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Many women and girls worldwide continue to face discrimination as a consequence of HIV-related stigma. News story: Making the global HIV response work for women
30 November 2020

Professor Sophie Harman from Queen Mary’s School of Politics and International Relations has collaborated with UN Women to produce a Toolkit for Action to coincide with World AIDS Day.

Traffic pollution News story: New study to determine if air pollution increases COVID-19 risk
30 November 2020

A new study has been launched to better understand the link between air pollution and increased risk of developing COVID-19.

A stock image of someone receiving a vaccination. Public concern about vaccines is increasing. News story: New poll shows that Londoners are divided when it comes to having a Covid-19 vaccine and their plans for Christmas
27 November 2020

Following the news that an effective Covid-19 vaccine is on its way, the majority of Londoners (58 per cent) have said that they are likely to take it when it becomes available, according to the latest survey from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

Joe Biden is President-elect of the United States News story: Conservative voters less likely to accept legitimacy of Biden’s victory according to latest Mile End Institute poll
26 November 2020

Londoners overwhelmingly viewed Joe Biden as the legitimate winner of the US presidential election (80 per cent) according to the latest survey from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London, but differences are apparent.

News story: Queen Mary’s Health and Safety team shortlisted for prestigious industry award
25 November 2020

Queen Mary’s Health and Safety team has been shortlisted for the annual Safety and Health Practitioner awards, which celebrate the achievements of the brightest and most passionate health and safety professionals. The team has been shortlisted in the ‘Most Influential Team’ category, which recognises teams that have worked together most effectively to improve occupational health, safety and workplace wellbeing.

Woman with trolley shopping in a store. Credit: Kwangmoozaa/iStock.com News story: Office for Product Safety Standards supports Queen Mary research on novel methods of risk assessment
24 November 2020

The Government’s Office for Product Safety Standards (OPSS) is funding a research project at Queen Mary to examine novel methods of product risk assessment.

News story: New poll reveals that nearly half of Londoners who worked from home during lockdown said it impacted negatively on their mental health
24 November 2020

Nearly half of Londoners (45 per cent) spent some time working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Out of those, 47 per cent said that it impacted negatively on their mental health, according to the latest survey from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

Students from Queen Mary’s School of English and Drama have organised the installation of a memorial bench in tribute to Dr Catherine Silverstone News story: Queen Mary students organise tribute to Catherine Silverstone
20 November 2020

Students from Queen Mary’s School of English and Drama have organised the installation of a memorial bench in tribute to Dr Catherine Silverstone, Head of the School of English and Drama, who passed away on 4 October 2020.

Coronavirus particles spread through tiny droplets of liquid floating through the air. Credit: fpm/iStock.com News story: Existing UV light technology has potential to reduce Covid-19 transmission indoors
19 November 2020

A recent study has shown that a UV light technology already used to prevent the spread of other airborne diseases in buildings has the potential to be effective against Covid-19.

Person in a wheelchair News story: MS clinical trial to focus on people who can’t walk
19 November 2020

The first multiple sclerosis (MS) clinical trial to focus only on people who can’t walk is to start recruiting. The ChariotMS trial, led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, will test whether cladribine tablets (Mavenclad®), already licensed for highly active relapsing MS, can slow the rate of upper limb disability progression in people with advanced MS.

Professor Sean Gong News story: Queen Mary professor recognised as world-leading engineer by the Institute of Engineering and Technology
17 November 2020

Professor Sean Gong, Professor of Visual Computation at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and Queen Mary Turing Fellow, was recently awarded the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2020 Achievement Medal for Vision Engineering.

A view port of an experimental setup, showing a region in space with prestellar cores. The molecule that looks as if it is just getting out of the setup is Glycine. Credit: Professor Harold Linnartz. News story: Building blocks of life can form long before stars
17 November 2020

An international team of scientists have shown that glycine, the simplest amino acid and an important building block of life, can form under the harsh conditions that govern chemistry in space

Members of the Drosophila Laboratory, University of Ibadan, Nigeria participating. Credit: DrosAfrica News story: Charity founded by Queen Mary academic holds first online conference to help fight inequality in science
17 November 2020

DrosAfrica, a grassroots biomedical charity, has held its first online workshop to help establish a highly skilled community of Drosophila African scientists and further biomedical research.

Queen Mary and Barts Health team at the Vaccines Trials Centre at Bethnal Green Library News story: Queen Mary and Barts Health deliver Covid-19 vaccine trial in east London
16 November 2020

Londoners are today being urged to join a leading phase three Covid-19 vaccine study, as Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London administer a new trial from the Barts Health Vaccines Trials Centre at Bethnal Green Library.

Woman holding her wrist. Credit: ljubaphoto/iStock.com News story: Queen Mary partner with healthtech startup Living With to help Rheumatoid Arthritis patients
16 November 2020

Working with innovative healthtech startup Living With, researchers from Queen Mary University of London are launching a new project that could revolutionize the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and save the NHS millions every year.

2020 has been a year of growth for qLegal News story: Queen Mary’s qLegal programme celebrates unprecedented growth in 2020
10 November 2020

qLegal, Queen Mary’s pro bono commercial law clinic, has published its annual report which shows that it has almost doubled student numbers and welcomed several new external partners in 2020.

News story: 'The UK needs a sustainable strategy for COVID-19'
9 November 2020

As the UK’s second lockdown gets underway, a group of 79 researchers, public health professionals, and healthcare workers are calling for a sustainable public health strategy for COVID-19.

The Legal Advice Centre has been welcoming clients to the Mile End campus since September 2006 News story: Queen Mary launches Black Justice Project to tackle discrimination
9 November 2020

The Legal Advice Centre at Queen Mary University of London has launched a new clinic offering free legal advice to members of the Black community to help tackle discrimination.

Professor Martin Laffin from Queen Mary’s School of Business and Management News story: Queen Mary academic joins the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences
6 November 2020

Professor Martin Laffin from Queen Mary’s School of Business and Management has been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Heightened anxiety levels among UK children have been reported in the wake of the pandemic. News story: Storytelling survival strategies during the era of Covid-19
6 November 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary’s Centre for Childhood Cultures are exploring children’s responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the first key outputs of the research, a collaboration with children’s magazine, Storytime, has just been published.

The past is key to predicting future climate according to new study News story: The past is key to predicting future climate according to new study
5 November 2020

A new study co-authored by Dr Heather Ford from Queen Mary’s School of Geography suggests that predictions of future climate change should include simulations of past climates.

Mistletoe. Credit: Andrew Leitch. News story: Researchers shed light on evolution of giant plant genomes
5 November 2020

New research from scientists at Queen Mary University London, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Biology Centre CAS, Czech Republic has discovered how ‘giant’ plant genomes evolve. 

Professor Sasha Sodin. Credit: Professor Daniel Ueltschi. News story: Queen Mary researcher wins prestigious Phillip Leverhulme prize
4 November 2020

Professor Sasha Sodin from Queen Mary University of London has been awarded £100,000 by the Leverhulme Trust to support research in mathematical physics.

Professor Hazel Screen News story: This is Engineering Day: Interview with Professor Hazel Screen
4 November 2020

“To me, engineering is all about problem solving and I believe the skills you develop as an engineer can translate to all aspects of life and your career.”

St Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv, Ukraine News story: Queen Mary publishes recommendations for legal reform in Ukraine
3 November 2020

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London has published its final recommendations on the establishment of the Intellectual Property Court in Ukraine.

The Wasafiri New Writing Prize champions new writers News story: Winners of the 2020 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize announced
29 October 2020

The winners of the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2020 include authors from Barbados, India and Turkey.

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.