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