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News story: Queen Mary’s Summer Book and TV Musts
30 July 2021

Whether you plan on relaxing by the pool somewhere sunny or staying in the UK, we can all agree that an engaging book or TV series to binge is a summer must. Each of the below involves our academics, students, or facilities, and will certainly have your summer escapism covered.

Blog: 3,600 microphones and counting: how the sound of the Olympics is created
28 July 2021

Professor Joshua Reiss from Queen Mary's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science has written for The Conversation on the audio history of the Olympics and Covid-19's impact on Olympic sound design.

News story: Queen Mary launches partnership with Rotary International to improve education and research in Pakistan
27 July 2021

Queen Mary University of London has entered into prestigious partnership with the Rotary Club of Karachi. In signing the Memorandum of Understanding, Queen Mary will jointly improve access to education in Pakistan and help young people improve not only their lives, but potentially those of generations to come.

Research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to enhance understanding of the world in which we live News story: Queen Mary academics elected to the British Academy
23 July 2021

Two academics from Queen Mary University of London, Professor Galin Tihanov, and Professor Amanda Vickery, have been elected to the British Academy Fellowship in recognition of their contribution to the humanities and social sciences.

A family seeking refuge after fleeing war News story: New report reveals the harsh reality of life for the UK’s migrant communities
22 July 2021

A new report produced by Queen Mary University of London and the Racial Justice Network has revealed that a toxic combination of government policy, Brexit and the pandemic have had a devastating impact on migrant communities particularly accessing life saving medical treatment, mental health services and food.

Professor David Williams holding the IADR Gold Medal Award News story: Queen Mary professor receives prestigious Dentistry Gold Medal
21 July 2021

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has announced Professor David Williams, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, as the 2021 recipient of the IADR Gold Medal Award.

A person checking financial data on a smartphone News story: Bank of England must spell out risks of quantitative easing, according to new report
21 July 2021

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has published its report on the policies of the Bank of England. An academic at Queen Mary University of London acted as Special Advisor to the group, providing expert evidence, which informed the findings.

Screenshot from Our Genes Our Health campaign video News story: Genetics study in Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities will take action on health inequality
20 July 2021

This Eid, Social Action for Health and Queen Mary University of London are calling on Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities to take part in world’s largest genetics study into people of their heritage, to help scientists understand and treat the causes and consequences of poor health.

Doctor with building blocks News story: Queen Mary researchers to study the link between physical and mental health
19 July 2021

Researchers from the Genes & Health programme at Queen Mary University of London have received significant funding for an international collaborative project to better understand why some people develop multiple chronic health conditions.

Landfill Blog: Coastal landfills risk leaking long-banned toxic chemicals into the ocean
16 July 2021

Professor Kate Spencer from Queen Mary's School of Geography has co-written an opinion piece for The Conversation on landfills and the need to address their role in leaking toxic chemicals into the ocean.

Droplets with tail-like filaments. Credit: Emily Lin. News story: Scientists create rechargeable swimming microrobots using oil and water
15 July 2021

A new study, published today in Nature Physics, has shown that it is possible to create tiny, self-powered swimming robots from three simple ingredients.

The onshore wave energy converters in operation at Gibraltar wave energy station. Credit: Eco Wave Power News story: Queen Mary researchers win grant to establish the first onshore wave energy converters to power Thailand’s remote islands
15 July 2021

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have been awarded around £300,000 from Innovate UK to develop the first microgrids powered by onshore wave energy converters (WECs).

A lateral flow Covid-19 test News story: Lateral flow tests are 95% effective at detecting Covid-19 when used at the onset of symptoms
14 July 2021

A new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, University of Oxford, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, and the Medical University of Graz, has found that lateral flow tests detect Covid-19 with similar accuracy to laboratory-based PCR tests, providing they are used at the onset of infection and soon after symptoms start.

Stock image of Labour party rosette. Credit: stocknshares/iStock.com Blog: Why some people switch political parties - new research
13 July 2021

Professor Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London explores party-switching politics – including how many people switch allegiances and why they do so.

A photo showing intermediate age-related macular degeneration. Credit: National Institutes of Health News story: Breakthrough into leading cause of blindness
13 July 2021

A team of scientists, including researchers from Queen Mary University of London, has discovered that the most common form of adult blindness is probably caused by a failure of at least one of five proteins to regulate the immune system.

People with placards and posters on global strike for climate change. News story: Future UK trade agreements need to be compatible with its obligations on climate change, according to new report
13 July 2021

Ahead of the UK hosting COP 26 later this year, the Trade Justice Movement and Queen Mary University of London are calling for the UK government to ensure that trade agreements help rather than hinder climate action.

News story: Queen Mary and the English Speaking Union of Pakistan partner to boost education and research in Pakistan
13 July 2021

Queen Mary University of London has entered into prestigious partnership with the English Speaking Union of Pakistan. In signing this Memorandum of Understanding, Queen Mary will jointly improve access to education in Pakistan and help young people improve not only their lives, but potentially those of generations to come.

Research reveals that peer reviews and bibliometric analysis should be seen as complementary modes of assessment when it comes to research evaluation. News story: When it comes to research evaluations, peer reviews and bibliometric analysis should be viewed as complementary rather than determinate, according to new paper
12 July 2021

New research from Queen Mary University of London suggests that when it comes to large-scale research evaluations such as the Research Excellence Framework (REF), peer reviews would be more cost-effective if targeted to publications not appearing in outstanding journals.

Sexual Health and HIV All East Research (SHARE) Collaborative News story: New HIV centre set up to tackle inequality and improve treatment
12 July 2021

A new HIV research centre is being set up by Queen Mary academics to address health inequalities and improve quality of life for everyone affected by HIV.

Heart MRI scan showing the area of fat detected by the AI tool News story: AI predicts diabetes risk by measuring fat around the heart
7 July 2021

A team led by researchers from Queen Mary University of London has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool that is able to automatically measure the amount of fat around the heart from MRI scan images.

Professor Colin Bailey, Queen Mary’s President and Principal met with the Principal of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico, Professor Arturo Reyes, to secure a historic relationship between the two institutions. News story: Queen Mary’s landmark partnership with National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico cemented in latest meeting
6 July 2021

Professor Colin Bailey, Queen Mary’s President and Principal met with the Principal of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico, Professor Arturo Reyes, to secure a historic relationship between the two institutions.

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield News story: Professor Sir Mark Caulfield appointed as CEO of Barts Life Sciences
1 July 2021

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of Barts Life Sciences.

People's Palace Projects at Queen Mary investigate what it would mean to confer museum status on existing Indigenous lands News story: Queen Mary's People's Palace Projects open video installation in Glasgow ahead of COP26
30 June 2021

Researchers from People's Palace Projects at Queen Mary University of London are set to exhibit their work at the Glasgow Science Centre ahead of COP26.

Houses of Parliament 150 News story: Queen Mary Students Complete ‘Virtual’ Parliamentary Placements
30 June 2021

Another group of Queen Mary politics students have had the chance to work with an MP as part of their degree programme. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, for the first time ever, the placements have been held entirely online.

Cigarette and an e-cigarette. Credit: Andrey_Popov News story: E-cigarettes more helpful than nicotine replacement treatments for dependent smokers
30 June 2021

E-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine replacement treatments in achieving long term smoking reduction and cessation, according to the results of a clinical trial by Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Gibraltar reform is a small – but important – step for abortion rights in Europe
29 June 2021

Dr Sydney Calkin, Lecturer in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London discusses the recent abortion reform in Gibraltar.

For Flo and Jon, lockdown was an opportunity to spend time with their teenage children News story: New book provides unique and fascinating record of life under lockdown
29 June 2021

People pose in their doorways, holding a range of possessions - dumbbells and dartboards, guinea pigs and gardening tools, accordions and artwork. These are just some of the images captured in a new book, Life Under Lockdown, which provides a unique insight into life during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Blog: Why study at Queen Mary University of London?
28 June 2021

By Elizabeth Mantilas, Head of Admissions

Deciding where to study is a decision no student takes lightly. It takes a lot of research and consideration of many factors.

Black Lives Matter Protest in Washington DC in June 2020 (Instagram: @koshuphotography) News story: Queen Mary academic contributes to major report on urban violence
25 June 2021

Dr Ashvin Devasundaram from Queen Mary University of London has contributed to a new report from the British Academy on the theme of urban violence.

Professor Shoshana Zuboff is a world-leading scholar News story: Shoshana Zuboff on The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
23 June 2021

The Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) at Queen Mary University of London has held its Annual Symposium. Delivered by Professor Shoshana Zuboff, the event addressed the topic of her recent and influential book The Rise of Surveillance Capitalism.