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News roundup

Published: 27 February 2014

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

Research by Professor Peter Griffiths showing that a better educated nursing workforce reduces unnecessary deaths after surgery, and published in the Lancet, has received major national news exposure this week. The Professor and two BA (Hons) Nursing degree students, Alex Collyer and Katy Elliot, were interviewed for ITV's Daybreak yesterday morning. The story also appeared in The Daily Echo and Peter is expected to be interviewed by Radio Solent later today.


Congratulations to Rokhsaneh Tehrany, who was judged the winner in the Health Sciences heat of yesterday's 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) event. Rokhsaneh presented her work observing how breathing patterns change over time in health and disease. Rokhsaneh will represent Health Sciences in the University's 3MT final in May.

Sophia Hulbert, presenting on the effects of ballroom dancing on the activity of turning for people with Parkinson's disease, was voted the People's Choice. 


Jonathan Drennan, Jan Davis and Sue Colley are travelling to Kazakhstan as guests of the Kazakhstan National Medical University (KAZnmu).  They will be there for five days exploring opportunities for leadership development, collaborative research and Trans National Education (TNE) as well as how Health Sciences can support the Bolashak Scholarship Programme. 


Sue Colley will be delivering a Master Class at the Florence Nightingale Foundation Annual Conference 2014 tomorrow. Titled 'Divergent Careers - the road less travelled' Sue will reflect on different elements of her varied career to illuminate how she is using both her current role, focussed on innovation, and her active learning style to initiate

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