Public engagement: Understanding the value of the community in epidemiological research

In March 2018, I took part in a public engagement training course, where I learned about the importance of effective interaction with the public in research. The University is committed to embedding high-quality and innovative public engagement as an integral part of research culture and practice at Oxford. As well as enhancing our reputation as... Continue Reading →

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“Post-lunch dip” and napping

"Eating lunch has really made me feel really tired." "Me too! Perhaps we ate too much or there's something wrong with the food?!" Does this conversation sound familiar? What actually drives the “post-lunch dip” in the early afternoon? First, it would be useful to understand the two-process model of the sleep-wake cycle, which was conceptualised by... Continue Reading →

Getting your first research grant

Project grants and fellowships are what scientists live for, yet research grant applications can seem daunting, especially for students and early post-docs when the process might be completely new. Professor Alan Silman, Professor of Muscoskeletal Health at NDORMS, came to speak to the Early Careers Research Network on the topic of “getting your first research... Continue Reading →

Measuring the double burden of air pollution

In the latest Global Burden of Disease study, ambient and household air pollution* were together ranked the 4th leading risk factors of disease burden (after dietary risks, tobacco smoke and high blood pressure), accounting for 6.5 million premature deaths in 2015. Up to 90% of these deaths occurred in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), many of which are... Continue Reading →

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