International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research conference (ISSTDR)

Senior research fellow, Natalie Edelman presented two posters at the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) conference in Rio last month (July).

Right is a photo of Natalie with one of her posters which looked at statistical interactions in the association between substance use and report of multiple sexual partners by women aged 16-44 years

Excellence in Learning and Teaching – SHS award winners

The university’s annual awards for learning and teaching were announced at this year’s Learning and Teaching conference. Continue reading

Podiatry graduate to NHS Chief Executive

Siobhan Melia, awarded a degree in podiatry by the University of Brighton 21 years ago spoke to health care graduates at the university’s summer awards ceremony at the Brighton Centre last week, on Wednesday 26 July.

The Chief Executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust said she is humbled every day by her colleagues’ strive to go “above and beyond” for patients.

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Graduation – prizewinners, the class of 2017

This week, more than 4,400 University of Brighton students graduated at our ceremonies at the Brighton Centre, which started on Tuesday (25 July). Students aged 19 – 79 and from over 90 countries dressed in gowns and mortarboards to collect their awards. Continue reading

The British Science Festival at Brighton

The University of Brighton and the University of Sussex is co-hosting the British Science Festival this year. The event, which is the longest, established science Festival in Europe takes place from 5th– 9th September and features an array of interesting events in an exciting daytime and evening programme.

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Visit us 13th April to see PARO the robotic responsive seal with therapeutic benefits!

The public is being invited to view a robotic baby seal that is bringing therapeutic benefits to people with dementia and learning difficulties.

The furry Harp seal ‘PARO’, which responds to touch and speech, was invented by Professor Takanori Shibata from Japan and is being researched by Dr Penny Dodds, Nurse Lecturer Practitioner with the University of Brighton’s School of Health Sciences. She is exploring the introduction of PARO to dementia care within Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Shibata will be attending the open event at Room 129, Mayfield House on the university’s Falmer Campus, Brighton, between 9am and 4.30pm on Thursday (13 April).

Also attending will be Professor James Barilla, the USA naturalist who has written a book on robots inspired by nature. Dr Dodds will introduce PARO and Age UK representatives will speak on how the robotic seal has been received by day centre visitors.

Don’t miss out – Email P.Dodds@brighton.ac.uk to book your place now.

Contemporary Issues in the health and wellbeing of older people

One of our MSc post-registration modules, Contemporary Issues in the health and wellbeing of older people, now includes two dementia sessions on carers and the use of technology together with a presentation on compassion. These new sessions run alongside previous sessions and presentations from tutors and clinicians on current practice and research. Please contact Tracy Szekely, module leader for further information. T.szekely@brighton.ac.uk

 

Contacts:

Channine Clarke   01273 643771   c.clarke@brighton.ac.uk

Tracy Szekely       01273 643947   T.szekely@brighton.ac.uk

Sara Hadland       01273 643873   S.Hadland@brighton.ac.uk

 

Source: Occupational Therapy newsletter – Feb 2016

Channine Clarke, Principal Lecturer and Tracy Szekely, Senior Lecturer

Staff successes

NIGEL SHERIFF was an invited speaker for a Public Health Wales seminar to discuss the EC Health4LGBTI project on 22nd July. The Seminar aimed to :

  • Raise awareness and understanding of LGBT health
  • Learn more about the present and evolving evidence related to LGBT health
  • Identify priorities for both future research and future practice

As part of this Nigel spoke about ‘Improving Health Within The LGBT Community’. Continue reading

Books published by Centre for Health Research (CHR) staff

JON WRIGHT, GAYNOR SADLO

Flow Experience – Empirical Research and Applications

Editors: Harmat, L., Ørsted Andersen, F., Ullén, F., Wright, J., Sadlo, G. (Eds.)

Flow ExperienceThis volume provides updates and informs the reader about the development of the current empirical research on the flow experience. It opens up some new research questions at the frontiers of the field. The book offers an overview on the latest findings in flow research in several fields such as social psychology, neuropsychology, performing arts and sport, education, work and everyday experiences. It integrates the latest knowledge on experimental studies of optimal experience with the theoretical foundation of psychological flow that was laid down in the last decades.

NATALIE EDELMAN (Senior Research Fellow) will be writing a book chapter in ‘Handbook of ethics in critical research: stories from the field’.

Natalie Edelman

The book will be published by Palgrave publishers in 2017.

Natalie also had a poster presentation accepted for the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV conference, in Oxford from 9-12 July.