PhD Study: Postgraduate News
A PhD student at Nottingham University Business School has won the Michael Christie award for Best New Research Paper in Gender at the 2013 Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference.
Angela Martinez Dy, MSc Entrepreneurship 2010, is in the third year of her PhD which focuses on women’s online entrepreneurship. She is supported by her supervisors Dr Lee Martin and Professor Susan Marlow, experts in creativity and gender, respectively, at The University of Nottingham’s...
An interdisciplinary team of researchers say they have found ‘missing heat’ in the climate system, casting doubt on suggestions that global warming has slowed or stopped over the past decade.
Observational data on which climate records are based cover only 84 per cent of the planet – with Polar regions and parts of Africa largely excluded.
The world’s least known cat has been caught on camera in a previously unsurveyed rainforest by scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Imperial College London.
Until now, the bay cat (Pardofelis badia) had been recorded on camera traps just a handful of times in its Borneo forest home and was only photographed in the wild for the first time in 2003. But more images of this animal have been captured than ever before, together with evidence of four other wild cat species,...
Jethro Coulson, a PhD student at The University of Nottingham and Research Engineer at Renishaw plc, has been awarded an Industrial Fellowship by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. The award is one of only eight Industrial Fellowships awarded each year, providing young scientists and engineers with the means to develop an innovative commercial technology with the potential to secure a patent.
An international team of scientists, led by physicists from the University of York, has shed important new light on coral skeleton formation.
Their investigations, carried out at the nanoscale, provide valuable new information for scientists and environmentalists working to protect and conserve coral from the threats of acidification and rising water temperatures.
Research led by scientists from Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science and College of Science, in collaboration with Deakin University in Warrnambool, Australia and the Sir Alistair Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science in Plymouth, has found cold water ocean plankton are not adapting to climate change, will continue to become scarcer, and could ultimately disappear.
Research into the debilitating hearing condition tinnitus by a University of Nottingham PhD student has been recognised with a prestigious award from a national charity.
Kathryn Fackrell’s research paper on a study which evaluated online resources used by GPs to treat patients with tinnitus has won the Marie and Jack Shapiro prize by the British Tinnitus Association.
University of Salford researchers are set to clean up thanks to a cheap, environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based insulation for homes – blocks of soap.
Increased pressure to make buildings more energy efficient is leading to greater demands for insulation to be added in order to conserve heat, but most insulation products used in buildings are petrochemical materials such as polystyrene and polyethylene. Manufactured from crude oil which is in finite supply and subject...
Baby elephants have a greater chance of survival if they are born at certain times of the year, according to experts from the University of Sheffield.
Elephants live in a seasonal environment, but unlike a lot of species do not have a single breeding season. However the pioneering research, which shows calves born during certain months of the year are 44 per cent more likely to survive, could prove vital to endangered Asian elephants and help to increase population numbers.
Helen Brown has received the British Psychological Society's Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP) MSc Dissertation Award and will now have the chance to present her research as part of the DSEP conference in Manchester in December.
Helen's MSc Major Independent Study investigated the effects of media expectations on the cognitions, behaviours and affects of athletes using a multi-study design. Experiment one of the study examined the effects of positive, negative and neutral...