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Blogs by Dan Robotham

Dec
15
2017

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Insomnia
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A good night’s sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. Several years ago, I was involved in writing a report for Mental Health Awareness Week, based on findings from the Great British Sleep Survey. The report argued that insomnia and poor sleep were public health concerns.

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Aug
30
2017

Everyone’s business: research councils unite on mental health
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Last week, the UK research councils published their agenda for working in partnership on mental health research. For me, it is interesting to see how mental health has united all seven research councils, not just the traditional “key players” like the Medical Research Council (MRC, who have their own mental health research strategy) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Jul
13
2017

“The question is not if patients should be remunerated, but how”
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Dan Robotham, Head of Research & Evaluation

This recent BMJ blog explores the topic of paying patients to advise on health research, policy and service design. I was surprised to discover that there was still a debate about whether to pay patients or not!

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Apr
5
2017

The glass ceiling of Patient and Public Involvement
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In his first blog for us our new Head of Research and Evaluation Dan Robotham explains one of the reasons he decided to join McPin.

Dan Robotham, Head of Research & Evaluation

Health and social care research has a good public image.

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