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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 …

New project will explore exploitation in hand car washes

A new collaborative study between the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham and the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) will look at labour exploitation in hand car washes. Hand car washes have been a high profile sector with numerous media reports describing endemic exploitation and modern slavery. However, as yet there is no definitive …

Many UK boardrooms blind to opportunity, warns report

Boards conditioned to play safe rather than embrace opportunity Efforts to “create certainty” overlook scope to enhance performance Narrow outlook partially fuelled by fear that dissent isn’t welcome Britain’s boardrooms may be impairing the UK’s economic potential by habitually viewing risk only in terms of threats rather than in terms of opportunities, a new report …

Remembering Sally

She was loved by many as Nottingham’s Maid Marian, but in her ‘day job’ Sally Pollard was a talented researcher in human genetics and dedicated teacher at the University of Nottingham. Her death at the age of 39 from cancer is a great loss for her friends, family and colleagues. Dr Paddy Tighe, Associate Professor …

The Human Cost of War

The human cost of civil wars is to be investigated in a new study from the universities of Leicester, Nottingham, Southampton and Cardiff. ‘Welfare, Conflict and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1700’ is a four-year project funded by a major grant of over £800,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The …

Hospital discharge – why does it create such issues? And are there any resolutions?

A Select Committee report published last week found that the incidences of unsafe discharge from NHS hospitals is still unacceptably high. Professor Justin Waring and Dr Simon Bishop from Nottingham University Business School, led on research, (funded by the National Institute for Health Research), which contributed towards the committee’s findings and its recommendations. The Select …

Stroke survivor creates lasting legacy

A stroke campaigner has launched a charitable foundation to help improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families. The Ossie Newell Foundation will fund important research into stroke rehabilitation at The University of Nottingham. Ossie Newell MBE, a retired director of AMEC Plc, a large multi-national project management and construction services group, suffered a stroke in …

Praise for new national children’s brain tumour initiative

Cancer experts at the University have welcomed a new national initiative aimed at raising awareness of children’s brain tumours. The Royal College for General Practitioners (RCGP) has announced ‘Brain Tumours in Children’ as a new clinical special project which will run from 2016 until 2017. The overall aims of this project are to educate primary …

Imagining a dementia-friendly University of Nottingham

This week The University of Nottingham will become a dementia-friendly institution. Professor Justine Schneider, Professor of Mental Health and Social Care, in our Faculty of Social Sciences, writes about this official recognition of the University’s commitment to raise awareness, improve working practices and pioneer world-class research to tackle this debilitating condition. There is something apposite about a university – …

Why working with the media can take your work in a whole new direction

When you’ve worked with the media for most of your career it can be easy to forget how daunting it can be for some to see their name in print, appear on camera or even speak to a journalist. In my opinion, and heading up the Media Relations Office I am a little biased, the …