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MILESTONE video nominated for award

Congratulations to the Milestone team, whose short film 'Lost in Transit' has been shortlisted for the Royal Television Society Awards in the Midlands. Watch the film here.

Mon 07 Oct 2019, 09:22 | Tags: HealthSciences

Congratulations: Lazaros Andronis

Congratulations to Dr Lazaros Andronis, who has been awarded funding through the Monash Warwick Alliance Education Scheme as a visiting educator to Monash University later in the academic year.

Mon 07 Oct 2019, 09:21 | Tags: HealthSciences

Imagining Futures is being exhibited as part of the British Science Festival - Felicity Boardman

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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.

Tue 17 Sep 2019, 14:06 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Congratulations to Dr Debbi Marais, who has recently gained recognition as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA/Advance HE)

Congratulations to Dr Debbi Marais, who has recently gained recognition as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA/Advance HE) through the Warwick Academic and Professional Pathway for Experienced Staff.

All HEA Fellows have, through their applications, demonstrated a personal commitment to learning and teaching in higher education. Further information can be found here.

Wed 14 Aug 2019, 12:31 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Prof Colin Macdougall awarded National Teaching Fellowship

Congratulations to Professor Colin Macdougall, who has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship by AdvanceHE.

Tue 06 Aug 2019, 09:04 | Tags: news HS_SSSH HealthSciences

WMS Master's in Public Health ranked 16th in the world

We're delighted that our Master's in Public Health has been ranked 16th in the world in the Eduniversal Best Master's Ranking 2019.

Wed 31 Jul 2019, 09:26 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Prof Paramjit Gill named Medical Professional of the Year

Paramjit Gill, Professor of General Practice, has been named winner of the Medical Professional of the Year accolade at the 2019 British Indian Awards.

Wed 31 Jul 2019, 09:20 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Video GP surgeries could curb need for face-to-face visits

Patients consulting their doctor by video link could reduce the need for GP visits but it is not suitable for everyone, a pilot study involving Warwick Medical School has found.

Thu 06 Jun 2019, 08:15 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Mortality rate ‘weekend effect’ not a reliable measure of care quality in hospitals

The higher mortality rate for weekend hospital admissions should not be used as an indicator of quality of care due to the lack of data preceding patient admission and on the severity of their illness, a new study conducted at Warwick Medical School has concluded.

Thu 06 Jun 2019, 08:10 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Only one in five doctors aware of patient feedback about their care online, survey reveals

Around one in five doctors are aware of patient feedback about themselves on review and ratings websites, according to a new survey of health professionals.

Mon 03 Jun 2019, 12:23 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Prof Franco Cappuccio awarded Recognition of Excellence Award in Dietary Salt Reduction

The 2019 Awards Committee of the World Hypertension League has awarded the 2019 WHL Recognition of Excellence Award in Dietary Salt Reduction to Professor Francesco Cappuccio in recognition of his role as a global leader who has contributed much to better the global population.

Wed 22 May 2019, 14:43 | Tags: news HealthSciences

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.

Wed 27 Mar 2019, 12:09 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Congratulations to Tamas Revesz, who has been awarded his PhD

 Tamas Revesz

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.

Thu 21 Mar 2019, 10:35 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

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.

Wed 27 Feb 2019, 11:27 | Tags: news HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_Ethics

Low-cost changes in hospital canteens could ‘nudge’ customers to healthier diets

Making healthy food easier to access in hospital canteens and food outlets, as well as increasing healthy options and reducing portion sizes, are the most effective ways of encouraging healthcare staff to improve their diets according to a new study from WMS.

Mon 11 Feb 2019, 13:40 | Tags: news HealthSciences

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.

Thu 17 Jan 2019, 08:38 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Research by Professor Franco Cappuccio featured in Nature

Nature featured research by Professor Franco Cappuccio which shows that day-to-day variations in sleep quality affect standing balance in healthy adults. Read the Warwick press release to find out more about this work.

Wed 05 Dec 2018, 12:01 | Tags: HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_STATS

Noel McCarthy awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Noel McCarthy awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Congratulations to Noel McCarthy who has been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, mentored by Kate Seers. WMS staff seeking this teaching accreditation, in particular those without formal teaching qualifications, are supported in preparation by the Learning and Development Centre. Find out more.

Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:38 | Tags: HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_STATS HS_Ethics

Falls are more likely when you’ve had a bad night's sleep

Disturbances during sleep decreases capability to control posture and balance according to researchers from Warwick Medical School and the University of Warwick's Department of Engineering.

Mon 03 Dec 2018, 08:51 | Tags: news HealthSciences

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.


This week's press coverage

 
Market Business News (and others) reported that simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, according to research by WMS. The article includes comments by Dr Oyinlola Oyebode.


World Leisure Jobs reported that the FHT Award for Complementary Therapy Research was awarded to Nicola Brough, clinic director at Torus Wellbeing Clinic and Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown for their initiative: 'Development and validation of the Warwick Holistic Health Questionnaire (WHHQ): assessing changes in health and wellbeing of Craniosacral Therapy/CAM users'.

Yahoo included comments by Professor Roger Gadsby on the lack of specialist support for NHS staff.

Practice Business included comments by Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown on mental health and wellbeing.

  

Thu 01 Nov 2018, 11:12 | Tags: HealthSciences

Inadequate evidence to guide caffeine intake for breastfeeding mothers, review finds

There is no robust evidence for positive or negative effects of maternal caffeine consumption during breastfeeding on a breastfed child, according to research by Warwick Medical School.

Mon 15 Oct 2018, 15:14 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Moving location of fruit and vegetables in shops can lead to 15% sales increase

Simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, new research by Warwick Medical School has found.

Mon 15 Oct 2018, 15:12 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Dr Gregory Moorlock discussing human organ trade

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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.




Wed 01 Aug 2018, 12:23 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_Ethics

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.

Thu 26 Jul 2018, 08:52 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

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