- UWE expert wins funding for research into personalised medicines
Dr Wendy Phillips from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is part of a new link-up between academia and industry to improve the efficiency of healthcare product manufacturing.
The project won £465,000 funding from the Engineering and Physical Services Research Council (EPSRC) to research Re-Distributed Manufacturing (RDM) in Healthcare. The project is being led by Dr Phillips, together with Professor Nick Medcalf from Loughborough University.
- UWE Bristol's Regional History Centre launches its first film
The Ballad of Johny Walford, is the first film from UWE Bristol's Regional History Centre. It marks a landmark development in the centre's approach to historical research, which is strongly focused on public engagement and knowledge exchange with partners in the arts, heritage and cultural sectors.
- Science Live – new transatlantic pilot study to research what makes a public science event tick
The Festival of Nature, British Science Week and Bristol Food Connections are just some of the popular science events that engage approximately half of the UK population each year. Now in a bid to catalogue and research the impact of live science events in the UK and US, a new transatlantic pilot study, Science Live has been announced.
- National Photography award success for UWE Bristol's, Angus Fraser
Angus Fraser, Senior Lecturer – Photography at UWE Bristol has won the Bar Tur Photobook Award 2014 in its inaugural year. The annual award offers an emerging photographer a publishing deal to the value of £20,000 and the opportunity to work with The Photographers' Gallery and Trolley Books over the course of a year to produce their first book in 2015. The winner was recently announced at a special ceremony in The Photographers' Gallery.
- UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%
The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.
- How can we change urban society for the better? UWE Bristol leadership expert to reveal in new book
Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. In a new book, Leading the Inclusive City: Place-based Innovation for a Bounded Planet, published by Policy Press, Robin Hambleton, Professor of City Leadership in the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at UWE Bristol rejects this gloomy prognosis.
- Molecular breakthrough suggests a new treatment avenue to halt the spread of prostate cancer
Scientists believe a new treatment, shown to be effective in mice, could halt the growth of tumours in patients with prostate cancer.
Pioneering research, by academics at the Universities of Bristol, Nottingham and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), shows that a specific compound can inhibit the activity of a molecule which is key to how tumours form new blood vessels. The vessels are essential for the cancer cells to survive and multiply.
- UWE Bristol exhibit at national celebration of Bioscience research
University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) scientists have been invited to celebrate the 20 year anniversary for the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council (BBSRC) at the Great British Bioscience Festival from 14 to 16 November.
This free festival is accessible for all and will be the culmination of a year-long programme of activities marking BBSRC's 20th anniversary – bringing together 20 exciting exhibits from world-leading bioscience research groups based in the UK.
- New research into value of design sector in Bristol and Bath economy is launched
A new research project will examine the use of design in businesses and public sector organisations in Bristol and Bath, as well as seeking to understand its contribution to the creative economy in the region.
- Leading in Times of Uncertainty and Complexity – launch event for new Bristol Leadership Centre
Leading in Times of Uncertainty and Complexity – launch event for new Bristol Leadership Centre
Thursday 13 November 2014, 17:00 at Leigh Court.
Register for this event. Follow @UWEleadership on Twitter.
Effective and responsible leadership are amongst the most highly valued, yet elusive, processes within contemporary society. Recent crises in public and private sector organisations demonstrate the benefits of good and the perils of poor leadership practice. Whilst there may be agreement about the need for better leadership, however, how this is developed, understood and sustained remains a topic of much debate.
- Does social media use impact on body image amongst adolescents?
Study seeks participants for first ever in depth research into body image and social media use; 'Appearance matters on Facebook: Adolescents, body image and the Internet'
A researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) is seeking to recruit 1,000 adolescents aged 13 to 16 years who regularly use Facebook to take part in an in-depth study.
- Open Bionics founder, Joel Gibbard named Young Design Engineer of the Year
The British Engineering Excellence Awards have honoured Open Bionics founder, Joel Gibbard with the prestigious award of Young Design Engineer of the Year at a recent ceremony in London.
- Leadership and the city: how an elected mayor has improved visibility
Having a directly elected mayor in Bristol has led to a huge increase in the visibility of leadership in the city, according to a unique study which has gauged public opinion before and after the creation of the new mayoral system.
- UWE gets planning go-ahead for new Business and Law building
The new state-of-the art building for the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol is one step closer having just got the go-ahead from South Gloucestershire Council planners. Detailed planning consent was granted on 27 October 2014.
- How can we improve the way we communicate with people diagnosed with Alzheimer's?
A professor from the University of the West of England is seeking participants for a survey that aims to inform and eventually improve how the diagnosis of dementia is communicated.
The study is led by UWE Bristol, working in collaboration with researchers from the University of Southampton, and is funded by the Alzheimer's Society.