Andrew Dalton - Lecturer in Social Sciences - University of Sunderland - Find an Expert

HIV research diagnoses failings by healthcare professionals

Newly published research has highlighted shocking failures around HIV testing, diagnosis and confidentiality, suggesting there is a need for improved training of healthcare and mental health professionals. Silent Scream? The Life Histories of People Living with HIV in the North...
Why is thin deemed ideal?, Dr Helen Driscoll

Why is thin deemed ideal? Dr Helen Driscoll

Channel 4's exploration into the rise of the plus-sized fashion industry, 'Plus Sized Wars', has re-ignited debate about where body image ideals come from, their effects, and what we should do about them. But far from being a creation of...
Rachel Wong - Sunderland Pharmacy PhD student

National accolade for young scientist

A North East student has achieved second place in a prestigious national competition to find the UK’s finest young academic speakers. The 2015 National Final of the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition was held at the Armourers’ Hall in London, with...
What price free schools?, Professor Bridget Cooper

What price free schools? Professor Bridget Cooper

Free schools, like the ones that recently hit the headlines in Durham and Sunderland, have been the latest attempt by the Government to radically change the school system. New or changing schools received initial cash injections to encourage them, but...
Children’s cancer researcher in demand down-under

Children’s cancer researcher in demand down-under

A graduate from a North East university has gone from an office in London, to performing cutting-edge research at the prestigious Children’s Cancer Institute in Sydney. Helen Forgham arrived at the University of Sunderland with only a handful of GCSE’s...
What are you doing for World HIV Day?

What are you doing for World HIV Day? Andrew Dalton

I remember a conversation with a close friend several years ago, near to this time, who told me in quiet tones that he was HIV positive. I remember thinking that I knew practically nothing about the virus, and what I...
Students ready to work on employability

Students ready to work on employability

With the record number of students entering University this year it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd, but there are options available to those studying degrees before they step into the graduate job market. An innovative course...