Research News

Tue 31 August, 2021
Study to improve care for patients at risk of prescription medication dependence

Researchers at the University of Bedfordshire are leading an eighteen-month study that aims to improve patient care for people prescribed medication with a risk of dependence.

Mon 12 July, 2021
Universities to encourage vital regeneration & funding

Dr Nick Lancaster from the University of Bedfordshire has penned a blog for Universities UK (UUK) as part of the #GettingResults higher education (HE) campaign.

Wed 30 June, 2021
Opinion: Upholding the rights of care leavers during the Covid-19 pandemic

An academic from the University of Bedfordshire has penned an article for Care Talk magazine about the findings from an ongoing care leaver research project.

Tue 22 June, 2021
iREd book launch to showcase six Beds publications

A book launch showcasing six new works authored by University of Bedfordshire academics is taking place on Wednesday 23rd June.

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.