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The Data Science and AI Showcase: SAVE THE DATE 12th September 2022 - DS&AI Showcase

The Data Science and Artificial Intelligence showcase will be held at Warwick this year and is open to anyone in the research teams and wider audiences active in Data Science and AI.
The two keynote speakers are directly aligned to Women in STEM, with Anne-Maire Imafidon almost confirmed as the closing plenary speaker.

There will also be a poster exhibition, and full details on how to enter can be found with this link Poster Competition - submissions just need to be a high-res PDF, all printing costs are covered and there are a few prizes up for grabs.
Register here and join us to debate  

Thu 11 Aug 2022, 11:47 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_STATS HS_Ethics

Congratulations - PhD awarded to Tommer Spence & Kirstie Shearman

Tommer Spence has been awarded a PhD in Health Sciences for their PhD on ‘The Perceptions and Experiences of Using Internet-Based Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections’. Tommer was supervised by Frances Griffiths in the Division of Health Sciences and Jonathan Ross.

Kirstie Shearman has been awarded a PhD in Health Sciences for her PhD on ‘Improving Information for Research Participation’. Kirstie was supervised by Heather Draper and Greg Moorlock in the Division of Health Sciences.

Wed 13 Jul 2022, 12:36 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Women's Academic Network: Turning research into stories

Monday 11 July, 12.00pm, GLT3 - Please note change of date


Dr David Gregor-Kumar, the BBC West Midlands Science Correspondent, will be coming to talk to the network. Come along and learn how to speak about your research and teaching on the radio or TV and counteract the under-representation of women scientists who broadcast their findings. Please let Stephanie Smart (s.smart@warwick.ac.uk) know if you are planning on attending for numbers and catering purposes, along with any dietary requirements.


Impact of Covid-19 on hospice care

During the Covid-19 pandemic hospice care across the West Midlands fell below the “gold-standard” despite the best efforts of frontline healthcare professionals. This news has been revealed in a report from the end of life charity Marie Curie, based on research from WMS led by Dr John MacArtney. Read the university's press release hereLink opens in a new window and the full report and films explaining the study and findings hereLink opens in a new window.


Marie Curie Funded PhD Studentship Opportunity - Unit of Academic Primary Care

This 3.5 year PhD studentship provides a unique opportunity for a promising social or health science researcher to undertake research aimed at influencing the future of palliative care services. The student will investigate the relationship between wider ideas of society and healthcare as complex and how palliative care understands itself as addressing people’s ‘complex needs’.

Tue 17 May 2022, 15:45 | Tags: WPC HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_APC

New Induction Training for Data Protection & Information Security launches 31 January 2022

Following the summer '21 launch of our new Annual Refresher course on Data Protection & Information Security, we have now completed production of a single new Induction course. It will be ready for launch and use by all new employees from 31 January 2022 as part of their mandatory new starter training.

New Induction Training for Data Protection & Information Security launches 31 January 2022 (warwick.ac.uk)


Congratulations to Julia Walsh on PhD award

Julia Walsh has been awarded a PhD in Health Sciences for their PhD on ‘Using spontaneously generated online patient experiences to improve healthcare: A case study using Modafinil’. Julia was supervised by Frances Griffiths in the Division of Health Sciences and Jonathan Cave.

Tue 16 Nov 2021, 12:12 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences


PhD Congratulations to Hilda Kabambe

Hilda Kabambe has been awarded a PhD in Health Sciences for their PhD on ‘Female sex workers' experiences with access to health care services in Malawi’. Hilda was supervised by Sophie Staniszewska and Kate Seers in the Division of Health Sciences.

Wed 13 Oct 2021, 11:59 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Congratulations to PhD student Liz Corrigan, supervised by Deborah Biggerstaff, Annie Young and Mark Sujan, who has been awarded an Empire Medal. The ceremony was held at Birmingham University.

Read more about Liz's experience below:

I was awarded the British Empire Medal for two things, firstly the work I did as Staff Covid Swabbing Hub Lead with the Wolverhampton Quality Team, which is part of Black Country and West Birmingham CCG. This involved being day to day operational lead, and also taking a strategic lead on planning and the development of standard operating procedures and policies for staff swabbing. Secondly it was for leading on a Strategy and Retention Plan for General Practice Nursing across the CCG footprint, which was recognised by NHS England and Improvement.

Both of these projects were 100% team effort and couldn't have been achieved without the support of my clinical and non-clinical colleagues (from the CCG, general practice, acute trust and local authority) who worked on everything from policy development and co-design, to swabbing, security and marshaling, to booking patients in, chasing and recording results, to training, organising estate and the supply of equipment and PPE. I'm proud to share the award with them.

We unfortunately didn't win the HSJ Patient Safety Team of the year award but were shortlisted for the work we did around staff and care home swabbing, improving infection prevention procedures with the aim of reducing harm and safeguarding patients.


