Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Social media conference

Social Media for Learning in Higher Education #SocMedHE16 at Sheffield Hallam University 16th December 2017

Jane & Lizzie
Jane Wray and Lizzie Ette attended the conference to learn more about how social media could be used within teaching and learning to enhance the student experience. As social media becomes more prevalent in everyday life, students increasing wish to engage with and use social media as a tool for learning and personal and professional development.
The conference attendees were from all over the UK and from different academic disciplines but with a shared interest in the potential of social media to transform the learning and teaching environment. Interactivity was key and the day started with a team session to develop on online resource to share with the rest of the conference (all done within one hour!) and this was focused on the principles of the empowered learner. Formal presentations followed with presenters sharing their experiences of using different social media platforms with students and colleagues. The key messages from the conference were:

  • Don’t be afraid to dabble until you find the right social media platform for you and your students
  •  For every different teaching approach and for every possible group size there are technologies that can support and enhance those approaches
  • Digital literacy is increasingly linked to employability and is an expected competency for all students graduating from HE

You can catch up all the discussions and debate from the conference via the hashtag #SocMedHE16. Lizzie and Jane with the support of Kirsty Fishburn and Kate Heaney will be sharing their learning from this event (and other helpful social media top tips) at a faculty lunch-time seminar on Wednesday 3 May 2017.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Year 4 Clinical Psychology Trainees Community Psychology Placement Poster Presentations

These pictures show the Year 4 Clinical Psychology Trainees Community Psychology Placement Poster Presentations held on 15th December 2016. The event was held to mark the end of Year 4 trainees first community psychology placement. The trainees were on placement within various organisations within the local community. Organisations that took part in the community placements were HANA (Humber All Nations Alliance), Open Doors, Foresight, Timebank, Doorstep, Catch 22, Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group and Humber Community Advice Service. Staff and service users from these organisations were invited to attend the event as well as staff from the university. The trainees presented information from their placements and demonstrated the key learning from them. The key objectives for the placements were for the trainees to develop an ability to reflect on their social, cultural political contexts and how this influences assumptions, values and beliefs about the world and different communities. The trainee were required to think about linking theory from social constructionism, critical and community psychology to their practice within the third sector context. During the course of the afternoon trainees, staff and service users engage in interesting discussions about the work that these services provide and how working with communities who may be socially marginalised in their community is vitally important. Topics of discussion involved thinking about how power, the environment and social status may play a role in maintaining an unjust status quo.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

New publications in midwifery by Julie Jomeen

Dean and Professor Julie Jomeen has co-authored:

Noonan, M., Galvin, R., Doody, O., Jomeen, J (2016) A qualitative meta-synthesis: public health nurses role in the identification and management of perinatal mental health problems. Journal of Advanced Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/jan.13155

Borg- Cunan, N., Jomeen, J., Borg Xuerb, R., Poat, A (2016) A narrative review of interventions addressing the parental–fetal relationship. Women and Birth doi: 101016/j.wombi.2016.11.005

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Mark Hayter meets UK Secretary of State for Health in China

Professor Mark Hayter was part of a UK Government integrative health mission to China this week, visiting hospitals and universities in five cities. He met the RHon Jeremy Hunt, MP and Secretary of State for Health at a UK integrated health and social care reception in Shanghai, China

L-R: Mark is pictured here with Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP and
Professor Margaret Rowe Dean of Health at
the University of Salford

Faculty colleagues complete PG Cert Professional Management in Higher Education

Andrea Randerson and Sarah Camm
L-R Andrea and Sarah
receive their certificates
this week at the awards ceremony
have completed the PG Cert Professional Management in Higher Education

Monday, 5 December 2016

Chinese visitors to the Faculty

This photograph was taken to include as many of our recent Chinese visitors to the Faculty as possible.

We are about to say 'goodbye' after one year to Yu Chen from Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province who is photographed here with more recently arrived Xin Wang from Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province and Li Qi from Qiqihar Medical University, Qiqihar, Heilongjiang Province.

