Monthly Archives: May 2018

Nesta poll

How would you spend $10 million to ensure more children become innovators later in life?

Innovation is the driving force behind rising prosperity, yet we don’t often talk about how people become inventors. Now, a study using US data shows that who your parents are – and how much money they earn – makes a big difference to your chances of becoming an innovator. Ahead of IGL2018 in Boston, we asked six innovation and education experts to tell us how they’d tackle this problem.  Read more and vote in the poll



Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2018

The keynote speakers have been announced for the Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2018 taking 3-5 July, Birmingham, UK.

Professor Christine Jarvis, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), University of Huddersfield; John Gill, editor of Times Higher Education; and Shai Reshef, President of University of the People, USA. You can read the full news story here.

The conference will position the spotlight firmly on teaching in a global context, exploring how we can learn from global communities to ensure the best student experience for all. In addition to the keynote speakers, the conference will include over 300 sessions from over 500 presenters. Read More

Research Professional news

European researchers are turning down grants, MPs hear.  Some European Union nationals who won funding from the Wellcome Trust have turned down their grant offers due to Brexit, the House of Commons Exiting the EU Committee has been told. Read More

Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships Now Open. Deadline: 4 September.  Available for professors, readers or senior lecturers from any engineering discipline wishing to build strong industrial collaborations. Awards of up to £45,000 per annum for five years, the industrial partner should contribute at least £250,000. We welcome applications from women and other groups underrepresented across engineering. Read More

Differential fees ‘could harm engineering’  Engineers have warned that any reduction in university tuition fees as a result of the government’s post-18 education review could severely damage their discipline. Read More

REF data are a goldmine as well as a yardstick  Read More

NIHR News and Research

New recommendations launched to improve researchers’ feedback to patients and the public

A new guide has been launched to help researchers improve patient and public involvement in their studies. The guide provides advice on the best ways to ensure patients, carers, service users and members of public contributing to research are kept informed of research progress and that their input is formally acknowledged. Read More

NIHR awards £3m for new research to investigate screening to prevent one in ten strokes

The NIHR has announced a £3m funding award for a new programme of research investigating screening to detect undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, a heart condition responsible for one in ten strokes – Read More

Cancer patients could benefit from world’s largest surgery study

An NIHR-funded study aiming to improve care for patients undergoing cancer surgery worldwide has launched. The pioneering study – known as GlobalSurg3 – will pool patient information from hundreds of hospitals to directly compare surgery quality in more than 100 countries across four continents – Read More



Nurses’ Day

The England Centre for Practice Development presents: A Few Words About Me
Thursday 17th May 2018 2pm – 4pm
Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road Campus, Ng03 – Lecture Theatre

How can poetry help people living with dementia? A Few Words About Me was a community-based project that ran from October 2017 to March 2018, organised by Funder Films and funded by the National Lottery and Kent Community Foundation. As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Jasper Bouverie will show some short films documenting this recent project in Canterbury, Victoria Field will talk about the theory and practice of biblio-poetry therapy as it relates to dementia and Fay Blair will describe the process of evaluating the project. There will be opportunities to experience some of the creative writing techniques used in the sessions and for discussion.

Tickets are free, for further information contact or

To view the poster click here Nurses-day-2018-poster-5 (002)

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing’s Research & Enterprise Newsletter.

Welcome to the third issue of the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing’s Research & Enterprise Newsletter

Our Research and Enterprise work is continuing to grow in volume and outputs as more research and enterprise projects are starting off. Our European project teams have been busy with meetings at CCCU and Europe, exciting fieldwork and writing up of the first project reports and conference presentations. We are very proud of the achievements and national recognition of our Early Career Researchers as well as the growing number of national and international peer-reviewed journal papers published by colleagues across the Faculty. As a University and Faculty, we are thrilled by the news of the New Kent and Medway Medical School, which will open up new horizons for health and social care research and innovation with our regional stakeholders so watch this space! I hope you enjoy reading this issue and we look forward to seeing at our forthcoming events and seminars. Professor Eleni Hatzidimitriadou, Head of Research and Enterprise

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Faculty RE Newletter_issue 3
News & Events 2
Our Impact 4
Project Updates 5
RKE Awards 6
Publications 8
Finding Funding 9
Funding Successes 10
Research Hubs Update 12

Urgent and Emergency Care with NHS England and NHS Digital for 2018

There are places available to attend the Health and Care Improvement for Urgent and Emergency Care for 2018. This event will be looking into whats been achieved and what must be improved in healthcare across the UK. It will be held on the 10th July in Manchester at Etc.Venues.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Sam Shah, Director of Digital & Multichannel Development at NHS England
Diane Baynham, Head of Digital Transformation at NHS England & Head Of Service Design Digital Urgent and Emergency Care
Heather Caudle, RN, Director of Nursing – Improvement at NHS England
Indra Joshi, Clinical Lead Digital Experience and Urgent Care (NHS England)
Dr Raj Kumar, General Practitioner & Medical Director, NHS Clinical Leaders Network and NHS Digital
Mark Newton, Assistant Director Transformation at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Plus Many More Continue reading Urgent and Emergency Care with NHS England and NHS Digital for 2018

Nesta Newsletter May 2018

The Future of People Powered Health 2018 –  Power in health and care is changing. Demands are increasing for knowledge, decisions and control to be shared among citizens, professionals, communities, frontline staff and senior leaders. What if, working together, we could find and harness the power to improve health, care and wellbeing for everyone?    For the full article please click here

Innovation in the Future of Emergency Care 23/05/18 – Join policymakers, practitioners and other emergency services leaders who are shaping the future of health and social care, to learn about the work of Nesta grantee, GoodSAM, an emergency response app that’s saving lives. Register your interest.

FutureFest 2018 6-7/07/18 –  Nesta’s flagship festival is returning to Tobacco Dock in London, giving you the chance to hear directly from those putting emerging ideas into practice across democracy and government, work, health, education and the arts. Get your ticket here.

Using Grantfinder & Policyfinder

grant finder logoA few weeks ago the Research and Innovation Funding Unit (RIFU) had a visit from GRANTfinder’s Antony McKay

Grantfinder is a funding database and is one of the largest European funding research information tools. It finds and identifies support for community projects, capital expenditure, Research and Development, the environment etc. It is particularly useful in highlighting tendering opportunities.

Continue reading Using Grantfinder & Policyfinder