Work begins on the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme20 December 2015Academics from the University of Bristol recently began work on the English Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme, commissioned by Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England. This is the world’s first national review of deaths of people with learning disabilities.
Can technology help with the UK’s rising healthcare costs?16 December 2015From diabetes to dementia, from depression to AIDS, large segments of the UK’s population are living with conditions that cannot be cured, but must be managed outside of the hospital environment. How technology could transform the future of healthcare will be discussed by Professor Ian Craddock from the University of Bristol at the IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things (WF-IoT) in Milan, Italy.
Report on religion in public life8 December 2015A University of Bristol academic has contributed to a major report published today by the Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life convened by the Woolf Institute and chaired by Baroness Butler-Sloss.
International climate talks4 December 2015Academics from the University of Bristol Cabot Institute are representing the University at the Conference of Parties (COP21), the United Nations climate change conference in Paris.
Smart Internet Lab could change our future4 December 2015A new research centre that could become a world leader in communications, digital and autonomous systems research has been launched at the University of Bristol.
Passive smoking is associated with earlier delivery and lower birth weight
30 November 2015It has been known for more than 50 years that a mother who smokes whilst pregnant is more likely to give birth to her baby prematurely. But what if a mother doesn’t smoke but lives with someone who does? New research by academics from the University of Bristol has found women exposed to passive smoking, on average, deliver their babies earlier and with lower birth weights compared to unexposed women.
Towards A Child Friendly City – a symposium26 November 2015Our children shape our cities and our cities shape our children. As Bristol celebrates its first Festival of the Future City, where do children fit into the picture? Despite almost 25 per cent of the city's residents being aged 18 or under, this demographic is a neglected one.
Making Bristol more child-friendly28 October 2015Children and young people are being consulted on how to make Bristol more child-friendly as part of a new research project. The aim is to create a new vision for the city acknowledging the needs of young people, which can often be overlooked.
Focus on post-traumatic stress disorder26 October 2015On Monday 16 November, the University of Bristol will host the 2015 Colston Research Society Public Lecture, which this year addresses innovations in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Towards greener ICT22 October 2015The University of Bristol is leading the way to a greener computing future by bringing together academics and industry to share research and to develop a common vision on lowering energy consumption in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs).
Bristol announces new £4.1M cancer research programme22 October 2015A major new £4.1 million cancer research programme that will focus on new ways to prevent and predict cancer development and progression is announced today [21 Oct] by Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and the University of Bristol.
Healthy City Week Bristol - wellbeing that doesn’t cost the earth9 October 2015Bristol’s inaugural Healthy City Week [10 to 18 Oct 2015] aims to inspire citizens of Bristol to achieve healthier lifestyles as part of a more sustainable future city. The event, which involves University of Bristol researchers, will comprise a range of talks, workshops and taster sessions exploring the links between health and sustainability.
Smart city movement in Bristol6 October 2015The University of Bristol is involved in two projects that will put Bristol at the leading edge of the smart city movement.
Study assesses mothers’ attitudes towards government activity targets for preschool children
10 September 2015Mothers who took part in a study about their attitudes towards physical activity and sedentary behaviour levels of preschool children do not feel that government targets are relevant to their child, according to new University of Bristol research. The findings, published today in the journal BMJ Open, suggests that information to help mothers make more accurate assessments of their child’s activity levels should be provided alongside the guidelines.
2 September 2015Offering treatment programmes for staff infected with HIV will save companies money in the long run, according to new research looking at the impact such a programme has had on the South African mining industry.
Cutting public spending on the old is not the answer to youth crisis28 August 2015Young people’s falling long-term economic prospects are not down to older people in society hoarding all the wealth, and will not be improved by cutting pensioner benefits to fund more public spending on young people, according to a new TUC report which draws on analysis by researchers from the University of Bristol.
Scientists discover link between childhood IQ and bipolar disorder23 August 2015New research by scientists at the Universities of Glasgow, Bristol, Cardiff and Texas suggests that serious disorders of mood such as bipolar disorder may be the price that human beings have had to pay for more adaptive traits such as intelligence, creativity and verbal proficiency. The findings are published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
BBC chef and food scientists unite to improve healthy school meals17 August 2015The factors that drive children’s choices of food and the most effective ways of making healthy meals more appetising to young tastes, will be the focus of a free public workshop hosted by the University of Bristol's Elizabeth Blackwell Institute. The event, which brings together food psychologists, nutritionists, public health experts, award-winning chefs and school representatives, aims to find different approaches to improving children’s nutrition in school.