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Health Sciences

News Round Up

Published: 6 December 2012

A summary of the latest news and intelligence from around the Faculty

Senior nursing lecturer Jackie Bridges was put in the hot seat by Nursing Times last week which asked her about the common mistakes student nurses make in their academic work and the best ways to become a standout-nursing student.


Welcome back to Debbie Fenlon who returned from Australia last week from a WUN funded visit to establish some research links with Australian universities.  Debbie visited colleagues at Sydney University, the University of New South Wales and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne.

Debbie gave seminars about the work of the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group before attending the IPOS Conference (international psych-oncology) in Brisbane with Sue Duke.


Dr Cathy Bowen was interviewed by BBC Radio Solent (the interview is 38 minutes into the show) earlier in the week on the FeeTURA3 study she is leading which aims to improve the health and mobility of those suffering from the common complaint of 'walking on marbles' associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in the feet. The study also features on


Professor Peter Griffiths has been interviewed for The Health Foundation newsletter about his thoughts on measuring the quality of nursing.


At the RCUK "Underpinning UK Growth and Wellbeing" exhibition at the Houses of Parliament yesterday student Lisa Sugiura was chosen as one of 10 representative RCUK researchers. She was the only representative of the Digital Economy programme to exhibit.

Chosen by John Baird, Lisa gave her "Would You Buy Drugs on the Web" presentation (involving jelly beans!) that she gave at the DE Impact Review earlier this year.


Dr Claire Foster and her team have won a share of a £1million funding boost for lung cancer research from the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. The project aims to look at ways to improve the care and support offered to lung cancer patients following surgery.  

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