Health student’s very important day to remember


Health Students attend Students Day at Florence Nightingale Foundation

UoB Health Students Ben Horton and Kirsty Rowland were honoured to meet Sir Robert Francis QC (second left) and Geoffrey Walker OBE (far right)



As representatives of the School of Health Sciences, Midwifery student, Kirsty Rowland and mental health nursing student Ben Horton were privileged to join the Florence Nightingale Foundation in London, at their Students’ Day. Continue reading

Congratulations to The Brighton Midwifery Society who won BSU 2017 ‘Society of the Year’ award

What a fantastic event it was at the Brighton Student Union (BSU) Awards 2017 ceremony at Komedia Tuesday night.

It was a incredible evening celebrating the very best in student volunteering, student representation and outstanding teaching.  With such great nominations in each category, it must have been a difficult decision to identify only one winner per category. Continue reading

BSU Awards 2017 – Nominations for School of Health Sciences

Following the recent announcement by the Brighton Student Union (BSU) of the Union Awards for 2017, the School of Health Sciences (SHS) are pleased to announce that we have received the following nominations in the BSU Awards 2017: Continue reading

Midwifery student conference

A one day conference organised and led by midwifery students was held at Falmer on the 22nd July. This very successful day saw a range of speakers and workshops, including BARONESS JULIA CUMBERLEGE speaking about the recent Better Births national report on the future of the maternity services. Continue reading

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 for the Manual Therapy journal. Two staff associated with this journal in one week – the team must be doing something right in this field!

Lee Price was successful in his accreditation for the D3 Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Lee is very modest and I had to find out about this news items through ‘special sources’. Apparently, his case studies were excellent.

Sarah Lewis-Tulett was appointed to be the permanent course leader for the 3 year midwifery course. She has undertaken the role as interim lead since Sept 15. Theo Fotis has agreed to take on the role of Course Leader  Health MSc and variants (‘and Education’ and ‘and Management’) from Linnette King from April 2016. And Colin Paterson will be  taking on Course Leadership  Sports Injury Management MSc from Lucy Redhead from September 2016.

Chris Cocking and Nigel Sherriff entered into the university research office poster competition and won 2nd prize at the celebration of research event. A very good example of communicating research findings to those not in the same field.

Graduation congratulations from the Head of Health Sciences

I attended my first Brighton graduation yesterday and was hugely inspired seeing our new graduates come across the podium to receive their awards. I would like to congratulate all the students who successfully passed their degrees and extend a huge thanks to the academic and professional services staff who have supported them along the way. The speeches during the event were excellent and it was particularly fitting for Sarah Brown to be awarded an honorary doctorate during our ceremony. As you probably know, Sarah founded a global charity Theirworld which is committed to scientific and community research to help the most vulnerable children have the best start in life and the greatest opportunity to realise their potential (

Congratulations also go to three of our own staff who received awards at the ceremony. Sarah Lewis-Tulett, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery and Course Leader for BSc(Hons) Midwifery, was awarded an MSc Health. Channine Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, received the prestigious Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning Award. David Haines, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and Course Leader for BSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy, was awarded a PhD for work entitled: Occupational therapy supporting people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities to engage meaningfully in activities at home.

Victoria Rajkovic-Kimber received the Queen¹s Nursing Institute Philip Goodeve-Docker Memorial Prize for Outstanding achievement as a District Nursing student.

Professor Paula Kersten, PhD

Head of School of Health Sciences