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19 May 2022

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Stereotypes concerning ageing female musical theatre actors

Drama PhD candidate Faye Rigopoulou is utilising her background in musical theatre to investigate and tackle the stereotypes surrounding ageing female actors in musical theatre.

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18 May 2022

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New Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence encourages green innovation and diversity in entrepreneurship

The University of Exeter is delighted to welcome a new Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, Susannah McClintock. During her time with us, Susannah will be working on a new Green Futures Accelerator at the University and will champion diversity in entrepreneurship.

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4 May 2022

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Using viruses to fight antimicrobial resistance

Dr Ben Temperton, Associate Professor of Microbiology at the University of Exeter, has set up the Citizen Phage Library, in collaboration with PhageDirectory and Exeter Science Centre.

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27 April 2022

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The history of Indian coin collectors

AHRC funded History PhD student Shreya Gupta’s research is collaborating with Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum to study the history of coins brought together by Indian collectors.

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13 April 2022

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Supporting Parent Carers Health and Wellbeing

Chris Morris, Professor of Child Health Research and leader of the Peninsula Childhood Disability Research Unit (PenCRU), has been working with parent carers from the Family Faculty for the ESRC-IAA funded project, Healthy Parent Carers.

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12 April 2022

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Researchers and shoemaker Cosyfeet have joined forces to create a new shoe to help older women stay active

University of Exeter researchers have teamed up with shoemaker Cosyfeet on an EPSRC IAA funded project to develop shoes that support healthy ageing.

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1 April 2022

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Investigating crime ‘Hot Spots’ to support policing in Cornwall

In collaboration with Devon and Cornwall Police, a new project explores the effect of police patrolling crime hot spots in Cornwall.

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31 March 2022

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South West Tech Analysis Report 2022: Raising the profile of the region’s tech sector

The University of Exeter is a proud sponsor of the South West Tech Analysis Report 2022. Drawing together data and insight from the tech sector, the report reveals challenges, opportunities, and key developments across the ecosystem.

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23 March 2022

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Using logical and creative thinking to improve course timetabling

Research by Computer Science PhD student James Sakal is tackling the puzzle of university course timetabling – including finding effective ways to allocate rooms and eliminate clashes for students.

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17 March 2022

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Research Fellow drives evidence-based practice with Devon and Cornwall Police

Dreolin Fleischer, a University of Exeter Research Fellow embedded in Devon and Cornwall Police, is a catalyst for evidence-based practice and collaboration.

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16 March 2022

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New research helps police meet rising demand for digital forensics services

University of Exeter researchers are working with police forces in England and Wales to better understand and improve the use of digital forensics when detecting crime.

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15 March 2022

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Tracking the spread of Incel ideology online

A major new study is tracking the spread of Incel ideology online, to help academics and practitioners better understand the spread of extremist ideologies and aid the development of intervention measures.

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15 March 2022

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Learning how to engage with policymakers

Policy@Exeter are launching their ambitious 2022 training programme for researchers at the University of Exeter who want to use their research to inform decision-making and create impact.  

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8 March 2022

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Celebrating our female academics: International Women’s Day 2022

Today brings International Women’s Day 2022. To celebrate, Innovation, Impact and Business want to pay tribute to all the exceptional female academics we’ve been privileged to work with from the University of Exeter.

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8 March 2022

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The impact of floods on our physical and mental health

To mark International Women’s Day – this Three Questions blog by Geography PhD student Hannah Hayes – reflects on the need for promoting women in academia.

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7 March 2022

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PSMA Programme aids policing through applied modelling and data science

In 2020, the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for the South West Peninsula (PenARC) piloted the Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Programme. This programme has taught Devon and Cornwall Police analysts a range of computer modelling and data science skills to help further inform their policing work in-house. 

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1 March 2022

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Leading neuroscientist helps police to support offenders with traumatic brain injury

Professor Huw Williams recently worked with Devon & Cornwall Police to implement techniques for screening and managing offenders with Traumatic Brain Injury, enabling a better delivery of services for the force.

