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PVC Message, September 2017

In this issue, we learn about a fascinating research project, undertaken by Sarah Fulford, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, which explores the resilience of a group of World War II nurses who were prisoners of war. In other research news, Dr Simon Rosalie, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, has just returned from completing a Marie Curie fellowship in Italy, and we have a fantastic profile of Dr Tina Lam who works in the area of drugs and alcohol.

The faculty’s Excellence and Innovation in Teaching awards are now open for nominations. I encourage you to participate in the nomination and awards process. Award winners will be announced at the upcoming Festival of Learning faculty showcase in November. You can learn more about the Festival of Learning in the newsletter.

Some of our students from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science recently spent a month in Kathmandu, Nepal, where they worked with key healthcare providers to deliver services to the Nepalese people. By all accounts, it was a wonderful and challenging trip for the students.

Our annual Autism Open Day event is scheduled for 17 September, and is open to researchers, families and anyone interested in Autism Spectrum Disorders. We also have a number of events to celebrate the University’s 50 Years of Innovation including celebrations for the School of Pharmacy and the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science. You can find out more about these events in the What’s On section of the newsletter.

Michael

Pro Vice-Chancellor