- UWE's new research network will shape innovation in indie video games
Dr Patrick Crogan from UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) has just been awarded £40,000 to lead an international research network into independent video game development.
The new network is one of six announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which will help shape the future of innovation in the video game industry.
- Nanny Knows Best – a fascinating cultural history of the iconic British Nanny
In Nanny Knows Best: The History of the British Nanny, Dr Katherine Holden, a Research Fellow at UWE Bristol, delves into the lives of nannies in twentieth century Britain to reveal the crucial role they played in many households.
From interviews with nannies, mothers, and children looked after by nannies, to the influence of the fictional Mary Poppins on the national consciousness, Dr Holden goes beyond the myths to discover where our tradition of employing nannies comes from and explores the ways in which it has and has not changed over the past century.
- Presentation of research findings on the way paramedics should manage a patient's airway during cardiac arrest
Friday 29 November 13:30 to 16:45
UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, Bristol
Up to 60,000 people suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in the United Kingdom (UK) every year. Unfortunately only 10% of these people survive, so improvements in treatment are needed urgently.
Effective airway management and rescue breathing are essential for survival from OHCA, but the best way for paramedics to provide this is currently unknown. Now, high quality research in this area has been successfully completed for the first time.
- UWE researchers develop artificial heart to pump human waste to power future robots
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A new device that may be capable of pumping human waste into the 'engine room' of a self-sustaining robot has been created by a group of researchers from the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL).
- UWE lecturer part of research team awarded £2 million by AHRC
Dr Jane Andrews, Senior Lecturer in Education at UWE Bristol, is part of a 13 strong academic team that has been awarded a grant of £2 million by Arts Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to fund the project, 'Researching Multilingually at the borders of language, the body, law and the state'.
- UWE historians appointed national advisers on BBC's World War One at Home project
The researchers selected to participate in the BBC's 'World War One at Home' project have just been announced. Following their involvement in the successful pilot project in the West region, Kent Fedorowich and Charles Booth from UWE Bristol will have roles as national advisers to the researchers. This is alongside their work in the BBC South West region, which includes Devon, Cornwall and the Channel Islands.
- UWE academic helps Avon and Somerset Police with Recruitment Review
The question of what makes a good Police Officer is far too important to be left to the Police alone. That's why Avon and Somerset Constabulary has commissioned an independent review of the recruitment process.
Dr Marie-Annick Gournet has been commissioned by the Avon and Somerset force to review its recruitment process, from the moment that people first consider the possibility of joining the police, right the way through to the conclusion of their training. Her task is to make recommendations that will help ensure that the constabulary is more broadly representative of the communities it serves.
- Job dissatisfaction encourages workers to choose temping
The unhappiness of being in a bad job is strongly linked to people's decision to leave permanent work for the uncertain world of temporary employment, says new research.
- 'One extra day of life for fresh produce will reduce waste, could save millions and help resolve global hunger' says UWE
Researchers at UWE Bristol are about to embark on a project called 'Microbial Management of Fresh Produce Preservation, Protection and Intervention' to improve the storage life of fresh produce. The £220,000 project is funded by DEFRA through the Technology Strategy Board, and led by food technology developers, NormanPendred & Company.
- Heat and storms: UWE research helps suburban homes adapt to climate change
As the heat wave turns to thunder and lightning, concerns about the impact of heat on the elderly and vulnerable in their homes remain. A research project led by UWE Bristol offers practical advice on how homes in suburban neighbourhoods can adapt to weather extremes and this has led to changes in local and national policy.
- New self-help app for anxiety launched with students in mind
Researchers at UWE Bristol have developed an app for smartphones designed to help students and other users manage their anxiety.
SAM is believed to be one of the first apps of its kind developed by a university for use by students. It is a psycho-educational tool that runs on smartphones and tablets to help users understand and manage their anxiety. It incorporates a range of self-help activities that are available 24/7 on the users' device.
- Sniffing out Bladder Cancer – new diagnostic test
Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the University of Liverpool and the Bristol Urological Institute have developed a device using sensor technology that may help diagnose patients with early signs of bladder cancer. The Odoreader® smells urine and detects differences in the odour from people who have bladder cancer.
- What effect does going to university have on social mobility?
A three year study which compared the university experiences of students of different social classes found that the opportunities and benefits experienced through a university education were not necessarily equal between different social classes and different individuals.
The results of the Paired Peers Project, a joint research project between the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) will be presented at an event held at the Headquarters of Universities UK on 3 July 2013 from 09:30 to 18:00.
- Do supermarkets use loyalty cards to exert power over 'unruly' customers?
Are customers always right, or do their choices – when captured by the technology of loyalty cards – in fact enable producers to gain subtle forms of control over them?
That is the paradox revealed by Antony Beckett's analysis of loyalty cards and of the balance of power between customers and retailers.
- Award for revolutionary cholesterol testing device
A team of European scientists led by UWE Bristol has won a prestigious international award for their research.
The SIMS project – led by Professor Tony Killard at the Department of Applied Sciences in UWE Bristol - was awarded the prize for best publicly funded project at the organic and printed electronics conference, LOPE-C, in Munich, which is organised by the Organic Electronics Association (OEA).