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Call for papers: The Politics of Commoning and Designing, Design Research Society 2016

DRS2016 DESIGN + RESEARCH + SOCIETY | FUTURE FOCUSED THINKING 50th Anniversary International Design Research Society Conference 27-30 June 2016, Brighton, UK Call for Papers: Additional Theme Session Session Title: The Politics of Commoning and Designing SUB-CHAIRS Bianca Elzenbaumer, Leeds …

University of Winchester contributes to groundbreaking global science project

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​Two psychology lecturers from the University of Winchester are among a group of 270 leading scientists who have taken part in a worldwide meta-scientific study, published in Science Magazine on the 27th August. Dr Manuela Thomae and Dr Michael Wood …

University of Worcester study reveals iPads have substantial potential to improve quality of life for people living in care homes

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Interest in the use of touchscreen technology to improve the quality of life for older people, and in particular those living with dementia, is growing. But, according to researchers at the world-renowned Association for Dementia Studies at the University of …

The University of Winchester research shows people are not swayed by labeling something a conspiracy theory

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Leading academic journal Political Psychology has published new research by University of Winchester lecturer, Dr Michael Wood, on the psychology of conspiracy theories. Dr Wood’s research considers to what extent labelling an idea a ‘conspiracy theory’ conditions our responses to …

University of Chichester research on performance-improving blackcurrants

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The significant impact of blackcurrants on exercise performance has been examined by the University of Chichester. Researchers from the institution’s Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences studied how a seven-day intake of New Zealand blackcurrant extract affected athletes during a 16.1km …

Newman University secures £1.8 million research funding

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Researchers from Newman University, Birmingham have been awarded £1,872,654 by the Templeton Religion Trust to set up a research group team to examine the relationship between science and religion in society. The programme will in the first instance be a …

University of Worcester researchers secures funding to scope socio-ecological research project to monitor streams in belize

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Researchers at the University of Worcester have been awarded a scoping grant from a prestigious government science fund. Dr Rachael Carrie and Dr Alan Dixon, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, hope to launch a research project in Belize …

University of Worcester researcher using ‘drone’ captures imagination of leading environmentalists

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A Geographer at the University of Worcester has been invited to present her research at an event later this month after being commended by a national environmental organisation. Dr Amy Woodget’s research centres on the use of an ‘unmanned aerial …

New Report Reveals Disproportionate Impact of Dementia on Women Across the World

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A new report, authored by the University of Worcester’s Association for Dementia Studies, has revealed how women are much more likely to be affected by dementia than men. The majority of people living with the disease and those most at …

Harper Adams researchers part of £2m research projects

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Researchers from Harper Adams University are part of two projects, worth almost £2m, that aim to improve the quality of fresh produce. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), collaborating with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), have awarded …

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