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Health Sciences news roundup

Published: 23 July 2015

Congratulations to Dr Jo Adams who is part of a team (with the universities of Bristol, Oxford and Exeter) that has been awarded a £1.9m NIHR Programme grant award for ‘Chronic pain after total knee replacement: better post-operative prevention and management (the STAR Programme)’. The research will begin in August 2015. Jo’s involvement played a part of the grant being awarded and she will be providing the expert OT input for the team.

Dr Sarah Demain and the SM:VOICED research team have recently had a paper published in PLOS-ONE: ‘Self-Management and Self-Management Support Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Mixed Research Synthesis of Stakeholder Views’.

Recent conference presentations for the project have been given by Dr Emma Boger, at the International Health Conference in Oxford; and by Dr Sara Demain, at the Health Services Research Network Conference in Nottingham.


Following last week’s graduation, you can see our photo album from the first reception event on our Facebook page, and read about mother and daughter, Lindsay and Isobel, who graduated together at the same ceremony, in our news section.


Christopher Franks, Health Sciences lecturer in in Life Sciences, has had his work published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. This work explores the role of metabotropic glutamate receptors in modulating context-dependent behaviour in an animal model.


Finally…emeritus professor Alan Glasper discusses Lord Carter’s recent review of efficiency in hospitals, and whether the NHS can make the savings it needs to survive, in this week’s issue of the British Journal of Nursing.

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