Cabot Institute Research Lead contributes to new Ladybird book on Climate Change6 February 2017With the rise of ‘alternative facts’, it seems more important than ever to provide trusted sources of information to the public. Ladybird have taken on the task, and launched a bold new book series called ‘Ladybird Expert’, which offers clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to Climate Change, Evolution, and Quantum Mechanics.
The Climate Change book, which was co-authored by Prince Charles, Tony Juniper, and Emily Shuckburgh was peer reviewed by seven experts, including Dr Jo House of the Cabot Institute.
Research review shows that safety is valued too low3 February 2017New research has shown that the benchmark used by the Office for Nuclear Regulation for judging how much should be spent on nuclear safety has no basis in evidence and places insufficient value on human life. The review suggests it may need to be ten times higher - between £16 million and £22 million per life saved.
New project aims to improve diversity in arts and humanities research30 January 2017How universities and black and minority ethnic communities work together will be the focus of a new UK-wide project. Common Cause is a new collaborative arts and humanities initiative will map routes to greater inclusion that enable the UK’s diverse population to fully participate in research and collaborations.
Stewardship policy reduces antimicrobial use on farms16 January 2017Evidence suggests the frequent use of certain antimicrobials (AM) in food-producing animals may reduce their effectiveness as treatments for both animals and humans. Researchers at the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences are finding novel ways to address these concerns, working with farmers to empower them to develop policies to promote more responsible use of medicines on farms.
Testing how species respond to climate change11 January 2017Predicting how species will respond to climate change is a critical part of efforts to prevent widespread climate-driven extinction, or to predict its consequences for ecosystems.