Neurological Tipping Point Explored in New Study

New research conducted with Swansea University, the University of North Texas, Texas Tech University, Florida Institute of Technology, and Reykjavik University has shed light on the brain activity involved in our ‘tipping-point’, a situation where we switch from approach to avoidance in the presence of threat or danger. Dr Simon Dymond, Reader in Psychology and [...]

By |2016-06-02T12:14:28+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Co-ordinator Relationships ‘Key to Mental Health Recovery,’ Says New Study

A paper has been published highlighting the key results of a major 2016 study which reveals that mental health service users see the relationships with their care coordinators as being central to their recovery and feel that care plans are largely irrelevant. The study, which is published in BioMed Central Psychiatry, was carried out by [...]

By |2016-05-23T09:32:10+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rugby Star Behind New Heart Screening Scheme

A leading heart charity in Wales has secured free heart screening for children and adults throughout Wales thanks to a new partnership with a cardiac diagnostic company based at Swansea University. Welsh Hearts Calonnau Cymru, the charity which provides better access to life-saving defibrillators and CPR training across Wales, has teamed up with Swansea University [...]

By |2016-05-02T11:27:23+00:00April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Largest Ever Study into Obesity Displays Shocking Results

The largest ever obesity study reveals that the world’s obese population has hit 640 million meaning that more than one in ten men and one in seven women across the globe are now obese. The research, co-authored by Professor Gareth Stratton, Head of the Research Centre in Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) at [...]

By |2016-04-10T20:10:07+00:00April 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Swansea University Research Leaders Selected for New Healthcare Group

Health and Care Research Wales has announced the appointment of a new group of Health and Care Research Wales senior research leaders, including a number of staff from Swansea University’s Colleges of Human and Health Science and Swansea University Medical School. Individuals from Swansea, Cardiff and Bangor universities were appointed following a competitive process and [...]

By |2016-03-29T13:08:04+00:00March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Swansea University Receives Share of £167 Million Investment in Doctoral Training

Universities and science minister, Jo Johnson, has announced two major investments in science and engineering research totalling £204 million. Swansea University is one of 40 UK universities that will share £167 million that will support doctoral training over a two-year period, while £37 million will be put into developing the graduate skills, specialist equipment and [...]

By |2016-03-10T23:03:30+00:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Swansea University-Led Study Explores Concerns about Medication Errors

Confusion between look-alike and sound-alike medication names accounts for up to one in four medication errors, threatening patient safety. A Swansea University led team of scientists decided to look into the main reason for this confusion Medication errors are particularly common in intensive care, paediatrics/neonatology, care of older adults, anaesthetics, and obstetrics. Errors can occur [...]

By |2016-02-21T16:18:40+00:00February 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments