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Health Sciences news roundup on 27th November 2014

Published: 27 November 2014

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


A feasibility study led by Professor Ann Ashburn, evaluating the effects of ballroom dancing on the mobility of people with Parkinson’s, will be featured on BBC South Today at 6.30pm tonight on BBC One. The piece will feature an interview with Professor Ashburn. BBC TV also broadcast the story on its lunchtime news bulletin today. A film about the study is also on YouTube.




Hats off to Jane Ball, principle research fellow for NIHR CLAHRC, who last week received a standing ovation when she spoke in Alberta, Canada to 800 nurses at the United Nurses of Alberta AGM about the research evidence on safe nurse staffing.




Congratulations to Ivan Bristow who chaired this year’s College of Podiatry Conference at the Bournemouth International Centre recently, with Alan Borthwick as conference vice-chair. The event is Europe’s largest podiatry conference with over 1300 delegates attending the meeting over three days. This year’s keynote speaker was Dr Phil Hammond, GP and comedian.




Further congratulations also go to those who contributed to the College of Podiatry Conference including Lucy Gates who won the award for best abstract; students Peter McQueen, Louis Mamode and Samantha Stressing, and senior teaching fellow Mark Cole, who presented posters; Dr Lindsey Cherry who facilitated the ultrasound workshop; and Dr Dawn Bacon who presented her oral research.


Dr Alan Borthwick and Dr Cathy Bowen also received their Chartered Scientists awards during a ceremony at the event. They are the first two podiatrists in the profession to receive such an award.




The autumn edition of Working Papers in the Health Sciences is available to read on line including a contribution from our new Head of Professional Practice Professor Paul Fleming.



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