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£1.8m funding for major new study into management of bleeding after childbirth

£1.8m funding from the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has been awarded to run a large study into the drug treatment of bleeding after childbirth (COPE).

Publication date: 21 June 2017

New research to explore the public health impact of gambling throughout Wales

Problem gambling is a hidden public health issue in communities throughout Wales. It can have profoundly negative effects upon, not only the individual, but also families, friends and other social relationships.

Bangor University’s Professor Robert Rogers, an expert in gambling and problematic gambling, will lead a team of researchers and work with Public Health Wales to produce a report that provides more in-depth information about the extent and nature of gambling problems in Wales. 

Publication date: 25 May 2017

Teaching students to survive a zombie apocalypse with psychology

In this article originally published on The ConversationJohn A Parkinson, Professor in Behavioural Neuroscience, and Rebecca Sharp, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, both of  the School of Psychology, describe hhow and why they 'gamified' an undergraduate course in behavioural psychology. 

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Publication date: 22 May 2017

New Professorship embodies partnership working between University and Health Board

Debbie Roberts feels that she is in prime position to have an impact on nurse education, and to influence patient care, having taken up the Foundation of Nursing Studies Chair in Practice Learning, at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences.

Her appointment to her unique role, supported by the Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS), straddles both clinical practice and learning. She is able to work with Bangor University’s students and with qualified nurses and other health professionals at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Her focus is to enhance and develop learning environments for the student nurses at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences and to support continuing professional development within the NHS across north Wales.

Publication date: 9 May 2017

Is talking to yourself a sign of mental illness? An expert delivers her verdict

Being caught talking to yourself, especially if using your own name in the conversation, is beyond embarrassing. And it’s no wonder – it makes you look like you are hallucinating. Clearly, this is because the entire purpose of talking aloud is to communicate with others. But given that so many of us do talk to ourselves, could it be normal after all – or perhaps even healthy?

This article by Paloma Mari-Beffa, Senior Lecturer in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Psychology, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 3 May 2017