Research Blogs

Heart to Heart - cardiac patient meets UK's first professor of Congenital Cardiac Nursing

Congenital Heart Disease means that a baby is born with an abnormality in the heart and affects almost 1 in 100 babies born in the UK – over 5,000 babies per year. It is the biggest cause of perinatal and infant mortality from congenital anomalies. Defects vary in complexity and require intensive surgeries and innovative specialist care from cardiac teams, including specialist cardiac nurses. While some defects can be corrected and managed at birth, many require a lifetime of care and treatment.   Having both spent a lot of their lives with cardiac teams, Kerry and Joel are both connected to cardiac care in Birmingham for different reasons.  Kerry Gaskin  is the first Professor of Congenital Cardiac Nursing in the UK, researching to improve cardiac nursing in the UK at Birmingham City University. Joel Foster Finn is a filmmaker and first-class postgraduate BCU alumnus from Birmingham School of Art, who was born with congenital heart defects.  Watch Kerry and Joel discuss the importance of research in cardiac nursing, and the impact it has on individuals and families living with CHD. 

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New Ramadan guidance to improve inclusivity of physical education classes in schools

Groundbreaking guidance developed by Dr Irfan Khawaja will help create a more inclusive school environment for Muslim ...

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How feminists are harnessing human rights to advance abortion access

Dr Rebecca Smyth , Lecturer in Law at Birmingham City University (BCU), is researching how feminists use human rights...

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UK’s first digital active city spaces to be designed for teenage girls

Encouraging teenage girls to stay active by designing city spaces that make use of immersive digital technology is the ...

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Are women’s voices present in Pakistani and Indian streamed content?

Professor Valentina Vitali, film historian and Professor in Digital Arts at Birmingham City University (BCU), has been...

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BCU research project investigates the role of arts and culture in local politics

BCU research project,  40 years on: Gender Equality , introduces the work and activism of Birmingham-based women in ...

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Professor Imran Awan proposes: Let's Kick Misogyny out of Football

Imran Awan, Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University explores issues of misogyny, racism and Islamophobi...

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Public Health Researcher gives 5 Tips for a Healthy Ramadan

Dr Ayazullah Safi, researcher and Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Birmingham City University, gives his top tips f...

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