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Pioneering researcher scoops top award


A pioneering lecturer from the University of Wolverhampton has scooped a top award for Best Research from a Developing Country and clinched third place in the Patient Wellbeing category in the Journal of Wound Care Awards.

Dr Moses Murandu, Senior Lecturer in Adult Learning, has been carrying out research into the healing power of sugar on patients for over eight years. In 2009, Moses was awarded the prestigious Fondation Le Lous Scientific Research Innovation Award and £25,000 to continue his pioneering work.

Dr Murandu grew up in Zimbabwe and his father used granulated sugar to heal wounds and reduce pain when he was a child. But when he moved to the UK, he realised sugar was not used for this purpose here.

Moses, from the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, said: “I am delighted to have been recognised for my work researching the healing power of sugar. My focus is always on the benefits to patients, which I see every day, so to be recognised in the Patient Wellbeing category is really nice.

“I am continuing to conduct my sugar research and receive requests from all over the world for help and advice about my work. It is incredibly satisfying and I would like to thank the University for all its support.”

The Journal of Wound Care 2017 awards ceremony took place in London recently.

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Pic: Moses Murandu

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Date Issued: Monday, 27 February 2017

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