Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Psychometric evaluation of the Perinatal Illness Perceptions Scale (PIPS)


Julie Jomeen and Colin Martin have co-authored:

Jomeen, J Martin, CR, Jarrett, PM (2018) Psychometric evaluation of the Perinatal Illness Perceptions Scale (PIPS), The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, doi 10.1108/JMHTEP-09-2018-0054

Validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions to identify maternal distress in Dutch pregnant women

Julie Jomeen has co-authored:


Fontein-Kuipers, Y and Jomeen, J (2018) Validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions to identify maternal distress in Dutch pregnant womenThe Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice doi: 10.1108/JMHTEP-06-2018-0034

Use of the partogram in a private hospital in South Africa


Julie Jomeen has co-authored:

Yazbek, M and Jomeen J (2018). Use of the partogram in a private hospital in South Africa. Midwifery .69:128-134. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2018.11.009

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

National Apprenticeships Conference presentation

University of Hull (Deborah Robinson), Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals (Mike Wright) and  Hull College (Michelle Swithenbank) presented together at the National Apprenticeships Conference in London 5 December 2018 on our innovative solution to the nursing talent pipeline in Hull.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

University of Hull Scarborough & Coast Business Day

Fiona Earle

29 November 2018
Scarborough Spa

Dr Jane Wray (Director of Research, School of Health and Social Work), Dr Fiona Earle (Senior Lecturer, Psychology, School of Life Sciences) and Fay Treloar (Director of Business Engagement and Enterprise) represented the Faculty at the recent Scarborough & Coast Business Day.

Fay Treloar
The event brought together businesses from across the region to discuss and provided an opportunity for the University to showcase its research, innovation and enterprise to the business community. 

Jane Wray











The event took place at Scarborough Spa was opened by the VC Professor Susan Lea and included an after lunch speech by Lord John Prescott.  The presentation from the FHS team was focused on ‘Supporting the Health and Wellbeing of Your Workforce”. Fay provided an overview of FHS business and enterprise initiatives and this was followed by Jane presenting on ‘Supporting an ageing workforce in SMEs’ and then Fiona on ‘Exploring areas of high risk to employee health and wellbeing’.

There were lots of useful questions from the audience and feedback on the event was very positive with many new business contacts for the FHS.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Experiential learning of HIV self-test among student nurses: A qualitative study

Amanda Lee and Mark Hayter have co-authored:

Piao-Yi Chiou, Chih-Yin Chien, Amanda Lee, Hayter Mark, Nai-Ying Ko (2018) Experiential learning of HIV self-test among student nurses: A qualitative study Nurse Education Today doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2018.11.012

Interventions maintaining eating Independence in nursing home residents: a multicentre qualitative study


Alvisa Palese, Mark Hayter & Roger Watson have published:

Palese A , Bressan V, Kasa T, Meri M, Hayter M, Watson R (2018) Interventions maintaining eating Independence in nursing home residents: a multicentre qualitative study BMC Geriatrics 18:292

A Delphi survey of practitioner’s understanding of mental capacity

Colin Martin has co-authored:

George Clerk, Jason Schaub, David Hancock, Colin Martin, (2018) "A Delphi survey of practitioner’s understanding of mental capacity"The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 20 Issue: 5/6, pp.174-186

Saturday, 17 November 2018

What a coincidence!


Tim Buescher writes:
 
I sat down on a plane to Cork, heading for the 10th Critical Voices Network Ireland conference and heard a familiar voice coming from the seats behind me. I turned round and found one of the external examiners at my viva exam, sat right behind me! I was introduced to other academics from UCLAN who made feel like a welcome part of their group. This spirit of welcome and inclusion pervaded the conference, even though there were about 600 attendees.

This conference brings together activists, academics, service users, survivors of mental health services and systems and their supporters, clinicians, alternative practitioners, students (the conference runs around and within the usual teaching curriculum) and it’s free to attend. My presentation on compulsive hoarding and co-production was well received by those present and I can see future projects arising from this. In addition, people in my session managed to find local sources of help for people struggling with their possessions.
For anyone interested in finding out more about the conference, the book of abstracts can be viewed here

Some of the plenary sessions were live streamed and are available to view here
 
For anyone interested in developing coproduction in mental health research and practice, mad studies, peer workers, recovery, mad politics there is a lot to think about here.



