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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.

News story: Brexit: The views from Queen Mary academics
21 January 2019

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union is one of the biggest political news stories of our time and Queen Mary’s academic experts have featured regularly in the media.

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.

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.

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.

News story: Queen Mary academic awarded prestigious prize to conduct research on the cultural history of sleep
28 December 2018

Dr Tiffany Watt Smith from Queen Mary’s School of English and Drama has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize to begin work on a new project exploring the cultural history of sleep.

News story: Bees can count with just four nerve cells in their brains
21 December 2018

Bees can solve seemingly clever counting tasks with very small numbers of nerve cells in their brains, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: How can digital technologies help us to improve the way we communicate?
21 December 2018

Today’s interconnected world presents communications challenges that overwhelm even the experts. Professor Annelise Riles shed light on this when she gave the 2018 Cotterrell Lecture in Sociological Jurisprudence at Queen Mary University of London where she discussed Meridian 180, a platform for policy solutions and experimentation.

News story: Queen Mary and A*STAR launch collaborative PhD projects
20 December 2018

A set of new collaborative PhD projects has been launched by Queen Mary University of London and A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) Singapore.

News story: Prime Minister of Malta inaugurates Anatomy Centre
19 December 2018

Maltese Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, today officially inaugurated the Barts Anatomy Centre at Queen Mary’s Malta campus, marking a significant milestone in plans to improve the educational and health care offering in Gozo.

News story: Analysing history using Artificial Intelligence
19 December 2018

Queen Mary University of London is leading a major new research project, Living with Machines, which is set to be one of the biggest and most ambitious humanities and science research initiatives ever to launch in the UK.

News story: Humanitarian visa campaign led by Queen Mary academic is approved by the European Parliament
17 December 2018

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, Senior Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary University of London has successfully campaigned to the European Parliament to adopt a Humanitarian Visa Resolution. According to Dr Moreno-Lax, humanitarian visas have the potential to contribute to a solution to the refugee crisis.

A cytologic smear under the microscope News story: New cervical cancer test has 100 per cent detection rate
14 December 2018

A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a randomised clinical screening trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test at a reduced cost, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary experts contribute to legal reform in Bahrain
14 December 2018

Expert legal advice from two Queen Mary academics has been incorporated into two data laws which have just been enacted in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

News story: The pollution problem of coastal erosion at historic landfill sites
13 December 2018

Dr Kate Spencer from Queen Mary’s School of Geography was interviewed for the BBC’s Countryfile programme where she discussed the growing problem of coastal erosion at historical landfill sites.

News story: Ethnic inequalities persist for severe mental illness in England
12 December 2018

There are persisting inequalities in health service use for severe mental illness, with negative effects for patients from ethnic minority backgrounds, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Labour remain popular in the capital whilst nearly a third of Londoners state that they would never vote Conservative, according to new poll
11 December 2018

Nearly half of Londoners would vote Labour in a future general election according to a new poll conducted for the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively
10 December 2018

The human brain needs to suppress obvious ideas in order to reach the most creative ones, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Goldsmiths, University of London.

News story: Interview with Psychiatry Consultant on BBC’s ‘Killing Eve’
10 December 2018

Dr Mark Freestone from Queen Mary University of London was the Psychiatry Consultant for the hit BBC show Killing Eve. In this interview, Dr Freestone talks about how he helped shape the character of Villanelle, the psychopathic assassin and also the antagonist of Luke Jennings’ original novellas.

News story: Londoners would overwhelmingly vote to remain in the EU rather than leave under terms of Theresa May’s deal, according to new poll
10 December 2018

More than half of Londoners (54 per cent) would vote to remain the EU according to the latest poll conducted for the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary listed as one of ten institutions to be awarded a Global Professorship from the British Academy
7 December 2018

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a Global Professorship by the British Academy.

News story: Exploring how new technologies can preserve and protect indigenous cultures
6 December 2018

Queen Mary has teamed up with indigenous researchers from Brazil and the Horniman Museum and Gardens to create an immersive experience which shows how new technologies can preserve and protect indigenous cultures.

News story: Queen Mary recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs list
6 December 2018

Queen Mary University of London’s role in supporting the real Living Wage has today been named as one of the UK’s best breakthroughs for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives.

News story: Genomics project reaches goal of 100,000 genomes sequenced from NHS patients
5 December 2018

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has today announced that a project involving Queen Mary University of London researchers has reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients.

News story: Queen Mary academic recognised for influential work on European law and human rights
4 December 2018

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, an academic from the School of Law, will be awarded an honorary doctorate (‘doctor honoris causa’) from the University of Utrecht in recognition of her work in the field of European law and human rights. 

Credit: Bérénice V News story: Queen Mary University of London acquires archive of late performance artist Jon John
4 December 2018

Queen Mary University of London has acquired the archive of late performance artist and practitioner of body modification, Jonathan Arias, also known as Jon John.