Posts Tagged: Jessica Corner

The importance of interdisciplinary research

The scientist in me never fails to be excited by interdisciplinary working, whereas the manager in me simply marvels at what can often be achieved in a relatively short space of time. In fact, evidence shows that this approach to research has the potential to increase the pace of discovery exponentially. Interdisciplinary research, hence the name, is where researchers from different disciplines work together on… Read more »

Clinical academia: from workbench to bedside

The pace of continuing modernisation in today’s health service demands a joined up approach to translating theory into practice to improve patient care. As a result, in recent years we have observed the rise and rise of a new kind of practitioner – the clinical academic. If you are an undergraduate looking to go into nursing, midwifery or an allied healthcare practitioner role, you could… Read more »

Engendering a culture of student led research

As a leading force in health sciences research we hold ourselves to exceptionally high standards. After all, our world class reputation for research excellence was hard won and has never been taken for granted. However, if you thought that this research was conducted only by our leading academics and paid research staff, then you would be quite wrong. That is because our postgraduate students are… Read more »

What do I do when I’m not being ‘The Dean’?

People often ask me what I do when I am not being ‘The Dean’.  Well the answer is it’s sometimes hard to know when one role stops and another starts.  There are a great many things that I find myself drawn into, but there is a common thread: working to try to improve the experience of healthcare for those in need of it. One of… Read more »

REF: A new opportunity to benefit from our strengths

Now that we have made our Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our researchers for their hard work and dedication over the past year in particular. Indeed, I am continually both amazed and delighted to find that at Health Sciences we are a community of truly exceptional individuals, who challenge ourselves each and every working… Read more »

£9m award makes Wessex CLHARC a reality

For those of you who don’t yet know, it gives me great pleasure to announce that we, along with our colleagues in Medicine and NHS partners, have been awarded a nine million pound grant from the National Institute for Health Research. As a result, we have now established the Wessex Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, or Wessex NHIR CLAHRC, which is… Read more »

All degree: an historic moment in training for nurses

The start of this new academic year is an historic moment in the continuing modernisation of training for nurses. That is because from this point forward new nurses must complete either a BN or BSc degree in order to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. As somebody who trained as a cancer nurse more than 25 years ago, I warmly welcome this move towards… Read more »