Friday, 16 June 2017

Predicting and promoting motor recovery after stroke

Internationally renowned stroke expert Cathy Stinear will visit UCLan during July to deliver a public lecture.

The current Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at The University of Auckland will discuss 'Predicting and Promoting Motor Recovery after Stroke'.

Her research specialisation is in stroke neuro-rehabilitation, and she is particularly well-known for developing the PREP algorithm for Predicting Recovery Potential of the hand and arm after stroke. She has recently developed similar for time to return to walking.

As an applied clinical neuroscientist, she is focused on translating neuroscience discoveries into clinical practice. Her current work is using neurophysiology and neuroimaging tools to accurately predict the potential for motor recovery after stroke for individual patients.

She is also testing a range of neuromodulation techniques for promoting neural plasticity and enhancing the effects of neuro-rehabilitation.

Her laboratory is located within Auckland City Hospital, which provides unique opportunities for conducting clinical research.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

UCLan recruiting for MSc in clinical research

UCLan's Masters in Clinical Research course is now recruiting students for the September 2017 intake.

A limited number of bursaries (part-fees) for academic year 2017/18 are available to applicants from NIHR CLAHRC NWC partner organisations.

Funding is also available through the new Student Finance England Postgraduate Loans Scheme and may also be available through the NHS CPD contract (Service Level Agreement).

The course is the only MClinRes available in the UK North West Coast and the only campus-based programme in the North West of England and is open to nurses, midwives, AHPs and social care professionals.

Please email course leader Dr Lois Thomas for further details.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Course: Psychologically-informed practice for practitioners treating people with pain

The British School of Osteopathy, London, and the Royal Holloway, University of London, are hosting two-day courses aimed to introduce into practice evidence-based techniques and skills that can improve quality of life in people with pain.

The sessions comprise a series of mini-lectures introducing each topic, describing the evidence to support awareness and incorporation into practice, and a chance to experiment with using new skills in experiential sessions.

The courses will be delivered by UK leaders in the field, comprising a multi-disciplinary team, including physiotherapy, osteopathy and psychology.

Please click the links below for further information.

Saturday/Sunday 24th/25th June: British School of Osteopathy
Friday/Saturday 1st/2nd September: Royal Holloway, University of London

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Awards 2017

Nominations for the annual Chief Allied Health Professions Officer awards are now open.

Awards will be given in the following categories:

CAHPO Student of the year 2017
CAHPO Associate of the year 2017
CAHPO Digital Innovator 2017
CAHPO Practice Innovator 2017
CAHPO Workforce Transformation Leader 2017
Nominations can be made by anyone – please download the nomination form here.

The closing date is Friday, 26th May (12.00pm).

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

CAHPR Public Health Research Awards 2017

Applications to the CAHPR Public Health Research Awards 2017 are now open.

Applicants must be HCPC registered AHPs who work in England.

Application is by submission of abstracts of high quality research/service evaluation that supports one or more of the Public Health England priorities.

The awards are aimed at novice or early career researchers. Each winner receives an expenses paid trip to the PHE conference in September and the chance to display their poster. This includes conference booking and travel costs.

The application deadline is Wednesday, 31st May.

Please click here for full guidance and application forms.