Monday, 12 November 2018

News from Biomedical Sciences

1) Sophie Feathery (PhD student in Biomedical Sciences, UoH) won the prize for the best poster at the 2018 conference of British Society of Haemostasis and ThrombosisSee Twitter.

2) Furthermore, Yahya Madkhali (also PhD student in Biomedical Sciences, UoH) was included in the top five abstract presentations for trainees at the same meeting.

3) Researchers from University of Hull presented a total of 9 abstracts: 6 posters (higher than any other institute) and were selected to present a further 3 oral presentations (second highest after Imperial College) at the 2018 conference of British Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Visit of Associate Professor Sam Robertson from Victoria University in Australia-Performance Analysis expert

Associate Professor Sam Robertson from Victoria University in Australia, visited the Department of Sports, Health & Exercise Science at the University of Hull on Thursday 8 November.

Sam is one of the world's leading researchers in performance analysis, together with having considerable experience working in elite Australian rules football. 

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Distance Caring Project


People with long-term conditions may receive help, support or care from a relative or friend. Carers have been the subject of much research and policy development, however, there appears to have been an assumption that most carers live with or close to the person they support.

Members of SPARC (Caroline White, Jane Wray and Clare Whitfield) have recently conducted an exploratory study of the experiences of people who provide help, care and support from a distance. They suggest that ‘distance carers’ are an important group who are increasing in number and face specific and distinct challenges whilst providing significant amounts of support. They argue that this particular group should in future be considered in discussions of carers’ needs.

A report summarising their main findings is available Distance Caring -Final Report October 2018

Friday, 2 November 2018

Faculty of Health Sciences Professor Mark Hayter at Georgetown University, Washington DC

Professor Mark Hayter visited the school of nursing at Georgetown University, Washington DC to meet Faculty and give a lecture on academic publishing. He also held meetings to discuss research links with Hull

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Promoting independence in dementia

Esme Moniz-Cook has co-authored:

Emese Csipke, Lauren Yates, Esme Moniz Cook, Phuong Leung, Georgina Charlesworth, Holly Walton, Linda Birt, Martin Orrell (2018) Promoting independence in dementia: protocol for a feasibility trial of the PRIDE intervention for living well with dementia International Journal of Clinical Trials DOI: 10.18203/2349-3259.ijct2018439

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Jacquie White in Australia

Jacquie White presented on the impact of implementing the Health Improvement Profile at The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Annual Conference (24-26 October 2018) in Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

RCN appointment for Caroline Drewe

Caroline Drewe has been appointed to the RCN’s Society of a Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing committee.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

SPARC – PhD Scholarships


Bridging the Divide: Living with Multimorbidity

We were recently successful in the University PhD scholarship scheme competition where we were awarded three scholarships which will focus on the experience of living with multiple health conditions.  We have identified the following three areas:  Multimorbidity where dementia is one of the conditions; Multimorbidity in mid-life where mental health is implicated and the embodied experience of living with multiple conditions. We can now advertise our three scholarships:

We are aiming to recruit from a wide field of possible candidates, please distribute our advert to your networks as you feel appropriate.  



Saturday, 20 October 2018

Dr Andrew Garrett presents in Croatia

Dr Andrew Garrett from Sport, Health+Exercise Science and the Postgraduate Research Director in the Faculty of Health Science has just presented his work at the 7th International Conference of Physiology and Pharamcology in Split, Croatia.

This work investigated the ‘Physiological and performance differences in the follicular and luteal menstrual phases of moderately-trained females during intermittent exercise in the heat’. This project has been funded by the Joel Havelange Research Scholarship awarded from FIFA.

