School of Clinical & Applied Sciences | Blog

Favouring footwear or being barefoot? Gaining insights to the possibility of barefoot activities to aid osteoarthritis of the knee

PhD student, Hannah Blackburn and Professor Mark Johnson examine whether being barefoot can influence knee pain associated with osteoarthritis and see if it can form part of a self-management care plan.

Dietetics students in the classroom

Returning to face to face teaching: A Day in the life

Linsey King, Course Director for Dietetics, talks about returning to face-to-face teaching. She outlines the different stages of her first day.

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Supporting our Students to gain Practical Experience During Covid-19

When the pandemic hit and we were asked to lockdown by the government it left many of our students uncertain about their situation. This was particularly difficult for our level 5 undergraduate Dietetic students who were told to lockdown in March but were due to go into the NHS on their practice placements in May 2020.

St George's Crypt

Our Work with St George's Crypt

The provision of a weekly single session physiotherapy service to St Georges Crypt, led by Senor Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy Lecturer Dr Phil Commons, began in 2011 and has resulted in a win-win situation for both organisations.   

Inequalities in Weight Management Report

Public Health England has published a report into inequalities in weight management with support from researchers from our School.

Experts urge national focus on heart health

A group of nutritional experts from across the country is calling for urgent action to be taken to address health inequalities – with particular emphasis on the importance of looking after your heart, post the pandemic.

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Safety and Environment Team launch new Degree Apprenticeship

In September, our School launch its first Degree Apprenticeship. The new Degree Apprenticeship in Environmental Health will accept its first cohort this academic year.

Professor Matthew Molineux

Welcome Professor Matthew Molineux

The Occupational Therapy team are delighted to welcome Professor Matthew Molineux as a visiting professor. 

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Delivering Occupational Therapy Placements Online

I am delighted that during Covid-19, our MSc Occupational Therapy students have been able to go on their Role Emerging Placements. Our course Practice Placements Lead Miranda Thew, Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy, has been instrumental in making this happen - working closely with local and regional charities Miranda has transformed traditional face-to-face placements into virtual placements delivered by students from their homes.

COVID Video Conference

Leeds Beckett University has partnered up with University College London, Leeds University and Public Health England to understand the impact of COVID-19 weight management practice

Evidence has accumulated rapidly to demonstrate that people living with obesity are at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 infection.

 Stuart Flint
Professor Louisa Ells
 Lisa Mabbs
 Adrian Brown
 Alison Feeley
 Jamie Blackshaw