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Join our new project to support a safe COVID-19 recovery for UK businesses

In this blog post, Dr Matteo Curcuruto explains how his new international research project is supporting UK-based organisations in striking the balance between maximising their productivity and maintaining the highest safety standards to keep their employees and customers free from the risk of COVID-19 infection.

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You can be certain of uncertainty and controversy with chronic pain

The National Institute of Health Care Excellence (NICE) is set to publish new guidelines on the assessment and management of chronic pain this winter – with a likely shift away from reliance on painkillers. In this blog post, Mark Johnson, Professor of Pain and Analgesia in the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences, looks at the alternatives and the research behind them.

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The impact of Covid 19 on the Wellbeing of Education Professionals

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and, in this blog post, Professor Jonathan Glazzard and Samuel Stones – in the Carnegie School of Education – highlight the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on teachers and how important it is that the Government include teachers in future policymaking decisions. 

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Experiences of women seeking asylum in Leeds brought to life in new exhibition

A new exhibition will be on show in Leeds City Centre this month, bringing to life the experiences of women seeking asylum in Leeds. Dr Maria De Angelis, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, is the Project Director for the exhibition – Asylum in Art – which combines photography and audio to shine a light on life inside a British Immigration Removal Centre. 

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Dr Nasser Hussain on books...

Thursday 1 October is National Poetry Day – and, in this blog post, Dr Nasser Hussain talks about his latest poetry project and his love of books.

Professor Claire Surr

Helping to improve the cancer care and treatment experiences of people living with dementia

September is World Alzheimer’s Month – and in this blog post, Professor Claire Surr shares her team’s research into what it is like for the many older people who are living with both cancer and dementia – and what services can do to better support them.

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A fresh perspective from the Post Award Team

As we move into a new academic year, following a six month shift in working strategies, Michelle Clare – Project Coordinator in the Research & Enterprise Post-Award team - is reflecting on what’s changed, how things operate in our ‘new normal’ working lives, and the support that our academics can access from the team.

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When Le Tour came to Yorkshire and what it left behind

The postponed 2020 Tour de France has now begun – prompting memories of the 2014 Tour, which put Yorkshire on the map by beginning here in Leeds. Seven years later, Professor Karl Spracklen in the Leeds School of Social Sciences contemplates the legacy of the Tour de Yorkshire and asks, what has it left behind?

A group of small children playing with footballs on a pitch

Will kids return to play?

After five months of unstructured sport at home, PlayStation and YouTube, children are going back to school and it’s time to start getting them engaged in sport again. But how can PE teachers, sports centres and youth coaches get kids excited about getting their heads back into the game? Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial, Reader in Sport Coaching, explains how we can make sport a more positive experience for kids.

So you must finish your Master’s soon right?

During the last 5 months, we have all been navigating our way through the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought. Students in the Graduate School are no exception and Emily Ankers has shared her experiences of working to complete her Masters by Research during lockdown and beyond. This is Emily’s story;