Abstract:

Physiological and performance differences in the follicular and luteal menstrual phases of moderately-trained females during intermittent exercise in the heat

Andrew Garrett1*, Jarrod Gritt1, Edward Dodd1, Victoria Biddlecombe1, Damien Gleadall-Siddall1, Rachel Burke1, Richard Turpin1, Jake Shaw1, James Bray1, Huw Jones2 & Grant Abt1.

Sport, Health and Exercise Science, School of Life Science, Faculty of Health Science, University of Hull, UK1.

School of Mathematics and Physical Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Hull, UK2.

*Corresponding author

Introduction: The menstrual cycle plays a key role in athletic performance but how it affects exercise for trained females in the heat is unclear. Therefore, the aims of this study were to investigate physiological and performance differences in the follicular and luteal phases of moderately-trained females during intermittent exercise in the heat.

Methods: Ten, healthy, active, moderately-trained females (Mean [SD]; age 22.6 [2.7] y; stature 165.3 [6.2] cm; body mass 61.5 [8.7] kg; VO2peak 43.9 [8.6] mL.kg-1.min-1) participated. The heat stress test (HST) (31.0°C; 50% RH) consisted of 9x5min (45-mins) of intermittent exercise based on match-play of female footballers. Completing two HSTs (HST1 and HST2) separated by one week, in the follicular and luteal menstrual phases respectively. Determined by self-reported menstrual cycle questionnaire and plasma 17β-estradiol.

Results: In the follicular (HST1) versus luteal (HST2) menstrual phases there was limited change in resting Tre by 0.05 (95% CI -0.20 to 0.27°C; P = 0.74), end-exercise Tre (0.10; -0.20 to 0.40°C; P=0.47); resting Tsk (-0.45; -1.15 to 0.20°C; P=0.15), end-exercise Tsk (-0.20; -0.95 to 0.60°C; P=0.64); resting Tb (-0.15; -0.30 to 0.05°C; P=0.14), end-exercise Tb (0.05; -0.20 to 0.30°C; P=0.56). Similarly, there was limited change in end-exercise fc (1; -6 to 7 b.min-1; P=0.84); %PV (-3.7; -10.5 to 3.0%; P=0.22) and mean power output (6; -25 to 36 W; P=0.68) in the sprint performance test.

Discussion and conclusion: This work has demonstrated limited physiological and performance differences in the follicular and luteal menstrual phases of moderately-trained females during intermittent exercise in the heat. This may be due to trained females having less bi-phasic fluctuations in steroidal hormones that may attenuate the differences in the effector responses of cutaneous vasodilation during heat stress.   

Medication review plus person-centred care: a feasibility study of a pharmacy-health psychology dual intervention to improve care for people living with dementia


Andrea Hilton has co-authored:

Ian D Maidment, Sarah Damery, Niyah Campbell, Nichola Seare, Chris Fox, Steve Iliffe, Andrea Hilton, Graeme Brown, Nigel Barnes, Jane Wilcock, Emma Randle, Sarah Gillespie, Garry Barton and Rachel Shaw (2018) Medication review plus person-centred care: a feasibility study of a pharmacy-health psychology dual intervention to improve care for people living with dementia BMJ Psychiatry 18:340 doi:10.1186/s12888-018-1907-4

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Memorandum of understanding signed with The Affiliated Hospital of Southwestern Medical University, China

On 17 October a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the University of Hull and The Affiliated Hospital of Southwestern Medical University, Luzhou, Sichuan Province, China.

Pictured is Professor Roger Watson*, signing on behalf of the Vice Chancellor with Vice President Hui Xi of The Affiliated Hospital of Southwestern Medical University. Behind, from left to right: Dr David Barrett, Business Manager, Faculty of Health Sciences; Dr Amanda Lee, Associate Dean (International) Faculty of Health Sciences; and from The Affiliated Hospital of Southwestern Medical University: Yu Ke Director HR; Liu Jiexiong, Director of exchange; Qin Gang, Director of ENT.

* Roger Watson has been a visiting professor at the The Affiliated Hospital of Southwestern Medical University for five years and makes an annual visit. The Deputy Director of Nursing Chen Yanhua completed her PhD at Hull recently and another PhD student Xiaolei Zhao is currently with us. Earlier this year we had a visiting academic - Ai Zhongping - for 12 months.




Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Cultivating Compassion, Positive Emotion and Wellbeing


Dr Philip Molyneux presented two posters based on research recently completed by Trainee Clinical Psychologists (now qualified) – Sean Malkin and Mary Walker – at the Compassionate Mind Foundation’s 7th International Conference, themed “Cultivating Compassion, Positive Emotion and Wellbeing”. These were both supervised by myself and Tim Alexander.

Sean’s poster won 2nd prize at the conference.

Cross-cultural validation of the Health Care Provider HIV/AIDS Stigma Scale


Roger Watson has co-authored:
Xie H, Yu HT, Watson R, Wen J, Xiao l, Yan M, Chen YH (2018) Cross-cultural validation of the Health Care Provider HIV/AIDS Stigma Scale (HPASS) in China AIDS and Behavior doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2312-1

Monday, 8 October 2018

Hull Midwifery student presented at RCM annual conference












One of our 3rd year student midwives - Melissa Tweddle - presented at the Royal College of Midwives annual conference last week; one of three student midwives in the UK selected to present. The conference was held in Manchester, on 4th and 5th October 2018.

Melissa spoke about the idea of having a discussion and listening service available to all women at a time suitable for them (even years after birth) where they can discuss their birth with a midwife, using their maternity notes. This is so that women can understand how events unfolded in their birth experiences, which is aimed to help women who have experienced traumatic births.  A service, such as this, may help reduce anxiety, depression and postpartum-post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (which is estimated to affect around three percent of childbearing women).  It is also hoped that this might reduce secondary tokophobia (a pathological fear of childbirth engendered in women following a previous birth).

Melissa was given the opportunity to talk about her idea with Gill Walton (Chief Executive of the RCM) who was very much in favour of the idea and thought it was needed in all trusts. This is something Melissa would love to see implemented in the future.  Melissa really enjoyed the experience and hopes to do more public speaking in the future.


Saturday, 6 October 2018

Maybe it’s kind of normal to hear voices


Chris Sanderson and Anjula Gupta from the department of Clinical Psychology have published:

Lewis SH, Sanderson C, Gupta A, Klien C (2018) “Maybe it’s kind of normal to hear voices”: The role of spirituality in making sense of voice hearing Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health doi 10.1080/19349637.2018.1520183

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The Health Improvement Profile: A manual to promote physical wellbeing in people with severe mental illness. 2nd Ed

Sheila Hardy (Post Doc Researcher in SHSW) and Jacquie White have published the second edition of their HIP Book:

Hardy, S., White, J., Gray, R. (2018) The Health Improvement Profile: A manual to promote physical wellbeing in people with severe mental illness. 2nd Ed. M&K Publishing. Keswick ISBN: 9781910451106

eBook also available (which is popular with students) eISBN: 9781910451601
Sheila Hardy

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Sixty seconds on . . . tokophobia

Catriona Jones and Julie Jomeen published:

Sixty seconds on . . . tokophobia BMJ doi:10.1136/bmj.k3933

News from SPARC


We are pleased to have been successful in the recent PhD scholarships scheme competition. Prof Liz Walker, supported by the team, pitched for three scholarships which will focus on the experience of living with multiple health conditions. The research cluster will prioritise the collection of voices of people living with multimorboidity and their families and carers, through drawing on the collaborative and collective practice, diverse expertise and research experience of the team in gathering and understanding people’s stories and narratives around illness, long-term conditions and, crucially, their intersection.
We will be recruiting from what we hope will be a wide field of possible candidates in the next few weeks, so please keep an eye out for communications from SPARC and the Graduate School and distribute to your networks as you feel appropriate.

Service Provider Difficulties in Operationalizing Coercive Control

Vicky Burton has co-authored:

Iain R. Brennan, Victoria Burton, Sinéad Gormally, Nicola O’Leary (2018) Service Provider Difficulties in Operationalizing Coercive Control Violence against Women

doi: 10.1177/1077801218797478