Research News

Wed 11 November, 2020
University academic helps trial pioneering PPE beard technique for healthcare staff

US Vice-President Elect, Kamala Harris, has inspired a research team led by Professor Gurch Randhawa from University of Bedfordshire and Dr Rajinder Pal Singh to promote an innovative beard covering technique, called ‘Singh Thattha’, which enables bearded individuals to wear a respirator mask without the need for shaving.

Fri 05 June, 2020
University and local SME receive funding for Covid-19 research

A successful application by a local company, Life Science Group Ltd (LSG), together with the University of Bedfordshire has resulted in £50,000 of funding from Innovate UK to complete a research project to improve Covid-19 testing.

Wed 13 May, 2020
Academic to lead British Psychological Society’s COVID-19 Behavioural Science & Disease Prevention taskforce

A Health Psychologist from the University of Bedfordshire, Dr Angel Chater, has been appointed to lead the Behavioural Science & Disease Prevention (BSDP) taskforce, to help provide guidance for policy-makers around the world.

Wed 29 April, 2020
Children in care are seven times more likely to be imprisoned, University finds

Research conducted by the University of Bedfordshire estimates that children in the care system are seven times more likely to be subject to imprisonment during childhood than those who are not in care, and learn to adopt a ‘survivor mentality’.

Wed 29 April, 2020
Bedfordshire researcher stresses importance of technology in times of self-isolation

University of Bedfordshire researcher, Dr Banita Lal, explains how technology and mobile phones ‘provide promise and opportunity’ for colleagues to stay connected and motivated during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mon 28 October, 2019
Bedfordshire researcher helps bring in legislation to give separated migrant children legal aid

Vulnerable migrant children who have been separated from their parents will get quicker and simpler access to legal aid, after new government legislation came into force.

Mon 21 October, 2019
Bedfordshire lecturer shortlisted for One Dance UK’s Dance Science award

Dr Imogen Aujla, Senior Lecturer in Dance and Dance Science at the University of Bedfordshire, has been shortlisted for One Dance UK's Dance Science award.

Mon 21 October, 2019
World class centre in renewable energy systems to be established

The University of Bedfordshire and TWI Ltd have formed a partnership to establish the Renewables Innovation Centre, a world class hub for engineering that focuses on renewable energy systems.

Wed 16 October, 2019
Researchers seeking people over 50 who feel stigmatised because of alcohol use

Researchers from the University of Bedfordshire are looking for people over the age of 50 from the Bedfordshire area who are experiencing problems with their drinking but haven’t sought help because of the stigma around alcohol problems.

Wed 02 October, 2019
Bedfordshire Professor & Al-Mahdi Institute to host World’s Inaugural Islam & Organ Donation Workshop

University of Bedfordshire's Professor of Diversity will join some of the world’s leading Islamic scholars and policymakers in Birmingham to attend the world’s inaugural Islam & Organ Donation Workshop.

Wed 25 September, 2019
Psychology can help us beat obesity problem, says Bedfordshire expert

Psychologists have expertise to understand the causes of obesity and should be central to help the prevention and treatment of the condition, according to a leading Health Psychologist from the University of Bedfordshire.

Mon 23 September, 2019
Bedfordshire researches to support innovation project to protect vulnerable children

Researches from the University of Bedfordshire are supporting a four-year project investigating how innovation could help improve social care systems and practices for young people at complex safeguarding risk.