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News in brief – December 2016


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

News in brief – December 2016

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health and Food Safety, Hayley Robinson Mitchell has been appointed as a member of a new expert panel designing a new curriculum and training course portfolio for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Senior Lecturer Tim Briggs was invited to speak at the 2nd Annual Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Summit in Berlin which focused on the latest market development trends in highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients, global standards, innovation challenges & expectations, sustainability, emerging markets, future trends & technological developments and outsourcing.

Sarah Haygarth, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, has had her first article published in The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists journal Agility.  The article explored how effective are multi strategy approaches in falls prevention in reducing the number of falls with harm within a hospital/in-patient setting.

Claire Surr, Professor of Dementia Studies in the School of Health & Community Studies and Dr Peter Francis, Senior Lecturer in the School of Clinical & Applied Sciences, met with Tony Jameson-Allen from the Sporting Memories Network to discuss a number of studies which will evaluate the effect of exercise and sporting memory recall tasks on quality of life, brain and muscle function.  The studies will aim to investigate the most potent non-pharmalogical treatments for the prevention/treatment of dementia and falls.  

Dr Maria Maynard, Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition, has accepted an invitation to be a mentor for early career researchers for the Society for Social Medicine.

Kate Grafton has been awarded the prestigious National Teacher Fellow (NTF) award by the Higher Education Academy on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Dr Peter Francis, Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Therapy had an article published in Biogerontology, which explored the effects of progressive resistance training and protein supplementation in healthy older women.

Dr Sarah Baker,  postgraduate Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics,  has had a paper accepted in the British Journal of Nursing, which explores the patient coverage of an alcohol health worker service in a large teaching hospital in northern England.  Dr Baker has also had an article published in in the international nutrition resource PEN.

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Rob Brooks has been elected as the Research Lead on the National Executive Committee for the Children and Young People’s Specialist Section of the College of Occupational Therapists.

Senior Lecturer in nutrition and dietetics, Ursula Philpot presented at the 9th International Conference of the Cyprus Dietetic & Nutrition Association 2016,  speaking on Supersize v Superskinny kids and guidelines for eating disorders.

Principal Lecturer within the Nutrition and Dietetic Group, Dr Helen White has had a paper published in the BMJ Open journal explores the requirements of patients to their hospital electronic health records.

Final year MSc Occupational Therapy and MSc Physiotherapy students are set to host their annual conference. This year’s theme is - The Rehabilitation Journey: Therapy Beyond the Hospital. Linda Hindle, AHP Lead for Public Health England, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker.

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