News Round Up

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Academics receive Horizon Europe grant worth €480,000 to support research

Researchers at Swansea University have received a new Horizon Europe grant to help implement the next generation of hazard and risk assessment of chemicals and novel materials, minimising the need for animal testing whilst protecting human health.

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Professor Stuart Macdonald

Swansea academic named Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences has welcomed 41 leading social scientists to its prestigious Fellowship - including Professor Stuart Macdonald of Swansea University.

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Scrap metal

Swansea expertise at heart of new UN-backed research centre

Swansea expertise in improving recycling by boosting the quality of scrap metal will be at the heart of a new centre, backed by the UN, which will research how we can reuse precious resources - from metals to minerals - more widely.

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Swansea University Chancellor Dame Jean Thomas, Professor Ronan Lyons and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle following the ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Swansea receives Queen’s Anniversary Prize for work of world-leading databank

Swansea University has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of the contribution for harnessing public data to improve population health and wellbeing through its world-renowned SAIL Databank based at Population Data Science.

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Scientists point the way to advance conservation and restoration of marine life

In a new study, an international team of academics have identified the most important questions that must be answered in order to advance the conservation and restoration of seagrass meadows in Europe.

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Innovative quilt project brings new mums together to share feeding experiences

A unique project led by Swansea University is recording and sharing new mothers’ complicated feelings around feeding their babies.
The varied experiences of mums involved have now been preserved and form an integral part of the Maternal Guilt Quilt project led by Dr Sophia Komninou.

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Research Highlights


Semiconductors – the Beating Heart of Net Zero Technologies

Led by Professor Paul Meredith, Swansea University, through its new interdisciplinary research institute the 'Centre for Integrative Semiconductor Materials' (CISM) is helping the South Wales Semiconductor Industry address these challenges and take advantage of opportunities of the Net Zero vision.

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Addressing digital exclusion

Dr Gemma Morgan’s research aims to understand digital exclusion among those in the criminal justice system and its impact on their desistance from crime, well-being, and social inclusion.

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Understanding dementia

Professor Andrea Tales and her team from Swansea University are working to better understand the effects vascular cognitive impairment (dementia) and Alzheimer’s disease have on non-memory-related brain functions.

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Swansea Focus


Addressing cybersecurity risks of self driving vehicles

In this episode of Exploring Global Problems, Professor Siraj Shaikh, Professor in Systems Security in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, talks about the evolution and future of self-driving technology; the risks and benefits, and how pushing industry standards can help build public trust in complex autonomous technologies.

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Linking police and healthcare data could help better identify domestic abuse

In this article from The Conversation, new research from Swansea University’s Natasha Kennedy and Amrita Bandyopadhyay shows that linking police and healthcare data could help better identify domestic abuse.

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Spotlight on

Dr Guoqing Zhao

Early Career Researcher

Dr Guoqing Zhao is a Lecturer in Operations Management. His research area includes supply chain risk management, supply chain resilience, and knowledge management, with a specific focus on the agri-food industry.

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Alix Bukkfalvi-Cadotte

Postgraduate Researcher

Alix Bukkfalvi-Cadotte is a PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science. Her research examines the maternity care experiences of people seeking sanctuary in Wales. 

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Research Centre

CREW is dedicated to research into the Anglophone literature and language of Wales. Its research programme includes scholarship in fields such as nationalism and transnationalism, multilingualism and translation, comparative literature, postcolonial studies, queer writing, cultural history, proletarian literature, disability studies and medieval studies.

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Research Collaborations and Partnerships

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Swansea’s Oriel Science celebrates innovative joint Social Prescribing project

Oriel Science, Swansea University's pioneering public exhibition centre, has been helping brain injury patients undergoing rehabilitation to improve their health and wellbeing through its first Social Prescribing project. 

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New Collaboration to Support Sustainable, Locally Manufactured Solar PV

A new collaboration led by Swansea University is seeking to support countries in Africa, Asia and the Indo-Pacific to increase the scale of local production of sustainable solar photovoltaics (PV).

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