IHR News

Wed 02 June, 2021
Professor provides public health evidence for parliamentary inquiry

A University of Bedfordshire academic was one of only four expert witnesses invited to provide evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into how patients’ cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds can create barriers when accessing treatment and care for blood-related conditions.

Mon 24 May, 2021
Academic takes part in Royal Wellbeing of Women conversation

A leading maternity researcher from the University of Bedfordshire has taken part in a video call to welcome Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex as the new Patron of women’s health charity, Wellbeing of Women.

Tue 11 May, 2021
Research to help combat under-representation of BAME child sexual abuse victims

Research from the University of Bedfordshire has helped identify how social workers and practitioners can best improve their support methods for Black, Asian and minority ethnic child sexual abuse (CSA) victims in England and Wales, following national concern of under-representation in official reporting.

Wed 14 April, 2021
Opinion: Vaccine hesitancy is more dangerous than rare side effects

A healthcare academic from the University of Bedfordshire has penned a thought piece for The Spectator, highlighting the importance of getting vaccinated against Covid-19.

Fri 29 January, 2021
Short film showcases impact of University research

The University of Bedfordshire has produced a video to shed light on the impact its market-leading research and knowledge exchange has on student progression, the economy and wider community.

Thu 28 January, 2021
New guest lecture series to focus on Health & Social Care

Along with Bucks New University, the University of Bedfordshire is producing a series of research-based lectures addressing the health and social care sector for Buckinghamshire Health & Social Care Academy (BHSCA).

Tue 15 December, 2020
Academic and son’s interview chosen as one of BBC Radio 5 Live’s best of 2020

BBC Radio 5 Live has chosen an interview with a University of Bedfordshire lecturer and his son as one of the best of 2020.

Mon 07 December, 2020
Funding from Luton Flying Start and NHS Blood & Transplant sees PhD students graduate from University

Two University of Bedfordshire PhD students graduated from the Institute for Health Research in November, paying thanks to their supervisors and the funding programmes that helped them achieve their goals.

Fri 20 November, 2020
University event to explore how Covid-19 has changed public perception of carers

The University of Bedfordshire’s popular Beds Talks series returns in virtual form with an event hosted by the Institute for Health Research that will focus on the role of carers in the community.

Mon 07 September, 2020
Culturally competent robots could improve mental health and loneliness in older people

The evaluation of CARESSES, the largest ever global study investigating the use of culturally competent robots in caring for the elderly, has been completed.

Wed 02 September, 2020
Knowledge of cultural & religious values are key for maternity care, say academics

A report co-authored by a healthcare researcher from University of Bedfordshire has examined woman-centred maternity care experienced by Muslim women in the UK.

Tue 30 June, 2020
Proud To Help: Professor & Football Team fly the flag for University campaign

The humbling efforts of a student football team and a public health academic have been recognised and chosen to represent the University of Bedfordshire in a national ‘Proud To Help’ campaign.