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On 10th October four of the Faculty's academic staff were awarded Fellowships at the new Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.  This is the first Faculty of the Royal College of any allied health profession.  

Dr Alan Borthwick, Dr Cathy Bowen, Mr Keith McCormick and Dr Ivan Bristow have been made inaugural Fellows with Dr Alan Borthwick and Dr Cathy Bowen also having been appointed members of the Executive Board of the new Faculty.

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Dr Anne Bruton, an expert in respiratory rehabilitation, has become the first Physiotherapist in the UK to receive a National Institute for Health Research Senior Research Fellowship Award.

Dr Bruton will use the five-year funding to further her research in the management of chronic respiratory diseases without the use of drugs or medication.

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Congratulations to member of staff and PhD student, Elsa Montgomery, who won first prize for her poster ‘Voicing the Silence: the maternity care experiences of women who were sexually abused in childhood' presented at the symposium on 'Opportunities and Challenges of Feminist Narrative Research' held at Huddersfield University.

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Professor Ann Ashburn, Ruth Pickering, Rose Wiles, Helen Roberts and Lisa Roberts have successfully secured funding from the NIHR RfPB (Research for Patient Benefit) to explore the effects of ballroom dancing on people with Parkinson's disease.

This two-year study is linked to the DM Dance Centre in Highfield.  Carolyn Fitton and Dorit Kunkel have been employed since the 1st of August 2012 to organise the running of the study. 

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Vice-Chancellor's Award winners

Congratulations to this year's Faculty winners of the Vice-Chancellor's Awards.  Martin Warner and Diane Medforth achieved individual awards and the South Sudan team (Dr Julie Cullen, Mary Foss and Dr Mary Gobbi) received a Faculty team award.  

 

 

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Well done to Bronagh Walsh, Sue Latter and Cathy Bowen for a successful bid in tendering for DH funded MRes places.  We were awarded 15 funded Masters in Research places per year for the next three years.

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At the recent Annual Conference of the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CPFM), held in London Ontario, Dr Alan Borthwick was made an honorary life member of the CFPM organisation.

This major award was given to him in recognition of the good that he has undertaken with the Canadians in assisting them in developing their presence and status in global podiatry over many years.

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Health Sciences student, Georgia Poole, was recently awarded runner-up prize in the prestigious UK-wide HealthWatch competition in which medical, nursing and midwifery students are invited to show their skills in assessing research protocols. 

HealthWatch committee member and organiser of the competition Walli Bounds, said, "This year we had a record number of entrants from all over the UK and the standard of the entries was extremely high. Georgia's entry included well-articulated, sound explanations. She is a credit to the University of Southampton."

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Jo Watson has been appointed as the OT registrant member of the Health and Care Professions Council's Education and Training Committee.

The HCPC is the registering body of 16 health and social care professions in the UK and the Committee advises the HCPC on matters relating to education, including the approval of educational programmes, training and registration, across these disciplines. Jo's appointment to this prestigious position will enable her to influence national strategy development and delivery.

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Congratulations to Health Sciences' programme leads who have successfully been awarded Commonwealth 2013/2014 shared scholarship awards for three programmes:  the Centre for Innovation & Leadership in Health Sciences' MSc Clinical Leadership; and Health Sciences' MSc Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care, and MSc Public Health.

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Dr Sue Duke has been awarded a post-doctoral research award in end of life care. The focus of the fellowship will be to examine the experience of family members who act on behalf on an ill older person to select a nursing home for their end of life care and how we might best support them.

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