CHILD Blog

My experience as an Erasmus+ intern at Newcastle University, by Alice Palioura

Embarking on an Erasmus+ journey is not an easy decision to make, but definitely a decision worth making. I cannot describe these four months in such a short text, but I will try my best to convey a sense of what I gained from my Erasmus+ experience at Newcastle University Population Health Sciences Institute. The … Continue reading My experience as an Erasmus+ intern at Newcastle University, by Alice Palioura

Patient and Public involvement with Parents during a Pandemic

If you have a primary school age child, then you’ve probably heard of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). For 13 years, it has collected data on the height and weight of children aged 4-5 and 10-11 years old in England. This information is used to calculate what is called the ‘weight status’ of a … Continue reading Patient and Public involvement with Parents during a Pandemic

Snaking and laddering our way through PPI/E

Recently I was fortunate enough to secure an NIHR Pre-doctoral fellowship, and after a few years dipping my toes in the clinical academic world I suddenly found myself full-time in research. Knowing that my project, common child health and wellbeing outcomes across diagnostic groups, really needed input from children, young people and families, I was … Continue reading Snaking and laddering our way through PPI/E

EMPoWER: young people’s take on early powered mobility

EMPoWER - Early Mobility and Powered Wheelchair Evidence Review - was a research project to investigate whether providing powered mobility for very young children (under 5 year olds) provides more benefits than waiting until after children are 5 years or older. From the beginning, we wanted children and young people to influence the project. So we teamed up with … Continue reading EMPoWER: young people’s take on early powered mobility