40 per cent of children miss out on the parenting needed to succeed in life25 March 2014Four in 10 babies don’t develop the strong emotional bonds – what psychologists call ‘secure attachment’ - with their parents that are crucial to success later in life. Disadvantaged children are more likely to face educational and behavioural problems when they grow older as a result, new Sutton Trust research finds today [21 March].
Latest scientific research in primary health care showcased4 March 2014Health experts from across the South West will gather in Bristol this week for the South West Society for Academic Primary Care (SW SAPC) meeting. The conference, which runs on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 March, is hosted this year by the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol.
Report reveals England and Wales cancer drug divide4 March 2014Patients suffering from cancer in England are up to seven times more likely to be prescribed expensive cancer drugs than fellow sufferers in Wales, a new study assessing the impact of the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) has revealed.
Graduate School of Education introduce Schools-University partnership initiative24 February 2014The Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol are working in partnership with the Cabot Learning Federation on this project focusing in particular on raising the aspirations of young people in schools towards higher education through engaging actively in research. This project brings together PhD and postdoctoral researchers from the GSoE with young people in school.
Policy briefing: Afghanistan - If sustainable peace is to be achieved, negotiations must be open to all18 February 2014The withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan is set for December 2014. The legacy of the most recent intervention in that country is yet to be determined and may not be clear until many years from now. However, the nature of negotiations during this final year of armed security assistance and in subsequent years will dictate the likelihood of a sustainable peace being achieved. Yet opposition to such negotiations stemming from a misunderstanding of the negotiating parties threatens to curtail such possibilities.
EU Commissioner tells ‘inconvenient truth’ about migration11 February 2014A full-house gathered at the University of Bristol to hear a senior EU official defend the free movement of migrant workers within the EU, urging people to accept the ‘inconvenient truth’ that labour mobility benefits the economy.
New initiative launched by History of Violence10 February 2014The histories of violence project is pleased to announce the launch of a new global initiative on the theme of disposable life that aims to rethink the meaning of mass violence and human destruction in the 21st Century.
Project launched to investigate low educational outcomes for looked after children31 January 2014Professor David Berridge, Centre for Family Policy and Child Welfare, has recently been awarded a joint research grant for the project ‘Educational Progress of Looked After Children in England: Linking Care and Educational Data’. It was successful in its bid for funding from the Nuffield Foundation in association with Professor Judy Sebba, Department of Education, University of Oxford.
£3.8 million for public health research partnership21 January 2014The University of Bristol, with partners at University College London, Cambridge MRC Biostatistics Unit, and the University of the West of England, has been awarded government funding of £3,865,761 for health protection research.