Dr Harry Marshall, Lecturer in Zoology at the University of Roehampton, has completed a study offering new insights to how animals living in groups affects animals’ foraging behaviour.
A new study in the Department of Life Sciences has found that tiger sharks, a potentially dangerous species for swimmers, in several countries (including the United States and Australia) are most active and abundant in coastal waters of 22 degrees Celsius. This study enables ecologists to predict tiger shark population locations, which may aid in protecting swimmers from potential attacks.
James Wong, a Kew-trained botanist, science writer and London broadcaster advised the Department of Life Sciences students on how to improve the health benefits of food.
New research into antidepressants has generated much excitement in the media and the psychiatric community. The study has been described as 'finally putting to bed the controversy on antidepressants'. However, Roehampton's Dr James Davies suggests it may not be that simple.
Two of Roehampton's academics have successfully pushed for a government review into prescription drug dependence.
Over 700 students from the University of Roehampton graduated this week, with diverse degrees in a range of subjects from all ten Departments at the University.
Benjamin Tapley graduated from the Department of Life Sciences at Roehampton in 2004 and is now the Curator of Herpetology at the Zoological Society of London. The focus of Benjamin's work is on the conservation of threatened amphibians.
Biomechanics expert reveals the science behind Usain Bolt’s sprinting success as eleven-time World Champion and eight-time Olympic gold medallist in Times Sport.
Professor Garry Marvin from the University of Roehampton’s Department of Life Sciences is using his expertise to support a £2 million research project to help East African communities better understand and benefit from marine cultural heritage. To support the project, the University is offering four East African students PhD scholarships.
The Department of Life Sciences is collaborating with NHS patients as part of a gardening programme taking place on campus this summer.
A Life Sciences PhD student has been awarded a grant to learn a vital technique for her research in diabetes.
The Department of Life Sciences hosted a cutting-edge conference presenting the latest research projects that are impacting the field of health sciences today. The conference was entitled Current and Future Impact of Health Sciences Research at Roehampton.
Recent Biomedical graduate, Narina Bileckaja has been granted funding in the form of a paid internship for her research into chronic infections from SfAM, the oldest microbiology society in the UK.
On Saturday 22nd April, over a hundred 14 and 15 year old girls from across the capital learnt first-hand the excitement of studying science, as part of the University of Roehampton's Class of 2020 initiative.
Dr James Davies from Roehampton's Department of Life Sciences addressed The Guild of Health Writers and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at The Anxiety Epidemic event in February, calling for a change in the way psychological distress is understood and managed in the NHS.
BBC2’s programme ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’ features Life Sciences research to find out which foods improve gut bacteria.
According to research by Dr James Davies and Dr Todd Rae from Roehampton's Department of Life Sciences, over a quarter of a million people in the UK have been using Benzodiazepines, which treat a range of conditions including anxiety, insomnia and panic disorders, for at least twelve times longer than the recommended period of two to four weeks.
BBC Two's programme 'An Island Parish' features Life Sciences research to protect sea turtles in danger of extinction if the hunting ban in Anguilla is lifted in 2020.
Professor Garry Marvin and PhD student Melanie Ramaswamy from the University of Roehampton's Department of Life Sciences are using their expertise to help African women improve their livelihood through their flock of chickens.
An intervention to protect young children in Malaysia from obesity will be conducted in a two-year £300,000 feasibility study in collaboration with five establishments.