Research news

Researchers at the University of Derby have developed a new smartphone concept called ‘the Laughie’, which has been shown to significantly improve people’s overall wellbeing through encouraging them to laugh. 

Psychologists at the University of Derby have conducted the first-ever study to investigate the Buddhist phenomenon of ‘emptiness’ meditation, discovering that it is more effective at improving wellbeing and wisdom more than mindfulness.

Professors Kathryn Mitchell and Nandita Abraham

The University of Derby has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pearl Academy, India’s leading institute of design, fashion, business and media.

Picture of nurse talking to patient receiving dialysis treatment

People suffering from kidney failure could benefit from a project to help them overcome the psychological impact of their illness and treatment.

The gammarid - a highly invasive species of freshwater crustacean

Researchers at the University of Derby have provided the first evidence that a highly invasive species of freshwater crustacean from North America has reached locations in the UK – including Lake Windermere, which forms part of the protected Lake District National Park area, and Smestow Brook in Wolverhampton.

Darley Park in the sunshine

The University of Derby’s research into nature connectedness has today been named as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs, for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives.

University of Derby Kedleston Road campus

A new study by the University of Derby has shown that mindfulness training can significantly improve mental health in adolescents and young adults.

Someone looking at a mobile phone

A new study by researchers at the University of Derby has shown a significant link between people’s passive following on Facebook – scrolling through newsfeeds without interacting – and their Fear of Missing Out, which can impact their feelings of life satisfaction.

Derby postgraduate research students at EMDoc 2018

Five postgraduate research students from the University of Derby have been awarded prizes in every category of a prestigious research competition, held as part of the annual East Midlands Doctoral Conference.

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Being ‘addicted to yourself’ has been identified as a new form of addiction, according to a University of Derby academic.

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