Research news

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.

Photo of the University including some of the sports pitch

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

University of Derby research trip to Japan

A team of researchers from the University of Derby have returned from a visit to Toyota City, where they launched a collaborative research partnership as part of celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of Derbyshire’s twinning with the city.

A student using a microscope in the University of Derby science laboratory

Researchers at the University of Derby have developed a breakthrough identification technique that helps develop fingermarks after prolonged periods of time.

A new wellbeing app, developed by the University of Derby, is being rolled out across the city.  The free app – Good Things Derby – prompts users to notice, rate and photograph their surroundings and map the good things in and around Derby.

Photo of Kedleston Road Campus in the sunshine

Researchers at the University of Derby have conducted the first-ever study focusing on exploring the effects of mindfulness for improving sleep in individuals with fibromyalgia.

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