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Air quality expert appointed to government advisory group

Rajat Gupta, Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change at Oxford Brookes University, has been appointed as Ad Hoc member to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG)  The group provides independent scientific advice to DEFRA on air quality issues such as emission sources and characteristics of air pollutants […]

How missing out on nursery due to COVID has affected children’s development – new research

Nurseries can be noisy places. A clutch of three-year-olds gathered round a book shout excitedly. Across the room, a small committee of toddlers negotiates over stickers and string.  Outside, key workers encourage pairs of miniature gymnasts while others sing to drowsy babies. And through the cacophony, children’s use of language develops.  For parents collecting their children, the […]

We must tackle the mental health consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Professor Kam Bhui, Professor of Psychiatry (Department of Psychiatry), is researching how to help young people who have suffered Adverse Childhood Experiences. Creative processes offer new perspectives, personalised options and choice. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can refer to a range of experiences from verbal, sexual, or physical abuse; to neglect; substance misuse, or family mental […]

£50 million infrastructure upgrade

Research and innovation infrastructure in the UK is to receive a £50 million upgrade, furthering the government’s aim to cement the UK’s status as a science superpower. The projects include a boost to the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope network, carbon capture technologies, a state-of-the-art airborne research laboratory and a £17 million investment […]

CRITICAL SIX-WEEK WINDOW TO ‘RESET’ BLOOD PRESSURE AFTER GIVING BIRTH

Lowering a hypertensive mother’s blood pressure within six weeks after giving birth could significantly cut their future risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in Hypertension.   The University of Oxford researchers, who include Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) clinicians, also found that giving women blood […]

OUH CANCER RESEARCH TEAM SHORTLISTED FOR TOP NURSING ACCOLADE

An Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) early phase clinical trials team have been named as finalists for the prestigious RCN Nursing Awards 2021.  The team, based at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, have been shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in Cancer Research Nursing’ category, which is sponsored by Cancer Research UK. The RCN Nursing Awards shortlist showcases the best of […]

IMPROVING SCREENING SERVICES AT OUH

Patients who need diagnostic services across Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) – which performs 550,000 examinations every year – are set to benefit from enhanced state-of-the-art screening facilities. Eleven new imaging units have either been installed or will be installed later this year at the Trust’s four hospital sites: the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital and […]

Oxford researchers identify levels of antibody protection required to prevent symptomatic COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Oxford have today released their findings about the so-called ‘correlates of protection’ against symptomatic COVID-19; potentially a tool to speed up safe development of new vaccines which may assist regulators in assessing the likely potency of any new COVID-19 vaccine without the need for Phase III efficacy trial data. There […]

£24m Investment into Adolescent Mental Health to Enable Young People to Flourish

UKRI have announced a major £24 million investment into improving the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents in the UK. One of the projects being funded is led by Professor Kam Bhui in the Department of Psychiatry, it will bring together diverse creative-arts, digital and health experts to investigate how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can […]