Professor ANN MOORE was awarded a CBE for services to physiotherapy. Ann retired from the School of Health Sciences (formerly School of Health Professions) last year. She is currently Emeritus Professor with the University of Brighton. She has been research lead for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy since December 2007.
Ann has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and has regularly presented invited papers and keynote addresses at both national and international conferences.
JÖRG HUBER was appointed Deputy Director for RDS South East in May 2016, in addition to his role as academic lead for RDS Sussex. In this role he will be instrumental in supporting the re-application for the RDS to NIHR.
He also had an abstract accepted and presented a poster at the prestigious American Diabetes Conference in New Orleans, June 10 – 14th 2016. Abstracts will be published in the Journal of Diabetes Care.
MIRIKA FLEGG, administrative assistant, has been awarded an Excellence in Community Engagement Award for her volunteer work in supporting the strategic development of peer support programs within the UK. Mirika is one of the founding members of the Sussex Peer Support Network (SPSN) and is presenting a paper at the CLT Learning and Teaching conference on 15th July.
Many congratulations also to DR CHANNINE CLARKE and DR THEO FOTIS with their recent promotion to Principal Lecturer.
ALEC GRANT has been appointed to the International Advisory Board of Nurse Education on 27th May.
SARAH-JANE RYAN has won an Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning award. Sarah-Jane and TRACY SZEKELY have won the award of Best Innovation for technology centred learning (HE London and South) for their work on the HEKSS funded project MDtea podcasts.
BEVERLEY DURRANT and JENNY HASSALL have both just passed their PhD Vivas, Beverley most recently with the need for only minor modifications. Congratulations to you both.
Jenny’s thesis is titled: ‘Women’s Decisions to Exercise in Pregnancy: Negotiating Conflicting Identities.’ The study adopted a constructivist grounded theory approach to develop a theoretical insight into the factors which influence women’s decisions to exercise in pregnancy. The key finding was that decisions are influenced by the identity conflict arising be-tween the desire to maintain the existing exercising-self while constructing the pregnant-self. The findings are summarised on the study website.