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News: January 2012

Santander Early Career Researcher Scholarship

Early Career Researchers currently employed at Bangor University may be eligible to apply for a  12-month scholarship of £5,000. Full details can be found here.

Publication date: 26 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

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 co-authors article selected as one of the best corporate finance papers

The article “Who disciplines bank managers?”, co-authored by Dr Klaus Schaeck from Bangor Business School, is the lead article in a virtual issue of the best corporate governance papers published in the Review of Finance, one of the top five finance journals.

Publication date: 13 January 2012

Giving the community an opportunity to hear about the latest research on Managing Long-Term Conditions

A lecture focusing on Managing Long-Term Conditions, takes place at Venue Cymru  at 6pm on 17th January. The lecture series is free to attend, open to the public and includes refreshments, networking opportunities and a certificate of attendance. 

Publication date: 11 January 2012

Bangor Lecturer wins Economist Paper award

A Bangor Business School lecturer has won an award for a paper presented at a major banking and finance conference in Italy.

Publication date: 9 January 2012

Potential solution to financial services mis-selling raised by Bangor Academic

In a week where we have observed yet another financial services mis-selling case are there any solutions to this perennial problem of financial regulation? While the recent movement to remove commission in the sales of retail investments may assist this problem, an article published this month by a Bangor academic suggests more fundamental change to how we regulate the development of financial services products is required.

Publication date: 4 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