Thursday, 29 June 2017

Faculty of Health Sciences Professors Watson and Hayter at the University of Genoa, Italy

Faculty of Health Sciences Professors Roger Watson and Mark Hayter visited the Nursing Doctoral Centre at the University of Genoa, Italy this week. They gave lectures on research and academic writing as well as advising students on their PhD projects and writing research papers with Faculty staff. 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Soapbox Science

Hull 2017
Date: 1st July
Time: 2 to 5pm
Location: St Stephens
entrance (Freensway side)
Female scientists take to the streets to share their science
from a soapbox!
Everyone is welcome, please come along, learn and enjoy!

Review Identifying 9 Factors That Predicted Doping among Young People

Aam Nicholls has co-authored an article in: 

Frontiers in Psychology 

Recent Chinese visitors to the Faculty

Amanda Lee writes:
Our pro vice chancellor for education
Alan Speight is pictured here with the delegation. 

Our Faculty had the pleasure of hosting delegates from the University of Yangzhou (China) last week. Xu Qin, Director of the International Office led a team of academics from the Faculties of Nursing, Science, Engineering and Biomedicine to discuss potential collaborations. Professor Weijuan Gong, Dean of the Nursing School, Professor Youping Wang, Associate Dean of the College of Biological Science & Technology and Qingjun Hua the Chief Accountant and Director of Finance met with our team of academics to discuss delivery of joint programs in Nursing and Biomedical Sciences. The group also included Professor Huaiguo Xue, Dean of College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering and Professor Junjie Gong, Dean of the College of Mechanical Engineering, who discussed potential collaborations with the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Developing transnational education key to our University’s international strategy and we look forward to continuing collaborations with the University of Yangzhou. 

International Exchange Erasmus student network

Biomedical Science research seminar

Friday, 23 June 2017

Julie Jomeen at International Congress of Midwives in Toronto

Dean Professor Julie Jomeen has just returned from the ICM in Toronto; two papers were jointly authiored with Catriona Jones

Hull PhD student  Mari Greenfield
Julie with Dr Mariatha Yazbek from University of Pretoria
Julie with Dr Elaine Jefford from
SCU, Australia 

House of Commons Armed Forces Day

Pictures from Lt Col Dr Janet Kelly QARANC and Dr Jacqui White who attended

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

New book with chapter by Julie Jomeen

Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period: Implications and Guidance for Professionals

Edited by Gill Thomson, University of Central Lancashire,
UK and Virginia Schmied, University of Western Sydney,

Drawing on psychosocial perspectives, this book considers the underlying risk factors that create situations of vulnerability and marginalisation for mothers, from their baby‘s conception up to a year after birth. It identifies the protective factors - whether at an individual, family, community or service level – that can mitigate against adverse outcomes and it highlights promising evidence-based interventions. With its focus on social and cultural diversity as well as complex needs, this is an excellent overview for students and practitioners alike, featuring the latest research findings, illustrations of exemplary care, and emphasis on implications for practice.

Foreword by Soo Downe
1. Introducing the s and focus Virginia Schmied and Gill Thomson
2. Women with a diagnosed mental health problem Julie Jomeen, Susan E. Fleming and Colin R. Martin
3. Asylum seekers and refugees. A cross European perspective Marie-Clare Balaam, Mel Cooper, Dineke Korfker and Charles Savona-Ventura
4. Working with Indigenous families Donna Hartz and Leona McGrath
5. Lesbian women becoming mothers Brenda Hayman
6. Women with a disability, transition to motherhood and the self Denise Lawler
7. Domestic and family violence Angela Taft and Leesa Hooker
8. Maternal substance use in the perinatal period Lucinda Burns, Victoria Coleman-Cowger and Courtney Breen
9. Women who are incarcerated Cathrine Fowler and Chris Rossiter
10. Giving birth earlier than expected. Mothers whose newborn requires neonatal intensive care Nancy Feeley
11. The ripple effects of a traumatic birth. Risk, impact and implications for practice Gill Thomson, Cheryl Beck and Susan Ayers
12. Reproductive loss and grief Hannah Dahlen
13. Resilience and sustainability amongst maternity care providers Susan Crowther
14. Interprofessional collaboration. A crucial component of support for women and families in the perinatal period Kim Psaila and Virginia Schmied
15. Drawing the threads together Gill Thomson and Virginia Schmied

Good news from Uganda

Nicki Credland writes:

During a visit to Mburara in Uganda in March 2014 I met a “nurse” named Harriet. She was extremely bright but with no formal training. She was the only nurse on the intensive care unit overnight to care for 8 patients. She wanted to do her nurse training at the nearby Mburara University of Science and Technology but could not afford the fees. She made such an impression on me that, on my return to the UK, I decided to undertake a number of fundraising ventures to pay the £3000 fees for her.

With the help of the Lions, British Association of Critical Care, coffee mornings, a “Sober for October” sponsored event and other donations the fees were raised and Harriet started her training in September 2014.

Harriet has just qualified. We have kept in tough throughout her training and in a recent email she said that completing her nurse training had “changed her life”.

I would like to extend a massive thank you to all those who helped with this venture. Both Harriet and myself are hugely grateful.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Consensus guidelines on disease modificatoin trials in dementia

Esme Moniz-Cook has co-authored:

Lucy Webster, Derek Groskreutz, Anna Grinbergs-Saull, Rob Howard, John T O’Brien, Gail Mountain, Sube Banerjee, Bob Woods, Robert Perneczky, Louise Lafortune, Charlotte Roberts, Jenny McCleery, James Pickett, Frances Bunn, David Challis, Georgina Charlesworth, Katie Featherstone, Chris Fox, Claire Goodman, Roy Jones, Sallie Lamb, Esme Moniz-Cook, Justine Schneider, Sasha Shepperd, Claire Surr, Jo Thompson-Coon, Clive Ballard, Carol Brayne, Orlaith Burke, Alistair Burns, Linda Clare, Peter Garrard, Patrick Kehoe, Peter Passmore, Clive Holmes, Ian Maidment, Fliss Murtagh, Louise Robinson and Gill Livingston (2017) Development of a core outcome set for disease modification trials in mild to moderate dementia: a systematic review, patient and public consultation and consensus recommendations HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT VOLUME 21 ISSUE 26 ISSN 1366-5278

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Q community is growing!

Lizzie Ette, Lecturer in Nursing, The University of Hull

You may have heard of Q – it is an initiative being led by the Health Foundation in partnership with NHS Improvement. 

Through Q, people who have improvement expertise are coming together to form a community – sharing ideas, enhancing skills and collaborating to make health and care better. I successfully applied to join the community. I needed to demonstrate knowledge in, experience of and commitment to collaborative improvement. I will be joining 1,352 others from across the UK – including those at the frontline of care, managers, researchers, commissioners, policymakers and more.

It is hoped that by bringing together such a broad range of people working in health and care improvement, Q can be a vibrant source of innovation and practical problem solving for the system as a whole. Over the coming months, I’ll be getting involved in different ways to connect, share and collaborate on improvement challenges with others in the community. I will keep you in the loop about the different things I learn through Q and the connections I make. There will be more opportunities for others to join. To find out more I recommend visiting the Q website.