- UWE Bristol and local libraries team up to offer wider access
UWE Bristol and South Gloucestershire libraries have teamed up to make it even easier for the public and students to access library services.
- UWE Bristol Law academic cited in the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the case of Lawrence v Coventry this morning, concerning common law environmental protection and, in particular, the common law of nuisance. The judgment contains a favourable citation of a recent book by Law Department scholar Dr Ben Pontin, called Nuisance Law and Environmental Protection (Lawtext Publishing Ltd, Oxford, 2013).
- UWE Bristol and ETE Teachers invite schools to explore impact of South West Storms
The UK is currently experiencing its wettest winter on record, with strong winds also battering the country. The South West of England has been worst affected by the storms and persistent rain, with the MET Office reporting that the South of England has experienced one of the most exceptional periods of winter rainfall in at least 248 years. This unusual rainfall combined with strong winds of around 60-80mph, and high spring tides have resulted in high water levels and huge waves causing coastal flooding and damage to the coastline.
UWE Bristol and Education Through Expeditions (ETE) are inviting schools from across the South West and the UK to join in with an online discussion and debate about the recent storms, and to evaluate their environmental and economic impact.
- Cow and gait: 3D monitoring of animal health could reduce stock losses
A new link-up between UWE Bristol and independent dairy specialists Kingshay will use the latest 3D imaging technology to monitor cow health in a stress-free and unobtrusive way.
- How do you make a computer with slime mould?
A unique event, bringing together the research of Andy Adamatzky, (Professor of Unconventional Computing, UWE Bristol) with artist Theresa Schubert, takes place on 24 January at the Art Laboratory, Berlin.
- From pond to cup - UWE Bristol project resolves global clean water crisis
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Researchers at UWE Bristol have developed a portable and mobile water treatment system capable of delivering clean drinking water at source. The system has been developed for use in remote or undeveloped areas of the world to provide clean water for disaster relief and humanitarian emergencies. Such technology could help transform the lives of people who currently have no access to clean drinking water.
- Study calls for better support for fathers of children with cleft lip or palate
Research psychologist Nicola Stock says fathers need better support to enable them to deal with the challenges of having a child born with a cleft lip or palate. Her research shows that appropriate support is not yet available to fathers even though they play a key role in their child's development and family well-being.
Nicola, whose paper on the experiences of fathers of children with cleft has just been published in the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, is from UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research.
- New research shows 'hung-over driving' as dangerous as driving under influence
A hangover following a night of heavy drinking can impair driving performance as much as driving under the influence of alcohol, according to new research by Associate Professor Chris Alford of the University of the West of England and Assistant Professor Joris Verster of Utrecht University.
The complementary studies were presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) 2013 Conference. They recommend that drivers should be warned that the effects of heavy drinking last longer than a measurable blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and that hangover immunity is largely a myth.
- 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.