Professor Jolanta Opacka-Juffry will work with a senior official from the Home Office, to help educate society on the risks of novel psychoactive substances (NPS), previously referred to as 'legal highs'.

Recent research from the University of Roehampton has revealed how and why apes manoeuvre through tree-tops by studying the movement of parkour athletes.

Dr Astrid Hauge Evans from the Department of Life Sciences has been awarded £10,000 from the Society of Endocrinology for new equipment in her research to improve the health of people living with type 2 diabetes.
Even though the gorilla Kumbuka recently escaped from a London zoo enclosure and displayed aggressive behaviour, it does not necessarily indicate that the gorilla is miserable, said a Roehampton primate expert in an article in The Guardian. 
A rare insect species of springtail has been recorded in the UK for the first time in nearly 80 years, according to Dr Peter Shaw from the Department of Life Sciences, who has been the UK recorder for this group since 2007. 
Nutritionists from the Department of Life Sciences recently conducted research that revealed women living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in the UK are eating a higher amount of fat than required in their diets.
A new study in the Department of Life Sciences has discovered that great hammerhead sharks swim whilst rolled onto their side, a technique that is more efficient than traditional upright swimming.
Dr Simon Loader, from the Department of Life Sciences, and his team, compiled the largest ever genetic data set of toad species to investigate the theory of Ecological Opportunity in Africa.
A Roehampton zoologist from the Department of Life Sciences has conducted a new study revealing that sleeping king penguins react differently to the sounds of predators versus non-predators.
Feeding monkeys is a popular tourist activity in Morocco where the endangered species, Barbary macaques live and whilst it may seem generous, it is a risk factor to their health according to new research.
This week marks Coeliac Awareness Week. In the Department of Life Sciences, Dr Adele Costabile is leading a team to test a new and innovative ‘Gluten Friendly’ bread that potentially won’t react in coeliac patients.
The University of Roehampton is key collaborator in six figure EU grant to study the sea turtles of Anguilla and help protect them from extinction.
University of Roehampton has retained its position as the highest ranked modern university in London in the results of the Complete University Guide 2017.
A new study by the University of Roehampton has found that one of our primate relatives, geladas, a species of monkey in Ethiopia, communicate in a similar way to humans.
Lara Stone graduated from the University of Roehampton with a BSc in Zoology and is about to embark on a journey of a lifetime working for the World of Wildlife Fund (WWF). She will be living in the Democratic Republic of Congo to study a rare and endangered chimpanzee species, called the Bonobo.
Dr Simon Loader in the Department of Life Sciences has discovered new frog species from Mozambique and Malawi. This discovery also revealed the evolutionary history of this mysterious amphibian group relative to other species.
The Departments of Psychology and Life Sciences will discuss the future of nutrition at the 40th annual British Feeding and Drinking Group meeting this week in London.
Weight management is the best therapy for overweight women living with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) Dr Yvonne Jeanes from the Department of Life Sciences has said in a recent article from Dietetics Today.
 Dr Robert Busch from the Department of Life Sciences has been awarded nearly £90,000 in funding to find out how vitamin D could protect against MS.
Dr Louise Soanes, from the Department of Life Sciences, has been working with the Anguillan National Trust (ANT) on a project to introduce the Lesser Antillean Iguana to a new home, which has now been completed. 12 iguanas, of the endangered Iguana Delicatissima species, have been successfully settled on the island of Prickly Pear East, near Anguilla.