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When resistance meets the resistance: The scientists fighting the super-bugs

We've been concentrating on COVID but, all the while, a medical timebomb has been ticking: antibiotics will stop working. Meet the international team working to train the next generation of researchers to find the next generation of antimicrobial drugs.

The Choices and Challenges of Childbirth

Pregnancy and childbirth can be a magical but often complex time for women and birthing people. Drawing on her PhD research, Dr Georgia Clancy, from Warwick’s Department of Sociology, explores women’s most popular childbirth choices and the barriers preventing their realisation.

Mon 22 Nov 2021, 11:59 | Tags: Politics & Society Public Health Sociology

Enhancing urban resilience through citizen science

As 70 per cent of the world population lives in cities, improving urban resilience against disaster is paramount, and to do this effectively you need to involve the communities most affected say Professor Jon Coaffee, Politics and International Studies and Academic lead for the Global Research Priority in Sustainable Cities, University of Warwick, and Dr Vangelis Pitidis, Politics and International Studies.

How do we deal with more frequent heatwaves?

Now is the time to act, not only to mitigate against irreversible damage to the planet, but also look at the practicalities of the way we live in order to protect the most vulnerable, explains Dr Raquel Nunes, a public health expert specialising in the effect of heatwaves.

Is it time to substitute sports sponsors for healthier alternatives?

Sport has long been sponsored by unhealthy products, but maybe it’s time to give them the red card, suggests Dr Oyinlola Oyebode, expert in public health from Warwick Medical School.

Cardiac arrest: Christian Eriksen benefitted from the quick action of bystanders, not their medical training

Danish footballer, Christian Eriksen’s collapse was because his heart had stopped. Yes, he was lucky to have a highly-skilled medical team immediately by his side, but primarily he was lucky to have someone start CPR and use the AED as soon as possible, says Dr Chris Smith from Warwick Medical School.

Fri 18 Jun 2021, 13:46 | Tags: Public Health Patient Care Health & Medicine Disease

How should Steve Arnott tackle his painkiller addiction? A health psychologist’s perspective

Dr Harbinder Sandhu, a health psychologist and expert on pain management from Warwick Medical School, looks at how DI Arnott from the hit series Line of Duty could tackle his problem and begin the regain control of his symptoms.

How will ‘do-it-yourself development’ work in the post-pandemic world?

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a monumentally disruptive impact on the international development sector, explains Dr Seb Rumsby from Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies.

Fri 26 Mar 2021, 13:45 | Tags: Politics & Society Public Health Politics Sociology

International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day we talk to four members of our research community about their experiences growing up, their ambitions, experiences and advice for other women.

Women in science, innovate in science

On the UN's International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we hear from young researchers at Warwick and ask them about their hopes for their research and the importance of equality in their chosen field.

Four things you may not know about vaccination

Vaccination is routine in Britain and for most the public health programmes which go alongside them are about as interesting as the sewage system. And then came Covid. Since we all now (apparently) need to be experts here’s four things you might not know about vaccines and vaccination from Dr Gareth Millward from the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick.