Day three and four in Uganda–training the teachers

By Oct.27, 2016

By Penny Cook Team work The Teams4U motto is ‘real people making a real difference’, and one of the aims of the programme is to give the volunteers a life-changing experience. Some of the volunteers already knew each other and have done this trip before; others, like me, are new. It is amazing how quickly […]

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Public health interventions in Uganda

By Oct.25, 2016

By Penny Cook I have been given the amazing opportunity to take part in some practical public health interventions in rural Uganda, with Teams4U, an organisation with many years’ experience of work with poverty. My aim is to get some insight so that I can plan trips in the future for University of Salford’s public […]

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Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards 2015-2016 – The ‘Fabulous Five’

By Jun.20, 2016

Five early career researchers from the Directorate of Psychology and Public Health won the runners up prize in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards, including two Public Health lecturers, Dr Anna Cooper and Alex Clarke-Cornwell. Dr Clare Allely, Robert Bendall, Alex Clarke-Cornwell, Dr Anna Cooper and Dr Jo Meredith, contribute to three of the research […]

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The ‘Green Infrastructure and the Health and Wellbeing Influences on an Ageing Population’ project

By Jun.08, 2016

The University of Salford is partnering with the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University on a £700,000 research project that looks into the benefits and values of green infrastructure on an ageing population. Green infrastructure (GI), a term used in reference to green and blue spaces (areas of grass, and canals or waterways), has […]

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Brief review of Making Every Contact Count conference – Health Education England

By Feb.15, 2016

By Anna Cooper, Jess Brooke and Penny Cook On the 27th January over 200 people congregated at the University of Salford for the MECC conference run by Health Education England with support from Public Health England. The conference started off with a welcome and a bit of a dance (as we are told is tradition […]

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Double jeopardy: childhood neglect in children with FASD

By Jan.29, 2016

Alcohol and pregnancy are a dangerous mix. The physical effects of alcohol on a developing foetus are well known and potentially devastating. It is known to impact physical development – causing stunted growth, craniofacial abnormalities, reduced head and brain size, sight and hearing problems, and limb and organ defects. Foetal alcohol exposure causes problems in […]

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How foetal alcohol spectrum disorders could be a hidden epidemic

By Jan.26, 2016

  There is no safe limit of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. www.shutterstock.com The new Department of Health guideline on alcohol says that there is no safe alcohol limit for pregnant women. Alcohol should simply be avoided. Alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause damage to the body and brain of the baby, causing a range of […]

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Views of an international student around public health and why it is important in the UAE

By Nov.20, 2015

Ahmed Mohammed Al gharib is an international student from the UAE who is currently studying public health at Salford. Public Health is still developing in the UAE. Ahmed has written a short reflection around his thoughts about the importance of Public Health to the UAE. Two major factors in UAE are of particular importance to […]

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From one of our Alumni – Umar Kabo Idris

By Oct.30, 2015

My name is Umar Kabo Idris from Kano state, Nigeria. I am a passionate public health professional who is highly interested to be a part of strengthening health systems and closing the wide gap of health inequality in Nigeria. In pursuance of this interest, I was fortunate to work with an NGO that plays a vital role […]

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Welcome to our blog

By Sep.16, 2015

This is the blog from the University of Salford’s Public Health team.  We hope that our blog will be of interest to colleagues, students, those working in public health and anyone with an interest in public health. It would be great if you could get in touch and tell us what you would like us to […]

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