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At UWE Bristol we are proud of our active and collaborative research community of bold and innovative thinkers that are breaking research boundaries. Our four key research strengths are: Creative industries and technologies Digital Futures Health & Wellbeing Sustainability and Climate Change Resilience Over the past three months we have been sharing content around our … Continue reading "Introduction to our research strength focus: Creative Industries and Technologies"
Sign up now for a FREE place on our highly rated Introduction to Zero Carbon Buildings MOOC. The department of Architecture and the Built Environment at UWE Bristol has developed this free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to raise awareness of zero carbon design and construction and provide a grounding for students and early year … Continue reading "Introduction to Zero Carbon Buildings MOOC"
In this Academic Spotlight interview, we asked Dr Harriet Shortt, Associate Professor in Organisation Studies at UWE Bristol Business School, about her area of research. Tell us about your background and your research interests? I am interested in the spaces and places of work and how they make people feel, and how the material environment … Continue reading "Academic Spotlight: Dr Harriet Shortt"
Young people aged 16-24 use buses more than older age groups and have lower access to a car. Yet they face a postcode lottery in accessing free and discounted bus fares, a new policy briefing from UWE Bristol and Sustrans finds. Access to buses can affect the experiences and life-defining opportunities that young people are … Continue reading "Fair Bus Fares for Young People Policy Briefing"
Recent research conducted by undergraduate forensic students at UWE Bristol has revealed levels of drug contamination on the Bristol Pound (£B) notes. A high percentage of circulating bank notes across the world are contaminated with illicit drugs. Contamination on bank notes can be spread through direct contact and contamination from cash points, whilst paper-based bank … Continue reading "Illicit Drug Contamination of the Bristol Pound"
In this Academic Spotlight we asked Dr Pippa Tollow, Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at UWE Bristol. Tell us about your background and how you became interested in your research area? It was during my undergraduate degree and a sandwich year working in the NHS that I discovered an interest in health psychology and decided this … Continue reading "Academic Spotlight: Dr Pippa Tollow"
The Prevention of Sexual Abuse Springboard (part of UWE Bristol’s Expanding Research Excellence scheme) currently pulls together existing areas of research strength at UWE Bristol, drawing on our work with victims and those who have committed sexual abuse. The Springboard investment has provided an opportunity for the team to take a more multi-disciplinary approach that … Continue reading "UWE Bristol’s Expanding Research Excellence scheme: The Prevention of Sexual Abuse"
Adapted from post by the University of Leeds. UWE Bristol academics have helped to develop an innovative device to tackle chronic limb pain which is currently being trialled across the UK. The Sensory Training System aims to help patients regain a finer range of nerve sensation in their limbs, which they often lose due to … Continue reading "UWE Bristol academics developing sensory training system for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome"