Category: Health

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PhD candidate Louise Burton is carrying out a study that aims to reduce the potential for side effects from radiation in diagnostic imaging tests, such as x-rays and CT scans. She presented her ongoing work at the recent EMDoc (East Midlands Doctoral Network) Conference and won the best oral presentation. Louise, also a postgraduate Teaching Assistant at the University, describes her study.

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Sian Burgess, Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy at the University of Derby, discusses the role of an Occupational Therapist and the power of meaningful occupations.

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Dr Susan Hogan, Professor of Arts and Health at the University of Derby, examines how art-making can provide a means for women to express and understand their changed sense of self-identity and sexuality as a result of pregnancy and motherhood.

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Professor Frances Maratos, Associate Professor and Reader in Emotion Science at the University of Derby, explains why she and fellow psychologists are concerned about recent messaging about Covid-19.

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Dr Clive Holmwood, Associate Professor in Dramatherapy at the University of Derby discusses how dramatherapy and play based approaches can help with the emotional impact on the Covid-19 generation.

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Counselling and psychotherapy academic Yasuhiro Kotera, of the University of Derby, examines how working from home during the pandemic can affect our sense of wellbeing.

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Dr Tom Hunt, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Steve Chinn, Visiting Professor, both at the University of Derby, explore  'quick maths' and its role in the world of mathematics.

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University of Derby's Dr William Van Gordon and online MSc Psychology student Andrea King discuss five psychological tips for coping with chronic pain.

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James Elander, Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Derby, explores how to help people with chronic pain reduce reliance on painkillers.

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Dr Elaina Taylor, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, outlines a few achievable suggestions to improve your heart health.