Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

Re-naturing cities

Dr Mary Gearey, Research Fellow in our school, joined 40 other British and Brazilian researchers for a four day, Newton funded workshop in July, exploring methods, strategies and theories in support of ‘re-naturing cities’. The event was held in Goiania, Brazil, Mary tells us more about it here. The Newton funded workshop brought together researchers from a wide range of…

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It’s time to take air pollution seriously

Our Vice-Chancellor has called on the Government to take more notice of evidence pointing to an air pollution crisis facing the planet. Professor Debra Humphris was commenting after scientists from our school presented new research showing how society was facing a “public health timebomb”. They told how air pollution is linked to 50,000 premature deaths in…

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Brighton joins global efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The university’s Professor Huw Taylor has joined world experts to draw up an action plan to fight antimicrobial resistant (AMR) disease transmission through the water cycle. More than 700,000 people worldwide die every year from infection from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the threat is increasing every year. A UK government report warns that by 2050, 10…

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Brains at the Bevy

Join Dr Kirsty Smallbone, our Head of School, for a talk and a bevy at the next Brains at the Bevy event on 26 July, 6-7pm. Kirsty will be talking about ‘Local Air Pollution: Our Health and Our Environment.” “Those most at risk from local air pollution are the elderly, children and those with heart or…

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We must tackle air pollution – join the conversation

Keith Taylor MEP is hosting a public meeting in Brighton to discuss ways of tackling air pollution that experts claim leads to 40,000 premature deaths in Britain every year. Dr Kirsty Smallbone, our Head of School, Andrea Lee, Healthy Air Campaigner at ClientEarth, and Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP for South East England, are keynote speakers…

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Support for female researchers in STEMM

As part of International Women in Engineering Day 2017, Dr Mary Geary, research fellow in our school, shares her experience of a career in STEMM research and the support she received from the University of Brighton on returning to STEMM research after a career break. Find out more here.

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