Archive for July 22, 2016

Researchers helping create next generation of smart clothing for athletes

University of Salford academics are helping develop state of the art smart clothing enabling athletes to monitor their performance without the need for bulky gadgets. Researchers from our sports science department in the School of Health Sciences have been awarded £165k from Innovate UK to work with Manchester-based company Smartlife, which specialises in smart garment […]


Diagnostic Imaging Early Career Research Scholarships

Dr Claire Mercer and Dr Lucy Walton in the Directorate of Radiography at the University of Salford have both recently been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship; this one-year scheme offers focussed support to promising early career researchers joining the University. Both researchers are using their scholarships to progress research into breast research within […]


University launches construction research centre at industry summit

Research and innovation may play an even greater role in supporting industry post Brexit, a leading professor has told the Construction Summit North. Launching the Centre for Built Environment, Sustainability and Transformation (BEST) at Emirates Old Trafford, Professor Mohammed Arif told 300 industry delegates that the need for research and information was “potentially more fertile” […]


UPRISE Research Fellow discusses urban poverty reduction in Uganda

In the first of a series of blogs about our research on urban poverty in Uganda, Sophie King talks about the project’s inclusive research process and methodology: In January 2016,  a group of us came together to begin a process of co-producing knowledge on how governments can better support the improvement of living standards in […]


We need to talk about research impact (again)

Original post  University of Salford’s Impact Coordinator – Chris Hewson discusses why we need to talk about research impact: Over the last eighteen months, much has been written and said about impact, and how Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can effectively, and efficiently, place themselves on a secure footing in preparation for the next Research Excellence […]


Dr Anthony Ellis Awarded ‘‘Critical Criminology Network book prize’

Congratulations to Criminology and Sociology lecturer Dr Anthony Ellis, who has been awarded the British Society of Criminology’s (BSC) ‘Critical Criminology Network book prize’ for his recently published monograph – Men, Masculinities and Violence: An Ethnographic Study (Routledge). The award, sponsored by Palgrave Macmillan publishers, was presented to Dr Ellis at the British Society of Criminology […]


New Chair of IoP Semiconductor Physics Group

Last week, Professor Stanko Tomic, Chair in Photonics at the University of Salford, was elected a Chair of the IoP Semiconductor Physics Group. Semiconductor physics is one of the major areas of condensed matter science and forms the core of modern solid-state device technology. The Institute of Physics‘ Semiconductor Physics Group was formed in 1982 in response to the need […]


“In the Making” – a Digital Revolution?

A major conference exploring disability and digital fabrication recently took place in the Digital Performance Lab at the University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus. Over 50 delegates representing service users, technical experts, policy makers and leading charities came together to discuss the potential of digital fabrication to support economic, physical and mental well-being.  The free one-day […]


‘Just remember this – in this country they drive on the wrong side of the road’: why we should have expected the referendum result

A week on from the referendum its time to take stock and grapple with a key question: Why was the referendum result such a surprise? Professor Karl Dayson, University of Salford, discusses: Previous referendums around the world tend to drift back to status quo so most experts anticipated a Remain win (guilty as charged here). When […]