Heath Jeffries

Heath Jeffries


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Drive your career with a KESS 2 scholarship

Posted on 29 October 2020 by Heath Jeffries

Teaming academic expertise with organisational knowhow is at the heart of innovation. For young researchers in Wales, Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS 2) can open the door to a job in industry, bringing benefits all round. Dr Manon Pritchard, Research Associate in the School of Dentistry, is one of scores of Cardiff University academics who took
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Shooting for the Earthshot Prize

Posted on 21 October 2020 by Heath Jeffries

When it comes to saving our planet, Adam Dixon believes he can help. The Cardiff University graduate (BEng 2015, MPhil, 2016) founded Phytoponics. The company designs and manufactures Deep Water Culture (DWC) hydroponic growing systems that produce high-yield crops whilst drastically cutting the use of land, water and carbon emissions. The 2017 UN Environment Young
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SPARKing innovation

Posted on 15 October 2020 by Heath Jeffries

COVID-19 and Brexit pose huge societal questions. Social science research can be the bridge that helps businesses prepare to address these global challenges. A webinar this month will hear how SPARK – a collective of 11 world-leading social science research groups – works with organisations to create value through its unique membership model. Building a
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Double first for electronics forum

Posted on 24 August 2020 by Heath Jeffries

Cardiff University recently broke new ground as it hosted a global conference on high frequency electronics. The event notched up two major ‘firsts’ as it was hosted in the UK and delivered virtually. Here, the event chair, Professor Paul Tasker, highlights the success of the International Workshop on Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimetre-wave Circuits (INMMiC).
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Clinical innovation team goes virtual

Posted on 7 August 2020 by Heath Jeffries

There has never been a more pressing time to find solutions to clinical need. The Clinical Innovation Partnership forged between Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board in 2016 is itself being innovative: monthly meetings of its highly successful Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) are now being hosted as virtual sessions as substitutes for its
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Have you got the Spot-a-bee buzz?

Posted on 27 July 2020 by Heath Jeffries

The next time you are in the garden or walking the dog, look out for bees. If you take a picture on your phone of the plants they visit, and share them on Spot-a-bee, you’ll be helping scientists in their quest for new antibiotics. Here, Professor Les Baillie, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, explains
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The road from evaluation to public service reform

Posted on 22 July 2020 by Heath Jeffries

In 2014, in a report for the UK Cabinet Office, Professor Jonathan Shepherd introduced the concept of the evidence ecosystem. For the first time this integrated the processes of evidence generation, evidence synthesis, the production of guidance from this synthesis, and implementation of this guidance in public services. In the period post-COVID when public finances
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How the ‘Cardiff Model’ is tackling US violence

Posted on 2 March 2020 by Heath Jeffries

A recent mass shooting in Milwaukee has left six people dead. Professor Jonathan Shepherd knows the US city well: one of its suburbs, West Allis, has already adopted the ‘Cardiff Model’ for tackling violence. Professor Shepherd hopes the horrific event may prompt the city’s Mayor Barrett to accelerate violence prevention programs and implement the Cardiff
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Campus inducts 1,000 workers

Posted on 27 February 2020 by Heath Jeffries

More than 1,000 workers have been recruited to work on Cardiff University’s flagship ‘Home of Innovation.’ The new milestone has been reached in partnership with Bouygues UK, the leading construction company behind Cardiff Innovation Campus, since work began on the state-of-the-art site in summer 2018. Some 60% of staff brought in to work on the
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Cardiff Innoversity – helping students build tomorrow’s businesses

Posted on 24 February 2020 by Heath Jeffries

Innovation is founded on trust over time. Tomorrow’s entrepreneurs are today’s students. By working with Cardiff University Student Enterprise, undergraduates can develop start-up ideas and social enterprises (like the one above) that can bring social prosperity to Wales. Here, Rhys Pearce-Palmer, Enterprise Manager, looks at some recent successes. “When it comes to student start-ups, we
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