Brighton University wins £140k diabetes funding

Posted On 08 Sep 2010 at 10:42 am

Brighton University has won £140,000 of government funding to help people with diabetes.

The university has been awarded the cash under the Knowledge Transfer Partnership to provide self-help for diabetics to reduce the risks of chronic illness.

The university will work with SSL International, the Manchester-based company best known for its Durex and Scholl brands.

The multinational company also makes a range of analgesic products.

The partnership will employ one new associate and will run for two-and-a-half years.

The aim will be to enable healthcare professionals to give evidence-based self-help advice to low-risk diabetes patients to reduce the incidence of progression to chronic status.

The total project is worth £140,587 and the lead academic supervisor will be Alistair McInnes, senior lecturer with the university’s School of Health Professions.

He will be supported by Dr Tim Katz, from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics.

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