September 2016

First Physician Associate course begins

Students on Brunel’s first Physician Associate (PA) Master’s course were welcomed to Brunel at a reception with local health professionals and Brunel staff.

May 2016

PhD Studentship in Patient Decision Making

The Department of Clinical Sciences is looking to recruit one PhD student to conduct a research project entitled: “Better health for people with rare endocrine disorders: promoting patient engagement in regular screening”

Funded PhD studentship: Education systems, aspiration and learning in remote rural settings

Brunel University London is seeking to appoint a PhD student to work on the above project, which will examine the relationship between aspiration and schooling in remote rural areas of Lesotho, India and Laos. This is a collaborative research project, principally funded by the ESRC-DFID raising learning outcomes scheme, and led by Dr Nicola Ansell (Brunel), Dr Peggy Froerer (Brunel), Dr Roy Huijsmans (ISS) and Prof Ian Rivers (Strathclyde). Click here for details. The associated PhD studentship is funded by Brunel University London at ESRC funding levels and will be supervised by Nicola Ansell and Peggy Froerer.

Physician Associate MSc - new course launching in August 2016

Brunel’s department of Clinical Sciences is launching this exciting new programme in August 2016. It’s an intensive course that will give you all the essential skills and knowledge necessary to become a Physician Associate in the UK. 

March 2016

Occupational Therapy Student Conference - Wednesday 6 April 9:15am -16:30pm

Brunel University London is delighted to host its first ever Occupational Therapy Student Conference on Wednesday the 6th of April 2016 9:00am – 16:30pm.

Location: Mary Seacole Building, Brunel University London, Uxbridge UB8 3PH


December 2015

PAL Leader Conference 2015

Peer-assisted Learning (PAL) schemes are running this term in three departments at Brunel: Computer Science, Maths and Occupational Therapy.

Professor Beresford OBE becomes one of the Power 100 for 2016

Emeritus Professor Peter Beresford OBE has been named on Power 100, a list of Britain's most influential people with a disability or impairment.

November 2015

Can you make a sandwich with your eyes shut?

Brunel Occupational Therapy Society (BOTS) set up an interactive stand in the heart of Brunel University London to raise awareness of the profession and show how disability impacts daily life. 

September 2015

Invitation to Open Lecture Sustainable Unifying Framework for Development- Wednesday 30th September 2015 9.30am – 12.00pm

I am delighted to invite you to an open lecture delivered by visiting Professor Robèrt’s here at Brunel University London on Wednesday 30th September. The lecture will explore a 25 year peer-reviewed process, aimed at designing a unifying framework for sustainable development.

Gender-related and homophobic violence - Brunel leads EU funded international project

Brunel University London is the lead partner on a new four-country EU-funded ‘action’ project on gender-related violence and how best to train teachers and other ‘youth professionals’ to tackle it.

August 2015

Occupational Therapy graduate sets the standard for new recruits entering the profession

Frances Danylec is one of Brunel University London’s top OT graduates of 2015, her success highlights the calibre and dedication of the next generation of OT recruits.

As well as achieving a first class honours BSC Occupational Therapy, Frances won many student prizes during her time at Brunel.  Most recently, she received one of two annual Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for her exceptional contribution to student life.  

July 2015

Call for papers- The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Dr Pam Alldred and Dr Fiona Cullen are editing Sage's international Handbook of Youth Work Practice (along with Dr Kathy Edwards RMIT, Australia and Dr Dana Fusco, CUNY, USA) and have just issued a Call for contributions. They welcome outlines of chapters about professional work with young people on the themes listed in the Call or by negotiation with them. The deadline for outlines is the end of October 2015.

Join our Public Health and Health Promotion webinar on Friday 17th July at 12.45pm. . .

You are invited to join Dr Wendy Martin, the Programme Leader for Public Health and Health Promotion MSc, in our online presentation and Q&A session on Friday 17th July at 12.45pm. As an applicant for a place at Brunel University, London on the MSc programme we thought you would like to know more about the course and about what it is like to be a postgraduate student here.

The College of Occupation Therapy presents its highest award to Dr Elizabeth McKay

On 30th June, Dr Elizabeth McKay was awarded a Fellowship by the College of Occupational Therapists for her outstanding contribution to Occupational Therapy over the past 30 years. The presentation ceremony took place at the COT Annual Conference at the Brighton Conference Centre. After a keynote speech delivered by Ruby Wax, Dr Elizabeth McKay was presented her award by Lord Walton of Detchant and Sara Forster, the President of the College of Occupational Therapists and Chairman of Council.

Wheelchair basketball project wins innovation award

Dr Melissa Prunty from Occupational Therapy and Dr Meriel Norris from Physiotherapy are celebrating after winning an award for their innovation in interprofessional learning.  In October 2014 the pair joined forces to launch an inter-disciplinary wheelchair basketball training event for final year students, in partnership with British Wheelchair Basketball. 

January 2015

Online training to help stop violence against children and young people

A ground-breaking set of online training tools will help teachers, youth workers and health professionals across Europe identify and challenge controlling and abusive behaviour against young people.

November 2014

Photographing Everyday Life: a photographic exhibition

A picture tells a thousand words and from 1st November to 8th November an exhibition of photographs at Uxbridge Library, London Borough of Hillingdon, told the public about the everyday life of research participants in mid-to-later life.

September 2014

Researchers find choice is key to the health and wellbeing of older workers

As the state pension age steadily rises in the UK, so does the number of people working into their late sixties and seventies. By 2030 there will be a 50% increase in people aged 65 and over who will be working.

Health Sciences and Social Care inaugural learning and teaching day focuses on student support

​Understanding students’ changing needs was the focus of the school of Health Sciences and Social Care’s inaugural learning and teaching day.

Act to prevent financial abuse of older people, agencies urged

The UK’s first conference on safeguarding adults at risk of scams highlighted the huge psychological impact on elderly and vulnerable victims.

April 2014

Brunel hosts Different Strokes exercise group for younger stroke survivors

Brunel Sports Centre now hosts a new weekly exercise group for younger survivors of stroke thanks to a great collaboration between Different Strokes London West Exercise Group (DSLWEG), Brunel Volunteers, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy staff and students

March 2014

Congratulations to Michael Whelan

Dr Michael Whelan at his graduation ceremony in December 2013. His PhD was supervised by Dr Pam Alldred and Dr Simon Bradford. Michael also lectured in Youth and Community Studies in the School 2011-2012.

January 2014

Brunel lecturer leads the Gap Work project, challenging gender-related violence against children and young people

Dr Pam Alldred,  Director of the Centre for Youth Work Studies, is leading a pan European project to reduce gender-related violence against and by children and young people.  The project is co-funded by the European Union’s Daphne III programme which ‘aims to contribute to the protection of children, young people and women against all forms of violence’ and runs 2013-2015.

Youth On Religion

The findings from the Youth On Religion project, funded by the AHRC/ESRC Religion & Society programme, are published..

September 2013

Winners at the 9th Annual Research Conference for PhD students in HSSC

Prizes this year were generously provided by Geoff Rodgers, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Graduate School.

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