News in 2019
Bristol welcomes third cohort of Vice-Chancellor's Fellows
18 November 2019
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost Professor Judith Squires hosted a lunch to welcome the third cohort of Vice-chancellor's Fellows today, providing an opportunity to celebrate with staff and hear about the research projects of the new Fellows.
Vice-Chancellor's Fellow James Palmer publishes two articles about “dieselgate” just as Bristol council votes to ban diesel cars in first for a UK city
11 November 2019
Bristol is to become the first UK city to ban diesel cars from its streets as part of action to tackle illegal levels of air pollution and James Palmer's research has a lot to contribute to considering how we tackle this issue.
Vice Chancellor's Fellow Louise Millard shows heavy smoking can have a damaging effect on facial ageing
1 November 2019
The study, published in PLOS Genetics, searched across 18,000 traits from the UK Biobank cohort to identify those that may be affected by how heavily someone smokes. As well as recognising several known adverse effects such as on lung health, the research also found heavy smoking could influence appearance.
Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in Sustainable City Business Models Colin Nolden wins Community Energy England Collaboration Award
1 November 2019
Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Colin Nolden and his team have won the Community Energy England Collaboration Award for their work on the project Riding Sunbeams. This world-first pioneering project is looking to connect enough unsubsidised, community & commuter owned solar panels to the rail network in the South East of England to power 1 in 10 trains.
EBI Vice-Chancellor's Fellow Duleeka (Dee) Knipe profiled in the The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
27 October 2019
Sri-Lankan born EBI Vice-Chancellor's Fellow Duleeka (Dee) Knipe explains her research into suicide prevention in low-and middle-income countries in an article in The Sunday Times Sri Lanka.
Elizabeth Blackwell Institute’s Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Duleeka (Dee) Knipe has been shortlisted for an Asian Women of Achievement Award for Public Service
24 October 2019
The Asian Women of Achievement Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 1999, celebrate multicultural Britain and the contribution of diverse cultures and talents to UK society. They put on a platform, the phenomenal Asian women across the UK and across industries, who are making a valuable and important contribution to British life. The awards play a key role in redefining the contribution of Asian women; and informing a new, positive, pro-diversity debate.
Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Vice Chancellor's Fellow Dr Duleeka (Dee) Knipe publishes study on Suicidal behaviour on World Mental Health Day
10 October 2019
Study aims to address suicide prevention in low- and middle-income countries
Elizabeth Blackwell Institute’s Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Duleeka (Dee) Knipe awarded the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) De Leo Fund Award
18 September 2019
The De Leo Fund Award honours the memory of Nicola and Vittorio, the beloved children of Professor Diego De Leo, IASP Past President. The Award is offered to distinguished scholars in recognition of their outstanding research on suicidal behaviours carried out in developing countries.
Vice-Chancellor's Fellow Dr Sara Correia Carreira's article on 3D Bioprinting: The Emergence of Programmable Biodesign
13 August 2019
Dr Sara Correia Carreira has published a progress report in Advance Healthcare Materials in which the current state‐of‐the‐art in the field of bioprinting is discussed, with a special emphasis on recent hardware developments, bioprinting for regenerative medicine, and late‐breaking nontraditional topics.
Vice-Chancellor's Fellow Tigist Grieve joins discussion on sexual health and rights for women at the House of Lords
17 July 2019
Dr Tigist Grieve attends House of Lords event to share research on women and girl's sexual and reproductive health and rights
Vice-Chancellor's Fellow Dr Emma Williams explores Dog owner safety
17 June 2019
Vice-Chancellor's Fellow Dr Emma Williams and research in to how dog owner behaviour impacts our relationship with our pets
Vice-Chancellor's Fellow Dr William Seviour and research on the polar vortex split.
11 January 2019
Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Dr William Seviour comments on the impact and effect of the splitting of the polar vortex, in an article featured in Popular Science Magazine.