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November 2014

Brunel University London and UNICEF develop global initiative to rid sport of abuse

Brunel University London and UNICEF develop global initiative to rid sport of abuse

An ambitious new initiative aims to end bullying, discrimination and abuse of athletes by establishing a set of global standards for sport.

Professor joins Ministerial delegation in Kazakhstan

Professor joins Ministerial delegation in Kazakhstan

Professor Zahir Irani joined a Ministerial delegation in Kazakhstan to build on Brunel’s blossoming relationship with the Central Asian country’s universities.

Facial motion a clue to difficulties in social interaction among autistic adults

Facial motion a clue to difficulties in social interaction among autistic adults

People on the autistic spectrum may struggle to recognise social cues, unfamiliar people or even someone’s gender because of an inability to interpret changing facial expressions, new research has found.

Turning steel into gold – Sheffield’s extraordinary place in the history of the Olympic Games

Turning steel into gold – Sheffield’s extraordinary place in the history of the Olympic Games

A new book dissects the Steel City’s influence on past Olympics and examines those athletes who celebrated success against the backdrop of political events that helped fashion international history
How the Lusitania brought America into the First World War

How the Lusitania brought America into the First World War

New research by Dr Matthew Seligmann, Reader in History, at the Department of Politics, History and Law at Brunel University London, says evidence shows the Lusitania had a hidden purpose as a trade protection vessel against attacks on British merchant vessels by German commerce raiding auxiliary cruisers.

October 2014

Call for tolerance from writer-artist critics of Islam and their protestors

Call for tolerance from writer-artist critics of Islam and their protestors

When the Banksy mural in Clacton-on-Sea highlighting racism was scrubbed away on the orders of the local council because they thought it was racist, it sparked off some mild amusement at the irony of the local authority’s actions. For Anshuman Mondal the incident highlights the politics of giving and taking offence.


When faced with higher prices, swimming is the activity most likely to take a dive

When faced with higher prices, swimming is the activity most likely to take a dive

According to a study by Brunel University London’s Health Economics Research Group (HERG), swimming is the individual activity that most people would drop if they faced higher prices.

Research suggests team-based care is most effective way to control hypertension

Research suggests team-based care is most effective way to control hypertension

Patients diagnosed with high blood pressure are given better control of their condition from a physician-pharmacist collaborative intervention than physician management alone, according to new research.

Brunel professor selected to drive up standards of social care in England

Brunel professor selected to drive up standards of social care in England

Brunel Professor Peter Beresford OBE has been selected to sit on the Board of Skills for Care, a national strategic body for workforce development in adult social care.

Dangers of sexting highlighted in charity report

Dangers of sexting highlighted in charity report

Young people need to be educated about the dangers of sexting - and it’s up to adults to find ways of raising the issue - according to Brunel’s Professor Ian Rivers.

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