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  • Final places for Feeding Tomorrow's City


    There are just a few places left for an exciting conference that will take place on May 6th to set the agenda on planning for good food. It's not always obvious, but good 'Planning' is a key ingredient in good food for all. In the past planning decisions have led to cities with out-of-town hypermarkets, flats with cramped kitchens, schools without gardens, producers without markets, and prime farmland paved with tarmac. Cities have become places that make it difficult to get good food for people - and food that is good for the planet. A fresh approach is needed to connect food, health and planning in the urban environment.

  • Majority of police officers lack confidence in government plans - study reveals


    A new independent study of police attitudes and morale reveals a majority of police officers have a lack of confidence in government plans for police reform. Findings include:

    • Only 1.1% positively report confidence in long-term government plans for policing.
    • Only 1.7% agree or strongly agree that the changes being made to the police service are in the public's best interest.
    • 83.8% of respondents agree or strongly agree that the Winsor reviews will negatively impact on their ability to do their job.
    • 80.4% think current proposals will give criminals the upper hand.
  • 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.

  • Treasuring our memories: UWE and Alzheimer's Society's week of Dementia Awareness activities


    The University of the West of England and Alzheimer's Society in Bristol are working together to run a week raising awareness of dementia beginning Monday 9 December.

    A number of events will be taking place across UWE campuses, including a half-day conference on 9 December, a Memory café and a theatre production of the play 'Grandma Remember Me'.

  • 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

    See flickr gallery of images here

    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.

  • 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 research in Bristol to investigate the needs of men with rheumatoid arthritis


    A researcher from UWE Bristol has been awarded new funding from medical research charity Arthritis Research UK to investigate the needs of men with rheumatoid arthritis.

    Men with the inflammatory joint condition, which can have a severe impact on their lives, are outnumbered by women by three to one, and as a result much current educational support is designed for the needs of female patients.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Award for revolutionary cholesterol testing device


    A team of European scientists led by UWE Bristol has won a prestigious international award for their research.

    The SIMS project – led by Professor Tony Killard at the Department of Applied Sciences in UWE Bristol - was awarded the prize for best publicly funded project at the organic and printed electronics conference, LOPE-C, in Munich, which is organised by the Organic Electronics Association (OEA).

  • 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.

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