From L-R: Professor Roger Watson, Xin Wang, Li Qi, Dean and Professor Julie Jomeen, Yu Chen

Photograph courtesy of Dr Bernie Barnicoat

Access to mental health services for young people in hull and East Riding

Conference just beginning with local MP Alan Johnson in attendance seen here with colleagues from the Department of Psychological Health and Wellbeing

Friday, 25 November 2016

A qualitative exploration of responses to self-compassion in a non-clinical sample

Lesley Glover
Maxine Campion and Lesley Glover have co-authored:

Campion M & Glover L (2016) A qualitative exploration of responses to self-compassion in a non-clinical sampleHealth & Social Care in the Community doi: 10.1111/hsc.12408

MAxine Campion

Maxine has made a YouTube on self-compassion

New BSc(hons) Paramedic Science programme

From September 2017 (subject to HCPC approval) the University of Hull in collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service will be providing a BSc(hons) Paramedic Science programme. This is a 3 year programme with a 50/50 split between academic work and clinical placement experience. Successful students will be able to register with the Health Care Professions Council as a qualified paramedic.

This exciting new programme is designed to enable the paramedic to be adaptable and responsive to changes in health and in unscheduled emergency care provision, working as part of a multidisciplinary team. The modules below aim to develop a skilled, evidence based and critical thinking paramedic who is able to respond to the increasing complexity of the role.

Year 1 –  Clinical Practice Education 1
               Anatomy and Physiology
               Introduction to Evidence Based Practice
               Foundations of Professional Practice
               Professional and Contemporary issues in paramedic practice

Year 2 –  Clinical Practice Education 2
               Research Methods
               Acute Pre-hospital care
               Clinical Assessment and Examination
               Pathophysiology for Paramedics

Year 3 –  Clinical Practice Education 3
               Management of the critically ill patient
               Clinical Pharmacology for Paramedics
               Research Project

Students can apply via UCAS which is now open to applications.

Any enquiries about this programme should be forwarded to Nicki Credland Curriculum development lead.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Former Faculty Student on BBC TV – Anne Elkins from the Global Health Degree

The Big Food Rescue (Documentary)
Programme following two men on a mission to change Britain's food habits. Outraged by the amount of fresh food that is binned in Britain, Robin Aitken and David Cairns are running a new charity that aims to take produce due to be thrown out by the supermarkets and divert it to people who need fresh food the most. They need to sign up supermarkets and wholesalers and find suitable charities that could benefit from the food. Meanwhile, trustee Michael tries to make every penny count in the search for a new van. Each episode looks at a specific aspect of the project. This new five part programme airs on BBC1 at 9.15-10.00am every day from Monday 28 December to Friday 2 December 2016

Anne Elkin is the Project Coordinator for the Felix project which is the subject of this series. Anne undertook the BSc Global Health and Humanitarian Relief degree here in the Faculty of Health and went on to take a Masters in Nutrition for Global Health at LSHTM.The work that the Felix project does can be viewed on their website 

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Professor Mark Hayter gives keynote paper at the Australasian Sexual Health conference

Professor Mark Hayter was invited by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) to give a keynote paper on integrated sexual health services at the Australasian sexual Health conference in Adelaide this week

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Health and illness in our everyday lives

Please see details of this event below. Colleagues past and present from the faculty have a poster:

Wilkinson, Y., Whitfield, C., Hannigan, S., Azam Ali, P. and Hayter, M., 2016. Young peoples' experiences of ‘sexting’. 


Wilkinson, Y., Whitfield, C., Hannigan, S., Azam Ali, P. and Hayter, M., 2016. A qualitative meta-synthesis of young peoples' experiences of ‘sexting’.  British Journal of School Nursing11(4), pp.183-191.

Health and illness
in our everyday lives


Join us on Saturday 12th November 2016, 10am-4pm
for a free public event about health matters at
Lightstream Stadium, Preston Road, Hull HU9 5HE


·                Discover how living in Hull could influence how long you live

·                Learn how to become a nurse or a doctor

·                Take part in a range of fun activities, including health snakes and ladders, and our ukulele workshop (11am – midday)

·                Find out about healthy eating, and sporting opportunities in your area


Free to attend – all are welcome!