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23 February 2022

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Developing sustainable solutions to Defence energy problems

Postgraduate research student Ash Wilson – based in University of Exeter’s Renewable Energy Department – talks about her passion for developing renewable energy solutions for the Ministry of Defence.

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22 February 2022

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University of Exeter KTP drives forward autonomous vehicle technology with Supacat

Engineering experts from the University of Exeter have collaborated with Supacat, to pioneer an optionally crewed version of the All-Terrain Mobility Platform (the ATMP), one of the world’s most popular and versatile off-road military vehicles.

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10 February 2022

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Breaking Boundaries: ‘Window of Hope’ for North American Anabaptist communities

A landmark translational research project, led by Professor Andrew Crosby and Dr Emma Baple from the University of Exeter, has defined more than 150 different genetic disorders in North American Anabaptist (Amish/Mennonite) communities, 25 of which are new to medical science.

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9 February 2022

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Arca helps Cornish Businesses Transition to a Circular Economy

Arca – Italian for ark – is a new research project aimed at accelerating circular skills for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

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University Exeter Business School Degree Apprenticeship

3 February 2022

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Degree Apprentice in Focus: Marissa Bidwell

Marissa Dunlop, a Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice at the University of Exeter, talks about her experience on the programme.

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1 February 2022

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University of Exeter KTP makes inroads in sewer system efficiency with first-of-its-kind machine learning

A recent Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the University of Exeter and South West Water has developed a landmark AI tool to improve the efficiency of sewage systems. They are now considering a delivery model to continue the project to develop this technology for the entire water industry. Overview: Company: South West Water…

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1 February 2022

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A manifestation of decadence

PhD student William Rees discusses how he became interested in researching the 1970s and 1980s American dance culture, the area of disco’s history he would like to investigate next and the best and worst things about his field of research.

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28 January 2022

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Breaking Boundaries: Revitalising ancient forest practices in the Amazon

Research at the University of Exeter is helping to protect and strengthen biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest through facilitating and incentivising sustainable land use.

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18 January 2022

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Polluting cooking fuels will risk health past 2030

New evidence predicts that more than one in three people worldwide will still mainly be using polluting cooking fuels and technologies in 2030, despite being a significant source of disease and environmental destruction. 

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11 January 2022

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University of Exeter and SETsquared Exeter collaborate with EPIC to the benefit of the region’s tech businesses

The University of Exeter and SETsquared Exeter are delighted to announce their new partnership with EPIC (Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre), which will enable technology businesses to benefit from the unique combination of skills, knowledge and expertise that the partners offer.

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10 January 2022

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The World Turned Upside Down: a Newton’s cradle of memories

Exeter College student Tess Walsh talks more about The World Turned Upside Down – a play inspired by research by the IDEAL project which aims to improve ways of living well with dementia.

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5 January 2022

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The World Turned Upside Down: A play, an experience, an insight.

Exeter College student Tess Walsh discusses The Turned Upside Down – a play which has evolved from research by the IDEAL project.

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2 December 2021

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New research from the University of Exeter and Mozilla investigates ‘YouTube Regrets’

A recent report from the University of Exeter and the Mozilla Foundation has investigated the potentially harmful effects of videos suggested to people on YouTube. YouTube, the world’s second-most popular website and home to 2 billion active users each month, is facing criticism for the opacity of its recommendation algorithm, which suggests…

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24 November 2021

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Marine-i project is helping to create Cornwall’s marine industries of the future

Marine-i is a pioneering business support programme between the University of Exeter and five Project Partners that has been designed to foster innovation in the marine technology sector in Cornwall. “Our goal is to help put Cornwall at the forefront of the marine tech industries of the future,” says Professor Lars Johanning,…

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23 November 2021

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Positive progress in Europe to support University’s 2030 strategy

In the latest Europe Blog, Professor Sally Faulkner, Exeter’s Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor (Europe) talks about how our European strategy aligns to the University’s new ten year strategy and progress on partnerships, research and education.

