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WoMMeN wins radiography team of the year

The project team that created the Word of Mouth Mammogram e-Network (WoMMeN) hub has just been given the Society of Radiographers UK Radiography Team of the Year award for their work. WoMMeN, which is supported by the University, is a user-designed information and social media support hub for breast screening. The core team of 14 comprises

Lessons in Self-Care Method May Help Osteoarthritis Sufferers

An educational approach aimed at reducing muscle tension and improving postural support has the potential to help millions of people suffering osteoarthritis in their knees, according to researchers. Academics from our Centre for Health Science Research studied the effect of one-to-one lessons in the Alexander Technique on a group of 21 patients suffering knee pain

OPTIMAX Summer School

By Rob Thompson, University College London Now in its fourth year of running is the well-regarded three-week summer school, OPTIMAX. It comprises of team-based research to investigate real world research questions within medical imaging, giving students from all over the world the chance to try their hand at research with hands-on expert support throughout. The

OPTIMAX 2016

The OPTIMAX 3 week residential research summer school started in 2013 at the University of Salford with Erasmus IP funding. Five countries participated and these were its founder members (Portugal, Switzerland, Norway, UK and the Netherlands). In 2016 OPTIMAX returned to the University of Salford, after being hosted in Lisbon and Groningen in 2014 and

Researchers helping create next generation of smart clothing for athletes

University of Salford academics are helping develop state of the art smart clothing enabling athletes to monitor their performance without the need for bulky gadgets. Researchers from our sports science department in the School of Health Sciences have been awarded £165k from Innovate UK to work with Manchester-based company Smartlife, which specialises in smart garment

Diagnostic Imaging Early Career Research Scholarships

Dr Claire Mercer and Dr Lucy Walton in the Directorate of Radiography at the University of Salford have both recently been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship; this one-year scheme offers focussed support to promising early career researchers joining the University. Both researchers are using their scholarships to progress research into breast research within

VC Awards: Harold Riley Awards for Community Engagement 2015-16

The Harold Riley Awards for Community Engagement are specifically aimed at our colleagues who have excelled in engaging with our community in Salford. For this category there was one winner, and one highly commended award made. The judging panel were struck by the level of industriousness and engagement we, as a University, have committed to

Salford Researchers – Benefits Sanctions have ‘profoundly negative consequences’

University of Salford researchers working on a national study say the system of sanctions and support integral to much UK welfare have left some resorting to crime and using food banks. The Salford academics are partners in the Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change research project, a collaboration between six UK universities: University of