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England in Summer (Oxford, London, Worthing)

England in Summer (Oxford, London, Worthing)

If I identify evidence that can improve the health of individuals or the health care system, is 17 years too long to wait for this evidence to start changing lives?  There is an extended gap between when evidence about health improvement is identified, and when it starts to be systematically integrated into the health care system.  This is a challenge for scientists. 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

I went to Colombo in Sri Lanka in December 2013 to speak at a public health conference. I was talking about the challenges in proposing a public health policy for early diagnosis of dementia given the lack of scientific evidence to support the impact of the timing of the diagnosis on health and personal outcomes for patients and carers.

I'll Have What She's Having

I'll Have What She's Having

I am not a morning person. Despite the fact that starting early in your day really sets you up for success; for me mornings are challenging. I desperately want to sleep in for an extra hour (even though I set the alarm for the time I really needed to get up).