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Latest news

Manchester Stroke Research welcomes CLARCH GM PhD Student, Verity Longley
(10 November 2015)
Verity Longley joins the University of Manchester on a PhD funded by the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Greater Manchester. Her PhD is titled ‘Understanding the needs of people with vascular dementia after stroke’.

When to go? Personalised web advice for those who suspect lung cancer
(9 November 2015)
University of Manchester researchers are trialling a new tool that is designed to get people who may have lung cancer to their doctor earlier.

“Gurgle gaga goo” [Or how The University of Manchester will help you speak ‘baby’]
(5 November 2015)
A baby talk app and how babies’ eyes give clues to what they think are among the ways in which scientists from the University of Manchester will be sharing what they know about how we learn to talk at a free public event on 7 and 8 November.

PhD students take on Ask for Evidence ambassadors roles
(4 November 2015)
Two PhD students from the Faculty have been selected as 2016 Ask for Evidence Ambassadors by Sense about Science, a charitable trust that encourages public debate around science.

Premonitions of psychosis wins science writing prize
(2 November 2015)
PhD student Emily Eisner from The University of Manchester has won this year’s Medical Research Council Max Perutz Science Writing Award.

Social Sciences academic’s work recognised by Academy of Social Sciences
(30 October 2015)
Professor of Social Work Education and Research, Alys Young has been conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in their 2015 list announced in October.

PhD success for research psychologist investigating the impact of cognitive problems after stroke
(29 October 2015)
Research psychologist Emma Patchick successfully defended her PhD thesis ‘Developing a patient-centred patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for cognitive rehabilitation after stroke: the Patient-Reported Evaluation of Cognitive State (PRECiS) scale’ earlier in October with no corrections.

People can raise pain threshold by altering brain chemistry, arthritis patient study shows
(26 October 2015)
Scientists at The University of Manchester have shown for the first time that the numbers of opiate receptors in the brain increases to combat severe pain in arthritis sufferers.

Dr Audrey Bowen begins five year award to develop SCOPE research programme
(19 October 2015)
The Stroke Association’s John Marshall Memorial Reader in Psychology, Dr Audrey Bowen recently began her five year award focusing on the development of the Strategies to Cope with cognitive difficulties after stroke (SCOPE) research programme.

Birth weight and poor childhood growth linked to hearing and vision problems in middle age
(6 October 2015)
A study of up to 433,390 UK adults, led by The University of Manchester, has linked being under and overweight at birth with poorer hearing, vision and cognition in middle age.

New film tells parenting stories of Manchester’s Syrian refugee families
(21 September 2015)
Researchers at The University of Manchester and an independent film maker have produced a new documentary to show the experiences of Syrian refugee families living in Manchester.

Greater Manchester to lead the way in creating world-class health innovation
(2 September 2015)
Leaders across healthcare research, academia and industry have today, Wednesday 2 September, come together to launch a unique partnership.

Cognitive Neuroscience academic elected as fellow of the RSA
(4 August 2015)
Dr Luca Ticini, Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience in the Faculty’s School of Psychological Sciences, has been elected as fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Psychologist honoured with BPS President’s Award
(24 July 2015)
Professor Matthew Lambon Ralph, from the Neuroscience and Aphasia Research Unit in the School of Psychological Sciences, is to receive the British Psychological Society’s 2015 President’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge.

Research with thieving puppets demonstrates toddlers’ caring sides
(18 June 2015)
An experiment conducted by The University of Manchester has shown that three and five-year-old children will intervene to protect others from theft and distress, even when not personally affected.

Refugee children’s chilling images of Syria conflict to go on show
(2 June 2015)
Drawings made by children displaced by the Syrian conflict showing their experiences of the war are to go on show as part of an exhibition organised by The University of Manchester in partnership with non-governmental organisation Watan.

Training teachers for deaf children gets a robotic helping hand
(12 May 2015)
Deaf education lecturers at The University of Manchester are using the Swivl robot in school classrooms in a UK first for teacher training.

Psychologists to help Dr Google
(7 May 2015)
Psychologists are to improve online health information on lung cancer after research showed that family members are more likely to search online to encourage loved ones to seek help.

Athena Swan Silver Success for the School of Psychological Sciences
(28 April 2015)
The Faculty's School of Psychological Sciences has gained an Athena Swan Silver Award as the University sees all of its fifteen STEMM Schools honoured for their commitment to the recruitment, retention and progression of women.

Lessons to be learned from Caribbean treatment of mental health
(23 April 2015)
With Caribbean people in the UK nine times more likely than white British counterparts to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, a University of Manchester mental health researcher has visited Jamaica and Barbados to find out what lessons can be learned.