August 2016

Researchers at Brunel University London have shown that the freshwater snail (Biomphalaria glabrata) does not use vertebrate-type male hormones for reproduction.

New research emphasises the importance of understanding fundamental biology and molecular mechanisms when developing new invertebrate models for endocrine toxicology testing.

July 2016

Report brings the work of Brunel Institutes into focus

The successes of Brunel's three Research Institutes and 15 central research themes are highlighted in their first annual report.

May 2016

Dr Sullivan to take up residency in the Hub at Wellcome Collection

Dr Mary Pat Sullivan, a member of the Ageing Studies Theme in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, is among 60 collaborators who have been invited to take up the 2016-2018 residency in The Hub at Wellcome Collection, a flagship space and resource for interdisciplinary projects exploring health and wellbeing.

April 2016

EQUIPT wins the ENSP Award for Outstanding European Health Research

At the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention Conference held from 5th to 7th April 2016 in Brussels, the Outstanding European Health Research Award was presented to EQUIPT.

March 2016

Isambard Kingdom Research Scholarships launched

Applications opened on 1st March 2016 for three full PhD scholarships, available in October 2016, for outstanding Home/EU students to study in one of the three Research Institutes – Institute of Energy Futures; Institute of Environment, Health and Societies; and Institute of Materials and Manufacturing.

February 2016

New models could accelerate the reduction of animal testing for chemical safety assessment

New research has found a way to better predict the effects of chemicals on biological systems, that may one day reduce the need for animal testing.

More to obesity than meets the eye, new vision for Brunel’s research into environment and health

Dutch-Canadian toxicologist Professor Juliette Legler has joined the College of Health & Life Sciences at Brunel University London, as a Professor of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Juliette will also lead the Environment and Health research theme in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies.

Plastic pollution film “game-changer” features Brunel prof

Director of the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Professor Susan Jobling, is set for big-screen stardom as she appears alongside Sir David Attenborough and Ben Fogle in -  A Plastic Ocean.

January 2016

Research Catalyst Fund Awards announced

Brunel Research Institutes operate a scheme for Research Institute members to fund activities that act as a catalyst to the advancement of their careers as researchers. The following schemes are open to all research-active Institute staff. 

Crossing Boundaries: Exploring relationships between the Institute of Environment, Health & Societies and Human Centred Design Group

Over the next coming months, the Human Centred Design and the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies are scheduled to host several Workshops exploring the working relationships from the respective groups.

These workshops are designed to promote inter-disciplinary research within the University as well as highlight any avenues of collaborative research that have previously been unexplored. The 3 workshops would run between March and May, with for the possibility of holding additional workshops if required.

Information on all 3 workshops can be found below:

November 2015

Brunel toxicologist questions EU report denying cancer risk of weedkiller

Brunel University London’s toxicologist Professor Andreas Kortenkamp was featured in a Nature magazine article commenting on the continuing debate over the potential danger of glyphosate, a herbicide which is used to kill weeds in cities across the UK.

October 2015

Factorial Survey Methods in Health, Social and Ageing Research

International Factorial Survey Methods in Health, Social and Ageing Research Symposium - Wednesday 15th June 2016

March 2015

We are seeking excellent candidates for 15 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions for a period of 3 years, starting in September 2015

The required documents should be submitted by email to before 16 April 2015.

Please indicate Application PRIDE and specify in the subject line which of the 15 projects you are
applying for.
You can apply for more than one project, but in this instance please send a separate application for each
We intend to invite the two highest ranked applicants, per project, for interviews in Leiden, The Netherlands,
between 20 and 22 May 2015.

Guidelines on the selection procedure you can find here.

November 2014

NERC Doctoral Training Programme 2015 open for Applications

London NERC

Doctoral Training Partnership


Applications for a PhD starting in September 2015

September 2014

New Prestigious funding for Healthy Ageing Theme staff

ESRC funding for seminar series on Loneliness

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