Angela Glaves guests on This Is Nursing podcast

Our very own Angela Glaves (senior lecturer in mental health nursing) recently appeared as a guest on the This Is Nursing podcast, which covers a range of issues in the many areas of nursing. In the podcast, Angela talks about being a mental health nurse, working at Hallam as a mental health lecturer, and also her involvement with Heavy Metal Therapy. Listen to the…

Weightlifting

Building strength: is velocity-based training the future?

Our very own Steve Thompson (senior lecturer and strength and conditioning coach) recently shared his expertise on velocity-based training for strength athletes with Output Sports. We caught up with Steve to learn a little bit more about velocity-based training for strength athletes, and to also understand why it is becoming increasingly popular amongst regular gym-goers. What…

“My time across the bridge in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office”

Andrea Moran-Healy, an administrator in the Professional Issues and Fitness to Practise team, recently worked in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office on a career development placement scheme. Andrea shares her experiences for the blog and explains what she has taken away from her time in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office. How long have you worked at the university and can you…

#thinkingintegration – Twitter chat

Working to provide integrated services can be hard. Wrapping services around the person means that as health and social care practitioners we have to think differently, work more closely with a range of professionals, reach across organisations, or create new relationships. Our upcoming #thinkingintegration Twitter chat will examine . . . • How do we develop ourselves when working…

WALKING: Expert comments on fitness app that rewards exercise

Dr Nick Tiller, senior lecturer in applied physiology, spoke to The Irish Times about an app which ‘pays’ people to increase their step-count and whether there are long-term benefits of using monetary incentives to increase exercise. Commenting on the Sweatcoin concept, Dr Nick Tiller said: “Sweatcoin might facilitate a short-term interest in increasing the daily…

Does spending big in the football transfer window get results?

Does spending big in the football transfer window get results? Hallam’s football finance experts crunch the data. Dr Daniel Plumley and Dr Rob Wilson predict another record-breaking Premier League transfer window, whereas there seems a greater need from clubs to make decisions that are planned strategically to maximise their return. Dr Plumley and Dr Wilson…

Childhood Obesity

Hallam academic writes a piece for the Conversation looking at childhood obesity and how tackling it is about more than just diet and exercise. Professor David Morley, Professor of Youth Sport and physical activity has written an article for the Conversation about the worrying growing trend of obesity in children. The article looks at how…