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  • 10 years of Science Communication at UWE Bristol

    08/04/2014

    In 2014 UWE Bristol's Science Communication Unit (SCU) is celebrating a decade of postgraduate programming at the University. Now recognised as one of the leading Science Communication programmes in the country, the MSc focuses on providing students with practical skill and development alongside theoretical understanding and knowledge.

  • Male blood donors 'preferred' as plasma from UK women is discarded

    07/04/2014

    The UK policy of discarding female blood plasma without first informing women donors is discriminatory, according to Professor Julie Kent from UWE Bristol. In her research she raises questions about the ethics of blood donation since 2003 when a policy of 'male donor preference' was adopted by the UK National Blood Service.

  • Ethics of routine treatment to pregnant women questioned

    27/03/2014

    Routine treatment given to pregnant women who have a RhD negative blood group is being questioned on ethical grounds in a recent report published in Biomedical Central.

    A group of researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust are calling for an ethical review in light of developments that enable clinicians to detect the blood group of the foetus which may be the same as that of the mother.

  • UWE Bristol helps residents to voice their traffic concerns

    18/03/2014

    James Coleman, a Research Associate at UWE Bristol, has launched a new website, run by Bristol City Council, that gives local residents the information needed to actively engage in the management of traffic and road safety in their neighbourhood.

  • Final places for Feeding Tomorrow's City

    14/03/2014

    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

    11/02/2014

    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

    09/12/2013

    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

    09/12/2013

    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

    02/12/2013

    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

    25/11/2013

    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

    25/09/2013

    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

    25/09/2013

    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

    12/08/2013

    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

    30/07/2013

    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

    17/07/2013

    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.

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