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News in Brief - February 2017


A round up of the latest news in February from the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences.

News in Brief - February 2017

MSc Occupational Therapy student, David Rutherford, was interviewed by BBC Radio One News to discuss the state of the NHS and what it means to be a healthcare student.

Pauline Fitzgerald and Donna Johnson presented their work on peer mentoring at the HEA STEM conference in Manchester on 2 February 2017. Donna Johnson, with collaborators from Harper Adams University, has had a paper published in the Journal of Diary Science entitled Added dietary sulfur and molybdenum has a greater influence on hepatic copper concentration, intake and performance in Holstein-Friesian dairy cows offered a grass silage than a corn silage based diet.

Rob Brooks gave an invited lecture at University College London Hospital this week on the use of Goffman’s Frontstage-backstage theory as a way to explain the professional practice of occupational therapists in mental health.

Mark Johnson delivered a presentation at the Cafe Scientifique in Leeds entitled 'Ouch does that hurt? The Peculiarities of Pain and its Management'. Mark also delivered a talk entitled 'Recent research, new findings and trends and their application to Clinical Practice' at CSPC Physiotherapy.

A successful Strategic Research Centre Grant bid from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust (£750,000) will see Leeds Beckett (CAS/Nutrition & Dietetics), Leeds University, Cambridge University, the Sanger Research Institute and Service de Pneumologie (Switzerland) collaborating on a three year project to undertake meta-genomic analysis and characterisation of the gut microbiome in cystic fibrosis. Within the Nutrition & Dietetic Group, Dr Helen White will co-lead on studies that examine the effect of dietary supplementation with short chain fatty acids on lung-specific and systemic inflammation.

Helen Llewellyn, Peter Francis and Mark Johnson have had the article The Effect of a Pilates Exercise Programme on Perceived Functional Disability and Pain Associated with Non-specific Chronic Low Back Pain accepted for publication in the MOJ Yoga and Physical Therapy journal.

Ashley Jones and Peter Francis have had the abstract DXA body composition reference ranges for male professional footballers accepted for presentation at the XXVI International Conference on 'Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology', which is to be held at the Nou Camp Stadium, Barcelona in May 2017.

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