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University stories in the news – May 2-9

Date 9.05.2019

A round-up of the University’s stories in the media from the past seven days.

Dr Steve O’Brien, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Society, was quoted in several Pakistani media titles, following a talk he gave to Ziauddin Nursing University about global health challenges and how the voices of nurses and midwives are important.

Wellbeing and Mental Health Awareness for early career researchers is a hot topic in the world of academia. Anthony Stepniak, PhD student and research student officer at the University of Northampton, spoke to Nature, the International Journal of Science, about the importance of discussing wellbeing for researchers, ahead of The International Conference on the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers.

The Faculty of Health and Society is ramping up its work in refugee and host communities in the West Nile region of Africa. The only education partner in the West Nile Consortium, the work is being spearheaded here by Social Work Lecturer Dr Sukhwinder Singh. He spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Jona Kotnis about the University’s plan to send FHS staff and students in the near future (Starts 14:10).

The University is offering £5,000 grants to help Northamptonshire’s businesses thrive. Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Partnership Manager, Charlotte Patrick, appeared on BBC Radio Northampton on Wednesday to explain the process (starts 2h 26m). The story was also covered by Insider Media.

Senior Journalism Lecturer, Kate Ironside, was on BBC Three Counties Radio on Tuesday, talking about Brexit and the upcoming European parliamentary elections (starts 1h 10m).

Dr Shaowei He, Associate Professor in International Business, spoke to China Daily about a partnership between a Chinese and a UK firm which will run clinical trials into Parkinson’s using AI technology.

Professor Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, spoke to BBC Radio Wales about (starts 2h 9m) about plans for an incinerator in Merthyr Tydfil.

Digital Northampton’s inaugural conference, which takes place at Waterside on Friday 14 June, has been featured by All Things Business.