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News Roundup

Published: 20 December 2012

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

Welcome back to Lesley Collier who returned from a trip to Moscow recently.  She was invited to present her work on sensory stimulation and Snoezelen at three separate establishments including the Department of Internal Affairs (formerly the KGB).

It was here that Lesley presented ‘Using the Snoezelen approach to manage stress and sensory demand' to a group of psychologists working with people in hostage and extreme stress situations.  


Congratulations to all our Health Sciences students who graduated on Tuesday.  The graduates interviewed all gave high praise to the support they received during their time here and how well prepared they felt for life outside of University as health professionals. We wish them all the very best.


A very successful programme approval took place with the University and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the Return to Practice (Nursing) and Return to Practice (Midwifery) on the 5th December 2012.

The programme, under the leadership of Lulu Greaves, was judged as meeting the standards required of the University and the Nursing and Midwifery Council and should be approved with no conditions, a significant number of commendations and some recommendations.


Recruitment is to begin in January for a new trial in to Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) by The Macmillan Survivorship Research Group.  The trial, RESTORE, is an exploratory randomised controlled trial of an online intervention to enhance confidence to manage problems associated with cancer related fatigue following primary cancer treatment.


Senior lecturer Dr Jackie Bridges has been working with Macmillan Cancer Support, in partnership with the Department of Health and Age UK, on a project to address under-treatment of older people with cancer.

Jackie was chief investigator for the North East London Cancer Network pilot, one of five pilot sites across the UK. The findings of the project are published today (20th December).

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