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22 November 2021

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High calibre line up announced for Cornwall’s Climate Assembly

In the wake of COP26, the University of Exeter’s Institute of Cornish Studies announces a stellar line up for the Cornwall Climate Assembly on 1st December, where policy makers, researchers and local community members will discuss the big climate issues we need to address in Cornwall, if we are to become more…

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15 November 2021

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Major boost to special partnership between the University of Exeter and Exeter City Football Club

The unique partnership, forged ten years ago, focuses on creating initiatives to support and benefit members of the local community.

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11 November 2021

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New Handbook to Help Prescribe Nature for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Understanding how the power of nature can help people improve their mental health and overcome conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress has been boosted thanks to a new handbook.

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10 November 2021

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Coastal Living Benefits from Exeter University Research Highlighted in UK Chief Medical Officer’s Report

Research on the health benefits of coastal living will be highlighted to Government after University of Exeter experts authored a chapter for the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report. The academics warn that these benefits must not be taken for granted in the face of mounting environmental and social pressures.

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8 November 2021

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Exeter Academics Author WHO “Call to Action” on Nature, Biodiversity and Health

The multitude of ways in which the natural environment and human health are inextricably linked have been outlined in a document designed to help individuals and organisations across the 53 member states of the WHO European Region make evidence-based decisions.

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7 November 2021

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Driving the Next Generation of Clean Mobility Towards Zero Carbon

The Centre for Future Clean Mobility at the University of Exeter stands at the forefront of the road to zero carbon.

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5 November 2021

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Household Products Should Carry Asthma Warnings

New evidence finds that a group of chemicals found in a wide range of household products can increase the risk of asthma. Medicine and Health Research Associate, Cheryl Paterson, has been leading this research in collaboration with Cornwall’s Smartline.

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4 November 2021

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Exeter-led Team Receives National Funding to Roll-out Innovative Rehab Programme

Healthcare professionals will be trained to deliver an award-winning programme, led by the University of Exeter, which supports people with heart failure to undergo cardiac rehabilitation in their own homes, thanks to funding from NHS England.

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3 November 2021

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NetZeroPlus: When Science Meets Economics

The NetZeroPlus project is helping the UK reach its net zero 2050 climate target. By producing evidence-based research, the NetZeroPlus team aim to show how planting trees removes greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, while also providing additional benefits. These include enhanced biodiversity, water quality, leisure, and health.

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2 November 2021

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Shaping Global Decision Making in the Shift Towards Low Carbon Energy

Economics of Energy Innovation and System Transition (EEIST) is a £4million government-funded programme led by Dr Jean-Francois Mercure from the Global System’s Institute at the University of Exeter. An international endeavour, EEIST is a collaboration of leading experts in complexity economics, systems thinking, and energy policy from Brazil, China, India, the UK…

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1 November 2021

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Protecting Health and Wellbeing by Anticipating Local Climate Change

The European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) – in partnership with Cornwall Council and a wide range of local stakeholders – is developing a tool to help local decision-makers adapt to climate change, by measuring the impact of climate interventions on population health.

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21 October 2021

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Tevi: Protecting the Natural Environment One Business at a Time

Tevi (the Cornish word for ‘grow’) is a unique EU funded venture which aims to create economic and environmental growth in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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20 October 2021

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From research to policy: Advocating for a better future

From the University of Exeter’s Business School, Professor Mark Thompson looks at how he started working with policymakers, his work at the Initiative in the Digital Economy at Exeter (INDEX), and the importance of being a passionate advocate for your research. 

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15 October 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Improving diabetes treatment with specialist education programme

The University of Exeter’s diabetes research has led to the creation of an education programme which has helped to increased referrals for genetic testing and diagnoses of ‘monogenic’ diabetes.

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12 October 2021

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Giving your research the Policy Factor

Policy@Exeter are a dynamic community, working to improve and increase engagement with policy within the University and further afield. We caught up with Marina Altoe to find out what gives research the ‘Policy Factor’. 

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28 September 2021

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Landmark Radiography Degree Apprenticeship Welcomes Fourth Cohort

The first higher education programme of its kind, The College of Medicine and Health’s Level 6 Diagnostic Radiographer Degree Apprenticeship – launched in March 2020 – is now taking on its fourth cohort.

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27 September 2021

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Exploring Narratives of Belonging

Postdoctoral researcher Dr Richard Vytniorgu is a member of the Wellcome Centre – cultures + environments of health exploring the subject of loneliness and belonging in the LGBTQIA+ community. Here he answers Three Questions about his research journey.

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21 September 2021

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ENLIVEN project to foster healthy ageing through nature and community

The new initiative aims to help older people living with dementia become more active, independent and experience a better quality of life, by improving their access to the natural environment. One of seven research projects funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) that form the Healthy Ageing Social, Behavioural and Design Research…

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20 September 2021

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New technology shows potential to accelerate recovery and patient outcomes

A recent study from Activity Informatics – the partnership centre from University of Exeter and Activinsights – has shown the potential for improving patient outcomes with digital wearables called accelerometers. The project took advantage of Activinsights’ technology to use accelerometers – wrist-worn digital devices that monitor a range of biometric functions –…

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1 September 2021

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Optimising supply chains with machine learning

A new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Exeter and Applegate Marketplace launched this year, to help machine learning improve the company’s decision-making.

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19 August 2021

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New SETsquared Exeter programme helps researchers take great ideas to market

The Entrepreneurial Researcher Programme or “ERP” is designed to support researchers generate impact by commercialisation in all forms.

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13 July 2021

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Pioneering new products with CALM, Thales UK and the MTC

The University’s Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing recently worked with the MTC and Thales UK, to showcase how Additive Manufacturing can be used with high performance polymers, such as PEEK. In recent years, there have been rapid developments in equipment and materials within the high-performance polymer sector of additive manufacturing. However, the…

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25 June 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Reshaping family mediation policy & practice

Research evidence from the ‘Mapping Paths to Family Justice’ study (Mapping) led by Professor Anne Barlow at the University of Exeter has helped to reshape family mediation policy and practice and improve user experience for separating couples, after radical legal aid changes.

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22 June 2021

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The art of Aphantasia: how ‘mind blind’ artists create without being able to visualise

How do artists without mental imagery create unique and imaginary pieces of art? Read how visual artists with aphantasia create their work.

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21 June 2021

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European languages and partnerships remain critical for global Exeter and Britain

“European languages and partnerships remain critical for global Exeter and Britain” is written by Sally Faulkner, Exeter’s Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor (Europe). On Friday 18th June, the University of Exeter welcomed Susannah Poulton, a Government International Trade Adviser and graduate of Spanish and German…

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Marine Weather from Space

14 June 2021

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Marine-i: Space Data Project Enters New Discovery Phase

A new project aims to bring the precision of space data to renewable energy development and, by reducing various risks, costs and carbon emissions, help the UK quadruple its offshore wind capacity by 2030. The innovative space data project is now underway, bringing together collaboration and expertise from Marine-i, 4 Earth Intelligence…

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28 May 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Improving quality of life for babies with diabetes

Research by the University of Exeter has identified the causes of more than 20 genetic subtypes of diabetes, leading to improved treatment and better quality of life.

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21 April 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Using microscopy to detect microplastics in sea life

A University of Exeter research group has helped to eliminate tonnes of plastic waste entering the sea, improving the health of organisms and the environment.

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6 April 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Improving diabetes diagnosis and care

Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed tools which can help clinicians classify what type of diabetes a patient has to ensure they get the best treatment possible and reduce any complications. Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY), is a form of diabetes caused by single gene mutations that is…

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31 March 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Addressing boardroom equality

Professor Ruth Sealy has led reviews into the diversity of leadership groups of large public and private organisations across the UK.

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23 March 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Transforming health policy across Europe

A unique World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Culture and Health (WHO Centre) at the University of Exeter has transformed health policy and practice in Europe.

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22 March 2021

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The changing social, economic and cultural aspects of water use within the UK

On this year’s World Water Day, Centre for Water Systems postgraduate researcher Elizabeth Lawson looks at the social, cultural and economic value of water during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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18 March 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Improving water services across the UK

Water engineering experts at the University of Exeter have helped achieve significant savings for water companies and increased affordability and high levels of service to UK water customers.

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9 March 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Rediscovering women of Franco era Spain

The history of women and feminism in Spain, erased and hidden during the Franco era, has been rediscovered thanks to researchers at the University of Exeter.

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8 March 2021

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Secure Life Cycle Assessment in Complex Supply Chains

The environmental impact of our consumer products has become an increasingly important factor in our buying decisions but how do you balance researching companies’ ecological footprint with the protection of confidential data?

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19 February 2021

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Business in Focus: City Science

Since the start of the collaboration in 2018, the Data Science team at Exeter and City Science have worked together on 9 projects, leveraging over £2 million of government funding and covering subjects around transport and energy optimisation, digital twin calibration, creation of open urban models to support de-carbonisation, and computational rationality for drones.

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18 February 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Innovating tourism with apps and augmented reality

Utilising the power of the latest developments in technology, researchers at the University of Exeter have developed an app to enhance the visiting experience for tourists around several cities.

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18 February 2021

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Transforming the use of quantum computers

Dr Oleksandr Kyriienko, lead of the University of Exeter’s Quantum Dynamics, Optics, and Simulation group (QuDOS) is working in close partnership with Dutch start-up Qu & Co to develop quantum software with the potential to transform the way we use the huge power of quantum computers in industry.

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12 February 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Conserving victorian presentations for future generations

Professor Joe Kember has helped to deliver the world’s largest open access database of Magic Lantern slides. Lantern slides originated in 17th century devices which came to be known as “magic lanterns.”

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11 February 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Analysing competition and trade in food and agriculture

Research at the University of Exeter has analysed competition and trade in food and agricultural markets and developed a framework to forecast retail food prices in the UK.

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5 February 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Supporting the future of open science and data

For many years, scientific research has been hidden behind expensive paywalls, leaving access to new and exciting scientific research inaccessible to the general public. ‘Open science’ is research that is collaborative, transparent and reproducible and whose outputs are publicly available.

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4 February 2021

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Looking after mental health in lockdown: Tackling worry and overthinking

The COVID-19 crisis is impacting our mental health. Increased uncertainty, health fears, disruption to normal life, isolation, unemployment, and the loss of loved ones increase worry, anxiety and depression. Surveys in April 2020 found much higher distress, anxiety and depression than previous years.

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4 February 2021

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Celebrating the work of Diagnostic Radiography Apprentices

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 celebrates how apprentices are building the future. In light of this, we are putting the spotlight on our Diagnostic Radiography Degree Apprentices and the fantastic work they are doing, particularly during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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3 February 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Protecting marine biodiversity around the world

University of Exeter research has the protection of marine biodiversity across the world. Researchers at the University of Exeter, along with international collaborators, explored the status, distribution and behaviour of marine vertebrate species which were of commercial or conservational importance.

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29 January 2021

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Life after Brexit

‘Life after Brexit’ is written by Sally Faulkner, Exeter’s Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor (Europe). Brexit. Before Covid, Brexit was probably the word and scenario that divided, frustrated and worried UK university communities the most in the decade ahead. Now that we have the double whammy and Brexit is here to stay, I…

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21 January 2021

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Digital health passports: Mitigating risks to data privacy and human rights

Research led by Dr Ana Beduschi from the University of Exeter Law School, has informed policymakers of the risks that digital health passports could pose to human rights, data privacy and social equality.

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14 January 2021

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Identity, Inequality and the Media in Brexit COVID-19 Britain

The research team of Identity, Inequality and the Media in Brexit-Covid19 Britain reflect on the impact Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic are having on inequalities in Britain.

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11 January 2021

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Discovery of a new trigger for antifungal defence

Scientists at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology made a discovery that could help in the fight against a fungus that kills around 200,000 people every year and causes lung and allergic diseases in millions of others.

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5 January 2021

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Reshaping the national PPE supply chain

Using the expertise gained through their partnership with the University of Exeter, Applegate decided to set up the Covid-19 PPE Supply Hub, to link PPE customers with PPE suppliers throughout lockdown.

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17 December 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Support and rehabilitation from traumatic brain injuries

The University of Exeter has identified a direct link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and impulsivity and problems in social reasoning, which are risk factors for young people committing violent and repeated crime.

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16 December 2020

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Imaging Beyond the Diffraction Limit

Metamaterials PhD student Hannah Barnard is working on a project which could improve our ability to detect and image very small particles – such as a single molecule – using light beams.

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15 December 2020

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Enabling treatment for a neglected disease

Researchers at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology discover that faulty signalling in the immune system of healthy individuals leads to Chromoblastomycosis.

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14 December 2020

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Gender equality and food security

Professor Toby Pennington and Dr Carolyn Petersen are working with field partners at the Instituto Ouro Verde (IOV) to level the playing field in gender roles in agroforestry systems in Brazil.

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8 December 2020

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Fertile land from fertile seas

Professor Mike Allen and the PhycoMExUK team are using innovative technologies and hydrothermal processes to turn seaweed biomass into sustainable fertilisers and biofuels.

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4 December 2020

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Shaping a global response to antimicrobial resistance

Research conducted by Dr Anne Leonard and Professor Will Gaze at the University of Exeter has shaped the global understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and has influenced government and WHO strategies in tackling one of the world’s biggest environmental threats.

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3 December 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Reopening debates about the ‘common law marriage myth’

Research at the University of Exeter has influenced and accelerated the introduction of opposite-sex civil partnerships and reopened debates about the ‘common law marriage myth’ and a related need for wider cohabitation law reform.

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2 December 2020

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Human – pachyderm relations

Anthrozoology PhD student Michelle Szydlowski discusses how working in Nepal has informed both her PhD thesis and her research.

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26 November 2020

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Partnership in Focus: Met Office

The University of Exeter works closely with the Met Office to tackle key challenges in weather and climate prediction as part of an in-depth Met Office Academic Partnership.

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23 November 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Changing educators approach to teaching grammar

The University of Exeter has helped to change the way that educators approach teaching grammar and writing to children.

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18 November 2020

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Energy governance, digitalisation and decarbonisation: conducting a policy-relevant PhD

Geography PhD student Emily Judson is researching the governance challenges emerging from the digitalisation of the energy industry and the development of policy which aligns with the transition to a Net Zero energy system.

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17 November 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Powered by beetroot

Professor Andy Jones and team have generated a substantial evidence base over the past 12 years for beneficial effects of nitrate-rich dietary supplements on sport and exercise performance as well as cardiovascular and metabolic function.

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13 November 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Using lasers to detect volcanic ash in the sky

Research at the University of Exeter helped avoid closure of UK airspace on two separate occasions in 2017 and 2019.

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9 November 2020

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Evolution of antibiotic resistance in the environment

Research conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School, the University of Hong Kong, and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca revealed that low concentrations of antibiotics in the environment could be contributing to the evolution of antibiotic resistance.

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6 November 2020

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Partnership in focus: Babcock International

Since 2017, The University of Exeter have been working closely in partnership with Babcock, a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities. Babcock recruit many graduates and work with University of Exeter research groups in areas such as AI, machine learning and clean…

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5 November 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Warning against major diseases in Brazil

Dr Theo Economou and a research team at the University of Exeter have developed a statistical data modelling framework for prediction of disease burden, and thus warn different regions of Brazil against the threat of major diseases.

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4 November 2020

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Bridging gaps in law through collaboration

Law school PhD student Mollie Gascoigne researchers the gaps between the law and LGBTQ+ people; her research project, the Gender Recognition & Reform Project has been investigating the attitudes and experiences of non-binary people towards legal gender recognition.

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3 November 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Uncovering the ‘Glass Cliff’

Research at the University of Exeter has uncovered a previously unknown phenomenon, in which women are more likely to be appointed to risky and precarious leadership positions in times of crisis. The ‘glass cliff’ is the phrase used to describe this situation. It follows previous research has described the barriers women face…

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2 November 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Setting the marathon world record

For many years running a sub-two hour marathon was considered impossible, but research produced by a team at the University of Exeter underpinned much of the scientific strategy applied by project leaders, Nike and INEOS, to make this a reality.

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