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Health Sciences news roundup on 20th November 2014

Published: 20 November 2014

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


Following last week’s news that Health Sciences academics were awarded three grants from the Movember Foundation, Professor Mandy Fader was interviewed by Louisa Hannan of BBC Radio Solent on Monday this week. Her interview begins two hours and 18 minutes into the programme.

The news also made it into the Daily Echo earlier in the week.



The University has made a short film about our dean, Professor Jessica Corner, receiving her damehood. The film is available to watch and share on our Youtube channel.



Following the publication of the Macmillan Wales Cancer Patient Experience survey results in January a research team led by Health Sciences’ Mike Bracher has analysed comments from over 4,600 cancer patients about their NHS treatment and care in Wales and launched its report earlier this week. The report has been covered by the Welsh media include WalesOnline.



Good luck to our PhD student and neonatal nurse Tracey Davies who will be travelling to Kenya in the New Year lead a specialist team of volunteers to deliver a bespoke new project around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Tracey will be joined by alumni student and midwife, Katie McLean.



Congratulations to MRes Clinical and Health Research student Kathryn Morton who picked up her second prize for her abstract in the ‘The no pain for children 2014 young researchers’ awards given by the No Pain for Children Association last night. Kathryn’s abstract is entitled ‘Transferring Critically Ill Babies and Children Home to Die from Intensive Care Units’.



On Monday 8th December David Hubert from Hubert Consulting will be presenting a seminar on ‘Changes to the EU Professional Qualifications Directive, with particular focus on Midwifery; Impact for Curricula, Employers, and Regulated Professions’ Although this free event is primarily aimed at a midwifery audience, nursing will also be touched upon. Book your place here.





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