Queen's Anniversary Prize
A key achievement came in 2009 when the Centre was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for 'applying research to the advancement of global health and social care policy'. This award recognised the substantial impact of the Centre’s research on policy and practice. In the words of the Royal Anniversary Trust: "the work is widely seen as unique in its continuing ability to bridge the gap between research and policy. It is widely and frequently referenced by policy makers and has contributed to raising the quality of evidence-based policy making within government". Queen's Anniversary Prize Brochure
HECFE's REF Impact Pilot
The Centre’s case study submissions for HECFE’s REF Impact Pilot were highly praised and the PSSRU case study was one of a few to be shown to Universities Minister David Willetts as an exemplar. View the case study
LSE Health staff interviews and podcasts
Find out more about the varied research undertaken by LSE Health staff in these video interviews:
Dr Ernestina Coast on Local Understandings of HIV/AIDS
Professor Alistair McGuire on Healthcare Technology
Dr Emma Pitchforth on Maternal Healthcare in Bangladesh
Dr Caroline Rudisill on Flu and Risk Behaviour
LSE Health and Social Care has been very successful on a number of fronts, with considerable achievements, both in terms of successes in research applications and awards to individuals, and impacts from the Centre’s research.
Many of these achievements have been exampled in the Centre’s publications.
The Centre works to ensure all of its activities engage with the public and have wider public benefit.
LSEHSC is keen to continue to invest further in knowledge transfer/translation and impact. The Centre is exploring innovative ways to ensure that its research has every chance of making an impact in relevant quarters.
LSE Health is involved in a large-scale HECFE-funded project at LSE led by Professor Patrick Dunleavy to look at measuring the public impacts of social sciences
PSSRU is working on a joint project with the Social Care Institute for Excellence funded by LSE’s HEIF 4 Fund to examine and improve knowledge transfer and best practice in social care research
SSCR is working to develop an impact strategy and is working with its Impact Working Group to enhance impact and engagement within social care practice
All research proposals, and hence projects, reflect thinking about impact and knowledge transfer.
One of the key aspects of LSE Health and Social Care’s activities is to ensure the Centre’s research is informed by the experiences of those who use health and social care services, practitioners, policy makers and relevant others in all the stages of research.
PSSRU Service User Carer Advisory Group
PSSRU works with an established Service User and Carer Advisory Group which meets at least twice a year and provides guidance and advice on PSSRU research. This Group has helped us to improve PSSRU’s links with research users outside of academia and government.
For more information - http://www2.lse.ac.uk/LSEHealthAndSocialCare/PSSRU/suag.aspx
SSCR User, Carer, Practitioner Reference Group
SSCR aims to ensure the active, informed engagement of service users, carers, practitioner and relevant others in all of its activities. To assist with this, SSCR established it’s User, Carer, Practitioner Reference Group (UCPRG) in 2009 to hear and learn from the experiences, expectations and aspirations of people's real world experience of adult social care. The Group advises SSCR’s Executive on its research and related activities, including identifying and shaping research questions, reviewing proposals, reviewing reports, and looking at the best ways of communicating research findings.
For more information - http://www2.lse.ac.uk/LSEHealthAndSocialCare/NIHRSSCR/whosWho/UCPRG.aspx.
SSCR Advisory Board
SSCR benefits from the expertise and experience of its Advisory Board, chaired by acting chair Shaun Gallagher, Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships (this role was filled by David Behan until 2012). Consisting of key experts in adult social care from across academia, practice and government, the Advisory Board advises and supports SSCR’s Director and Executive.
For more information - Advisory Board.