Health and Social Sciences news

Search News

  • UWE Bristol Professor to discuss dementia research at free monthly Memory Cafés

    30/11/2012

    Professor Richard Cheston, the Chair of Mental Health Research at the University of the West of England is attending Withywood Memory Café from 10:00 – 12:00 on Tuesday 4 December and Fishponds Memory Café from 14:00 – 16:00 on Friday 14 December in Bristol to talk about his research into the emotional difficulties faced by people living with dementia, as well as opportunities to get involved with a local research project on improving memory assessments. The Memory Cafés, run by the charity Alzheimer's Society are free to attend and open to anyone affected by memory problems, either personally, as a carer, a family member or friend.

  • UWE Bristol plays host to visiting nurses from China

    05/11/2012

    UWE Bristol is playing host to four senior nurses from China who will be visiting the University on Friday 9 November.

  • Award hat-trick as UWE student is named Radiographer of the Year

    16/10/2012

    David Evans has won the Therapeutic Radiographer of the year award – the third year running that a student from UWE Bristol has received this national accolade from the Society of Radiographers.

  • Health Integration Team (HIT) proposal success!

    01/10/2012

    Marcus Grant, Deputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Planning has co-led a successful application to establish a Health Integration Team in Bristol focussing on the nature and quality of residential built environments as wider determinants of health.

    Marcus co-led the bid with Suzanne Audrey, Research Fellow with the DECIPHer (Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health improvement) UKCRC research centre of excellence in the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol. The bid was supported by a strong team of representatives from public health, local government and academia who have already been central in establishing Bristol as a centre of excellence for research on the impact of the built environment on the wider determinants of health.

  • New study reveals the benefits of Alexander Technique Lessons for chronic pain

    19/09/2012

    Chronic pain sufferers may benefit from learning the Alexander Technique in NHS outpatient pain clinics according to a new service evaluation project. More than half of the service users in the study stopped or reduced their use of medications between the start of the lessons and three months, making cost savings to the NHS.

  • UWE appoints Gabriel Scally as director of WHO research centre

    11/09/2012

    Professor Gabriel Scally has been appointed as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, which is based at UWE Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol researchers develop virtual consulting room to help doctors' spot early signs of cancer

    10/09/2012

    An on-line virtual patient simulation called GP Sim, designed to help GPs learn more about the early signs of cancer, has been applauded by doctors at trial stage. The impact of this tool is likely to be significant following recent concerns voiced by Cancer UK and reported in the media about delayed cancer diagnosis.

  • Emergency ambulance redesign wins international award

    28/08/2012

    UWE Bristol researcher Professor Jonathan Benger provided the clinical expertise for a radical design overhaul of the ambulance interior that has won an international design award. The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has awarded the Emergency Ambulance Project a Silver Award for Research in its 2012 International Design Excellence Awards.

  • UWE Bristol to host 20th anniversary celebration event

    13/08/2012

    UWE Bristol alumni and staff are invited to reminisce and celebrate the achievements of the University at a special 20th anniversary celebration event. The all day event will take place on Saturday 6 October 2012 at UWE's Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Professor Gabriel Scally

    17/07/2012

    UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Gabriel Scally in recognition of his outstanding and innovative achievements in promoting public health in South West England and, in particular, his encouragement and support working with the University to build practical programmes linking health, environment, sustainability and planning.

  • Is social anxiety a hidden disability for university students?

    05/07/2012

    Students are often expected to speak knowledgably in front of groups of unfamiliar people as part of their education. The assessment of student presentations contributes to degree grading, and employers expect good interpersonal skills from graduates.

  • Adolescent girls who over use internet and social media suffer lower self-esteem and negative body image

    02/07/2012

    NetGirls project findings presented at the 5th Appearance Matters international conference Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July, 2012, Wills Building, Bristol UK.

    Adolescent girls, who spend long periods each day on the internet, engaging and communicating on social media, are more likely to suffer low self-esteem and negative body image, according to new research to be presented at the Appearance Matters 5 conference in Bristol on Tuesday 3 July

  • Global perspective on body image and appearance research at Appearance Matters conference in Bristol

    25/06/2012

    5th Appearance Matters international Conference on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July 2012, Wills Building, Queens Road, Bristol, UK

    The renowned Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will make a vital contribution to addressing some of the public health concerns identified in the recent All Party Parliamentary Group report on body image through the Appearance Matters 5 conference on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July 2012 in Bristol.

  • Psychological screening before cosmetic surgery vital say UK cosmetic surgeons and researchers at UWE Bristol

    20/06/2012

    New cosmetic screening tool explained at Appearance Matters 5 international conference on 3 and 4 July 2012

    Findings from the first study to implement and evaluate a psychological screening tool for cosmetic surgery patients in routine private practice in the UK are to be reported at Appearance Matters 5, an international conference, organised by the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR), UWE Bristol.

  • Research team says 'talking bollocks' could save your life

    18/06/2012

    UWE Bristol Social Marketing Centre, patient support group 'It's in the Bag' and Bristol Testicular Cancer Service based at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) are working in partnership to encourage young male students to get involved in designing a campaign to build awareness of the symptoms of testicular cancer.

Page: < Back  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  Next >

Back to top