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  • Could after school dance increase activity levels for Year 7 girls?

    18/04/2013

    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.

  • TEDMEDLive comes to Bristol

    16/04/2013

    Could the quantum computing revolution transform drug development? Are there new approaches for improving sleep? Do people benefit from being diagnosed with early-stage dementia? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at the UK's first TEDMEDLive event to be held in Bristol at the MShed on Thursday 18 April.

    TEDMEDLive Bristol will bring together some of Bristol and the UK's leading thinkers, researchers and innovators and will be the official launch of Bristol Health Partners. The event aims to inspire and provoke, to share ideas and find ways to transform the understanding of, and approach to, key health problems in Bristol and beyond.

  • UWE graduate wins BJN cancer nurse of the year award

    05/04/2013

    Radiology nursing sister Alice Bevan, who gained a Master's degree with distinction at UWE Bristol, has just been named oncology and haematology Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2013. Alice won the top award for setting up a unique service to improve the treatment of cancer patients.

    Alice, who entered nursing as a postgraduate and works at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, completed her work based learning project at UWE.

  • Shifting Gears: Making cycling a policy priority for health and sustainability

    07/03/2013

    Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment conference

    This national one-day conference responds to the new opportunities created by the changing policy landscape for cycling in the UK and the challenge of increasing population levels of physical activity.

    It brings together professionals, policy makers and academics to explore the interface between research and the radical shifts in policy, culture and 'infrastructure' provision that are required to support the large-scale uptake of cycling for transport and leisure. By drawing on evidence from research and practice, the conference will explore the benefits of cycling for health and sustainability and the role that public health, built environment and sustainability sectors can play in bringing about wholesale change in the cycling culture of the UK.

  • Patients with schizophrenia benefit from 'adherence therapy'

    01/03/2013

    More than half of all patients suffering from schizophrenia do not take antipsychotic medication as prescribed, although this is essential for their effective treatment, according to research published today. The main preventable cause of poor symptom control and relapse results from patients not taking their medication as prescribed.

  • UWE Bristol event to explore links between religion, spirituality and sexuality

    12/02/2013

    A new book on contemporary religion and sexuality will be launched at UWE Bristol's Social Science in the | City event in Bristol on 22 February. The book is co-edited by Dr Stephen Hunt, Associate Professor, UWE, and Andrew Yip, Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham.

  • UWE promotes better care and dignity for old and vulnerable people

    30/01/2013

    To mark Dignity Action Day on 6 February 2013, UWE Bristol's Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is hosting an event for health and social care professionals and students. The event is part of the health and social care profession's response to public concern about dignity of care for older and vulnerable people.

  • Adults with cleft lip or palate wanted for study of their experiences

    29/01/2013

    A new study into the experience of adults who have a cleft lip/palate has just begun at UWE Bristol, aimed at improving the support available to them.

    Growing up with a cleft lip/palate can pose a number of challenges for those affected and also for their families. Understanding the needs of adults is crucial in ensuring the right support is available throughout life, and for on-going service improvement.

  • Health Disparities Research Symposium

    28/01/2013

    Emeritus Professor Hugh Barton, former Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, will be delivering the keynote address at the 8th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium in Birmingham Alabama February 28th. The subject of the symposium is 'Health Disparities: where biology, behaviour and socioeconomics converge'. The built environment in a key theme, and Professor Barton's topic will be 'Shaping Neighbourhoods for local health and global sustainability'.

  • Bristol gives Australian pre-schoolers 'A Sound Start'

    14/01/2013

    An innovative software tool for promoting speech development in young children designed by UWE Bristol and Frenchay Hospital is to be used in New South Wales Australia, where there is a shortage of speech therapists.

    Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit (based at Frenchay Hospital), in partnership with Charles Sturt University in Australia and the University of Sydney, will use innovative technology to promote speech and pre-literacy skills in at-risk pre-schoolers.

  • Laugh your way into the spring, says UWE Occupational Therapy Lecturer

    09/01/2013

    With spring still feeling like a long way off, UWE Bristol's Alice Hortop explains that laughter, kindness and a simple smile are the easy things that can help to keep the winter blues at bay.

  • Should students take 'smart' drugs?

    03/01/2013

    UWE Bristol experts are joining in a debate to investigate and discuss the ethics associated with the recent increase in taking of smart drugs by students. The event will take place at the Watershed in Bristol on 9 January 2013 from 18.30 until 20:00.

  • UWE Bristol science lecturer wins national photography competition

    18/12/2012

    Dr David Bird, a biology lecturer at UWE Bristol, is the Overall Winner and winner of the 'Ecology in Action' category of the 2012 British Ecological Society photographic competition.

  • Delivering health and well-being for our local communities

    12/12/2012

    The most recent Joint Public Health Service/Academic meeting looked at how academia can help in the delivery of challenges identified in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). Delegates included representatives from NHS Bristol, NHS South Gloucestershire, NHS Bath and North East Somerset, NHS North Somerset, Bristol City Council, UWE and the University of Bristol. Key outcomes included the formation of ideas for improved joint working between academia, NHS service organisations and local community representatives in the development and delivery of JSNAs.

  • Challenges of raising school leaving age to 18 for young people who are NEET: UWE expert speaks at Parliamentary inquiry

    10/12/2012

    Some young people already find it difficult to enjoy and achieve at school. With the raising of the school leaving age to 18 by 2015, a new challenge is looming - of engaging them in learning for a further two years.

    Contributing to the debate is Dr Barry Percy-Smith from UWE Bristol, who has conducted in-depth research into the experiences and attitudes of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET).

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