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News roundup

Published: 4 July 2013

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

Sandy Walker has been interviewed by BNA Bulletin at the Festival of Neuroscience about her collaborative work with fashion students at the Winchester School of Art. 

This unique project is enabling second-year fashion design and knitwear students to develop creations inspired by brain conditions. Sandy's interview is on page 27 in issue 68 of the publication.


Wessex HIEC has produced a video to promote the on-going work of the Faculty's FeeTURA study. Dr Lindsey Hooper won this as a prize for Best Presentation at last year's PGR Conference.

FeeTURA goes from strength to strength with Lindsey's NIHR clinical lecturer award (£120,000) and the latest success in being awarded a further £100,000 from Pfizer to develop MRI work. The Pfizer grant includes collaborators from Denmark and Germany too.


Congratulations to the winners from last week's PGR Conference. The event was attended by a large crowd of over 100 guests from across the Faculty and beyond. Over 20 research posters were presented and 14 oral presentations took place simultaneously between two lecture theatres. 


Professor Mandy Fader has been interviewed by ICS to mark the launch of the Continence Product Advisor, a new website providing evidence-based guidance on how to select and use appropriate products for managing incontinence.

The Continence Product Advisor is a joint venture between the International Consultation on Incontinence and the International Continence Society, and was created by an editorial team which includes the University of Southampton.


An article by Diane Gow, academic lead for Student Support at Incidents in Practice, about duty of candour has been published in the Guardian.  Within it in Diane talks about the Faculty's development of a unique enhanced support service for students which has found that students have an important role in improving the quality of care.


Congratulations to Pritpal Binning who has passed her Masters in Education with a stunning 82%.


The new ‘Experts by Experience' (EbE) group met for the first time on June 14th. The group consists of organisations and individuals that represent the views of service users and carers and the plan is that this group will operate at a strategic level to encourage service user and carer involvement at all levels in the Faculty.

To get involved contact Trevor Kettle or Annabel Smoker for more details.


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