Category: Research

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Resilience is increasingly seen as something the education system should foster and employers should encourage and develop. But is resilience just telling people to get good at putting up with a bad situation? On Employee Appreciation Day, Professors Frances Maratos and Tristram Hooley from the University of Derby ask whether we should move away from resilience and towards compassion.

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On Safer Internet Day (6 February 2024), Dr Peter Macaulay, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, explores how research is helping to shape new approaches to tackle the growing issue of cyberbullying.

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Dr Elizabeth Marsh, Associate Professor in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Derby, explains how a simple self-screening check could help catch head and neck cancer early. 

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Chrissie Rowell, researcher and lecturer in Marketing at the University of Derby, discusses how managing screen time is an ongoing issue for parents of young children and how they can encourage healthier habits and more moderated use of screens.

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Dr Sophie Williams, Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, discusses her research into polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and its cost on the mental health of women and girls. Please note, this blog discusses suicide, self-harm and child bereavement. Please consider carefully the impact it may have on you before reading.

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Our female researchers work across the University of Derby in all disciplines from sciences to sport, arts to education. They are delivering research that makes a real difference to everyday lives and they are driving policy changes that can alter society for the better.

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Dr Mark Faghy, who is conducting research into long Covid, explores how data can help drive change. 

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Holly Limbert, Repository and Open Access Librarian, and Caroline Ball, Academic Librarian for the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, share their thoughts on how Open Access and Open Research is essential in the future of research.

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In this blog, Peter Macaulay, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, explores how to keep children safe online.

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With universities eagerly awaiting the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, Amelia Kenyon, Innovation and Research Operations Officer at the University of Derby, explains what the REF is and why it is important for universities.