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Pathways to Impact: giving evidence to a Government Select Committee

With a wealth of world-class research being carried out across The University of Nottingham, turning your academic research into a change in public policy can create a huge impact. But in a crowded market it can be a challenge to get your expertise noticed. So when you get an email one Thursday in January, asking …

Nottingham academic experiences life at Westminster

Research Fellow in Neuroimaging at the University of Nottingham, Rebecca Dewey, recently returned from a week at the House of Commons in Westminster. The visit in November was part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK’s national academy of science – with support from the Government Office for Science. During …

Nottingham professors back e-petition for brain tumour research funding

Experts at The University of Nottingham are backing an online petition calling for an increase in funding for research into brain tumours, with the hope of seeing the issue discussed by MPs. Professors David Walker and Richard Grundy, Co-Directors of the University’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC)  are urging members of the public to sign the e-petition …

A big week for dementia

Tom Dening, Professor of Dementia Research at the Institute of Mental Health at The University of Nottingham, takes a look at this week’s major news announcements related to tackling dementia and funding new research into the degenerative condition. Although dementia is rarely out of the news and indeed often on the front pages of certain national papers, …

Prestigious stateside trip for Nottingham’s green chemistry expert

The University of Nottingham’s green chemistry expert and YouTube star Professor Martyn Poliakoff has recently returned from a prestigious visit to the US and Canada, as part of a mission to showcase the excellence of UK science. Professor Poliakoff accompanied David Willetts, the Minister of Universities and Science, in his capacity as Foreign Secretary of …

Personalised approach to end of life care: good care and communication take time

Earlier this week an Independent Review commissioned by the Government recommended that the Liverpool Care Pathway be phased out and replaced by personalised care plans for people who are nearing their death.  An independent report by University of Nottingham researchers formed an important part of the evidence upon which the Independent Review made its recommendations. Dr …