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Media highlights

Health Sciences media highlights from the last four months

News of the NIHR-funded research project: Mechanical Muscle Activity with Real-time Kinematics (M-MARK), which was launched in January, has been widely covered in media around the world including itvnews.com, The Economic Times, BGR India, IoTHUB and Gizmag.com, quoting Professor Jane Burridge.

Dr Julie Cullen was mentioned in an article by the Portsmouth News which reported on the inaugural Quality of Care and Patient Safety conference, which took place in Sheffield in March. 

Dr Peter Worsley was featured as the ‘Rising Star’ in the second issue of Re:action, the University’s Research and Enterprise e-newsletter. 

Dr Helen White (alumni) was published in The Nursing Times. She carried out the research at the city’s Princess Anne Hospital as part of her doctorate.  The study, originally published in the journal Birth, shows that a midwife-led approach to maternity care leads to an increase in natural births. Helen now works as a midwifery lecturer at the University of Southampton.

Independent Living has published an article highlighting the collaboration between our Occupational Therapy students and REMAP, citing three projects, one of them by OT graduate Hannah Elliott who won a National Award from REMAP for her ‘platforms design project’.

In June BBC News Online published comments by Dr Tula Brannelly in a feature discussing a new Alzheimer’s Research UK app which puts people in the shoes of those living with dementia. 

The International Journal of Nursing Studies, for which Professor Peter Griffiths is Executive Editor and Dr Chris McClean Associate Editor, has announced it has received a 2015 Impact Factor of 3.561. 

Professor Theresa Wiseman is featured in the Nursing Times as an example of the role of the academic training advocate, within a larger discussion on developing a clinical research career.

Jane Ball appeared on BBC Two in July, talking about nursing shortages in the NHS in relation to recent research commissioned by the Migration Advisory Committee on the critical situation in the profession. 

Jane Ball wrote an opinion piece on the shortage of registered nurses (RNs) and whether the introduction of the ‘nursing associate’ will help with the shortage. You can read Jane’s opinion piece in full here.

To mark International Nurses Day  Jane Ball published a piece in The Nursing Times on how many nurses are needed. The article was also published by The Huffington Post.

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