Postdoctoral Research Assistant Position at University of Bristol #JobOpportunity

Applications are invited for a position of Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol.

This is a full-time position with a duration of 36 months. The post is one of two associated with a three-year research project entitled “Improving literacy outcomes in struggling readers: A randomised control study of a morphological intervention”, which is supported by a grant from the Nuffield Foundation to Prof Colin Davis and Prof Jeffrey Bowers. Continue reading

CALL FOR PAPERS | Knowledge Exchange in Public Health “Evidence to impact in public health” 27-28 April 2016


What counts as ‘evidence’ and whether we can ‘create impact’ are contested issues.

This conference will aim to explore these debates in relation to the field of public health and well-being.
We are now accepting submissions from academics, policy makers & practitioners on the themes below:

  • Practical examples of using evidence and creating impact
  • Methodological and theoretical developments in creating useful and useable evidence
  • Critical commentaries on the research impact agenda
  • Other related topics

To make a submission for an oral, poster, symposium or workshop presentation please complete our online form – deadline, 5pm Monday 21 September.
Registration will open at the beginning of October, early-bird rates until 31 January 2016.

Further details are available here on the Fuse website.

Expert reaction to two new papers – investigating frequency of e-cigarette use and smoking reduction or cessation, and investigating frequency and type of e-cigarette use and quitting smoking.

“These two new studies make valuable contributions to the growing literature on e-cigarettes. Most previous studies have been cross-sectional surveys using broad definitions of use, whereas these new studies are longitudinal in nature so are more able to follow up individuals. Commonly previous studies have asked whether e-cigarettes have ever or recently been used, and have made broad assumptions about their impact on quit attempts and success in stopping smoking on that basis. Most previous studies have also not differentiated between types of e-cigarettes, whereas the second of these studies does investigate that aspect.

“What this new research tells us is what e-cigarette users already know. The type of device, how often it is used, and how much nicotine it contains, all matter. Some devices will be effective to help smokers to quit and others less so. Future studies need to maintain this focus and not treat all e-cigarettes, or all users, the same.”

Prof. Linda Bauld, Deputy Director, Professor of Health Policy, University of Stirling.

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Hello from the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies!

We are a network of thirteen universities (Twelve in the UK and one in New Zealand) funded by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration.Map of all UKCTAS locations in the UK

UKCTAS aims to deliver an international research and policy development portfolio, and build capacity in tobacco and alcohol research.

This blog will be used to share various streams of information coming out of the centre from various sections. Posts will include videos, press releases, images, research reports, radio appearances, lectures or anything that is linked to the work we are doing around Tobacco and Alcohol.

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