Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Government is too slow on car pollution

Our Head of School and a lead researcher on air pollution, Dr Kirsty Smallbone, has urged the Government to bring forwards its plans to ban new diesel and petrol cars from 2040. She said: “Let’s go for 10 years time, plenty of time for the market to adjust, for a changeover in van and car…

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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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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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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.

“Air Pollution – Plans to Tackle a Public Health Emergency” Monday 17 July 2017 – 18.00 – 20.00 hours – Brighthelm Centre

Venue:  Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN 1YD (Stanmer Room) You’re invited to a public meeting to discuss one of the most pressing environmental and health issues in Britain today; air pollution. Air pollution is a public health emergency. Poor air quality is linked to diseases such as stroke, lung cancer, respiratory diseases and heart…

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Moulsecoomb Campus Open Day

Open days are a great way to find out about the local area and the campus where you will be studying. You will also be able to hear more about your chosen subject and talk to our staff and current students. If you are thinking of beginning your studies in 2018 come along to our…

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School BBQ

Take a well earned break from end of semester revision and join us for some fun outdoor games, a BBQ and a some drinks on Friday 19 May. Open to all students and staff in our school. Let Daisy Kyle in the school office know if you are coming along. See you there! Dr Cyprian Njue…

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Dinosaur expert’s double award

The University of Brighton’s dinosaur expert, Dr Susannah Maidment, has won two top awards. Dr Susannah Maidment has collected the Palaeontological Association’s Hodson Award for her 10 years research following her PhD and her contribution to science. Her nominee said: “Susie is an outstanding early career palaeontologist who has made several highly significant and substantial…

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Our INTREPID Dr Geary

Barcelona’s water of life: el agua de la vida! Dr Geary travelled to Barcelona last month as part of an EU ‘Co-operation in Science and Technology’ initiative called the INTREPID training school. Here is her diary of the trip. In the famous Catalan fairy story ‚‘The Water of Life‘, also known by its original name…

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