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Reform public procurement to protect aid money, urges major new anti-corruption study

15 January 2021

The biggest study of its kind has proven the link between local political context and the risk that humanitarian aid money is lost to corruption.


Children with SEND need the option to stay in school during lockdown

14 January 2021

The government’s current criteria only allows for around a quarter of children with SEND to have the option to continue their normal school routine.


One in five financially-struggling families say a lack of food makes home-learning difficult

12 January 2021

Less advantaged children struggle with noise, lack of space, resources and food when home-learning, shows a new study from the University of Sussex.


Free online festival to celebrate feminist publishing and creativity

11 January 2021

A free three-day mini-festival, co-organised by a University of Sussex professor, begins this week, showcasing feminist publishing and creativity.


The keys to home-schooling: Contact, Content, Creativity and Community

7 January 2021

Psychologists who undertook a study into home learning during the spring 2020 locadown give guidance to schools planning home learning now.


Everyone is a prospect: new rap co-created by Sussex researcher offers climate hope

4 January 2021

A new rap, co-created by Dr Alice Eldridge, offers hope about the climate crisis, reminding that each of us has the opportunity to protect the planet.


Sustainability impact assessments must be included in the UK’s Trade Bill, SSRP researcher recommends

11 December 2020

Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) researcher, Dr Emily Lydgate, advises that sustainability in trade agreements should be assessed.


Inspired by Nature: Funding success will support the ‘the next generation of leaders in AI’

9 December 2020

The Leverhulme Trust Board has awarded the University of Sussex a Doctoral Scholarships Grant of £1.35 million.


The Brexit vote was never about ‘head versus heart’: new study

8 December 2020

UK voters in the EU referendum in 2016 relied on gut instinct to make their decision - rather than either their 'head' or their 'heart'.


New collection of papers by SSRP show how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals more efficiently

3 December 2020

Sussex Sustainability Research Programme researchers highlight 'synergy drivers' for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in new Special Feature.


The first benchmark index to quantify bitcoin implied volatility

3 December 2020

Experts from the University of Sussex Business School have teamed up with CryptoCompare for the launch of the Bitcoin Volatility Index (BVIX).


The CRIBs sheet for delivering meaningful change in the innovation systems of developing countries

2 December 2020

Dr Rob Byrne tells the Impacted podcast how the CRIBs approach he helped develop is now being pursued by the World Bank and the African Union


Urgent action needed as 1 in 3 native mammals at risk of extinction in Wales

26 November 2020

For the first time in over 20 years, researchers have assessed the current situation for species in Wales, with a third at risk of extinction.


Small engines of growth: New research finds over 700 small communities of creative businesses across the UK

20 November 2020

University of Sussex-led research finds one-third of creative business microclusters exist outside big cities.


3D printed silver implants help tackle infections

19 November 2020

3D printed silver implants provide antibacterial protection and are suitable for patient-specific tissue reconstruction.


Celebrating another record year for highly cited researchers

19 November 2020

Nine University of Sussex academics have been included in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List – up from seven in last year’s global rankings.


New research reveals widespread contamination of English rivers with pesticides commonly used as flea treatments

17 November 2020

Sussex researchers have found widespread contamination of English rivers with two neurotoxic pesticides commonly used in veterinary flea products.


Learning something new in lockdown? New research shows what could be happening in the brain

13 November 2020

A new study shows what could be happening in the brain when learning new patterns, challenging the classic understanding of how mammalian brains work.


Calls for British Psychological Society to conduct full investigation into Hans Eysenck research misconduct claims

13 November 2020

New paper urges the British Psychological Society (BPS) to reinvestigate the 1995 complaint it received concerning the work of Professor Hans Eysenck.


Sussex academic's report into support for mothers who have children taken into care published by Government

12 November 2020

Two-year study included in-depth interviews over time with 61 women who experienced removal of at least one child and at risk of further removals.


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