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Reading the past like an open book – researchers use text to measure two hundred years of happiness

Was there such a thing as ‘the good old days’ when people were happier? Are current Government policies more or less likely to increase their citizens’ feelings of wellbeing? Using innovative methods researchers have built a new index that uses data from books and newspaper to track levels of national happiness from 1820. Their research could help governments to make better decisions about policy priorities.


Launched: Festival of Social Science programme for Coventry and Warwickshire

Nine free workshops and events are being hosted by Warwick researchers from 2 – 9 November 2019 as part of the UK-wide ESRC Festival of Social Science. Festival-goers can find out about how our understanding of DNA might shape the future of healthcare, share a refugee’s frightening journey across the Mediterranean by sea, dig deep into archive recordings of the Coventry accent, explore the impact of landmark legal cases through art, photography and theatre, or take a guided walk on Coventry’s wild side to explore the local environment.


Researchers look for better ways to help young people in care become independent adults

Better ways to support young people as they leave the care system and become independent adults are at the heart of a major new research project led by the Monash Warwick Alliance and supported by £2m grant from the Economic and Social Research Council.


Domestic violence reduces likelihood of mothers breastfeeding in developing countries

Mothers who have suffered from domestic violence are substantially less likely to follow recommended breastfeeding practices in low to middle-income countries, a new study shows.

Wed 02 Oct 2019, 08:29 | Tags: research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

£9 million NIHR ARC West Midlands begins research into demands on region’s health services

A research centre that brings together leading expertise from the West Midlands to address some of the most demanding pressures on health services in the region launches today (1 October).

Tue 01 Oct 2019, 12:58 | Tags: research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

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