Would people be willing to give their personal data for research? 20 November 2019 New research led by the University of Bristol has found that over half of people would be willing to donate their personal data for research to benefit the wider general public.
- 'Disinformation on Australian bushfires should not be spread by ministers' 14 January 2020 A group of scientists, including Professor Colin Davis and Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, respond after UK government minister stated that it had been ‘widely reported on social media that 75% of the fires were started by arsonists’
- Marcus Munafò speaks to The Scientist about the plans, activities and structure for UKRN 7 January 2020 'The Scientist' spoke with Professor Marcus Munafò, the chair of the UK Reproducibility Network's (UKRN) steering group of researchers, about UKRN's structure activities and future plans.
- Marcus Munafò among twenty Bristol academics named in Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list 5 December 2019 The Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list recognised 20 University of Bristol Researchers reaching the highest sphere of influence in research. Professor Marcus Munafò, from the School of Psychological Science, was among these 20 University of Bristol researchers alongside 3 others from the Faculty of Life Sciences.
- Sleep helps memory, right? Not for eyewitnesses 4 December 2019 New research investigating the effect of sleep on eyewitness memory has found that having a period of sleep, compared to a period of wake, does not improve eyewitness identification accuracy.
- Would people be willing to give their personal data for research? 20 November 2019 New research led by the University of Bristol has found that over half of people would be willing to donate their personal data for research to benefit the wider general public.
- New Chair and Fellowships in Academic Research Quality and Improvement created 18 November 2019 The University of Bristol is delighted to announce the creation of a new Chair of Academic Research Quality and Improvement and six associated Fellowships. The new team, who will be based at the Faculty of Life Sciences, will lead work to improve the rigour of scientific research in the UK and beyond, developing and disseminating strategies to improve research quality and training throughout the sector.
- Study looked for links between teenage anxiety and later harmful drinking 9 November 2019 Researchers at the University of Bristol, including those from the School of Psychological Science, have found evidence of an association between generalised anxiety disorder at age 18 and harmful drinking three years later, thanks to the long-term health study Children of the 90s.
- Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Bristol ranked 55th in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings 29 October 2019 We are delighted that Psychology and Psychiatry have been ranked 55th best university globally and 5th within the United Kingdom.
- Marcus Munafò shortlisted for an award 18 October 2019 Professor Marcus Munafò has been shortlisted for this year's Wonkhe Awards in the "Research" category for his recent blog post. The Wonkhe awards will be presented at the Wonkfest which celebrates the best of the Higher Education community's contributions to policy.
- Stephan Lewandowsky helps develop a report to understand our political nature 17 October 2019 Professor Stephan Lewandowsky and fifty-nine other experts from across the globe who work in the fields of behavioural and social sciences as well as the humanities, have contributed to the research that underpins the European Union's Joint Research Centre (JRC) report that calls upon evidence-informed policy making not to be taken for granted. The report itself brings new insights into our political behaviour and this understanding has the potential to address some of the current crises in our democracies.