Key note speech for nursing academic at Chinese conference

A nursing academic from Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences has visited Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China to present research at an International Student Forum.

John Gammon China ConferenceProfessor John Gammon, who is an expert in infection prevention and control and is Deputy Head of the College of Human and Health Sciences, was a Key Note Speaker at the 7th International Nursing Student Forum (INSF). He presented current research on hand hygiene.

The event took place between 6th and 10th May and welcomed nursing academics from across South East Asia, focussing on the role of a nurse as a force for change, efficiency and innovation, inheritance and development.

Professor John Gammon said: “I was invited to be a keynote speaker at the 7th International Nursing Student Forum.  I had a wonderful time, and welcomed the opportunity to promote the College of Human and Health Sciences while learning from other nursing academics from China and a number of countries in South-east Asia.  Most significantly, I appreciated the chance to participate in a student focused conference where the academic achievements of students are celebrated and students are rewarded for their academic excellence.

“The College of Human and Health Sciences has links with Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine through one of its summer programmes for current students. International links like these provide valuable opportunities for our students and my visit will strengthen the relations we already have with the institution.”

As part of the visit Professor Gammon also attended the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in the Guangzhou University Town with other delegates of the INSF. He also visited the College of Economics and Management at Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine to develop potential research opportunities and strengthen links between Swansea and Guangzhou Universities.