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  1. Research

    Advancing gender equality through the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science: an exploratory study of women’s and men’s perceptions

    While in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia, higher education and research institutions are widely engaged with the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science to advance gender equality, empirical resear...

    Pavel V. Ovseiko, Alison Chapple, Laurel D. Edmunds and Sue Ziebland

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:12

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  2. Research

    Examples of sex/gender sensitivity in epidemiological research: results of an evaluation of original articles published in JECH 2006–2014

    During the last decades, sex and gender biases have been identified in various areas of biomedical and public health research, leading to compromised validity of research findings. As a response, methodologica...

    Ingeborg Jahn, Claudia Börnhorst, Frauke Günther and Tilman Brand

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:11

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  3. Research

    Analysis of the policymaking process in Burkina Faso’s health sector: case studies of the creation of two health system support units

    Burkina Faso has made a number of health system policy decisions to improve performance on health indicators and strengthen responsiveness to health-related challenges. These included the creation of a General...

    Andre Zida, John N. Lavis, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Bocar Kouyate, Kaelan Moat and Jessica Shearer

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:10

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  4. Commentary

    Integrating consumer engagement in health and medical research – an Australian framework

    Quality practice of consumer engagement is still in its infancy in many sectors of medical research. The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) identified, early in its development, th...

    Caroline L. Miller, Kathy Mott, Michael Cousins, Stephanie Miller, Anne Johnson, Tony Lawson and Steve Wesselingh

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:9

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  5. Research

    Identifying and characterising health policy and system-relevant documents in Uganda: a scoping review to develop a framework for the development of a one-stop shop

    Health policymakers in low- and middle-income countries continue to face difficulties in accessing and using research evidence for decision-making. This study aimed to identify and provide a refined categorisa...

    Boniface Mutatina, Robert Basaza, Ekwaro Obuku, John N. Lavis and Nelson Sewankambo

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:7

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  6. Research

    Allied health research positions: a qualitative evaluation of their impact

    Research positions embedded within healthcare settings have been identified as an enabler to allied health professional (AHP) research capacity; however, there is currently limited research formally evaluating...

    Rachel J. Wenke, Elizabeth C. Ward, Ingrid Hickman, Julie Hulcombe, Rachel Phillips and Sharon Mickan

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:6

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  7. Research

    Unravelling networks in local public health policymaking in three European countries – a systems analysis

    Facilitating and enhancing interaction between stakeholders involved in the policymaking process to stimulate collaboration and use of evidence, is important to foster the development of effective Health Enhan...

    Hilde P. E. M. Spitters, Cathrine J. Lau, Petru Sandu, Marcel Quanjel, Diana Dulf, Charlotte Glümer, Hans A. M. van Oers and Ien A. M. van de Goor

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:5

    Published on: 3 February 2017

  8. Review

    Economies of scale and scope in publicly funded biomedical and health research: evidence from the literature

    Publicly funded biomedical and health research is expected to achieve the best return possible for taxpayers and for society generally. It is therefore important to know whether such research is more productiv...

    Karla Hernandez-Villafuerte, Jon Sussex, Enora Robin, Sue Guthrie and Steve Wooding

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:3

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  9. Research

    What do we think we are doing? How might a clinical information network be promoting implementation of recommended paediatric care practices in Kenyan hospitals?

    The creation of a clinical network was proposed as a means to promote implementation of a set of recommended clinical practices targeting inpatient paediatric care in Kenya. The rationale for selecting a netwo...

    Mike English, Philip Ayieko, Rachel Nyamai, Fred Were, David Githanga and Grace Irimu

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:4

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  10. Research

    Does a biomedical research centre affect patient care in local hospitals?

    Biomedical research can have impacts on patient care at research-active hospitals. We qualitatively evaluated the impact of the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (Oxford BRC), a university-hospital partnership...

    Catherine A Lichten, Grace Marsden, Alexandra Pollitt, Vasiliki Kiparoglou, Keith M Channon and Jon Sussex

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:2

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  11. Research

    Development and validation of SEER (Seeking, Engaging with and Evaluating Research): a measure of policymakers’ capacity to engage with and use research

    Capacity building strategies are widely used to increase the use of research in policy development. However, a lack of well-validated measures for policy contexts has hampered efforts to identify priorities fo...

