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  • World's biggest ever cleft lip and palate research programme

    27/03/2012

    Parents of children born with a cleft lip and/or palate are being invited to enrol in the world's largest ever cleft research programme, launched in London today (Tuesday 27 March). Academics from the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol will bring their expertise in the psychology of appearance to the research project. The Universities of Bristol and Manchester will lead the research in partnership with a number of other universities and NHS partners including UWE Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit is a Centre of Excellence

    20/03/2012

    Groundbreaking research, innovative practical projects and world class postgraduate programmes have won the UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit (SCU) recognition as a Centre of Excellence.

  • UWE enhances student and staff health with smoke-free clinic

    08/03/2012

    UWE is supporting staff and students to cut down and give up smoking in a new partnership with NHS Smokefree Bristol and South Gloucestershire. UWE's health promotion strategy includes the introduction of a new smoke-free clinic which will be launched on Monday 12 March. The new clinic is based on successful models run by the NHS, which allow people to find the help and support they need in a straightforward and accessible way.

  • Researchers develop paper-thin device to test cholesterol levels

    28/02/2012

    Paper-thin sensors that use the latest technology in miniaturisation and printing could revolutionise the way point of care testing is carried out for cholesterol and lead to further applications and developments of the technology.

  • Cardiac arrest treatment study exceeds paramedic recruitment targets

    20/02/2012

    A pilot study by emergency care experts at UWE Bristol to test the best method of airway management to resuscitate out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients has exceeded target recruitment of paramedics from Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS). The research team had hoped to recruit 150 paramedics but over 180 have signed up to be involved.

  • Cleft lip and palate in children: what is the impact on fathers?

    02/02/2012

    Fathers of children with the condition of cleft lip and palate are being sought for a study aimed at identifying the impacts of this on their lives, and if appropriate, their specific information and support needs. The research is being conducted by Nicola Stock, who is studying for an MSc while working at UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research.

  • Health research showcased at UWE Bristol conference

    30/01/2012

    Wednesday 1 February 2012 09:30-13:00 Exhibition and Conference Centre

    UWE Bristol is hosting a conference that will showcase current health research in a range of specialist areas on Wednesday 1 February at the Exhibition and Conference Centre. The conference is the first of its kind to he hosted by UWE Bristol's Centre for Health and Clinical Research.

  • UWE expert says lessons should be learned from breast implant crisis

    12/01/2012

    The social, and psychological reasons women have breast implant surgery are complex and multi-faceted says Professor Julie Kent a sociologist from the Centre for Health & Clinical Research at UWE Bristol. These considerations, as well as ethical issues, need to be part of the debate on faulty breast implants, in order for lessons to be learned from the current crisis says Professor Kent.

  • Beer belly is biggest body issue for men

    06/01/2012

    New research shows that men have serious issues and that talking about your body is no longer confined to women.

    A major national study[i] examining British men's attitudes to their appearance reveals that over four in five (80.7%) men regularly engage in conversation about one another's body and that most are unhappy with their muscularity. The study found that men talk most about their unhappiness with their stomach, referred to most commonly as their beer belly.

  • Online tool helps people with facial disfigurement

    10/11/2011

    Launch event Thursday 17 November – Paintworks - Bristol

    People who have a noticeable facial disfigurement often report staring, comments and curiosity from others, particularly when meeting them for the first time.

    A support tool called 'Face IT online', designed to help people manage these everyday reactions to their appearance, will be launched in Bristol on Thursday 17 November 2011. 'Face IT online' will encourage people with disfigurement, who find that their appearance makes some social situations difficult, to build social skills and self-confidence.

  • How do lesbians' and gay women experience anorexia and bulimia?

    10/11/2011

    A psychology PhD student at UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) is researching lesbians' experiences of anorexia and bulimia and how these experiences may be similar to and different from those of heterosexual women.

  • Gloucestershire College + UWE Bristol launch new education and business centre in Gloucester

    28/10/2011

    Gloucestershire College and UWE Bristol are hosting a lunchtime launch event on Friday 28 October 2011 to mark the opening of a brand new higher education and business centre located at the heart of the Gloucester Docks.

  • UWE Bristol opens pain management research centre in Bath

    24/10/2011

    Launch event Friday 28 October 2011 17:00 at RNHRD

    UWE Bristol and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) NHS Foundation Trust are joining forces to open a new Pain Management Research Centre that will be based in Bath at the RNHRD. The Centre will be launched at the RNHRD on Friday 28 October at 17:00.

  • Lancet study shows how general practice can substantially improve care for women experiencing domestic violence

    13/10/2011

    A programme of training and support for GPs, practice nurses and GP receptionists can substantially increase the identification of women experiencing domestic violence and their referral to specialist advocacy services, according to new research published in the Lancet today. The study is the result of a collaboration between UWE Bristol, the University of Bristol, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Next Link and the Nia project.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Stephen Golledge

    14/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Stephen Golledge in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of UWE's health provision and continuing input to the National Health Service.

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