed to the Academy.
Blog - ACRC publishes second briefing paper
'Emerging Findings: frailty and mortality during austerity'
Blog - ACRC publishes its first briefing paper
‘Navigating blindfold in a blizzard: the invisibility of social care in routine data’
Blog - What is the AIM-CISC Project?
Comms Officer Rob Mackie provides some detail on the AIM-CISC project, recently funded by NIHR. First posted 9th September.
Blog - First cohort joins the innovative ACRC Academy
Kate Morris, Project Manager for the Academy, tells us about the first cohort of PhD students and what the Academy expects to deliver. Posted by Kate Morris, 2nd September 2021.
Find out more about care in later life at our online launch
We will be holding an online launch for the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC) on Wednesday 3rd November, 9.30am-11.30am. There will also be satellite seminars on key topics in the afternoon and following days.
Blog - The Delphi Method: trying to get experts to agree on anything is a nightmare
Kris McGill of the systematic review team explains what the Delphi Method is and how it is useful to researchers.
Blog - What is a systematic review and how do they help?
Kris McGill and Stephen Malden explain what a systematic review is, how they are being approached and what key themes have come through as research questions for the ACRC research centre.
Blog - Putting people in later life at the heart of our research
People in later life are at the heart of everything that we do at the ACRC and working closely with members of the public is an important part of making this happen.
Blog - What are the problems with ageing and how will the ACRC help?
Our first blog post is from the Director of the Centre, Bruce Guthrie, and outlines the challenge posed by ageing and multimorbidity to health and social care, and the role of the ACRC in finding solutions.
University of Edinburgh projects to meet challenge of healthy ageing
Two University of Edinburgh projects have been awarded grants totalling over £3 million to meet the challenge of healthy ageing.
Launch of the ACRC
In February 2020, The University of Edinburgh and Legal & General announced a major partnership to improve understanding of care in later life and to revolutionise how it is delivered.
Physical Inactivity - an underrated intervention for people in later life
Briefing paper 5 - physical inactivity
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