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“Another nurse!” Stacy Johnson travels to the Palace to collect her MBE

Her work has shaped nursing around the world and now her efforts have been lauded by Prince Charles. Associate Professor Stacy Johnson, of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham, has been officially appointed Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to healthcare and Higher Education. HRH Prince Charles …

British Science Association Media Fellowships 2019 – applications for UoN placement open 11 March

For the fifth year running the University of Nottingham is funding a place on the British Science Association’s (BSA) Media Fellow Scheme. All the details are here. What the experts say “The beauty of this scheme is that it is not trying to ‘turn’ scientists into journalists.  But instead it is trying and succeeding in …

A royal date for Helen Laverty MBE

On Thursday 31st January 2019, Helen Laverty, Professional Lead for Learning Disability Nursing in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, was at Buckingham Palace to receive her MBE from the Duke of Cambridge, after being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Helen is a passionate advocate and supporter for those living with a learning …

Learning disabilities ambassador is named on inspirational leaders list

A learning disabilities ambassador in the University’s School of Health Sciences has spoken of her surprise and delight at being named among the UK’s top learning disability leaders. Emily Smith who has Down’s syndrome, has been named in the top 15 of the first Dimensions Learning Disabilities and Autism Leaders List in the category of …

£50 note – Sir Peter Mansfield on the list of nominations

Sir Peter Mansfield is on a list of eligible names nominated in the first week of the Bank of England’s search for the face of the new £50 note. The Bank of England wants to feature someone who has contributed to science. The list of all eligible nominations will be posted once the nomination window closes on Friday …

First degree apprentices learn ‘on the job’ at University of Nottingham

The first ever intake of degree apprentices to study at the University of Nottingham alongside their day jobs in the National Health Service have started their studies. The University has partnered with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the 30-month programme. Eight registered health professionals are working …

Former gout patient backs University research for a pain-free future

A former patient whose life was so badly affected by gout that he considered suicide is backing the results of a University of Nottingham-led study which has shown that some people may still be suffering needlessly. Malcolm Coy is now living pain free, thanks to a specialist nurse-led care approach championed by Professor Michael Doherty …

Researchers help BBC Trust Me test the natural high from ‘feel good’ activities

Can activities like singing, dancing and cycling in a group give us the same natural high that some people feel after a good long run? That’s the question our researchers at the University’s Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine over at the Royal Derby Hospital have been tackling with TV doctor Michael Mosley …

International aid can work both ways 

Children in the UK are benefitting from a Maths app learning tool thanks to an International Aid project that started in Africa. The specially designed app allows children to work through engaging exercises at their own pace, in their own language. An in-app teacher guides children through the content being taught. Childrens’ knowledge is assessed through a quiz at the end of each …

World Mosquito Day 2018 – why malaria continues to bite

On World Mosquito Day, Edward Rea, a research fellow working on malaria parasite cell biology and development with Professor Rita Tewari in the School of Life Sciences, discusses why the fight against this mosquito-borne disease is far from over. Are you itching for a holiday? Got the travel bug? Just hope that itch isn’t a …