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Faculty of Health & Wellbeing lunchtime research seminar series


Addressing the issue of safer staffing in community care settings: shining the spotlight on doing things differently. – Tuesday 14th March at 12-1pm (lunch & networking from 11.30am)

This session presents the outcomes of participatory research with community nurses that addresses the gaps and challenges in developing a robust way of measuring safe staffing levels on which to base decisions about commissioning of future health and care services for people in or close to their own homes.  Continue reading Faculty of Health & Wellbeing lunchtime research seminar series

8th Annual Baby Room Conference 31.3.17 – BOOK NOW!

8th Annual Baby Room Conference 31.3.17 – BOOK NOW!

This annual conference provides time and space to listen, reflect, discuss and debate the education and care of babies and young children from birth to two. It is for anyone whose studies and/or work involve babies’ early learning and development. The day includes presentations by internationally renowned speakers with time to ask questions, to meet new people, to reflect and to browse exhibitors’ stands over refreshments and lunch.

The conference is free for staff and £15 for students – please encourage your students to attend if it is of relevance to them.

Please make all bookings (staff and students) via this link

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing Lunchtime Research Seminar Series – Spring 2017

seminar networking plus teaThe Faculty of Health and Wellbeing lunchtime research seminar series continues next term, and the programme for Spring 2017 is now available.

The seminar series provides a forum to present and discuss research work undertaken by Faculty academics and students.  Seminars are open to anyone who has an interest in research in Health and Wellbeing.

Presentations are normally from 12-1pm.  Further details of each seminar will be released nearer the time.  You can see the topic for each seminar below or download the flyer to keep. Continue reading Faculty of Health & Wellbeing Lunchtime Research Seminar Series – Spring 2017

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing Lunchtime Research Seminar Series

The title of this seminar is ‘A pilot study to evaluate the use of social media in teaching’, Led by Ann Price on Tuesday 15th November in PRf01.

Lunch from 11.30, presentation 12-1pm and networking and questions 1-1.30pm.

To book a place, please email or telephone 01227 922976.



Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar

Universities as ‘anchor institutions’ in their local economies: devolution, skills development and supporting entrepreneurship


Kevin Richardson, Local Growth Consultant, HEFCE and Jacqui Ward, Director, Cities & Local Growth Unit


Andrew Bacon, Enactus UK; Charlie Ball, HECSU; Rowena Burns, Manchester Science Partnerships; Susan Davies, Santander Business Banking; Nick Goldspink, N8 Research Partnership; Professor Ellie Hamilton, Lancaster University; Professor Mike Hinton, High Value Manufacturing Catapult; Gabriel Huntley, University Alliance; Matthew Rhodes, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership; Professor Tom Rodden, University of Nottingham and Tristan Watson, Ignite Accelerator

Chaired by:

Baroness Hughes of Stretford and Jim McMahon MP, Member, Communities and Local Government Committee  Continue reading Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar

Cultural Engagement for Wellbeing: launch of the Lunchtime Research Seminar Series

This year’s Faculty of Health & Wellbeing lunchtime research seminar series launched with a presentation by Nick Ewbank on Cultural Engagement for Wellbeing.

Nick spoke about his current work with the Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts & Health and others on a project funded by a Wellcome Trust seed award (£50,000). The project investigates the impacts of engaging in mainstream cultural activity on people’s health and wellbeing and on social connectedness. A further aim is to contribute to policy formation and decision making in respect of cultural engagement as a wider determinant of population health and wellbeing.

We learned that the project idea had grown from collaborations on previously funded work with the Arts and  Humanities Research Council (AHRC).  The development of both the AHRC bid and the Wellcome Trust application were supported by the RKE team in the Research and Enterprise Development Centre.

Nick also spoke about the process of bringing on board new partners and experts to supplement the experience of the original team.

Nick outlined the components of the current work which are:

  • data analysis
  • literature review
  • developing a wellbeing measure for the cultural sector, and
  • investigating barriers to access.

He also described how ‘developing a measure’ was proving to be more complex than originally imagined and there were now discussions with the Wellcome Trust to postpone this component to a later stage.

The aim is to use the seed award to prepare for a larger, collaborative award with the Wellcome Trust (up to £1.5m over 5 years).

We were also treated to a brief history of the development of medicine and the arts and there were fruitful questions and discussions, for example around the problems of defining terms such as ‘cultural engagement’.

For those that couldn’t make it, slides from the presentations are available on request from

Other seminars coming up this term

The other seminars planned for this term are given below. The presentations run from 12-1pm (with questions). Lunch is available from 11.30 and there is time for further networking from 1-1.30.

Date Led by Seminar Title Research Hub
8th November in Nt03 Xiaomei Lu Cord Blood Stem Cell in Health and Diseases Medical Science
15th November Ann Price A pilot study to evaluate the use of social media in teaching Education
29th November Sue Gibson, Sue Soan, Judy Dur-rant, Gayle Le Moine, Lorna Hughes Taking on the challenge of breaking down barriers. Education
13th December Eve Hutton Support needs of parents and carers of children with physical disabilities Child Health and Wellbeing


To book your place or for any questions, please contact

International Community of Practice (ICoP) for End of Life Care

Practice Development in End of Life Care Symposium
Friday, 7th October 2016 from 09.00 – 16.30 hours
The Spitfire Cricket Ground, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NZ

Early bird rate just £30, inclusive of lunch and refreshments.  For full information please click on the link


Health & Wellbeing Lunchtime Seminar

This lunchtime seminar will be delivered by Nick Woznitza. School of Allied Health.  Nick will be speaking on: Radiographer advanced practice:  exploring the evidence and impact on service delivery  This seminar will briefly review the development of clinical reporting by radiographers, examine the evidence base, and discuss the involvement of advanced practitioners in meeting current service demands.”  This comes under the theme of Medical Sciences

The seminar will take place in in Lg45, Laud building, Tuesday 5th July  2016.  Food & refreshments will be available from 11.30am, the formal part of the session will run from 12pm to 1pm & colleagues are then welcome to stay on for informal discussions & networking until 1.30pm.

Colleagues wishing to attend should please email: