- Study calls for better support for fathers of children with cleft lip or palate
Research psychologist Nicola Stock says fathers need better support to enable them to deal with the challenges of having a child born with a cleft lip or palate. Her research shows that appropriate support is not yet available to fathers even though they play a key role in their child's development and family well-being.
Nicola, whose paper on the experiences of fathers of children with cleft has just been published in the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, is from UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research.
- New research shows 'hung-over driving' as dangerous as driving under influence
A hangover following a night of heavy drinking can impair driving performance as much as driving under the influence of alcohol, according to new research by Associate Professor Chris Alford of the University of the West of England and Assistant Professor Joris Verster of Utrecht University.
The complementary studies were presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) 2013 Conference. They recommend that drivers should be warned that the effects of heavy drinking last longer than a measurable blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and that hangover immunity is largely a myth.
- Presentation of research findings on the way paramedics should manage a patient's airway during cardiac arrest
Friday 29 November 13:30 to 16:45
UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, Bristol
Up to 60,000 people suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in the United Kingdom (UK) every year. Unfortunately only 10% of these people survive, so improvements in treatment are needed urgently.
Effective airway management and rescue breathing are essential for survival from OHCA, but the best way for paramedics to provide this is currently unknown. Now, high quality research in this area has been successfully completed for the first time.
- State of the art 'ward' gives UWE Bristol healthcare students a head start
Launch of Skills and Simulation Centre at Glenside Campus, UWE Bristol, 3 October 2013
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A fantastic new Skills and Simulation Centre has opened for business at the University of the West of England Glenside Campus.
- Pioneering public forum on Alzheimer's disease at UWE Bristol chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby
BRACE Dementia debate UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre 3 October 2013 at 19:00
Local Alzheimer's disease charity BRACE has convened a panel of experts who will lead a discussion about issues relating to Alzheimer's Disease (AD) chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby at the University of the West of England on 3 October 2013.
- Broken bones could be mended with robot-assisted surgery
A robotic system that could help surgeons put joint fractures back together using a minimally invasive approach, will be the first robot-assisted system designed to deal with this problem.
The system is being developed at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) in collaboration with a leading orthopaedic surgeon, a company specialising in orthopaedic devices and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trusts. Bristol Robotics Laboratory is a collaboration between UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) and the University of Bristol.
- UWE takes part in £9 million boost to healthcare and research in the West
Health researchers in the West of England have been given a share of £124 million from the Government to enable them to tackle the area's most pressing health problems.
The money has been awarded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) over five years to 13 pioneering research teams across the country. Researchers from UWE Bristol are part of the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) in the West. The team will work on innovative projects designed to address long term conditions and public health challenges.
- New self-help app for anxiety launched with students in mind
Researchers at UWE Bristol have developed an app for smartphones designed to help students and other users manage their anxiety.
SAM is believed to be one of the first apps of its kind developed by a university for use by students. It is a psycho-educational tool that runs on smartphones and tablets to help users understand and manage their anxiety. It incorporates a range of self-help activities that are available 24/7 on the users' device.
- Sniffing out Bladder Cancer – new diagnostic test
Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the University of Liverpool and the Bristol Urological Institute have developed a device using sensor technology that may help diagnose patients with early signs of bladder cancer. The Odoreader® smells urine and detects differences in the odour from people who have bladder cancer.
- Call on Cameron to stand up for wildlife in the West Country
Over 100 conservationists, business leaders, landowners, celebrities and academics from south west England have today signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to make a public commitment to urgently address the decline of wildlife in the region
- Shifting the gears in favour of a workable cycling infrastructure
Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol 2 July 2013
'Shifting Gears', a major conference on health and cycling will take place at UWE Bristol on Tuesday 2 July 2013 at the Exhibition and Conference Centre.
- What are the future challenges for healthcare and its leadership?
'The Challenge for Healthcare and its Leadership' is the theme of this year's Annual Bolland Lecture at UWE | Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre on Tuesday 25 June 2013.
The Bolland Lecture 2013, is held in partnership withBusiness West and Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
This year's lecture will be delivered by Sir Ian Carruthers OBE, Chancellor of the University, who will be talking about his experiences in the NHS, global trends and the future.
- UWE links with new Healing Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research
A £1.5 million research centre to find new advances in the prevention and treatment of children's burns has just been launched at Frenchay Hospital.
The Healing Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research will develop new techniques and approaches to prevent burns and scalds and improve the clinical care and recovery of children who have suffered burns. One of the research strands will be into psychological healing and rehabilitation, led by the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol.
- Double success as UWE nurse and midwife win Student Nursing Times Awards 2013
UWE Bristol-trained nurses have won two out of seventeen categories at the recent Student Nursing Times Awards 2013.
Rachel Pass, who is studying for a BSc honours degree in midwifery at UWE, has won the Nursing Times Student Midwife of the Year award. Alice Bevan, who entered nursing as a postgraduate and gained a Master's degree with distinction at UWE Bristol, has won the accolade of Student Nurse of the Year: Post-registration.
- Could after school dance increase activity levels for Year 7 girls?
Researchers led by principal investigator, Professor Russ Jago in the University of Bristol's School for Policy Studies have been awarded £743,000 of funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to conduct a large evaluation of the potential of an after-school dance programme to increase the physical activity of Year 7 girls. Professor Jane Powell from UWE Bristol is collaborating on the research.