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2019

News story: New thinking needed when it comes to the economy, according to new report
22 January 2019

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has released a report, Prosperity and Justice, which calls for a paradigm shift when it comes to economics in the UK.

Blog: DRC protagonists must find working solution to manage perilous situation
22 January 2019

Dr Reuben Loffman, a Lecturer in African History at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which he argues that a compromise needs to be found between the two protagonists in the recent presidential election, victor Félix Tshisekedi and runner-up Martin Fayulu.

News story: London leads the way in advanced prostate cancer research
22 January 2019

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have received a grant from leading men’s health charity, Prostate Cancer UK, as the city continues to lead the way in advanced prostate cancer research.

News story: Professor Stephanie Marshall to chair prestigious Norwegian Centre for Excellence Initiative judging panel
22 January 2019

Queen Mary University of London’s Vice-Principal for Education, Professor Stephanie Marshall, has been reappointed as chair of the judging panel for the Norwegian Centre for Excellence Initiative.

News story: Tackling the gender pay gap in the financial sector
21 January 2019

A threat of financial sanctions is needed to accelerate progress on the financial sector’s gender pay gap.

News story: Properties of ‘wonder material’ graphene change in humid conditions
21 January 2019

Graphene exhibits very different properties in humid conditions, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Would a Norway option break the Brexit stalemate? Here’s what new polling tells us
16 January 2019

Drawing on the latest polling data, Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Conversation exploring whether a so-called 'Norway option' would break the Brexit stalemate.

News story: Professor Paul Coulthard joins Queen Mary as Dean for Dentistry
15 January 2019

Professor Paul Coulthard has started his role as Dean for Dentistry and Director of the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: I am because you are - The Declaration of Human Rights at seventy
15 January 2019

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren from the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Times Literary Supplement in which she assesses the legacy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights seventy years on.

Blog: John Bercow’s historic power shift from government to parliament
14 January 2019

Professor Philip Cowley from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Sunday Times in which he discussed the actions of John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, which he describes as an important power shift from government to parliament.

Blog: Trump’s shutdown tactics should remind health experts they need new tools to thrive in the post-expert era
14 January 2019

Professor Sophie Harman from the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Independent in which she argues that global health experts need new tools and political savvy to manage the post-expert world exemplifed by Trump's presidency.

News story: £1.5 million for clinical research brings new hope in the fight against brain tumours
11 January 2019

£1.5 million from Barts Charity has been awarded to brain tumour researchers at Queen Mary University of London to extend their successful lab-based research into clinical trials with patients.

Treat vitamin D deficiency to prevent deadly lung attacks
11 January 2019

Vitamin D supplements have been found to reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Tshisekedi’s victory in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is historic – but controversial
10 January 2019

Dr Reuben Loffman, a Lecturer in African History at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about Félix Tshisekedi's victory in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He predicts that there could be further unrest in the days to come.

Blog: The DRC’s election was flawed but it still offers signs of hope
10 January 2019

Dr Reuben Loffman, a Lecturer in African History at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the recent elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He argues that despite the major problems which have dogged the election, there are signs of hope for the future.

Students participating in the Music Junction programme. Credit: Marc Gascoigne News story: The London Chamber Orchestra finds a new home at Queen Mary University of London
9 January 2019

Queen Mary University of London has entered into a partnership with the UK’s oldest professional chamber orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra (LCO).

News story: Nearly three quarters of MPs think Theresa May has done a poor job of negotiating Brexit
9 January 2019

The latest survey shows that the House of Commons has become even more polarised on Brexit. Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary, believes this will make the Prime Minister’s job even more difficult.

News story: New poll shows that most members of the Conservative Party would choose no deal over Theresa May’s Brexit plan
4 January 2019

The survey of political party members, led by Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary University of London, has shed new light on grassroots views on Brexit.

News story: Trying to quit smoking? New research suggests higher levels of nicotine may help
2 January 2019

Allowing smokers to determine their nicotine intake while they are trying to quit is likely to help them kick the habit, according to an early study in 50 people led by Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Labour members want Corbyn to back second EU referendum
2 January 2019

If Jeremy Corbyn genuinely believes, as he has repeatedly claimed, that the Labour Party’s policy should reflect the wishes of its members rather than just its leaders, then he arguably has a funny way of showing it – at least when it comes to Brexit. Professor Tim Bale explains why.