Second International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector

 Amsterdam – the Netherlands, 27 – 29 October 2010

Paul Linsley and Ros Kane, from the school of Health and Social Care recently presented at the above conference. Feedback from the conference is being utilised to inform the development of a further investigation into the relationship between alcohol consumption amongst young people, and violent crime in North East Lincolnshire.

Nursing team research evening – 8 December 2010

On 8th December 2010 members of the academic nursing team hosted a research event in Bridge House, whereby current students were invited to listen to presentations of staff research activity. John McKinnon delivered a presentation about his PhD whilst other team members presented posters and reports from recent research projects.

Graduates from both the BSc Nursing and the BSc Health and Social Care also came along to meet and chat informally with current students about the process of conducting and writing up their dissertations.

The evening was well attended and well received. Similar events are being planned for the future.

Publication of Nursing Text Book

Members of the academic nursing team at the university have recently completed new text book: Nursing for Public Health – Promotion, Principles and Practice. Edited by Paul Linsley, Ros Kane and Sara Owen the book includes contributions from all members of the team and from many colleagues outside the university.

The book, aimed primarily at pre-registration nursing students reflects the growing need for all nurses to become involved in the promotion of health and well-being of both their patients and of the wider population. The book seeks to provide a clear, academic and practical account of the increasing importance of public health knowledge for all nursing practice. The book was published by Oxford University Press in February 2011.

Community & Health Research Cafe – 23rd February 2011

The next Research Cafe will be held on 23rd February in MB1007 (Main Building) from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

If you would like to attend, please register with Markos Klonizakis

Research Café’s aim to help support staff and students involved in health and social care research.  They provide an informal networking opportunity to discuss ongoing research and methods.  Students/staff have an opportunity to present their current research and provide discussion and advice on research methods.

Coffee/Tea will be provided

Community & Health Research Café held on 19 January 2011

The second Community & Health Research Café was held on 19th January in Bridge House, at which Coral Sirdifield presented her PhD research study “Offender Health, What role for the Probation Service”.   

Coral Sirdifield who presented her work at the Research Cafe

Corals presentation can be found here:  Research Cafe Presentation

Fiona Togher, Research Assistant in the School of Health & Social Care attended the Cafe and commented:   “Similarly to the first Café the session provided an excellent opportunity for the audience to learn about a research topic that may be new to them and to secure an increased understanding of aspects of research methodology.

Coral firstly talked about why she had chosen her specific area of study and the research questions that had been generated before moving on to focusing on the methods that had been selected and how the data had been collected.

The audience were not shy in asking questions and offering comments and suggestions which added to the positive atmosphere of the session. As a Master of Clinical Research student myself, I found the presentation fascinating and it certainly provided me with some useful tips for when I come to conduct my own thesis!

Overall the café was really enjoyable and I’m looking forward to the next one already…”

If you would like to attend the next research café, the purpose of which is to provide an opportunity for discussion about research in an informal relaxed friendly environment, please email Markos Klonizakis,   The next Research Café will be held on Wednesday 23rd February in the Main Building, MB1007.