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Academic aiming to bridge the gap worldwide for people in need of basic assistive products
Alice Inman, Programme Lead for MSc Global and Remote Healthcare, attended a World Health Organisation (WHO) summit in Geneva to discuss how simple assistive products such as hearing aids and wheelchairs can be delivered to people who need them most.
National report on airport accessibility
A report analysing UK airports’ accessibility for people with disabilities and mobility restrictions has been published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) – and is endorsed by a key player in dementia care from the University of Plymouth.
Medical academic awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowship
Plymouth University news: Professor Hisham Khalil, Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Liaison in the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, becomes the 23rd Plymouth academic to be awarded a National Teaching Fellowship
Virtual dissection teaching practice on global stage
Dr Siobhan Moyes, Lead in Anatomy in Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD), has given a keynote speech at a leading conference in San Jose, California – the first international speaker to do so.
€3.7 million project for the next generation of brain tumour researchers
Plymouth University news: The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme has provided the funding for the project, which is a collaboration across Europe and China
Social media culture can encourage risky and inappropriate posting behaviour, new study suggests
A new study by the School of Psychology investigates why young adults might post content on social media that contains sexual or offensive material.
Public invited to share ideas to help improve healthcare in Cornwall
Patients, carers and health experts in Cornwall are invited to discuss key challenges they face in health and social care at workshops in September
Public art project celebrates 400th anniversary of Mayflower’s sailing to America
Academics and graduates from the University of Plymouth are collaborating on a new public art projects which will see a series of murals created to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower in 2020
Deep-sea sponges – home to the next generation of antimicrobials?
Plymouth University news: New antibiotics, and therapies for cancer, immune deficiency and wound healing, could be waiting to be found in sponges found in the deep sea environment
Postgraduate student sets up café dedicated to mental health and social inclusion
Dave Breen, an MA Social Work student on placement with children’s charity Barnardo’s, has led a project to set up Plymouth’s first mental health and social inclusion community café – and everyone is welcome.
Award for research into Parkinson’s link with mental health
Chris Lovegrove, a postgraduate student at the University of Plymouth and Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, has been awarded a prestigious grant for his work into Parkinson’s patients’ experiences of anxiety.
Consistent backswing crucial in helping sportspeople produce optimum results
Research by the University of Plymouth and the Technical University of Munich has shown that golfers and tennis players who perfect a consistent backswing when learning the sport can achieve results quicker than those who don’t