Research at Sussex

Our research is contributing new knowledge, ideas and solutions, which is leading to real change in the world and making a difference to people's lives.

Impacted podcast: Martin Yeomans

In the latest episode of Impacted, we speak to Martin Yeomans, a Professor of Experimental Psychology, about behavioural nutrition and the psychology of food and drink.

We explore how people develop a liking for different foods and drinks and how they perceive flavour, among many other topics.

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Shining a light on the impact of pesticides on bees

Professor Dave Goulson’s research into the impact of pesticides on bumblebees has been widely cited in the media, and has led governments to take action to better protect insects.

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World's first global podoconiosis map

Dr Kebede Deribe, an epidemiologist at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, has been leading efforts to create a global map of podoconiosis.

The Global Atlas will provide public health officials and policy makers with vital information needed to treat patients.

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Using data to tackle biodiversity loss

How can we use small-scale data to see bigger patterns in biodiversity loss?

Professor Jörn Scharlemann's research has been instrumental in securing a ban on the international trade of pangolins, the world’s only scaly mammals threatened with extinction.

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Computers that could change our lives

Scientists at Sussex have developed the world’s first blue print for building a quantum computer.

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The art of wood engraving

Dr Bethan Stevens has made the artistry of the Dalziel brothers' wood engraving available to wider audiences.

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Giving babies a better start 

A baby’s birth can be an anxious time for any parent, but premature (or pre-term) babies are particularly vulnerable when they are born.

Now, thanks to research at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), the outlook for premature babies around the world is much brighter.

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News

Addicted offenders face harsher sentencing

25 February 2020

Addicted offenders are more likely to receive harsher sentences than those with similar brain conditions, according to a team of Sussex psychologists.


Eating junk food every day impairs memory and appetite control

20 February 2020

New research by psychologists in Australia, USA and the University of Sussex shows how eating ‘junk food’ affects the hippocampus.


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