AWARDS

2023  Organ Donation Week Awareness Recognition with Upahaar Society – Houses of Parliament, UK.

2022-23 Winner of Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence – Advance HE, UK.

2021-22  Winner of REESE (Recognition of Excellence in Education and Student Experience) Award for University of Brighton – TEAM AWARD

 

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

2024  McGregor, L., Shepherd, L., Leese, L., Fanstone, JW., Thompson C., Weeks, SL., The effect of comic and written narratives on organ donation discussion and registration among the Muslim adult population in the UK: a randomised controlled trial, UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 19th Annual Scientific Meeting, Scotland, Poster Presentation.

2024 McGregor, L., Shepherd, L., Leese, L., Fanstone, JW., Weeks, SL., The effect of comic and written narratives on organ donation discussion and registration among the Muslim adult population in the UK: a randomised controlled trial, Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, Scotland.

2023 Twumasi, D., Thompson, C., Leese, L., George, S., Kenney, S., Adeturinmo, A., Weeks, SL., Silence to Strength – Advocating Sickle Cell Equity through Comics Symposium, University of Brighton, Online Workshop.

2023  Weeks, SL., Leese, L. and Jain, G. Donor Research Presentation. Sept  NHSBT, Community Grants Programme Stakeholder Meeting.

2023 Thompson, C., Weeks, SL., Leese, L. and Jain, G. Building a sustainable co-production model to help tackle health inequalities in the UK: Donor Research Case Study. Education And Student Experience Conference, University of Brighton, Conference Presentation.

2023 Weeks, SL., Fanstone, JW., Thompson, C., Craig, R., Leese, L., and Humphris, C. Promoting organ donation discussion and registration with targeted education for Biomedical Science students: Pre-test Post-test design. Knowledge and Exchange Research, University of Brighton, Conference Presentation.

2023 Craig, R., Leese, L., Weeks, SL., Fanstone, JW.,  Jain., G. and Kalaimani., S. Sickle Cell Disease: Service User Perspective Interprofessional Education Conference, University of Brighton, Conference Workshop.

2022 Weeks, SL., Craig, R., Fanstone, JW., and Brown, E., and Al-Habsi., A. Transformation of training documents into an interactive learning resource using Nearpod ® for a UK charity – We Are Donors. Digital Learning Partner Initiative, University of Brighton, In-person presentation

2022 Weeks, SL., Craig, R., Edwards, S., and Brown, E. Co-Production Donor Research Project: A success story of student and academic collaboration to provide undergraduate students with knowledge to make an informed decision about organ donation. Co-production with Young People Huddle, Brunel University, Online Conference Presentation.

2021 Weeks, SL., Craig, R., Humphris, C. and Fanstone., JW. In what way can the arts promote and open up a meaningful discourse about the sensitive topics involved in organ donation and transplantation? Art And Science Symposium, University of Brighton, June 2021; Online Presentation

PUBLICATIONS

2023   Spurway, A., Thompson, C., George, S., Teo, X., and Weeks, S., Sickle cell disease: causes, treatments and the patient experience. The Pharmaceutical Journal Available from https://pharmaceutical-journal.com/article/ld/sickle-cell-disease-causes-treatments-and-the-patient-experience

2023  Thompson C., McGregor, L., Fanstone, JW.,  Weeks, SL., Yaning, Wu., What are the perceived or experienced barriers and facilitators to accessing acute care for adults with sickle cell disease in the United Kingdom: a
systematic review. PROSPERO 2023 CRD42023478012 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42023478012

2023  Shepherd, L., McGregor, L., Leese, L., Fanstone, JW., Thompson C., Weeks, SL., Enhancing organ donation rates amongst the Muslim community: a comic and narrative intervention study. ISRCTN64302161 Available from: https://www.isrctn.com/ISRCTN64302161 

2023  Shepherd, L., McGregor, L., Leese, L., Fanstone, JW., Thompson C., Weeks, SL.,  Effect of Reading Comics Vs Written Narrative on Organ Donation Registration Rates Amongst Muslim Adult Population in UK: A Randomised Control Trial Avaliable from: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/87EXJ

2022 Valeria M., Berkay B., Fanstone JW., Weeks SL., Vincent BP., Barriers toward conversations on deceased organ donation among the adult population living in the UK: an integrative systematic review using narrative synthesis. PROSPERO 2023 CRD42022340315 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42022340315

 

PRESS

2023 Winner of HE Academy CATE award, 03/08/2023 HE Academey https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/cate-team/donor-research

2023 Brighton University gets funding to help improve NHS blood donations, 09/04/2023 Argus https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23440345.brighton-university-gets-funding-help-improve-nhs-blood-donations/

2022 Organ Donation, 18:00 23/03/2022, ITV NEWS Meridian, 7:06 mins. https://youtu.be/GtLPimedXA0

2022 NHSBT CSI4 Funding, University of Brighton News, 13 July 2022 https://www.brighton.ac.uk/news/2022/funding-boost-for-student-led-drive-on-minority-ethnic-organ-donation

2022 Digital Learning Partnership Projects, and Winner of Recognising Excellence in Education and Student Engagement, University of Brighton, Education and Student Experience Magazine.