School of Health Sciences

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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Excellence in Learning and Teaching – SHS award winners

The university’s annual awards for learning and teaching were announced at this year’s Learning and Teaching conference.

Graduation – prizewinners, the class of 2017

This week, more than 4,400 University of Brighton students graduated at our ceremonies at the Brighton Centre, which started on Tuesday (25 July). Students aged 19 – 79 and from over 90 countries dressed in gowns and mortarboards to collect their awards.

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The British Science Festival at Brighton

The University of Brighton and the University of Sussex is co-hosting the British Science Festival this year. The event, which is the longest, established science Festival in Europe takes place from 5th– 9th September and features an array of interesting events in an exciting daytime and evening programme.

Visit us 13th April to see PARO the robotic responsive seal with therapeutic benefits!

The public is being invited to view a robotic baby seal that is bringing therapeutic benefits to people with dementia and learning difficulties. The furry Harp seal ‘PARO’, which responds to touch and speech, was invented by Professor Takanori Shibata from Japan and is being researched by Dr Penny Dodds, Nurse Lecturer Practitioner with the…

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Contemporary Issues in the health and wellbeing of older people

One of our MSc post-registration modules, Contemporary Issues in the health and wellbeing of older people, now includes two dementia sessions on carers and the use of technology together with a presentation on compassion. These new sessions run alongside previous sessions and presentations from tutors and clinicians on current practice and research. Please contact Tracy…

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Staff successes

NIGEL SHERIFF was an invited speaker for a Public Health Wales seminar to discuss the EC Health4LGBTI project on 22nd July. The Seminar aimed to : Raise awareness and understanding of LGBT health Learn more about the present and evolving evidence related to LGBT health Identify priorities for both future research and future practice As part…

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Books published by Centre for Health Research (CHR) staff

JON WRIGHT, GAYNOR SADLO Flow Experience – Empirical Research and Applications Editors: Harmat, L., Ørsted Andersen, F., Ullén, F., Wright, J., Sadlo, G. (Eds.) This volume provides updates and informs the reader about the development of the current empirical research on the flow experience. It opens up some new research questions at the frontiers of the field. The book offers an overview…

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Resilience Workshop – Occupational Therapy

Two SHS occupational therapy lecturers delivered a lively workshop entitled ‘Resilience for ourselves and our clients’ to approximately 50 occupational therapists at their South East regional study day at the College of Occupational Therapists headquarters in London on 13th July.

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