Centre for Lifespan and Chronic Illness Research (CLiCIR)

Overview

Centre for Lifespan and Chronic Illness Research (CLiCIR) is a research centre at the University of Hertfordshire specialising in health services R&D (HSR).

It incorporates the NIHR research design service for the East of England and also collaborates with local NHS trusts on national and international health care projects.

Research activity

Research activity within CLiCIR is organised into four areas of HSR expertise:

Psychological and complex interventions

Psychological and complex interventions

Quality of life, depression and other mental health problems are important aspects of chronic physical illnesses....

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Quality of life care

Quality of life care

Quality of life (QoL) is a critical outcome measure in all chronic illnesses. We have expertise in advising on methods of measuring QoL....

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Statistics and methods

Statistics and methods

Statistics and mathematical modelling are integral aspects of the health-related research. We have expertise in the development of new methods of medical statis...

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Treatment adherence on long-term conditions

Treatment adherence on long-term conditions

It is very important to assess and understand the extent to which patients adhere to their treatment as it has considerable implications for patient health outc...

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Research opportunities

Internships

CLiCIR offers volunteer internships for graduates with suitable qualifications, ie those with good grades in research methods and statistics.

These can provide:

  • valuable experience of conducting research in the NHS/charitable sector
  • relevant experience to supplement your CV Successful internships frequently lead to paid research assistant employment within CliCIR

Visiting Post Docs/Research Fellow

We have a number of visiting researchers working with us. We are always keen to receive enquiries especially from overseas researchers who wish to come and work in our group.