Category: Press

Green Care Code - one man in nature, one surrounded by technology and distractions

Simply, Stop – Look – Listen and Enjoy Nature! Here, Miles Richardson, Professor of Human Factors and Nature Connectedness at Derby, explains why this simple Green Care Code is all it takes to help improve your own and nature’s wellbeing.

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Ruth Sims, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, gives parents and carers some advice on how to navigate results day, especially if things don't go exactly as your child planned.

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Dr Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic Lead in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology, gives his top tips to those returning to work following the end to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Erasmus Darwin, Charles Darwin's grandfather, is the subject of a new book, Erasmus Darwin's Gardens: Medicine, Agriculture and the Sciences in the Eighteenth Century (Woodbridge; Boydell Press, 2021), by Paul Elliott, University of Derby Professor of Modern History. The new study investigates the role of gardens in Erasmus Darwin's life.

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This year's Breastfeeding Celebration Week (21-27 June) focuses on how partners and the wider family unit can support breastfeeding. University of Derby Research Nurse Jessica Jackson draws on her study of the experiences of women breastfeeding beyond infancy, and highlights what families can do to support breastfeeding duration.

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The University of Derby's Lecturer in Geoscience, Rosemary Horry, explores the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the environment and what lessons there are to take from this.

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For many businesses, collaborating with universities to drive innovation and support growth has become standard practice, but just how does it work and what are they getting out of it? Here, Sima Ali, Knowledge Exchange Assistant Manager at the University of Derby’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Office, explains how organisations are benefitting from working with universities.

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Tourism has been badly hit by the global pandemic, but it has created a chance to reflect on how our travel plans impact upon the wellbeing of local communities, writes Professor Haywantee Ramkissoon, Head of the Visitor Economy Research Group at the University of Derby’s Derby Business School.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has kept us apart from our friends and family, but many people have found comfort in unusual places. One of them is singing together. Dr Yoon Irons, Research Fellow at the University of Derby, explores why singing has helped some many people and what benefits it can offer.

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This month marks the anniversary of the creation of the Peak National Park in 1951, the first British national park to be established in the wake of the Second World War. Paul Elliott, Professor of Modern History at the University of Derby, looks at the impact that the park’s establishment and existence have had on its communities and the nation as a whole over the past seven decades.