Six outstanding students of Biomedical and Life Sciences have this year won prestigious summer studentship awards to carry out high-level research at the University of Westminster.
Children sticking their tongue out while concentrating is not merely a childhood quirk, but a behaviour which fits the theory that spoken language originally evolved from gestures, according to research by comparative cognitive neuroscientist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Dr Gillian Forrester.
Westminster Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology and emerging virus expert Dr Edward Wright, who has undertaken several research projects on the Ebola virus in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, was involved in producing the latest policy draft outlining measures needed to combat previously unseen diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, also known as emerging zoonotic diseases.
The University of Westminster was proud to host the Go4SET Celebration and Assessment Day at its Regent Campus near Oxford Circus on Friday 3 July in a bid to inspire young people to pursue careers in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Dr Gillian Forrester, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster, represented the Daphne Jackson Trust at the annual L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards on Tuesday 23 June. Dr Forrester was asked to represent the Trust after gaining its Fellowship, helping her to return to her science career at the University after a break.