School of Health Sciences

Crowd behaviour talk

Chris COCKING did a talk on 27th April 2016 on applying his research on crowd behaviour to safe event management at Bucks New University for a series arranged by the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College. Details are here: http://www.epcresilience.com/services/educate/training-courses/applied-crowd-psychology/

Centre for Health Research (CHR) celebration of research event

There is a first rate “line-up” of speakers, including the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris; Dr Will Farr from the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust; the Head of School, Professor Paula Kersten; Professor Kate Galvin; 20 staff presentations (oral and poster presentations), and welcome addresses from Dr Kay de Vries and Professor Phil Ashworth. Also, there…

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PARO conference success

Dr Penny Dodds led a very successful PARO conference, attended by over 100 people. PARO is a robotic medical device used with people with dementia and learning disabilities invented by Professor Takanori Shibata from Japan. I am really sorry to have missed this one! You can read more about the project here. Professor Paula Kersten, PhD…

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Brussels terror attack victims show how humans help each other in times of crisis

Chris Cocking, University of Brighton The world is rightly shocked by the immense pain and suffering caused by the deadly attacks at Zaventem airport Brussels and on the city’s metro. But it is also important to consider that while such acts need to be condemned in the strongest possible terms, the way people respond to…

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Staff successes – March 2016

Helen Fidler told me today her PhD amendments have been approved. Many congratulations Helen! Claire Hebron has been appointed as the social media editor for the Manual Therapy Journal – we will soon all be looking at you Clare for guidance on social media. Colette Ridehalgh has been invited to join the International advisory board…

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£1.5m to improve children’s feet

  The university is sharing in £1.5m funding to provide parents and clinicians with improved knowledge to care for children’s feet. Source: £1.5m to improve children’s feet

Brighton academics join breastfeeding change call

Carol Williams and Nigel Sherriff were this week featuring on Juice FM news bulletin on breastfeeding, Arrow FM, Sovereign FM, Splash FM, and Bright FM.   Two leading experts from the University of Brighton have joined calls for the Government to provide more to support for new mothers in breastfeeding. Dr Nigel Sherriff, Principal Research…

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Power bikes make their debut

A University of Brighton power-bike rental service for staff and students took to the streets for the first time. Source: Power bikes make their debut

University attracts further research council funding

The university was today named as one of the successful partners in a bid for major research funding from the Economic and Social Research Council. Source: University attracts further research council funding

School welcomes Professor Kate Galvin

The School of Health Sciences is pleased to welcome Professor Kate Galvin, she has provided a summary of her work as follows The core focus of my work concerns theory for nursing and for caring more generally. This is a programme of activity which aims to move through the chain of theory generation, to empirical…

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