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Congratulations

- Congratulations to Dr Jacqui Prieto and Dr Lisa Roberts who have been awarded HEFCE senior clinical lectureships. The awards support six researchers across the fields of nursing, allied health and healthcare science for a period of five years and are the highest level of the Clinical Academic Training Programme for individuals committed to developing a career combining research and clinical practice.

- Congratulations to deputy programme leader BN (Hons), Peta Reid, who has had her Foundation Health Sciences module shortlisted in the excellent Blackboard sites competition run by CITE. The competition was particularly stiff with over 4000 courses eligible for entry and 100 nominations received. Peta's module is one of nine shortlisted.

- Sue Latter's team won the Joanna Mugridge award first prize for a poster presentation entitled 'A phase I-II feasibility trial of Cancer Carer Medicines Management: an overview'. The design and presentation of the poster was led by Senior Research Fellow, Dr Elizabeth Lowson. The award was announced at the recent Marie Curie Annual Research Conference and gives the team a cash fund towards attendance at future conferences and training courses.

- Congratulations to Health Sciences lecturer Dr Christopher McLean, final year nursing student Katie Keen and final year nursing student Caroline Avis who were shortlisted in this year's coveted Student Nursing Times awards.

- Congratulations to Ellen Kitson-Reynolds, Chris McLean and Ruth Turk who have all recently been awarded Clinical Academic Internships which will begin in the new academic year. Candidates are required to develop their post-doctoral, clinically-focused research, aligned to one of the Faculty Research Groups.

- Congratulations to Maggie Donovan-Hall, Lisa Tedesco Triccas, Jane Burridge and Tim Lees who hosted a highly successful conference and research dissemination workshop on the use of Functional Electrical Stimulation here at the University. Over 120 UK and international multidisciplinary delegates attended to hear about the latest research in this field. Maggie and Lisa showcased the findings of the INSPIRE project, hosted by FoH, which was the first UK study to explore the views of people with spinal injuries, their families and health professionals on current and future use of FES.

- Congratulations to Bachelor of Nursing student Justina Forbes who has been awarded a first place 'Outstanding Academic Achievement Award' and Bachelor of Nursing Mental Health student Bekie Clark who has been awarded 'Outstanding Commitment to Study' by LASER Learning Awards and Access to Higher Education.

- Congratulations to doctoral researcher, Emma Boger, who won a silver poster prize at the recent University-wide PG research conference. Sue Latter and Sara Demain are co-authors of the poster titled: 'Stuck between expectation and hope: the experience of self-management following stroke. A focus group study.'

- Due to popular demand the Macmillan team has exceeded its recruitment target for the RESTORE exploratory trial for an online intervention to help people become more confident living with their cancer-related fatigue once treatment is over. The team has been working extremely hard to keep up with requests to take part!

- Congratulations to senior research assistant Dr Kim Chivers Seymour who has been awarded her PhD following a successful viva and will be graduating in the July ceremonies. Kim is part of the Macmillan Cancer Survivorship Group where she manages the CREW cohort study.

- Dr Alejandra Recio Saucedo won best poster at the recent Central South Coast Cancer Network conference for the Research for Patient Benefit study to develop an online resource to support young women with breast cancer (<40 years) to make decisions about surgery.

- Congratulations to Debra Ugboma who won an overall University Award, as well as a Faculty Award, in the Best Feedback category of the SUSU Excellence in Teaching Awards. A further three of our staff also won Faculty Awards: Outstanding Lecturer, Julian Pearce; Innovative Teaching, James Wilson; and Best Academic Support, Annabel Smoker.

- The Assessment & Learning in Practice module was validated successfully with both NMC and University approval. The programme team has developed a multi-professional programme to prepare Mentors, Practice Teachers and Practice Educators in the skills, attributes and knowledge to assess the learning and performance of students in practice environments.

- Undergraduate medical student, Ivana van der Geest, won a prize of 1,000 Euros for ‘Best Undergraduate Research in Medicine' at the Erasmus Medical Centre. Ivana conducted her research in the Netherlands with Health Sciences' Dr Anne-Sophie Darlington and Dr van den Heuvel-Eibrink. She came to Southampton to analyse and write up the results of her study into palliative care for children with cancer. Dr Darlington supervises Ivana here.

- Congratulations to Trevor Kettle who has received a distinction for his MSc in Educational Practice and Innovation from the Southampton Education School. Trevor will attend his graduation ceremony on 23rd July.

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