Category: Health

Diagnostic Radiographer looking at X-ray of a jaw on computer screen

Emma Hyde, Head of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Derby and National Teaching Fellow, marks Allied Health Professionals Day by discussing the importance of celebrating the contribution of the NHS’s second largest workforce, and how the pandemic has prompted a rethinking of the way in which education is delivered.

radiographers with a patient in an imaging suite

Denise Baker, our Head of Allied Health and Social Care, speaks out on behalf of our allied health professionals and the vital and varied roles they play in caring for the nation.

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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.

Two people sat at a table talking

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.

A new mother holder her baby wrapped up in white blankets

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.

A young man in a hoodie and a face mask standing against a wall with graffiti which reads

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.

A University of Derby arts therapy student sitting on a theatre floor surrounded by coloured silk scarves

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.

A man with a laptop open on his lap working from his bed

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.

A man sitting cross-legged on a wooden floor with his head on his knee

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