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Global experts urge everyone to talk about COVID-19 vaccines responsibly 7 January 2021 A team of renowned scientific experts has joined forces from across the world to help fight the spread of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, which hold the key to beating the deadly pandemic and releasing countries from debilitating lockdown restrictions.
  • Global experts urge everyone to talk about COVID-19 vaccines responsibly 7 January 2021 A team of renowned scientific experts has joined forces from across the world to help fight the spread of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, which hold the key to beating the deadly pandemic and releasing countries from debilitating lockdown restrictions.
  • Spread Germ Defence, not the virus! 25 November 2020 With Covid-19 infections still high and people preparing for Christmas gatherings, it is vitally important to try to reduce the spread of infection in people's homes as this is where infections are now most likely to be transmitted. Research suggests people who follow the advice from Germ Defence are less likely to catch flu or other viruses and less likely to pass it on to members of their household.
  • Analysis of Trump’s tweets reveals systematic diversion of the media 10 November 2020 President Donald Trump’s controversial use of social media is widely known and theories abound about its ulterior motives. New research published today in Nature Communications claims to provide the first evidence-based analysis demonstrating the US President’s Twitter account has been routinely deployed to divert attention away from a topic potentially harmful to his reputation, in turn suppressing negative related media coverage.
  • Congratulations to previous MSc Conversion student Amanda Mercedes Viegas 9 November 2020 A recent graduate on our MSc Conversion programme, Amanda Mercdes Viegas, has been awarded second place on an online essay competition run by the Indian School of Psychological Association (InSPA).
  • Launch of new neurodevelopmental and neurodiversity network 2 November 2020 A new regional network between the GW4 universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter has launched which will focus on research into neurodiversity and conditions such as ADHD and autism. It will draw on world-leading expertise across GW4, including the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at Bristol, the Wales Autism Research Centre at Cardiff, and Egenis research groups at Exeter. While supported by GW4 – a research alliance bringing together the four universities - the network hopes to generate engagement from other researchers, clinicians, the public, and third sector organisations from around the region.
  • Psychology Graduate wins the British Neuropsychological Society’s Undergraduate Prize 2020 18 October 2020 Congratulations to recent graduate, Louise Schindler, for winning the British Neuropsychological Society's Undergraduate 2020 prize!
  • Bristol researchers awarded Future Leaders Fellowships 15 October 2020 Dr Anya Skatova and three other Bristol researchers have been awarded UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) prestigious Future Leaders Fellowships. The awards, designed to establish the careers of world-class research and innovation leaders across the UK to help them tackle major global challenges, are announced today [15 October] by Science Minister Amanda Solloway.
  • Handbook helps explain how best to combat misinformation 14 October 2020 With the current flood of misinformation and "fake news" undermining democracies around the world, a consensus document that summarises the science of debunking has been published by a team of 22 prominent researchers of misinformation and its debunking.
  • Bristol's Professor Yardley awarded OBE for services to Covid-19 response 10 October 2020 University of Bristol professor, Lucy Yardley, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 for her services to the Covid-19 response.
  • Bristol’s ‘Science of Happiness’ course re-packaged as a BBC podcast 29 September 2020 A new BBC podcast will bring the University of Bristol’s ground-breaking Science of Happiness course to a much wider audience.
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