Research News

Thu 09 December, 2021
University retains top ten spot for sustainability

The University of Bedfordshire has received a first class award in the 2021 People & Plant University League, retaining its position at eighth place out of 154 institutions.

Wed 08 December, 2021
Study finds Covid-related drop in school literacy levels

Research conducted by the University of Bedfordshire in partnership with Schoolreaders shows that literacy levels of most primary school pupils have been adversely impacted by disruptions to learning caused by Covid-19.

Fri 03 December, 2021
Academics investigate effects of foetal reduction in pregnancy

Researchers from the University of Bedfordshire have contributed towards a report examining first-time mothers’ experiences of foetal reduction in multi-foetal pregnancies following Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment.

Wed 24 November, 2021
Researchers to investigate Bedfordshire’s arts and culture sector

Academics from the University of Bedfordshire have been commissioned by Central Bedfordshire Council to conduct research into the area’s arts and culture sector.

Fri 12 November, 2021
Professor to deliver keynote speech at Australian Psychological Society conference

A leading academic from the University of Bedfordshire is set to speak at a virtual conference centred around the role and contributions of health psychologists during the Covid-19 pandemic, hosted by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Wed 10 November, 2021
£1.4m study to improve children’s language & communication skills

A pioneering study led by University of Bedfordshire to support children with language and communication needs – in collaboration with the Universities of Essex, York and the Open University – has just received £1.4m funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for a new strand of the ‘E-PLAYS’ project.

Mon 08 November, 2021
Academic discusses impact of region’s air pollution

A professor from the University of Bedfordshire has spoken about the impact of pollution on local areas in a special climate crisis report by the BBC, as the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference continues.

Tue 02 November, 2021
PhD student crowned at Royal College of Nursing awards

A PhD student at the University of Bedfordshire was named winner of the Royal College of Nursing’s Leadership Award last week, following his work raising awareness of organ donation in the Sikh community.

Wed 13 October, 2021
Refugee challenges are focus of University research

The University of Bedfordshire’s Centre for Research in Law (CRiL) has published a report on refugee family reunion, looking into the challenges faced by refugees seeking to be reunited with their families in the UK.

Thu 07 October, 2021
Modern slavery of children & young people to be tackled through research

The University of Bedfordshire and charity ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) have been announced as research partners, spear-headed by Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (Modern Slavery PEC).

Wed 22 September, 2021
Academics and guests discuss ‘Improvement Through Movement’

The University of Bedfordshire is hosting its sixth annual ISPAR conference based around the theme of ‘Improvement Through Movement: Performance, health and wellbeing across the lifespan’.

Wed 22 September, 2021
Global research prize for Organ Donation PhD student

As the NHS promotes Organ Donation Week in the UK (20-26th September), an international student from the University of Bedfordshire has snapped up a top research award for his PhD investigating organ donation in Indian communities.