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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'.

'Reconnecting Academic Primary Care in the SW Region'

The Unit of Academic Primary at Warwick Medical School are delighted to be hosted the SW Society for Academic Primary Care 2021 on-line conference.

Call for abstracts and registration are now open!

Tue 12 Jan 2021, 10:19 | Tags: news HealthSciences HS_APC

Taking a LEAP forward: Compulsive exercise training in Sweden

Compulsive exercise is an important symptom of the eating disorders. It affects up to 80% of patients and is associated with longer length of hospitalisation, poor recovery, increased physiological complications and relapse rates. Work conducted by Professor Caroline Meyer and her team has increased our understanding of the causes and maintenance factors associated with problematic exercise and has led to the development of screening and assessment tools. In addition, this work has resulted in the development of LEAP, which is a cognitive-behavioural based approach specifically aimed at reducing compulsive exercise cognitions and behaviours.

Thu 22 Oct 2020, 17:16 | Tags: HealthSciences

Diagnostic tool for Coronavirus being developed by University of Warwick makes significant step forward

Scientists at the University of Warwick have demonstrated that a potential diagnostic tool for detecting COVID-19 using sugars will work with a virus rather than just its proteins, a significant step in making it a viable test in future.

Fri 25 Sep 2020, 12:05 | Tags: news HealthSciences

COVID-19 measures deepening health inequalities in slum communities

Efforts to stem the impact of COVID-19 in low to middle income countries could be creating a health time bomb in their slum communities by deepening existing inequalities, according to an international team of health researchers led by WMS.

Thu 24 Sep 2020, 15:08 | Tags: news HealthSciences

COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea could be at additional risk

People who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea could be at increased risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19 according to a new study from WMS.

Thu 24 Sep 2020, 15:06 | Tags: news HealthSciences

University of Warwick partners in project forming part of UK Government’s support for global communities impacted by COVID-19

Researchers at WMS are part of an international research team that have been awarded funding by the UK Government to investigate remote primary healthcare consulting for people with long term conditions in Tanzania and Nigeria.

Fri 11 Sep 2020, 13:10 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Reset ethics: supporting ethical decision-making in non-Covid health services during and after the pandemic

Researchers at WMS are involved in a new project that will examine the issues of resetting NHS services following the suspension of all but essential services during lockdown.

Mon 07 Sep 2020, 14:44 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Risk factors for mortality in diabetic patients discharged from hospital identified

Researchers from the Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG and WMS have identified known risk factors for mortality in adult patients discharged from hospital with diabetes.

Wed 02 Sep 2020, 13:13 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Preventing virus spread within households could be key to controlling new outbreaks of COVID-19

More effective measures to prevent infection spreading within households are a vital part of preventing a second wave of COVID-19, say researchers at WMS and the University of Birmingham.

Mon 24 Aug 2020, 11:17 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Most GP trainees willing to use mindfulness to tackle burnout: new study

A new study by WMS researchers has found that mindfulness could help trainee GPs to build their resilience and reduce burnout, helping to reduce the number of newly qualified GPs leaving the profession.

Mon 03 Aug 2020, 14:55 | Tags: news HealthSciences HS_APC

Plant-based diets shown to lower blood pressure even with limited meat and dairy

A diet rich in plant-based foods can include a limited amount of animal products and still improve blood pressure, new research by WMS demonstrates.

Mon 03 Aug 2020, 14:53 | Tags: news HealthSciences

'Coventry Creates' and Care Companion

Care Companion, a Unit of Academic Primary Care project, benefits from a creative partnership award allowing artists to continue their work during the COVID-19 pandemic through collaboration with researchers from the social sciences, arts, science and medicine from across both the city’s universities.

Thu 02 Jul 2020, 12:37 | Tags: HealthSciences HS_APC

Warwick Primary Care Researcher wins Yvonne Carter Award

The Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher has been awarded to Dr Sarah Mitchell. Sarah recently gained her PhD here at WMS, supervised by Prof Jeremy Dale. It is especially exciting that Sarah should receive this award, as Yvonne Carter was Dean of Warwick Medical School from 2004 to 2009.

Mon 29 Jun 2020, 12:14 | Tags: news HealthSciences HS_APC

Care Companion demonstrates vital role of online resources in carers’ wellbeing during lockdown

The role that online resources have played in supporting the wellbeing of unpaid carers and keeping them connected during the COVID-19 lockdown is being highlighted this week by the WMS team behind Care Companion.

Wed 10 Jun 2020, 08:29 | Tags: news HealthSciences HS_APC

Confusion over CPR in patients with covid-19

Prof Franco Cappuccio from MHWB unit has letter published in the BMJ regarding CPR in Covid-19 patients

Mon 18 May 2020, 10:33 | Tags: HealthSciences HS_MHWB

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

Congratulations to Sophie Staniszewka

Grant successes

Congratulations to Sophie Staniszewka for her successful grant, Developing high quality commissioning of PPIE in NIHR of £40,698.

Tue 07 Apr 2020, 12:42 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

PhD Congratulations to Nathan Pearson

Nathan Pearson has been awarded a PhD in Health Sciences for his PhD on ‘Improving the Assessment of Fatigue in Axial Spondyloarthritis: improving patient outcomes’. Nathan was supervised by Kirstie Haywood, Jon Packham and Liz Tutton in the Division of Health Sciences.

Wed 29 Jan 2020, 12:23 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Congratulations to Professor Colin Macdougall - National Teaching Fellowship 2019

Congratulations to Professor Colin Macdougall (Warwick Medical School), who is honoured with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship award at graduation this week.

Tue 28 Jan 2020, 09:55 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Congratulations to Lise Worthen-Chaudhari - PhD awarded


PhD student awarded

Congratulations to Lise Worthen-Chaudhari, who has been awarded a PhD (by Published Works) in Health Sciences for her PhD on ‘Neurorehabilitation: Skill Learning After Neurotrauma'. Lise was supervised by Prof Diane Playford in the Division of Health Sciences.

Wed 08 Jan 2020, 12:00 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

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