School of Health Sciences

European funding for the Centre for Health Research

I’m really excited to let you know that research colleagues were successful in attracting European funding. Led by Dr Nigel Sherriff the team will be working on a pilot project related to reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people (Co-investigators for the UK Dr Laetitia Zeeman, Alex Pollard, and Prof Kath Browne). With an overall budget…

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Staff successes

Sarah mead, senior lecturer in occupational therapy, received her HEA Fellowship. Her application received a “commendable” notation! Congratulations to Sarah. Congratulations also go to Hazel Horobin, senior lecturer in physiotherapy, whose EdD thesis has been approved for her work entitled:  ‘The Meeting of Cultured Worlds: Professional Identification in Indian Postgraduate Physiotherapy Students’. We look forward…

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Fully funded PhD studentships for 2016

Fully funded PhD studentships for 2016 Source: Fully funded PhD studentships for 2016

University Occupational Therapy lecturers to run BAOT study day

Josh Cameron and Sarah Mead have been invited to run a study day for the BAOT (South East Region) drawing on their research and practice experience related to building resilience for staff and service users: details are: “Building resilience for our patients & us: What does this look like?” – Wednesday, 27th April 2016 – COT…

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Placement Educator Update Day and Emerging- Role supervisors’ workshop

There will be a session on JULY 4th in the morning at Falmer for educators who want to hear about any changes to the course or familiarise themselves with the Brighton course, assessment, paperwork etc. This is useful for educators who have done their educators training at another university but want to know about our…

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Occupational therapy international workshop on universal healthcare in the Philippines

Our colleague, Paul Boyle, recently participated in an international workshop on universal healthcare in the Philippines. The workshop brought together early career researchers from the UK and the Philippines to explore whether universal healthcare is being achieved in the Philippines. Paul’s attendance was funded by the British Council Newton Fund which supports international links between…

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Occupational therapy ERASMUS exchange proposed for 2016/17

Through former Brighton Lecturer Linda Lovelock, we are making links with an occupational therapy (ergotherapie) school in Tours, France and this relationship is developing very positively.  Reciprocal visits have been made between our two institutions as part of the European Union ERASMUS Scheme, with Emeraude Quevillon from Tours visiting us in May 2015 and David…

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The world’s largest underground skate park

A disused Victorian swimming bath complex has been turned into the world’s largest underground skate park – with help from the University of Brighton. Source: The world’s largest underground skate park

Joint initiative to develop educational podcasts for older people

Tracy Szekely, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and Sarah-Jane Ryan, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy have been involved with a Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex funded project which is developing educational podcasts for members of the multidisciplinary team (MDTea!) who work with older people.  The podcasts will cover a wide range of topics for example…

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Top award for disability campaigner

Award-winning actor, presenter and campaigner Adam Pearson has received the university’s Alumnus Award for 2016. Source: Top award for disability campaigner

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