Category: Health

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Dr Pauline Green, Academic Lead for Social Work/Care, discusses social media and the role emotional resilience can play for children and young people.

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Reza Safari, Health and Social Care researcher at the University of Derby, looks at how digital technologies can help promote self-management of osteoarthritis.

Dana Abu Omar, PhD research student at the University of Derby, discusses the debate around the scientific value of dyslexia as a diagnosis.

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Denise Baker, Head of School - Allied Health and Social Care at the University of Derby, discusses how online apprenticeships could help revolutionise the NHS workforce.

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How does being in the great outdoors make you feel? We speak to the pioneering University of Derby research group members who have identified the emotional links and connections we make to our natural surroundings – even in the urban jungle.


Our groundbreaking pathways to nature connectedness research is improving people's wellbeing and conservation behaviours. It has been named by Universities UK as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs, for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives.

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Sian Burgess, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at the University of Derby, discusses how PJ paralysis in long term patients can be tackled.

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The shortage of sonographers in the UK is making national headlines. Heather Venables, discusses how we can reduce the pressure on clinical services.  

Dr William Van Gordon, from the University of Derby's Centre for Psychological Research, discusses how we can use mindful breathing to reconnect ourselves with the present and help reduce stress.

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Jenny Hallam, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, looks at the benefits of nature in tackling childhood obesity and other issues