Research News

Wed 16 June, 2021
University helps LSG develop new Covid testing technology

Researchers from the University of Bedfordshire have helped develop a new inactivating technology for faster and safer testing of Covid-19 samples, in partnership with Life Science Group Ltd (LSG).

Wed 02 June, 2021
Flexible and creative adaptations to services but ‘care gaps’ persist

Following the UK government’s announcement of £51 million in new social care funding (24th May), researchers at the University of Bedfordshire have completed the first stage of a study investigating the support available to care leavers during the pandemic – with emerging findings highlighting that Covid-19 has heightened the challenges facing young people leaving care.

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.

Wed 19 May, 2021
Fieldwork begins on £1.9 million safeguarding project

A young person safeguarding project involving the University of Bedfordshire has begun its second stage of research following the assignment of six case study sites based across the UK.

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.

Mon 29 March, 2021
Academics prove AI can help identify signs of osteoarthritis

Researchers from the University of Bedfordshire have conducted a study into the use of Artificial Intelligence for aiding the early detection of osteoarthritis.

Wed 17 February, 2021
History of Cinderella explored in new book

Two University of Bedfordshire academics have published a book analysing the evolution of the internationally retold tale of Cinderella, and how it has been adapted to modern-day culture.

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).

Thu 14 January, 2021
Author Q&A to discuss the critical role of community arts

Two University of Bedfordshire academics are hosting a virtual Author Talk and Q&A to present the research-rich content of their new book, Developing a Sense of Place.

Mon 04 January, 2021
University event to discuss lack of inclusion and diversity in creative arts

The University of Bedfordshire’s popular Beds Talks series returns for 2021 to discuss the presence of inequality and lack of diversity in the UK’s creative industries.