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Dr Catherine Loveday, Principal Lecturer at the University of Westminster, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind to discuss research on sleep and mental health, published in the Journal of The Lancet Psychiatry, which involved ninety thousand people.

Fifteen students from the University of Westminster met with peers from the Graz University of Technology for the Fourth International Student Hackathon.

The call for papers is now open for Transactions: Imaging/Art/Science - Image Quality, Content and Aesthetics – a conference organised by the Computational Vision and Imaging Technologies Research Group (School of Computer Science) and the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) (Westminster School of Arts) of...

In Mental Health Awareness Week and following the death of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchinson, Dr Catherine Loveday and Sally-Anne Gross discussed recent research into the psychological issues affecting musicians.

Ipsita Roy, Professor in Microbial Biotechnology, wrote a blog post for the HuffPost on the dangers of micro-plastics.

A new study with contributions from academics Professor Jimmy Bell and Dr Louise Thomas from the Research Centre for Optimal Health at the University of Westminster, shows that specific patterns of fat distribution are linked to the presence of Coronary Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

Coral Dando, Professor of Psychology was interviewed for BBC’s All in the mind on her new research on eyewitness testimony and immersive virtual environment interviews. Her research was also featured in The Times, PSNews, Daily Mail, and Medical Xpress.

Professor David Peters and colleagues from the Faculty of Science and Technology will join a collaborative research and development programme as part of a brand new UK initiative project in Indian Traditional Medicine.

This year’s annual FST Doctoral Conference, attended by more than one hundred research students and academics, took place on 19 April.

Dr Stuart Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Plant Biochemistry at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation on a new research suggesting that rising carbon dioxide levels could boost plant growth.

In March 2018, Sean Durkan, Senior Support Engineer and Omar Albadry, Development Engineer, from GameSparks spent a day at our Cavendish campus giving final year games students insights into the current technology that is powering immersive gameplay.

Professor Lewis Dartnell, Professor of Science Communication at the University of Westminster, has written an article for the BBC’s Sky At Night on the phenomenon of ‘Snowball Earth’.

Ipsita Roy, Professor in Microbial Biotechnology, delivered a talk at the Tate Modern on the use of bacteria derived plastics for medical applications.

Dr Catherine Loveday, Cognitive Neuropsychologist at the University of Westminster, was featured in The Psychologist to talk about her experience of doing media work.

Cutting–edge research led by Dr Michael Newell, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at the University of Westminster, has found that consuming a moderate amount of carbohydrates can enhance performance during longer duration exercises.

Dr Bradley Elliott, Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, appeared on ITV's 100 Years Younger in 21 Days measuring the health and biological age of eight older UK celebrities.

Professor Lewis Dartnell was featured in The Guardian, The Express and Daily Star news outlets for his comment welcoming research findings which show that Earthlings are likely to welcome alien life, rather than panic.

Dr Nelson Chong, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology and expert on circadian and cardiac biology, explained the science behind a ‘broken heart’ at the Love Hurts edition of the Nerd Nite London monthly event.

On Tuesday 27 February, the Department of Psychology, at Westminster’s Cavendish Campus, hosted the successful taster event, Psych4Schools, to help school children engage with psychology, helping them to consider it as a future course or career path.

Dr Daphne Economou, Mobile User Experience module leader, is working in partnership with digital industries providing students with an insight into the professional world, enhancing their employability skills.

Professor Angela Clow, Emeritus Professor in Psychology, was featured in BBC Online article and in the Irish Mail on Sunday about how to tackle stress.

Dr Vinood Patel, Biochemist in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, appeared on Channel 4’s How to Lose Weight Well demonstrating how alcohol actively gets in the way of the human body burning calories through an experiment.

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