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News in Brief June 2017 Clinical and Applied Sciences

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


PhD students Gourav Banerjee, Priscilla Wittkopf and Sabri Garoushi, from the Centre for Pain Research at Leeds Beckett, have been invited to participate in three prestigious European ‘Pain Schools’ this year.

14 MSc and BSc Sports and Exercise Therapy students, supervised by Senior Lecturers Dr Philomena Commons and Jason Hyde, offering physiotherapy and massage to competitors at the Leeds World Series Triathlon based at Roundhay Park, Leeds. Students received excellent feedback from competitors and event organisers and were a credit to the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences.

Senior Lecturer, Margarita Gomez Escalada was an opening story of the newly formatted Watchdog Live program on BBC One. Margarita carried out extensive work with the help of students, Peter Cussell, Earl Gamasan and Niamh Patrick on the cleanliness of coffee shops as part of a greater study on the cleanliness of the service industry.

Senior Lecturer, Dr John George has been successful in winning a grant from Innovate UK in conjunction with his antimicrobial resistance company, Oppilotech.

Sport & Exercise Therapy Senior Lecturer, Ashley Jones has had a study published in ‘Advances in Skeletal Muscle Function and Assessment’, titled ‘A Standardised Protocol for the Assessment of Lower Limb Muscle Contractile Properties in Football Players in Using Tensiomyography’ with co-authors Peter Francis, Mark Johnson, Hanna Wilson and Karen Hind.

Senior lecturer, Angela Murphy was a key note speaker at the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Northern and Yorkshire Regional conference at The University of Cumbria, Carlisle, on her research on the Occupational Potential of healthcare students with dyslexia.

Principal lecturer, Catherine Coates and the Practice Learning and Employability Unit hosted a Health Coaching Event for academics across the Leeds area. Catherine also presented a workshop and a conference paper at the Edge Hill University SOLSTICE conference this month on Student-led Practice Learning Competence.

Angela Murphy and Miranda Thew, from the Occupational Therapy team, both presented at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Conference in Birmingham.

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