Equality & Diversity Events

Prof Gina Rippon gave her inaugural lecture on 10 November
Gina Rippon

Sciencegrrl Events

Sciencegrrl host many events across the UK; these can range from informal meetups to informational lectures on a series of scientific topics. One of our Cognitive Neuroscience lecturers, Gina Rippon, is an active member of the group and has given several lectures on Neuroscience: 'How to tell NeuroNews from NeuroNonsense'.

ECU Events (Equality Challenge Unit)

The Equality Challenge Unit host a variety of events across several locations within the UK. They provide workshops in unconscious bias, as well as information sessions for the Athena SWAN charter.

WISE Events (Women in Science, Technology and Engineering)

The WISE campaign is focused on promoting the careers of women in science, technology and engineering careers. Their events are predominantly aimed towards teachers, parents and young girls.


British Science Festival (6th - 9th September 2016)

Social Mobility in Higher Education Event (15th September 2016)

Ada Lovelace Day (11th October 2016)

Engineering Design Show (19th - 20th October 2016)

The Lastest News in the School of Life & Health Sciences

July 2016
  • Professor Cliff Bailey was a participant at the Parliamentary Think Tank on Diabetes at Westminster on 28 June, and the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network meeting at Warwick University on 30 June. 
  • Dr Rob Nash (Psychology) has published a systematic literature review in ‘Educational Psychologist’, the top-ranked journal in education research (Impact factor = 5.69). The paper reviews research on students engagement with assessment feedback. Dr Nash also jointly led a one-day CPD workshop on this topic at the University of Surrey, which was sponsored by the Higher Education Academy, which can be found here.
  • Dr Rob Nash and Dr Nathan Ridout (Psychology), in collaboration with Dr Naomi Winstone (University of Surrey), have been awarded a Leverhulme Research Grant for £98,236, to conduct a project titled Cognitive biases in the recipience of past- and future-oriented feedback. The project will run from 2017-2019. 
  • Dr Antonio Fratini (Biomedical Engineering) is developing collaborative research with Dr Hoi Hoi B Nguyen with the Da Nang University Vietnam.
  • The ongoing ExtraCare funded research project "Longitudinal impact of active supported living environments on physical and cognitive health" has been accepted as a Good Practice and published in a portfolio of  highlighted projects across Europe by the European Innovation Partnership for Active and Healthy Ageing, (EIP-AHA), an EU Commission facilitated collaboration of researchers, industry and clinicians working together to improve active and healthy ageing and prevent frailty and cognitive decline across Europe.
  • Dr Carol Holland, director of ARCHA has secured further funding to continue the project, and is working with Extracare and collaborators Drs Rachel Shaw, Karen West (LSS), Richard Cooke, Sri Bellary and Stuart Wallis to develop impact and implementation of outcomes of the first stage. 
  • Professor Cliff Bailey delivered the opening plenary of the American Diabetes Association conference in New Orleans:  his subject   -   metformin.
  • Carl Senior (Psychology) has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the Science Council.  The Science Council provides a national voice on policy and ethical issues affecting the science community, fostering debate and the exchange of ideas across the network. Supporting member organisations to be more effective in meeting the needs of the science community and attracting the next generation into fulfilling science careers.