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Having a passenger present could improve safety for drivers in semi-autonomous cars

A simulator study shows the presence of a passenger can improve drivers’ focus on the road and help them to decide when manual control is needed in self-driving vehicles, but taking back control is still difficult.

Major trial looks at most effective speech therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease

A major clinical trial, led by experts at the University of Nottingham, has shown the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®) is more effective than the current speech and language therapy provided by the NHS, when treating patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Sorry, not sorry – new book sheds light on the art of politeness

Are politeness standards really declining? A new book from a University of Nottingham academic answers this long-debated question and reveals the important role politeness still plays in our work, relationships and lives.

Nottingham expert awarded prestigious Honorary Fellowship of Royal College of Radiologists

An expert in radiology from the University of Nottingham, whose work has been integral to the NHS breast cancer screening programme, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).

Women scientists get on their soapboxes to inspire next generation

Motor neurone disease, menopause and nutrition are just some of the subjects being covered by women scientists who are taking over Speakers’ Corner in Nottingham to share their knowledge with a series of exciting talks and debate.

Making moo-ves: Sainsbury’s is first retailer to milk the benefits of new AI “vet tech” developed by University of Nottingham spinout

Sainsbury’s has become the first retailer in the world to invest in new AI veterinary technology used to measure and enhance positive animal welfare on dairy farms, which could revolutionise the approach to cattle care.

Breaking down barriers with a new guide to LGBTQ+ language

A glossary of words, defined by young LGBTQ+ people in England, has been created by a University of Nottingham academic, to help people better understand the language used to describe their lives.

New international virtual lab aspires to create gender equity in sport and exercise

A new virtual lab developed by researchers at the University of Nottingham and the University of Manitoba aims to generate new solutions for gender equity in sport and physical activity.

Should employers be able to track your brain data? - researchers explore wearable brain technology at Summer Science exhibition

Would you share your brain data to save money on insurance? Should employers be able to track your brain data? These are some of the questions researchers from the University of Nottingham are asking visitors at this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London, as they explore wearable consumer brain scanners.

Update from University Council

After seven years as President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Nottingham, Professor Shearer West will be stepping down from her position to become the new Vice-Chancellor & President at the University of Leeds in November 2024.
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