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“Give the public credit for the largely sensible post-lockdown behaviour”

Dr Chris Cocking, Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton, says fears of widespread disorder from the easing of Covid-19 restrictions at the weekend were largely unfounded – as he embarks on a new research project. The work, which is supported by the university’s Covid-19 Research Urgency Fund, is looking at the spontaneous volunteering and…

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Can fighting for what you believe in through community projects improve mental health?

Encouraging young people who face major challenges to take part in community projects may be as successful or even more so in improving their mental health than traditional services. The University of Brighton is leading a £100,000 research project ‘young people’s activism’ and is working alongside youth researchers who have themselves experienced mental health issues….

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The recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

A major new study has found that the public – both nationally and in the south east – think universities will help the UK bounce back after the pandemic. 86% of those that responded in the South East say it is important that universities should prioritise nursing, medicine, and engineering over all other subjects –…

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What did we get right in the fight against COVID-19?

Research is needed to evaluate what worked well in response to the pandemic to ensure the successes can be sustained for future use. That’s the view of Dr Theo Fotis, Principal Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and Assistant Director of the Centre for Secure Intelligent and Usable Systems. Speaking during a webinar on…

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Dr Chris Cocking discusses social distancing

School of Health Sciences Principal Lecturer, Dr Chris Cocking, discusses social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic and how the public has responded positively to the measures. Watch the podcast below: ​ You can also listen to an audio podcast on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/university-of-brighton/episodes/Social-Distancing-Dr-Chris-Cocking-ecrtgb, via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your usual podcast app – just search University…

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University shares €4m fund to help people manage their care

The University of Brighton has been awarded £157,000 to help people manage their own care, at individual and community level. The project is part of the EU’s Interreg €4m ‘2Seas Mers Zeeen’ initiative called ‘EMPOWERCARE’ which aims to address issues facing communities in caring for the growing ageing population. It will “bring together existing, proven…

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A responsible future?

Through Responsible Futures the University of Brighton harnesses change to enhance the delivery of sustainable economic development, improved environments and more inclusive societies. Responsible Futures research generates new ideas to positively influence policy, practice and behaviours. By bringing together interdisciplinary expertise, we explore opportunities to create more just and environmentally sustainable societies, including research into…

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Brighton professor to assist World Health Organization

A School of Health Sciences professor has been appointed to advise a World Health Organization (WHO) project aimed at ensuring people have access to high-quality tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The temporary appointment will see Professor Nigel Sherriff, the University’s Professor of Public Health and Public Promotion, assisting the ‘Sexually Transmitted Infection Point-of-care Testing’…

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Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HE KSS) Integrated Clinical Academic Programme

The University of Brighton is once again a provider for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)/HE KSS Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for 2019-20. This programme is intended to prepare applicants to apply for an award of MRes or Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship. We are thrilled to be awarded this funding again. It will help…

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£11m to help young people build resilience

Dr Josh Cameron, Principal Lecturer and Dr Suna Eryigit-Madzawamuse, Senior Research Fellow, both from the School of Health Sciences,  are leading the research evaluation as part of a £11 million National Lottery Community Fund programme that has involved recruiting 11,000 young people in Blackpool in what is being called a revolutionary approach to building resilience….

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