The results of a four year study into how dancing can help people suffering with Parkinson’s Disease will be revealed by University of Roehampton academics at an event at Sadler’s Wells Theatre this afternoon.
Posted: 26 October 2015
The English National Ballet has led dance classes for Parkinson's sufferers in London, Oxford, Liverpool, Ipswich and Cardiff since 2011. Dr Sara Houston and Ashley McGill from the University’s Department of Dance have used biomechanical measurements, clinical scales and questionnaires, and carried out extensive interviews and observations, worked with focus groups, and used film footage to examine in details the types of benefits which participants have found.
Dr Houston will announce the findings of the project in an event at Sadler’s Wells Theatre which will be broadcast live on the English National Ballet’s website from 2.15pm today (Tuesday 27 October). You can watch the results announcement live here.
The classes have been used by the researchers to understand more about physical, psychological, social, and emotional changes as a result of participating over an extended period of time. All groups have used English National Ballet-inspired dance routines.
The results were discussed by Dr Houston on the BBC One Breakfast programme this morning (Tuesday) where she explained how participants had improved in self confidence and had benefited from building new friendships
A full story on the results will be available here following the Sadler’s Wells event.
Lecturer is appointed to advise the Scottish Government on human rights
A Senior Law Lecturer at the University of Roehampton has been appointed as a member on a new expert panel, advising on the future of human rights in Scotland.
Posted: 17 January 2018
Roehampton students work with Category A prisoners at HMP Belmarsh
Third year Criminology students at the University of Roehampton will be visiting Belmarsh prisoners with playwright and youth worker, Nathan Lucky Wood, at the prison in Thamesmead today as part of their degree.
Posted: 22 November 2017
Discover 18th Century artefacts at the University of Roehampton
The University of Roehampton is holding a free event on Saturday 25th November, as part of the national Being Human Festival – which aims to engage the public with the latest innovative research taking place across the humanities.
Posted: 3 November 2017