    Sue E. Brennan, Joanne E. McKenzie, Tari Turner, Sally Redman, Steve Makkar, Anna Williamson, Abby Haynes and Sally E. Green

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:1

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  12. Study Protocol

    Systems Science for Caribbean Health: the development and piloting of a model for guiding policy on diabetes in the Caribbean

    Diabetes is highly prevalent in the Caribbean, associated with a high morbidity and mortality and is a recognised threat to economic and social development. Heads of Government in the Caribbean Community came ...

    L. Guariguata, C. Guell, T. A. Samuels, E. A. J. A. Rouwette, J. Woodcock, I. R. Hambleton and N. Unwin

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:79

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  13. Research

    The use of a policy dialogue to facilitate evidence-informed policy development for improved access to care: the case of the Winnipeg Central Intake Service (WCIS)

    Policy dialogues are critical for developing responsive, effective, sustainable, evidence-informed policy. Our multidisciplinary team, including researchers, physicians and senior decision-makers, comprehensiv...

    Zaheed Damani, Gail MacKean, Eric Bohm, Brie DeMone, Brock Wright, Tom Noseworthy, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc and Deborah A. Marshall

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:78

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  14. Research

    Global health equity in United Kingdom university research: a landscape of current policies and practices

    Universities are significant contributors to research and technologies in health; however, the health needs of the world’s poor are historically neglected in research. Medical discoveries are frequently licens...

    Dzintars Gotham, Jonathan Meldrum, Vaitehi Nageshwaran, Christopher Counts, Nina Kumari, Manuel Martin, Ben Beattie and Nathan Post

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:76

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  15. Research

    Evaluation of a training program for medicines-oriented policymakers to use a database of systematic reviews

    Suboptimal prescribing and medications use is a problem for health systems globally. Systematic reviews are a comprehensive resource that can help guide evidence-informed decision-making and implementation of ...

    Heather L. Colquhoun, Dianne Lowe, Eftyhia Helis, Denis Belanger, Brendalynn Ens, Sophie Hill, Alain Mayhew, Michael Taylor and Jeremy M. Grimshaw

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:70

    Published on: 21 September 2016

  16. Research

    Circumventing ‘free care’ and ‘shouting louder’: using a health systems approach to study eye health system sustainability in government and mission facilities of north-west Tanzania

    Little is known about the contributions of faith-based organisations (FBOs) to health systems in Africa. In the specialist area of eye health, international and domestic Christian FBOs have been important cont...

    Jennifer J. Palmer, Alice Gilbert, Michelle Choy and Karl Blanchet

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:68

    Published on: 9 September 2016

  17. Research

    Integrating qualitative research methods into care improvement efforts within a learning health system: addressing antibiotic overuse

    Despite reports advocating for integration of research into healthcare delivery, scant literature exists describing how this can be accomplished. Examples highlighting application of qualitative research metho...

    Corrine E. Munoz-Plaza, Carla Parry, Erin E. Hahn, Tania Tang, Huong Q. Nguyen, Michael K. Gould, Michael H. Kanter and Adam L. Sharp

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:63

    Published on: 15 August 2016

  18. Research

    An approach to measuring and encouraging research translation and research impact

    Research translation, particularly in the biomedical area, is often discussed but there are few methods that are routinely used to measure it or its impact. Of the impact measurement methods that are used, mos...

    Andrew Searles, Chris Doran, John Attia, Darryl Knight, John Wiggers, Simon Deeming, Joerg Mattes, Brad Webb, Steve Hannan, Rod Ling, Kim Edmunds, Penny Reeves and Michael Nilsson

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:60

    Published on: 9 August 2016

  19. Review

    Mental illness research in the Gulf Cooperation Council: a scoping review

    Rapid growth and development in recent decades has seen mental health and mental illness emerge as priority health concerns for the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the...

    Jason E. Hickey, Steven Pryjmachuk and Heather Waterman

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:59

    Published on: 4 August 2016

  20. Research

    Development of training for medicines-oriented policymakers to apply evidence

    Health systems globally promote appropriate prescribing by healthcare providers and safe and effective medicine use by consumers. Rx for Change, a publicly available database, provides access to systematic review...

    H. L. Colquhoun, E. Helis, D. Lowe, D. Belanger, S. Hill, A. Mayhew, M. Taylor and J. M. Grimshaw

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:57

    Published on: 29 July 2016

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