Dr Lucy Hammond, Principle Fellow of Advance HE

Congratulations to Dr Lucy Hammond, who has recently achieved recognition as a Principal Fellow of Advance HE. Principal Fellowships are awarded to highly experienced and/or senior staff with wide-ranging academic or academic-related strategic leadership responsibilities in connection with key aspects of teaching and supporting learning.

Tue 20 Jul 2021, 11:20 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Congratulations to Helen Nolan

Congratulations to Helen Nolan for her research publication in leading medical education journal Medical Education. Read it here: Medical Educators’ views and experiences of trigger warnings in teaching sensitive content

Wed 16 Jun 2021, 13:50 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Congratulations to Manjula Patel

Manjula Patel has been awarded a PhD in Health and Social Studies for their PhD on ‘Compassionate Communities Approaches to End of Life Care as a Therapeutic Landscape’. Manjula was supervised by Anne-Marie Slowther and Gillian Hundt in the Division of Health Sciences.

Tue 08 Jun 2021, 10:46 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Congratulations to Professor Kate Seers

Professor Kate Seers has been conferred the honour of being admitted to the Freedom of The Barbers’ Company by Presentation, “in recognition of her immense contribution to the Company’s Clinical Nursing Scholarship Award programme” starting on 19th July 2021. This is a great honour and only 1% of Freemen join via Presentation (where the Court invites them to join the Company).

Wed 05 May 2021, 12:41 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Congratulations - Professor Sophie Staniszewska

Professor Sophie Staniszewska was a co-guest editor on 'Special Issue: Patient and Public Involvement in HTA' in the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, featuring 24 global papers.

Thu 29 Apr 2021, 11:18 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Quarter million pound research fund will help improve hospice care in West Midlands

Hospice care across the West Midlands has received an exciting boost as WMS researchers have received a quarter of a million pound grant to establish better care for terminally ill patients.

Thu 22 Apr 2021, 13:55 | Tags: news HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_APC

NIHR Advanced Fellowship for Dr Rachel Spencer - Unit of Academic Primary Care

Rachel Spencer (GP Academic Clinical Lecturer with UAPC) has been awarded a highly competitive NIHR Advanced Fellowship. This award is for £850,000 over four years and is the largest funding ever to be handled by Coventry and Rugby CCG.

Mon 22 Mar 2021, 15:01 | Tags: news HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_APC

Eight Members of the WMS Community Secure Warwick Institute of Engagement Fellowships

We are pleased to share news that eight members of the WMS community have secured Fellowships with the University's Institute of Engagement.


Co-production of knowledge: the future - BMJ

Wed 17 Feb 2021, 14:05 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_Rehab HS_Ethics

Congratulations to Professor Felicity Boardman

Congratulations to Professor Felicity Boardman who has been made a Foundation Fellow of the Warwick Institute of Engagement.


Congratulations to Professor Sophie Staniszewska

Congratulations to Professor Sophie Staniszewska who has been made a Foundation Fellow of the Warwick Institute of Engagement. Sophie says becoming a Foundation Fellow creates 'a great link for us and a chance to further embed involvement and engagement in our teaching and research'.


‘COVID-19 control measures choking rural, slum dwellers’. Professor Frances Griffiths

Sci Dev Net (26.11.2020) ‘COVID-19 control measures choking rural, slum dwellers’. Professor Frances Griffiths, the study’s co-author and a professor at the UK-based Warwick Medical School, tells SciDev.Net that slum dwellers were already disadvantaged by unreliable water supply, poor provision of toilets and makeshift housing in the slum communities and there is a danger of them being deprived further by COVID-19 control restrictions.

Wed 02 Dec 2020, 13:56 | Tags: HS_SSSH

Thank you

Thank you to some MBChB unsung heroes who have been keeping things running by providing large numbers of training sessions to equip teachers in GP, in the community and at WMS for online working; Sue Davies, Catherine Bennett, Imogen Davis, Cath Fenn, Clare Blackburn and Jan Cooper. The wheels would have fallen off without you!

Wed 02 Dec 2020, 13:55 | Tags: HS_SSSH

PhD Congratulations

Ines Kander, who has been awarded a PhD in Health Sciences for their PhD on ‘Care Pathways in Traumatic Brain Injury’. Ines was supervised by Diane Playford in the division of Health Sciences and Sudakshina Lahiri

Thu 19 Nov 2020, 11:48 | Tags: HS_SSSH

Academic Promotions

Congratulations to the following colleagues in SSSH on their recent promotions which will be effective from 1 June 2020:

Catherine Bennett – Reader
Kirstie Haywood – Reader
Felicity Boardman – Professor
David Davies – Professor
Lanre Sorinola – Professor

Well done to all.

Tue 07 Apr 2020, 12:52 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

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