Lunchtime seminars

Our Research and Evidence Team hosts monthly lunchtime seminars. Find out more information below on our upcoming seminars as well as details and presentations from past seminars. 

If you would like to find out more about any of the seminars or request presentations please get in touch with us at

July 2019

One in six employed people experience mental health problems in the workplace. During 2017/18, 57% of lost work days were due to stress, depression or anxiety in Great Britain.

In this seminar Jenny Gibbs explored this issue and discussed ways to better support colleagues who have a mental health condition.

June 2019

Improving care through creative stakeholder engagement: making use of Research Capability Funding

In this seminar Dr Nikki Cotterill presented her recent work exploring how to improve continence care services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire through creative stakeholder engagement. Nikki discussed her approach to identifying the key stakeholders, conducting preliminary interviews and holding a co-production engagement event to bring all these perspectives together.

This work was made possible through National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Capability Funding, which we awarded to Nikki in 2018.

May 2019

Thinking in pictures: the what, why and how of logic models

This interactive seminar covered a brief guide to using and developing logic models, with examples of their use within the NHS. Logic models are valuable visual tools for designing, evaluating and implementing health and wellbeing interventions best suited to their local context.

Thinking in Pictures: The What, Why and How of Logic Models

Thinking in Pictures: The What, Why and How of Logic Models

Putting the Theory into Practice: Building a Logic Model

The presentation delivered by Alison Loftus-Hills at the May 2019 R&E seminar

April 2019

Supporting GP recruitment and retention: lessons from a unique project

The Weston Intensive Support Scheme (ISS) is a six-month project to support GP recruitment and retention. The project requires all Weston and Worle practices to work together, designing a new process to reduce workload and improve patient care.

In this seminar, Denys Rayner talked through the challenges the Weston ISS Team have faced as well as emerging findings and key lessons from the project, providing a unique insight into the new primary care networks.

Making general practice a great place to work - ISS Project Update

The presentation delivered by Denys Rayner, ISS Programme Manager at the April 2019 R&E seminar.

March 2019

Promoting the traditional Mediterranean diet for cardiovascular risk reduction in the UK: challenges and opportunities.

In this seminar, Dr Angeliki Papadaki from the University of Bristol presented current research on the Mediterranean diet as a health intervention, shared lessons learned on barriers to adoption, and talked about how these findings could inform interventions to promote the diet in the UK. 

February 2019

Research on the organisation and delivery of urgent care services.

At our February seminar Dr Sarah Voss, Dr Matthew Booker and Kim Kirby discussed three ongoing and planned research projects led by the Emergency Care Team at UWE. These projects include:

  • Efficient models for GPs working in Emergency Departments (GPED)
  • Investigating the deployment of paramedics in GP services
  • Paramedics identifying people at the end of life.

January 2019

Health Integration Teams (HITs) and their work on public health and community-based support initiatives

In January 2019 we hosted a seminar alongside Bristol Health Partners on Public health and community-based support initiatives: the work of Health Integration Teams (HITs). 

Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) address pressing health challenges to improve health outcomes across BNSSG. HITs bring together health and care professionals, patients, members of the public, commissioners, local government, third sector organisations and researchers.

This seminar included short presentations and a Q&A panel on:

  • The sexual health improvement programme
  • Healthy urban neighbourhoods
  • Physical activity and social engagement in older adults
  • Support for people with dementia

The work of Health Integration Teams: seminar presentation

A compilation of the presentations given at the research and evidence lunchtime seminar in January 2019.