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