Success for health researchers at international colloquium in Singapore

Researchers from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Institute of Health and Wellbeing Research (IHWR) recently attended the 9th Biennial Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) International Colloquium in Singapore.

Dr Kay Cooper and Dr Lyndsay Alexander with their awards.Dr Lyndsay Alexander presented a comprehensive systematic review on barriers and motivators to physical activity in community dwelling adults, and Dr Kay Cooper presented findings from a systematic review on the health effects associated with working in the wind power generation industry.

They both won awards for their platform presentations.

Pamela Kirkpatrick, director of the Scottish Centre for Evidence-based, Multi-professional practice: A collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute, chaired one of the colloquium’s concurrent sessions, and received the evidence synthesis runners-up award on behalf of the Scottish Centre.

The award recognises the number of systematic reviews published by the Scottish Centre over the past year.

Professor Derek Stewart also attended his first JBI colloquium since becoming a certified JBI systematic review trainer.

The JBI is the international not-for-profit, research and development arm of the School of Translational Science based within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. 

The institute collaborates internationally with more than 70 entities across the world, including the Scottish Centre for Evidence-based, Multi-professional Practice, which is hosted at RGU by the Institute for Health & Wellbeing Research (IHWR).

The JBI institute and collaboration promote the synthesis, transfer and unitisation of evidence to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally.

More information on the Scottish Centre can be found online.

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Ross AndersonCommunications Officer | Health and Sport