Nutrition Student Enterprise Award

Lesley Wins Student Enterprise Award

Congratulations to Edge Hill Nutrition student, Lesley, who won the ‘Student Enterprise’ Award for producing the nutritious game, ‘Calorific’. Student Lydia was also a very close runner up with her game, ‘Plantydicious’.

Both students had developed their initiatives within the Nutrition and Entrepreneurship module at Edge Hill University lead by Hazel Flight and John Mercer.

Dr Lucy Gibson Published In New Book Collection

Congratulations to Dr Lucy Gibson, who has recently had a chapter published in a new edited collection on the Northern Soul Scene.

The Northern Soul Scene is a dance-based music culture that originated in the English North and Midlands in the early 1970’s. It still thrives today with a mix of sixty-year-olds and several generations of new converts, and its celebration of 1960’s soul has an international following.

This co-produced book brings together newly commissioned essays with pivotal earlier articles that have defined the field so far. These chapters are interspersed with key journalistic articles, evocative photographs, and interviews with the directors of northern soul-themed films. This anthology is the first to provide a wide variety of perspectives on the history and contemporary nature of the scene, and creates a forum for vibrant dialogue and debate amongst academic researchers, students and those immersed in the scene.

Representations of the scene from different media, and different historical locations, are juxtaposed to construct a rich and diverse statement about the music, people, places and practices that constitute the northern soul scene in the UK and beyond.

Learn more:


Nutricia UK

Evelyn wins ‘On-course Placement’ Award!

Congratulations to third-year Nutrition and Health student, Evelyn, who was crowned winner of the ‘On-course Placement’ award at the Edge Hill Students’ Union Awards 2019 where she was nominated by Nutricia.

Nutricia believes in the power of nutrition to make a positive and proven difference to health. Every day they are inspired by their purpose to pioneer nutritional discoveries that help people of every age live longer, healthier lives. At Nutricia they apply expertise in nutritional science and innovation to some of the worlds biggest healthcare challenges. Evidence-based discovery is at the heart of what they do.

Sensory Research Methods Group - Edge Hill University

Sensory Research Methods Group

The Edge Hill Sensory Research Methods Group was setup in November 2018 and since then has developed a website, developmental reading list as part of a repository of resources, and a schedule of events. The first workshop took place on Tuesday 26th February and the next is scheduled for October 2019. This will involve the work of PhD students and Graduate Trainees.

In addition, the Sensory Research Methods Group website and reading list is available to all Academic Staff and Students within and beyond Edge Hill University.

Learn more about the Sensory Research Methods Group, here:

AHSC Research Internships

Student Research Internships

Congratulations to Dr Nicola Ralph, Dr Michael Richards and Dr Claire Blennerhassett, who have been successful in applying for funding from the Student Opportunity Fund to start the first Applied Health and Social Care Student Research Internships.

The internships will provide three students with six weeks paid research experience assisting on three staff-led research projects.

Students will experience the research process and allow them to gain skills and knowledge that can be applied to dissertations, postgraduate study and future employment, with the first internships having started in May 2019.

Dr Marian Peacock and Dr Steve Clayton

‘The Psychological Costs of Inequality’

Well done to Dr Marian Peacock and Dr Steve Clayton together with the Edge Hill Research Institute, I4P, in welcoming Professor Richard Wilkinson back to Edge Hill University in April to present ‘The Psychological Costs of Inequality’.

Professor Wilkinson’s lecture focused on the psychological effects of large income differences between rich and poor.

Mental Health EHU

Joanne leads Research and Development

Congratulations to Dr Joanne Inman, who has been chosen as Research and Development Lead for the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section – Mental Health, UK.

Joanne started the role in January and in addition to this, has recently presented the opening keynote lecture at the MSc Rehabilitation Student Research Conference at the University of Cumbria.

Midwifery Drop-In Sessions

The Midwifery Department have recently facilitated a series of student ‘drop in’ sessions to enhance our students’ confidence in relation to clinical skills.

Sessions are open to all year groups as an opportunity to enhance and develop current skills prior to commencing placements.

The first session has been popular with second year students in particular, which had a focus on Abdominal Palpations and Care in Labour.

Future sessions are also scheduled to include Bed Making, Neonatal Resuscitation, Haemorrhage and Fetal Monitoring and Safety Considerations.

– Beth Spencer

Clinical Skills Co-ordinator, Edge Hill University.

What’s happening at Alder Hey?

Our September 16 Operating Department Practice students recently visited our site at Alder Hey Institute in the Park for a ‘Patient Transfer’ session.

With great reviews from both staff and students who attended, the session was very successful which even facilitated students performing CPR on the mannequin in an open corridor setting.

Trust staff commented on how ‘intriguing’ it was to watch the session take place, further commending that despite being highly intensive, the session caused very little disruption.

Our facilities at Institute in the Park provide a great space for staff to speak with students, hold meetings and facilitate team away days, with feedback commending how quiet and easy the space is to work within.

Group staff inductions and tours are being held in June 2019 and any staff who wish to book should contact Hayley, our Clinical Skills and Professional Support Co-ordinator based at Institute in the Park.

– Beth Spencer

Clinical Skills Co-ordinator, Edge Hill University.