Research Nurse Colin Bergin: a day in the life

Marking the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, 2020 has been named the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’ by the World Health Organization (WHO). While many of us will think of a hospital ward-based caregiver when asked to picture a nurse, they actually undertake a much wider variety of roles than you may know. … Continue reading “Research Nurse Colin Bergin: a day in the life”

#NoFGM Day – an increasingly important healthcare challenge in the UK

Today (February 6th) is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This story – by Dr Laura Jones, Dr Benjamin Costello, Dr Emma Danks and Fiona Cross-Sudworth (Institute of Applied Health Research) – originally appeared within the Birmingham Brief.  Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are … Continue reading “#NoFGM Day – an increasingly important healthcare challenge in the UK”

January news round-up

Personalised treatments for childhood brain cancer, new techniques for combatting antiobiotic resistance, the launch of a new research centre and an industry partnership set to develop a new diagnostic tool – it all happened in January 2020. Check out our top stories from the first month of the year below – including the first of … Continue reading “January news round-up”

Trauma is not nine to five – and neither are our research nurses

Marking the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, 2020 has been named the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’ by the World Health Organization (WHO). While many of us will think of a hospital ward-based caregiver when asked to picture a nurse, they actually undertake a much wider variety of roles than you may know. … Continue reading “Trauma is not nine to five – and neither are our research nurses”

Linking clinicians and mathematicians

Professor John Terry has joined  BHP founder member the University of Birmingham from the University of Exeter, leading the new Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine as an Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow. With a background in applied mathematics, Professor Terry’s interdisciplinary research looks to develop mathematical and computational tools to understand clinical data. Find out … Continue reading “Linking clinicians and mathematicians”