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Words of wisdom for new postgraduate researchers: Part one

Posted on 18 September 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Are you just starting out on your PhD? It's likely to be an exciting but also daunting time for you. Rest assured that nerves are totally normal! In this mini […]

Looking beyond the horizon for new vaccine strategies against HIV-1 infection

Posted on 27 August 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

James Wheeldon, School of Medicine HIV/AIDS remains a global threat affecting 37.9 million In the developed world, HIV/AIDS is now effectively managed, to the point where patients who adhere to […]

Parents’ drug, alcohol and tobacco use negatively impacts all areas of child well-being – new study

Posted on 21 August 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Africa Studio/Shutterstock Emily Lowthian, School of Social Sciences, and Simon C Moore, Professor of Public Health Research, Co-Director of Crime and Security Research Institute and Director of Alcohol & Violence […]

Mary Poppins’s magic could transform the Chinese cinema scene

Posted on 7 August 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns. (c) 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Hiu Man Chan, School of Journalism, Media and Culture After 54 years, Mary […]

22q11.2 deletion: the most common syndrome you have never heard of

Posted on 4 June 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Natali_Mis/www.shutterstock.com Hayley Moulding, School of Medicine You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that 22q11.2 was a postcode or password. My guess is you wouldn’t have thought it was the most […]

Helping to rebuild lives after stroke

Posted on 7 May 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Last week saw the launch of the Stroke Association’s annual stroke awareness month, Make May Purple. Here, Alex Smith from the School of Medicine tells us how he aims to […]

Mary Owen: Murderer, mistress, misunderstood?

Posted on 29 April 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Elizabeth Howard, School of History, Archaeology & Religion@LizhiHoward One of the great rewards of undertaking historical research is finding evidence that challenges previous assumptions. As a historian who works on […]

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: my journey to finding a a new treatment

Posted on 9 April 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

In the first of our blog series on rare diseases, Kasope Wolffs, School of Biosciences, tells us how her research into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis could change the lives of millions […]

The Wandering Earth: why you need to see China’s latest sci-fi blockbuster

Posted on 25 March 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Wandering Earth poster. IMDB Hiu Man Chan, School of Journalism, Media and Culture As China demonstrated its space credentials by landing a lunar probe on the far side of the […]

Investigating the link between ADHD and depression

Posted on 4 February 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Victoria Powell, PhD Researcher, School of Medicine (Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience) During this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week, undoubtedly there will be children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit […]