University News: January 2012

Visiting Professor in Child Health and Children’s Nursing

Professor Jane Noyes, Professor of Nursing and Health Services Research at Bangor University, has been appointed Visiting Professor at the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Publication date: 25 January 2012

Simple precautions could reduce risk of E coli O157 in the environment say researchers

Researchers investigating the risk of E coli O157 in the countryside as part of the UK research councils’ Rural Economy and Land Use Programme, say that simple measures and coordinated action from the relevant authorities could play a major role in keeping children and other vulnerable groups safer.

Academics from the universities of Aberdeen, Bangor and Manchester and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, have been researching how the bacterium behaves in the rural environment, and the part that farmers, abattoirs and the public could play.

Publication date: 24 January 2012

Students rewarded for volunteering

The annual High Sheriff Award ceremony took place at Bangor University recently. The High Sheriff's Award recognises and rewards both individual and group volunteering efforts by Bangor students.

Publication date: 24 January 2012

Bangor Students’ Union up for more awards

Having won three prestigious national environmental awards last year, the Students’ Union at Bangor University is proud to have made it to the final rounds of The Ecologist Communications Challenge once again.

Publication date: 19 January 2012

CHildren and Young people Managing Epilepsy at home: The CHYME study

A research project aimed at improving self-management for children and young people with epilepsy was launched by Mary Burrows, Chief Executive, BCUHB recently (Friday 20th January 2012).

Publication date: 19 January 2012

How sports science research feeds into medical care

Three articles by researchers at Bangor University’s School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences appear in the latest issue of Arthritis Care and Research, an international journal published by the American College of Rheumatology. The latest edition is a special issue containing 18 articles focussing on state-of-the-art research on muscle and bone in the rheumatic diseases.

Publication date: 18 January 2012

Articles on enhancing ventilation in homes of children with asthma published

Two articles in the British Journal of General Practice are part authored by researchers from Bangor University.

Publication date: 17 January 2012

Bangor Academic Wins Major Award to Research Stanley Kubrick

The life and works of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick are to come under scrutiny in a new research project at Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies and Media. Dr Nathan Abrams, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, has won £76,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to research Stanley Kubrick’s work from a consideration of his Jewish heritage and intellectual background.

Publication date: 17 January 2012

Bangor University Researchers follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott

We have been fascinated by Captain Scott’s fatal expedition to the geographic South Pole for many years. A hundred years on we continue to be fascinated with the Polar Regions and their exploration. Here we look at three women scientists at Bangor University whose research has led them to these regions.

Publication date: 17 January 2012

SHES PhD supports England U-19 Cricket Team on Bangladesh Tour

ECB funded PhD student, James Bell, will be travelling with the England U-19 cricket team on their upcoming tour of Bangladesh.

Publication date: 16 January 2012

Gwynedd marks international Holocaust Memorial Day

A service of remembrance will be held at the Powis Hall, Bangor University on Friday, 27 January 2012 to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Publication date: 15 January 2012

Minister of Health addresses University Court

Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Health and Social Services addressed Bangor University’s Annual Court today (Friday 13 January 2012).

Publication date: 13 January 2012

Cancer research group expands thanks to local donations

Thanks to continued support from the local community, the North West Cancer Research Fund Institute at Bangor University has announced the appointment of a research group leader and the arrival of state of the art equipment.

Publication date: 5 January 2012

First Artistic Director of Pontio appointed

Bangor University has appointed Elen ap Robert as the first Artistic Director of Pontio, the University’s new £40m arts and innovation centre.

Publication date: 3 January 2012

Research on effectiveness of Mindfulness reaches conclusion phase

Researchers at Bangor and Oxford Universities are drawing together the results of a major 5 year study, the results of which will be revealed later this year, into how effective the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy programme can be in reducing the incidence of depression and suicidality for people with recurrent suicidal depression.

Publication date: 3 January 2012