- Understanding experiences of breastfeeding in the UK
Most mothers in the UK report that they stopped breastfeeding sooner than they wanted to. Why is this the case? What are women's experiences of breastfeeding in the contemporary UK, and how are these experiences shaping decisions about how long to continue?
These are the questions behind a new seminar series being organised by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Cardiff University and the University of South Wales.
- Children and young people to get more say in their health care
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been chosen as one of seven new sites to develop Patient Centred Outcome Measures (POCMs) by NHS England. The new centres will mean that children and young people will play a more active role in deciding which outcomes are important to them.
- Planning for healthy communities: UWE launches new national seminar series
Planning and health experts have a new national forum to help them ensure health, wellbeing and equity are at the heart of city and neighbourhood planning decisions.
The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and led by UWE Bristol's Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environment in partnership with Public Health England and other academic partners. It will be launched on 23 February 2015 in London and consists of a series of eight seminars to be held across England over the next two years.
- It's Time to Talk – UWE Bristol Mental Health Champion invited to Downing Street
Sue Ollis, one of UWE Bristol's Mental Health Champions, will attend a reception on national Time To Talk Day(Thursday 5 February 2015 at the invitation of the Deputy Prime Minister's office.
- UWE expert wins funding for research into personalised medicines
Dr Wendy Phillips from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is part of a new link-up between academia and industry to improve the efficiency of healthcare product manufacturing.
The project won £465,000 funding from the Engineering and Physical Services Research Council (EPSRC) to research Re-Distributed Manufacturing (RDM) in Healthcare. The project is being led by Dr Phillips, together with Professor Nick Medcalf from Loughborough University.
- 'Feel Good' at UWE Bristol this February
Students and staff from UWE Bristol are set to spring into action this month with a series of health and wellbeing events as part of Feel Good February.
Now in its ninth successful year, Feel Good February is an opportunity for students, staff and the local community to focus on their health, fitness and wellbeing through a wide range of activities, taster sessions and events to help them get active and 'feel good'.
- Science Live – new transatlantic pilot study to research what makes a public science event tick
The Festival of Nature, British Science Week and Bristol Food Connections are just some of the popular science events that engage approximately half of the UK population each year. Now in a bid to catalogue and research the impact of live science events in the UK and US, a new transatlantic pilot study, Science Live has been announced.
- UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%
The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.
- Low body confidence thwarts girls' and women's work and education aspirations - says new report
New report by Centre for Appearance Research and AnyBody reveals low body confidence is thwarting girls' and women's confidence and aspirations in education and the workplace.
'Costing the Invisible' report is an urgent call to challenge the economic and psychological costs of low body confidence.
- Does social media use impact on body image amongst adolescents?
Study seeks participants for first ever in depth research into body image and social media use; 'Appearance matters on Facebook: Adolescents, body image and the Internet'
If you would like to know more about this project, or know someone who would like to take part, please contact Amy.Slater@uwe.ac.uk tel - 0117 328 3975, or Emma.Gaskin@uwe.ac.uk tel- 0117 328 3967.
A researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) is seeking to recruit 1,000 adolescents aged 13 to 16 years who regularly use Facebook to take part in an in-depth study.
- Calling the brightest and most dedicated nursing and midwifery students of today
Nursing charity Cavell Nurses' Trust is inviting applications for its annual student scholarship awards, which have now opened for 2014-15.
Dr Rachel Sales, Associate Head of Nursing and Midwifery and Learning and Teaching Fellow at the University of the West of England is joining the eminent judging panel for the first time.
- How can we improve the way we communicate with people diagnosed with Alzheimer's?
A professor from the University of the West of England is seeking participants for a survey that aims to inform and eventually improve how the diagnosis of dementia is communicated.
The study is led by UWE Bristol, working in collaboration with researchers from the University of Southampton, and is funded by the Alzheimer's Society.
- Prosthetic hand project in global finals of Intel Make it Wearable competition
An idea to significantly reduce the cost of prosthetic limbs using rapid prototyping technology has reached the global final of the Make it Wearable Competition, run by Intel.
Joel Gibbard and Sammy Payne of Open Bionics, which is based in the incubator at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), submitted a video explaining their idea for a robotic prosthetic hand that will cost less than £600 to make.
- UWE seminars input into national 'nudge' policies on obesity, sustainability and online security
UWE Bristol is bringing together top national speakers, researchers and policy makers in a new approach to explore ways of tackling major societal issues like obesity.
The next in a series of nine seminars on behaviour change organised by UWE's Bristol Social Marketing Centre is being held in London on 11 September. It will focus on obesity, food and physical activity.
- Out of this world – UWE Bristol Physiotherapy graduate secures internship at the European Space Agency
Rosalind West, a newly qualified BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy graduate from UWE Bristol has recently returned from putting her skills to the test, as part of the Space Medicine Office Team, on a prestigious three month internship at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Cologne, Germany.