Research News

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.

Wed 15 March, 2023
Universities to evaluate effectiveness of multi-agency child safeguarding reforms

A new research project being conducted by the University of Bedfordshire and King’s College London is now underway to assess the effectiveness of multi-agency safeguarding reforms and whether they reflect the needs of children, young people and their families.

Wed 02 November, 2022
£3million funding to help tackle region’s health inequalities

The University of Bedfordshire has been awarded £3million by NHS England to develop a research and innovation hub in collaboration with the NHS BLMK (Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes) Health & Care Partnership, which will focus on ways to improve health and social care inequalities across the region.

Mon 24 October, 2022
PhD student nominated for two awards

A qualified nurse and PhD student from the University of Bedfordshire has been shortlisted for two separate awards in recognition of his community work with minority groups.

Mon 24 October, 2022
Contextual Safeguarding Toolkit developed to enhance child protection systems

A new toolkit aimed at improving child protection has been launched following the work of researchers from the University of Bedfordshire and Durham University.

Wed 19 October, 2022
University project to reduce disparities in antenatal care amongst women in Luton

A research team led by the University of Bedfordshire is rolling out a project to enhance access to antenatal care for pregnant women in ethnically diverse and socially disadvantaged areas across Luton.

Thu 13 October, 2022
‘Made at Bedfordshire’ exhibition celebrates University research

The University of Bedfordshire has opened an interactive exhibition on the Luton campus to showcase the value and breadth of its research.

Mon 10 October, 2022
Council pilots new alcohol helpline thanks to University research

A new alcohol helpline has been launched for locals by Luton Council, based on the findings from research conducted by the University of Bedfordshire.