School of Health Sciences

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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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Graduate presents at BACCN conference

Recent graduate and critical care nurse, Kat Evangelista-Lair, was invited to take part in this year’s British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) conference. The two-day annual conference took place last month and was their first virtual one. Kat graduated from our Clinical Practice BSc(Hons) and presented the main findings from her dissertation project at…

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Time for action on vitamin D

A study by the University of Brighton and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has found that more needs to be done to prevent vitamin D deficiency in care home residents, as the public is reminded to take the supplement this winter. The article for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Nutrition, Prevention & Health, written…

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What’s your view on the reopening of schools?

Parents, carers and people who work in schools are being asked for their views on returning to school. The survey is being conducted by the University of Brighton’s Centre of Resilience for Social Justice. Dr Suna Eryigit-Madzwamuse, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Health Sciences, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruption to…

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Are probiotics the new weapon to beat depression?

Research at the University of Brighton suggests that pre/probiotics can help as an adjunct to therapeutic treatment in the management of depression. Dr Kathy Martyn, Registered Nutritionist and Principal Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, has conducted a systematic review in collaboration with Sanjay Noonan, a medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School,…

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“Give the public credit for the largely sensible post-lockdown behaviour”

Dr Chris Cocking, Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton, says fears of widespread disorder from the easing of Covid-19 restrictions at the weekend were largely unfounded – as he embarks on a new research project. The work, which is supported by the university’s Covid-19 Research Urgency Fund, is looking at the spontaneous volunteering and…

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