You may have heard of evidence gap maps – they have been used in health, social and environmental research for a while now. But, let’s be honest, is it possible some of us glaze over when hearing the words ‘evidence’, ‘gap’ and ‘map’ linked together?
Last month we celebrated the contributions of Professor Terry Dwyer to The George Institute for Global Health, UK with speeches over a team lunch and a public seminar (which you can watch back here). Terry is moving on from his position at the University of Oxford, in which he acted as Executive Director of The George Institute in the UK from 2014-18 and focused on research into children’s cancer and childhood risk factors for heart disease and cancer in adults.
New research provides compelling evidence that long-term exposure to high blood pressure increases the risk of heart valve disease, with significant implications for clinical practice guidelines and health management.
‘How can researchers support city leaders, businesses and advocates to deliver a healthier urban food environment?’. This was the question addressed at The George Institute for Global Health’s latest thought leadership event, ‘Creating healthy, sustainable, city food environments’, which took place at the institute’s Oxford office on 20 June and was attended by over 60 stakeholders from academia, business, local authorities and civil society.
Dr Sanne Peters, Research Fellow in Epidemiology at The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford, has been awarded a spot on the World Heart Federation’s Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme alongside 24 other experts working to reduce early death from cardiovascular disease.