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Queen Mary provides 500 free half-term meals to families in Tower Hamlets
29 October 2020

Queen Mary University of London's Catering Team is supporting children and families in Tower Hamlets this October half-term holiday by offering 250 meals a day for local families on Thursday 29 October and Friday 30 October.

Image depicting failure and success. Credit: istock.com/EtiAmmos News story: Nudges fail more often than is reported, experts warn
28 October 2020

Research led by Queen Mary University of London has shown that despite the widespread use of behavioural interventions across society, failed interventions are surprisingly common.

News story: Queen Mary students make pioneering start to innovative blended learning model
23 October 2020

Students at Queen Mary University of London have made a strong start to the academic year, taking up the opportunities of blended learning and adapting to a Covid-secure campus.  While the Covid-19 pandemic has ensured that this years’ experience is unique, students across every part of Queen Mary are discovering a variety of new opportunities.

Professor Kavita Datta from Queen Mary’s School of Geography has been awarded substantial funding to investigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on migrant remittance flows and wellbeing. News story: Queen Mary academic awarded major Covid-19 funding grant
22 October 2020

Professor Kavita Datta from Queen Mary’s School of Geography has been awarded substantial funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to investigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on migrant remittance flows and wellbeing. The grant is part of the UK Research and Innovation’s rapid response to Covid-19.

Solitude is something the people both seek and fear News story: Queen Mary teams up with Lambeth Palace for podcast on solitude
22 October 2020

The team from Queen Mary’s Pathologies of Solitude project have launched a series of podcasts exploring places and experiences of seclusion and isolation. The series also includes an extended interview with the Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Patient on ventilator lying in hospital bed as medical professional moves his bed. Credit: xavierarnau/iStock.com News story: Scientists develop algorithm to help relieve pressure on the NHS
21 October 2020

New research suggests an algorithm could be used to help optimise the sharing of healthcare resources during the Covid-19 pandemic, preventing NHS intensive care units (ICU) from becoming overwhelmed.

This 1952 painting by Robert Thom is the only known representation of Lucy, Anarcha and Betsey. Pearson Museum, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Blog: Honouring the slaves experimented on by the ‘father of gynaecology’
21 October 2020

As part of our series of articles and profiles for Black History Month, Heidi Downes, Antenatal Screening Counsellor Midwife at Queen Mary, writes an opinion piece about the role of young, black, enslaved women in a series of experimental surgeries in the 19th century, and why she is calling for their contributions to be formally recognised. This was originally published on The Conversation.

Crowd wearing masks News story: New risk model estimates likelihood of death or hospitalisation from COVID-19
21 October 2020

A model that can calculate a person’s risk of becoming infected and then seriously ill due to COVID-19 has been shown to accurately estimate risk during the first wave of the pandemic in England, in new research involving Queen Mary University of London.

Participants in the signing ceremony between Queen Mary and Tashkent State University of Law.Queen Mary signs milestone agreement with Tashkent State University of Law in Uzbekistan
16 October 2020

Queen Mary University of London has signed an agreement with Tashkent State University of Law (TSUL) in Uzbekistan focusing on collaboration in teaching and research in the field of law, the exchange of academic and research staff and visits by academic staff, research fellows and students. The agreement is Queen Mary’s first formal agreement with a university in Uzbekistan.

A new report recommends a localised approach to empowering communities in a post-Covid age. News story: Localism is the key to levelling up, according to new report
15 October 2020

A new report published by the Queen Mary’s Mile End Institute and the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) recommends a localised approach to empowering communities in a post-Covid age.

Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido News story: Queen Mary researcher awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship
15 October 2020

Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido from Queen Mary University of London has today been named as one of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellows for her work to develop innovative energy storage systems.

News story: Herd immunity in COVID-19 control is a ‘dangerous fallacy’, say authors of open letter
15 October 2020

A group of 80 researchers say that a so-called ‘herd immunity’ approach to managing COVID-19 by allowing immunity to develop in low-risk populations is “a dangerous fallacy unsupported by the scientific evidence”.

Dr Mark Freestone News story: Queen Mary researcher releases book on ‘Making a Psychopath’
15 October 2020

Mark Freestone, Reader in Mental Health at Queen Mary’s Wolfson Institute, today releases his new book, Making a Psychopath.

Political parties in the UK overwhelmingly view their members as assets rather than liabilities News story: How the Conservative Party won the 2019 general election
14 October 2020

New research co-authored by Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary’s School of Politics and International relations sheds fresh light on how the Conservative Party won the 2019 general election.

