Archive for February 26, 2016

Salford academics win awards for best Journal papers 2015

Radiography (ISSN 1078-8174) is an international peer reviewed journal of radiography and radiation therapy. In 2015, as the official Journal of the Society and College of Radiographers, Radiography was circulated in print to over 23,000 people.  In 2015 there were over 10,000 institutions in 116 countries that had a ScienceDirect account that included access to the Journal and […]


UoS awarded funding for post-disaster housing reconstruction project

The CIOB’s Bowen Jenkins Legacy Research Fund will award construction research projects with up to £10,000 each.  University of Salford is amongst the six projects to be awarded for its: ‘Long-term Sustainability of Post-disaster Housing Reconstruction Projects’ by Dr Bingunath Ingirige (UoS) and Dr Gayan Wedawatta MCIOB (Aston University).


European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, March 2016

Throughout August 2015 the third research summer school for optimising radiation dose and image quality (‘OPTIMAX 2015’) was held in Groningen, The Netherlands. Fifty three people participated, including PhD, MSc, BSc students and tutors from physics, radiography and nuclear medicine. Throughout the summer school five empirical pieces of research were conducted in multinational teams and […]


Physicists prove new potential for silicon chips

Scientists have opened a door to faster, cheaper telecommunications after proving a new link between silicon chips and ‘rare-earth’ metals used in internet signalling. Silicon is the ‘gold standard’ semiconductor at the heart of the computer industry but lacks the ability to produce, detect and amplify the light signals that are sent down optical fibre. […]


Future of Human Resource Summit and Exhibition

We are very delighted to present our latest conference – the Future of Human Resource Summit and Exhibition hosted by the University of Salford. The University of Salford is committed to actively improving the well-being of workforce, enhancing the effectiveness of human recourse management practice, as well as promoting the organisational performance and business competitiveness. […]


Transforming Settlements of the Urban Poor in Uganda

UPRISE Research Fellow, Dr Sophie King, has recently returned from a research design workshop in Kampala in support of a collaborative international initiative which is asking ‘what shapes state vision, commitment and capacity to reduce urban poverty in Ugandan towns and cities?’ The research is being co-produced with the Ugandan Alliance – a partnership between […]


A new book showcases the University’s sociology expertise

A recently-published book, which looks at the sociology of work and employment, boasts a number of varied connections to the University. The principal editor of The Sage Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment is Stephen Edgell, who was appointed lecturer at the University in 1970 and is currently a (semi-) retired Research Professor […]


OPTIMAX research project

In August 2015 some BSc radiography students from the University of Salford went to Groningen, The Netherlands, to participate in an intensive 3 week residential summer school to conduct team based multinational research into diagnostic imaging. Participating countries included South Africa, UK, Switzerland, Portugal, Norway, UK and The Netherlands. There were almost 60 participants. Five […]


Grant success for the Salford Institute for Dementia

Dr Anya Ahmed, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences and Diversity and Inclusivity Lead in the Salford Institute for Dementia has been awarded a Joint Health and Well-Being Innovation grant from Salford City Council. The funds will enable her to conduct a study on promoting […]


University of Salford PhD’s – a student’s experience

Congratulations to Dr Antonia Wood who recently completed her Ph.D. titled: Challenging Occupational Norms: An Ethnographic Study of Female Prison Officers in a Women’s Prison. Having gained a first class Honours degree in Criminology from Manchester Metropolitan University, she went on to gain further knowledge in the subject by completing the MRes in Criminology and […]