Bella Starling

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OBJECTIVES To explore European-based pharmaceutical industry professionals' beliefs about patient and public involvement (PPI) in medicines research and development (R&D). SETTING Pharmaceutical companies in the UK, Poland and Spain. PARTICIPANTS 21 pharmaceutical industry professionals, four based in the UK, five with pan-European roles, four based in(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore public knowledge of, and interest in, learning more about medicines R&D in six European countries. DESIGN Online survey of 6931 members of the public across Europe. METHODS The survey formed part of a public omnibus survey. A quota sampling approach was used with quotas set according to national census data on age, gender and(More)
Mammalian genomes are highly complex, with neighbouring genes arranged in divergent, convergent, tandem, antisense, and interleaving fashions. Despite the vast genomic space, a substantial portion of human genes (approximately 10%) are arranged in a divergent, head-to-head fashion and controlled by bidirectional promoters. Here we define a small core(More)
PLAIN ENGLISH SUMMARY Involving young people in research about their health is increasingly recognized as being important to make sure that research is focused more on the needs of young people. However, at present, ideas about what should be researched and found out mainly come from researchers and health professionals like doctors and nurses rather than(More)
PLAIN ENGLISH SUMMARY Patients and researchers must work together to improve the relevance and quality of research. Qualitative systematic reviews synthesise findings from a range of published qualitative studies to identify common themes, and can make recommendations for practice or future research. The process of conducting a systemic review offers(More)
BACKGROUND The involvement of people of all ages including young people in research is now widely advocated but prioritisation of research topics is still driven largely by professional agendas. Evidence from adult literature has reported a mismatch between a researcher and patient generated list of research topics. There have been no studies to date(More)
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