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WoMMeN wins radiography team of the year

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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 multi-disciplinary academics from radiography, midwifery, nursing, psychology and business, as well as clinical practitioners from radiography, PhD students and patients.

The research group is led by Dr Leslie Robinson, senior lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography. Over the course of five years the team has seen a number of successes. These include creating the WoMMeN hub, initiating a private Facebook user research group, releasing a series of publications and attracting a significant international following to their social media accounts.

“The WoMMeN team is diverse and their enthusiasm and energy for the project is boundless. I have thoroughly enjoyed leading this amazing group of people who have also bonded as friends as well as colleagues,” says Dr Leslie Robinson about the team.

On the back of their award, the WoMMeN team is organising an evening research seminar at 6-8pm on Thursday 27 October 2016. The team will be accounting their story, specifically around the role social media played in their research.

The session will take place in room MS3.02 of the Mary Seacole building and tickets are available here.

You can visit the WoMMeN website here. And follow them on Twitter.

For more information on WoMMeN please contact Dr Leslie Robinson at or call 52333.

WoMMen hub to launch on International Women’s Day

wommen 2Academic staff from a number of disciplines across the university have been collaborating with mammography practitioners and service users to create the WoMMeN (Word of Mouth Mammogram e Network) breast screening information and support hub. After over a year of collecting information from women through surveys, focus groups and a private Facebook user design group (100+ service users and practitioners!) the WoMMeN hub is finally ready and we plan to launch this on the 8th of March: International Women’s Day.

The hub contains all the features women told us they would want in a breast screening information and social networking space. It is intended to complement the NHS Breast Screening information which is the official documentation about the Breast Screening programme. However, WoMMeN provides an alternative approach to finding out more about breast screening by hosting a social space to chat to other women and practitioners. There are also feeds to our Twitter (@WOMMeN3) and Facebook pages to embrace a range of preferred social media platforms.