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Plantar Fasciitis Practice Survey 

Posted by Eleri Heathcote | 0 comments
05Sep2013



Plantar Fasciitis(PF) is a common foot disorder, which is often difficult to manage successfully.  Various treatments have been advocated, but the evidence is limited.  Physiotherapy is central to PF management, but we know little about 'usual care' across the UK.

To support further research, we are asking practicing physiotherapists to complete a short online survey about physiotherapy practice for Plantar Fasciitis.

THE SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED.

For further information about the survey and study, please contact:
Rob.grieve@uwe.ac.uk

Appearance Matters 6 

Posted by Eleri Heathcote | 1 comment
22Aug2013
An international multi-disiplinary conference highlighting current research and good practice around psychology, body image and appearance.
1-2 July 2014
Wills Memorial Building, Bristol

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor David Sarwer (University of Pennsylvania, USA) on Psychology and Cosmetic Surgery
Dr Tracy Tylka (Ohio Stae University, USA) on Positive Body Image

Contact us to join our mailing list for updates, or visit the conference website for further information.

Teenagers with conditions that affect their appearance wanted to test new support programme 

Posted by Denise Hope | 0 comments
16Aug2012
The Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol is looking to recruit young people aged 13 – 18 to test out a new support programme for those with a condition that affects their appearance.

CAR has teamed up with the charities Changing Faces, the British Skin Foundation, the Ichthyosis Support Group and the Vocational Training Charitable Trust to develop YP Face IT, an innovative online support programme for teenagers with worries about skin conditions, hair loss or scarring.

Catrin Griffiths, who helped design YP Face IT, said, “The aim of the programme is to teach skills to young people who have concerns due to altered appearance so that they can feel and act more confidently.”

The specially-developed programme uses techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy, social skills training and interactive activities, videos, illustrations and avatars. The researchers are looking to recruit 20 teenagers to test out the new programme, which involves taking part in one hour long session per week for 7 weeks, at home on their own computer.

If you would like to find out more about this project, please contact catrin.griffiths@uwe.ac.uk

Appearance Matters 5 

Posted by Denise Hope | 1 comment
07Mar2012
Centre for Appearance ResearchUWE's Centre for Appearance Research will host the fifth bi-annual Appearance Matters conference in Bristol on 3rd and 4th July 2012. The conference venue will be the historic Wills Memorial Building. 

This international conference highlights current research and good practice around psychology and appearance, including body image, visible difference, the role of the media, interventions, innovative research methods, provision of care, weight and shape, identity and education.

The meeting provides an opportunity for academics, clinicians, practitioners, researchers, hospital managers and policy makers involved in the provision of care for people with appearance-related concerns to up-date their knowledge, engage in debate, share ideas and network with others working in this field.

Keynote speakers include Professor Sarah Grogan, Staffordshire University, UK - Body Image and Health: Links and Future Directions, and Professor John Lawrence, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA - Psychosocial Adaption to Burns: Current Knowledge and Future Directions.

For more information about Appearance Matters 5, please visit www.uwe.ac.uk/appearancematters.

UWE research making a difference to people's health and well-being 

Posted by Denise Hope | 1 comment
17Feb2012
The first two UWe-books, promoting UWE’s excellent work in health and well-being have been launched.  Working with a wide range of partners in the health services, industry and other universities, UWE’s research has resulted in real scientific, social and economic benefits and these UWe-books show just a sample of how our researchers are striving to make a real difference to people’s lives.

The first UWe-book, Medicines for the future and today – from bench to bedside, features:   
  • Lighting up cancer cells - Professor Vyv Salisbury
  • Better treatment for diabetes - Professor Aniko Varadi
  • Fighting prostate cancer - Professor Anthony Rhodes
  • Preventing the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease - Dr Myra Conway

The second UWe-book, Improving healthcare for people with long-term conditions, features:

  • Fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis - Professor Sarah Hewlettt
  • Understanding chronic pain - Professor Candy McCabe
  • Helping people adjust to visible disfigurement - Professor Nichola Rumsey
  • New approaches to treating joint pain - Dr Nicola Walsh