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August 13, 2010

Warwick Week: Extreme Sports, Internships, Tata, Diabetes

Warwick in the News

Swimming the Channel
Dr Karen Throsby, Department of Sociology, was on Radio 4 Women’s Hour this week discussing her plans to swim the channel as part of her research in to extreme sports, gender and obesity.
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Find out more about Karen Throsby’s research

This week, BBC News Magazine looked at the “must-have” role of internships for young jobseekers. Professor Kate Purcell from the Institute for Employment Research at Warwick comments on the importance of relevant work experience, particularly in competitive job markets.
Read the full story on the BBC website

Football wages and transfer fees
With the new football season underway, Professor Wyn Grant comments on transfer targets and football wages and how increasing costs are impacting on clubs decisions to buy new players.
Read the story


Prof Lord Bhattacharya in search for Tata Chairman
Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharya has been announced as one of five experts on a panel to recruit a successor to Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Motors who is retiring in December 2012.
Read more on the Tata website

Read the story on the Times of India website

Government Advisor for Equality and Diversity

Monder Ram, Visiting Fellow at the Industrial Relations Research Unit at the University has been appointed to the new government advisory group to shape best practice for equality and diversity. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has established the Equalities Advisory Group (EAG) to act as an advisory body to the BIS Equality and Diversity Governance Board.
Read the story

Research News

Research Grants
Professor Sallie Lamb, Professor of Rehabilitation and Director of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit has been awarded a grant of £2,509,848 for research in to the prevention of fall-related injuries trial (Pre-FIT). Dr Daniel Branch, Department of History has won a grant of £286,948 to research Empire loyalists: histories of rebellion and collaboration in the British Empire.
Full list of grant winners on the Times Higher Education website

Nurses and Type 2 diabetes
Research has shown that a training programme for general practice nurses has had a significant impact on people struggling to keep their type 2 diabetes under control. The research team has evaluated the impact of the ‘Warwick Diabetes Care Intensive Management of Type 2 Diabetes’ programme over three years. The course shows nurses how to help people initiate insulin therapy as part of their daily routine.
Read the Press Release

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