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RIS News

Congratulations to Pat Unwin who is to be awarded the Charles N. Reilley Award by SEAC


Pat Unwin has been selected by the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry to receive the 2018 Charles N. Reilley Award. The Award recognizes outstanding research contributions in electroanalytical chemistry and will be presented at a special symposium at Pittcon in Orlando in February next year.

Pat will be the 35th winner of the Award and the first person from the UK to receive it. The Award is given in memory of the renowned US analytical chemist Charles N. Reilley and celebrates scientists whose work advances fundamental understanding in electroanalytical science over empiricism.

Pat's group has made spectacular advances in instrumental electrochemistry in the past few years, developing innovative electrochemical imaging probes to visualise interfacial dynamic processes of wide applicability, from electrocatalysts to living cells.

Mon 04 June 2018, 11:20 | Tags: research

Professor R.John Ellis to be presented with 2019 Centenary Award

Prof R.John EllisProfessor R.John Ellis, an Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences, has been honoured in the Biochemical Society's annual Awards. The awards recognise scientists for the excellence of their work and the impact it has had within the bioscience community and wider society.

Professor Ellis will be presented with the 2019 Centenary Award for his pioneering research on molecular chaperones and their role in protein folding.

Biochemical Society 2019 Award Winners

Mon 04 June 2018, 11:12 | Tags: research

£300,000 of funding available for impact from bioscience research

Thanks to £300,000 of funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) we are launching a number of internal funding opportunities.

Thu 15 March 2018, 16:16 | Tags: research

Shaping the ‘third wave’ of Industrial Strategy Challenge areas

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) is a new fund for Research and Development that was announced as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. It will likely amount to £4.7bn of funding during the period 2017-2018 to 2020-21, and will be managed by UKRI from April 2018.

Tue 06 March 2018, 09:20 | Tags: research

Dr Nikos Zygouras awarded EPSRC Early Career Fellowship

Many congratulations to Dr Nikos Zygouras, Associate Professor (Reader) in the Department of Statistics for obtaining a prestigious EPSRC Early Career Fellowship.

Mon 19 February 2018, 11:32 | Tags: research

Work complete on new WMG battery testing laboratory

We’ve finished our work to install an advanced new battery testing facility next to WMG’s Energy Innovation Centre (EIC).

Mon 12 February 2018, 15:38 | Tags: research

Dr Matthew Jenner awarded BBSRC Future Leader Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Matthew Jenner, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, who has been awarded a BBSRC Future Leader Fellowship.

Fri 09 February 2018, 14:25 | Tags: research

PAIS researchers secure prestigious Leverhulme funding

Researchers from the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) have secured research funding from the prestigious Leverhulme Trust in the form of a Leverhulme Research Project Grant and a Major Research Fellowship.

Mon 15 January 2018, 09:02 | Tags: research

Professor Richard Lilford awarded CBE

Congratulations to Richard Lilford, Professor of Public Health, who has been awarded a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2018 New Year Honours list in recognition of his services to health research.

Thu 04 January 2018, 14:41 | Tags: research

Listen in: Opportunities and challenges in data science research

Catch up on two audio Q and A’s with members of the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science who on a recent visit to campus; delivered a Town Hall meeting, met with Turing Fellows and discussed the Turing’s current and future work with Warwick’s Data Science community.

Thu 04 January 2018, 11:24 | Tags: research

Open session with Professor Philip Nelson CEO of the EPSRC

The University of Warwick is to host an open session in the Oculus with Professor Philip Nelson CEO of the EPSRC on Wednesday 17 January 2018.

Thu 14 December 2017, 13:51 | Tags: research

Government launches new Industrial Strategy white paper

This week the Government launched the ‘Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future’, setting out a long-term vision for how Britain can build on its economic strengths, address its productivity performance, embrace technological change, and boost the earning power of people across the UK.

Tue 28 November 2017, 13:14 | Tags: research

Develop your research skills with new online training

As part of the University’s commitment to the highest ethical standards of research, a new online training course in ‘research integrity’ is now available at

Fri 24 November 2017, 09:20 | Tags: research

Two minutes with: Kate Astbury

Hear from Dr Kate Astbury (School of Modern Languages and Cultures) as she discusses her research, collaboration on public engagement and impact activities, and how research affects teaching.

Wed 23 August 2017, 08:35 | Tags: research

Researchers awarded first round of Warwick impact funding

Researchers from across the university have recently been awarded the first round of Warwick impact funding.

Fri 18 August 2017, 14:00 | Tags: research

Celebrating research excellence at Warwick

As a research led university ranked in the top 10 in the UK we are constantly working to make our research stand out on the global stage by maximising the excellence, impact and contribution of each of our disciplines.

Fri 18 August 2017, 13:59 | Tags: research

Press Releases

Suicide must not appear to be the only escape for some victims of abuse, warns new study

In one of the largest studies of its kind, and the first in the UK, experts from Refuge and the University of Warwick looked at the experiences of more than 3500 of Refuge’s clients with the aim of informing policy and practice in relation to victims of abuse who are at an increased risk of suicide. The report calls for a commitment to sufficient, specialist services, both outreach and refuge, for the survivors of abuse.

Tue 17 July 2018, 11:16 | Tags: Public Affairs, Social Science, women, research, Social Affairs, Law

Warwick ranked 4th in Europe in new Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2018

THE (the Times Higher Education) have announced in their Thursday 12th July 2018 edition, that the University of Warwick has been ranked 4th in Europe in their new Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2018. Only Oxford, Cambridge and the Sorbonne were ranked above Warwick.

