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TV-watching snackers beware: you won’t notice you’re full if your attention is elsewhere

12 August 2020

Eating while doing something perceptually demanding makes it more difficult to notice when you feel full - new research from the University of Sussex.


Why nanomaterial quality matters, and the smart new way to check it

12 August 2020

A new way to check the quality of nanomaterials like graphene has emerged from a team at the University of Sussex.


Mental health concerns: New survey finds majority of LGBTQ+ community showing signs of stress and depression

6 August 2020

More than two-thirds of LGBTQ+ people exhibited significant symptoms of depression during lockdown, a new study reveals.


Overseas voters’ decisive Brexit-fuelled shift from Conservatives casts doubt on government Votes For Life pledge

4 August 2020

An on-line survey reveals that the Conservatives’ share of overseas votes in the EU fell by two thirds between the 2015 and 2019 elections.


Virtual exhibition celebrates work of BACA students after pandemic puts project on hold

4 August 2020

With a collaborative project between Sussex and BACA put on pause, a free online exhibition seeks to share students hard work.


New evidence review: the implications of contact for the well-being of children and young people

31 July 2020

Prof Janet Boddy co-authors new review into contact following placement in care and identifies best practice based on evidence from 49 recent studies.


One quarter of native mammals now at risk of extinction in Britain

30 July 2020

Led by a Sussex professor, the first official Red List for British Mammals highlights species most at risk of national extinction in the near future.


Parallel supply chain model proposed to Select Committee included in Committee’s recommendations

29 July 2020

Evidence to the International Trade Select Committee by the UK Trade Policy Observatory was included in the Committee’s recommendations to Government.


Jobs for the boys: How children give voice to gender stereotyped job roles

28 July 2020

Children, and especially boys, show stronger stereotyping about masculine and feminine jobs than previously suspected.


To end King Coal’s reign, must his loyal subjects get paid? Compensating phase-out losers for a just transition

27 July 2020

Governments should be prepared to pay billions of pounds to operators of coal-fired power plants in agreements to shut down their plants early.


Comic books and problem-solving school counsellors are secret weapons in India’s youth mental health crisis

21 July 2020

Academics from Sussex and Harvard Medical School have been working on one of the world’s largest school mental health research programmes.


Using techniques learnt in astrophysics, researchers can now forecast drought up to ten weeks ahead

21 July 2020

Researchers at the University of Sussex have developed a system which can accurately predict a period of drought in East Africa up to ten weeks ahead.


Mathematicians warn of risk of complacency over herd immunity levels needed to halt Covid-19 pandemic

16 July 2020

University of Sussex mathematicians have warned about the risk of complacency over the level of ‘herd immunity’ required to stem the Covid pandemic.


Radical overhaul required of system for asylum claims on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity

9 July 2020

A four-year study of claimants of asylum on sexual orientation or gender identity grounds calls for a radical overhaul of the system.


Kids who get on best with mum and dad top the class in maths

8 July 2020

Progress in maths made by year 6 pupils with the most harmonious relationships was a third higher compared to peers with the least harmonious.


New report calls for ambitious pesticide reduction target

8 July 2020

A University of Sussex Professor leads a report for The Wildlife Trusts to show how people across society can take action to bring back insects.


Made in England?

3 July 2020

Why the UK Government wants Korean and Japanese goods to have same trade benefits as home made products.


University of Sussex joins new £17m project to improve user experience at EV charging points

2 July 2020

The University of Sussex is part of a newly launched £17 million research project designed to improve charging stations for electric vehicles.


£1.5 million for research to help the public respond to mass emergencies

1 July 2020

Professor John Drury and colleagues from other universities have secured funding for two research projects to help societies respond to emergencies.


Speaking Citizens: New research project aims to put speech back at the heart of British education

25 June 2020

A new AHRC-funded project will look at the history of speech education to help address an urgent need to restore it in UK schools.


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