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Dr Michael Newell, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at the University of Westminster, appeared on Channel 4’s How to Lose Weight Well programme to explain the reason behind weight fluctuation in the human body.

Dr Godfrey Kyazze and Professor Taj Keshavarz from the Department of Life Sciences were recently awarded a Newton Fund Institutional Links grant to develop microbial fuel cells for wastewater treatment and reuse.

Liz Gosling, who studied Computer Science at the University of Westminster, has been elected as the new Chair of TUANZ.

Professor Angela Clow, Emeritus Professor in Psychology, appeared on BBC Radio 4 to explain how important exercise is while highlighting positive results from her research experiment.

Dr Bradley Elliott, Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, lent his academic expertise to comment for BBC London News on the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin, found in the spice turmeric.

Anne-Gaelle Colom, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, wrote an article for the print issue of Net Magazine, where she talks about the reasons behind the gender gap in the computer programming field and how she is trying to make a change.

Polly Aylwin, Research Associate in Translational Physiology features in the Channel Five series Diet Secrets and How to Lose Weight well, measuring each participants weight and body composition at the start and end of the experiment.

Over forty Westminster Computer Games Development students had the chance to attend a huge three-day gaming event hosted by the gaming events company WeGeek, called Gaming Utopia 2017.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) welcomed almost a hundred members and guests at its first Christmas Lecture, hosted at the University of Westminster’s Regent Street Cinema.

Super Mario Kart Tournament, inviting students to play games and contribute to a good cause at the same time, was organised in collaboration between the Marrow and the Games & Creative student societies.

Westminster researchers from the Applied Biotechnology Research Group are contributing to a major European research project called ‘PolyBioSkin’ aiming to broaden the use of biopolymers in biomedical, cosmetic and sanitary skin-contact applications.

Professor David Peters, stress expert, Professor of Integrated Health and Head of the Westminster Centre for Resilience, has been quoted by Women’s Health magazine on how to deal with stress.

Translational Physiology group member Dr Carly Wood’s research on physical fitness and the stress response was recently published in the journal Anxiety, Stress and Coping.

Olivia Martins who completed her MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Haematology) with a Distinction in October this year, has won the Mitchel Lewis prize for best poster at the NEQAS(H) 20th Annual Participants meeting in October held in Manchester at Old Trafford.

The University of Westminster has been featured in a number of specialist medical news outlets with a study helping cancer survivors cope in the aftermath of treatment, thanks to the contribution of Damien Ridge, Professor of Health Studies and Head of Psychology at the University.

Dr Catherine Loveday, Cognitive Neuropsychologist at the University of Westminster, used her academic expertise to explain how photographs relate to human memory in the first episode of Snapshots, a radio series by BBC Radio 4.

A collaborative research project between the University of Westminster and Middlesex University led to the launch of the campaign Small Talk Saves Lives, aiming to empower the public to act in order to prevent suicide on the railways.

Helping cancer survivors in the aftermath of treatment is the goal of a new £2.5 million project that will design and test a new kind of talking therapy for patients.

Professor Angela Clow and Dr Nina Smyth, together with Dr Tina Cartwright from the Faculty of Science and Technology, were involved in a study by BBC, aiming to explore how various activities, such as green gym and yoga, impact the level of the stress hormone cortisol.

The University of Westminster’s Applied DSP and VLSI Research Group (ADVRG), led by Professor Izzet Kale, have developed an innovative firefighting technology which received significant media interest.

Immersing himself in the school’s activities, Lord Baker sat in on classes and observed presentations from the engineering students who boasted new design concepts for future technology. He toured the school with help from sixth form students who spoke with him over a lunch in the cafeteria and enjoyed the...

Carolyn Piper, Public Health Nutrition MSc (now Global Public Health Nutrition MSc) alumna, has achieved a flood of media interest with her dissertation studying the prevention of type 2 diabetes with the help of a Weight Watchers weight management programme.

Professor Angela Clow, Emeritus Professor in Psychology, and Nina Smyth, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Psychophysiology, Stress and Well-being, have written an article for The Conversation about why the clocks changing on 29 October were good for our brain. The article was republished by Metro UK and other outlets.

Professor Jimmy Bell and Dr Louise Thomas from the University of Westminster’s Department of Life Sciences have contributed to a major research on liver fat which has recently been published in the scientific journal Clinical Science.

Dr Stuart Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Plant Biochemistry at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation, where using his academic expertise, he explained how the ‘technology’ which helps flowers to attract bees work.

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