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Brighton student nurses leading global push for more sustainable healthcare

University of Brighton has joined institutions worldwide to put sustainability and the impact of climate change at the heart of nurse training and practice. Nursing (Child) BSc (Hons) student Leonie Harrison is one of the students driving the University’s involvement in a global initiative called the Planetary Health Report Card (PHRC), supported by teaching staff…

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Brighton academic spotlights overlooked menopause health risk for women

Dao Tunprasert will speak on 16 October at the Foot & Ankle Show to highlight muscle, tendon and joint problems linked to menopause-related collagen loss. Collagen is a protein that serves as one of the main building blocks for bones, skin, hair, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Reduction in oestrogen levels during menopause also leads to…

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Dr Josh Cameron

Mind our Future

Mind our Future is a new National Lottery funded £10 million programme, based in Wales, to help young people have a resilient and a mentally healthy future. As part of the programme launch, School of Health Sciences Principal Lecturer Dr Josh Cameron was invited to deliver a keynote on the topic of How Resilience is…

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New book: Leisure in Later Life

School of Health Sciences Principal Lecturer, Dr Tania Wiseman, has written a book based on her doctoral thesis. The book was published on 17 May and challenges presumptions about later life leisure and the purposes it serves. Active ageing through leisure is an idea close to the core values of sports and health sciences teaching,…

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Dr Natalie Edelman

Brighton researcher working to improve global research inclusivity and experience

Dr Natalie Edelman is pioneering use of trauma informed and resilience informed principles to improve inclusivity and the wellbeing of research participants. Dr Edelman – who is affiliated to the university’s Centre of Resilience for Social Justice – has dubbed this approach Trauma and Resilience Informed Research Principles and Practice (TRIRPP). It aims to improve…

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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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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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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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