School of Health Sciences

Brighton nurses answer cries for help

Harrowing accounts of life for refugees will be told by three University of Brighton graduate nurses who recently returned from a camp in Greece. Source: Brighton nurses answer cries for help

Great family fun day

Student Support and Guidance Tutors in Falmer ran a Family Fun Day on Saturday 14th May which was attended by School of Health Sciences (SHS) students with their children. SHS has a high proportion of mature students, and although the University of Brighton does not collect data on student parents, we know anecdotally that we…

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Prince Harry tries out university project

Prince Harry tried his hand at a university led research project as he helped launch a campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental health. Source: Prince Harry tries out university project

Starters and leavers – May 2016

New Course leader for Health Studies BSc(Hons) Darren BRAND will be taking on the role of Course Leader for the  Health Studies BSc (Hons) from the outgoing course leader Nita MUIR. As you may remember Nita is taking on the Course Leadership of the Transforming Professional Practice for Health Professionals through Education PG Cert in September. Darren will…

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The university joins Jamie Oliver’s drive to cut sugar consumption

The university is the first university in the country to launch a campaign to cut sugar consumption – and it is being backed by Jamie Oliver. Source: The university joins Jamie Oliver’s drive to cut sugar consumption

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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