School of Health Sciences

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Brighton leads drive to boost BAME student-led organ donation awareness

Simonne Weeks and Rebecca Craig are overseeing a project to tackle shortages in relation to blood and organ donation in BAME communities across the UK. For many patients in need of a transplant the best match will come from a donor from the same ethnic background, and there is a significant shortage in organs coming…

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Digital tech can boost couples app-iness

Dr Catherine Aicken has contributed to a pioneering study analysing the real-life effectiveness of the Paired app in improving how couples get on. Many of the 300,000+ mobile health (mhealth) apps now available worldwide have little or no backing from reliable research evidence, relying on ‘quality’ judgements based on ‘user reviews’. By contrast, university researchers…

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Being a Paramedic Science student

Charli Dean-Grainger tells us about her time studying on our Paramedic Science BSc(Hons): How did you make your choice? I chose Brighton because I have always loved the city and personally, I think it’s just as important to like the place you will be living as the course you will be studying. I struggled to…

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My time at Brighton

Leah Brown studied on our Health Studies BSc(Hons) top-up degree. She tells us a bit about her time at Brighton and what she has been up to since she graduated. “I chose the University of Brighton as it was one of the few Universities that offered the top-up degree course. The fact that it was…

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Postgraduate Virtual Open Events at Brighton

Start, progress or change your career with a postgraduate degree Explore your study opportunities, talk to our lecturers, researchers and students, and find out more about postgraduate study and research at Brighton at a virtual open event. Tune into subject talks, look around our facilities in a 360 tour, get the latest on scholarships and…

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My PhD experience

Ollie Thurlow has recently completed his Health Sciences PhD and is due to graduate this month – his PhD was kindly supported by the 4 Cancer Group. The 4 Cancer Group provides days out and short breaks for families affected by cancer. They offer a wide range of experiences from sailing days, to afternoon teas…

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Brighton students team with major healthcare provider

Brighton’s physiotherapy students have gained valuable practical experience as part of an innovative scheme with a leading UK community healthcare provider. With grant support from Health Education England (HEE), Connect Health – the UK’s leading independent community provider of musculoskeletal services – will now be doubling its virtual placement programme for 2021, following the success…

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A history of childbirth in the UK

Principal Lecturer in Midwifery, Tania McIntosh, has written an article for The Conversation. The article is titled A history of childbirth in the UK – from home, to hospital, to COVID-19. Tania discuss childbirth from the 1920s to the current day. Read the article on The Conversation website.

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Podcast: Dr Kathy Martyn on healthy eating and Veganuary

Recorded pre-lockdown, Dr Kathy Martyn our nutritionist discusses Veganuary, healthy eating, and how to stick to early year challenges we may have set ourselves. Listen to the podcast on the link below or via Apple or Spotify Or watch our YouTube video of the podcast: Download a pdf transcript of the interview. Interested in finding…

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Nurturing your mental health through nature

Dr Tania Wiseman, Principal Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, has written an article for The Conversation. In the article she shares four tips on how you can nurture your mental health through nature. Read the article on The Conversation website.

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