School of Health Sciences

Staff spotlight

DAN QUIN, School Manager Work hours: Mon-Fri 9ish to 5.30ish 1. How long have you worked in SHS? 1 year and 2 months 2. What do you like best about your job? The variety—no two days are the same Problem solving, logistics Moving into a new field and learning all about healthcare—I was in a…

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Policy updates – Health Education reforms

Several members of the School Management Team (SMT) have attended meetings at professional bodies, the Council of Deans of Health, The Royal College of Nursing, The Higher Education Research & Policy Network and the Higher Education Academy. These have helped us gain a better understanding of a range of reforms on the horizon, such as…

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Student and Staff successes – May 2016

Amanda BLABER has been made an Honorary Fellow of the College of Paramedics. One of our Yr3 students in Physio, Florence ECCLESON, did a fantastic job running 2 workshops with Angela GLYNN and Julia MONTGOMERY (BSMS) to highlight the IP compassion research that we have been doing. Great to see that Jacqueline Joyce who was…

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AHRC research networking grant

Dr Adrian WILSON (senior lecturer in history at Leeds University) and Dr Tania MCINTOSH have been awarded a £30,000 AHRC research networking grant. This is to build inter-disciplinary network to explore ‘The risks of child-birth in historical perspective’. We will be running 3 research conferences/workshops (1 in Brighton, 1 in London, and 1 in Leeds)…

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Successful EC tender on HIV and community health workers with the Centre for Health Research (CHR)

Led by Dr Nigel SHERRIFF with Professor Jörg HUBER, Alex POL-LARD, Dr Carrie LLEWELYN and research support from Glynis FLOOD, the team will be working on a new 3 year research project (2016-2109) to con-duct, analyse, and develop training from, two pan-European surveys. The first behavioural survey focuses on HIV/AIDS and associated infections and the…

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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/

Physiotherapy students assist Brighton Marathon runners

On Sunday 17th April, 13 current physiotherapy students, 2 former students who are now qualified physio’s and Colin Paterson (Senior Lecturer) provided massage support to Breast Cancer Care and the MS Society charities for their 280 runners at the Brighton Marathon. This was a great opportunity for the physio students to gain experience in this…

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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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PG student presented at the National Cyprus Turkish Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation congress

Beraat ALPTUG, one of our graduating postgrad  Physiotherapy MSc students, presenting her dissertation at the National Cyprus Turkish Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation congress on April 8th, 2016. We are currently working on her paper for publication.

Plans on show

Draft plans for the university’s Moulsecoomb campus and the regeneration of Preston Barracks are on show from today (22 April). Source: Plans on show

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