Two of Roehampton's academics have successfully pushed for a government review into prescription drug dependence.
Posted: 8 February 2018
Research undertaken by Dr James Davies and Dr Todd Rae of the Department of Life Sciences into the prevalence and costs of unnecessary long-term psychiatric prescribing in the UK, was presented by Dr Davies to the CEO of Public Health England in October 2017 at the Houses of Parliament.
As a result of this and other activities of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence, a group which Dr. Davies helped set up, the Government agreed to undertake the first national review into the nature, scale and policy solutions for prescribed drug dependence.
The review was launched officially on 24 January 2018.
You can listen to Dr James Davies, Reader in Social Anthropology and Mental Health, disussing his book, Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good, on the Roehampton podcasts.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili awarded honorary doctorate
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.
Posted: 23 January 2018
Alumnus works at the Zoological Society of London to conserve highly endangered amphibians
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.
Posted: 22 January 2018
Biomechanics expert reveals secret behind Usain Bolt’s sprinting success
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.
Posted: 2 October 2017