Women in STEMM Outreach Event 201711 December 2017On Friday 1st December the University of Bristol held a Women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) outreach event in the Wills Memorial Building.
International patent application published for StopWatch smartwatch-based system for smoking detection. 14 September 2017An international patent application has recently been published for StopWatch - a smartwatch-based system for automatically detecting cigarette smoking, developed by Andy Skinner, Chris Stone and Marcus Munafò from TARG and the MRC IEU, and Hazel Doughty from the Faculty of Engineering. The patent protects the novel design aspects of the system that allow it to work using just a smartwatch, without the need for additional sensors, a smartphone or a data connection. Having a patent will help us develop industry partnerships to fully realise the potential of the system in measuring and helping to change smoking behaviours.
Olivia Maynard awarded ESRC New Investigator Grant 8 September 2017Olivia Maynard has been awarded an ESRC New Investigator Grant for a two-year project entitled ‘Smoking kills, but you can quit: Threat and efficacy messaging to prevent tobacco smoking among adults and adolescents’.
The Biology of Colour4 August 2017In a wide-ranging and comprehensive review, published in Science last week, a group of evolutionary biologists, behavioural ecologists, psychologists, optical physicists, visual physiologists, geneticists and anthropologists turn their attention to this diverse area of science, daunting to the outsider, and set out what they believe are the key questions for the future.
Green Impact Awards 201722 June 2017Green Impact is a departmental sustainability accreditation scheme, run by NUS (National Union of Students) where staff and students take simple sustainability actions, contributing to a Greener University.
Josie Briscoe Nominated For Teaching Award 9 May 2017Congratulations to Dr Josie Briscoe who has been short-listed for the University Award for Education in the Faculty of Science as part of the 2017 Bristol Teaching Awards.
Meet the Neighbours5 May 2017On the 4th May, the School of Experimental Psychology had a friendly get-together with the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience to encourage closer collaboration between both schools.
Bristol Marches For Science25 April 2017On Saturday, April 22 thousands of Bristol supporters of science – from students, to famous names from science and television - will take to the streets to add their weight to a worldwide movement of marches taking place in celebration of the vital role scientific evidence plays in everyday life.
Advanced Methods for Reproducible Science Course 201713 April 2017In April 2017 the University of Bristol jointly organised the Reproducibility 2017 course, intended to provide early-career researchers with a range of skills that would serve to improve the quality and reproducibility of their work.
Debunking Educational Neuromyths
10 March 2017Profs Jeff Bowers and Bruce Hood are participating in a coordinated national campaign to debunk educational neuromyths for international Brain Awareness Week.
The ‘reproducibility crisis’ in research22 February 2017Professor Marcus Munafo was interviewed by BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, discussing the ‘reproducibility crisis’ in biomedical research. The story was also covered by BBC News online.
Food addiction – how does it compare with drug addiction?30 January 2017Food addiction has become a popular explanation of overeating. But what is the scientific consensus on the evidence concerning food addiction, and does the use of the concept of addiction help or hinder attempts to eat less?