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PolicyBristol Support Scheme 2018-2019 launched 17 May 2018 PolicyBristol is announcing the next call for applications for our 2018-19 Support Scheme.
  • Autism is not linked to eating fish in pregnancy 21 May 2018 A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits in their children.
  • PolicyBristol Support Scheme 2018-2019 launched 17 May 2018 PolicyBristol is announcing the next call for applications for our 2018-19 Support Scheme.
  • Can a home WiFi router act as a medical sensing device? 9 May 2018 New research that could transform the future of healthcare will investigate whether it is possible to reuse WiFi radio waves as a medical radar system. The research, led by the University of Bristol, is part of a new £1.5 million grant awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Toshiba and Decawave to the OPERA project, a consortium including the universities of Bristol and Oxford; University College London and Coventry University.
  • £1M to study how health-related data collected by people living with HIV can be used to improve clinical outcomes 3 May 2018 Recent media reports about the use and exploitation of personal data have increased public awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of the digital age. £11 million has been awarded to 11 projects by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to further the understanding of Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security (TIPS) issues in the Digital Economy.
  • New Chief Executive for National Composites Centre 1 May 2018 The University of Bristol today [Tuesday 1 May] announced the appointment of Rich Oldfield as the new Chief Executive of the National Composites Centre (NCC). Owned by the University, the NCC is world-leading in composites research and development and the foremost centre for composites in the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Rich, who is currently Senior Vice President (SVP) for Business Development and Strategy at GKN, will succeed Peter Chivers from 1 September 2018, and brings a wealth of engineering, technology and leadership experience to the position.
  • Green and Black project helps Bristol's environmental sustainability movement become more diverse 23 April 2018 A new report shares successes and learning from the pioneering project that aims to achieve a more diverse environmental sustainability community, and in particular address the perceived exclusion of Black and Minority Ethnic communities.
  • The Royal Society Pairing scheme 10 April 2018 The Royal Society Pairing scheme gives policymakers and research scientists an opportunity to experience each other’s worlds.
  • How RE lessons can reduce prejudice and improve community relations 9 April 2018 With hate crime on the rise in UK schools, researchers are calling for schools and policy makers to adopt new approaches to reduce prejudice and foster positive community relations.
  • ‘The Paris Agreement goals are still achievable but require immediate action’ 2 April 2018 Ahead of the publication of a major report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees, a ‘themed issue’ consisting of 20 papers has been published.
  • Home Office funds University of Bristol research into prostitution 29 March 2018 As part of efforts by Government and law enforcement to better understand the nature of prostitution and sex work, the University of Bristol has been granted £150,000 to carry out a new research project.
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