Highlights of 2016 at the Faculty of Health Studies
2016 was an exciting year for the Faculty, marked by notable successes for staff and students, the launch of several major new projects, and the award of prestigious prizes for achievement.
We have collected a selection of these success stories below; click the boxes for full details on each story.
1st in UK for placement satisfaction
We've been ranked number one in the UK for undergraduate nursing and midwifery placement satisfaction, in the 2016 National Student Survey.
New Healthcare Research Centre
The Wolfson Centre for Applied Healthcare Research will improve the health and wellbeing of children and the elderly – and the safety of patients in hospitals and clinics. It is being constructed at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
University of Bradford presented with Queen's Anniversary Prize
The award recognises our world-leading work to improve the lives of people living with dementia.
The presentation by the Prince of Wales was made at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in February 2016.
£3m boost for Born in Bradford
A landmark project tracking the lives of nearly 14,000 babies born in Bradford has secured a £3 million boost to extend its research.
Mentor of the Year nomination
Debra Fox, a District Nurse at the Hillside and Barkerend District Nursing Team in Bradford, received the nomination having been put forward by 2nd year Adult Nursing student Kim Selby.
National Teaching Fellowship
Dr Julia Pansini-Murrell, Head of School and Lead Midwife Educator at the our School of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, receives the most prestigious individual award for excellence in teaching in higher education.
Nurse Hysteroscopy Conference
A group of passionate Lead Nurse Clinicians attended the Annual Nurse Hysteroscopy Conference, held in the STEM Centre at the University of Bradford.
3rd in UK for Physio and OT
Our Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy programmes shot up the rankings in the Complete University Guide University League Table 2017.
6th in UK for Nursing & Midwifery
Our BSc Nursing and Midwifery programmes have been highly rated in the Guardian University league tables 2017. The rankings are based on student feedback, student-staff ratios, expenditure per student, entry tariff and career prospects.
Bradford training the next generation of dementia research leaders
We launched our Doctoral Training Centre in March 2016; one of eight new specialist centres around the country funded by the Alzheimer’s Society.
Improving patient safety
Professor Gerry Armitage has been working with other renowned health experts to improve patient safety education and training.
1st choice for Physio in Hong Kong
Bradford is making international waves in physiotherapy as students from across the world choose Bradford as their home.
PhD student receives MBE
Mohammed Akhlak Rauf, a manager with Bradford Council’s dementia team and PhD student at our Doctoral Training Centre, was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his work to raise awareness of dementia amongst Black and Minority Ethnic communities.
Fellowship for Professor Mountain
Professor Gail Mountain, Chair of Applied Dementia Research and Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Transfer, has been awarded a fellowship by the College of Occupational Therapists