Health Sciences News and Events

Basketball star's advice for psychology students

Monday 15 February 2016

EX-NBA basketball star John Amaechi OBE visited the University on Monday to share some wisdom with BSc Exercise and Physical Health undergraduates.

The Salford Viewpoint: Why men don’t need to be screened for breast cancer, but should still do regular checks

Friday 6 November 2015

Screening aims to detect disease in its early stages while there’s still a chance that treatment will be effective. Programmes are usually targeted at people who are at high risk of developing a particular disease. For example, the NHS invites people over the age of 60 to be screened for bowel cancer because age is a risk factor for the disease - the older you are, the greater the risk. And for women, breast screening is automatically offered between the ages of 50-70.

The Salford Viewpoint: Corbyn plots a social media course to grow Labour movement

Thursday 1 October 2015

In his speech to the 2015 Labour conference, Jeremy Corbyn, the party’s new leader, spoke of a new kind of politics. This includes using social media to spread his message, rather than old media. A team led by deputy leader Tom Watson will be dispatched to work out how to do it. Luckily for him, some evidence is emerging on how you translate online support into real-world action.

The Salford Viewpoint: Not all online catfish are bad, but strong communities can net the ones that are

Monday 28 September 2015

The “catfish” phenomenon in which people take on different identities on social media and establish relationships with others who are unaware of their real identity is often cast as a black and white issue – a deception that is inevitably meant to cause harm.


The Salford Viewpoint: There’s more to eating disorders than anorexia and bulimia

Monday 24 August 2015

Having an eating disorder can be a lonely experience at the best of times. 

Physiotherapist working with CrossFit athletes

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Monday 1 June 2015

Physiotherapy Lecturer Dale Walker is working with CrossFit athletes who are competing in the European Region finals.

Salford’s 3D Running Performance Clinic holds open day for North West Physiotherapists

Thursday 15 January 2015

Earlier this week the University of Salford’s Running Performance Clinic held an open day for the North West’s top physiotherapists.

Manchester United’s Class of ’92 and Salford City FC agree unique partnership with University of Salford

Monday 11 August 2014

The Class of ’92 and the University of Salford have agreed a partnership which will see students and academics heavily involved in the development of Salford City FC, the Old Trafford Supporters’ Club and Hotel Football.

Learn to run like a top athlete at 3D running clinic

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Last week running clubs from across Greater Manchester were treated to a free demonstration of the University of Salford’s 3D running clinic - one of only five in the world.

Distinguished honour for Salford professor

Thursday 10 April 2014

The University of Salford's Professor Andrew Rowland, who is also a consultant in paediatric emergency medicine at North Manchester General Hospital, has been awarded a prestigious 2014 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship.

Salford professor appointed to prestigious NHS role

Tuesday 21 January 2014

The University’s Professor of Public Health, Eileen Fairhurst, has been appointed as the new Chair of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

University launches 3D running performance clinic

Monday 6 January 2014

The University of Salford has launched a new clinic which uses 3D technology to help amateur runners learn how to run more like elite athletes.

Register of approved sports rehabilitators gets the go ahead

Friday 20 December 2013

Steve Aspinall from the University’s School of Health Sciences, who has chaired the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) for the past eight years, has helped to secure a new standard of rehabilitation healthcare which means that sport rehabilitators are now formally recognised as a healthcare occupation.

Salford and Lancaster Universities win national sustainable travel award

Monday 18 November 2013

The Universities of Salford and Lancaster have won a national transport award for a smartphone app which allows parents to keep track of their child’s walking school bus and aims to reduce congestion at school gates.

Orthotics conference to improve patient experience

Wednesday 18 September 2013

The University of Salford held a national conference to bring together researchers, clinicians and the designers and manufacturers of orthopaedic footwear and orthotics (such as shoe insoles) in order to explore how patient services can be improved.