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Exchanging Cultural Understandings of Child Neglect

Posted on June 30, 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Victoria Sharley, Doctoral Student, CASCADE (Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre), School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. Child neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment in Wales. It represents the largest category of abuse on the Child Protection Register, and unlike other forms of abuse which are in decline, neglect Read moreabout Exchanging Cultural Understandings of Child Neglect


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“Across the Oceans and the Continents”

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Judith Hall

Blog Post Author: Professor Judith Hall The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Namibia, Professor Lazarus Hangula, and the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development, Professor Kenneth Matengu visited Cardiff in late May. The visit is part of the Phoenix Project led by Professor Judith Hall.    Professor Hangula said of our Phoenix Project Collaboration:  “Despite our geographic differences Read moreabout “Across the Oceans and the Continents”


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Zebra Politics

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Mark Kelson Does the zebra have black with white stripes or white with black stripes? Scientifically speaking they are black with white stripes. However, I often indulge a more poetic description for problems like this taking inspiration from Seamus Heaney’s “Lovers on Aran” “Did sea define the land or land the sea? Each Read moreabout Zebra Politics


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Learning about University Teaching across Continents

Posted on June 8, 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Dr Clare Kell The University of Namibia recognises the power of education to support individual and community development. Working towards its vision ‘to be a beacon of excellence in teaching, research and extension services’ UNAM launched its Diploma in Higher Education (similar to PgCUTL) in March 2016 with a cohort of academic and learning Read moreabout Learning about University Teaching across Continents


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Multilingual Namibia

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Professor Loredana Polezzi, Professor of Translation Studies Language is the ultimate human technology, our most complex and vital tool. Without effective communication, our best plans fail and our best intentions remain unfulfilled. Yet language is not just a technology, it is an integral part of the social fabric of our lives, and it Read moreabout Multilingual Namibia


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Statistical Convergence

Posted on June 3, 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Dr Mark Kelson, Research Fellow in Statistics There is a comforting nature to randomness. It is one of those things in life on which you can rely, whether it be examining knife crime in London or exploring the distribution of the lottery numbers. It turns out that randomness is pretty predictable. How reassuring it is then to discover that Read moreabout Statistical Convergence


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Cardiff and Namibia Universities run first ever SADC Airway Conference

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Chris Juniper

No one should die because the person giving an anaesthetic can’t get oxygen into the patient!   People do die, and so Cardiff University’s Phoenix Project , University of Namibia  and the Namibian Ministry of Health are running Namibian Airway Management Conference (NAAME). We will develop airway management skills in the Southern African Development Community. Read moreabout Cardiff and Namibia Universities run first ever SADC Airway Conference


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International Opportunities for Anaesthetists in Wales

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Chris Juniper

Cardiff University’s Phoenix Project is working closely with colleagues in Namibia to develop Anaesthesia.The Phoenix Project in Namibia you like to get involved?  We are running an Airway Conference June 7th – 9th, we have our experienced Welsh volunteer Anaesthetists, but we’re looking for a couple more teach with us.  Please contact me if you’re Read moreabout International Opportunities for Anaesthetists in Wales


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Phoenix hosts International Women’s Day and Women in Health Wales

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Judith Hall

Blog post author Professor Judith Hall The Phoenix Project is an international education collaboration between Cardiff University and the University of Namibia.  One of our main themes is Women’s Health.  It was natural for us to organise round International Women’s Day.  You came, your saw and you filled the room to overflowing.  Thank you. Magnificent Read moreabout Phoenix hosts International Women’s Day and Women in Health Wales