Imagining Futures is being exhibited as part of the British Science Festival - Felicity Boardman
I:DNA, which highlights the findings of Felicity Boardman's research project, Imagining Futures is being exhibited as part of the British Science Festival. The research explores the perspectives of people living with genetic conditions and their attitudes towards genetic screening. The installation uses spoken word, song, a large double helix structure and screens to communicate the findings of the research in an innovative and engaging way.
Congratulations to Dr Debbi Marais, who has recently gained recognition as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA/Advance HE)
Congratulations to Professor Colin Macdougall, who has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship by AdvanceHE.
Catholic Universe featured comments by Dr Mark-Alexander Sujan discussing the moral dilemma sparked by autonomous machines.
Higher Education Academy fellows
Congratulations to the following colleagues in the SSSH Unit, who have recently gained recognition as HEA Fellows through the Warwick Academic and Professional Pathway for Experienced Staff.
- Kate Seers, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Colin Macdougall, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Dr Gregory Moorlock on the motivations behind organ donations
Le Temps featured an article about the record numbers of kidney donations in Israel which includes comments from Dr Gregory Moorlock on the motivations behind organ donations.
Congratulations to the following colleagues on their recent promotions, which will be effective from 1 June 2019: Anne-Marie Slowther, Professor & Debbi Marais, Reader
Congratulations to Tamas Revesz, who has been awarded his PhD
Congratulations to Tamas Revesz, who has been awarded the degree of PhD by Published Work in Health Sciences for his work on ‘The Many Faces of Two Closely Related Tauopathies: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration’. Tamas was supervised by Diane Playford in the Division of Health Sciences.
Dr Felicity Boardman Associate Professor interview on BBC Cov and Warwickshire
Dr Felicity Boardman, Associate Professor was interviewed on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire this morning about predictive genetic testing.
Hannah Andrews, awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing for her PhD
Hannah Andrews, who has been awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing for her PhD on ‘The Experience of Self-Care and Self-Compassion in Nursing’. Hannah was supervised by Kate Seers and Stephanie Tierney in the Division of Health Sciences.
This week's press coverage
The BBC featured an article in which Professor Franco Cappuccio discusses salt’s effect on the body.
WKZO, Channel NewsAsia and others featured comments by Dr Joanna Garstang on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in an article discussing the safest bedding for infants.
Eurofresh Distribution reported that simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, according to WMS research. The article includes comments by Dr Oyinlola Oyebode.
Education Executive featured an article about mental wellbeing at work which includes comments from Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown.
WIRED UK included comments by Dr Michelle Miller on the link between sleep quality and physical health.
Prof Sophie Staniszewska in the news
BioMed Central featured an article about patient peer review in academic journals which mentions that Professor Sophie Staniszewska is part of the patient reviewer survey team.
Well done to Dr Lucy Hammond and Dr Debbi Marais
Well done to Lucy Hammond, Alyson Quinn and Debbi Marais, who delivered a symposium on ‘Addressing challenges to enhancing the student experience for part-time professional learners in healthcare’ at the AdvanceHE 29th International Networking for Healthcare Education conference in Cambridge last week, which was very well received.
Dr Gregory Moorlock discussing human organ trade
The Conversation featured an article by Dr Gregory Moorlock discussing how an ex-Barcelona player’s legal liver transplant is focusing attention on the human organ trade.
Frances Griffiths named Turing Fellow
Congratulation to Professor Frances Griffiths, who is being named a Turing Fellow with the Alan Turing Institute, commencing 1 October 2018 for a duration of two years. During this time she will be undertaking case studies on social and ethical implications of the use of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare. She is already a member of the Alan Turing Institute Data Ethics Group.
Congratulations to Kate Seers who was awarded honorary membership of the British Pain Society this week
Congratulations to Kate Seers who was awarded honorary membership of the British Pain Society this week “in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the alleviation of pain through personal endeavour and through her work for the Society.”
Dr Felicity Boardman - an inspiring example of how to be a public intellectual with panache!
This is a great broadcast by Felicity now on iplayer radio.
An inspiring example of how to be a public intellectual with panache!
Felicity Boardman discusses genetic screening for 'serious conditions'. But what, she asks, is a 'serious condition'? The answer to that question will vary, and might increase as genomic medicine expands. The answer, too, will have dramatic consequences for which people we will accept as future ...
BioEdge featured comments by Dr Greg Moorlock and Professor Heather Draper
BioEdge featured comments by Dr Greg Moorlock and Professor Heather Draper discussing the possible use of social media platforms such as Facebook by the government to solicit organ donations for patients in need of a transplant.
Dr Felicity Boardman has been awarded a Research Enrichment award from Wellcome Trust
Dr Felicity Boardman has been awarded a Research Enrichment award from Wellcome Trust for 'Pre-conception genetic screening for conditions of uncertain or variable prognosis: social and ethical implications'.
Congratulations to Dr Rachel Hale for Invitation by the World Health Organisation
Congratulations to Dr Rachel Hale, who has been invited by the World Health Organisation to serve as a Scientific Advisory Group member, to synthesise practical implementation guidance to support countries introducing health care worker vaccination with influenza uptake or those addressing low immunisation uptake.
A delegation from Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health visited the University of Warwick on the 8th March to learn about healthcare in the UK and find out about how the NHS tackles population health within the NHS.
Congratulations to Prof Kate Seers, who has achieved the status of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Congratulations to Kate Seers, who has achieved the status of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, based on her doctoral supervision. She was mentored by Catherine Bennett.
Dr Felicity Boardman research has found that the majority of people in the UK support screening for spinal muscular atrophy.
Professor Sophie Staniszewska will be a speaker at the New NHS Alliance’s 2017 Action Summit
National Health Executive reported that Professor Sophie Staniszewska will be a speaker at the New NHS Alliance’s 2017 Action Summit being held at the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Prof Diane Playford - £50,000 research into new ways of cancer care
Stratford Herald featured news that a £50,000 research project in which the University of Warwick is involved will look at new ways of delivering cancer care. The article includes comments from Professor Diane Playford.