Wed 11 July 2018, 23:58 | Tags: University of Warwick, teaching

Enzyme discovery could help in fight against TB

An enzyme structure discovery made by scientists at the University of Warwick could help to eradicate tuberculosis (TB).

Warwick graduate’s community project wins prestigious local award

Canley Pop-Up Café has won the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Outstanding Active Citizens Fund Project Award.

Tue 10 July 2018, 14:32 | Tags: Community and region, alumni, Coventry

Nature’s antifreeze inspires revolutionary bacteria cryopreservation technique

The survival mechanisms of polar fish have led scientists at the University of Warwick to develop of a revolutionary approach to ‘freeze’ bacteria.

Two million pounds awarded to fight disease in East Africa

The University of Warwick has been awarded £2million to tackle the spread of viruses in East Africa.

Peterloo protest songs and poems published together for first time

The authentic voice of nineteenth-century England is captured in a new collection of poems and ballads written in response to the 1819 Peterloo Massacre and shared in defiance of Government censorship.  Dr Alison Morgan's new book highlights the outrage, grief, defiance and resolution felt by labouring-class people in the immediate aftermath of one of the defining events of English political history.

New method discovered to view proteins inside human cells

Scientists at the University of Warwick have created a new way to view proteins that are inside human cells.

Warwick Business School’s Executive MBA ranked in world's top 10

Warwick Business School’s Executive MBA has been ranked in the world’s top 10 by The Economist, making it second in the UK and fourth in Europe. Satisfaction with the course content was rated fifth best in the world by The Economist, with salary increase after graduating and one year later both the second highest in the world.

Tue 03 July 2018, 14:08 | Tags: Warwick Business School, WBS, MBA

Researchers wait over 100 days to see beam of light from first confirmed neutron star merger emerge from behind the sun

A research team led by astronomers at the University of Warwick had to wait over 100 days for the sight of the first of confirmed neutron star merger to remerge from behind the glare of the sun.

UK sharing economy usage rises by 60 per cent

Users of the sharing economy in the UK have grown by 60 per cent in 18 months, a new survey has found. Warwick Business School academics also found that 23 per cent of the UK population use sharing economy services more than once a month and that the more educated you are the more likely you are to be paying for the likes of Uber and Airbnb.

Mon 02 July 2018, 12:40 | Tags: Warwick Business School, WBS, Business, Business Members

War, lack of democracy and urbanisation contribute to double burden of malnutrition in adolescents in developing countries

A new study from the University of Warwick blames macro-level factors for the double burden of malnutrition among adolescents in developing countries. The double burden of malnutrition refers to the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity, or diet-related noncommunicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

Wed 27 June 2018, 11:43 | Tags: Health, diabetes, children, medicine, research, WMS, parenting, Health and Medicine

Local organisations join forces to support business training needs

The University of Warwick is one of the leading Coventry and Warwickshire organisations joining together on a major project to support businesses across the region with education and training.

Mon 25 June 2018, 14:37 | Tags: University of Warwick, SMEs, Business, Education

New report says UK electric vehicle battery industry could be worth £2.7 billion per year for UK chemical companies

A new report published today Monday 25th June 2108 shows that UK companies are well-placed to supply valuable materials needed for batteries to be built in UK – a potential £2.7 billion per year business opportunity. The report commissioned by WMG at the University of Warwick, was launched to the Chemical Industry Association at the Chemistry Growth Partnership meeting in London, chaired by Steve Foots, Chief Executive of Croda, and attended by Richard Harrington MP.

Mon 25 June 2018, 12:37 | Tags: WMG, Engineering, Business, Chemistry, electric vehicles, Business Members

Warwick graduates in top 10 for highest earnings in over a dozen subjects

The government’s 2018 Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset has found that in over a dozen subjects University of Warwick graduates are ranked 6th in the UK for high earnings five years after graduation.

Fri 22 June 2018, 11:37 | Tags: University of Warwick, Ranking

Alzheimer’s breakthrough: brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed

Alzheimer’s disease could be better treated, thanks to a breakthrough discovery of the properties of the metals in the brain involved in the progression of the neurodegenerative condition, by an international research collaboration including the University of Warwick.

Thu 21 June 2018, 13:05 | Tags: Health, Engineering, Sciences

Suppressed Shakespeare speech revived for Refugee Week

A short film, supported by the University of Warwick and involving Professor Tony Howard, is being released as part of Refugee Week (18th -24th June) has taken as its starting point a speech thought to be written by William Shakespeare over 400 years ago.

Thu 21 June 2018, 12:11 | Tags: Refugees, Shakespeare, English

Breaking down the barriers to employment for military spouses and partners

Nearly one in five military spouses or partners want to work but can’t get a job because of the unique challenges presented by military life, according to a new study by the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research and QinetiQ for the Army Families Federation.

First Warwick behavioural science summit inspires international audience

World Bank Senior Behavioural Scientist Nina Mazar was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Warwick Behavioural Science Summit, attended by about 200 delegates from the academic community, the civil service, and industry. The Summit was created and organised by the student-run Warwick Behavioural Insights Team (WBIT), with academic support from Professor Daniel Read, Professor of Behavioural Science, and funding from the University of Warwick’s Behavioural Science Global Research Priority.

Boost for female engineers: Warwick partners with Women’s Engineering Society

Female Engineers of the present and future are to be better encouraged, supported and developed, as the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering has become an official Education Partner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).

Tue 19 June 2018, 11:24 | Tags: women, Engineering, Athena Swan