To find out more click here 
or email julie.seymour@hyms.ac.uk




Hull York Medical School | Hertford Building, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX

Friday, 4 November 2016

Social Work success

Message from Dean Professor Julie Jomeen:

I am delighted to announce that the social work team have been successful in their bid for teaching partnership funding with colleagues in North Lincolnshire LA.

This is clearly an excellent outcome and a real positive reflection of both the SW programmes and the relationships with partners and will enable both continued high quality delivery of the programmes but also underpin future developments. Many thanks to all those involved for all their hard work and I am sure you will all join me in offering congratulations on the deserved success

INTERDEM presentation in Copenhagen

Research Assistants in the Faculty Rosie Dunn and Paraskevi Zafeiridi presented at the recent 26th Alzheimer's Europe Conference in Copenhagen. The presentation was very well received: http://www.alzheimer-europe.org/Conferences/2016-Copenhagen

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Forthcoming publications and presentation by Dr Janet Kelly

Janet Kelly
Dr Janet Kelly has had the following articles accepted:

Millington H, Kelly J (2016) Why not boys? The human papillomavirus vaccine schedule in the UK British Journal of School Nursing 11:9 1-5

Kelly J, Welch E (2016) Ehical decsion-making regarding infant viability: a dicussion Nursing Ethics doi: 10.1177/0969733016677869

Benthall EM, Draper HJA, Henning J, Kelly J (2016) 'A band of brothers' - an exploration of the range of medical ethical issues faced by British senior military clinicians on deployment in Afghanistan: a qualitative study Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps doi:10.1136/jramc-2016-000701

Janet is also giving a presentation at the Royal College of Nursing, International Centenary Conference  22 November 2016 in London titled: Ethical considerations and complexities for military nurses and ways to overcome them

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Nicola Credland invited to next Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony

Text of a letter received by Nicola from Professor Trevor Sheldon of HYMS:

I am writing to let you know that as part of the team, which worked so hard
on setting up the Physician Associate Training Programme over the last year,
you have been nominated for a Staff Excellence Award for your exemplary
A panel drawn from Management Board looked at all nominations. I am
delighted to let you know that it decided your contribution should be
recognised and celebrated by the School. You will therefore be invited to the
School’s next Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony where your contribution
to the successful development of the programme will be recognised.
The panel noted the impressive achievement of setting up the programme in a
very short period of time and your collective efforts as a highly performing
team to design, develop and have the programme approved, arrange
placements and recruit successfully a full cohort of students. It was particularly
impressive as many of you could not devote yourself full-time to this activity
and it had to be balanced with your other roles.
Congratulations and thank you for your contribution to HYMS.
Best wishes

Janice Nolan and Deborah Robinson on film

Our colleagues were caught on film at the Your Future event organised by Hull City Council, the Humber LEP and the Careers and Enterprise Company
Deborah Robinson
Janice Nolan

Friday, 28 October 2016

Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia

Colleagues Dr Chris Clarke and Dr Emma Wolverson in Clinical Psychology have co-edited:

Clarke C, Wolverson E Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London

As explained by Chris Clarke: 'The book explores the potential for positive psychology perspectives and concepts to be applied in furthering our understanding of ‘living well’ with dementia. Each chapter looks at a specific theme/concept (e.g. hope, humour, resilience etc), relates it to dementia and also includes personal accounts or interview transcripts to illustrate the potential experience of those concepts in living with dementia'.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Nicola Credland goes LIVE

Nicola Credland has passed her interview to be a LIVES medic. The medic role applies to volunteer doctors, nurses and paramedics who have specialist skills and can provide advanced support and management in complex medical and trauma emergencies. 

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The DEarEST project – Co-creating healthy ageing in Hull:

Lesley Glover
Dr Lesley Glover and Judith Dyson, along with Professor Fiona Cowdell of Birmingham City University, have secured £29,964 over one year from the local Clinical Commissioning Group for a project:
Judith Dyson
 'The DEarEST project – Co-creating healthy ageing in Hull'