A group of migrants travelling News story: EU failing to comply with obligations on migration, according to new report
13 October 2020

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax from Queen Mary’s School of Law has written a report for the European Parliament on the EU’s External Migration Policy and the Protection of Human Rights.

Vitamin D News story: Clinical trial to investigate whether vitamin D protects against COVID-19
13 October 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London, funded by Barts Charity, have launched a new clinical trial to investigate whether taking vitamin D could protect people from COVID-19.

Premature baby in an incubator. Credit: CatEyePerspective/iStock.com News story: New bioengineering approach to fix fetal membranes
13 October 2020

New research led by Queen Mary University of London and UCL has shown that small bioengineered molecules can be used to repair defects in the fetal membranes that surround and protect babies developing in the womb. 

A new study shows that the East had an influence over the working culture of the West after German reunification. Blog: Women in work: how East Germany’s socialist past has influenced West German mothers
12 October 2020

Dr Anna Raute from Queen Mary's School of Economics and Finance has co-authored an opinion piece for The Conversation. Based on brand new research, it sheds light on the impact of the reunification of Germany.

Professor Charles Knight News story: Queen Mary researcher recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours
12 October 2020

Charles Knight, Professor of Cardiology at Queen Mary University of London and Chief Executive of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, has received an OBE for services to the NHS and people with heart disease in the Queen’s birthday honours.

Image of a soundwave. Credit: Ali Kahfi/iStock.com News story: Scientists find upper limit for the speed of sound
9 October 2020

A research collaboration between Queen Mary University of London, the University of Cambridge and the Institute for High Pressure Physics in Troitsk has discovered the fastest possible speed of sound.

News story: Queen Mary joins alliance offering 20,500 extra COVID-19 tests a day
8 October 2020

London’s leading life science and academic institutions have united to respond in an unprecedented way to the coronavirus pandemic by ramping up diagnostic testing capacity for the UK.

Being Human is a national forum for public engagement with humanities research. News story: Being Human ready to explore New Worlds in 2020
6 October 2020

Queen Mary University of London is set to participate once again in Being Human, the festival which promotes public engagement with humanities research. The 2020 edition kicks off on 12 November.

The logo of the Cowrie Scholarship FoundationQueen Mary partners with the Cowrie Scholarship Foundation to improve access to higher education for disadvantaged Black British students
6 October 2020

Queen Mary University of London has announced that it is partnering with the Cowrie Scholarship Foundation (CSF), a new charitable foundation, to provide scholarships for disadvantaged Black British students from 2021.

Asylum seekers crossing the English Channel have attracted media attention in recent weeks Blog: Shipping asylum seekers offshore may boost Priti Patel’s hardline image, but Australian example shows it’s not a policy that works
6 October 2020

Andonea Jon Dickson, a PhD candidate from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the latest plans to offshore asylum seekers. She argues that tougher options for asylum seekers means that the UK government risks breaching multiple conventions on human rights.

 Dr Daniel Lee of Queen Mary University of London's School of History News story: Queen Mary Historian publishes book to critical acclaim
5 October 2020

Dr Daniel Lee from Queen Mary University of London’s School of History has received critical acclaim for his book about little-known SS officer Dr Robert Griesinger.

3 October 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the reunification of Germany News story: New insights into the impact of German reunification 30 years on
2 October 2020

Thirty years on from German reunification, Dr Anna Raute, an academic from Queen Mary University of London, has published a working paper which sheds new light on the impact it had on women.

Chromosol logo News story: Queen Mary spinout Chromosol wins Royal Society of Chemistry competition
30 September 2020

Chromosol, a spinout company from Queen Mary University of London has been announced as a winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies Competition.

Pandemics have a disproportionate effect on women (stock image) Blog: When women bear the brunt of lockdowns, is it feminist to support another?
30 September 2020

The UK lockdown in March saw rises in domestic violence, increased childcare and domestic burdens on women, limits on paid employment and potentially career reversals. Professor Sophie Harman from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations questions whether it is feminist to support another lockdown.

Knee x-ray. Image by Dr. Manuel González Reyesa from pixabay News story: Poor bone quality is linked to poor heart health
25 September 2020

New research by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Southampton’s Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU) has found associations between lower bone mineral density and worse cardiovascular health in both men and women.

Professor Ginestra Bianconi News story: Queen Mary mathematician wins prestigious award for network science contributions
24 September 2020

Professor Ginestra Bianconi, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Queen Mary’s School of Mathematical Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the Network Science Society.