09 Jun 2021
Dáire Buckley joins the SPH Health Implementation Research team for a TMRN Summer Scholarship
Dáire has started on an eight-week Trial Methodology Research Network Scholarship. Dáire has just completed a BSc. Public Health Sciences at UCC. Over the course of the Scholarship, Dáire will work on a project entitled ‘What works to recruit primary care practices for trials?’ supervised by Dr Fiona Riordan. Dáire will conduct a rapid evidence review of primary care trials reporting or testing recruitment strategies. The aim of the project is to determine: 1) which strategies have been used to recruit practices for clinical or implementation trials and shown to be effective, and 2) the profile of practices which take part, inferring which practices may be ‘harder to reach’ for trials. Researchers have difficulty recruiting primary care practices to participate in trials and little is known about which recruitment strategies work best, or which practices they reach. It is hoped that the findings will guide researchers on the selection of recruitment strategies, with the potential to improve recruitment of diverse practices, and the generalisability of trial results. Dáire will present the findings digital poster format for online display at the next (virtual) 7th Trial Methodology Symposium on October 4-6th 2021.