Article 21.12.2021

Fellows impress at this year’s online showcase

ARC EoE Research and Implementation Fellows presented their projects delivered over a challenging year

ARC EoE Fellows' Showcase Event 2021


The annual showcase event - held virtually this year - brings together researchers, supervisors and health and social care professionals across the region to celebrate the achievements of each ARC EoE Fellowship cohort. Presentations demonstrate the programme’s positive impacts on career development, services, patients and the public.

ARC EoE Deputy Director and Fellowships co-lead Dr Christine Hill said:

”The Fellows' showcase was excellent, and despite being held over Zoom the event was as interactive and enjoyable as our face to face showcase events normally are. The presentations and posters were outstanding. The quality of the work that the fellows have managed to do, despite all the drawbacks of the pandemic, is remarkable and will be an inspiration to our next cohort of ARC Fellows in 2022.”

Attendees joining the event enjoyed a multidisciplinary series of talks:

  • Dr Tim Clarke performed a lyrical poem summarising his implementation project on parent-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for anxiety in primary schools.
  • Dr Helen Finlinson shared her experience delivering a project to improve hospice care for young adults with complex needs with innovative short stays, which received great feedback from staff, service users and carers/families.
  • Returning ARC Fellow Dr Kate Head gave a musical reflection on her implementation journey to improve pathways for children and young people in care, and identify mental health needs.
  • Dr Carol Wilson shared her service evaluation conducted with liaison psychiatry services in Peterborough to review hospital to care home pathway outcomes, risks and rehabilitation support.
  • Midwife Kaat De Backer investigated maternity care experiences during the pandemic, balancing her research project demands with a very challenging clinical workload. Read more in her blog.

Dr Carol Wilson, ARC EoE Fellow and consultant old-age psychiatrist at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, won the prize for best poster on her applied research project reviewing hospital to care home pathways. Panel judges were impressed by her 'methodologically rigorous’ study which was ‘highly relevant to patients and public'.

“The ARC fellowships are for clinicians like Carol Wilson who are committed to their work and curious about what works. It is a privilege to support and supervise ARC Fellows to use their research to make a difference in the workplace.”

Carol’s supervisor, Ageing and Multi-morbidity Theme Lead Professor Claire Goodman

View all the Fellows’ showcase posters and leave comments on this padlet.

Inspired to join our ARC EoE Fellows?

There is still time to apply for the ARC Mental Health Fellowship programme by Friday 28 January 2022. This specialist fellowship is for people working in mental health, including mental health practitioners, clinicians, NHS managers, health and social care practitioners and staff in education or third-sector settings. Successful applicants will join the ARC EoE Mental Health Over the Life Course Theme and begin their fellowship on 1 April 2022 for 18 months until September 2023.