School of Health Sciences

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Free event – how to apply for The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service South East is hosting a free half-day event to provide key information on applying for NIHR funding.   The afternoon will consist of talks by key speakers from the funding programmes, successful grant holders and interactive workshops. The event on 8 May at the Royal College…

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€4.5m European research project to provide dignified care for older people

Professor Kathleen Galvin, Professor of Nursing Practice is leading a new research project examining older people’s perspectives of care systems, focusing on dignity.  The project ‘Innovatedignity is being funded by the European Commission and involves nursing experts from across the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Greece. Read the full story here.

ICAP funding award 2018

The School of Health Sciences is delighted to announce that we have been awarded HEE Integrated Clinical Academic Programme (ICAP) funding to support clinicians to develop research skills in preparation for PhD or clinical doctoral research fellowship applications. The ICA programme is designed to enable delivery of the government strategy, Developing the Role of the…

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Healthy Futures 2018

Last week, as the celebrations for the NHS’s 70th birthday drew to a close, academics from across the university came together to share innovative ideas about health at our Healthy Futures event. Dr Nigel Sheriff, Principal Research Fellow represented the School of Health Sciences and delivered a presentation on HIV: Fast-track to prevention, raising attention to…

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Happy 70th birthday to our much-loved NHS!

Happy 70th birthday to our much-loved NHS!  The NHS values are the heart of all our health courses.  We recognise that patients come first in everything the NHS does, and respect, dignity, compassion and working together for patients are embedded in our curriculum.  We are extremely proud to work closely with our local and regional…

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Seal of approval for our robotic pup

Robotic seals that respond to touch and speech are a step closer to being introduced onto dementia wards following new research. Read the full article here.

Appeal for parents with babies under three-months to volunteer for research

We are appealing to parents with babies under three-months to volunteer for research which is aimed at improving our understanding of the development of children’s feet. Volunteers will each receive £20 Love2Shop gift vouchers each time they visit our baby space at the Eastbourne campus where their feet will be looked at using state-of-the-art technology…

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As sugar tax launches later this week, research finds meal deal loophole as students seek value for money

As the UK Government launches it’s new sugar tax later this week (in April), our research has highlighted a potential loophole with meal deals as students are likely to choose the most expensive drink, and therefore the one with the highest content of sugar to ensure value for money. Carol Williams, Principal Lecturer and public…

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Sustainability, Healthcare and You

Dr Theo Fotis (pictured) attended the “Sustainability, Healthcare and You” event which was held at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and was organised by the RCN Brighton and Hove Branch.

International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research conference (ISSTDR)

Senior research fellow, Natalie Edelman presented two posters at the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) conference in Rio last month (July). Right is a photo of Natalie with one of her posters which looked at statistical interactions in the association between substance use and report of multiple sexual partners by women aged 16-44…

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