Past Events 2011

Events held in 2011:

Matthew Cooke Chiral Seminar 2011

Bringing evidence into policy: experience in emergency care
Professor Matthew CookeUniversity of WarwickNational Clinical Director for Urgent & Emergency Care
CHIRAL SeminarWednesday, 12 January 2011, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
ILS Seminar Room, Institute of Life Science, Swansea University

Matthew Cooke directs the national coordinating centre for UK ambulance clinical guidelines and is involved in clinical trials in emergency care (in soft tissue injury and resuscitation) and  has a particular interest in research on reducing waiting times in emergency departments, safer clinical systems and prioritisation systems in ambulance services and end of life care in urgent care.  He has a significant track record of successful grant applications, numerous publications and was previously regional clinical lead for the Darzi Review of the NHS. He has also worked with the National Audit Office, Prime Ministers Delivery Unit and the Healthcare Commission.

Aims of Seminar:

  • To discuss how the research agenda and the policy agenda often have common aims but different time scales as well as differing degrees of precision
  • To give researchers an insight into the needs of policy makers - also improving the chances of successful grant applications

Matthew Cooke Chiral Seminar - Flyer


Geraint Lewis CHIRAL Seminar 2011

Analysis of Virtual Wards: a multidisciplinary form of case management that integrates social and health care

Geraint Lewis CHIRAL Seminar


Kate Cantwell CHIRAL Seminar 2011

Factors impacting on Cardiac Arrest survival
Kate Cantwell, Ambulance Victoria, Monash University, Australia
Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
ILS Seminar Room, Institute of Life Science, Swansea University

The 999 EMS Research Forum based at Swansea University and led by Professor Helen Snooks  invited Kate Cantwell to present at this seminar as part of their International Exchange.

Kate Cantwell is an Intensive Care Paramedic and published researcher based in Melbourne. Her academic interests lie in pre-hospital observational epidemiology and biostatistics. She is currently completing a PhD in temporal patterns in ambulance workload through Monash University. She has a keen interest in the role of evidence based practice in supporting ambulance procedures and guidelines.

Kate will be exploring the differences between Ambulance Victoria in Australia and the Welsh Ambulance Service. We have similar structures, similar skills, and similar problems; there is much we can learn from each other. She will also be discussing the impact of extremes of temperature on ambulance workload in Australia.

Ambulance Victoria has its own research team. Fourteen paramedics are currently undertaking PhD studies with the assistance of AV. There are many research projects being undertaken and in particular, Kate will discuss the importance of blood pressure post return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) for long term survival from cardiac arrest.

Kate Cantwell CHIRAL Seminar