Research News

Thu 23 November, 2023
Research explores views of healthcare professionals working with psychoactive substance users

New research from the University of Bedfordshire, which explores the experiences of healthcare professionals working with people who use a range of psychoactive substances (NPS), has found there is a need for better training, education, and assessment processes.

Thu 19 October, 2023
Graduate start-ups & community engagement celebrated in latest KEF results

Research England has unveiled this year’s Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) results which confirm that the University of Bedfordshire performed strongly in a number of key areas, including support for graduate start-ups and local and regional community engagement.

Wed 20 September, 2023
University celebrates top ranking for social enterprises in new study

The University of Bedfordshire has ranked first for students going on to create successful social enterprises in a new study of the UK’s most entrepreneurial universities.

Wed 30 August, 2023
New comic book to increase understanding & awareness of child abuse

Research into child sexual abuse and exploitation carried out by academics at the University of Bedfordshire has been turned into an educational comic book to help raise awareness of complex issues associated with young survivor engagement in participatory processes, and ways to navigate these.

Fri 28 July, 2023
Keech Hospice Care funds first PhD to investigate & improve child palliative care

A PhD student whose research into child palliative care and the impact on families were part-funded by local charity, Keech Hospice Care, has graduated from the University of Bedfordshire during the summer celebrations on 25th July.

Fri 23 June, 2023
University to lead ground-breaking student engagement project on organ donation within ethnic minority communities

A PhD student from the University of Bedfordshire has been granted funding by the NHS to undertake a student engagement project aiming to increase the number of organ donors from ethnic minority communities.

Tue 06 June, 2023
Opinion: Combat health inequalities by embracing individual values

A PhD student from the University of Bedfordshire has penned an opinion piece for the Nursing Times about equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within healthcare services.

Mon 22 May, 2023
Maternity academic presents at World Congress event

A public health academic from the University of Bedfordshire has presented research findings at the 17th World Congress on Public Health, investigating how to enhance timely maternity care for pregnant women from migrant and ethnic minority backgrounds.

Thu 04 May, 2023
Research finds exercise can alleviate grief in young people suffering parental loss

A team of academics from the University of Bedfordshire have undertaken research into the role of exercise and physical activity in dealing with the loss of a loved one amongst children, teenagers and young adults.

Thu 20 April, 2023
Academic’s new book helping to improve organ donation rates across the world

A Professor from the University of Bedfordshire has co-edited a new book that aims to increase conversations around organ donation amongst Muslim communities in countries including Qatar, which has additionally led to a PhD opportunity on behalf of the country’s Ministry of Public Health.

Wed 29 March, 2023
New child exploitation principles & resources published following University research

A set of new Practice Principles to help shape and inform the work of professionals responding to child exploitation and extra-familial harm have been published today (29th March) by the Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) Support Programme, based on research conducted by the University of Bedfordshire, The Children’s Society and Research in Practice.

Fri 17 March, 2023
Language alumnus awarded prestigious PhD dissertation prize

A recent graduate who completed a PhD with the University of Bedfordshire has won first prize in an esteemed language assessment industry award scheme with a prize of £4,000.