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UEL Research Conference: Session 9- Early Life

Wendy-Drechsler---220-x-228Optimising Treatment and Management of Young Children with Haemophilia
Wendy Drechsler, School of Health, Sport and Bioscience‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

UEL multi-centre research has shown that young haemophiliac children with a history of ankle joint bleeding, have significantly smaller, weaker muscles and walk differently when compared to their healthy peers but, these abnormalities were not detected with current clinical haemophilia-specific outcome tools. Building on UEL doctoral research, Dr David Stephensen, an NIHR clinical research fellow is further developing this research programme to optimise treatment for these children. Download the full abstract

Socio-economic differences in Pre-natal HIV screening uptake in Uganda: a nationwide based hierarchical linear model
Olatunde Aremu, School of Health, Sport and Bioscience‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

Uganda, like few other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, carries the greatest HIV-AIDs burdenamong low-and-middle income nations. As part of the Ugandan National HIV-AIDs Control strategy, pre-natal HIV- screening continue to be the most widely accepted preventive measure. While several studies have been conducted to characterize screening uptake at community level, none has examined socioeconomic gradients in uptake for the whole of Uganda. Thorough understanding of such would help Ugandan policy makersknow how to better appropriate its resources to achieve effective coverage of HIV screening services. Download the full abstract

After Connexions: Secondary Education Transitions without guidance?   Better Careers Education, better outcomes.
Charlotte Chadderton and Casey Edmonds, Cass School of Education and Communities‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

This talk will report on an action research project funded by the Greater London Authority, which aims to support secondary schools in East London to develop tailor-made Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programmes for years 7-9. The talk will discuss the way in which the UEL researchers are developing and testing ways to integrate CEIAG more comprehensively into the pre-GCSE curriculum and working towards a whole-school employability strategy in East London schools. Download the full abstract

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