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  • UWE research says benefit cuts agenda breeds working-class resentment


    White working-class communities resent neighbours they think have gained from state favouritism, and not richer or more powerful classes, according to a study from UWE Bristol.

    The British Sociological Association conference heard that researchers went out to deprived areas of Bristol and held focus groups in cafes, hairdressers, libraries, pubs and clubs.

  • UWE takes part in European food chain project in Bristol


    Research into good practice in food production and consumption is being carried out in Bristol and the surrounding area as part of a major European Commission food project, SUPURB Food.

    The project will look at seven urban case-study regions across Europe – Bristol, Rome, Riga, Rotterdam, Vigo, Zurich and Ghent. The Bristol city-region includes Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset (formerly the county of Avon).

  • Civic leadership in Bristol: what difference can a directly elected mayor make?


    Interim findings reveal opportunities for city leadership

    The mayoral model of governance offers the opportunity to give a real boost to civic leadership in Bristol - according to the majority of respondents in an independent study of leadership in the city carried out just before the mayoral election last November. The findings from the study will be presented at a research launch event with the authors of the project and Mayor George Ferguson on Friday 22 March at the City Hall in Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol Centre for Alternative Testing launches at ss Great Britain


    A new venture for UWE Bristol, the Centre for Alternative Testing and In-Vitro Monitoring (CATIM), will launch this evening on board the ss Great Britain.

  • UWE Bristol to evaluate radical changes to Brighton's old town streets


    UWE Bristol's The Centre for Transport and Society has been appointed by Brighton and Hove Council to evaluate a radical change proposed to Brighton's historic Old Town.

  • Shifting Gears: Making cycling a policy priority for health and sustainability


    Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment conference

    This national one-day conference responds to the new opportunities created by the changing policy landscape for cycling in the UK and the challenge of increasing population levels of physical activity.

    It brings together professionals, policy makers and academics to explore the interface between research and the radical shifts in policy, culture and 'infrastructure' provision that are required to support the large-scale uptake of cycling for transport and leisure. By drawing on evidence from research and practice, the conference will explore the benefits of cycling for health and sustainability and the role that public health, built environment and sustainability sectors can play in bringing about wholesale change in the cycling culture of the UK.

  • Patients with schizophrenia benefit from 'adherence therapy'


    More than half of all patients suffering from schizophrenia do not take antipsychotic medication as prescribed, although this is essential for their effective treatment, according to research published today. The main preventable cause of poor symptom control and relapse results from patients not taking their medication as prescribed.

  • New research reveals deep concern by police officers over Winsor


    New research from UWE Bristol has revealed that over half of serving police officers who responded to a research survey, said that uncertainty within the police service was making them consider alternative forms of employment.

    This is just one of the findings of new research carried out by academics at the University of the West of England commissioned by the Constables Central Committee of the Police Federation. The research, led by Dr James Hoggett revealed widespread concern amongst rank and file police officers about changes proposed in the Winsor Reviews and their long term impact on policing in the UK.

  • Getting married, moving house or retiring? How major life events impact on sustainable transport choices


    Transport researchers at UWE Bristol have just been awarded a major ESRC grant aimed at finding the links between the most important life changes we experience and our travel choices.

  • Look at these wrinkles! She's too old to be wearing that!


    New research suggests 'Old Talk' is linked to negative body image in women

    Previous body image research has revealed the negative effects of 'fat talk' in girls and young women, but new research suggests that the dissatisfaction with a woman's self-image may become more complex as she ages and move increasingly to a focus on age and 'old talk'.

  • Digital music: 28% is pirated - how the industry can fight back


    New research estimates that 28% of digital music world-wide is pirated using illegal file-sharing. The findings shed light on financial difficulties in the music industry experienced by companies such as HMV.

    Recently published results from ten countries showed the level of illegal downloads ranged from 14% in Germany to 44% in Spain.

  • Adults with cleft lip or palate wanted for study of their experiences


    A new study into the experience of adults who have a cleft lip/palate has just begun at UWE Bristol, aimed at improving the support available to them.

    Growing up with a cleft lip/palate can pose a number of challenges for those affected and also for their families. Understanding the needs of adults is crucial in ensuring the right support is available throughout life, and for on-going service improvement.

  • Health Disparities Research Symposium


    Emeritus Professor Hugh Barton, former Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, will be delivering the keynote address at the 8th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium in Birmingham Alabama February 28th. The subject of the symposium is 'Health Disparities: where biology, behaviour and socioeconomics converge'. The built environment in a key theme, and Professor Barton's topic will be 'Shaping Neighbourhoods for local health and global sustainability'.

  • Laugh your way into the spring, says UWE Occupational Therapy Lecturer


    With spring still feeling like a long way off, UWE Bristol's Alice Hortop explains that laughter, kindness and a simple smile are the easy things that can help to keep the winter blues at bay.

  • Locative storytelling and interactive library projects win REACT funding


    Two lecturers from UWE Bristol will each work with media industry partners on projects that will create exciting new ways of authoring and consuming literature through location based storytelling and transforming a library space into a beautiful interactive experience.

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