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Boost for behavioural science research with Chan Zuckerberg grant

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have been awarded a prestigious grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to further develop a software package designed to make access to experiments in behavioural science easier. PsychoPy is an open-source software package developed at the University of Nottingham to facilitate reaction-time experiments in behavioural sciences. The free …

Commonwealth scholars welcomed to University

The School of Biosciences and the Future Food Beacon are welcoming two Commonwealth scholars to undertake 12 month research studentships. Mirriam Makungwe from Zambia and Naailah Alifrom Trinidad have been awarded the Commonwealth split-site Scholarships to develop their food sustainabilty research projects with the School of Biosciences and Future Food Beacon of Excellence. These scholarships …

Army visit explores use of MEG to diagnose brain injury

The University of Nottingham’s MEG team welcomed an important visitor on Friday as they were joined by the Head of Army Medical Services, Brigadier Tim Hodgetts CBE QHS. Brigadier Hodgetts visited the facilities in the Sir Peter Mansfield imaging centre, including the newly installed wearable-MEG laboratory, to investigate the potential use of MEG in the diagnosis …

Degree apprenticeship students welcomed to the University

The University has welcomed 37 new apprentices to degree apprenticeship programmes starting this academic year. Combining real work with study, the apprentices have joined us to study the Laboratory Scientist, Architecture and Advanced Clinical Practitioner degree apprenticeship programmes. The programmes are developed alongside employers to provide employees with bespoke, work-based learning with real industry application. …

Sustainability – are we missing a crucial part of the Earth?

Blog written by Dr Franziska Schrodt, from the University’s School of Geography Widespread concerns about the impacts of climate change and issues around sustainability of resource use have resulted in these topics being much more present in the media than even a few years ago. Inspiring members of the public, such as Greta Thunberg, further …

Does eating meat cause global warming?

Blog written by Professor of Dairy Science Phil Garnsworthy This year, the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP) honoured me with their Leroy Fellowship Award for “an outstanding contribution to Animal Production over a sustained period.” Acceptance of the award required that I had to deliver a plenary lecture to about one thousand delegates at …

New round of Future Leaders Fellowships announced

The University of Nottingham will benefit from a portion of a £78 million cash boost as part of UK Research and Innovation’s Future Leaders Fellowships. The investment will propel the next generation of researchers as they lead cutting-edge projects; from developing rapid diagnostic methods to identify antibiotic resistance in infecPreview Changes (opens in a new …

University News Review — June 2019

June 2019 saw lots of University of Nottingham news stories hit the headlines…   Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity? Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate ‘brown fat,’ the body’s own fat-fighting defences, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. …

Nottingham and UN join forces in the fight against world hunger and poverty

Healthier diets and sustainable consumption are two of the key objectives set out by the University of Nottingham as it joined forces with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in the fight against world hunger and poverty. The two organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the aim of …

Nottingham Law researcher shortlisted for prestigious impact award

University of Nottingham researcher, Dr Chloe Holloway has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize. Dr Holloway’s work during her PhD study, Improving the Support of Autistic Individuals Detained in Police Custody, has been recognised for the Outstanding Early Career Impact Prize category. The findings of …