Monday, 11 December 2017

Experiences of older people following an acute exacerbation of COPD: a phenomenological study

New publication from Professor Mark Hayter with colleagues at the University of Genoa, Italy:

Rosa R, Bagnasco A, Ghirotto L, Rocco G, Catania G, Aleo G, Zanini M, Dasso N, Hayter M, Sasso L (2017) Experiences of older people following an acute exacerbation of COPD: a phenomenological study Journal of Clinical Nursing 10.1111/jocn.14189

Saturday, 2 December 2017

New publications from Nick Hutchinson and colleagues

Nick and colleagues have co-authored:


Book Chapter:

Hutchinson, N.J. (2017). The Severe Impairment Battery. In V.P. Prasher (ed) Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia in Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities (2nd Ed). Springer International Press.

Journal article:

Bright, N., Hutchinson, N., Oakes, P., & Marsland, D. (2017) Families’ experiences of raising concerns in healthcare services: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities,  online version ahead of print 10 October 2017.

Healthcare experts focus on dementia challenges

Professor Esme Moniz-Cook led a recent conference on dementia at The University of Hull which has been comprehensively  reported on the University of Hull website and on the Humber Bondholders website.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Understanding women’s preferences for opting into midwifery-led birth centre with Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust

Carol Lambert
Funding application of £10,000 over one year granted from East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group to undertake:

The Fatima Allam Birth Centre: Understanding women’s preferences for opting into midwifery-led birth centre with Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust.

Giving birth is generally very safe and it is effectively demonstrated that midwifery-led care in a non-obstetric environment is safe for women and their babies, cost effective and has positive associations with both user and staff satisfaction. This year, the Fatima Allam midwifery-led birth centre opened at the Women and Children’s Hospital and offers women the choice of birthing environments that national guidance recommends. Considering most women opt for obstetric unit care, there is need to understand the preferences of women eligible to book to the birth centre facility in the Hull and East Yorkshire Trust, their perceptions of midwifery-led care and what their expectations are in relation to this provision of care. Understanding this is a key element to ensure the birth centre operates to its full potential and the positive associations with this birth environment can be shared by women, practitioners and service provision.

The study will be led by Dr Carol Lambert (Researcher in Maternal and Reproductive Health) with co-applicants Julie Flint (midwifery lecturer), Professor Julie Jomeen (Dean of Faculty) and practice partners at the Hull Women and Children’s Hospital, Jan Cairns (Head of Midwifery) and Lorraine Cooper (Lead Midwife).
Julie Jomen
Julie Flint


Monday, 20 November 2017

Seminar: Understanding the role of WSB-1 in breast cancer

The sixth speaker in the 2017 Biomedical Science Seminar Series is Dr Isabel Pires, School of Life Sciences Biomedical Sciences subject group University of Hull.


As part of the BMS Seminar series, the seminar takes place on Wednesday 6th December, 1-2pm Hardy LT2.

Isabel is a cancer biologist, and is particularly interested in how low oxygen (hypoxia) in tumours impacts on metastatic spread and therapy. She is an enthusiastic science communicator, and has given talks in such events as TEDx Hull and Pint of Science. She is the main organiser of Soapbox Science Hull