Category: Research

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Research influences so much in our lives and changes things for the better. Bethany McLocklin explores how research has a positive impact on your university education

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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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When the government talks of 'levelling up', what does it mean, what are the conditions that make it necessary and how can it be achieved? Economics Lecturer Ghulam Mustafa, of the University of Derby, explores the data in this new blog.


Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at the University of Derby, explores the best ways for researchers to engage with the media and boost impact.

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Dr Caroline Harvey and Dr Frances Maratos explore the impact of the pandemic on group working.

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Dr Iain Hamlin, Post-Doctoral Researcher, and Professor Miles Richardson, Head of the Nature Connectedness Research Group, examine how noticing, connecting with or spending time in nature during the coronavirus lockdowns has affected the wellbeing of both ourselves and our natural environment.

Five glasses of gin and tonic in a row, each with a different garnish - Lemon, grapefruit, cucumber, berries and a mint leaf, orange.

Chrissie Rowell, Lecturer in Marketing and Advertising at the University of Derby, discusses her recent research into the purchase and consumption of gin, and how it shows the extent to which women are driving the popularity of the spirit.

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PhD candidate Louise Burton is carrying out a study that aims to reduce the potential for side effects from radiation in diagnostic imaging tests, such as x-rays and CT scans. She presented her ongoing work at the recent EMDoc (East Midlands Doctoral Network) Conference and won the best oral presentation. Louise, also a postgraduate Teaching Assistant at the University, describes her study.

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What will be the impact of the ‘new normal’, under lockdown and characterised by social distancing? While coronavirus has brought tragedy to many, in this blog, Dr Natasha Yasmin Felles, Clinical Psychologist and a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, looks for where there may be positive outcomes of our shared experience.

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Research by University of Derby Online alumna Freda Gonot-Schoupinsky led to the Laughie, a new way of improving wellbeing by encouraging people to laugh. In this blog, she explains why it is smart to laugh.