We welcome #hellomynameis campaign on campus

By Jan.17, 2018

The USSU Nursing Society are welcome Chris Pointon from the #hellomynameis campaign to campus on Wednesday 24th January 2018 from 1.30pm in MS g21.

The event is being hosted by the School of Health and Society and the Nursing Society. This campaign grown considerably over the years and has great relevance to all allied health professionals.

This event will be promoted on Twitter via the hashtags #ournameisSUNS and #hellomynameis.

Chris Pointon described the event for us:

This is a very personal, inspiring and heart-warming session that will leave you inspired, reflective and overall in awe of such an amazing individual that we were blessed to have as part of healthcare across the world.

My inspiring wife Dr Kate Granger MBE along with myself came up with a global campaign that was to revolutionise patient care across both the UK NHS and global healthcare. This session will take you on a journey from the conception of #hellomynameis which was born out of a bad patient experience (which I will talk all about) to how it now fits within global healthcare and how Kate’s legacy continues through the work I do and the numerous accolades named after her. I will talk about the background to my inspiring wife and her illness prior to #hellomynameis and what the ongoing support will mean to staff and patients alike in all healthcare settings.

Throughout the evolution of #hellomynameis we focus on patient care being at the forefront of what we do along with making interactions on any level and in any setting more of a human connection as this is the first rung on the ladder of communication. The practicalities of what this involves are fairly straight forward however it can lead to a much more therapeutic relationship.

A very inspiring journey proving that through adversity you can create a legacy. (Chris Pointon, 2017)”

 
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60 sec with Tracey Williamson, Reader (Public Involvement, Engagement & Experience)

By Dec.10, 2017

1.What is your position within the School?

Reader in Public Involvement, Engagement & Experience. This means a full time researcher in involving the public in research around dementia, enabling technology, improving services and patient experience using mostly participatory approaches. I also Lead on research impact for the school.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford? 

March 2005.

3.Which building are you based in?

Mary Seacole Room 143.

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

I previously had a senior role in the NHS (Nurse Consultant Older People) and had gained a PhD in health services research through a Department of Health fellowship. My NHS Trust employer as less concerned with research than me so I decided to work in a university. I was born in Salford and wanted to give something back locally so Salford was first choice. I also knew some colleagues here already who I admired from working alongside them with the RCN Research Society.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

Being there on day one with the teams whose initial scoping workshop then led to the Institute for Dementia we have today and School User Carer group. It is great to see good ideas and teamwork succeed.

6.What is your biggest dream?

To get a better work life balance as my partner has days off in the week and I work flexibly around the kids.

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

With an 8 year old and a 10 year old I don’t relax much but have lots of fun! My favourite chill out place is any mountain or fell.

8.What was your first job?

I started out as a general medical ward senior staff nurse on permanent nights at North Manchester General.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Being a single parent and holding down a challenging job well. When I look at my kids, I know I’ve done good. Influencing the public involvement field is my main achievement.

10.What would make your job easier?

To be surrounded by people with a can do attitude who value what I do and trust me to know what I am doing. Slicker, more agile systems.

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

Be driven by your values, work with nice people and remember relationships are with people not organisations. Your best is good enough.

 
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60 sec with Ben Light, Professor of Digital Society

By Sep.08, 2017

Prof Ben Light

Prof Ben Light

1.What is your position within the School?

Professor of Digital Society

2.How long have you worked in the School of Health & Society? 

Just over a year, but I also worked at Salford from 1999-2014

3.Which building are you based in?

Mary Seacole

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

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School wins eight ESRC Social Science Festival funding awards

By Jul.21, 2017

Following a recent round of ESRC Social Science Festival funding, we are delighted to announce 8 of the 11 funding awards granted by the University have been made to our School. You will see there is a fabulous range of initiatives. There will be a showcase event in October that will illustrate approaches to impact taken by these and past award holders of HEIF and impact funding. The aim is to share ideas and tools for impact, learn from other schools as well as each other, and to explore innovative means of maximising impact.

Congratulations to all of the initiatives below!

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60 sec with Dr Jeanne Lythgoe, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

By Jul.19, 2017

1.What is your position within the School?

I’m a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for our BSc Midwifery (156wk)

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford? 

6 years

3.Which building are you based in?

Mary Seacole, you can find me in MS3.50

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

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Dr Mark Widdowson wins international research award

By Jul.15, 2017

 Dr Mark Widdowson wins Research Award

Dr Mark Widdowson wins Research Award

On Friday 28th July, Dr Mark Widdowson, senior lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy will be the first ever recipient of the International Transactional Analysis Association’s Research Award at the World Conference of Transactional Analysis in Berlin.

Transactional Analysis was originally developed for psychotherapy and counselling but is also used in educational and organisational development settings. The International Transactional Analysis Association’s Research Award has been initiated to recognise researchers who have made a significant contribution to transactional analysis research. The contribution Mark is receiving the award for is his research into the effectiveness of Transactional Analysis for depression. and his innovative use of case study research method.

 
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60 sec with Laura Connelly, Lecturer in Criminology

By Apr.07, 2017

1.What is your position within the School?

I’m a Lecturer in Criminology

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford?

I joined in September 2016

3.Which building are you based in?

I’m based in Allerton. You can find me in L520

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

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Race and Society

By Apr.07, 2017

By Tina G. Patel

This book has just been published by Sage Publications, and is authored by Dr Tina G. Patel, who is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Salford. Race and Society provides a thoughtful and critically engaging exploration of some of the key issues around race and racialisation, which have arisen in what is considered to be a highly diverse and complex society, in which claims about a post-race condition have problematically dominated the race/racism agenda. With a progressive approach emphasising the social construction of race issues within a post-racial era, moving away from essentialist and polarized explanations of raced interaction, the book provides an introduction to the main concepts and key theories, including their post-developments; it focuses on the processes and impact of racial categorisation in contemporary society; highlights the intersectional and multifaceted nature of race and related conceptualizations; and, illustrates how race has morphed into newer forms of categorizations. The chapters include: Categorizing Race; Understanding Society; Identity and the Place of Race; Race in Social Institutions and Organizations; Human Rights, Equality and Legislation; and, Researching Race and Society. The book is packed with topical examples and international case studies to engage readers, including the the ‘blacking up’ of Rachel Dolezal, the Alphaville gated community in Brazil, the Jyoti Singh Pandey case, racism in football. The book will be useful for all those with an interest in race and racialisation processes.

Further details about book can be found at the publisher’s website: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/race-and-society/book242912 and/or Tina Patel at t.patel@salford.ac.uk

 
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Knowledge for Change – placements in Uganda

By Feb.23, 2017

Knowledge for Change is an international charity, hosted by the University of Salford, that provides highly educational elective placements and training opportunities in healthcare sectors in developing countries. Driven by our strong focus on ethics and sustainability, all placements aim to facilitate a mutual exchange of knowledge, skills and expertise. This way, while having a valuable and unforgettable experience, students are able to engage in and contribute to meaningful, interesting and ongoing projects aimed at making sustainable improvements to some of the most poorly resourced healthcare systems in the world.

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The angel of mercy and the inspiring Salford University

By Feb.09, 2017

A blog post by Noura Almadani, PhD student at School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences

My personality has been shaped by my Islamic cultural background, values, ethical principles and beliefs that I carry with me throughout life. I spent my childhood on the northern border of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Tabouk), living in an intergenerational but small community that has powerfully influenced my life.

For me, nursing has become the ‘Angel of Mercy’.

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