Keeping Bristol buzzing – action plan for the next four years30 November 2016An updated version of the Greater Bristol Pollinator Strategy, a key element of the Get Bristol Buzzing initiative which aims to make life better for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects in the local area, has been launched.
Online training improves understanding of EU pig welfare legislation23 November 2016Animal welfare legislation has been developed for many countries and many species but its impact depends on whether it is followed. New research has found an online training tool can improve participants’ understanding of EU tail docking and enrichment legislation, as well as risk factors for tail biting.
Compassion fatigue widespread among foster carers22 November 2016The needs of children traumatised through abuse, neglect and loss, combined with a lack of appropriate support from fostering agencies, means that many foster carers are suffering from compassion fatigue, according to new research.
Suicidal patients need better online support from clinicians and help groups10 November 2016Improve clinicians’ understanding of the online world, review web-based support services for vulnerable people and safeguard the public against pro-suicide content. Those are some of the recommendations being put to the internet industry, health providers and suicide prevention services after researchers mapped how people with suicidal feelings use the internet.
Injecting history into UK policymaking, a new initiative27 October 2016From 2017 the University of Bristol will begin a partnership with History & Policy, a body tasked with injecting the lessons of history (good and bad) into policymaking. We look forward to developing close ties with History and Policy and with its other partners: King’s College London and the universities of Cambridge, Sheffield, Edinburgh, and Leeds.
GPs need better training to help children affected by domestic violence14 October 2016Although doctors and nurses are becoming more aware of patients experiencing domestic violence, the needs of children are often ignored, according to new research published today that reveals a lack of training about how to identify and support children exposed to domestic violence.
Antibiotics could be cut by up to a third, say dairy farmers3 October 2016Nine in 10 dairy farmers participating in a new survey from the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RADBF) say that the farming industry must take a proactive lead in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Those questioned also think that over the next five years they could cut their own antibiotic use by almost a third in dry cow therapy and a fifth in clinical mastitis.
The rise of the internet has reduced voter turnout19 September 2016Research published by Dr Stephan Heblich of the University of Bristol shows that during the initial phase of the internet, a “crowding-out” of political information occurred, which has affected voter turnout.
Should we sample time series more frequently?7 September 2016A team of statisticians from the Universities of Bristol and Southampton and the Office for National Statistics have been chosen to present a prestigious Read (Discussion) Paper at a plenary session of the Royal Statistical Society’s international conference in Manchester today (Tuesday, September 6).
Hypertension: releasing the pressure at its source5 September 2016Researchers at the University of Bristol and Afferent Pharmaceuticals have identified a potential new way of treating high blood pressure, or hypertension, by targeting aberrant nerve signals in the carotid bodies, which sit on the common carotid arteries on each side of the neck.
PolicyBristol goes University-wide25 August 2016Since 2013, PolicyBristol has worked to enhance the influence and impact of policy-relevant research undertaken at the University of Bristol. Formerly working within social sciences, PolicyBristol now offers support around policy engagement to University of Bristol researchers across all disciplines.
Unhealthy diet during pregnancy could be linked to ADHD19 August 2016New research led by scientists from King's College London and the University of Bristol has found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be linked to symptoms of ADHD in children who show conduct problems early in life.
Why are boys falling behind in literacy?18 July 2016A report published today by Save the Children highlights the scale of the gender gap in literacy and language development before children begin school, and the consequences for subsequent literacy attainment.
Funding boost to help parents with disabilities1 July 2016A project led by the University of Bristol, which helps professionals better support parents with learning disabilities, will continue and expand thanks to funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Professor Ellwood gives evidence to Commons Select Committee1 July 2016A Commons Select Committee is conducting an Inquiry into the utility of management information used by Government Departments, particular monthly accounts. Professor Ellwood will give evidence to this Committee, drawing on her recent research activity in this area.