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The Human Cost of War

The human cost of civil wars is to be investigated in a new study from the universities of Leicester, Nottingham, Southampton and Cardiff. ‘Welfare, Conflict and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1700’ is a four-year project funded by a major grant of over £800,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The …

Hospital discharge – why does it create such issues? And are there any resolutions?

A Select Committee report published last week found that the incidences of unsafe discharge from NHS hospitals is still unacceptably high. Professor Justin Waring and Dr Simon Bishop from Nottingham University Business School, led on research, (funded by the National Institute for Health Research), which contributed towards the committee’s findings and its recommendations. The Select …

Stroke survivor creates lasting legacy

A stroke campaigner has launched a charitable foundation to help improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families. The Ossie Newell Foundation will fund important research into stroke rehabilitation at The University of Nottingham. Ossie Newell MBE, a retired director of AMEC Plc, a large multi-national project management and construction services group, suffered a stroke in …

Praise for new national children’s brain tumour initiative

Cancer experts at the University have welcomed a new national initiative aimed at raising awareness of children’s brain tumours. The Royal College for General Practitioners (RCGP) has announced ‘Brain Tumours in Children’ as a new clinical special project which will run from 2016 until 2017. The overall aims of this project are to educate primary …

Imagining a dementia-friendly University of Nottingham

This week The University of Nottingham will become a dementia-friendly institution. Professor Justine Schneider, Professor of Mental Health and Social Care, in our Faculty of Social Sciences, writes about this official recognition of the University’s commitment to raise awareness, improve working practices and pioneer world-class research to tackle this debilitating condition. There is something apposite about a university – …

Why working with the media can take your work in a whole new direction

When you’ve worked with the media for most of your career it can be easy to forget how daunting it can be for some to see their name in print, appear on camera or even speak to a journalist. In my opinion, and heading up the Media Relations Office I am a little biased, the …

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 …

5 things you need to know about tinnitus

It’s Tinnitus Awareness Week so we asked one of our experts, Professor Deborah Hall, to share five things about one of the most common chronic hearing-related conditions in the western world. 1. Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease There are many different kinds of medical conditions that can increase the chance of developing tinnitus, often …

Keeping our heads above water – Nottingham experts tackle flood risk head on

Leading experts in flood management from The University of Nottingham are playing a major role in how research can be used to make UK cities more resilient to flooding. Over the next week, scientists from the University will present their research findings at a series of events looking at how cities across the UK can …

Give it a tug and feel it grow

Children and teenagers discovered that you can’t always believe everything you see — or feel — when they were tricked by an illusion as part of a University research project. The study, led by academics in the School of Psychology, used a system called MIRAGE — real-time video capture of the participants’ hand and computer …