Month: Jan 2018

Happy Birthday Ahed Tamimi

Happy Birthday to the beautiful, brave Ahed Tamimi. A young lady who has known throughout her entire life – daily violence, suffering, daily water deprivation and who reacted as any human would in those circumstances. #Freeahedtamimi UK campaign – write to your MP

How to eat better – James Wong

We’ve just had a great presentation from James Wong at Roehampton. Everything he presented on is in his book / website http://www.jameswong.co.uk/how-to-eat-better/4593532593 Didn’t know about frozen spinach before and have just destroyed another smoothie maker putting too much defrosted in it. Will buy it…

Narrated presentations and creating videos

I have recently been involved with a couple of activities with psychology students – one group (postgraduate students) had no problems with going away and creating a narrated presentation in a video format (either creating in a slideshow type presentation and converting to video…

Twitter lists exported – env health & russia etc

I won’t be exporting all lists before closing twitter account, possibly end of March now, depending mostly on NHS related things but in agreement with an NHS consultant – the NHS isn’t going to be saved by Twitter! I think these are the most…

Everyone line up in the centre of the hall with a partner

Repeated ad infinitum but can you persuade a group of martial artists to do this sometimes. Trying to organise a meal is even more fun (especially when 1000 burpees threats don’t work) “Oh yes, burpees – I think I’ll go and do some of…

Taekwondo update

It was a privilege to visit a club today run by an instructor who not only completely demonstrates the principles of martial arts himself but the club students also demonstrate them too. And they made it fun and very energetic. Especially the sparring session…

Careless talk will cost lives

The self serving Conservative party is yet again stirring up hatred. Yet again Russians are the target of their propaganda. So as another Conservative tries to distract from their own personal failures and gets found out, what will really be the consequences (not that…

Virtual reality and Samsung Gear VR

Have not done any research with virtual reality and not got a headset (and no intention to if possible – have spent enough of my life in front of screens without them stuck on my eyeballs too). However there are a couple of projects…

Human Performance and Health podcast 3: HIIT high intensity exercise and interval training

The next podcast is up on Mixcloud and draft transcript attached. Future transcripts will be completed automatically via the research students who will be managing the blog. It’s a great discussion including somewhere 20-25 mins about anaerobic exercise and what the research has shown…

Reasons to love Yorkshire 2/many

PFI and NHS funding

As indicated through the free market ‘engineered’ collapse of Carillon this week, many NHS services including hospitals who were ‘persuaded’ into private finance initiative (PFI) deals or in the case of GP services LIFT purchasing arrangements are also being ‘engineered’ into collapse due to…

AI ‘student’ components

This was part of previous work for an unsuccessful bid (we went with a completely different bid based on chatbot design only). However this outline was based on initial review of AI in Education journal (below) for a literature module that focused on human…